::Departments : Pre Clinical : Physiology
Department: Physiology
 
 
Short History of the Department
 
 
This department was started along with the Government general hospital in the British
period. Initially the animal experiments had been done successfully and so many presentations had been performed by the senior professors. This department developed and was upgraded as Institute of physiology and experimental medicine. Professor Padmanabhan played a major role to develop this department into an Institute. Now, this institute has UG, PG, Paramedical, Diploma and various Certificate courses. We are conducting various research activities and presenting papers in various state level and national level conferences to update the knowledge in the medical field.
 
List of successive Heads of Department
1971-77 Dr.N.Padmanaban, MD.
1977-78 Dr.Tmt.S.Parvathi, MD.
1978-84 Dr.Tmt.K.Krishnaswami,MD.
1984-88 Dr.G.Krishnamurthi, MD
1988-89 Dr.Tmt.B.S.Gajalakshmi,MD
1989-91 Dr. V.S. Amanullah Baig,MD.
1992-96 Dr. Vimala Jepegnanam, MD.
1997 Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan,MD
1998-2001 Dr. K.P. Vijayalakshmi, MD
2001- 2004 Dr. M. Pravin kumar, MD
2005 Dr. Shyamala Thirumeni, MD
2006-07 Dr. Mythili Bhaskaran, MD
2007-08 Dr. Nirmala, MD
2008 – May 2016 Dr. K. Padma, MD

 
 
Academic activities
 
Faculty details:
 
 
Designation Number
Director & Professor 1
Professor/Associate 3
Assistant Professor 4
Tutor 6
 
 
Type of course:  Medical PG Degree
 
 
Name of the courses offered: M.D. (Physiology)
 
 
 
o Eligibility: M.B.B.S. Degree from any Indian university  recognized by the Medical Council of India & and obtained permanent registration from any of the State Medical Councils  
 
 
o Course duration:3 years
 
 
o Sanctioned number of seats:5
 
o Affiliated University ( if applicable): The Tamil Nadu DR. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai
 
o Selection Procedure: Postgraduate Entrance Examination - All India & Tamilnadu State
 
o University Examination details:
 
Paper I General physiology, GIT, Excretory system
Paper II CVS, RS
Paper III Endocrine, Reproductive system and CNS
Paper IV History and recent advances in physiology
Practical examinations
Mammalian experiments
Analysis of charts and Diagrams
Clinical physiology
Hematology
Pedagogy
Viva Voce and discussion of dissertation
 
The following are the courses handled by our Institute
1. M.Sc. Physiology
2. M.B.B.S
3. B.D.S.
4. B.P.T.
5. B. Pharmacy
6. B. Sc. Nursing
7. B.Sc. Radiotherapy
8. Optometry
9. Prosthetics and orthotics
10. Health Inspectors
11. Theatre technician
12. Medical Record clerks
13. Dental Hygiene
14. M.D.S
 
Periodic academic activities held in the department
 
MD Physiology
??? PG discussions
??? PG seminar
??? Pedagogy programme
??? Guest lectures
??? Practical classes – Clinical, Hematology, mammalian experiments and electro
physiology
??? Dissertation work
??? Regular assessment examinations
??? Research activities funded by State Research council, TN Dr. MGR Medical
University.
 
1st year M.B.B.S
 
Theory classes
August to December (7 hours per week)
??? Monday 12 – 1 pm
??? Tuesday 2 – 4 pm
??? Wednesday 12 – 1 pm
??? Friday 12 – 1 pm
??? Saturday 2 - 4 pm (1st and 3rd week)
January to July (9 hours per week)
??? Monday 12 - 1 pm
??? Tuesday 2 - 4 pm
??? Wednesday 12 - 1 pm
??? Thursday 11 - 1 pm
??? Friday 12 - 1 pm
??? Saturday 2 - 4 pm (1st and 3rd week)
Practical
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (2 - 4 pm)
 
1st year B.D.S.
 
Theory classes
??? Thursday 11 – 12
??? Friday 11 – 1
Practical
Tuesday (11 – 1 pm)
1st year B.P.T.
 
