Human & Applied Physiology enables students to gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the functioning of the muscular, respiratory and cardiovascular systems at rest and during exercise, including the effects of extreme environmental conditions on whole body physiology. Leads to careers in teaching and research, medicine, physiotherapy, health services, physical education.
- The original and foremost programme in human and applied physiology in the UK.
- Training in a wide variety of practical laboratory skills pertaining to human physiology.
- A knowledge base of human physiology particularly relevant for careers in biomedical research and medicine.
- Lectures from world leading experts in a variety of different fields.
- Unique exposure of human physiology applied to aviation and military medicine only available at King's College London.
The programme is run by King's College London Department of Physiology. It provides a theoretical and practical basis for explaining the functioning of the muscular, respiratory and cardiovascular systems at rest and during exercise. This extends to the effects of extreme environmental conditions on whole body physiology. Programme topics are studied from both systemic and cellular/molecular perspectives in order that students have a good understanding of the breadth of investigative approaches employed in human physiology research.
- Course purpose -
This programme equips students in biomedical/life science and sport science with value added knowledge and skills to enhance understanding and expertise in human physiology in its broadest sense. Graduates from the programme pursue careers in academic research/teaching, medicine, physiotherapy, health services, physical education, research posts in industry and in Ministry of Defence Research establishments.
- Programme format and assessment -
Taught modules comprise lectures, tutorials and seminars with a significant practical component. You will also undertake a significant research project.
- Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology from Rest to Exhaustive Exercise - Human & Applied Physiology Library Project - Human & Applied Physiology Research Project - Human Physiology in Extreme Environments - Key Topics in Human Health and Performance - Skeletal Muscle Function, Fatigue and Plasticity - from Movement to Molecules
Our graduates go on to careers in academic teaching and research, medicine, clinical physiology, health services, sports science support, and research posts in industry or in Ministry of Defence Research Establishments.
To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.