The cardiovascular system during health and disease at molecular, cellular and system levels. Themes are based on research areas of teaching staff.
This paper focuses on cardiovascular function in disease and vascular control and dysfunction in cardiac muscle.
|Paper title||Cardiovascular Physiology|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,080.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,159.70|
- PHSL 232
- Schedule C
- One of five 300-level papers for Physiology majors
Optional paper for Functional Human Biology and Drugs and Human Health majors.
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- Teaching staff
Course Convener: Dr Jeff Erickson
Lecturers: Associate Professor Rajesh Katare, Dr Jeff Erickson, Associate Professor Pete Jones and several guest lecturers.
Note: The teaching staff list may be updated. See the 'more information' link above for details.
- Paper Structure
The paper will be taught as several modules, each featuring both lectures and experimental laboratory sessions. Additional laboratory sessions will focus on research presentations and future postgraduate research options. Lecture topics include physiological, cellular and molecular regulation of cardiovascular function, including:
- Autonomic control and diabetes
- Signalling in the cardiovascular system
- Reperfusion injury and role of microRNAs in the cardiovascular system
- Cellular mechanisms of cardiac muscle disease and dysfunction
Note, lecture topics may vary depending on teaching staff involvement, see Department website for details.
Assessment consists of internal assessment (lab reports, lab test and an oral presentation) and a 3-hour final exam. A mark of at least 45% in the final exam must be attained to pass the paper as a whole.
- Teaching Arrangements
- You will attend two lectures each week and two 4-hour laboratory sessions every second week (alternating with PHSL 343).
- Original research articles.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Acquired in-depth knowledge and understanding of the physiology of the cardiovascular system in normal and pathophysiological conditions
- Developed skills in a variety of physiological techniques related to the cardiovascular system
- Developed oral and written scientific communication skills