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dpt-physiology

Physiology

Overview

“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
• Research

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

Why Choose Us?

State-of-the-art infrastructure, well qualified faculty, good curriculum, location and availability of highly specialized clinical material.

Facilities

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:


Accommodation Amphibian Mammalian Haematology Clinical
Area (Sqmm) 300 120 300 120
Capacity (seats) 125 90 125 90

iii. Major equipments:
  • CANWIN cardiac autonomic neuropathy analyser - 01
  • Spirowin Spirometer - 03
  • Student’s Physiograph - 02
  • BMR Apparatus - 02
  • Bicycle Ergometer - 02
  • ECG Machine - 04
  • Peak Flow Meter - 03
  • EEG, EMG, VEP,EP Testing system by Nikhon Khoden - 01
  • Holter Monitor - 01
  • Tread mill - 01
  • Hand grip Dynamometer - 02

b) i) Audio-Visual aids available
  • OHP - 03
  • LCD - 04
  • PC with printer - 02

ii) Departmental Library Total No. of books available – 222
SL-NO. Journal
  National
1. International Physiology
2. Biomedicine
3. Indian Journal of Medical Research
4. Indian Journal of Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics
5. Indian journal of nutrition & Dietetics
  International
1. Physiological reviews
2. Annual review of Physiology
  E-Journals (Helinet)
1. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics
2. Neurophysiologie Clinique/clinical neurophysiology

iii) Charts – 90, Famous scientists – 35 iv) No. of Power Point Presentations:
SL-no. Name of the System
1. Nerve Muscle Physiology Blood
2. Cardio Vascular System
3. Respiratory System
4. Central Nervous System
5. Renal System
6. Reproductive System
7. Endocrine System
8. General Physiology
9. Gastro Intestinal System
10. Integrated Physiology

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.

Faculty

Research

a) List of ongoing projects – faculty: 15

NAME

TOPIC

Dr. Ranganath M.D.

Professor & HOD

Effect of exercise on AFT.

DR. M.P. Jayarajan, Professor

Cardio respiratory function in first MBBS students over the first three months following admission to Rajarajeswari Medical college, Bangalore.

Dr. Prashanth Kumar M

Professor

Somatosensory evoked potentials in patients with lumbosacral disc prolapse.

Dr.Jamuna B.L.

Associate Prof

Effect of cup stacking on hand eye coordination.

Dr. Rashmi Phadke

Assistant professor

Brainstem auditory & visual evoked potentials in type I & type II diabetes mellitus & the effect of duration of treatment.

Dr. Priyanka Singh

Assistant professor

Gender correlation of stress levels and sources of stress among Ist year students in Medical college.

Mrs. Nishitha Mendonca

Assistant professor

Nerve conduction velocity in sedentary and physically active individual.

Dr. Gopi Kumar M S

PG/Tutor

1. Critical flicker fusion frequency as a clinical tool in assessing the visual outcome after cataract surgery in senile mature cataract patients.
2. Variation in the critical flicker fusion frequency with glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients of Rajarajeswari medical college and hospital.

Dr. Rekha K N

PG/Tutor

Effect of premenstrual stress on CFF.

Dr. Shilpa M

PG/Tutor

1. Prevalence of myocardial infarction in ABO Blood groups in RRMCH. 2. Gender differences in short term memory among MBBS students in RRMCH.

Dr. Neelkanth Kote

PG/Tutor

Association of Type II Diabetes mellitus with ABO blood groups in RRMCH.

Dr. Ujwala Jagdale

PG/Tutor

Retrospective study of Anemia in Reproductive age group in RRMCH.

Dr. Jayasheela

PG/Tutor

Association of BMI with HRT.
b) List of projects completed:
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:
  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. A comparative study of glomerular filtration rate in normal subjects and type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Bangalore – Dr.Neelkanth Kote
  4. A comparative study of short term memory assessment by visual tasks in yoga practitioners and normal subjects – Dr.Shilpa M
  5. A comparative study of anemia with the degree of glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus – Dr.Ujwala Jagdale
  6. A Comparative studt of haematological parameters in obese and non obese male subjects – Dr. Jayasheela T V
  7. Audiometric evaluation of patients with type II Diabetes mellitus in Correlation with their glycemic control – Dr. Vinay Kiran
  8. A comparative study of autonomic function tests in middle aged obese and age related non obese male controls – Dr. Mohamed Nizam Al Deen Shah
  9. A comparative study of lipid profile, body mass index, waist hip ratio & blood pressure in premenopausal & post menopausal women – Dr. Rashmi S

completed

Awards

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.
Dr. Ranganath M. D:
  • St. John's Ambulance association
  • Examiner: MBBS,MD, RGUHS
  • Life member APPI
Dr. Vedavathi K. J:
  • Examiner MBBS-RGUHS
  • Organizing secretary, State CME programme, August 2009 (RGUHS/APP1)
  • Life member-APPI
Dr. Sunanda Bhat:
  • Examiner: MBBS, MD-RGUHS, MSc, Ph.D (NIMAHANS, Manipal University)
  • Life member APPI
List of awards/best papers/fellowship –
  • Dr.Yogesh.MK awarded with Dr.Balakrishna memorial award for best research paper in Ophthalmology by IABMS.
  • Ms. Suma Bhaskar awarded with Dr.R.N.Moorthy prize for distinction in M.Phil, Neurophysiology.
  • Dr. Jyothi Vybhavi awarded with Young Scientist Award at Physiological Society of India.
  • Dr. Jyothi Vybhavi received National Award for Best Oral Presentation at Physiological Society of India.

Publications

national

international

Paper Presentation

Curriculum

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



Biophysics
  • Physical principles of transport across cell membranes and across capillary wall.

  • Bio-potentials

  • 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.


Integration

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

Faculty

  • Dr. Jamuna B.L

    Professor & HOD,Dean of Neurophysiology
  • Dr. Priyanka Singh

    Professor
  • Dr. Puneeth M.

    Associate Professor
  • Dr. Rekha K N

    Associate Professor
  • Dr. Amareshwari

    Associate Professor
  • Ms. Nishitha L.Mendanca

    Asst. Professor
  • Dr. G.S Latha

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr Lavanya. S

    Assistant Professor
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