Physiology

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY

1.History of the department

Physiology  from Ancient Greek physio meaning 'nature, origin', and (-logia), meaning 'study of  is the scientific study of the functions and mechanisms which work within a living system.
The study of human physiology as a medical field originates in classical Greece, at the time of Hippocrates (late 5th century BC). Jean Fernel (1497–1558), a French physician, introduced the term "physiology”. In the 20th century, biologists became interested in how organisms other than human beings function, eventually spawning the fields of comparative physiology and ecophysiology. In 1920, August Krogh won the Nobel Prize for discovering how, in capillaries, blood flow is regulated.
In 1954, Andrew Huxley and Hugh Huxley, alongside their research team, discovered the sliding filaments in skeletal muscle, known today as the sliding filament theory.
 It is in large part because the field has given birth to some of the most active domains of today's biological sciences, such as neuroscience, endocrinology, and immunology. Furthermore, physiology is still often seen as an integrative discipline, which can put together into a coherent framework data coming from various different domains.

Goal

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.

Vision
Imparting physiology knowledge to lay a strong foundation for learning medicine and quality medical research.

Mission

Understanding physiological mechanisms to carry out evidence based innovative teaching and quality scientific research thereby contributing to human welfare.

Objectives

A. Knowledge :
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. Explain the normal functioning of all the organ systems and their interactions for well-coordinated total body function;
2. Assess the relative contribution of each organ 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

B. Skills
At the end of the course the student shall be able to:
1. conduct experiments designed for study of physiological phenomena;
2. interpret experimental/investigative data;
3. distinguish between normal abnormal data derived as a result of tests, which he/she has performed and observed in the laboratory.

C. Attitude and communication skills:
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. show due respect to persons who volunteer to be examined for the purpose of learning clinical examination.
2. communicate effectively with peers and teachers
3. demonstrate the ability of teamwork

D. Integration:
At the end of the integrated teaching the student should acquire an integrated knowledge of organ structure and function and the regulatory mechanisms.

5.Details of heads of the department

SL.NO NAME OF HOD FROM TO
1 Dr. RAM DEV 2013 2018
2 DR. SENDIL KUMARAN.D 10/10/2018 TILL DATE

6.Contact Information (Department Mail ID& Extension contact No.)
Mail id –  hodphysiologyoxford@gmail.com
Extension contact no- 310

7.Faculty

PG

EXPERIENCE

Sl.No

Designation

Name & Dob

Employment Ft/Pt

Pan

Subject with year of passing

Institute

Univ

Desig

Inst

From

To

Period

1

Prof & HOD

Dr Sendil kumaran.D 30-1-1971

FT

AICPD8752C

MBBS
1994

MD
2004

Govt medical college

Vijayanagar Inst. Medical science
bellary

Gulburga

Rajiv Gandhi university of health science

1.Tutor 2.Asst.prof

3.Associate professor

4. Professor

5. Prof.HOD

VIMS Bellary BMCH SSMC
SSMC


SSMC

TOMCH &RC

SEP 2000 1-6 2004 6-1-2005

1-2-2011

15-3-2014

10-10-2018

SEP 2003 31-12-2004 31-1-2011

14-3-2014

9-10-2018

TILL DATE

3 YEARS
6 MONTH 6YEARS 1 MONTH

3 YEARS 2MONTH
4 YEARS 7 MONTH

11 MONTH

2

Associate professor

Dr Shyma.P

FT

BTFPS2470D

M.SC
2000

Physiology PHD 2009

Kasturba medical college

JIPMER

Manipal Academy of higher education

JIPMER

1.Tutor
2.Asst.prof

3.Associate professor

JIPMER

SMVMC

ACS

MMC

TOMCH

19.11.03

21-05-07

27-2-9

02-03-11

23-1-13

18.11.06

5-7-8

28-2-11

14-9-12

TILL DATE

03 YEARS
1YEAR 2 MONTHS
02 YEARS

1 YEAR 6 MONTHS
06 YEARS
7 MONTHS

3

Asst . Prof

Dr Mahantha .M 23-5-1985

FT

CAHPM8839A

MBBS
2002-2008

MD 2011-14

Jagadguru jayadeva murugharajendra medical college Davangere

SIMS, shivamogga

RGUHS Bengaluru

RGUHS Bengaluru

1.PG cum Tutor

2.Asst professor

3.Asst professor

SIMS Shivamogga

KMCH Palakkad

TOMCH &RC

04.7.2011

6-11-15

23-1-18

22.06.2014

10/10/18

till date

3 YEARS

2 YEARS 11 MONTHS

11 MONTH

5

Asst . Prof

Dr Puspha .G 9-9-1983

FT

CCPPP0016C

MBBS
2006

MD PHYSIOLOGY 2014

MS Ramaiah medical college

BMC &RI

RGUHS Bengaluru

RGUHS Bengaluru

1.PG cum Tutor

2.Asst professor

BMC&RI

TOMCH&RC

May 2011

29-10-18

Apr 2014

till date

3 YEARS

10 MONTH

6

Asst . Prof

Dr. P Hemalatha

FT

ACWPH7150A

MBBS
2008

MD PHYSIOLOGY 2018

Vinayaka Mission Medical College

CARE, Chennai

Ponidichery

Chethinad

1. PG cum Tutor

2. Asst.Professor

chethina hospital, chennai

TOMCH&RC

02.5.14

16-3-19

24.4.18

Till Date

3YEARS

06 MONTH

E – Learning resources
E-learning, Digital Library and Computer Assisted learning for Simulation in Experimental Physiology

