Human Physiology

Physiology is the scientific discipline that deals with the vital processes or functions of living things. The major goals of Physiology are to understand, analyze and predict responses of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems to stimuli. Given the nature and diversity of the human body, a proper understanding of how it works is necessary. This is because alterations in human biological activity, and thus in the chemical and physical integrity of the cells and tissues of the body, can be life threatening. The postgraduate training programmes in Human Physiology therefore are set to further investigate the factors that hinder or help the body to adapt to alterations in human biological activities so that life – sustaining macromolecules can carry on their activities at a near stable value in the internal environment.




VISION: To produce a body of scientists adept in the Physiological mechanisms that regulate body functions and to help candidates acquire skills and develop conceptual frameworks through analytical tools on research that can be applied for the well being of man.

MISSION: The programme will examine the functional organization of the human body from the molecular level to the whole organism. It will be concerned with a wide range of questions including how the body works and the nature of tools employed in human investigations and ethics.  It is hoped that such understanding will help to assure quality of life and prevention of diseases and produce quality manpower for the health sector



  • Bachelor of Science (BSc.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)