The course will:
Provide you with advanced study of specialist areas such as cellular physiology, neuroscience and integrative physiology, broadly reflecting the research interests of the teaching staff.
Require you to undertake a research project from a wide range of styles and subject areas.
Provide opportunities to develop competency in transferable skills, including communication skills, problem solving, experimental design, data and information retrieval, integration, analysis and interpretation, using statistics and computing/information technology as appropriate.
Provide appropriate support and guidance.
Provide high quality learning resources to support the objectives of the course.
You can apply for, or may be offered, projects in any area of Biomedical Science (eg human physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience), which include laboratory, literature, computational, educational, commercial, societal, or systematic review research projects. Here are some titles of projects offered recently by members of the Physiology Programme team or undertaken by our intercalating students:
Mechanisms of respiratory rhythm generation
Mechanisms of acute/chronic pain and analgesia
Trigeminal system and chronic oro-facial pain
Cellular mechanisms associated with cardiac dysfunction
Lipid regulation of cardiac myocyte function
Cardia myocyte morphology and function
Excitation-contraction coupling in diseased myocardium
Computational analysis of arrhythmogenisis in virtual ventricular tissue
Obesity: an epidemic
Renal Physiology, Aquaporins & Water balance
Molecular physiology and pharmacology of P2X and TRPM ion channels
Structural basis of movement in living cells: molecular motors
The genetic basis of neurological disorders
Stem cell differentiation and development
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Human Physiology in Relation to Medicine BSc in the course catalogue
Advanced Topics in Human Physiology I
Capstone Research Project
Throughout your degree you will benefit from a range of opportunities to expand your intellectual horizons outside or within your subject area.
This course gives you the opportunity to choose from a range of discovery modules. They’re a great way to tailor your study around your interests or career aspirations and help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Find out more about discovery modules on our Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You are assessed in two ways. Depending on which modules you take, approximately two-thirds of your final mark will come from the module exams, which you will sit in January (semester 1 exam period) and May (semester 2 exam period). The remaining third of your final mark will come from course work during the year - including the research project.