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PHSL233 Cellular, Gastrointestinal and Renal Physiology

The epithelial and integrative functions of the gastrointestinal and renal systems of the human body will be examined at the cellular and molecular levels. Examples of pathophysiological conditions will be highlighted.

PHSL 233 builds on and extends the renal/urinary and gastrointestinal system topics of HUBS 192.

Paper title Cellular, Gastrointestinal and Renal Physiology
Paper code PHSL233
Subject Physiology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
HUBS 191 and HUBS 192 and two of BIOC 192, CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
Restriction
PHSL 251, PHCY 251, PHTY 251, MELS 251
Recommended Preparation
PHSL 231
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
Essential for Physiology, and Functional Human Biology majors
Contact
phsl.231-2-3@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Convener: Dr Pete Jones
Lecturers: Dr Pete Jones, Associate Professor Fiona McDonald, Dr Andrew Bahn and Dr Martin Fronius

Note: the teaching staff list will be updated. See the 'more information' link above for details.
Paper Structure
The lecture blocks will focus on:
  • Cellular physiology
  • Introduction to epithelia
  • Cellular communication in epithelia
  • Epithelial polarity and protein trafficking
  • Renal system
  • Gastrointestinal system
Six laboratories will give you skills in a range of techniques:
  • Passive movement of solutes through cell membranes
  • Glucose transport into everted sacs of the small intestine
  • The properties of epithelia
  • Renal function
  • DNA analysis of the ENaC and ROMK1 genes
  • Smooth muscle contraction
Teaching Arrangements
You will attend 2 or 3 lectures each week and a laboratory session on alternate weeks.
Textbooks
Berne & Levy "Physiology" sixth edition updated, 2010.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology of the renal and gastrointestinal systems and some pathophysiological conditions that affect epithelial tissues
  • Mastered skills to study epithelial characteristics
  • Developed an understanding of ethics in physiology

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
M1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P2 Thursday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P3 Friday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40

The epithelial and integrative functions of the gastrointestinal and renal systems of the human body will be examined at the cellular and molecular levels. Examples of pathophysiological conditions will be highlighted.

PHSL 233 builds on and extends the renal/urinary and gastrointestinal system topics of HUBS 192.

Paper title Cellular, Gastrointestinal and Renal Physiology
Paper code PHSL233
Subject Physiology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second 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.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
HUBS 191 and HUBS 192 and two of BIOC 192, CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
Restriction
PHSL 251, PHCY 251, PHTY 251, MELS 251
Recommended Preparation
PHSL 231
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
Essential for Physiology, and Functional Human Biology majors
Contact
phsl.231-2-3@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Convener: Dr Pete Jones
Lecturers: Dr Pete Jones, Associate Professor Fiona McDonald, Dr Andrew Bahn and Dr Martin Fronius

Note: the teaching staff list will be updated. See the 'more information' link above for details.
Paper Structure
The lecture blocks will focus on:
  • Cellular physiology
  • Introduction to epithelia
  • Cellular communication in epithelia
  • Epithelial polarity and protein trafficking
  • Renal system
  • Gastrointestinal system
Six laboratories will give you skills in a range of techniques:
  • Passive movement of solutes through cell membranes
  • Glucose transport into everted sacs of the small intestine
  • The properties of epithelia
  • Renal function
  • DNA analysis of the ENaC and ROMK1 genes
  • Smooth muscle contraction
Assessment:
  • 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.
Textbooks
Berne & Levy "Physiology" sixth edition updated, 2010.
Course outline
View course outline for PHSL 233
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology of the renal and gastrointestinal systems and some pathophysiological conditions that affect epithelial tissues
  • Mastered skills to study epithelial characteristics
  • Developed an understanding of ethics in physiology

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
M1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P2 Thursday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
P3 Friday 14:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40