Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Click on an offering mode for more details.

Unit Overview

Description

The modules in this unit equip the students with knowledge relating to fundamental medical sciences in preparation for understanding the normal and pathological structures and processes in podiatry. It provides a high challenge, high support educational environment. It encourages deeper understanding and learning and helps students cross the threshold from undergraduate to postgraduate. It also provides a transformative educational environment.

Credit
6 points
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) describe the biology of animal and microbial cells; (2) understand cellular physiology; (3) explain the essentials of histology; (4) describe the anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular system; (5) describe the anatomy and physiology of somatosensation; (6) describe the anatomy of pain pathways and the physiology of pain and nociception; and (7) describe the anatomy and physiology of motor control.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) mid-semester examination; (2) end-of-semester theory examination; and (3) end-of-semester practical examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Christina Bojarski
Unit rules
Co-requisites
DENT4102 Anatomy and Physiology for Dentistry.
DENT4103 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry.
DENT4104 Introduction to Research and Preventive Dentistry
Approved quota: 56—domestic (50) and international (6). For school leavers—rural (3), Metropolitan Pathway (3), Indigenous (3), high academic achievement (5), international (3). For graduates—rural (2), Metropolitan Pathway (2), Indigenous (2), international (3), graduates (30).
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours (for 13 weeks)
labs: 2 hours (for 8 weeks)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.