Physiology IA

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physiology IA

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    6 units of credit from level 1 Biology, and 6 units of credit of level 1 Chemistry, and 6 units of credit from level 1 math

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course introduces fundamental physiological principles, from basic cellular function in terms of chemical and physical principles to the operation and interaction of body systems. The ares of physiology covered in this unit are excitable tissues, the cardiovascular system, blood and neuroscience. The unit includes a substantial series of practical class experiments on these different areas of physiology. This subject is taken by students enrolled in any of the Physiology programs.
    Note: Students intending to major in Physiology or Pharmacology should note that prerequisites can only be waived at the discretion of the Head of Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. Biochemistry is highly recommended for a major in Physiology and essential for a major in Pharmacology.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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