ANHB5451 Human Biology for Medical Physicists

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit covers three major topics: (1) human cellular biology; (2) human structure and function; and (3) human genetics.
Students are able to (1) become familiar with the structures and functions of cells, tissues, organs and systems; (2) develop an understanding of the relationships between cells and their interactions with the environment; and (3) gain an understanding of human genetics including the role of DNA, developmental processes, Mendelian genetics and the broad organisation of the human genome.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) continuous assessment and (2) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Pejman Rowshan Farzad
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Medical Physics (51630)
the Master of Physics (Medical Physics specialisation) (53560)
honours in Physics
Contact hours
practical classes: 1 x 1.5 hours per fortnight

Saladin, K. Anatomy and Physiology: the Unity of Form and Function, 7th edn: McGraw-Hill 2014 (older editions are suitable)

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