BIOMO504-21B (HAM)

Biomedical Physiology

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Science
Biomedical, Molecular and Cellular Biology


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Paper Description

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This 15 point paper examines how physiology research findings are applied in the biomedical and agricultural setting. University-, hospital- and industry-based lecturers contribute to this class helping students develop an understanding of the application of physiological knowledge and principles to commercial and medical technologies.

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Paper Structure

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This course is taught by seminars that comprise in-depth analyses of literature on specified applied topics in the physiology of animals.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Discuss selected topics in applied physiology, prepare written reports and oral presentations. We will focus on mechanisms of lactation, reward, mental processing, social interactions and muscle physiology.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Essay 1
6 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
  • Email: Convenor
2. Essay 2
15 Oct 2021
11:30 PM
  • Email: Convenor
3. Presentation
11 Oct 2021
No set time
  • In Class: In Lecture
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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Required Readings

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None – reading material for each seminar will be provided approximately 1 week before the seminar. These will usually be provided in the seminar or on Moodle.
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page ( where you will be able to access pdfs of lecture notes and powerpoints, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

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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150 hours comprising 20 hours seminars, 30 hours on assignments, 100 hours independent reading and exam prep.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Restricted papers: BIOL574 and BIOL575

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