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University of East London

Medical Physiology (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: B236

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

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64
86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Clinical physiology

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.

Modules

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 methods

? Assessment consists of a mixture of coursework, presentations, class tests and written
exams. Laboratory practicals may be assessed in various forms including reports and
quizzes.
? 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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
B

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
99%
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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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