Lectures and practicals
There will be two lectures each week. Because of the need for social distancing there can sadly be no on-campus lectures for Systems Physiology this semester. Each week's lectures will be made available through ECHO on the iLearn site by 10am Monday at the start of each week of semester.
For external students practical classes will be offered as blocks in weeks 2 and 8 of the semester. These will also operate remotely and be accessible online. . When you enroll in the unit you will be assigned to one of these sessions for your practical class. Zoom links will be added to iLearn and it is important that you attend the online practical in your allotted time so that we can balance the student load across the classes.
You will find online lectures in ECHO on an “Introduction to Neurophysiology” and the “Autonomic Nervous System”. The background information contained in these lectures is required for understanding of concepts introduced in BIOL2220 so it is essential that all students who have not completed BIOL257 study these lectures in week one. These lectures will also be a helpful revision tool for students who have completed BIOL257.
Unit Material and Textbooks
The textbook for this unit is “Principals of Human Physiology” by Cindy L Stanfield, published by Pearson. You can subscribe to the new digital version (6th addition) at
and you do not need MyLab/Mastering.
Your iLearn site will contain everything you need for this course, including discussion forums and class announcements. You should check this site regularly. You should also check your university email regularly for important announcements.
Past exam papers, and the final exam in 2021
The final exam will take place on-campus unless further instructions are given that it should run online. To help you prepare for the final exam you may wish to look at past exam papers. These can be accessed from the library using this link.
Note that the structure of the exam in 2021 will be similar to, but not identical to previous years.