The Department of Physiology is strategically positioned in a prime area of the college premises. The department deals with haematology, clinical, amphibian, mammalian and research laboratories. All the laboratories have been constructed to the recommendations of the MCI and NMC. The haematology, amphibian, clinical and mammalian laboratories can almost accommodate 80 students at a time. The haematology laboratory has the latest standard student microscopes complemented with surplus export-grade glassware and reagents. We maintain good laboratory practices (GLP) and are maintained by a set of dedicated staff members. The amphibian and mammalian laboratories look forward to implementing near-real virtual simulations in the near future. The clinical laboratory equipped with standard instruments provides students with the right ambience to do clinical examinations. In addition to the facilities mentioned, each laboratory has well-furnished audio-visual aids which promote small group interactions, thus facilitating individual student attention. Every student has ample space to work in with excellent aesthetics and work ergonomics.
The department’s research laboratory currently pursues many neurophysiology-related studies. All works related to research as well as patient care are carried out in the laboratory. The neurophysiological studies include nerve conduction studies, brainstem auditory evoked responses (BAER), visual evoked potentials (VEPs), H and F reflex studies, auditory and visual reaction time studies, cardiovascular autonomic studies complemented with heart rate variability analysis, and pulmonary function testing.
The Department of Physiology teaches physiology to BSc (Nursing), Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Audiometry and Speech-Language Pathology students. Apart from these, the department is very active in conducting basic sciences classes for all the postgraduates of the institute.
The faculty of the department has many national and international papers to their credit. They are regular in attending and organizing continuing medical education programmes (CMEs) and keep themselves abreast of the latest updates in their profession. Thus, the Department of Physiology inspires and shapes students into becoming good physiologists who are indeed to become sensible, rational and noble physicians. The department equally complements the patient care of the college through its laboratories and adds pride to the institute through its research work.
Department of Physiology offers various UG courses like MBBS, BSc (Nursing), Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Audiometry and Speech-Language Pathology. In addition to the above, we also provide basic science classes for postgraduates of other departments. We also offer a value-added course of 1-week duration in ‘Clinical Physiology’ for undergraduate students.
1. Creating educational videos on clinical skills
2. Newer online teaching methods like BlogSpot, WhatsApp group (since Jan.2019), Google Classroom (Since April 2020)
Centre for Clinical Physiology for Research is actively involved in research and patient care activities like nerve conduction studies and cardio-respiratory function tests.
Pulmonary Function Testing
Live relay of Nerve Conduction
Autonomic Function Testing
Small Group Teaching