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PHTY251 Physiology (for BPhty)

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

PHTY 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 physiotherapy.

Paper title Physiology (for BPhty)
Paper code PHTY251
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.1330
Points 17 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $902.67
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,854.50

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Restriction
(PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233) or PHSL 251
Limited to
BPhty
Contact
Course Convener: Professor Brian Hyland
Teaching staff
Professor 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 the Physiotherapy programme
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
Four laboratories, including self-directed clinical case studies:
  • Cell physiology
  • Nerve and muscle physiology
  • Cardiac cycle and
  • Respiratory control
Teaching Arrangements
4 lectures each week and 4 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
View course outline for PHTY 251
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
B1 Tuesday 10:00-12:50 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
B2 Tuesday 10:00-12:50 11, 13, 15, 18, 20

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

PHTY 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 physiotherapy.

Paper title Physiology (for BPhty)
Paper code PHTY251
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.1330
Points 17 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $920.76
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,048.68

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Restriction
(PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233) or PHSL 251
Limited to
BPhty
Eligibility
Essential for the Physiotherapy programme.
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
Four laboratories, including self-directed clinical case studies:
  • Cell physiology
  • Nerve and muscle physiology
  • Cardiac cycle and
  • Respiratory control
Teaching Arrangements
Four lectures each week and four 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
View course outline for PHTY 251
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.

^ 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
B1 Tuesday 10:00-12:50 10, 12, 15, 17, 19
B2 Tuesday 10:00-12:50 11, 13, 16, 18, 20