University of Otago.Department of Physiology.Department of Physiology.

Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.


17th September, 2014

Ultra runner plans tribute

The 100th anniversary of Gallipoli inspired Alison Heather to compete in the Dunedin marathon and to qualify for an ultra marathon honouring the Anzac legacy.

15th September, 2014

Team Physiology take part in Dunedin Marathon

4th September, 2014

Physiology student wins Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE) PhD prize

2nd September, 2014

A successful week for Department of Physiology at Queenstown Research Week

6th August, 2014

The University's Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE) recently hosted a 6-day workshop for 30 early-career neuroendocrinologists

Next Event

22nd September, 2014

Dr Christoph Lindemann (Department of Physiology)

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