Department of Physiology

Department of Physiology


Prof. Sushma Gupta

Department of Physiology(HOD)

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Head of Physiology

Prof. Sushma Gupta is currently the Head of Department, Physiology at Era’a Lucknow Medical College and Hospital. Prior to this, she was working as Professor & Head of Department Physiology at GSVM Medical College, thereafter she joined the Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College, Moradabad in the same capacity. Her association with Era has been for over eight years. She completed her MBBS (1969) from Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi and MD (1974) from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow. She is a renowned teacher in Physiology with a vast teaching experience of more than 45 years.

She has a distinction of being the first Physiologist from the state of Uttar Prades to have been awarded MNMS by National Academy of Medical Science, India in the year 1988. She has published more than 60 research papers in various national and international scientific journals of high repute. Prof. Gupta has also been invited to several national and international scientific meets both at home and overseas. Her work on the antidiabetic effect of Allium cepa has been well cited in the standard text.

Besides being an efficient and effective teacher and mentor both for undergraduate and postgraduate students, she has also been the guide to several postgraduate students. Prof. Gupta is a life member of APPI and International Society of Heart Research (India Section). She has also served as Secretary of IMA, Jhansi Branch.

Academic Activities

  • Department of Physiology is developing under the guidance of Prof. (Mrs.) Shushma Gupta MD. MNAMS.The department is engaged in the undergraduate teaching of MBBS students as well as the teaching of paramedical staff.

Undergraduate Teaching for MBBS Students

  • The Department of Physiology is pioneering the development of new approaches to study cells, organs higher level systems to advance the understanding of their function, to understand the basis of dysfunction and to ultimately improve human health.
  • It is committed to giving value education and advancement of interactive teaching methods.

The undergraduate teaching program encourages students to develop better learning skills by way of

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Poster Presentations
  • OSPE
  • Demonstrations
  • Tutorials
  • Group discussions
  • Quizzes

Treatment Facilities

  • Day to Day tests after completion of each chapter.
  • Lab leaving tests after each rotation of lab.
  • Multiple choice questions.
  • Terminals.

The ultimate emphasis of the educator is to make students understand the basic functioning of each & every system of the human body so that when in a future life they examine the patients, they should easily pinpoint the abnormality in any system. The educators properly investigate to arrive on final diagnosis, so that our students can be better doctors.

Paramedical Students Include

  • Nurses
  • Lab Technicians
  • OT Technicians
  • Physiotherapists

The aim of teaching and training of these students is to make them familiar with all body systems. Greater emphasis is given on vital organs like CVS & Respiratory System. Students do practicals in Human & Haematology Lab.

Research Activities

  • Department is engaged in various research activities in collaboration with other departments.