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University of East London

Medical Physiology

UCAS Code: B121

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Biology or Chemistry at grade B or above required

Relevant subject required with grade merit in all level 3 Biology / Chemistry units

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

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

Including Biology / Chemistry at grade H2 or above

UCAS Tariff

112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Clinical physiology

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 bodys structure and functions, with a particular focus on anatomy, histology, biochemistry and pharmacology.Well 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.Youll examine life support systems and have the chance to earn a first-aid qualification. Youll also discover what happens when body systems break down and how this can lead to disease.Youll have the option to take our four-year placement course, which features a years work experience, normally in a laboratory, after your second year.

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,880
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience (HSB)

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Health professionals
38%
Therapy professionals
2%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is much the most popular of the four. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have excellent employment rates - although all the subjects under this group do better than average. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study — usually moving on to a medical degree - and neurosciences graduates opt for a more academic route in study. Pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a large majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2016, usually either in hospitals or private practice. There are shortages of graduates in all of these disciplines although issues with funding roles, particularly in physiotherapy, still mean that these degrees are not a guaranteed path to a job - but the chances of getting a job are very good.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Clinical physiology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

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£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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