About the Department of Physiology

Human Physiology forms an integral part of the curriculum for most of the undergraduate and a large number of postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as a few undergraduate courses offered by other faculties, i.e. Natural & Agricultural Sciences, Humanities and Education.

Human Physiology is furthermore offered as a major subject that can be combined with one of a number of elective subjects (e.g. Biochemistry, Genetics, Psychology, etc) for a degree in science (BSc) and also combined with Anatomy for a BScMedSci degree. Postgraduate degrees that can be obtained in Human Physiology include three levels, namely BSc Hons, MSc and PhD.

The following prizes and medals are annually awarded to outstanding students in Human Physiology:

  • HS Ebrahim Memorial Medal for the best achievement in Human Physiology by a MBChB & BChD student in the second year of study.


The Division of Biokinetics and Sport Science

The Department of Physiology is home to the Division of Biokinetics and Sport Science, offering a 3-year BSportSci full-time undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree options in sport science, biokinetics, and biomechanics.  

The following award is presented annually to the top achieving student in the BSportSci degree:

  • The School of Medicine award for the best academic performance by a BSportSci student

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