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Group : Biological, Biomedical & Life Sciences
Can be taken as: Major, Honours, Liberal Program

Physiology is the study of how body systems work. Physiologists investigate everything from the interaction of individual molecules to how intact organisms function. Understanding cell and system physiology holds the key to discovering new ways of preventing and curing disease.  Research in the department focuses on:  ion channels and transporters, gene transcription, signal transduction, nuclear transport, synapse formation, nerve regeneration, neuroscience, immunology, and biomathematics of physiological systems. Come and discover research in our Department.

Three programs, Liberal, Major, and Honours are offered by the Department of Physiology. All students entering the Department initially register in the Faculty program. The first year of a degree program in physiology is generally like that of other sciences, with the student studying common core courses in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physiology.

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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Physiology (65 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Physiology (75 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Physiology (50 Credits)