To be a vibrant department that is recognised for its excellence in teaching and learning, research and engagement in the field of Human Physiology.


To create a responsive, stimulating environment that develops knowledge and understanding of the complexities of the human body, the skills to conduct world-class research, and to engage with the broader community in contributing to a sustainable future.

What is Human Physiology:

Human Physiology is the science of normal human body function. Human Physiologists integrate a vast amount of molecular and cellular information and relate this to the organs and organ systems of our body as a whole. We aim to explain the homeostatic interdependence of different systems within our body, and to understand the responses and adaptations of our bodies to internal and external stresses, in health and disease. From this, we hope to answer questions about how the human body works, to identify new ways to maintain or improve our quality of life, and develop new medical therapies and interventions.

The interdisciplinary nature of Physiology prepares students to be critical thinkers who will use scientific principles and inquiry to come to logical conclusions and to make independent rational decisions. Human Physiology graduates have careers across a range of professions, within and beyond the research setting, including Forensic Science,  Education and Training, Communications, Medical Sciences, Medical Engineering, the Pharmaceutical Industry, Safety, Health and Environment management and Research (academic and industrial).