Physiology is the study of normal function in the body and how genes, proteins, organ systems interact to maintain health. Department of Physiology is dedicated to understanding fundamental physiological processes and translating these to clinical care.

 

Historical Overview

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology was founded in 1986 with the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine. The department was split into two separate departments, pharmacology and physiology in 2011. By establishment of Physiology Research Center in 2008, most research setups were transferred to this center.At present, the Department of Physiology, led by Dr. Azhdar Heydari, as Head of Department and assisted by 6 academic members. Faculty members participate in a wide spectrum of education and research activities. The main activity of the department is teaching physiology to undergraduate students (medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, operation room, anesthetics, laboratory sciences, health information technology, radiology, public health students), and M.Sc. students (medical physiology). Currently, there are 18M.Sc. students and department staff educate students with the highest standards of scientific teaching and research.

In addition, academic staffs are involved in teaching of other M.Sc. students (nursing, biochemistry, biophysics, anatomy, microbiology, parasitology) and Ph.D students (addiction studies). The practical physiology training is also conducted as the lab work in which the students get the familiarity with the experimentation of the different fields of physiology by supervising the academic staff and experts of the department.

 

A) MISSION:

The mission of the Department of Physiology is to provide an environment which improves leadership and excellence in learning and education of physiology in integrative manner with basic medical sciences in the Faculty of Medicine. In addition, Department of Physiology educates and trains medical and graduate students and advances medical knowledge through research and scholarly activity.

B) VISION:

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences is a leading department in the field of physiology among medical universities of Islamic Republic of Iran. The vision of the Department of Physiology is providing excellent teaching and research activities for the medical, paramedical, and graduate students.

 Goals of the department:

  • The highest standards of scientific research and teaching
  • Leadership in innovation in research and teaching
  • Promotion of quality and quantity in education of undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Establishment of Ph.D in medical physiology
  • Active collaboration with the physiology research center
  • Developing research works in the interests of community health, national welfare and giving priority to national research policies
  • Targeting research works more related to the clinical research
  • Expanding national and  international relations in research area
  • Providing proper facilities to introduce the department of physiology of kashan university of medical sciences one of the leading research center in the field of neuroscience.

 

Academic Staff:

Name

Title

E-mail

Mahmoud Salami

professor

salami-m@kaums.ac.ir

Gholam Ali Hamidi

Associate Professor

hamidi_gh@kaums.ac.ir

Mehdi Nouradini

Associate Professor

mnoureddini@kaums.ac.ir

Azhdar Heydari

-- Head of Department --

Assistant Professor

heydariazh@kaums.ac.ir

Abolfazl Arjmand

Associate Professor

arjmand_a@kaums.ac.ir

Gholamreza Ghavipanjeh

Assistant Professor

ghavipanjeh_gh@kaums.ac.ir

Seyed mojtaba Banitaba

Instructor

banitaba_m@kaums.ac.ir


 
Nonacademic Staff:

Name

Title

E-mail

Shokoufeh Alvani

Lab Expert