Biomedical sciences involves the study of the processes behind human health and disease and developments in the field drive and guide improvements in medical practice.
Our biomedical programmes have a common structure in Years 1 and 2 that provides a firm grounding in the knowledge, understanding and skills required for our specialist disciplines of infectious diseases, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology and reproductive biology.
In Years 3 and 4, you will focus on exploring your chosen discipline in depth. There are opportunities to transfer between disciplines at the end of Years 2 and 3.
You will be taught within an internationally respected research environment and will have the opportunity to work with our research groups.
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The Biomedical Teaching Organisation supports all programmes within Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences. If you'd like to have a chat about any of our programmes, please get in touch and we'll do our best to answer any questions you might have.
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.