Human Physiology forms an integral part of the curriculum for most of the undergraduate and a large number of postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as a few undergraduate courses offered by other faculties, i.e. Natural & Agricultural Sciences, Humanities and Education.
Human Physiology is furthermore offered as a major subject that can be combined with one of a number of elective subjects (e.g. Biochemistry, Genetics, Psychology, etc) for a degree in science (BSc) and also combined with Anatomy for a BScMedSci degree. Postgraduate degrees that can be obtained in Human Physioloy include three levels, namely BSc Hons, MSc and PhD.
The following prizes and medals are annually awarded to outstanding students in Human Physiology:
- HS Ebrahim Memorial Medal for the best achievement in Human Physiology by a MBChB & BChD student in the second year of study.
- MJ Pitout Prize for the best academic achievement in Homeostasis BOK 280 by a BChD second year student.