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|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- HUBS 191 and HUBS 192 and two of BIOC 192, CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
- MELS 251, PHCY 251, PHSL 251, PHTY 251
- Recommended Preparation
- PHSL 231
- Schedule C
Essential for Physiology and Functional Human Biology majors.
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- Teaching staff
Convener: Associate Professor Pete Jones
Lecturers: Dr Michelle Munro
Please note: Teaching staff maybe subject to change.
- 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
- Internal assessment (40%) comprises two evening progress tests
- Final examination comprises 60% of the final grade
- Teaching Arrangements
- You will attend 2 or 3 lectures each week and a laboratory session on alternate weeks.
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,
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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