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    A seminar series exploring research frontiers in systems and integrative physiology through the study of contemporary papers from the scientific literature in each topic area.

    This paper focuses on systematic physiology of the cardiovascular system.

    About this paper

    Paper title Systematic Physiology
    Subject Physiology
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,797.86
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Students accepted into the BSc(Hons), PGDipSc or MSc programmes in Physiology.
    400-level students in other programmes may be eligible; please contact the Course Convener.

    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
    View more information about departmental permission.

    Teaching staff

    Course Convener: Professor Colin Brown
    Note: The teaching staff list will be updated. See the 'more information' link above for details.

    Paper Structure

    The paper will be taught over eight weeks, including three modules, each consisting of two 3-hour interactive seminar sessions. See the 'more information' link above for details about lecture topics. Final examination comprises 100% of the final grade; the format is 'open-book', writing three in-depth essays, to be submitted online.


    Readings consist of original research articles.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Acquire deep knowledge and understanding of the physiology of cardiovascular and respiratory systems in the context of recent research
    • Develop high intellectual appreciation of the value of research to generating new knowledge, including critical evaluation, interpretation, deductive reasoning and rigour
    • Develop oral and written scientific communication skills


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 10:00-12:50 29-35, 37-38
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