PSL4030H - Clinical Physiology

Course Description:

The Clinical Physiology course will deliver thorough training in systems physiology and pathophysiology in the areas of:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Reproduction Medicine
  • Endocrinology

Based on real clinical cases presented by an expert faculty member, students will study the human body’s physiological systems and learn about techniques to assess their structure and function under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. All clinical examples will focus on key physiological principles and demonstrate real world examples of medical physiology.

Experts in different medical disciplines will utilize patient examples to illustrate:

  1. integration of key physiological principals;
  2. how physiological systems maintain homeostasis under differing conditions relevant to medicine;
  3. how systems break down and the consequences of disease.

Finally, the course will also highlight the significant translational potential emerging from the mechanistic and molecular analysis of physiological systems, which delivers new insight and treatable targets to, ultimately, improve the patients’ quality of life and clinical outcome.