DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY
|“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
A very warm welcome to the home page of our department. The term physiology (physis,
nature; logos; discourse) was used by the Greeks as a synonym for natural philosophy
(phyllien, to love; sophia, wisdom). A student of nature has to be a lover of wisdom!
Physiology, as we all know is the study of normal functions of body, but in recent
times, the areas covered under this interesting and basic subject of Medicine has
grown tremendously achieving great heights.
As far as the history of Medicine is concerned, Physiology is as old a subject as
any other discipline. As the history of Medicine passes through the Golden age,
The Roman Empire and Scholastic age, Physiology has grown in leaps and bounds and
is still growing. In fact, even the Swedish academy acknowledges the contribution
of physiology by awarding the noble prize in Physiology & Medicine.
Our department at Subharti Medical College intends to excel not only in academics
but in research as well. As you will browse through our pages, you will be acquainted
with the various tools, infrastructure and support facilities for the same.
In 2008, the department was allowed the permission for starting the PG degree course
vide letter of permission no. U.12012/231/2008-ME (P-II)from ministry of health
and family welfare, Government of India, dated 31st March 2009.
Dr Rajesh Misra
Professor and Head
Department of Physiology
Subharti Medical College
The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Physiology aims at providing
the student comprehensive knowledge of the normal functions of the organs systems
of the body to facilitate an understanding of the physiological basis of health
and disease. In 2008, the department was allowed the permission for starting the
PG degree course vide letter of permission no. U.12012/231/2008-ME (P-II) from ministry
of health and family welfare, Government of India, dated 31st March 2009.
“But nothing is more estimable than a physician, who having studied nature from
his youth, knows the properties of the human body, the disease which assert it the
remedies which will benefit it, exercise his art with caution and pays equal attention
to the rich and the poor”.
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
1. Explain the normal functioning of all the organs systems and their interactions
for well coordinated total body functions.
2. Assess the relative contribution of each organs 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 pathogenesis and treatment of disease.