Pre - Clinical
Department of Physiology

Human physiology is a branch of basic medical science which throws light into the complex cellular mechanisms dealing with the integrated functions of the hierarchically organized tissues, organs and various systems of the human body. It also lays foundation to understand the pathogenesis of diseases and principles involved in their treatment


Learning process that the undergraduate students undergo in physiology should provide the student

  • a comprehensive knowledge of the normal functions of the organ systems of the body and their interactions to facilitate understanding of the physiological basis of health and changes in disease.
  • they should understand basic physical principles involved in the functioning of body organs in normal and diseased conditions.
Departmental objectives
A. Knowledge

At the end of prescribed period of training and learning, a medical student in Physiology should be able to :

(a)Explain functions of organ systems in a normal subject.

(b)Describe the contribution of organ systems and their harmonious integration in the maintenance of homeostasis

(c)Brief the physiological responses on exposure to stress and exercise, and its correlation in the disease state

(d)Analyze and compare the normal with abnormal laboratory data to interpret the same to assess the health status

(e)Enumerate physiological principles underlying pathogenesis and treatment of disease.

(f)Explain reproductive physiology as relevant to National Family Welfare program

(g) List the basic laboratory investigations relevant for a rural set up in the management of common clinical problems

B. Skills

At the end of the course the student shall be able to:

(a) Conduct experiments designed for study of physiological phenomena

(b)Perform clinical examination of different systems of human body and elicit the physiological responses

C. Psychomotor

(a) Concept of professionalism

(b) Approaches to the patient with humanity and compassion

D. Integration

At the end of the integrated teaching, the student shall acquire an integrated knowledge of organ structure and function and its regulatory mechanisms.

E. Inculcating the students and faculty about research inquisitiveness and motivating to undertake basic and applied research in medical physiology

G. Providing experimental and laboratory data to facilitate the diagnosis and management of clinical situation