- Code BIOL6174
- Unit Value 6 units
This course deals with the basic physiology of cells, with a particular emphasis on human disease and functioning of the nervous system. It covers the following topics: cell renewal and death; cell structure and function; membrane channels and transporters and their roles in nutrient uptake, ion homeostasis and drug resistance; the role of ion channels in the excitability of the nervous system; diseases involving ion channel defects; ion channel blockers as local anaesthetics and as agents for the treatment of neuropathologies; diseases arising from transporter defects; communication between cells - tight junctions and specialised synapses of the nervous system; fast and slow signal transduction; growth factor signalling; insulin secretion; receptor-mediated endocytosis.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of the course students would be expected to be able to
1) demonstrate knowledge about, and understandingof, cellular physiology;
2) apply this knowledge to analysis of experimental data and use of relevant methodology;
3) interpret, synthesise and critically analyse published literature, at a graduate level, in the area of cellular physiology.
Indicative AssessmentPostgraduate assessment: Class tutorial test 1 (10%), Class tutorial test 2 & 3 (16%), Talk (16%), Final Exam (42%)
Undergraduate assessment: Three in class tutorial tests (each 15%), seminar presentation (15%) and final exam (40%).
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Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7576||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|