Physiology is the study of how organ systems function in a human being. The medical undergraduates need to be trained in diverse backgrounds, which enable them to bring unique insights and technical approaches to study living systems from the sub-cellular level to the whole organism. The Human Physiology course builds on other subjects learnt in the first year of Medicine, namely Anatomy & Biochemistry.
| Our Objectives:
1. To introduce the major physiological systems and emphasize the interplay of cellular, molecular and biochemical processes that underlie system function.
2. To emphasize the homeostatic interactions that take place between those component physiological systems and that give rise to the integrated functioning of the human body.
3. To provide a conceptual background for the function and interplay of human organ systems and provide an brief introduction to topics that would be dealt at length in the upcoming years comprising of pre clinical and clinical subjects.
| FOCUS OF THE DEPARTMENT
Using small group learning, paper cases, tutorials, lectures, focused exercises, laboratories, and demonstrations, the course material shall be presented as an introduction to human physiological systems. The material is presented within a clinical context whenever possible to emphasize the application of physiological principles to patient care.
The Department of Physiology has particular strengths in Neuro Physiology and Medical Education. We employ a wide range of innovative teaching methods like role plays, symposia, seminars and integrated learning. Much of clinical medicine relies on understanding molecular, cellular and organ-system physiology and we take meticulous care to lay a strong foundation.