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PHSL344 Cardiovascular Physiology

The cardiovascular system during health and disease at molecular, cellular and system levels. Themes are based on research areas of teaching staff.

This paper focuses on cardiovascular function in disease and vascular control and dysfunction in skeletal muscle.

Paper title Cardiovascular Physiology
Paper code PHSL344
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
PHSL 232
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
One of five 300-level papers for Physiology majors
Optional paper for Functional Human Biology and Drugs and Human Health majors.
Contact
rajesh.katare@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Convener: Associate Professor Rajesh Katare
Lecturers: Dr Jeff Erickson, Dr Pete Jones and Dr Regis Lamberts

Note: The teaching staff list will be updated. See the 'more information' link above for details.
Paper Structure
The paper will be taught as four modules, each of 6-7 lectures with 4 experimental laboratory sessions. Additional laboratory sessions will focus on research presentations and future postgraduate research options. Lecture topics include physiological, cellular and molecular regulation of cardiovascular function, with specific focus on:
  • Autonomic control and diabetes
  • Signalling in the cardiovascular system
  • Reperfusion injury and role of microRNAs in the cardiovascular system
  • Cellular mechanisms of cardiac and skeletal muscle disease
Assessment consists of internal assessment (lab reports, lab test and an oral presentation) and a 3-hour final exam. A mark of at least 45% in the final exam must be attained to pass the paper as a whole.
Teaching Arrangements
You will attend two lectures each week and two 4-hour laboratory sessions every second week (alternating with PHSL 343).
Textbooks
Original research articles
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Acquired in-depth knowledge and understanding of the physiology of the cardiovascular system in normal and pathophysiological conditions
  • Developed skills in a variety of physiological techniques related to the cardiovascular system
  • Developed oral and written scientific communication skills

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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 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41

The cardiovascular system during health and disease at molecular, cellular and system levels. Themes are based on research areas of teaching staff.

This paper focuses on cardiovascular function in disease and vascular control and dysfunction in skeletal muscle.

Paper title Cardiovascular Physiology
Paper code PHSL344
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.

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Prerequisite
PHSL 232
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
One of five 300-level papers for Physiology majors
Optional paper for Functional Human Biology and Drugs and Human Health majors.
Contact
fiona.mcdonald@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Convener: Associate Professor Rajesh Katare
Lecturers: Dr Jeff Erickson, Dr Pete Jones and Dr Regis Lamberts

Note: The teaching staff list will be updated. See the 'more information' link above for details.
Teaching Arrangements
You will attend two lectures each week and two 4-hour laboratory sessions every second week (alternating with PHSL 343).
Paper Structure
The paper will be taught as four modules, each of 6-7 lectures with 4 experimental laboratory sessions. Additional laboratory sessions will focus on research presentations and future postgraduate research options. Lecture topics include physiological, cellular and molecular regulation of cardiovascular function, with specific focus on:
  • Autonomic control and diabetes
  • Signalling in the cardiovascular system
  • Reperfusion injury and role of microRNAs in the cardiovascular system
  • Cellular mechanisms of cardiac and skeletal muscle disease
Assessment consists of internal assessment (lab reports, lab test and an oral presentation) and a 3-hour final exam. A mark of at least 45% in the final exam must be attained to pass the paper as a whole.
Textbooks
Original research articles.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Acquired in-depth knowledge and understanding of the physiology of the cardiovascular system in normal and pathophysiological conditions
  • Developed skills in a variety of physiological techniques related to the cardiovascular system
  • Developed oral and written scientific communication skills

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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 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41