The application of knowledge about human molecular, cellular and systems physiology in understanding physiology and pathophysiology of the human body.
This paper will be of interest to students who would like to have a deeper understanding of human molecular, cellular and systems physiology of both normal bodily adaptations to extreme situations and dysfunctions underlying specific disease.
|Paper title||Physiological Aspects of Health and Disease|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,680.00|
- PHSL 232 and PHSL 233
- Schedule C
- One of five 300-level papers for Physiology majors.
Essential paper for Functional Human Biology majors.
Optional paper for Drugs and Human Health, Infection and Immunity, Molecular Basis of Health and Disease and Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health majors.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Physiology's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor Alison Heather, Associate
Professor Daryl Schwenke, Dr Martin
Note: The teaching staff list may be updated. See the 'more information' link above for details.
- Paper Structure
- The paper will be taught as four modules, each of 6 lectures and 2-3 laboratory sessions.
Lecture topics include:
- Potassium channelopathies
- Heart failure
- Epithelial ion channels in the lung
For further detail please refer to the undergraduate handbooks BSc PHSL or BBiomedSc FUHB, available to download.
- Teaching Arrangements
- You will attend two lectures each week and one 4-hour laboratory session every week.
- Original research articles.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Acquired deep knowledge and understanding of the physiology of selected body systems in normal and dysfunction situations
- Developed skills in a variety of physiological experimental techniques
- Developed critical thinking and how to analyse and interpret complex data sets
- Developed oral and written scientific communication skills