Bachelor of Science (Human Physiology)
Enhance your understanding of how the body functions
Human physiology is the science of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of humans in good health, their organs, and the cells of which they are composed. The principal level of focus of physiology is at the functional level of organs and systems.
Anatomy and physiology are closely related fields of study, with anatomy being the study of form, and physiology the study of function. You can also choose to strengthen your appreciation of the connections between psychological and physiological aspects of human health, by combining with another discipline area, such as Psychology.
As a graduate, opportunities exist in a range of health care settings, including as medical scientists, in health promotion, or in marketing/scientific reporting for biomedical/pharmaceutical companies.
Graduates interested in research careers may obtain employment in biomedical research laboratories or progress to further studies such as Honours, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees within Biomedical Research.
Completion of this degree also provides graduates with the knowledge and information to sit the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) to seek entry into postgraduate medicine.
Other major available for the Bachelor of Science are: Astronomical and Space Sciences, Computing, Counselling, Environment & Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics, Plant Agricultural Science, Psychology, Physical Sciences and Wine Science.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 8710|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19060|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4,SA) or equivalent; from 2019 Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent will also be a pre-requisite.
- Recommended prior study: Mathematics and one of Biology, Mathematics B, Chemistry, Physics or Science or equivalent. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (4, SA) (until 2019) or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
|Toowoomba and External/Online||906829|
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.