Physiology Biochemistry

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY 

A well developed, spacious laboratory with capacity to conduct regular practical, tutorials & demonstrations has been setup. The laboratory is warranted and equipped with state-of-the-art equipments like microscope, haemometer, haemocytometer, sphygmomanometer, albuminometer, Ureometer, Urinometer, kymograph, spectroscope, ECG , centrifuge machine, epidiascope, incubator, colorimeter etc Students are trained with blood studies, determination of basal metabolism, blood gas analysis, blood pressure measurements, testing of respiratory functions, recording of pulse and respiration and special senses. Electronic Audio Visual aids are used by the faculty members to teach the functions, process & interrelationship of the different systems of the body and to equip the student with clinical reference in diagnosing as well as treating.

According to the syllabus and curriculum the teaching of Physiology and Bio Chemistry is for a period of 1 ½ years i.e. First B.H.M.S.
The purpose of a course in physiology is to teach the functions, processes and interrelationship of the different organs and system of the normal human organism as a necessary introduction to their disturbance in disease and to equip the students with normal standards of reference for use while diagnosing and treating, deviations from the normal. In homoeopathy the human organism is an integral whole of body, life and mind; and through life human organism transcends all chemico-physical process.

There can be no symptoms of disease without vital force animating the human organism and it is primarily the vital force, which is deranged in disease. Physiology is taught from the stand-point of description of vital phenomenon and the chemico – physical processes underlying them in health.

There is a close co – operation between the various departments while teaching the different system. There are joint courses between the two departments of Anatomy and physiology so that there is maximum co-ordination in the teaching of these subjects.

"The organs are not the men. The man is prior to the organs. From first to last is the order of sickness, as well as the order of cure. - Dr. Kent"

 

  METHODOLOGY    
  About 250 diadactic lecture and 325 hrs for practical/ tutorial / seminar are taken to cover the entire syllabus.
Assessment examinations are taken as per the norms of W.B. University of health Sciences
Practical consisting of identification of histological specimen of tissues and organs.
Urine – examination of normal and abnormal constituents of urinary sediments, Quantitative examination for sugar, urea, Albumin, acetone and bile.
R.B.C & W.B.C: Total count; making and staining blood film and differential count of W.B.C coagulation and bleeding time, Hb% estimation, fragility and sedimentation rate of R.B.Cs journal work.
Identification and use of common physiological instruments and appliances.
Teaching is made more interesting with use of slides, transparencies, charts, instruments and live demonstrations.
Audio visual aids.
Quiz competitions.
Modern techniques for improving teaching standards.
Clinical & applied physiology to be given more emphasis as post graduate courses start in the college.
Research oriented projects.