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Further examination of the function of major organ systems of the human body, with relevance to the practice of physiotherapy.
PHTY 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 physiotherapy.
|Paper title||Physiology (for BPhty)|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$984.87|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (PHSL 231 and PHSL 232 and PHSL 233) or PHSL 251
- Limited to
- Essential for the Physiotherapy programme.
Course co-ordinator: Dr Martin Fronius
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- Teaching staff
Note, teaching staff may change, check department website for updates.
- Paper Structure
50 lectures on topics including:
- Body composition
- Somatic and special senses
- Higher brain functions
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Temperature regulation
Four laboratories, including self-directed clinical case studies:
- Cell physiology
- Nerve and muscle physiology
- Cardiac cycle and
- Respiratory control
- Teaching Arrangements
- Four lectures each week and four 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.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will acquire extensive knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of body systems.