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Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.


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.

8th October, 2014

Department of Physiology welcomes two neuroscientists

17th September, 2014

Ultra runner plans tribute

15th September, 2014

Team Physiology take part in Dunedin Marathon

Next Event

1st December, 2014

Parul Dixit (PhD Student, Department of Physiology, 1-year presentation)

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.

My Summer Research Scholarship in the Department of Physiology was the highlight of my time at the University of Otago as I learnt many new skills, including how to carry out scientific research in a controlled manner, collecting and analyzing scientific data in an orderly fashion, and most importantly, learning to read and think critically.

Aye Thaung - Summer Research Student 2010/2011