The Department of Physiology aims at providing students in-depth knowledge of human physiology through class room teaching and direct observation in specialized labs for hematology, clinical physiology and human experiments. The labs are equipped with advanced systems such as sperometers, 4 channel physiograph, ECG, EMG, Ergo Graphs & Polygraphs that aid in both teaching and research. Expansion plans include an autonomic function lab, pain neurophysiology lab and Electrophysiology lab.
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
Why Choose Us?
State-of-the-art infrastructure, well qualified faculty, good curriculum, location and availability of highly specialized clinical material.
FacilitiesFACILITIES FOR TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS a. Infrastructure (lecture hall, laboratory, Major equipments) i. Lecture hall: Lecture hall I & II with seating capacity of 200 ii. Laboratory:
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||Indian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology||Vol. 38-53, 56,57(1994-2009, 10,12,13)|
||Indian Journal of Medical Research|
||Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics|
||Indian journal of nutrition & Dietetics|
||Physiological reviews||Vol. 93 (2013)|
||Annual review of Physiology||Vol.66, 71-75(2004-13)|
||Journal applied Physiology||Vol.102-3, 112-13 (2007, 2013)|
|1.||Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics||Vol 22 onwards(1999 onwards)|
|2.||Neurophysiologie Clinique/clinical neurophysiology||Vol. 25 onwards(1995 onwards)|
|Sl No.||Name of the System|
|Nerve Muscle Physiology|
|Cardio Vascular System|
|Central Nervous System|
|Gastro Intestinal System|
MD (Physiology)Professor & HOD
MBBS , MD,Professor
MD, PhysiologyAssoc. Prof
MBBS, MD PhysiologyAsst. Professor
MBBS, MDAsst. Professor
M.Sc (Physiology)Asst. Professor
Msc (Medical Physiology), M Phil (Neuro Physiology)Assistant Professor
MD PhysiologyAsst. Professor
| 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:
- Dr. W. Monteiro Prize for Research- SJMC (1987)
- Member of Ph.D committee, RGUHS
- Ph.D guide Physiology-RGUHS
- Examiner: MBBS and MD (Physiology) RGUHS, MGR University, T.N.
- Life member: APPI, IMA, FPAI.
- St. John's Ambulance association
- Examiner: MBBS,MD, RGUHS
- Life member APPI
- Examiner MBBS-RGUHS
- Organizing secretary, State CME programme, August 2009 (RGUHS/APP1)
- Life member-APPI
- Examiner: MBBS, MD-RGUHS, MSc, Ph.D (NIMAHANS, Manipal University)
- Life member APPI
- Cardiac chronotropism & sympathovagal balance in young women of reproductive age
- Visual Evoked Potentials in Subjects Performing dual tasks
- Heart rate variability in type 2 diabetics with change in posture
- Heart Rate Variability in overweight individuals in supine and standing posture
- Heart Rate Variability in overweight individual
- Heart rate variability in type 2 diabetics
- Study of Correlation between BMI and serum Nitric Oxide Levels in Healthy Adolescent Subjects
- Affect of Nutritional status on cardiovascular B- adrennoceptors responsiveness in human subjects
- Acute effects of mobile phone usage on cardiovascular functions
- Study of stressors & coping techniques in first year medical students
- Functions of nitric oxide: revisited
- An Altered Pulmonary Function – A Cause or Consequence of Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Department of Physiology-2015
- Influence of Body Mass Index on Pulmonary functions
- Increased Cardiovascular B- Adrenoceptor Responsiveness in Undererweight subjects
- Parasympathetic tone in chronic energy deficient human subjects
- Cardiovascular responses to sustained handgrip in chronically cundesnowrished subjects.
- Correlation between body mass index and cardiovascular parameter in obese and non – obese in different age groups
- Pressure response during normal menstrual cycle
- Cardiac chronotropism & smpathovagal balance in young women of reproductive age
- A study menstrual distress questionnaire in first year medical students
- Acute effects of mobile phone usage on cognitive function
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:
- Explain the normal functioning of all the organs systems and their interactions for well coordinated total body function
- Assess the relative contribution of each organ system to the maintenance of the milieu interior
- Elucidate the physiological aspects of normal growth and development Describe the physiological response and adaptations to environmental stresses
- List physiological principles underlying pathogenesis and treatment of disease
- Physical principles of transport across cell membranes and across capillary wall.
- Physical principles governing flow of blood in heart and blood vessels.
Skills At the end of the course the student shall be able to:
- Conduct experiments designed for study of physiological phenomena; o Interpret experimental/investigative data
- Distinguish between normal abnormal data derived as a result of tests, which he/ she has performed and observed in the laboratory.
At the end of the integrated teaching, the student shall acquire an integrated knowledge of organ structure and function and the regulatory mechanisms.