Physiology is the discipline that underpins modern medicine and this is reflected in our programme. The emphasis of our research-led teaching is on how the body copes with the normal demands we place upon it during everyday life.
We also study how body systems go wrong in diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and neurodegeneration.
Our approach is an integrative one, ranging from how whole organs work and interact to control body functions, down to the molecular mechanisms operating within cells.
Students are asked to provide feedback on the programme via a variety of formal and informal mechanisms including module reviews, staff student meetings and in an anonymous intercalated BSc evaluation feedback questionnaire administered by the school of medicine.
Feedback from graduates is highly positive on this degree programme, with students stating they it is a very good course and that they would recommend it to other students. They are happy with the choice of modules available and particularly expressed their satisfaction at having a wide variety of topics to choose from in their advanced topics module: in particular affording them the opportunity to choose topics that interest them the most.
Example comments included:
"The dissertations were beneficial in increasing our transferable skills set."
"Project supervisors gave lots of support."
"Learnt how to critically appraise literature, which will be a highly beneficial skill to have for the future."