University of East London

Medical Physiology (with Foundation Year) University of East London Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in Medical Physiology but you don’t have the standard qualifications.
First we prepare you for your degree during an extra Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.
This BSc in Medical Physiology 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.

Course details


FOUNDATION YEAR: Academic & Communication Skills (core) Essential Maths & ICT (core) Human Biology (core) Chemistry of Life (core)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

 Assessment consists of a mixture of coursework, presentations, class tests and written
exams. Laboratory practicals may be assessed in various forms including reports and
 Continuous assessment in workshop activities is employed in some modules where
active participation in individual and group work may form a major part of the
module teaching.
 ECDL (European Computer Driving License) is the medium of instruction for the IT
training on the module “Essential Maths and ICT”, and it leads to an internationally
recognised Certificate. The IT component of the module is delivered online and
supported by workshop sessions.
To pass the level 3 programme and progress on to your chosen degree programme, all
modules must be passed. To pass a module, you must get an overall mark of at least 40%, and
achieve a threshold mark of at least 30% in every assessment component.

How to apply

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 B236
Institution code E28
Campus name Stratford Campus
Campus code S

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

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

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
E16 2RD

Course contact details

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Applicant Relations Team

0208 223 3333