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Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.


22nd December, 2014

Physiology staff recognised at OSMS Awards

Congratulations to Dr Matt Bevin, Justine Fuller and Dr Pete Jones, who received awards at the 2014 Otago School of Medical Sciences (OSMS) Awards ceremony on 17th December.

3rd December, 2014

Lecturer awarded Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize

Dr Karl Iremonger, of the Department of Physiology, has been awarded this extremely prestigious prize, which provides significant financial support for his research.

3rd December, 2014

Great attendance at cardiovascular symposium & Sir John Eccles Distinguished Lecture

On the 25th and 26th of November, the Department of Physiology held two major academic events.

20th November, 2014

Physiology staff and student awarded HRC Career Development Awards

4th November, 2014

Great success for Physiology Department in latest Marsden funding round

We have had outstanding success in this year's Royal Society of NZ Marsden funding round.

Next Event

2nd February, 2015

Dr Hirotsugu Tsuchimochi (National Cerebral & Cardiovascular Centre Research Institute, Department of Cardiac Physiology, Osaka)

PhD Programme.
Course Advice About Physiology

Department of Physiology

Since its establishment in 1905 the Department of Physiology has grown to become one of the largest Departments in the University, being home to approximately 100 staff. It makes major contributions to the undergraduate and postgraduate education of students in science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medical lab sciences, nutrition, and physical education.

The Department's 20 internationally-recognised research groups are supported in three broad research foci: Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology, and Membrane Physiology & Ion Transport. Our research endeavours are enabled by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including recently developed electrophysiology suites, a modern imaging unit, and cell, bacterial and tissue culture facilities.

More detail on the Department's history, its place within the University structure, staffing and administrative structure, research and teaching activities, and physical infrastructure is available here.

Doing a summer research project in Physiology gave me a good idea as to what it's like to actually work within a lab. This allowed me to break down that lecturer-student barrier and get to know people in the Department outside of studies.

Liam Farley - Summer Research Student 2009/2010