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MELS251 Physiology (for BMLSc)

Further examination of the function of major organ systems of the human body, with relevance to the practice of medical laboratory science.

MELS 251 will build on and extend your understanding of the physiology of the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal system topics that you were introduced to in HUBS 191 and HUBS 192. The laboratories are designed to complement the practice of medical laboratory science.

Paper title Physiology (for BMLSc)
Paper code MELS251
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.1660
Points 21 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,302.44
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,843.20

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Restriction
(PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233) or PHSL 251
Limited to
BMLSc
Contact
Course Convener: Professor Brian Hyland
Teaching staff
Professor Brian Hyland, Associate Professor Fiona McDonald, Professor Colin Brown, Dr Phil Heyward, Associate Professor Phil Sheard, Dr Pete Jones, Dr Daryl Schwenke, Dr Andrew Bahn, Dr Steven Condliffe
Eligibility
Essential for the Medical Laboratory Science programme
Paper Structure
51 lectures on topics including:
  • Body composition
  • Nerve
  • Muscle
  • Somatic and special senses
  • Pain
  • Higher brain functions
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiration
  • Kidney
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Exercise
  • Temperature regulation
Five laboratories, including self-directed clinical case studies:
  • Cell physiology
  • Nerve and muscle physiology
  • Cardiac cycle
  • Respiratory control
  • Kidney and gut
Teaching Arrangements
4 lectures each week and 5 laboratory sessions, usually on alternate weeks (check timetable to confirm laboratory dates).
Textbooks
Widmaier, Raff, Strang: Vander's "Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function," 13th edn, McGraw Hill, Inc., New York, 2014.
Course outline
See the Department of Physiology website
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of body systems.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-22
AND
C1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
AND
E1 Friday 09:00-09:50 9-14, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 18, 20, 22

Further examination of the function of major organ systems of the human body, with relevance to the practice of medical laboratory science.

MELS 251 will build on and extend your understanding of the physiology of the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal system topics that you were introduced to in HUBS 191 and HUBS 192. The laboratories are designed to complement the practice of medical laboratory science.

Paper title Physiology (for BMLSc)
Paper code MELS251
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.1660
Points 21 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
(PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233) or PHSL 251
Limited to
BMLSc, BHealSc
Eligibility
Essential for the Medical Laboratory Science programme
Contact
Course Convener: Associate Professor Fiona McDonald
Teaching staff
Professor Brian Hyland, Associate Professor Fiona McDonald, Professor Colin Brown, Dr Phil Heyward, Associate Professor Phil Sheard, Dr Pete Jones, Dr Daryl Schwenke, Dr Andrew Bahn, Dr Steven Condliffe
Paper Structure
51 lectures on topics including:
  • Body composition
  • Nerve
  • Muscle
  • Somatic and special senses
  • Pain
  • Higher brain functions
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiration
  • Kidney
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Exercise
  • Temperature regulation
Five laboratories, including self-directed clinical case studies:
  • Cell physiology
  • Nerve and muscle physiology
  • Cardiac cycle
  • Respiratory control
  • Kidney and gut
Teaching Arrangements
4 lectures each week and 5 laboratory sessions, usually on alternate weeks (check timetable to confirm laboratory dates).
Textbooks
Widmaier, Raff, Strang: Vander's "Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function," 14th edn, McGraw Hill, Inc., New York, 2016.
Course outline
See the Department of Physiology website
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of body systems.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
AND
B1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
AND
C1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
AND
E1 Friday 09:00-09:50 9-12, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 18, 20, 22