Physiology Friday

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Friday, October 13th

Event Summary

The Department of Physiology at UCC invites you to attend its third annual ‘Physiology Friday’ event on Friday October 13th. This event (sponsored by The Physiological Society) is geared towards raising awareness of, and creating an interest in, biology in general and in Physiology in particular. Just in case you didn’t already know, Physiology is the study of how all the different parts of the body work, from single cells all the way up to whole organ systems like the brain, lungs, kidneys and heart.

On the day, we’ve planned out a number of fun, interactive activities taking place throughout the day, most of which will be geared towards investigating some aspect of how your body works. These events include……

1) A free blood pressure test where we will explain what the numbers actually mean and why it’s important.

2) Listen to your own heart using a stethoscope.

3) Measure your pain threshold – who can tolerate pain better, males or females?

4) Measure your visual and auditory reaction times – which is quicker?

5) Take a walk through our inflatable gut - an exciting, inflatable 8 metre long tunnel which mimics the human digestive system.

6) A charity ‘Biobakes’ sale where tasty cakes in the form of various parts of the body (think hearts, brains, teeth, muscles, etc.) will be available to purchase on the day in aid of Cork Penny dinners.

7) A ‘Blitz’ presentation show where members of staff and students of the Physiology Department will each deliver brief, jargon-free, entertaining and stimulating showpieces on a particular aspect of Physiology special to them using a mixture of short films, poetry, songs and more!

8) A public lecture by Andrew Burns of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit at the Mardyke Arena here at UCC entitled ‘Sedentary Environmental Death Syndrome @ UCC’.

9) A table quiz where, be warned, there will be at least one round of questions on Physiology!

10) Last, but by no means least, we will be holding a raffle for a Munster rugby jersey which is signed by none other than Munster and Ireland rugby legend, Paul O’Connell.

This event runs from 10-2pm, is open to all and is free, so why not come along and have some craic whilst finding out about your own Physiology at the same time (and maybe winning a signed Munster jersey)?

Price: free


Western Gateway Building
Western Road

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