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Physiology explores how our bodies work, and allows you to understand how your body functions in health and disease, or in adverse environments. Physiology is focused on the biology within cells and organs, and the effects that these interactions have on your behaviour and health.

Other programmes

In addition to teaching the above programmes, we also contribute to many other undergraduate programmes throughout the University:

  • Health Sciences First Year
  • Dentistry
  • Human Nutrition
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy

Overall, at the Department of Physiology we teach more than 3,500 students each academic year.

Our papers are research-informed. They focus on concepts rather than details. They give you the ability to apply your learning to the understanding of everyday physiological situations, and to gain generic skills relevant to your future career.

More about undergraduate study

What's the difference between anatomy and physiology?

Anatomy examines the structure of bodies and body parts, while physiology looks at how body parts function and interact.

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