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Physiology, an integrative subject in biological sciences, is a branch of medical sciences employing a systems-based approach. It deals with the function of cells, the cornerstone of human physiology, and all aspects of the functioning of organs and organ systems. M.Sc. in physiology is a research and thesis-oriented program providing a unique opportunity for developing knowledge and understanding, and research and practical skills from the med

Physiology (MSc)

Total Course Credits   

•       Compensatory: 23

•       Core: 25

•       Non-core (Electives): 7

•       Thesis (MSc):6

Program Description

Physiology, an integrative subject in  biological sciences, is a branch of medical sciences employing a systems-based approach. It deals with the function of cells, the cornerstone of human physiology, and all aspects of functioning of organs and organ systems.

M.Sc. in physiology is a research and thesis-oriented program providing a unique opportunity for developing knowledge and understanding, and research and practical skills from the medical perspective.

The aim of this graduate program is to promote an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to study fundamental physiological aspects of human health and diseases. It is also aimed to train postgraduate students with deeper theoretical and practical physiology knowledge of organ systems including concepts and mechanisms from cellular to whole body organs both in healthy and disease states.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in physiology, biology (all majors), zoology, nursing, physiotherapy, midwifery, laboratory sciences, biochemistry, descriptive sciences, speech therapy, optometric, audiology, general health, professional health and anesthesiology of operating room awarded by one of  the home or foreign Universities approved by Ministry of Health and Medical Education is required. Candidates should pass a written exam according to the following table:

Subjects

Weight

Physiology

3

Biochemistry

1

Animal biology

2

General English Language

3

Total

9

Candidates should be eligible for entering the program as specified by post-graduate.educational rules and regulations.

*Important note: These general conditions do not necessarily exclude specific conditions of each institute or university.

Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

Specific Competencies

At the end of the program, the learners will be competent in the following skills: - Literature review

-          Peer presentation

-          Research project design 

Educational Strategies, Methods and Techniques Student Assessment (Methods and Types)

•       Formative (quizzes and Midterm Exam)

•       Summative (Final Exam)

•       Seminars, presentations, written assignments, laboratory reports, seen practical and theoretical examinations

 Ethical Consideration*

*

Tables of the Courses

Table 1. Compensatory courses

Code

of the Course

Title of the

Course

Number of Credits

Teaching Hours

Prerequisite and concurrent courses

Theoretical

Practical

Total

Theoretical

Practical

Total

01

Medical

Physiological

8

1

9

136

34

170

-

02

General

Physiology

5

1

6

85

34

119

-

03

Biochemistry

1.5

0.5

2

26

17

43

-

04

Neuroanatomy

1.5

0.5

2

26

17

43

-

05

Anatomy of Limb

1

-

1

17

-

17

 

06

Histology

1.5

0.5

2

26

17

43

-

07*

Medical

Information

Systems

0.5

0.5

1

9

17

26

 

Total

23

 

*This course is obligatory for those candidates who have not passed it during undergraduate study.

Table 2. Core Courses

Cod e of the

Cou

rse

Title of the

Course

Credits

Teaching Hours

Prerequisi te and

concurren t courses

Theo

retica

l

Practi cal

Interns hip

Total

Theoreti cal

Practical

Total

08

Cell

Physiolog

y

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

09

Renal and Electrolyt e

Physiolog

y

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

10

Respirator y

Physiolog

y

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

11

Gastrointe stinal

Physiolog

y

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

12

Cardiovas cular and Circulator y

Physiolog

y

2.5

-

-

2.5

43

-

43

08

13

Endocrine Physiolog

y

2.5

-

-

2.5

43

-

43

-

14

Neurophy siology

3

-

-

3

51

-

51

08

15

Physiolog ical

Methods

-

2

-

3

-

68

68

-

16

Internship

-

-

1

1

-

51

51

-

17

Thesis

-

6

-

6

-

-

-

-

Tota

l

 

16

8

1

25

-

 

 

 

Table 3. Non-Core Courses

Code

of the Course

Title of the

Course

 

Credits

 

Teaching Hours

 

Prerequisit e and concurrent Courses

Theoretic

al

Practic al

Internshi p

Total

Theoretic

al

Practic al

Tota

l

18

Pharmacology

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

19

Biostatistics

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

20

Biophysics

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

21

Molecular Biology

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

22

Working with

Laboratory

Animal

1

1

-

2

34

34

51

-

23

Concepts of

Clinical

Physiology

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

24

Clinical Internship

-

-

2

2

-

102

102

-

25

Special Topics in Physiology

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

26

Specialized Language

2

-

-

2

34

-

34

-

 

Total

15

1

2

18

 

 

 

 


After receiving supervisor’s consent and approval of post-graduate educational committee, students should take 7 credits of the aforementioned courses(Table 3) thactical credits during the first 3 semesters. In addition, 6 credits of master’s dissertation will be completed by students.


Basic Information:
Program Type: Degree Based
Level Of study: Master's
School / Faculty: School of Medicine
Department: Basic scienses Department
Major (Name Of Program): Physiology
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Email Address: pr@lums.ac.ir
Address: School of Medicine, Kamalvand campus, Ayatoolah Kamalvand Blvd, Khorramabad, Lorestan, Iran.
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Length of Training:

2-3 years

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