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PHSL232 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

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An exploration of cardiovascular and respiratory function and integration. Examples taken from health and disease (exercise, cardiovascular/lung disease and sleep apnea) to illustrate the principles of function and integration.

PHSL 232 will build on and extend the cardiovascular and respiratory system topics introduced in HUBS 192.

Paper title Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
Paper code PHSL232
Subject Physiology
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,110.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
HUBS 191 and HUBS 192 and two of BIOC 192, CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
Restriction
MELS 251, PHCY 251, PHSL 251, PHTY 251
Recommended Preparation
PHSL 231
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility

Essential for Physiology and Functional Human Biology majors.

Contact
phsl.231-2-3@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Pete Jones
Lecturers: Dr Zoe Ashley
Associate Professor Rejesh Katare
Professor Alison Heather
Associate Professor Regis Lamberts
Associate Professor Pete Jones

Note, teaching staff may change. Check department website for updates.

Paper Structure

The lecture blocks will focus on:

  • Structure and specialised function of the heart and vasculature network
  • The respiratory system
  • Integration of cardiovascular and respiratory control during exercise
  • Understanding the pathophysiology of diseases associated with the cardiovascular system

Six laboratories will give you skills in a range of techniques:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Different phases of the cardiac cycle
  • Control of blood flow
  • Determinants of ventilatory control
  • Assessing lung function
  • Cardio-respiratory responses to exercise

Assessment:

  • Internal assessment (30%) comprises two evening progress tests
  • 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.
Textbooks

The primary textbook for this paper is 'Berne & Levy Physiology', 7th edn, 2018, eds. Koeppen & Stanton.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Acquire extensive knowledge of the physiology of cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Master recording, measurement, and analysis of various human physiological parameters
  • Develop an understanding of ethics in physiology

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Timetable

Semester 2

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 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A2 Thursday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A3 Friday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41