Faculty of Medicine
Welcome to the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya!
Through these pages you will come to know of the contributions and services our department makes to the society and the country as a whole.
Physiology is the study on how living systems function, on how vitality is maintained and on how we adapt to a wide array of different conditions and environments ranging from conception to childbirth, and from deep sea diving to space travel. The study of the function of human body in health is essential to comprehend the changes that occur in the human body in disease. The Department of Physiology at Peradeniya, takes great pride in contributing to the undergraduate medical curriculum by providing medical undergraduates with this foundation to the study of medicine.
From its inception in 1962 as a basic science department, the Department of Physiology has given priority to research in various fields, often conducted in collaboration with local and international partners. Current research areas of the department include –
In addition to the above, the Department provides services in the following areas –
The Department of Physiology is located in the 2nd floor of the new preclinical building, and consists of practical laboratories, tutorial rooms, a seminar room, clinical skills lab and well equipped research laboratories.