Division of Physiology
The Division of Physiology provides teaching and conduct research in physiology; it also takes an active role in desseminating about its research to the public.
Teaching at the division
The Division of Physiology is responsible for teaching physiology to medical, nutrition and dentistry students, and for students following the research option at the Faculty of Medicine. Instruction in physiology occurs during most semesters of the medical studies, and includes lectures, courses, and supervision of problem-based learning groups.
The teaching in physiology seeks for students to understand the normal function of the intact organism, and to gain an insight into the function of individual organ systems. The division participates as well in the education of doctoral and postdoctural students, in the supervision of student papers in medical studies, and in teaching Bachelor's and Master's students. Division members also participate in teaching specialist candidates.
Research at the division
The Division of Physiology has strong traditions in neuroscience, in the physiology of the circulation, and cellular biology, and has a high international research profile. Currently, research activities are focused upon neurophysiology, neuroembryology, physiology of the circulation, and cellular haematology.
The division employs modern research methods ranging from molecular biology and transgenic animal models to functional imaging and data modelling on the cellular and system levels. Employees have access to the division's own facilities for histological and molecular biological procedures, and a number of shared facilities at the Institute.