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Physiology

Department of Physiology

Estabilished in the year 2008, the Department of Physiology is one of the well-established departments in Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Ammapettai, Thiruporur, Kancheepuram. The department aligns its objectives time to time with the guidelines laid by University and the Institution to improve the quality in academic and administrative fronts. The department adopts quality management strategies in academic activities provided by the University IQAC

The department occupies a larger floor space with five big laboratories viz., Hematology lab, Clinical lab, Mammalian lab, Amphibian lab and Research lab.

Vision

  • Expand the Horizons
  • Novel practices

Mission

  • Provide High Quality Physiology Education
  • Sculpt a generation of Health Care Professionals
  • Guarantee rapid knowledge transfer
  • Offer wide range of Skills and Continuing Education

TEACHING AND TRAINING

Every year, the department imbibes MBBS students and imparts them with a deeper understanding of the Physiological concepts by our knowledgeable and experienced faculty. The curriculum delivery to the students is that of aligned method wherein the topics are integrated between the departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. The subject content is classified into must know, nice to know and desirable to know categories and taught to the students. The teaching methods are learner centered with specific learning objectives for each topic delivered to the students. Students have access to e-learning materials of the topics being covered. Learning resources are shared with the students in the forms of e-Physiology text books, power point slides, clinical examination videos, clinical case sheets writing and problem charts. Periodic seminars, hospital visits are conducted for students. Students also have early clinical exposure in the form of Problem Oriented Learning (POL) integrating with respective clinical departments. Also small group teaching is conducted for the students every week so that the students can have one to one interactions and discussions with the faculty of our department.

The department also trains them in Hematological and Clinical skills. We also demonstrate few diagnostic tests like ECG, Spirometry, and Pulse wave analysis, Stethography, Electromyography so that the students obtain prior knowledge about these common investigations before entering into the clinical year.

Assessments are done periodically by conducting series of Formative and Internal exams for the students. Students’ enrichment Programs like Physiology Quiz, Seminars, Essay competitions and medal exams are organized to enhance knowledge, learning, competence and soft skills among students.

Our department also imparts Physiology education to BSc Nursing courses and other Allied Health Sciences departments’ viz., BSc. Radiology and Imaging Technology, BSc.Medical Laboratory Technology, BSc.Operation Theatre and Anesthesia Technology and BSc. Optometry

Professor & Head of the Department

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Dr.M.Chitra MBBS M.D.
PROFILE SUMMARY

She has completed MBBS in the year 1997, from Annamalai University and worked for few years in several institutes as Junior Resident including JIPMER, Government General Hospital, Government Maternity Hospital, Pondicherry. She completed her Postgraduation MD (Physiology) from Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai in the year 2007. She began her teaching career in the Department of Physiology, Dr.DY Patil Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra. As Assistant Professor, she has experience in teaching courses like BPT, BDS, B Pharmacy, BSC Allied health Science in addition to MBBS and MD(Physiology).

Detailed CV Attached


Associate Professor

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Dr.Latha.R MBBS, MD
PROFILE SUMMARY

She has completed MBBS in the year 2007, from Pondicherry University. She completed her Postgraduation MD (Physiology) from Christian Medical College, Vellore in the year 2011. She began her teaching career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute and currently working as Associate Professor in the same Institute. She has experience in teaching courses like BSc Nursing, BSc Allied health Sciences in addition to MBBS.

Detailed CV Attached

Associate Professor

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Dr.M.I.Glad Mohesh MSc., PhD.
PROFILE SUMMARY

Dr.Glad Mohesh hails from the southernmost part of our country, Kanniyakumari District. Graduating in the Faculty of Physiotherapy, he went on to complete his passion – Physiology ; understanding the functions in a living human being at one of the country’s premiere Institute of Eminence, the Manipal University. Completing his post graduation, he joined the Mahatma Gandhi medical college & RI at Puducherry. After a year, he migrated to Shri Sathya Sai Medical college & Research Institute, where he was able to achieve in all frontiers of Academics, Research and Administration. Awarded with a Doctorate in the field of Medical Physiology by Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) in the year 2018, he has to his credits the following achievements since 2009.

Detailed CV Attached

Assistant Professor

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Dr.M.Gopi MBBS,MD.
PROFILE SUMMARY

He completed His Undergraduate MBBS in December 2008 and Postgraduate (MD – PHYSIOLOGY) in December 2013 in Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. During His Postgraduate period he did thesis work on Relationship Between Hemoglobin and Cognitive Functions. After completing his Postgraduate he Joined as Assistant Professor in Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute. He is the Incharge for MBBS Additional Batch and Hematology Lab. Serving as NAAC TASK FORCE MEMBER for Department of PhysiologySince 2015. Published one paper (Relationship Between Hemoglobin and Memory) from my thesis in the International Organization of Scientific Research (IOSR). He was selected in Chettinad Medical College and Hospital as External Examiner(three times) for Allied Health Sciences Courses and Question Paper Setter for Allied Health Sciences Course. During Post Graduate period and Assistant Professor period he was attended various Cme, Conference, Workshop.

