Physiology is the science of life itself – the study of how living organisms function in health and disease. It examines how they are born and develop, how they adapt when challenged by stresses such as environmental extremes or changes in disease states, and what happens when they die. From nerves to muscles, from brains to hormones, from the molecular and cellular to the organ and body systems levels, physiology is concerned with the integrated function of the whole body.
Physiology is a central biomedical science and informs many other disciplines.
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Why study physiology at Monash?
We are a leading Department of Physiology, both nationally and internationally. The Department has produced six fellows of the Australian Academy of Sciences. Our research is focussed around areas that address modern day issues of health and disease. These include:
- obesity and diabetes
- cardiovascular and kidney physiology
- cognitive neurosciences
- integrative neurosciences, including the peripheral nervous system
- neuroendocrinology, in relation to reproduction, stress and homeostasis.
Undergraduate single degreesBachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)
Bachelor of Science Advanced - Research (Honours)
Double degreesBachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies
Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Honours)
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Science