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

Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.


19th March, 2015

Physiology welcomes its 400-level students for 2015!

12th March, 2015

Team Physiology take part in Relay for Life

The Department of Physiology took part in the Cancer Society's Relay for Life on 7-8 March with a team of 13 staff and students.

12th March, 2015

PhD students publish in prestigious journal

Two PhD students from the Department of Physiology have published papers in the prestigious journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

12th March, 2015

Otago goes to Samoa

9th March, 2015

Otago scientist helps develop new tools to probe mysteries of the brain

Next Event

4th May, 2015

Assoc Prof Bronwen Connor (Department of Pharmacology, University of Auckland)

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.

The Physiology Department's staff are so approachable and genuinely happy to help. Having lecturers be so positive and excited about their work makes study so much easier!

Allie Finlay - BSc (Physiology) student