Detailed CV Attached

Tutor

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Mr.K.Ratchagan MSc.,
PROFILE SUMMARY

He is Ratchagan , completed his M.Sc Medical Physiology in Dr.ALMPGIBMS, University of Madras . he is working as tutor , department of physiology in Shri Sathya Sai medical college & RI since 2011 around 8 years. He joined his PhD in 2019. He is involved in conducting CME, seminars, Quiz and other programs. He is the subject coordinator for B.Sc Allied Health science since 2014 .

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Infrastructure and Learning resources:

All the following laboratories are established and well equipped as per MCI norms for suiting the requirements for 150 MBBS students.

  1. Hematology laboratory
  2. Clinical laboratory
  3. Amphibian laboratory
  4. Mammalian laboratory

In addition there is also a research laboratory with research facilities for carrying out research on autonomic functions, ECG, EEG, Pulse Plethysmography and Pulmonary function tests.

Library cum seminar room:

The department has a library cum seminar room with a collection over 90 books of latest editions. Also monthly and annual Physiology journals are available for references by students and faculty.

Demonstration rooms:

There are two demonstration rooms with seating capacities of 80 per room along with Audio-Visual aids for conducting small group teaching activities.

Innovative practices:

The department has succeeded in establishing Zebrafish research laboratory for pursuing research related to Neurobehavioural and Ethnomedicine studies.

Clinical Activities:

Research projects undertaken in collaboration with Clinical Departments periodically

Academic Activities

Our Department follows the new Competency Based undergraduate MCI curriculum. Early Clinical exposure is introduced for effective clinical correlation and for better enhancement of applied Physiology integration of topics done at both levels namely, Horizontal and Vertical. Effective implementation of AETCOM module and PDE sessions are imparted in aphasic manner.

Research Activities

Faculty members are actively involved in research activities under various research thrust areas. They have participated in various research forums and presented scientific papers .

They have also won prize for oral presentation and Poster presentation at various National & International CONFERENCES.

We have also conductes CME , Guest lectures , Poster COMPETITION WITH Research Focus.

SERVICES

All our faculties are actively involved in academics as well as research activities. The Department faculty also attends and contributes for periodic faculty development programs conducted in the institution (MEU) to enhance teaching competencies. The faculties have also involved the students in research. Many students have done / doing short term student's research projects under ICMR and Tuberculosis Association of India with the guidance of the faculty of our department. Every year, inter and intra departmental activities like CME, Symposiums, Quiz programmes, MCQ contests, Essay quests and Guest lectures are being organized by the department for the students as well as for faculty.

Our Faculty members are members of administrative committees and provide support to the effective functioning of the Institute. Faculty members are actively involved in academics, administration as well as Research

Name

Designation

Additional Responsibility

Dr.M.Chitra

Professor

1. MCI Nodal Officer - DMMP

2. Member BOS ,MD Physiology, SBV

3. Editorial board – Saigenesis, Chronicle

4. Member Foundation course committee

5. Member Curricular sub committee

6. Member Alignment and integration Team

7. Member Gender Sensitization committee.

Dr.R.Latha

Associate Professor

1. Member Secretary – Institutional Ethics Committee

2. Member Secretary – Women Empowerment Forum

3. Member - Curricular subcommittee Phase I

4. Faculty Advisor- Fine Arts Students club

5. Registrar-Department of Physiology

6. Department in-Charge for I MBBS course

7. Member BOS –MD Physiology, SBV

Dr. Glad Mohesh.M.I

Associate Professor

1. Member- Institutional Research Committee, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & RI.

2. Nodal Officer- AISHE, MHRD, Govt. of India, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & RI.

3. Teacher member, IQAC-SBV (Deemed to be University), Puducherry.

4. Task force member, Feedback committee, SBV (Deemed to be University), Puducherry.

5. Member, Subcommittee for Patents, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & RI.

6. Member, Subcommittee for Copyrights vetting, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & RI.

7. Member, Innovation Cafe, IPR Cell, SBV (Deemed to be University), Puducherry.

8. Member, Mission for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, SBV, Puducherry.

9. Member, Certificate Verification Committee, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & RI.

10. Member, Minority Cell, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & RI.

11. Member, Institution Innovation Council(IIC) of SBV, Puducherry.

12. Member, Scholarship Committee of SBV, Puducherry.

13. Chairman – Website Committee, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & RI.

14.Member – Alumni Association, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & RI.