Theory classes
??? Tuesday 10 - 12
??? Thursday 10 - 12
??? Friday 10 - 12
Practical
Only demonstration (BT, CT and DC)
 
1st year B.Pharm
 
Theory classes
??? Monday 11 - 12
??? Tuesday 10 - 12
??? Friday 11 - 12
 
1st year B. Sc. Nursing (theory only)
Theory classes
??? Monday 10 - 11
??? Thursday 12 – 1 pm
??? Friday 12 - 1 pm
 
1st year B. Sc. Radiotherapy and Radiodiagnostics (theory only)
Theory classes
??? Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2-4 pm
 
1st year Optometry
 
Theory classes
Weekly three classes fixed on availability
Monday 11-12
Wednesday 11-12
Thursday 11-12
 
1st year Prosthetics and orthotics (no theory)
 
Theory classes
??? Monday 11 - 12
??? Wednesday 11 - 12
Health Inspectors (theory only)
Theory classes
??? Monday 11 - 12
??? Wednesday 11 - 12
??? Friday 11- 12
Theatre technician:
Theory classes
 
Medical Record clerks (BMR. Sc.) (MRT)
Theory classes
 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
Theory
Tuesday 11 – 12
Wednesday 12 -1
 
1st year M.D.S
Theory classes
 
Research and Publications (National and International - for the past 5 years / year wise)
Ongoing / completed research projects
Pulmonary function in iron ore handling workers – Mr. Suganya
 Pulmonary function in coal ore handling workers – Mr. Yuvaraj
 Respiratory muscle training in coal handling workers – Mr. Yuvaraj
 Resting heart rate variability in regular yoga practitioners – Mr. Selvakumar
 Muscle endurance in obese IT professionals – Mrs. Swornila Kingston
 Evaluation of cognitive evoked potential in subclinical and overt hypothyroid individuals
Dr. Gomathi Sivakumar
??? Evaluation of auditory evoked potential in subclinical and overt hypothyroid individuals.
Dr. Gomathi Sivakumar
??? Auditory and visual evoked potential in Parkinson’s disease. – Dr. Niveditha
??? Orthostatic hypotension in parkinsons disease. - Dr. Niveditha
??? Chemotherapy on nerve conduction. – Dr. Rekha
??? Pulmonary function in traffic police and station police. - Dr. Rekha
??? Sleep study in hypothyroid patients Dr. Kavitha
??? Sleep apnoe in hypothyroid patients. – Dr. Kavitha
??? Standardisation of VEMP. – Dr. Anbuselvi
??? Evaluation of anxiety status in 1st year MBBS students. – Dr. Anbuselvi
??? Nerve conduction studies before and after chemotherapy – Dr. Rekha
??? Cognitive evoked potential in patients with liver cirrhosis – Dr. Sangeetha
??? Evaluation of peripheral nerve conduction in alcoholics – Dr. Sasirekha
??? Assessment of DHEA levels and vascular function in old age individuals. – Dr. Rathna
kumarai
??? Alpha1 antitrypsin level in young smokers. – Dr. Lord Krishna
??? Visually evoked potential in migraine – Dr. Abuselvi mattuvar kuzali
??? Vitamin D3 in pre and postmenopausal women with arthritis – Dr. Kavitha
??? Serum leptin level in infertile females – Dr. Lovey Benita
??? Heart rate variability in infertile females – Dr. Lovey Benita
??? Changes in QT interval and QT dispersion in end stage renal failure - Dr. Vanitha
??? Relationship between serum profile and cholelithiasis - Dr. Preetha
??? Otoacoustic emission screening in bus drivers – Mrs. Seerangammal
 
