Department of Physiology and EnvIronmental Health


Modular Descriptor

Pre-Graduate Modules

Post-Graduate Modules




Welcome to the Department of Physiology and Environmental Health at the University of Limpopo. The Department strives to be a world-class provider of quality education and leading research in physiology and physiology-related fields. Our aim is to train highly skilled, employable, and professional graduates and post-graduates. We serve the scientific and general communities with relevant and high-quality research, and we recognise the importance of engaging with both local and international communities in a mutually beneficial way. The Department’s staff members are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. We take great pride in our professionalism and academic honesty as we serve our students and the communities that are important to them, as well.

The Department of Physiology and Environmental Health not only contributes to the undergraduate BSc degrees but also offers post-graduate programmes at Honours, Masters, and Doctoral levels. Students registered for a BSc in Molecular and Life Sciences can major in Physiology and any one of the following fields: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology.

At undergraduate and more so at Honours level, we offer modules in both basic Physiology and Occupational Hygiene. Many of our graduates are employed in the field of Occupational Hygiene. However, a degree in Physiology will also allow you to explore the teaching profession (both at school and post-school level), research-related professions, laboratory work, occupations in the forensic field, and sales representatives for companies in the medical and physiological fields.

Thank you for showing interest in our programmes. I hope that you will find all the relevant information in these pages, but if not, please direct your queries to the e-mail address or telephone number below. We look forward to serving you!

Contact Details:

Prof. M van Staden
Head of Department
Tel: (+27) 15 268 2817

Ms MC Mashile
Senior Secretary
Tel: (+27) 15 268 2209