Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology

Discipline statement

Anatomy, physiology and human biology is a unifying scientific discipline characterised by the integrative and in-depth study of the structure, function and evolution of humans and their biosocial interactions.

It is a holistic science, concerned with both the proximate and ultimate determinants of the human condition, which recognises the ubiquity of emergent properties.

It encompasses the biology of human populations and individuals; systems, organs and tissues; and cells and molecules. The School's activities have direct application to our health and well-being, and to our understanding of broader, multi-factorial problems facing humankind.

Its ultimate purpose is to enrich the world in which we live.