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BIO3201 Extreme Physiology and Pharmacology

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite: BIO2118


This course is designed to extend student learning in the field of physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. The course will build upon the knowledge and skills gained from studying Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (BIO1203), Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (BIO1206) and other physiology and pharmacology courses. Students integrate and apply this knowledge in the context of extreme physiological and pharmacological conditions including the effects of spaceflight on the human body and mechanisms of action of performance enhancing drugs and other interventions. Students will also further develop their abilities to discuss, interpret and critically analyse important medical issues. The critical thinking skills developed by this course will also prepare students for a higher degree in research, future study in postgraduate courses, such as medicine, as well as preparing students to enter the workforce.

Extreme Physiology and Pharmacology will provide an insight into the effects of extreme physiological and pharmacological stress on the body, including that exerted by extreme environments, exercise, drugs and certain clinical conditions. It will also include the exploration of current research into extreme physiological conditions and cutting-edge pharmacological approaches to combat these.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023