Department of Physiology

Department of Physiology

I. Introduction

The broad goal of the teaching physiology to the medical and allied health science students aims at providing comprehensive knowledge of the normal functions of the organ system of the body to facilitate and understanding the physiological basis of health and disease.
Mission: To impart quality education in the subject of basic and applied physiology through a well designed curriculum with an aim of providing a strong foundation to the medical and allied health science students.
Vision: To inspire and encourage the doctors and health care professionals of tomorrow in order to shape them into skillful and competent health care professionals to contribute health care.

II. List of faculties

S. No. Name Designation
1. Dr. S. Senthilkumar, MD., Professor
2. Dr. T. Panneerselvam, MD., Associate Professor
3. Dr. K. P. Sangeetha, MD., Senior Assistant Professor
4. Dr. M. Vishnu Priya, MD., Senior Assistant Professor
5. Dr. E. Pavithra, MD., Tutor
6. Dr. T. Babu, MBBS, DCH., Tutor
7. Dr. M. Babukumar, MSc, PhD, Tutor
Address for communication:

Department of physiology,
Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College,
Salem Steel Plant Road,
Salem – 636030.
E mail:

Department Website incharge: Dr. K. P. Sangeetha

III. Academic activities

Students have access to spacious laboratories outfitted with the latest equipment:

• Haematology laboratory: microscopes, binocular microscopes, centrifuges, haemocytometer along with other equipment for conducting haematology experiments.
• Mammalian laboratory: facilities for experiments on large and small animals • Clinical physiology laboratory: equipped for examining human subjects, such as ECG, spirometer, ergometer, perimeter
• Research laboratory: polygraphs and physiographs for recording and studying the physiological activities of the subjects.

Following students are trained up in Physiology

(i) Post graduate Medical students
(ii) Under graduate Medical students - MBBS
(iii) B.Sc (Nursing) students
(iv) B. Sc Allied Health Sciences students
(v) Diploma and certificate courses

Internal assessment Examination:

Total Eight Internal assessment Examinations will be conducted for MBBS for theory and three internal assessment examinations for practical.

Various departmental activities and salient features of the department

Teaching the students about the various aspects of physiology in theory classes.
Demonstrating the Hematology experiments in practical Classes.
Training the students in Practical hematology.
Demonstrating the Clinical Physiology experiments including the Recording the Blood Pressure and examination of various systems of Human Body.
Demonstrating the ECG recording and interpretation of ECG to students.
Demonstration and interpretation of Spirometry to students.
Training the students in Practical Clinical Physiology.
Conducting Seminar and symposium in various topics in Physiology and its applied aspects.
Teaching the problem based learning to the students
Quiz for students on prescribed Topics
Assessment of the students in the form of conducting theory and practical examinations and viva regularly.
Maintaining the attendance for theory and practical classes for students.
Research work in various fields in physiology by the Faculty members.
Sending the internal assessment marks of the students to the University as per the prescribed norms.
Continuing medical education programs are being conducted by this department for updating the current trends.


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