The Discipline of Physiology is located in the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Physiology is the study of the functions of the body, or how the body works. Consequently, physiology is a scientific discipline of the widest scope and application and is the major scientific foundation of all careers related to human health and physical performance. A knowledge of physiology underpins all advances in biomedical research and discoveries in physiology impact on medicine, agriculture, industry and environmental science.
The Discipline of Physiology has vigorous research and postgraduate training programs, with particular strengths in the areas of cardiovascular physiology and neurophysiology. The Discipline has a proud record of incorporating research concepts into its undergraduate teaching, which include research-focused practicals and research placements in our labs and those of our affiliates.
The Discipline of Physiology has a number of research strengths in both Cardiovascular Physiology and Neurophysiology, listed below.
- Control of Human Movement
- Visual System Function
- Neural Control of Gastrointestinal Tract
- Channels & Signal Transduction
Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism
- Human Exercise Performance Laboratory
In addition to the research areas listed above, the Discipline of Physiology has a large network of affiliated laboratories within hospitals and biomedical research institutes in the Adelaide region, listed below. Many of our affiliates offer research projects for Honours and Postgraduate students in the Physiology programs.