King's Buildings Campus
Physiology examines living animals and how they function, grow and reproduce. It is the study of how cells respond to changes in their environment and examines how cell functions are integrated in tissues, organs and animals.
You will study how information is sent from one cell to another through chemical or electrical signals as well as body systems such as nutrition, movement, respiration and reproduction.
The understanding of fundamental physiological principles is central to our ability to identify potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of disease.
2020 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AAAB (first sitting) or 4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB (two sittings) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths and/or Physics recommended plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry recommended.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths and/or Physics recommended plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry preferred.
For entry to second year you would need Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB or BA.
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School