1. Introduction

The goal of Physiology is to explain the physical and chemical factors that are responsible for the origin, development and progression of life.
In Human Physiology, we attempt to explain the specific characteristics & mechanisms of the human body that makes it a living being.
Human physiology is taught in first year along with Human Anatomy & Human Biochemistry and understanding of Physiology forms the foundation of the medical knowledge which will be acquired later.

  

Faculty Details

Department of Physiology

 Name

 Designation

1.Dr Sandip R Sardessai

Professor & Head

2.Dr. Sumedha Audi

Associate Professor

3.Dr. Sanjay Pandarbale

Associate Professor

4.Dr. Isabella Coelho Correia Afonso

Assistant Professor

5.Dr. Mahesh Kamble

Assistant Proffessor

6.Dr. Susan R. Quadros 

Lecturer

7.Dr. Melanie Audrey Alvares

Lecturer

8.Dr. Suhani S Dessai

Assistant Lecturer

9.Dr. Yogesh P Nerkar

Assistant Lecturer

10. Dr. Narayan Kamat Dalal

Assistant Lecturer

11. Dr. Edelweiss Rodrigues

Assistant Lecturer

 

Staff

Name  Designation
 1. Smt Tereza C Dçosta  Clerk/Storekeeper
 2. Shri Jeronimo A Antao  Senior Technician
 3. Miss. Piedade fernandes  Junior Technician
 4. Smt. Ganga M. Kankonkar  Patient Attendant
 5. Shri Heera B Panchwadkar  Laboratory Attendant
 6. Shri Mangesh G. Velip  Multitasking Staff
 7. Shri Rajiv Sharma  Multitasking Staff

 

2.Changes in Faculty: Nil

 1.      Services

The department of Physiology is involved in teaching Physiology to first year students of MBBS, BDS, BSc Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, MDS and PG in Human Physiology.

 

150 medical Students, 40 Dental Students, 100 Nursing Students, 100 Allied Health Science Students (BPT, BOT, BSc Opt, BSc MIT & BAT – 20 each) & 20 MDS Students along with 5 PG’s (Intake capacity) in Human Physiology are taught Physiology every year.

 

The mode of teaching for undergraduates is by Lectures, Practical’s and Tutorials. Department uses Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Self Study Group Discussion as Micro Teaching methods to teach Applied Physiology. 

 

Medical Students are exposed to basic research and publication by giving them Elective Topics for one month, where they do research and present their findings.

 

2.      Instruments

The following instruments are available in department for research activities

 

1.      Automated Lung Function Machine

 

2.      Single Channel ECG Machine

 

3.      Clinical Diagnostic Digital Audiometer

 

4.      Four Channel Digital Physiograph

 

5.      Computerised Cardiopulmonary Exercise System