Dept of Physiology

Dept of Physiology

Department Profile

Overview

 

The Department is located on the spacious premises at Centre for Basic Sciences, KMC, Bejai in Mangalore. The department occupies first and second floor of the main building, housing all the laboratories and the staff rooms, including seminar room and a separate departmental library. The Department of Physiology, KMC, Mangalore, has since its establishment set for itself high standards.  Physiology department possesses an experienced faculty involved in teaching program fulfilling the MCI requirements of the undergraduates as well as postgraduate courses.

 

The faculty members are also keenly involved in various research projects. The Department has state of the art Hematology, Clinical, Amphibian and Mammalian Laboratories. A well-equipped research Lab with all research facilities helps the staff members, postgradute students and research scholars pursuing doctoral programs (PhD) to do research work. Students have the benefit of Air-conditioned demonstration rooms, Lecture halls well equipped with Audio-visual teaching aids, like overhead projectors, computers, printers, LCD projector.

 

The Department has since its establishment set for itself high standards.  The Physiology department possesses an experienced faculty involved in teaching program fulfilling the requirements of the undergraduates as well as postgraduate courses The faculty members are also keenly involved in various research projects. Each staff member is highly qualified in teaching as well as research. We motivate students in teaching, research and also encourage the active participation in extracurricular activities. There is the best student- teacher relationship.

 

Students have the benefit of Air-conditioned demonstration rooms, Lecture halls well equipped with Audio-visual teaching aids. The department laboratories cater to the requirements of PG curriculum and research and are well equipped with all the latest instruments in adequate number. The department boasts of Cardio-Respiratory lab which has 2 Physiograph, 1 Vitalograph,2 Bicycle ergograph,3 recording Bicycles, 1 computer and 1 HRV measuring unit .It also has Neuroscience lab and Mammalian lab to carry out advanced research including a separate room to house animals.

 

A well-equipped research Lab with all research facilities helps the staff members, postgradutes, students and research scholars pursuing doctoral programs (Ph.D.) to do research work. The department has an air conditioned library with about 500 reference books in the subject & allied specialities for the use of the faculty and students. All the faculty and students have been provided with laptops by the University. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled. In addition department also has desktop computers complete with multifunctional printers.

 

 

Key Features

 

  • One of the largest teaching and research departments in Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Uses the concept of Active learning and active  involvement of students
  • Best-in-class infrastructure
  •  Highly qualified teachers
  • Motivate each student in teaching, research  and extracurricular activites
  • Best in student teacher relationship
  • Curriculum is designed to facilitate students in pursuing higher education in India and abroad
  • Good results outcome
  • The department prides itself in its research output by presenting and publishing enormous number of research papers
  • The staff have presented and  published enormous number of research papers in national and international conferences and indexed journals.

 

 

Collaborations

 

With Physiotheraphy department:

Name of the student: Hetal K Mahidhar

“Immediate effects of Neurodevelopmental”

Treatment strategies (NDT) and play therapy on Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) in children with cerebral palsy” I Year (February2013)

 

 

About the Area of Study

 

The word "physiology" comes from the Ancient Greek physis, which means "nature, origin", and logia, which means "study of". Physiology is the science of life. It is a broad science which aims to understand the mechanisms of living, from the molecular basis of cell function to the integrated behavior of the whole body. Human physiology deals with how our cells, muscles and organs work together and how they interact.

 

Furthermore, Physiology is also an experimental science that underpins the biological and clinical sciences. It is key to the detection, prevention and treatment of disease. Without an understanding of basic physiology, progress made in other areas is limited because every biological advance must ultimately be related to the behavior of the whole organism. Research in physiology helps us to understand how the body works. It also helps us to realize what goes wrong in disease and to identify new treatments for disease.