Your complete guide to studying Physiology

Everything you need to know about studying Physiology

part of Medicine & Health

Physiology is a branch of Biology that teaches you how living organisms function and survive. During studies, you will focus on the human body, breaking down its complexity and analysing how cells, tissues, and organs work together.

Some of the classes you can expect to take during a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Physiology include basic genetics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, temperature regulation, histology, neuroanatomy, stem cells, etc.

As a future physiologist, you will spend most of your time doing advanced research in a laboratory. You can focus on single cells, physiological organ systems, or homeostasis, among others. Your findings can improve our understanding of health, disease occurrence, and how to keep the human body at peak performance levels, which is especially useful for athletes and sports teams.

In addition to advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Physics knowledge, successful physiologists also own communication, technical writing, organisation, and project management skills.

Physiology graduates can work in research centres, public or private hospitals and clinics, and biotechnology companies, among others. Related job titles include exercise physiologist, pharmacologist, biomedical scientist, etc.

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