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PHY3171 - Clinical and experimental cardiovascular physiology

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Kate Denton


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit explores the frontiers of our understanding of cardiovascular physiology in health and disease. The roles of the nervous system, hormonal and metabolic factors and of the kidney are examined, with an emphasis on regulatory mechanisms in blood pressure control and hypertension. Current cutting-edge research underpins all aspects of the course and the emphasis is on assisted self directed learning and project based learning.


In-semester assessment will consist of oral presentations and 2000 word reports on projects or assignments and a mid-semester assessment: 50%
End of semester written theory examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week


Any two of PHY2011, PHY2021 and PHY2032, or both BMS1052 and BMS2031 or permission