Medical Physiology

A major in Medical Physiology is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science program.

Physiology is all about what makes human bodies work – how the organs – including the brain – function, how humans grow and develop, how humans sustain bodily functions and what happens to these processes during disease and ageing. More specifically, it considers how molecules in cells interact to provide specific functions (molecular and cellular physiology) and how organs, which are collections of cell types, have local and distant actions via neural and humoral communication to sustain the life of an organism (systems and integrative physiology). Physiology contributes to all major aspects of human biology and the allied disciplines of pharmacology, anatomy and pathology.

For more details on this major please visit the Medical Physiology UNSW Handbook Entry.