This course provides a broad understanding of the physiology of the body’s major systems as well as human health and disease. You study the cause, diagnosis and treatment of human disease from a multidisciplinary and evidence-based perspective, which will help you with a career in a variety of healthcare and life science settings.
You can complete an optional work placement year as part of this degree course at no extra cost.
This course includes an integrated foundation year – ideal if you need additional preparation in the fundamental sciences and/or if you haven’t sufficient tariff points to join Year 1 of the degree directly. Apart from the foundation year, the remainder of this degree is identical to the BSc (Hons) Health Sciences and leads to the same level award.
By studying nutrition, physiology and epidemiology, you explore how humans change over the lifespan, adapt to external stressors, and how lifestyle can have an impact on health over an individual’s lifespan. You research and identify potential therapeutic and clinical strategies to reduce the effect of these risk factors on disease states.
Alongside this, you develop skills for employability including good laboratory practice, control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) assessments, health and safety policies, Human Tissues Act, quality assurance and patient care. You aso develop transferrable skills including verbal and poster presentations, written reports, independent research and teamworking skills.
Delivered in partnership between our School of Science, Engineering & Design and our School of Health & Social Care, this degree also prepares you for postgraduate study including research degrees and taught masters programmes (MSc) including public health, dietetics, physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography, radiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing detailed here.