Medical Physiology

Course Introduction

Our medical physiology course offers you an exceptional opportunity to study the complex anatomy and detailed function of the human body in both health and disease.

We place a strong emphasis on learning all about the body’s structure and functions, with a particular focus on anatomy, histology, biochemistry and pharmacology.

We’ll give you a practical insight into the techniques and instrumentation used to investigate the human body in varying states of health and disease, such as fitness tests, chest X-rays and electrocardiograms (ECG), which measure the electrical activity of the heart.

You’ll examine life support systems and have the chance to earn a first-aid qualification. You’ll also discover what happens when body systems break down and how this can lead to disease.

You’ll have the option to take our four-year placement course, which features a year’s work experience, normally in a laboratory, after your second year.

Course Modules

YEAR 1 Biochemistry (core) Cell Biology (core) Essential Chemistry (core) Human Anatomy and Physiology (core) YEAR 2 Biology of Disease (core) Cellular Biochemistry (core) Physiological Regulation and Functional Anatomy (core) Immunology (core) Fundamental Pharmacology (core) Work Placement (short) (optional) Work Placement (year) (optional)YEAR 3 Clinical and Applied Physiology (core) Research Project (core) Systems

Pharmacology and

Therapeutics (core) Neuropharmacology (optional) Exercise Physiology (optional) Biochemical and

Cellular Toxicology (optional) Systems Toxicology (optional)

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees