The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

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Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • When:

Entry requirements & Prerequisites This major is available through more than one course, both of which have their own separate entry requirements. You can read more on the the Bachelor of Biomedicine & Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended pages.
Available through the Bachelor of Biomedicine & Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Studies in this discipline are available in both the

Discoveries in physiology have a broad impact upon health and medicine, environmental science, industry, nutrition, exercise, and reproductive biology. Many of the discoveries from the human genome rely on physiology to understand their impact on the human body.

In this major you will discover how the body works, and how cells and organs function with the body as a whole. You will also develop an understanding of normal physiological function, which provides the basis for investigating disturbances of whole body systems, in particular those relating to the endocrine, cardiovascular, musculo-skeletal, developmental and nervous control systems.


Your physiology knowledge can be applied to careers within many areas in the health profession and biomedical research including biomedical research, universities, specialist institutes, industry, teaching, government or hospitals.

Physiology is also an ideal undergraduate area of study for students wanting to enter graduate schools in medicine and allied health.