Taught course

Integrated Physiology in Health and Disease

University of Nottingham · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to promote the importance of an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to study fundamental physiological aspects of human health and disease. This approach combines state of the art physiological and metabolic methodologies with relevant molecular biology approaches to answer questions of clinical relevance.

This is the only course of its kind in the UK and aims to achieve an effective learning environment, one which:

equips students with both generic and specialist skills relevant to their future careers.

promotes the importance of critical approach to understanding of human metabolism and physiology.

trains students in a wide range of relevant laboratory techniques.

provides the necessary foundation for those who wish to pursue advanced research in this area, leading to the degree of PhD.

This course is aimed at (1) students with a background in Physiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Medicine and other related disciplines, (2) graduates with work experience in health-related research groups in academia and industry, and (iii) health and exercise professionals who have interests in the physiology underlying health and disease.

The main topics covered by the course include muscle function and metabolism in health and disease, cardiovascular regulation in health and disease, cardiorespiratory physiology, metabolism and nutrition in exercise, health and disease (including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease), muscle metabolism and function, and laboratory techniques.

The students can expect to (1) develop an understanding of the fundamental physiological events underlying the maintenance of health and development of disease in humans, and (2) demonstrate familiarity with, and comprehensive appreciation of, laboratory techniques and methodologies used in Integrated Physiology.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Kostas Tsintzas
+44 (0)115 823 0127
+44 (0)115 823 0142