Med ejournal of the TN Dr. MGR Medical University
??? Evaluation of auditory evoked potential in subclinical and overt hypothyroid individuals
Dr. Gomathi Sivakumar (2011)
??? Orthostatic hypotension in Parkinsons disease Dr. Nivethitha (2011)
??? Pulmonary function in traffic police and station police Dr. Rekha (2011)
??? Sleep apnoe in hypothyroid patients Dr. Kavitha (2011)
??? A correlation between HbA1c and superoxide dismutase levels in type II diabetes mellitus
Dr. G. Sasi Rekha. (2012)
??? DHEA levels in Type II Diabetes. Dr. Rathna Kumari (2012)
??? Pattern reversal VEP changes in liver chirrhosis – Dr. Sangeetha (2012)
Prizes and Award constituted by the Department
Prizes and Awards won
 
2010
III Prize in poster presentation in APTCON – Dr. Rathna kumari
2011
II Prize in PG quiz conducted by APTCON – Dr. Gomathi sivakumar and Dr.
Rathnakumari
2012
I Prize in PG Quiz conducted by APTCON – Dr. Sasi Rekha and Dr. Rathnakumari
I Prize in Oral presentation in APTCON – Dr. Anbuselvi
III Prize in poster presentation in ICON BAP – Dr. Anbu selvi
II Prize in oral presentation in PHYSIOCON – Dr. Vanitha
 
CMEs’, Workshops / conferences conducted by the department (past 5 years / year wise)
 
??? CME/Workshop on “Sleep Studies” (2008)
??? 3rd State Annual Conference of the Association of Physiologists of Tamil Nadu (2009)
??? CME on physiological basis of medical practice / Book release function on Best and Taylors
“physiological basis of medical practice” (2011)
??? CME on ECG part I and Part II (2012)
 
 
S.No Department Name Number of books Year
  Physiology 1500 Till 2013
 
 DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY
LIST OF COURSES HANDLED
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
 
1.     MBBS
2.     BDS
3.     BPT
4.     B PHARM
5.     Bsc NURSING
6.     BscAUDIOLOGY &SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
7.     Bsc RADIOLOGY AND RADIOTHERAPY
8.     DIPLOMA RADIOLOGY AND RADIOTHERAPY
9.     Bsc CARDIOPULMONARY PERFUSION
10.                        Bsc OPTOMETRY
11.                        MEDICAL RECORDS SCIENCEss
12.                        DENTAL HYGIENIST
13.                        THEATRE TECHNICIAN
14.                        ORTHOTECHNICIAN
15.                        PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS
 
 
POSTGRADUATE COURSES
 
1.     MDS
2.     M Phil PSYCHOLOGY
3.     MD PSYCHIATRY
 
 
 
 
LIST OF CME CONDUCTED @MMC
Renowhizz PG Quiz July 2015-HOST-
WINNERS-Tirunelveli Medical College
Gurukula MMC-July 2016
PILS-2017@MMC-Feb 2017
 
 
                                           POSTGRADUATE QUIZ
                                            
LIST OF PRIZE(SECOND) WINNERS IN STANGREAL STAN QUIZ @Stanley Medical College June 2016
1.Dr. R.Anbarasi
2.Dr.K.Selvamari
LIST OF PRIZE(SECOND) WINNERS IN SPIRO QUIZ @Balaji Medical College June 2014
1.Dr.I.Kanagashree
2.Dr.V.Charumathi
LIST OF PRIZE(FIRST) WINNERS IN CVS QUIZ @Meenakshi Medical College June 2013
1.Dr.I.Kanagashree
2.Dr.K.Meenakumari
 
 
                              UNDERGRADUATE QUIZ
 
2015-2016 @ Vellore Medical College
Won second prize
Winners
1.Swaraj
2.MadhuBalaji
3.Anirudh
 
2014-2015@ Trichy Medical College
Won third prize
Winners
1.Akansha
2.PallalaPavithra
 
2013-20142 DharmapuriMedical College
Won second prize
Winners
1.Lakshman
2.Sanjana
 
 
 
