Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.
- Tissues and organs/Anatomical nomenclature
- Kidneys & water balance
- Immune system
- Locomotion / Muscle
- The nervous system
- The endocrine organs
- Sex & reproduction
- Hormones & reproduction
- Printable format materials
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- AttendanceDetails - Mandatory Practicals of five half days in Melbourne
This subject is an introduction to animal structure and function. It provides an overview of the structure, function and reproduction of the vertebrates, with emphasis on humans. Topics include: the physiology of muscles; nerves; digestion; respiration; excretion; circulation; reproduction; and endocrine systems. A brief overview of methods for histological preparation of tissues for microscopic examination will be provided. Practical components include understanding cells and tissues and vertebrate dissections (fish, amphibians, birds and mammals). Physiology computer simulations are undertaken in students own time with an open book/fixed time examination during the practical week.
A pass mark in the final exam is not a hurdle. Attendance at the practicals is the hurdle.
Please note the dates below for the compulsory requirements for this subject to attend laboratory classes at RMIT University's City Campus in central Melbourne:
2019, Study Period 3:
- Nov 18 - 22, 2019 1:30pm - 5:30pm*
*More details will be provided at the commencement of the relevant Study Period and available on Blackboard.
- Lecture Test (20%)
- Invigilated exam (40%)
- Laboratory practicals (24%)
- PhysioEx Computer simulation (16%)
Textbook information is pending.