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The physiology major will teach you how the body works. You will learn about the ways in which cells, organs and the whole body function in an integrated way. By understanding normal function, you will investigate disturbances in whole body systems such as those relating to the endocrine, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, developmental and neural control systems.

The experimental bases of physiology are emphasised and you will use contemporary techniques to examine questions in physiology.

Discoveries in physiology have a broad impact in:

  • health and medicine
  • environmental science
  • industry
  • nutrition
  • exercise
  • reproductive biology.

Many of the discoveries from the human genome project rely on physiology to understand their impact on the human body.

Full details in the handbook

Dr Charles Sevigny
Department of Physiology