BIOMO204-19B (HAM)

Cell and Organ Physiology in Health and Disease

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper integrates basic cell physiology, histology and organ‐based physiology, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the structure‐function relationships in physiological processes. Intercellular communication, tissue/organ structure and systems physiology will be discussed in the context of health and disease.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures and practicals. Attendance at laboratories is essential unless absence has been agreed with the Paper Convenor. Attendance at lectures is strongly recommended: lectures have been blocked to 3-h sessions to enable presentations and discussions by students; Panopto recordings should be considered as a supplementary material rather than a substitute for lectures, as they may not capture, for example, a full scope of question-answer sessions or diagrams drawn on the board.

Important note for international students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

The manual for practicals will be posted on Moodle prior to each session and must be printed and brought to a relevant lab.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of membrane physiology and intercellular communication.
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  • Demonstrate a knowledge of tissue structure and an ability to recognize select tissue/cell types in microscopic preparations.
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  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of key developmental processes in tissue/organ formation.
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  • Demonstrate a knowledge of basic physiological processes governing neural, neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, immune, renal, and digestive systems; functioning and an ability to link these processes with cell/tissue structure

    and intercellular communication.

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  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how disturbance of physiological processes impacts a health status of the organism.
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Assessment

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Course work will consist of two theory tests (30%), two practical tests (10%) and a presentation (10%). Attendance at practicals is essential.

The dates indicated for written assessment procedures will normally be adhered to. Presentation dates will be assigned at the beginning of the course. Any changes to the dates will be made in consultation with the class at least one week prior to the original date.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Theory test 1
12 Aug 2019
2:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Theory test 2
7 Oct 2019
2:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Practical test 1
8 Aug 2019
No set time
5
  • In Class: In Lab
4. Practical test 2
19 Sep 2019
No set time
5
  • In Class: In Lab
5. Presentation
3 Oct 2019
No set time
10
  • Presentation: In Class
6. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Martini “Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology” (Prentice Hall) 9th edition (2012)

QP34.5.M27 – recommended text.

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access pdfs of lecture notes and powerpoints, lecture recordings, and assessment materials.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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Contact hours: lectures 3 hours per week; labs 3 hours every other week (students select one stream).

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: BIOMO101 or BIOL101 or HPSCI101 or SPLS103.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: BIOL235

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