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Further examination of the function of nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal systems of the human body.
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.
|Paper title||Exploring Human Physiology|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,295.88|
|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
- (PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233), MELS 251, PHCY 251, PHTY 251
- Schedule C
- Not available for students in the Physiology major or minor subject for BSc, or for the Functional Human Biology major for BBiomedSc.
Course co-ordinator: Dr Martin Fronius
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- Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Martin Fronius
Lecturers: Associate Professor Regis Lamberts
Dr Joon Kim
Dr Shane Ohline
Associate Professor Daryl Schwenke
Associate Professor Pete Jones
Dr Zoe Ashley
Dr Toni-Ann Alsop
Dr Martin Fronius
Note, teaching staff may change. Check department website for updates.
- Paper Structure
50 lectures on topics including:
- Body composition
- Somatic and special senses
- Higher brain functions
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Temperature regulation
Five laboratories, including self-directed clinical case studies:
- 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.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will acquire extensive knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of body systems.