Further examination of the function of major organ systems of the human body, with relevance to the practice of medical laboratory science.
MELS 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 medical laboratory science.
|Paper title||Physiology (for BMLSc)|
|Subject||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,382.12|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,764.17|
- (PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233) or PHSL 251 or PHCY 251
- Limited to
- Essential for the Medical Laboratory Science programme
Course Convener: Associate Professor Daryl Schwenke
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Physiology's website
- Teaching staff
Teaching staff may change, please check deparmtent website for updated details.
- Paper Structure
- 51 lectures on topics including:
- Body composition
- Somatic and special senses
- Higher brain functions
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Temperature regulation
- Cell physiology
- Nerve and muscle physiology
- Cardiac cycle
- Respiratory control
- Kidney and gut
- Teaching Arrangements
- 4 lectures each week and 5 laboratory sessions, usually on alternate weeks (check timetable to confirm laboratory dates).
Widmaier, Raff, Strang: Vander's "Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function," 15th edn, McGraw Hill, Inc., New York, 2019.
- Course outline
- See the Department of Physiology website
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of body systems.