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Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.

News

11th April, 2018

PCOS research featured in the news

The latest exciting findings from Assoc Prof Rebecca Campbell's lab into the role of brain signalling in polycystic ovary syndrome was featured on RadioNZ on 10th April.

14th March, 2018

Is a man's grey matter the same as a woman's? The documentary features Professor Allan Herbison and Dr Jenny Clarkson and was made with the support of NZ on Air.

9th February, 2018

Dahlia based diabetes drug developed by Physiology researcher ready for human trials

In partnership with Plant and Food Research, researchers will soon begin human trials of a drug made from dahlias.

9th January, 2018

Otago breakthrough in diabetic heart disease

The molecule responsible for heart disease in diabetics has been identified by University of Otago researchers, greatly improving chances of survival.

13th November, 2017

Otago study could mean hope for infertile couples

Crucial new information about how the brain controls fertility has been unlocked by University of Otago researchers, with their findings just published in prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Next Event

30th April, 2018

(i) Aisha Sati & (ii) Sahib Rasulov, 1-yr PhD Presentation, Department of Physiology

 
PhD Programme.

MSc

An MSc in Physiology is an exciting and rewarding experience. In the Department of Physiology, the usual route is a PGDipSci (instead of 1st year MSc) followed by 2nd year MSc where you are engaged in full-time research for 12 months (or part-time research for 24 months).

Applying for Masters Thesis entry into the Department of Physiology

Once your 400-level marks are known, all prospective Masters thesis students must submit the following documentation to the Departmental Administrator for vetting by the Head of Department and the departmental Research Committee:

Applications will be assessed by the Departmental Research Committee. A decision on acceptability for admission will be made as soon as possible. If admission is granted, apply formally using the University of Otago application form.

For details on Masters Thesis Scholarship Funding, please download our Graduate Handbook 2016.

Click here for our Postgraduate Handbook for Prospective Thesis students for details on how to apply.

Physiology is the stepchild of medicine. That is why Cinderella often turns out the queen.

Martin H. Fischer