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BIO2218 Concepts in Endocrinology

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: BIO2118


Endocrinology is the study of the structure and function of hormones and their mode of action in the body. The endocrine system has a role in regulating all the body's organ systems and an understanding of the nature of this system as well as how it is targeted by pharmacological interventions is key to the study of biomedical science.

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 assessments in a course and reach a total passing of 50% to be awarded a passing grade. Competency Assessment Items are identified in the course specification.

The course will explore the structure and function of the gastrointestinal tract and the endocrine system in greater depth than BIO1203 and BIO1206 and build upon the pharmacology introduced in BIO2118 by explaining the mechanisms of action of common pharmacological agents on the endocrine system and in the gastrointestinal tract. The residential school component of this course will enable the student to perform hormone-based assays including the analysis of the data generated.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for both external and on-campus students. Student non-compliance with the attendance requirement will mean the student cannot pass the course.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 External
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 25 March 2023