Course Description

Physiology is the science of normal functions and phenomena of living things. The attributes of life are growth, reproduction, repair and adaptation to varied conditions. The most important characteristic of living beings is that their processes are controlled. Much of Physiology is the study of control systems that operate in living beings. The goal of Physiology therefore is to explain the physical and chemical factors that are responsible for the origin, development and progression of life. The course highlights the relevance of basic physiology to clinical practice through use of clinical examples. Medical courses in Physiology teach the essentials of life. The Physiology courses are very clinically relevant because the knowledge of the processes underlying the normal physiological functions of all the major organ systems is crucial for understanding pathology, pharmacology and for competent clinical practice. In fact, all of the medicine is based on understanding physiological functions.
Study of Physiology starts on 1st Phase with 340 hrs consisting of lectures 120 hrs; tutorials 120 hrs, and practical 100 hrs.The whole course will be evaluated by 1st Professional Examination at the end of 1½ years.
At the end of the course in Biochemistry the students should be able to:
Demonstrate basic knowledge on the normal functions of human body and apply it as a background for clinical subjects.
Explain normal reaction to environment and homeostatic mechanism
Interpret normal function with a view to differentiate from abnormal function.
Demonstrate knowledge and skill for performing and interpreting Physiology experiment.
Develop knowledge and skill to produce to higher studies and research in Physiology in relation to need and disease profile of the country.
Develop sound attitude for continuing self-education to improve efficiency and skill [including information technology(IT) skill] in physiology.