Department of Physiology

Post Graduate

Dept. data last updated on :25/03/2023


MD (Physiology)








Physiology offers a strong systematic base foundation for future training students in the health-related professions. 

MD in Physiology future prospects includes:- 

  1. Teaching in a Medical/Dental College. -- Research in institutes, esp. ICMR projects.
  2. Higher studies scope as Ph.D. in Applied Physiology or Applied Biology.
  3. Hospital Administration.
  4. Private Practice. -- Clinical neurophysiology lab establishment. 
  5. Career as a sports physiologist. 
  6.  The demand for MD physiology as a faculty member is on the rise as the new government and private medical colleges are being established up each day.


A post-graduate student having qualified for 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 the 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 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 a significant bearing on human health and patient care.

8. Interpret the research findings in the light of their basic and applied significance.

10. Interact with the allied departments and render services in advanced laboratory investigations.

12. Acquire administrative skills to set up concerned department/laboratories and initiate purchase procedures and procure necessary items for running such laboratories.

13. Function as a member of a teaching or research team.


A. Cognitive Domain

1. Able to teach the basic physiological mechanisms of the human body with reference to their implications in the pathogenesis of diseases (pathophysiology) and their management to undergraduate medical and paramedical students.

2. Conduct such clinical and experimental research, as would have a significant bearing on human health and patient care.

3. Interact with other departments by rendering services in advanced laboratory investigations and relevant expert opinion.

4. Participate actively in various workshops/seminars/journal clubs/demonstrations in the allied departments, to acquire various skills for collaborative research.

5. Contribute to society by imparting a physiological understanding of health problems.

6. Plan a research study and conduct basic and clinical systemic investigations.

B Affective domain

1. Demonstrate self-awareness and personal development in routine conduct. (Self-awareness)

2. Communicate effectively with peers, students, and teachers in various teaching-learning activities. (Communication)

3. Demonstrate

a. Due respect in handling human body parts & cadavers during dissection (Ethics & Professionalism)

b. Humane touch while demonstrating living surface marking in subject/patient (Ethics & Professionalism)

4. Acquire capacity of not letting his/her personal beliefs, prejudices, and limitations come in the way of duty.

5. Appreciate the issues of equity and social accountability while exposing students to early clinical exposure (Equity and social accountability)

C. Psychomotor Domain

  The student should acquire competencies in the following tasks:

1.    Hematology Experiments

2.    Animal Experiments (All animal experiments must be compliant with Govt.  of India Regulations, notified from time to time). Experiments in Amphibian /Dog/Cat should be conducted by computer-assisted simulation models/ facilities. Other experiments should be performed as permissible by CPCSEA guidelines.

3.    Clinical examinations

4.    Writing a dissertation and a research paper

5.    Making presentations at conferences

6.    Appropriately using various teaching learning methods.