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.
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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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WorkloadThree lectures per week and one two-hour tutorial per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7829||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|