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PHSL251 Physiology (for Human Nutrition/Dietetics)

Further examination of the function of major organ systems of the human body, with relevance to the practice of human nutrition and dietetics.

PHSL 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 human nutrition and dietetics.

Paper title Physiology (for Human Nutrition/Dietetics)
Paper code PHSL251
Subject Physiology
EFTS 0.1750
Points 21 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,187.73
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,250.00

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Prerequisite
HUBS 191 and HUBS 192 and two of BIOC 192, CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
Restriction
(PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233), PHTY 251, MELS 251, PHCY 251
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Only available to students majoring in Human Nutrition.
Teaching staff
Prof 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 Human Nutrition majors intending to enrol in dietetics
Contact
Course Convener: Professor Brian Hyland
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 and case study (diabetic neuropathy)
  • Cardiac cycle and case study
  • Respiratory control and case study
  • Kidney and gut and case study (vitamin B12 deficiency)
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: http://phsl.otago.ac.nz/undergraduates.php
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 one stream from
A1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 18, 20, 22
A2 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 17, 19, 21

Further examination of the function of major organ systems of the human body, with relevance to the practice of human nutrition and dietetics.

PHSL 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 human nutrition and dietetics.

Paper title Physiology (for Human Nutrition/Dietetics)
Paper code PHSL251
Subject Physiology
EFTS 0.1750
Points 21 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,211.53
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,460.00

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Prerequisite
HUBS 191 and HUBS 192 and two of BIOC 192, CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
Restriction
(PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233), PHTY 251, MELS 251, PHCY 251
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Only available to students majoring in Human Nutrition.
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.
Eligibility
Essential for Human Nutrition majors intending to enrol in dietetics
Contact
Teaching fellow coordinator: Kristi Mungure
Teaching staff
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 and case study (diabetic neuropathy)
  • Cardiac cycle and case study
  • Respiratory control and case study
  • Kidney and gut and case study (vitamin B12 deficiency)
Teaching Arrangements
Four lectures each week and five 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 Course outline.

^ 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
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 one stream from
A1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 18, 20, 22
A2 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21