Further examination of the function of major organ systems of the human body, with relevance to the practice of human nutrition and dietetics.
PHSL 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 human nutrition and dietetics.
|Paper title||Physiology (for Human Nutrition/Dietetics)|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,211.53|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,460.00|
- HUBS 191 and HUBS 192 and two of BIOC 192, CELS 191, CHEM 191, PHSI 191
- (PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233), PHTY 251, MELS 251, PHCY 251
- Schedule C
- Only available to students majoring in Human Nutrition.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of body systems.
- Essential for Human Nutrition majors intending to enrol in dietetics
- Teaching fellow co-ordinator is Kristi Mungure
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Physiology's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor Colin Brown, Dr Phil Heyward, Associate Professor Phil Sheard, Dr Pete Jones, Dr Daryl Schwenke, Dr Andrew Bahn
- Paper Structure
- 51 lectures on topics including:
- Body composition
- Somatic and special senses
- Higher brain functions
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Temperature regulation
- Cell physiology
- Nerve and muscle physiology and case study (diabetic neuropathy)
- Cardiac cycle and case study
- Respiratory control and case study
- Kidney and gut and case study (vitamin B12 deficiency)
- Teaching Arrangements
- Four lectures each week and five laboratory sessions, usually on alternate weeks (check timetable to confirm laboratory dates).
- Widmaier, Raff, Strang: Vander's "Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function," 14th edn, McGraw Hill, Inc., New York, 2016.
- Course outline
- See Course outline.