Physiology is the study of the functions of the human body. It is one of the primary basic medical sciences. Physiological basis of disease processes is fundamental to the understanding of the nature of pathogenesis. It is said that the “Physiology of today is the medicine of tomorrow.” Therefore, fundamental understanding of physiology of the human body is essential for proper understanding of disease processes. This is an essential component of many postgraduate medical courses.

The course is offered by the PGIM with contributions from teachers of the Faculties of Medicine and Dental Sciences of the major Universities in Sri Lanka who are already involved in teaching physiology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Practical components of the programme will be conducted at the Departments of Physiology in the Faculties of Medicine, which have the capacity to offer facilities for such a programme. Therefore, adequate resource persons, laboratory capacities and library resources will be available for the students who undertake this programme.

  1. To improve knowledge and skills in physiology
  2. To update the physiology knowledge with recent advancements in the field.
  3. To enable application of physiological principles in medical practice

Prospective applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

(a) A medical degree* registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.  (b) Satisfactory completion of internship acceptable to the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

(c) Satisfactory completion of one year of post internship in medical/ clinical practice or teaching in a university /public /private sector institution in Sri Lanka acceptable to the PGIM

(d) The criteria prescribed in paragraphs (a) to (c) must have been satisfied by the applicants at the date of closure of applications.  Where a shortfall has occurred due to any reason including sick, maternity or other leave, the candidate concerned should complete such shortfall in order to become eligible to apply.

(e) A dental /veterinary degree with three years’ experiencefollowing graduation provided that these graduates are involved in teaching medical or dental students.

(f) Graduate non-medical lecturers in a Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Allied Health Sciences with at least three years of experience in teaching.

* Foreign nationals who seek to apply to register should possess a degree registrable with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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