Medical Physiology (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

If you don't meet the entry requirements for a BSc degree, you have the option of enrolling onto our foundation option. This will equip you with the basics to progress to the BSc degree. On our medical physiology course, you will study the complex anatomy and detailed function of the human body in both health and disease. We place a strong emphasis on learning about the body's structure and functions, with a focus on physiology, anatomy, histology, biochemistry and pharmacology. We'll give you practical skills in bioscience techniques and instrumentation used to investigate the human body in health and disease, such as lung function, exercise and fitness tests, medical imaging (chest X-rays) and electrocardiograms (ECG). You'll develop skills in communication, presentation, statistics and IT. All students complete a first aid course and develop a business enterprise in biosciences. All students also develop research skills by completing a research project. During the course you will have the opportunity to do short placements either within UEL or abroad, and go on external visits to enhance your learning and employability. Graduates from this course have gone onto careers as Physician Associate, Respiratory Physiologist, Cardiologist, Audiologists, sonography, teaching, graduate entry medicine and further study (masters and PhD).


Foundation Year: Essential Skills for Higher Education (Mental Wealth) (Core), Essential Maths & ICT (Core), Career & Professional Skills (Mental Wealth) (Core), Human Biology (Core), Introduction to the Study of Cells (Core), Chemistry of Life (Core), Optional Short Placement (Optional) Year 1: Professional Practice in Science (Mental Wealth) (Core), Essential Chemistry (Core), Cell Biology (Core), Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Core), Fundamentals in Human Anatomy and Physiology (Core), Fundamentals in Microbiology (Core), Optional Short Placement (Optional) Year 2: Infection & Immunity (Core), Physiological Regulation (Core), Fundamental & Experimental Pharmacology (Core), Functional Anatomy (Core), Cellular Biochemistry (Core), Research & Career Development - Mental Wealth (Core), Level 5 Short Work Placement (Optional), Year Long Placement (Sandwich Year) (Optional) Year 3: Cellular Pathology (Core), Clinical Physiology (Core), Applied Physiology (Core), Research Project and Career Enhancement Portfolio (Mental Wealth) (Core), Neuropsychopharmacology & Emerging Therapeutics (Optional), Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pharmacology (Optional), Toxicology (Optional), Exercise Physiology Techniques (Optional), Level 6 Short Work Placement (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

We'll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we'll give you as much feedback as possible. In your third year, you'll either take five core modules or undertake a work placement. We'll assess you accordingly. Year 1 - 58% Portfolio/Coursework, 42% Laboratory/Practical/ICT Year 2 - 42% Written Exam/Timed Assessment, 42% Portfolio/Coursework, 16% Laboratory/Practical/ICT Year 3 - 53% Portfolio/Coursework, 38% Written Exam/Timed Assessment, 9% Laboratory/Practical/ICT You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 14 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

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Medical Physiology (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS