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Our Mission

The Department of Physiology strives to enhance understanding of the function of molecules, cells, tissues and organisms with an emphasis on their relation to the functions in the human body and medicine and to contribute to the training of the next generation of physicians and educators.

Our Vision

We aim to be a role model in research and quality of education by the year 2020.

Our Work

The discipline of physiology is uniquely positioned among the biomedical sciences to span the gulf between exploring the most fundamental aspects of human body and the most practical and applied problems of human health. Our work seeks to understand how the vast arrays of molecular and cellular events successfully integrate to define the phenomenon of human existence. We are concerned with the identification factors and molecules that promote health and disease and the improvement of overall human health through identification of novel therapeutic targets and treatments.

The Department delivers courses in Medical Physiology to undergraduate Medicine, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory, Health Officer, Nursing, Midwifery, Anesthesia, Environmental Health, Optometry, Psychiatric Nursing and Physiotherapy students and postgraduate Human nutrition, Gynecology and Obstetrics residents.

Our work is currently supported by 12 staff members. We also have a laboratory room for practical sessions carried out mainly by Medical students. The laboratory is equipped to carry out major practical activities including: electrophysiology (i.e excitability), ECG, PCG, measurement of arterial BP, Hematology, Energy metabolism, Body fluid regulation, spirometry, Audiometry, visual acuity, perimetry and ophthamoscopy.

We are currently developing our research and community service activities.

Our Background

The foundation of the Department of physiology dates back to the establishment of the Gondar College of Medical Sciences in 1954 by Germany scholars making it one of the oldest departments in the University of Gondar.

Partnerships and Collaborations

We strive to build long terms relationships with key stakeholders. We would be interested in hearing from organizations and institutions who can collaborate and work together with us in research, seminars and experience sharing.

You can contact us on:

Abel Wolde-Giorgis
Job Title:
Head of Department of Physiology
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