15.Department incharge, BSC Nursing

Dr.M.Gopi

Assistant Professor

1. NAAC- Department Task Force Member

2. Supplementary batch in-charge

Mr.Ratchagan

Tutor

Department Incharge-BSc (AHS)

COURSES offered by Dept of Physiology

The Department of Physiology offers the following course

  • MBBS –First year since inception, 2008
  • BSC(AHS)- First year ( MLT, MIT, OT&AT, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT,OPTOMETRY) & Second Year(OT&AT), since 2015
  • BSC (NURSING) (I year), since 2019.

PUBLICATIONS

Research Focus

Faculty members and students from the Department are regularly involved in research activities. Faculty members also attend various CME & Conferences and Workshop at National & International levels regularly to update on the current concepts of evolving Medical Physiology. Faculty members are also invited as speaker for Guest lectures, Keynote speaker and serve as resource persons for various conferences and CME at various National & International podium.

The thrust areas of Research Focus includes the following-

Neurophysiology- Autonomic functions, Cognitive studies

Ethnomedicine

Ancient Indian Literature and Medical Education.

Pulmonary Function


List of PROJECTS

1

Assessment of exhaled Breath

CO and Mucociliary clearance among caregivers of Smoking patients attending rural tertiary care Hospital.

Dr.M.Chitra

2

A cross sectional study on the association between the indoor air quality and the  spirometric parameters of the residents in the rural areas of Thiruporur taluk in Kancheepuram district.

Dr.Glad Mohesh

3

Effect of methanolic extract of  Dendropthoe falcata leaves on diet induced obese  zebrafish  animal models

Dr.Glad Mohesh

4

A cross sectional study on association between Handedness and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) among adolescents and young adults

Dr.Latha.R

5

Awareness study about the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Plastic usage and its ban among the rural population of Kancheepuram District of Tamilnadu

Dr. M.Chitra

6

Knowledge, attidute & practices of informed consent documentation among medical researchers in Tamilnadu

Dr.Glad Mohesh

Details of Students STS ICMR Projects:

Sl.No

Name of

the Student

Name of the Guide

Year

Title of

the Project

1.

Mr.Arul Bhagyaraj

M.I.Glad Mohesh

2011

Dipping tobacco and its health risks among young adults –a short study

2.

Ms. Abinaya.V

Mr. Glad Mohesh

2012

Pattern of tobacco use and nicotine addiction level among different socio economic groups.

3.

Ms. Deeptha

Mr. U.Sivakumar

2012

Evaluation of PFT in individuals suffering from T.B, COPD, Asthma

4.

Ms.Poornima

Dr.N.Prabhu

2012

Effect of BMI  on postural BP changes in middle aged males

5.

Miss. D. Abinaya

Mr. Glad Mohesh

2013

Knowledge attitude and practice of hand hygiene among medical students –a Questionnaire   based survey

6.

Mr. Ajith Prasath

Mr. Glad Mohesh

2014

Correlation of body mass index and cardio-vascular reactivity to exercise induced stress in young adults.

7

Mr.Baskar Amsath Raja

Dr.Chitra

2016

Analysis of Breath Carbon Monoxide among Urban Automobile Drivers

8

Mr.Shreehari

Dr.Semmal

2017

The Cardio respiratory Changes that occur During Virtual Reality Viewing in Adolescents

9

Ms.Aruna

Dr.Chitra

2018

Awareness study about the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Plastic usage and its ban among the rural population of Kancheepuram District of Tamilnadu

LIST OF COMPLETED PROJECTS:

Sl NO

TITLE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

1.

Comparative study of certain cardiovascular parameters in different levels of BMI in young adults.

Dr.Deben Laishram

  

2.

Breath holding time and respiratory rate in young individuals with different BMI- a pilot study

Dr. Deben Laishram,

3.

A Comparative study of peak expiratory flow rate among canteen and construction workers.

Dr. Deben Laishram

4.

Autonomic functions in different body mass index personals

Dr. Deben Laishram

5.

Vascular Stiffness in dipping tobacco users – a pulse wave analysis

M.I.Glad Mohesh,

6.

Effect of right hand dominance over handgrip strength and muscular work done

M.I.Glad Mohesh,

7.

Effect of body  mass change on arterial wall elasticity in young adults

Dr. Deben laishram

8.

Effect of uncomplicated obesity on QT interval in young medical college students

M.I.Glad Mohesh,

9.

