About the Department / Program
Physiology is indeed an explanation of life. What other subject matter is more fascinating, more exciting, more beautiful than the subject of life? - Arthur C Guyton
Physiology is a basic medical science taught to the health care students which explains about the functions of each system and how they coordinate to maintain good health. The department of Physiology has excellent infrastructure and faculties with wide experience and knowledge in different fields of Physiology thus providing quality teaching, research in innovative and emerging fields and clinical services in the university. The department provides Physiology teaching to medical, dental and various para-medical students in the University. The faculties are trained both in teaching (Medical Education) and research (PhD scholars) which helps to nurture skills in the students. Three faculties have been awarded PhD, while 9 faculties (7 Internal and 2 external) are pursuing part time PhD and 1 postgraduate is in ICMR MD PhD program. Four faculties have been awarded FAIMER fellowship in medical education and three faculties have completed advanced training in medical education. The department has an Autonomic Function Lab which offers support to the clinical departments by evaluating the autonomic functions. To make the obsolete non working equipments of Physiology have a worthwhile meaning, the Department of Physiology has innovatively presented and displayed them as a museum. Besides, Noble Laureate gallery is launched as pertinent to Physiologists. This may be profoundly useful for Physiology postgraduates for their examination.
Through several national and international collaborations, the department performs various researches and has published research papers in renowned, high impact factor journals. The department also conducts national and international conferences frequently to update the newer and upcoming concepts. Dr.Venkat Srinivasan, Board Certified- Internal Medicine, Arizona center for Integrative Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, USA & Dr. Sathyaprabha, Neurophysiologist from NIMHANS are the Visiting Professors.
Department is actively involved in outreach activities such as conducting health awareness programs in schools and industries. Recently “Distinguished activity award” by World Sleep Society was awarded to the Department of Physiology for the outreach activities conducted in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Mind Body Medicine & Lifestyle Sciences, SRIHER .