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The subject will provide a detailed understanding of some of the most recent advances in select areas of physiology presented as key note lectures attended by all students in this subject.
Students then engage with a number of areas of study that reflect the dynamic nature of physiology and research focuses of the department. These currently encompass i) Cardiovascular Health, ii) Muscle and Exercise Physiology and iii) Neurophysiology.
Students develop theoretical background in part using graduate skills in planning, qualitative and quantitative critical analysis, and communication of molecular, biological, biochemical and physiological approaches to investigate physiological processes.
Students will be introduced to new technologies that enable the understanding of selected areas of study. A research-focused assignment will bring together elements of both theoretical and practical Physiology and is designed to extend teamwork experiences, the ability to read critically, and to evaluate and communicate physiological information.
Intended learning outcomes
- Developed knowledge of Physiology as a research-intensive multidisciplinary science;
- Applied skills in critical evaluation of scientific literature, physiological data and experimental design.
- A capacity to understand practical skills and technologies in the solution of scientific problems.
- Skills in both oral and written communication to both scientific and lay audiences.
- An appreciation of the historical background and evolution of scientific concepts.
- A sense of intellectual curiosity and a desire for lifelong learning, with a capacity to be creative and innovative.
- Developed skills related to problem solving, teamwork, analytical reading, self-assessment, and assessment of peers.
- To develop knowledge of Physiology as a research-intensive multidisciplinary science.
- To develop and apply skills of critical evaluation of scientific literature, physiological data and experimental design.
- To develop the capacity to understand practical skills and technologies in the solution of scientific problems.
- To develop the skills to communicate the results of Physiological study in both written and oral form.
- To have an appreciation of the historical background and evolution of scientific concepts.
- To foster a sense of intellectual curiosity and a desire for lifelong learning, and a capacity to be creative and innovative.
Last updated: 25 August 2020