Biomedical sciences involves the study of the processes behind human health and disease and developments in the field drive and guide improvements in medical practice. Physiology examines living animals and how they function, grow and reproduce. It is the study of how cells respond to changes in their environment and examines how cell functions are integrated in tissues, organs and animals. You will study how information is sent from one cell to another through chemical or electrical signals as well as body systems such as nutrition, movement, respiration and reproduction. The understanding of fundamental physiological principles is central to our ability to identify potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of diseases. Some of the UK's leading biomedical research is carried out in Edinburgh and you will have the opportunity to undertake project work with our expert research groups. We offer a flexible programme structure and access to top-rated teaching and research expertise, alongside a commitment to providing an excellent teaching and learning environment. Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences is part of the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, established in 1726 and internationally renowned for its research and teaching.