 
 DISSERTATION TOPICS
 
 
2012-2015
1.    EVALUATION OF BRAINSTEM AUDITORY EVOKED POTENTIAL AND SERUM ZINC LEVELS IN CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER – DR. J. ANITHA PONMALAR
2.    STUDY OF HEART RATE VARIABILITY AND SERUM INSULIN LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE                                           - DR.S.P.GIRIJA SIVAM
3.    COMPARATIVE STUDY OF AUTONOMIC FUNCTIONS AND SERUM LEVELS OF VEGF IN PSORIATIC SKIN DISEASE AND PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS - DR. I. KANAGASHREE
4.    A STUDY OF POLYSOMNOGRAPHY AND SERUM GHRELIN LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH GENERALISED TONIC CLONIC SEIZURES                                              - DR. K. MEENAKUMARI
5.    STUDY OF SECRETORY PATTERN OF MELATONIN IN SALIVA AND THE SLEEP PARAMETERS IN SHIFT WORKERS                                                                                       - DR. N. S. SASIKUMAR
6.    EVALUATION OF BRAINSTEM AUDITORY EVOKED POTENTIAL AND SERUM INTERLEUKIN BETA LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH GENERALISED TONIC CLONIC SEIZURES- DR. G. SAVITHA
 
 
 
 
 
2013-2016
1.    STUDY OF CARDIOVASCULAR AUTONOMIC FUNCTIONS AND SERUM LEPTIN LEVELS IN YOUNG OBESE INDIVIDUALS                                                                                    - DR. V. SUMATHI
 
2.    HEART RATE VARIABILITY AND ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN HYPOTHYROID FEMALES BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT                                                                                     - DR. G.SARASWATHI
 
 
3.    EVALUATION OF EFFECT OF PEMF ON DIABETIC SENSORY POLYNEUROPATHY- DR. V. CHARUMATHI
 
4.    EVALUATION OF EFFECT OF PEMF ON CHRONIC NON-HEALING DIABETIC FOOT ULCER- DR. AMARESWARI
 
 
 
 
2014-2017
1.    EVALUATION OF CORTICAL AND RETINAL ACTIVITY IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE II DIABETES MELLITUS AND THE ROLE OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR (VEGF) IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY - DR. A. VIDHYA
2.    EVALUATION OF OTOACOUSTIC EMISSION, BRAINSTEM EVOKED RESPONSE AUDIOMETRY AND SERUM LEVELS OF ANTICYCLIC CITRULLINATED PROTEIN ANTIBODIES IN PATIENTS WITH ACTIVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS                                            - DR. R. BHUVANESWARI
3.    EVALUATION OF EFFECT OF YOGA ON PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTS AND SERUM ADIPONECTIN LEVELS IN OBESE INDIVIDUALS                                                                   - DR. R. ANBARASI
4.    EVALUATION OF AUTONOMIC FUNCTIONS AND SERUM LEPTIN LEVELS IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE                         - DR. K. SELVAMARI
5.    EVALUATION OF EFFECTS OF YOGA ON PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTS AND CANCER RELATED FATIGUE & EVALUATION OF MALONDIALDEHYDE (MDA) LEVEL AS A MOST SIGNIFICANT MARKER FOR OXIDATIVE STRESS IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS          - DR. L. SHANTHI
6.    EVALUATION OF EFFECT OF YOGA ON AUTONOMIC FUNCTIONS AND ADRENAL FATIGUE IN POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME INDIVIDUALS                                     - DR. K. NATHIYA
7.    EFFECT OF PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY AMONG THE PATIENTS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE                                                                                  - DR. I. SAJUNI
 
 

 
ONGOING PROJECTS:
1.A Study of autonomic dysfunction and serum Interleukin-6 mediated lipid profile changes as Biomarker of Depression in attempted suicide patients. Dr.K.Sowmiya II yr PG.
 
2.Evaluation of Cognitive Evoked Potential P300 and its correlation to Serum Insulin levels in Alcohol dependence patients.
Dr.R.Malar.IIyr PG.
 
3.A Study of sleep pattern in Type II Diabetic patients and its correlation with HbA1c.Dr.Saravanan.IIyr PG.
 
4.Evaluation of effect of Brain stem evoked response audiometry in Subclinical hypothyroidism in correlation with anti thyroglobulinantibody,anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody and lipid profile. Dr.P.SenthamilPavai.IIyr PG.
 
