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||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,460.14|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- PHCY 251 or (PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233) or PHSL 251
- Limited to
Essential for the Medical Laboratory Science programme.
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- Teaching staff
Convener: Liz Erickson
Lecturers: Associate Professor Regis Lamberts
Please note: Teaching staff maybe subject to change.
- Paper Structure
Fifty 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
- Cardiac cycle
- Respiratory control
- Kidney and gut
- 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 have acquired extensive knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of body systems.