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Deepen your understanding of the human body to lead positive change in human health.

Study a minor in human physiology to examine how cell, tissue and organ systems function within the human body.

Learn the vital roles played by our brain, nerves and hormones in controlling cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive and metabolic processes important to our survival.

Apply scientific methods to investigate how the failure of these systems can result in disease or disorders.

Study physiological functions at a molecular and cellular level to examine how the body’s core processes are altered in diseased states.

Develop a holistic understanding of the complex links between the body, mind and disease by combining your minor with related courses in human anatomy, neuroscience, pharmacology or food science and nutrition.

In-depth knowledge of human physiology is essential if you are considering further study in the field of medicine, biomedical science or allied health. It can also lead to a range of career opportunities across the health, science or pharmaceutical sectors.


1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2023

32 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2023

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Medical writer
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Product manager
  • Medical researcher
  • Sales and marketing professional
  • Business development manager
  • Environmental and science communicator

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Cells to Organisms
  • Integrative Cell & Tissue Biology
  • Systems Physiology
  • Integrative Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Integrated Endocrinology

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