Major/Minor/Specialisation !290AA-MAJ+1018 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014


Assoc Prof Graham Barrett




Areas of Specialisation

Research within the department is grouped into three areas of specialization:

  • Cardiovascular Health: Cardiac Phenomics, Central Cardiovascular Regulation, Fetal, Postnatal & Adult Physiology and Disease, Genes & Blood Pressure.
  • Muscle & Exercise: Exercise Muscle & Metabolism, Basic & Clinical Myology, Confocal & Fluorescence Imaging;
  • Neurophysiology: Enteric Neuroscience, Molecular Neuroscience.

Learning Outcomes:

The program in physiology is designed to:

  • enhance students' knowledge and understanding of the principles of the control of body function and the current development in a specific area of interest;
  • engage students in research in a structured and supervised environment;
  • introduce students to the professional skills required of a successful physiologist (grant writing, critical appreciation of scientific writing, peer communication); and
  • develop the processes of independent, lifelong learning using the scientific literature.
Structure & Available Subjects:

The Postgraduate Diploma of Science (Physiology) consists of:

  • Research (75 points);
  • Advanced Coursework (25 points) .

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This involves undertaking an original, supervised research project. A written report (thesis), not exceeding 10 000 words, is to be submitted at the end of the program. In addition, assessment includes two oral presentations and a literature review.

Students must take:

Study Period Commencement:
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Advanced Coursework

Students must take:

Study Period Commencement:
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This program does not have a mid-year intake.

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