University of East London

Medical Physiology University of East London Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our medical physiology course offers you an exceptional opportunity to study the complex anatomy and detailed function of the human body in both health and disease.
We place a strong emphasis on learning all about the body’s structure and functions, with a particular focus on anatomy, histology, biochemistry and pharmacology.
We’ll give you a practical insight into the techniques and instrumentation used to investigate the human body in varying states of health and disease, such as fitness tests, chest X-rays and electrocardiograms (ECG), which measure the electrical activity of the heart.
You’ll examine life support systems and have the chance to earn a first-aid qualification. You’ll also discover what happens when body systems break down and how this can lead to disease.
You’ll have the option to take our four-year placement course, which features a year’s work experience, normally in a laboratory, after your second year.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 Biochemistry (core) Cell Biology (core) Essential Chemistry (core) Human Anatomy and Physiology (core) YEAR 2 Biology of Disease (core) Cellular Biochemistry (core) Physiological Regulation and Functional Anatomy (core) Immunology (core) Fundamental Pharmacology (core) Work Placement (short) (optional) Work Placement (year) (optional)YEAR 3 Clinical and Applied Physiology (core) Research Project (core) Systems
Pharmacology and
Therapeutics (core) Neuropharmacology (optional) Exercise Physiology (optional) Biochemical and
Cellular Toxicology (optional) Systems Toxicology (optional)

Assessment method

Students are assessed in practical work and theory. In most modules 50% of the module mark
is derived from coursework during the semester (this can take a variety of forms including
laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations etc.) and 50% from unseen written
theory examination at the end of the semester. Some modules also include laboratory
practical exams.
Level 4 (Year 1) modules introduce you to the standards and types of assessment used at
university. Some have theory exams staged at intervals through the semester. Although they
do not contribute to your final Honours grade, you are expected to achieve at least 40% in all
Level 4 modules.
Your final Honours grade uses marks from Level 5 and Level 6 modules only. Your Level 4
modules prepare you to do your best in these later years.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B121
Institution code E28
Campus name Stratford Campus
Campus code S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Biology or Chemistry at grade B or above required
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above
Access to HE Diploma Relevant subject required with grade merit in all level 3 Biology / Chemistry units
Scottish Higher Including Biology / Chemistry at grade H2 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Relevant subject required with Biology or Chemistry units at grade merit or above

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 email study@uel.ac.uk


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
Newham
E16 2RD


Clearing contact details

Applicant Enquiries

Course contact details

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Applicant Relations Team

0208 223 3333