M. D. Physiology

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Program Objectives

The goal is to have uniform standards in the teaching of Physiology at Postgraduate level
throughout the country. The guidelines will help achieving such standards which will in
ensure availability of competent physiologists equipped with required skills for teaching
and applied research.

Learning Objectives

A post graduate student having qualified the MD (Physiology) examination should be
able to:

  1. Understand and deal with all aspects of general, systemic and applied Physiology.
  2. Teach effectively the basic physiological mechanisms of human body with reference to their implications in the pathogenesis of diseases (pathophysiology) affecting various organ systems and the physiological basis of their management to undergraduate medical, paramedical and all other basic science students.
  3. Understand general principles of medical education (use of appropriate teaching techniques and resources).
  4. Explain how the knowledge of physiology can be effectively used in a various clinical settings to solve diagnostic and therapeutic problems.
  5. Interpret and evaluate research publications critically.
  6. Use the library facilities (Literature database using computer, CD ROM, internet search and any other available newer techniques).
  7. Conduct relevant clinical/experimental research which may have significant bearing on human health and patient care.
  8. Interpret the research findings in the light of its basic and applied significance.
  9. Acquire skills in conducting collaborative research in the field of physiology with allied sciences, clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.
  10. Interact with the allied departments and render services in advanced laboratory investigations.
  11. Serve as interface with society at large.
  12. Acquire administrative skills to set up concerned department / laboratories and initiate purchase procedure and procure necessary items for running such laboratories.
  13. Function as a member of a teaching or research team.
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Human Physiology
The purpose of the training in Physiology is to produce experts with necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to impart education and to carry out research in Physiology, be able to serve the community as competent physiologists and render appropriate advice/service to the clinicians as and when it is required.

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