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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,680.00|
- PHSL 232
- Schedule C
- One of five 300-level papers for Physiology majors
Optional paper for Functional Human Biology and Drugs and Human Health majors.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Physiology's website
- Teaching staff
- Course Convener: Associate Professor Rajesh
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
- Original research articles.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research,
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- 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