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    Cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, respiratory physiology and pathophysiology, the physiology of sleep, and respiratory and cardiovascular pharmacology.

    Biomedical Science for Medical Technicians is the first paper in this qualification and aims to give students a broad understanding of the basic physiology and pathophysiology that underlies the practice of cardiac and sleep technology.

    About this paper

    Paper title Biomedical Science for Medical Technicians
    Subject Medical Technology
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Full Year (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MTEX 701
    Limited to
    PGCertMedTech, PGDipMedTech
    Suitable for graduates with a science degree - in particular those who are interested in physiology/anatomy and want to work as a sleep or cardiac physiologist.

    Teaching staff

    Convenor:Associate Professor Peter Larsen

    Lectures: Dr Ana Holley

    Paper Structure
    The paper consists of assignments, discussion forums and a contact course, all of which are designed to give you a foundational understanding of physiology and pathophysiology as it relates to the practice of medical technology.
    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Taught Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.

    Students are required to attend a three-day in-person residential course held at the Wellington Campus.

    There are no required textbooks for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    This paper involves learning and understanding the biomedical sciences, including:
    • Cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology
    • Respiratory physiology and pathophysiology
    • The physiology of sleep
    • Respiratory and cardiovascular pharmacology


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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