Further examination of the function of major organ systems of the human body, with relevance to the practice of physiotherapy.
PHTY 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 physiotherapy.
|Paper title||Physiology (for BPhty)|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,012.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233) or PHSL 251
- Limited to
- Essential for the Physiotherapy programme.
Course co-ordinator: Liz Erickson
- More information link
View more information on the Department of Physiology's website
- Teaching staff
Convener: Liz Erickson
Lecturers: Associate Professor Regis Lamberts
Associate Professor Daryl Schwenke
Associate Professor Pete Jones
Please note: Teaching staff maybe subject to change.
- 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 I
- Nerve and muscle physiology II
- Cardiac cycle and
- Respiratory control
- Teaching Arrangements
Four lectures each week and five laboratory sessions, usually on alternate weeks (check timetable to confirm laboratory dates).
Widmaier Vander's "Human Physiology”, ISE 16th edn, McGraw Hill, Inc., New York, 2022.
- 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.