Medical Physiology

Course Introduction

Physiology is a scientific discipline that’s essential to medical practice and human health. Our degree will give you a theoretical understanding of bodily functions, from cells and tissues through to organ systems. You’ll be taught by a dedicated team of academics and clinical practitioners, using a wide range of learning styles. The course will focus on the diagnosis of disease, assessment of human fitness, and performance under difficult environmental conditions.

You’ll also learn a wide range of analytical techniques that are most often used in clinical settings and in research on body functions. Additionally, you’ll develop the skills to record and securely store data sets – all transferable skills employers are looking for.

Our specialist Hatchcroft Building is outfitted with cutting-edge facilities and you’ll have access to all the labs and equipment there. You’ll get the experience of working with the latest industry equipment from the very start.

**How you’ll practice your skills**

Using specialist equipment, you’ll have the chance to investigate and record electrical brain activity, monitor nerve pathways, and rhythm, rate, and functioning of the heart. Our expert tutors will be on hand to guide you through the process while helping you to develop technical and soft skills. You’ll also get the experience of designing your very own research experiments.

External specialists from related industries frequently visit our campus to give talks. We have excellent relationships with prestigious NHS trusts, such as Guy’s and St Thomas’, UCLH, College Hospital, and many more. We use these relationships to help you secure placements and gain exposure to the industry. We also give you the opportunity to take an optional placement year.

Past graduates from this course have gone on to roles like applied physiologist, exercise physiologist, clinical scientist, and many others. You can look forward to joining the armed forces, the NHS, research centres and pharmaceutical companies as the skills you’ll gain will be highly in demand.

Course Modules

Year 1

Cell Sciences (30 credits) - Compulsory

Human Sciences (30 credits) - Compulsory

Professional Development (30 credits) - Compulsory

Clinical Technology and Mathematics (15 credits) - Compulsory

Physics and Measurements (15 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2

Research Methods and Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

Medical Instrumentation and Imaging (30 credits) - Compulsory

Neurophysiology (30 credits) - Compulsory

Cardiopulmonary Science (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3

Neurophysiological Assessment (30 credits) - Compulsory

Human Performance Assessment (30 credits) - Compulsory

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (30 credits) - Compulsory

Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory

Start Date

10/2021

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) £11,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): 72.0 -- With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- With at least 51 in all components