Physiology Department






The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Physiology aims at providing the student comprehensive knowledge of the normal functions of the organ systems of the body to facilitate an understanding of the physiological basis of health and disease.






At the end of the course the student should be able to:


(1) explain the normal functioning of all the organ systems and their interactions for well coordinated total body function.

(2)assess the relative contribution of each organ system to the maintenance of the milieu interior.

(3) elucidate the physiological aspects of normal growth and development.

(4) describe the physiological response and adaptations to environmental stresses.

(5) list the physiological principles underlying parthenogenesis and treatment of disease.




At the end of the course, the student should be able to:


(1) conduct experiments designed for study of physiological phenomena.

(2) interpret experimental/investigative data.

(3) distinguish between normal and 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 should acquire an integrated knowledge of organ structure and function and its regulatory mechanisms.






The broad goal of teaching Biophysics to undergraduate students is that they should understand basic physical principles involved in the functioning of body organs in normal and diseased conditions.


Total time for teaching Biophysics = 5 hours

Out of which:

(1) Didactic lectures = 3 hours

(2) Tutorial/group discussion = 1 hour

(3) Practical = 1 hour


(B) Topic distribution


(i) Lectures:


(1) Physical principles of transport across cell membranes and across capillary wall.

(2) Bio potentials.

(3) Physical principles governing flow of blood in heart and blood vessels. Also physical principles governing flow of air in air passages.


(ii) Tutorial/group discussion:


On the topic covered in didactic lectures.


(iii) Practicals:


Demonstration of:


(1) Bio potential on oscilloscope

(2) Electroencephalogram (EEG)

(3) Electro Myelogram (EMG)

(3) Electro Cardiogram (ECG)

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