BSc Human Physiology

Physiology may be defined as the scientific study of functions and mechanisms which work within a living system.

September entry

Start date

4 years


₦ 2,400,000

Fees per session

Study Modules

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

First SemesterSecond Semester
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Biology Practical I
General Biology Practical II
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry Practical IGeneral Chemistry Practical II
Communication in English INigerian Peoples and Culture
Use Library, Study Skills & ICT
Communication in English II
Elementary Mathematics I
Contemporary Health Issues
General Physics IElementary Mathematics II
General Physics Practical I
General Physics II
Introduction to Physiology
General Physics Practical II
Comparative Vertebral Anatomy

First SemesterSecond Semester
Introduction to Physiology
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology
Leadership Skills
Histology of Basic TissuesBiostatistics
Systemic and Functional Anatomy
Principles of Neurophysiology
Regional Anatomy
Introduction to Laboratory Physiology
General Biochemistry I
Students’ Industrial Work Experience
General Biochemistry Practical IIntroduction to Psychology
Environment and Sustainable Development
General Biochemistry II
Peace and Conflict Studies

First SemesterSecond Semester
Introductory Enzymology
General Principles of Pharmacology
Chemistry and Metabolism and Amino Acids and Proteins
Gastrointestinal Physiology I
EntrepreneurshipFluid & Renal Physiology I
Embryology & Reproduction
Endocrinology I
Cardiovascular Physiology I
Blood Physiology
Neurophysiology I
Functional Histology
Physiology of Excitable tissuesStudents’ Industrial Work Experience

First SemesterSecond Semester
Seminar presentation
Fluid & Renal Physiology II
GastrointestinalNeurophysiology III
Physiology II
Endocrinology III
Endocrinology II
Comparative/Environmental Physiology
Neurophysiology IICardiovascular Physiology II
Functional Neuroanatomy
Animal Experimentation
Membrane transport
Space and Aviation Physiology
Sports Physiology

The curriculum is underpinned by research, linking your learning to the work of the faculty, from the laboratory bench to new drugs to public health interventions. With less emphasis on traditional lectures, problem-based learning in small groups encourages you to take an independent approach to clinical scenarios.

Human Physiology - FAQs

Admission into the programme shall be by:

  1. University Matriculation Examination (UME)
  2. Direct Entry
  3. Medical Students (Intercalated programme)

1.1.University Matriculation Examination (UME)

All Nigerian admissions into the University shall be through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Admissions shall be open to all irrespective of nationality, sex, physical challenge, religion and race. A letter of recommendation from the previous Senior Secondary School Counsellor/ Principal is also required.

To be admitted through UME, candidates must possess

  1. Credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two (2) sittings in WAEC or NECO examinations or acceptable equivalents
  2. An acceptable pass mark of not less than 180 at the UME conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Additionally, admission into an undergraduate degree programme of the University shall be based on the Faculty and Departmental requirements stated below.

Table 1: Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements


WAEC/SSCEDirect Entry
Human Physiology

Five credit passes in Science Subjects at SSCE (or its equivalent) including English, Mathematics.

  • “A” level passes in three Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics.
UTME subjects are Mathematics/Physics, Biology, Chemistry and English.

1.2.Foreign Students

The university proposes to admit foreign students through the following:

  1. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – conducted in over 130 countries as an international entrance exam for admission into Universities the United States and American University abroad),
  2. OSS – Student Selection and Placement System- The university entrance exam conducted in Turkey that is equivalent to JAMB – Nigeria),
  3. YOS (another internationally recognized entrance exam conducted across 25 European Countries for admissions across Australia and Europe), or
  4. Any other internationally recognized University Entrance Exam, equivalent of the JAMB in Nigeria.

In order to comply with the admission policy into Nigerian Universities, all foreign students admitted into NUN will be subsequently cleared with JAMB.

1.3.Direct Entry

In addition to the UME requirements, candidates seeking admission through direct entry should possess any of the following;

  1. Pass mark of not less than ‘C’ in Physics/Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at the Advanced Level.
  2. First degree in relevant biological or physical sciences discipline not less than second class lower division level.
  3. Medical Students wishing to acquire first degree in Basic Medical Sciences (Intercalated Programme) before completing their MBBS Programme. These students shall spend an additional two (2) semesters after 300 Level (First Professional Examinations) for the award of BSc, before concluding their MBBS Programme. This is however only open to distinction candidates in Human Physiology.
  4. Withdrawn medical students wishing to pursue BSc. Programmes in Basic Medical Sciences. The entry point shall be 200 Level.

1.4. Inter/Intra-faculty Transfer

A student in 200 level can change department within/outside the faculty. This can be done by completing the “CHANGE OF DEPARTMENT FORM”.  The time to change department is during the registration period in first semester of the student’s 200.

The course is going to be taught majorly by lectures through presentation and the use of other teaching aids.  Laboratory sections will be scheduled where applicable.

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