Physiology is the study of functions of body. Its scope is wide and ranges from investigation of molecular actions in single cells to studying the way our body systems control our ability to think, eat, sleep and perform exercise.Physiologist must also use the related disciplines of anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, genetics and immunology. It is this integrative approach which places physiology at the centre of biological and medical sciences.Human Physiology includes Haematology, Neuro Physiology, Cardio vascular Physiology, Endocrine Physiology and Respiratory Physiology.

IMPORTANCE OF THE SUBJECT

  •  Physiology is important because it is the foundation upon which we build our understanding of what “life” is, how to treat disease, and how to cope with stresses imposed upon our bodies by new environments.
  • Physiology is one of the main subjects underpinning our knowledge of medicine.
  • Physiological studies of normal biological function provide the basis for understanding the abnormal function seen human disease and for developing new methods of treating those diseases. Physiologists are often found at the forefront of biomedical research.