Biomedical Sciences

BSc Physiology

Physiology examines living animals and how they function, grow and reproduce. It is the study of how cells respond to changes in their environment and examines how cell functions are integrated in tissues, organs and animals.

A woman in a lab with microscope

You will study how information is sent from one cell to another through chemical or electrical signals as well as body systems such as nutrition, movement, respiration and reproduction.

The understanding of fundamental physiological principles is central to our ability to identify potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of diseases.

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