Infrastructure
The Department of Physiology being one of the pioneer Departments of The Oxford Medical College, Hospital and Research centre, has the responsibility of imparting medical education to the first year medical students. Physiology seeks to understand biological function spanning the range from molecular mechanisms to medical problems. No other field has such an important task or is as cross- disciplinary in nature.
 The department is well equipped with six practical halls, Haematology & Amphibian lab  measuring 225 Sqmt, clinical and mammalian are 115 Sqmt and the research lab and yoga lab measuring 90 Sqmt.
The practical halls are provided with all the necessary hi-tech equipments to cater the needs of UG curriculum.Hi-tech Equipment’s like polygraph from  Adlabs facilitates the research activity like HRV analysis for autonomic function, Nerve conduction studies and evoked potentials and computerised spirometer for PFT.

Academic Activities

The academic programme at the Department of physiology is tuned to encourage maximum participation by medical students. Besides conventional teaching, Emphasis is laid on active learning and problem based learning approach.
The Department will impart education and training to 150 students of 1st professional M.B.B.S, in the form of lectures, Practical classes, integrated learning, self directed learning seminars, small group teaching (SGT), symposium and tutorials.
Emphasis will be laid on small interactive group teaching as it is more beneficial to the students because individual care is possible in such classes.
Faculty in the Department are actively involved in the student mentorship programme.
The Department of physiology has a simulated lab too in which computer assisted learning, which replaces animal experiments for UG students.

Integration
-
Horizontal integration is planned for UG Students with the pre-clinical departments.
For vertical Integration -Students will Visit the Department of Transfusion Medicine for learning safe blood transfusion procedures and live demonstration, Department of pulmonary Medicine for getting introduced to the latest techniques and sophisticated equipments available for assessment of pulmonary function and the Department of Medicine for getting acquainted with echocardiography and stress ECG., EMG, EEG and Nerve Stimulators etc.6 This is in conformity with the MCI Recommendations of 2005.
Foundation course, Integration,Early clinical exposure, Skills Lab, Electives based on  competency based medical education (CBME) will be implemented by 2019 as per MCI.

Nomenclature Amphibian Lab Mammalian Lab. Hematology Lab. Clinical Physiology  Lab. Demo. room Seminar Room Research lab. Any other lab.
Size (Area) Sq.Mt 206 Sq.Mt 115 Sq.Mt 206 Sq.Mt 115 Sq.Mt 78 Sq.Mt 54 Sq.Mt 66 Sq.Mt Yoga (64)
Capacity 90
students
90 students 90
students
90 students 80 students 30 members     
Water Supply Available Available Available Available Available Available Available No
Sinks Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate No
Electric points Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate 3
 Cupboards for storage & Microscopes Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate No
List of equipment’s Adequate


10.CME Programmes and Activities
Department Of Physiology Conducted Yoga Work Shop In The Month Of 28th March 2019 by Dhyana school of Yoga. 

11.Awards , Achievements and Publications

DR.SENDIL KUMARAN.D

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Correlation of peak expiratory rate with physical parameters.  Biomedicine 2008;28(3):181-3.  (ISSN 0972-0297)  
  2. Study of factors affecting Perinatal mortality in eclampsia. JPBS 2009;22(2):2-5  (ISSN 0857-5754).
  3. Age related changes in melanodealdehyde: total antioxidant capacity ratio- a novel marker of oxidative stress.IJPBS 2010;1(2):1-5.  ISSN 0975-6299)  
  4. TSH level as a possible indicator of pre eclampsia. JCDR 2011;5(8):1542-43. (ISSN 0973-709X)   
  5. Study of co-relation between oxidative stress parameters & severity of pre eclampsia IJBMR 2012;3(1):2-4 (ISSN 0976-6685) 
  6. Study of utility of short course of yoga to improve Reaction time. JCDR 2012;6(7):1241-43 (ISSN 0973-709X)            
  7. Evaluation of the effect of Gym workout on the Cognitive Abilities; Assessment by Simple Reaction Times. RJPBCS 2013;4(1):198-202. (ISSN 0975-8585)  
  8. Study of Heart rate variability, Fasting blood sugar and lipid in first degree relatives of patients with T2DM.Journal of advanced researches in Biological Sciences, 2012,Vol. 4 (3) 246-249.
  9. To study the utility of QTc dispersion in Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy using Ewing’s parameters. RJPBCS 2013;4(2):557-60 (ISSN 0975-8585)
  10. Comparison of Anthropometry,Insulin Resistance and Lipid Parameters in Nondiabetics with and without Family History of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Vol. 15 No. 2,April - June 2013.Original  JKSCIENCE
  11. Effect of Yoga on Blood Glucose Levels in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2015 Apr, Vol-9(4)CC01-CC03
  12.  Maternal heart rate variability during different trimesters of pregnancy National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 2018 | Vol 8 | Issue 10 
  13. Study of HRV,FBS and Lipid profile in first degree relatives of patients with Type2 Diabetes mellitus JARBS 2012 4(3): 4

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DR.MAHANTHA.M

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