The Department of Physiology serves to provide the profound knowledge of the subtle orchestrated functioning of various systems of the body that contribute to overall health of an individual, under the able guidance of experienced teachers, transforming the students into competent health professionals.
To create excellent health care professionals by making them understand the physiological basis of medical treatment and make them reach new heights by providing quality medical education and inculcating social responsibilities in them.
Our Department functions to provide advanced and profound knowledge in Physiology to all medical and paramedical students by providing them with adequate exposure to theoretical, practical and innovative research work and encourage them to apply relevant skills learnt for the betterment of society.
The knowledge gained by the students in Physiology finds its practical implication in understanding the disease process in the clinical subjects of Medicine and its allied specialities. This would direct them for perfect diagnostic abilities, therapeutic decisions and lead them for research activities. The dedicated teaching carried out by the experienced team of faculty members initiate the first year undergraduate students to appreciate the importance of health by the knowledge they gain from understanding the mechanisms of various systems’ functioning with their clinical relevance. The post graduate guidance provided by the faculty transforming into a good teacher by being guided to understand the subject and learn the teaching skills with excellence.
Dr K. Tamilselvan – Professor & HOD
The Department of Physiology with its team of experienced faculty members and well equipped laboratories, provide regular practical lessons (haematology and clinical practical sessions) in the respective labs for undergraduates and separate individual laboratory provisions are also available to carry out amphibian and mammalian experiments along with the aforementioned experiments for the post graduate students. The department provides research initiatives for the undergraduate students and encourages academic research activities for the post graduate students with its well equipped research lab that has provisions to carry out autonomic function tests, pulmonary function test and other electrophysiological assessments. The department of Physiology also conducts regular yoga sessions and has a museum with specimens, models and charts making the process of learning easier for the students.
The department carries out undergraduate teaching for Medical, Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Paramedical and Pharmacy students and mentoring for post graduate students, collaborative teaching activities with clinical disciplines. Beyond regular learning sessions the department encourages the students to partake in seminars and quiz competitions and makes regular assessment of their academics with internal assessment tests with revisions during tutorials. The post graduate training involves regular monthly sessions of journal club, seminars, and group discussions on both theory and practical topics with their periodic academic assessment and regular research activities.
List of department faculty publications
ICMR – Short Term Student (ICMR- STS) projects Guided:
Dr. K. Tamilselvan
The effect of BMI on nasal mucociliary clearance – a pilot study
Student : Mr A J Thananjayam
A clinical study on the autonomic functions among normotensive offspring of hypertensive parents
Student : Mrs Vijayasri Sobhana Gopakumar
Dr. R. Latha
nocturnal mobile phone users. STS- ICMR-2016. Miss.B. Indumathi
among medical college students on their health and academics. STS- ICMR-2018.Mr.B. Aakash kumar
Dr. Jayamala A K
Evaluation of learning style and its influence on cognition among undergraduate medical students. . STS-ICMR-2017 Mr. Marcel
Dr. U. Karthika Priyadharshini
Chapter in a book: Dr. R. Latha
Madanmohan Trakroo, Lakshmi Jatiya. Pregnancy Diagnostic Tests. In: Handbook of Practical Physiology Objective Structured Practical Instructions (OSPI). Paras Medical Books Private Limited, 2019: 161-163.
Name of the Post graduate
Oral/Poster presentation/ Publication/ Quiz
Award / Prize
APTCON-Kilpauk Medical College
Dr B.Arunkumar &
Dr U.Karthika Priyadharshini
PG Quiz- Balaji Medical College
Dr. U.Karthika Priyadharshini
APTCON- Madha Medical College
Second Prize in Pedagogy competition in Stanley medical college on 07/10/2018
Name of the Student
S. Yokeshwar Siddarth
R. A. Dhweni
S. G. Vijayasri
K. Dharan Kumar
Sarveghna Lakshmi S
Dr. U. Karthika Priyadharshini
Dr. Lakshmi Priya
Dr. S. Niveatha
Dr.P.Graceline Margarat Lydia
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