Further examination of the function of major organ systems of the human body, with relevance to the practice of pharmacy.
PHCY 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 pharmacy.
|Paper title||Physiology (for BPharm)|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,043.52|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,854.50|
- (PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233) or PHSL 251
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- Course Convenor is Professor Brian Hyland, email@example.com
- 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
- Teaching Arrangements
- Assessment includes two 1-hour multichoice progress tests during the semester, a similar multichoice test during the final examination timeslot and a 2-hour short-notes written examination. Students must pass the short notes component of the assessment to pass the paper as a whole. All topics and modules are examined, including case- and experiment-based material from lab classes.
- Paper Structure
- Lecture topics include:
- Body composition
- Somatic and special senses
- Higher brain functions
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Temperature regulation
- Cell physiology
- Cardiac cycle
Students are given study topics and are expected to prepare material in their own time before coming to the laboratory. In all cases, topics build upon and require prior knowledge of material taught in HUBS 191 and 192.
- Widmaier, Raff, Strang: Vander's "Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function," 13th edn, McGraw Hill, Inc., New York, 2014.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Acquired a deep and coherent and knowledge in physiology and the ability to apply that knowledge to a wide range of clinical situations