5.Estimation of serum vaspin levels as a novel circulating  and therapeutic biomarker in obesity and its related metabolic alterations. Thamizhvalli.D.IIyr PG.

 
6.Analysis of Heart rate variability among females with Iron DeficiencyAnaemiaand correlation with serum ferritin levels.
Dr.S.Nirmaladevi.Iyr PG.
 
7.A study of Heart rate variability and serum Adiponectin in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.Dr.A.Sandhyavadana.Iyr PG.
 
8.A study of Cognitive function in Type II Diabetic patients and its relation to HbA1c levels.Dr.M.Vidhyasri.Iyr PG.
 
9.A study of Cognitive evoked potential and serum Leptin in young obese individuals.Dr.G.Udhayabharathi.IyrPG.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS IN IPEM
1.    Thirupathi.C, AanandhaSubramaniam K, Effect of yoga exercise on pulmonary function in young medical students. International Journal of Medical Researsch and Health sciences, 2016,5,11;3412-343.
2.    Thirupathi.C, AanandhaSubramaniam K, A comparison of lung function in Pranayama trained and untrained medical students. International Journal of Research and Medical sciences.
3.    AanandhaSubramaniam K, Padma K, Sathya Narayanan G, Selvakumar J. A Comparative study of Auditory Evoked Potential in Young Obese and Normal Subjects. International Research Journal of Medical sciences. Vol. 1(8), 11- 14, September 2013.
4.    Sasikumar NS, Padma K, AanandhaSubramanium K, Kavitha S. A study of pattern of secretion of salivary melatonin in shift workers. International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research 2015; 6(10): 700-704.
5.    Sasikumar NS, Padma K, AanandhaSubramaniam K. A Study of Determination of Exhaled Carbon Monoxide and Carboxyhemoglobin in School Children. International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research 2015; 6(11): 758-760.
6.    Vijayalakshmi T.N, Ratna Manjushree Jayaraman, Evaluation of Visual Evoked Potential in Migraine Individuals. International Journal of Scientific Study.Vol 4, issue 4, July 2016.
7.    Vijayalakshmi T.N, Ratna Manjushree Jayaraman, Evaluation of Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Migraine Individuals. International Journal of Contemporary  Medical Research. Vol 3, issue 9, Sep 2016. ICV; 50:43.
8.    Ratna Manjushree Jayaraman, Vijayalakshmi T.N, Evaluation of Cardiovascular Autonomic Functions in Migraine Individuals. International Journal of Scientific Study. Vol.4, issue 3, June 2016.
9.    Dr. R. Shanthimalar, Dr. S. Kavitha, Effect of noise exposure on hearing – A Comparative cross sectional study between professional drivers and office workers. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research 2016. Vol-6, issue-1 P 164-171.
10.                       Dr. Sajuni.I, Dr. Shanthimalar.R. Correlation between the      functional and radiographic parameters of knee Osteoarthritis- A Cross-sectional Study. Indian Journal of Applied Research. Vol 7, Issue -2, Feb 2017.
11.                       GowriVelayutham, Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry: An investigatory tool in detecting Hepatic Encephalopathy in Decompensated Chronic Liver Disease. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 2014; 58(1): 51-55.
12.                       GowriVelayutham, Audiological Evaluation using Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry in Hypothyroid Females Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital – Acontrol study. CIIT International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics, Vol 3, No 10, November 2011.
13.                       GowriVelayutham, Pattern Reversal Visual Evoked Potentials in Hypothyroid Females. National Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, Vol 2, issue 4.
14.                       Dr. D. Indumathi. Somatosensory Evoked Potential in Slow learners- Research & Reviews. Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, Vol 3, issue (supplement 3), July- September 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C.RAITT DUNHILL Gold Medal Exam
 
 
List of winners
2012-2013
M.Venkateshan
 
2013-2014
None was Eligible
 
2014-2015
PallalaPavithra
 
2015-2016
SwarajSahu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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