University of Technology Sydney

91703 Physiological Systems

6cp; 2hpw (lecture, online), 1hpw (weeks 3, 8, 12, tutorial, online)
Requisite(s): 91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject extends the knowledge and understanding of cellular elements of the body that were introduced in 91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology. It provides a basic understanding of cell membrane electrophysiology and cellular transport processes in normal cell physiology; the importance of ion channels generally in cell physiology and the application of ion channels to nanotechnology; and the role of ion channels in the physiology of the cardiovascular system and as sensory receptors in the transduction of different forms of energy by the sense organs. The importance of ion channels is further elucidated by the study of ion channelopathies, e.g. cystic fibrosis.

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Autumn session, City campus

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