An exploration of cardiovascular and respiratory function and integration. Examples taken from health and disease (exercise, cardiovascular/lung disease and sleep apnea) to illustrate the principles of function and integration.
PHSL 232 will build on and extend the cardiovascular and respiratory system topics of HUBS 192.
|Paper title||Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,680.00|
- HUBS 191 and HUBS 192 and two of BIOC 192, CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
- PHSL 251, PHCY 251, PHTY 251, MELS 251
- Recommended Preparation
- PHSL 231
- Schedule C
- Essential for Physiology and Functional Human Biology majors
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Physiology's website
- Teaching staff
- Course Convener: Dr Regis Lamberts
Lecturers: Dr Regis Lamberts, Associate Professor Pat Cragg, Associate Professor Rajesh Katare and Professor Alison Heather
Note: The teaching staff list may be updated. See the 'More information' link above for details.
- Paper Structure
- The lecture blocks will focus on:
- Structure and specialised function of the heart and vasculature network
- The respiratory system
- Integration of cardiovascular and respiratory control during exercise
- Understanding the pathophysiology of diseases associated with the cardiovascular system
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Different phases of the cardiac cycle
- Control of blood flow
- Determinants of ventilator control
- Assessing lung function
- Cardio-respiratory responses to exercise
- Internal assessment (30%) comprises two evening progress tests
- 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.
- Berne & Levy "Physiology" sixth edition updated, 2010.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology of cardiovascular and respiratory systems
- Mastered recording of various human physiological parameters
- Developed an understanding of ethics in physiology