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PHSL231 Neurophysiology

The mechanisms by which the nervous system integrates sensory information from the environment and co-ordinates the body’s responses at whole organism, cellular and molecular levels.

PHSL 231 will build on and extend the nervous system topics of HUBS 191.

Paper title Neurophysiology
Paper code PHSL231
Subject Physiology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
HUBS 191 and three of BIOC 192, (BIOL 112 or HUBS 192), CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
Restriction
PHSL 251, PHCY 251, PHTY 251, MELS 251
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
Essential for Physiology, Functional Human Biology and Neuroscience majors
Contact
phsl.231-2-3@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Convener: Dr Phil Heyward
Lecturers: Associate Professor Ruth Empson
Associate Professor Fiona McDonald
Professor Colin Brown
Dr Phil Heyward
Associate Professor Phil Sheard
Dr Alex Tups
Paper Structure
The lecture blocks will focus on:
  • Cellular neurophysiology
  • Cellular communication
  • Neurophysiology of the musculoskeletal system
  • Systems neurophysiology
  • Special senses
  • Neuroendocrinology
Six laboratories will give you skills in a range of techniques:
  • Introduction to physiological recording
  • Nerve action potential and conduction
  • Skeletal muscle contraction
  • Introduction to physiological recording using the finger pulse transducer, electroencephalogram (EEG) and the visual evoked potential (VEP)
  • Vision
  • Taste, smell, hearing and vestibular function
Assessment:
  • Internal assessment (30%) comprises two evening progress tests, each worth 15%
  • Final examination comprises 70% of the final grade
Teaching Arrangements
You will attend 2 or 3 lectures each week and a laboratory session on alternate weeks; please check your timetable as the 'week' of your lab may change after the Easter break.
Textbooks
Koeppen & Stanton, Berne & Levy's "Physiology" sixth edition updated., Mosby, 2010.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology of the central and peripheral neural systems
  • Mastered recording of various human physiological parameters
  • Developed an understanding of ethics in physiology

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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
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-22
AND
M1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P2 Thursday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
P3 Friday 14:00-16:50 11, 13-14, 18, 20, 22
P4 Thursday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
P5 Monday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21

The mechanisms by which the nervous system integrates sensory information from the environment and co-ordinates the body’s responses at whole organism, cellular and molecular levels.

PHSL 231 will build on and extend the nervous system topics of HUBS 191.

Paper title Neurophysiology
Paper code PHSL231
Subject Physiology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 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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Prerequisite
HUBS 191 and three of BIOC 192, (BIOL 112 or HUBS 192), CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
Restriction
PHSL 251, PHCY 251, PHTY 251, MELS 251
Schedule C
Science
Course outline
See PHSL231 blackboard site.
Eligibility
Essential for Physiology, Functional Human Biology and Neuroscience majors
Contact
phsl.231-2-3@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Convener: Dr Phil Heyward
Lecturers: Associate Professor Ruth Empson
Associate Professor Fiona McDonald
Professor Colin Brown
Dr Phil Heyward
Associate Professor Phil Sheard
Dr Alex Tups
Paper Structure
The lecture blocks will focus on:
  • Cellular neurophysiology
  • Cellular communication
  • Neurophysiology of the musculoskeletal system
  • Systems neurophysiology
  • Special senses
  • Neuroendocrinology
Six laboratories will give you skills in a range of techniques:
  • Introduction to physiological recording
  • Nerve action potential and conduction
  • Skeletal muscle contraction
  • Introduction to physiological recording using the finger pulse transducer, electroencephalogram (EEG) and the visual evoked potential (VEP)
  • Vision
  • Taste, smell, hearing and vestibular function
Assessment:
  • Internal assessment (30%) comprises two evening progress tests, each worth 15%
  • Final examination comprises 70% of the final grade
Teaching Arrangements
You will attend 2 or 3 lectures each week and a laboratory session on alternate weeks; please check your timetable as the 'week' of your lab may change after the Easter break.
Textbooks
Koeppen & Stanton, Berne & Levy's "Physiology" sixth edition updated., Mosby, 2010.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology of the central and peripheral neural systems
  • Mastered recording of various human physiological parameters
  • Developed an understanding of ethics in physiology

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
AND
M1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22
P2 Thursday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22
P3 Friday 14:00-16:50 9, 11, 16, 18, 20, 22
P4 Thursday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21
P5 Monday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21