The mechanisms by which the nervous system integrates sensory information from the environment and co-ordinates the body’s responses at whole organism, cellular and molecular levels.
PHSL 231 will build on and extend the nervous system topics of HUBS 191.
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,914.00|
- HUBS 191 and three of BIOC 192, (BIOL 112 or HUBS 192), CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
- PHSL 251, PHCY 251, PHTY 251, MELS 251
- Schedule C
- Essential for Physiology, Functional Human Biology and Neuroscience majors
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- The lecture blocks will focus on:
- Cellular neurophysiology
- Cellular communication
- Neurophysiology of the musculoskeletal system
- Systems neurophysiology
- Special senses
- Introduction to physiological recording
- Nerve action potential and conduction
- Skeletal muscle contraction
- Introduction to physiological recording using the finger pulse transducer, electroencephalogram (EEG) and the visual evoked potential (VEP)
- Taste, smell, hearing and vestibular function
- Internal assessment (30%) comprises two evening progress tests, each worth 15%
- 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; please check your timetable as the 'week' of your lab may change after the Easter break.
The primary textbook for this paper is 'Berne & Levy Physiology', 7th edn, 2018, eds. Koeppen & Stanton.
- Course outline
- See PHSL231 blackboard site.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems
- Mastered recording, measurement, and analysis of various human physiological parameters
- Developed an understanding of ethics in physiology