B.Sc. in Physiology is a 3- year undergraduate course designed to impart advanced lessons to eligible candidates in the functioning and working of the human body, the various organs and the tiny cells and tissues. The course familiarizes candidates with the mechanical, physical and biochemical functions that work cohesively to keep the body in good health.
The discipline of physiology is an offshoot of the discipline of biological sciences that plays a crucial role in helping us understand how the various organs, tissues and cells in the body keep it alive. It also helps understand and devise ways to protect the body against the illnesses and impairments that the human body is susceptible to.
Understanding the human physiology is hence vital in devising diagnostic techniques and appropriate treatment procedures for the body.
The course fees in India ranges between INR 15,000 and 50,000 for the total duration. The average annual salary offered to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 5 and 6 lacs.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Direct admission, and entrance test in some cases.|
|Course Fee||INR 15,000 - 50,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 5 - 6 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Biomedical Companies, Hospitals and Clinics, Research Labs, Health Science Agencies, etc.|
The course offers advanced lessons to eligible candidates on the intricacies of the body and its mechanisms at various levels, namely at the cellular, tissue and organ level. Students are taught to relate the various functions of the body with the body's organs and systems. Physiology is a detailed study of the biological processes that keep us ticking. Other than human physiology, the discipline also covers a study of the animal physiology.
Essential components that form part of the program’s study are Biochemistry, Biochemical Principles, Biostatistics, Blood and Body Fluids, Clinical Biochemistry, Environment Physiology, Histology, Microbiology, and so on. The course also covers a detailed academic examination and exploration of the body’s nervous, respiratory, endocrine, cardiovascular, and circulatory systems.
Listed here are the skills that ideal candidates of the course would possess.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name||City||Average Fees in INR|
|Acharya Narendra Dev College||New Delhi||22,800|
|Dyal Singh College||New Delhi||31,860|
|Sonarpur Mahavidyalaya||South 24 Paraganas||42,360|
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, candidates wishing to pursue the course need to have attained the 10+2 or equivalent qualification in the science stream with Physics, Chemistry Biology and Math as main subjects.
|Bachelor of Science in Kerala||Bachelor of Science in Karnataka||Bachelor of Science in Andhra Pradesh||Bachelor of Science in Bihar|
Admission to the course is merit- based, following the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.
However, some universities often have an entrance test in place for assessing and shortlisting candidates.
A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Biophysical and Biochemical Principles involved in Human System|
|Blood and Body Fluids|
|Conservation of Matter|
|Energy in Human Systems|
|Immunology and Immunization Programs|
|Nerve Muscle Physiology|
There are multiple specializations offered in the discipline of physiology, such as Nutrition, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Toxicology, among many others.
Such professionals also work in both public and private environmental health sectors. Since physiology also relates with animal studies, one can also professionally pursue the veterinary field.
Some of the popular avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Physiologist||Physiologists examine how the body works under abnormal and normal conditions at the cellular and molecular levels. These professionals study how different body parts work together, including the lungs, heart, and muscles. Physiologists also focus on the way the body reacts in various environments, including water and space.||3,71,411|
|Physiotherapist||Physiotherapists help patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing to improve their movement. They devise and review treatment programs using manual therapy (such as massage), therapeutic exercise and electrotherapy.||2,79,000|
|Healthcare Administrator||Healthcare Administrators, also known as Healthcare Executives or Medical Services Managers, are responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating health services.||4,14,536|
|Cardiovascular Tech||Cardiovascular Techs register patients by entering anticipated service date into the patient record and verify their medical history. They support physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular ailments by helping physicians wind a catheter through a patient's blood vessel to the heart.||4,67,000|