“Physiology of Today is the Medicine for Tomorrow” – E.H. Starling
The Department of Physiology aims at providing integrated in-depth knowledge of human physiology for students, through classroom teaching and direct observation in specialized labs for Hematology, Human, Clinical, Research and Amphibian/ Mammalian experiments.
The labs are equipped with advanced systems such as spirometers, 4 & 8 channel physiograph, ECG, EMG, Ergographs, Polygraphs and autonomic function lab that aid in both teaching and research.
We use innovative teaching methods to facilitate horizontal & vertical integration. Encouraging & nurturing environment is provided for the students to take up research projects, self directed learning and critical thinking. The importance of ethical values, responsiveness and communication skills are inculcated in the students. Hence preparing a learner to achieve the goal of becoming “Indian Medical Graduate”, who is globally relevant.
We constantly strive to update knowledge through organizing and participating in various conferences/ CMEs /Webinars/Clinical updates to meet the expectation of changing needs in Medical Education.
Expansion plans include Yoga Research lab for a holistic approach towards patient care.
The department has facilities for:
• Training U.G and P.G students
Following training facility for undergraduates are available:
• Common Lecture Hall with A V aids
• Practical hall with all required facilities
• Tutorial rooms with audio visual facility and provision for interactive teaching
• Skill lab
State-of-the-art infrastructure, well qualified faculty, good curriculum, location and availability of highly specialized clinical material.
FACILITIES FOR TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS a. Infrastructure (lecture hall, laboratory, Major equipments) i. Lecture hall: Lecture hall III with seating capacity of 300 ii. Laboratory:
|3.||Indian Journal of Medical Research|
|4.||Indian Journal of Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics|
|5.||Indian journal of nutrition & Dietetics|
|2.||Annual review of Physiology|
|1.||Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics|
|2.||Neurophysiologie Clinique/clinical neurophysiology|
|SL-no.||Name of the System|
|1.||Nerve Muscle Physiology Blood|
|2.||Cardio Vascular System|
|4.||Central Nervous System|
|9.||Gastro Intestinal System|
v) Educational CDs: Available in the Central Library
vi) Availability of internet connectivity in the department:available
c) Journal club: Journal club and seminars are conducted regularly. The faculty and PG students participate actively.
d) Distinguished clinical facilities (Unique feature of the department): CANWIN ANS testing system.
| a) List of ongoing projects – faculty: 15
1. A comparative study of auditory and visual reaction time between normal and hypothyroid patients before and after treatment – Dr. Rekha K N.
2. Correlation between High sensitivity C -Reactive protein with the degree of glycemic control in type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients -Dr. Gopi Kumar M S.
3. Evaluation of stress status among MBBS students prior to Internal Assessment examination – Mr. Ganesh Pradhan.
4. Predicting the visual outcome of senile mature cataract patients of RRMCH –Dr. Gopi Kumar M.S.
5. Correlating the values of CFF with retinopathy changes in type II DM patient – Dr. Gopi Kumar M.S.
6. Effect of premenstrual stress on auditory and visual reaction time –Dr.Rekha K N
7. Effect of premenstrual stress on critical fusion frequency - Dr.Rekha K N
8. Correlating the auditory and visual reaction time with the levels of HbA1c in type 2 DM patients – Dr. Rekha KN.
9. Evaluation of stress status among MBBS students prior to Internal Assessment examination – Mr. Ganesh Pradhan.
10. Pulmonary function tests in patients with statin therapy– Mr. Ganesh Pradhan.
List of ongoing projects.
c) List of ongoing Postgraduate Projects/Dissertations:
Dr. M. Prem Jayarajan:
Goal The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Physiology is to make them understand the scientific basis of the life processes at the systemic and molecular level and to orient them towards the application of the knowledge acquired in solving clinical problems. Knowledge At the end of the course the student will be able to:
At the end of the integrated teaching, the student shall acquire an integrated knowledge of organ structure and function and the regulatory mechanisms.