Department of Physiology
Government Medical College Surat

Physiology

Goals

  • The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Physiology aims at providing the student comprehensive knowledge of the normal functions of the organ systems of the body to facilitate an understanding of the physiological basis of health and disease.

OBJECTIVES

KNOWLEDGE

  • At the end of the course the student will be able to :
  • Explain the normal functioning of all the organ systems and their interactions for well coordinated total body function.
  • Assess the relative contribution of each organ system to the maintenance of the milieu interior.
  • Elucidate the physiological aspects of normal growth and development.
  • Describe the physiological response and adaptations to environmental stresses.
  • List the physiological principles underlying pathogenesis and treatment of disease.

SKILLS

  • At the end of the course the student should be able to :
  • Conduct experiments designed for study of physiological phenomena.
  • Interpret experimental/investigative data.
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal data derived as a result of tests which he/she has performed and observed in the laboratory.

INTEGRATION

  • At the end of the integrated teaching the student should acquire an integrated knowledge of organ structure and function and its regulatory mechanisms.

Faculty Members

DesignationNameQualification
Head & ProfessorDr DHARITRI M PARMARMBBS:MD
Associate ProfessorDR NEETA BACHLAUSMBBS:MD
Associate ProfessorDR SNEHLATA CHAUDHARIMBBS:MD
Associate ProfessorDR ALPNA MATHURMBBS:MD
Associate ProfessorDR RAJESHRI BODATMBBS:MD
Assistant ProfessorDR HETAL THAKARMBBS:MD
Assistant ProfessorDR SWAPNA APTEMBBS:MD
Assistant ProfessorDR RINI TEKRIWALMBBS:MD
Assistant ProfessorDR. HEMANGINI B. CHAUDHARIMBBS:MD
TutorDR. HEENA CHAUDHARIMBBS:MD
TutorDR. PAYAL DANGARMBBS:MD
TutorDR. KALPAN R DESAIMBBS:MD
TutorDR. DIPTI THAKURMBBS:MD
TutorDR. KHUSHBU PATELMBBS:MD

Teaching Facilities

  • LECTURE HALL

Lecture hall is shared with other departments. Capacity of the hall is 180-200 students at a time. Provided facilities include LCD projector, Laptop & amplifier system for theory classes in the hall.

LIBRARY CUM SEMINAR ROOM
NOSone
SIZE36 sqmt
CAPACITY15 persons
FACILITY
BOOKS225 book in departmental library
INTERNET available in department as well as Central library
DEMONSTRATION ROOMS
NOStwo
SIZE69 & 60 sqmt EACH
ACCOMODATIONcan accommodate 150 students
AUDIO VISUAL aids available includesTV set,VCR,LCD projector,Slide projector,Amplifier system,OHP
  • MUSEUM

Widely spread throughout the department, i.e. various laboratories, demonstration rooms etc. There are charts displayed related to human Physiology, comparative Physiology, contributions of scientists etc…..Museum cupboard having various instruments which were formerly practiced.

LABORATORY

HEMATOLOGY

EXPERIMENTAL

CLINICAL

MAMMALIAN

RESEARCH

UG/PG Courses Offered with their syllabus

SYLLABUS

CURRICULUM OF Ist MBBS:

PHYSIOLOGY

  • General Physiology
  • Cell physiology
  • Homeostasis
  • Transport across cell membrane
  • Biophysics-general principles
  • Body fluid compartment
  • Related topics & applied physiology
  • Hematology
  • Composition & functions
  • RBC & Hb-structure ,function, synthesis
  • WBC- structure,function,synthesis
  • Platelet- structure,function,synthesis
  • Immune system
  • Hemostasis
  • Related details & applied physiology
  • Nerve & Muscle Physiology
  • Nerve physiology
  • Membrane potential
  • Action Potential
  • Muscle physiology
  • Classification & molecular structure
  • Muscle contraction-mechanism
  • Related topics & applied physiology
  • Excretory system

Anatomy(Kidney, Ureters , Bladder)

  • Structure
  • Functions
  • Control

Functions of kidneys

  • Homeostasis
  • Body fluid regulation(ECF)
  • Urine formation & regulation
  • pH regulation
  • Excretion of waste products
  • Hormonogenesis
  • Renin
  • Erythropoietin
  • Vit-D activation
  • Body-temperature regulation
  • Gluconeogenesis during starvation…
  • Applied

Gastro intestinal tract

  • Anatomy & function (GIT,Liver,Pancreas,Gallbladder…)
  • Secretion
  • Digestion
  • Absorption
  • Control of secretion
  • Nervous
  • Hormonal
  • Higher centers
  • Motility in GIT
  • Mastication
  • Deglutition
  • Intestinal movements
  • Defecation
  • GI hormones
  • Applied
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Respiratory system
  • Anatomy & functions
  • Respiratory mechanics
  • Pressure & volumes
  • Compliance & Elasticity
  • Work of respiration
  • Resistance
  • PFT
  • Ventilation –perfusion
  • Gaseous exchange
  • Gas transport
  • Regulation of respiration
  • Applied Physiology
  • Cardiovascular system

Cardiac system

Anatomy Cardiac cycle Heart rate Cardio dynamics Conduction system, ECG Coronary Circulation, Pulmonary & Systemic circulation Cardiac output Venous return

Circulatory system

Anatomy Hemodynamics Arterial pressure,Volume & regulation

Applied physiology

  • Endocrinology
  • General endocrinology
  • Physical &Chemical characteristics Of hormones
  • Mechanisms of Action
  • Hormonal control system
  • Hormone/gland description
  1. Structure
  2. Secretion
  3. Function
  4. Physiological effects
  5. Control
  6. Applied physiology
  • Pituitary & Hypothalamic hormones
  • Structure
  • Secretion
  • Function
  • Physiological effects
  • Applied physiology
  • Thyroid gland
  • Structure
  • Secretion
  • Function
  • Physiological effects
  • Applied physiology
  • Parathyroid gland
  • alcium metabolism
  • Vit-D
  • PTH
  • Pancreas :Anatomy
  • Glucagon
  • Somatostatin
  • PPfactor
  • Insulin
  • Adrenal gland
  1. Cortical hormones
  2. Medullary secretion
  • Reproductive Physiology

Male reproductive system

  • Anatomy
  • Secretion by testis ,Spermatogenesis
  • Function
  • Physiological effects
  • Control
  • Applied physiology

Female reproductive Physiology

Non-pregnant Stage

  • Anatomy
  • Secretion
  • Uterine sexual cycle
  • Oogenesis
  • Control
  • Applied physiology

Pregnancy

  • Hormones
  • Changes during pregnancy

Lactation

  • Nervous system

Anatomy & Histology of Brain (Fibers in CNS) Synapse Neurotransmitters Reflexes Receptors CSF ANS

  • Receptor
  • Sympathetic system
  • Parasympathetic nervous system

Sensory system

  • Receptors
  • Properties
  • Pathways

Motor system

  • The Pyramidal System, Major voluntary Motor, Crosses in Medulla
  • The Extrapyramidal System

Spinal cord

Cerebral cortex

Corpus Callosum

The Basal nuclei (ganglia)

Caudate nucleus

The limbic system

Thalamus

Hypothalamus

Pons

Medulla Oblangata

Cerebellum

EEG & Sleep

Learning & memory

Cranial nerves

Special senses

Hearing

Vision

Taste

Olfaction

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