- Code MEDN6001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Medical Science
- Areas of interest Medicine, Physiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Science, Health
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This course is designed to introduce the principles of medical physiology and pharmacology. Topics have been selected to illustrate key scientific principles that underpin the normal function of the healthy human body. Students will be introduced to the major drug classes that act upon important physiological processes. Online learning activities, laboratory demonstrations and practical exercises will be used to illustrate methodologies used to investigate the health of important body systems. Small group workshops will be used to introduce students to historical and current scientific literature related to concepts learned in the course.
This course is co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Discuss the relationship between structure and function in organ systems, with an emphasis on the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and endocrine systems;
- Discuss the hypothalamo-pituitary axis and its role in regulation of homeostasis;
- Describe the roles of organs and tissues in homeostasis;
- Describe and apply principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics;
- Identify key targets for pharmacological intervention in the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and endocrine systems;
- Describe the research methods and outcomes from selected scientific publications related to the course curriculum;
- Effectively communicate scientific information in written and oral formats.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Online exercises 4 x 5%; LO 1-5
- Group PBL portfolio 10%; LO 1-6
- Laboratory reports, 10%; LO 1-5
- Exam 40%; LO 1-5
- Oral presentation 20%; LO 6,7
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Workload2 hours face to face plus 1 hour of online learning activities / week, plus 6 x laboratory and 6 x small group workshops on alternating weeks.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsMedical Physiology, 3rd Edition Boron & Boulpaep Print Book ISBN :9781455743773 eBook ISBN : 9781455733286
Rang & Dale's Pharmacology, 8th Edition Print Book ISBN :9780702053627 eBook ISBN :9780702054976
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4579||25 Feb 2019||04 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019||31 May 2019||In Person||N/A|