Physiological Sciences at Dundee explores the function of organs and body systems. You will gain a broad understanding of healthy and diseased function – from a molecular and cellular level to exploring what happens when issues like metabolic and neurodegenerative disease are present. You’ll look at the clinical aspects of physiology and focus on how body systems can be fine-tuned or optimised as well as how disease can be prevented or treated.
Learning key theories in biology is important for understanding the field as a whole. Your first two years will cover concepts including evolution, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms, and processes. You’ll develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and how to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course.
Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.
Your knowledge and competencies will take your degree wherever you want it to go. You can pick modules that interest you and also transfer to a different life sciences degree if you choose the relevant modules.
Lab sessions throughout your degree will help integrate your knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.