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BIO2118 Systems Physiology and Pharmacology

Units : 1
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
Version produced : 25 March 2023


Pre-requisite: BIO1203
Co-requisite: STA2300 or STA1003


Physiology and pharmacology are two core disciplines of biomedical science and this course is the first of five courses in the Biomedical Sciences program that will extend students’ knowledge of physiology gained from BIO1203, BIO1204 and BIO1206 and present them with the major concepts of pharmacology. Systems Physiology and Pharmacology will focus on the cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary and central nervous systems. These systems are crucial to the normal functioning of the human body and there are many drugs that are used in the treatment of disease and dysfunction in these systems.

In some disciplines, students need to demonstrate competency before they can progress further in their studies. Competency involves the application skills and knowledge to a particular standard performance. Students need to pass all competency-based assessments in a course and reach a total of 50% to be awarded a passing grade. Competency Assessment Items are identified in the course specification.

This course builds on the first-year foundational knowledge obtained in BIO1203, BIO1204 and BIO1206 by providing further learning in the physiology and pharmacology of the cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary and central nervous systems. This will prepare students to undertake further advanced studies in subsequent courses.

This course contains a mandatory 2-day residential school for both external and on-campus students. Students who do not attend this residential school will be unable to submit their assessment.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 External
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 25 March 2023