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 majors for the Bachelor of Science include: Astronomical and Space Sciences, Computing, Counselling, Environment & Sustainability, Food Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics, Plant Agricultural Science, Psychology, Psychology Extended, 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 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 21640|
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.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 17/62. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.
- 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.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.
How to apply
|Toowoomba and External/Online||906829|
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Friday 8 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Monday 4 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.