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91708 Medical and Applied Physiology

6cp; 3hpw x 11wks (lecture), 2hpw x 11wks (practical/workshop)
Requisite(s): 91703 Physiological Systems
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This subject builds on material provided in 91703 Physiological Systems. It provides the student with an understanding of aspects of medical and applied physiology with emphasis on the underlying physiological mechanisms and their implications for medicine. The subject encourages students to evaluate the connections between human physiology and health outcomes. The teaching material covers applied and medical physiology of areas such as brain function and disorders, medical imaging, cardiac and muscle activity, biofeedback, drugs and alcohol, temperature regulation, exercise physiology, hereditary disease, fatigue and eye and other related areas. A lab-based experiment conducted by students provides a practical view of physiological mechanisms and measurements.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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