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Physiology is the study of how the human body works and is a core discipline area in medical and life sciences. It plays the central role in the medical sciences, integrating from the molecular and cellular levels through to the whole tissue and organs to understand whole body function. 

About this major

Studying physiology combines the use of examples of common body dysfunctions to enable a broader understanding of both the normal and abnormal functioning of the human body. You will gain a thorough understanding of how the body works and the transferable skills of data analysis, interpretation and communication. These skills will help ready you for a diverse range of careers in for example, medicine, allied health, research, biomedical engineering.

Graduate opportunities

With a major in physiology, you can become a professional in a vast range of health-related roles. These include clinical practitioner roles, biomedical research, health promotion and medical journalism. Physiologists work in fields as diverse as conservation and wildlife biology to cancer diagnostics. Your career development will depend on your personal strengths and interests.


Courses that offer this major

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