Faculty of Health Sciences


Recognition of Prior learning BSc in Physiology or equivalent.


One year full time

Two year part time

Credits required

The candidate must have obtained 60% or above in Physiology courses at Bachelors degree level to be considered for admission.  

Summary of Courses





Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physiological Sciences

Core Modules:


Research Project

PIO 42M0


Readings in Physiology

PIO 43M0


Research Methodology  

PIO 44M2  




Delivery mode

To facilitate understanding of basic concepts in physiology, learning is in the form of seminars, assignments and self - directed learning.


Compulsory in all classes seminars and practicals and active participation in discussions is expected from all students.  

Research Project It is a core module.

Course Work

  • Seminars

BSc (Hon) students must attend seminars presented by staff and post graduate students and contribute in discussions. BSc (Hon) students will make Departmental seminar presentations of their research proposals.  These will be assessed and the mark contributes to Research Methodology final course mark. Class seminar presentations on relevant topics assigned by relevant staff will also be assessed and contribute towards Readings in Physiology final course mark.

  • Laboratory exposure

Students will be exposed to research laboratory methods and equipment used within the Department by rotating with different research teams for hands on practicals. Students will be assessed and marks will contribute to the Research Methodology for final course mark


Lectures, assignments, practical session and write up will be used to teach current topics in physiology relevant to research. Tests will be given by lecturers involved. These marks will form the formative component of the course (60%). There will be final examinations covering content from Research Methodology and Readings in Physiology (examination Paper 2). To be eligible to write the examinations, a student is required to fulfil the following requirements:

  • 85% of practical, lecture and seminar attendance
  • A subminimum of 40% in the continuous assessment in Readings in Physiology and Research Methodology.

Research Project

Examination panel consists of one (1) internal and one (1) external examiner.  The average marks of both internal and external examiners contribute towards the final project mark. A student will be required to resubmit the project if he/she has failed to obtain the mandatory 50% in the project.

Criteria for Pass (P) and Distinction (D)

Pass mark – 50%. A 50% pass in the Research Project component is mandatory. Distinction – 75% and above.   Pass in all three components of the above is mandatory.

Fail (F)

A student is deemed to have failed if the overall aggregate is less than 50% or if he/she has failed to obtain the mandatory 50% in the Project

Supplementary examination

Candidates who fail to obtain a pass in the prescribed course but obtain a combined mark of not less than 45% may be permitted to present him/herself for a supplementary examination. Final supplementary marks will be computed using combined year (60%) and supplementary examination (40%).