This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. This innovative degree will enable you to develop a strong theoretical and practical appreciation of human physiology with particular focus on physical activity and health. It is designed to provide you with knowledge and understanding of scientific investigation and current issues in relation to human physiology, physical activity and health. Typical areas of study include skills for health science, systems physiology, biomolecules, cells and microorganisms, applied and environmental physiology, exercise nutrition, exercise testing and prescription, and the physiology of ageing. The degree combines the teaching strengths of the University’s School of Healthcare Science, a leading provider of education and training for healthcare scientists, with the research strengths of our world-class Centre for Biomedicine. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol). Features and benefits of the course : This course is professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Provides up-to-date knowledge on areas of significant interest in the areas of human physiology with particular emphasis on physical activity and health. You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including ground-breaking point-of-care testing and clinical skills lab, blood biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control and exercise performance labs, a purpose-built facility for the advanced practical study of physiology. You will also have access to specialist equipment for research in genetics, cell biology, nutrition, orthopaedics, gerontology, exercise science and bioengineeering. The School of Healthcare Science has over 30 years' experience in delivering high quality healthcare science programmes and in providing excellent teaching and student support as recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. The degree course draws on the research strengths of staff within our world-class Centre for Biomedicine. Our research in allied health professions was placed 12th in the UK for power according to the Times Higher 2014. £565,000 was awarded from the Medical Research Council to investigate muscle weakness in older age.