Our department recognizes the importance of attracting and training highly qualified students into the field of cellular, molecular, whole animal and human physiology. Our primary objective is to provide outstanding training across the broad discipline of physiology, by giving students an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms and processes which underlie circulatory, renal, pulmonary and smooth muscle function in wellness and in disease. Graduates of this program are prepared to contribute to achievement of the long-term goals of developing improved strategies for prevention and control of these diseases. Moreover, our graduates are trained to become leaders in physiology research in the 21st century.
A large number of students perform their traineeship and research projects at the Department of Physiology on human in vivo studies, and patient-related and cell physiological topics. In addition, many students perform their practical training abroad, including Sydney Australia, Gold Coast Australia, Dunedin New Zealand, NIH Bethesda USA, Miami USA, Dallas USA, Hamilton Canada, Copenhagen Denmark, and many other places. The staff members of the department gladly supervise these internships abroad.