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PHSL471 Systematic Physiology

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 and respiratory systems.

Paper title Systematic Physiology
Paper code PHSL471
Subject Physiology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,655.33
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,318.60

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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.
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Teaching staff

Course Convener: Associate Professor Kirk L. Hamilton
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 four 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, either by hand or on a computer.
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
  • Acquired deep knowledge and understanding of the physiology of cardiovascular and respiratory systems in the context of recent research
  • High intellectual appreciation of the value of research to generating new knowledge, including critical evaluation, interpretation, deductive reasoning and rigour
  • Developed oral and written scientific communication skills

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 10:00-12:50 31-34, 36-39