Department of Physiology


The broad objectives of the programme in Physiology is to provide a sound scientific basis for the training of doctors and allied health personnel.  It is the objective of this department to teach Physiology which will enable the students grasp adequately the normal functioning of the human body.  The reason comes  into sharp focus when the normal functioning is compared with altered physiological conditions encountered during clinical studies.  The student is eventually expected to be able to apply this knowledge to health care delivery.


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

  1. demonstrate adequate knowledge of the physiological basis of medical practice;
  2. demonstrate sound knowledge in Physiology with a view to possible scientific investigations in Physiological sciences;
  3. apply the science of physiology in every day life; and
  4. recognise pathophysiological conditions.