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Honours subject area

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in 2021 and 2022.

Students commencing this subject area in 2021 and 2022 are required to commence their studies in-person on campus. Remote study is not available for this subject area. Applicants will be eligible for admission only if they are able to demonstrate they are physically present in Australia on the date specified in the offer made to them by the University.

About this specialisation

Physiology is the study of how the various tissues and organs of the body work to support life and grow. Undertaking studies in physiology will advance your understanding of how the body works, which is often of practical relevance in clinical medicine.

If you are considering a career as a research scientist in the area of physiology, then the honours year in physiology is an essential first step in exploring your research potential.

In the honours year, you undertake an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisor from the Discipline of Physiology and a number of coursework units.

Your research project will normally be part of a larger academic project within the discipline, and focus on a specialised aspect of physiology.

There are a number of projects and labs that cater for a wide range of interests. You may become part of one of the following labs: auditory neuroscience, blood cell development, cardiovascular neuroscience, human reproduction, muscle cell function, vision, among others.

Unit of study requirements for Honours in the area of Physiology: completion of 36 credit points of project work and 12 credit points of coursework.

Further details about honours can be found on theĀ Medicine and Health honours page.

Courses that offer this honours area

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Units of study in this honours area

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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