Nottingham Potential

Medical Physiology

From ageing to exercise, our health experts are always making new discoveries.

Children will have the opportunity to tour our medical research laboratories and practise their clinical skills by taking part in hands-on activities. Your class will learn and have fun measuring muscle strength, lung function and even testing some (fake!) urine in the lab.

In partnership with the School of Medicine.

Suitable for

Year 5 and 6


Child working with our researchers in the clinical skills laboratory

 Discovery Days

Applications now CLOSED

Applications now CLOSED

Key information

Example timetable

      • Clinical Skills Laborartory activities: lung function, muscle strength, urine analysis (1 hour)
    • Lunch Break
    • Medical Research: tour and demonstrations (1 hour)


Recommended ratio: one adult to 10 children.

School staff must be present to supervise children throughout the day.

Curriculum links

  • Science
    • Working scientifically
    • Animals, including humans
  • PSHE
    • Goals and personal achievements

Travel bursaries

In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to offer a subsidy to help cover the cost of pupil transport to our campuses.

Due to limited availability, these bursaries are only for those in real need of support and when a visit would not otherwise be possible.

Find out more here. 


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Nottingham Potential

The University of Nottingham
A70, King's Meadow Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

telephone: +44 (0115) 951 5075
fax: +44 (0115) 846 8116