Effect of uncomplicated obesity on arterial stiffness in young females

Dr.N.Prabhu

10.

Spirometric evaluation of lung function in labourers using handheld granite polishing tools

M.I.Glad mohesh,

11.

Effect of nicotine on audio and visual reaction time in dipping tobacco users

M.I.Glad Mohesh,

12.

Work performance  (hand grip) of young adults having different body mass index and their correlation with waist hip ratio(WHR).

Dr. Deben laishram

13.

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of hand hygiene among medical students-a questionnaire based survey.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

.

14.

Dipping tobacco and its health risks among young adults

M.I.Glad Mohesh

15.

A short term heart rate variability in dipping tobacco users.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

16.

Tobacco users and their opinions: a short communication

M.I.Glad Mohesh

17.

Tobacco use and nicotine dependence among the adult males of different socioeconomic groups within a medical college campus in Ammapettai.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

18.

Effect of moderate exercise on VO2 max and blood pressure in individuals with different body mass index.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

19.

Correlation of body mass index and cardiovascular reactivity to exercise induced stress in young adults.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

20.

A study on lung health and heart rate variability changes in non-brine salt workers.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

21

Cardiovascular and Respiratory changes in Smokers.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

22.

Influence of higher BMI on Heart Rate Variability in overweight young adult males

Dr.Latha

23.

Influence of sedentary lifestyle of premenopausal women on Heart rate Variability and its alteration after simple aerobic exercise training

Dr.Latha

24.

Effect of hypoxia on learning and memory in a zebrafish model

Dr.Latha

25.

Effect of short term exposure of high intense LED lights on the histopathology of Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of Zebrafish.

M.I .Glad Mohesh

26

Effect of obesity on learning and  memory in a zebrafish model

Dr.Latha

 

 

List of published research articles :

Dr.Chitra M
  1. Chitra M, Raja BAR, Semmal M. Breathanalysis of expired carbonmonoxide and its correlation with symptoms of toxicity amo.ng urban automobile drivers. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol2019;6(2):144-7
  2. Chitra M, Baskar Amsath Raja R, Semmal Syed Meerasa Analysis of breath Carbon monoxide among urban automobile drivers. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2018;8(6):882-886.
  3. Chitra M, Mathangi DC, Pricilla Johnson and Prema Sembulingam. Maternal Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Defense during Labour. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861.Volume 14, Issue 4 Ver. V (Apr. 2015), PP 10-15
  4. Chitra M, Mathangi D C Priscilla Johnson. Oxidative stress during spontaneous vaginal delivery: comparison between maternal and neonatal oxidative status. Int J Med Res Rev 2016;4(1):60-66. doi: 10.17511/ijmrr.2016.i01.010.
Dr.Latha R
  1. Ramalingam L, Veeraraghavan A. A cross-sectional study on the age of onset of menarche in females among rural and urban areas of Kanchipuram district in the past 5 years, since 2014. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2020;10(1):94-8.
  2. Ramalingam L, Ramesh R. Effect of aerobic exercise as a stressor on the cardiac autonomic status of young sedentary overweight and obese females. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2017;7 (Online First). Doi: 10.5455/ njppp.2017.7.1131706122016
  3. Ramalingam L, Ramesh R. Heart rate variability is reduced in sedentary young females with higher body mass index. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2016;6(5):407-411.
  4. Ramalingam L, Ramesh R, Kuppan R. Assessment of cardiac sympathovagal activity in overweight young adult males. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2016;6:101-105.
  5. RK Subramaniam, Anita Siddharthan, Delinda Maneksh, Latha Ramalingam, Soosai Manickam, Sathya Subramani. Normative data of 0 hour values of arterial blood gases in anesthetized rats. Indian Journal of Pharmacology, Jan-Feb 2013. 45(1), 103-104.
Dr.Glad Mohesh M.I.
  1. Mohesh G. PubMed Data Mining using AI Based QinsightTM Platform. Int J Clin Exp Physiol. 2019 ; 6(1):33-4.
  2. Glad Mohesh, Semmal Syed Meerasa, Sundaramurthy A, Haritha B H. A comparative study on the effect of increased body mass index on pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength in young adults. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology.2019;7(1) :604-608.
  3. Glad Mohesh, Srinidhii Murugappan, Semmal Syed Meerasa. A Cross-sectional Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards Voluntary Participation in Health research among the Medical Undergraduate Students. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology. 2018; 5(3): 91-95.
  4. Glad Mohesh MI, Louds Magdalin Joy A and Reginald Appavoo M. Anti-oxidant, anti- Bacterial and anti-mycobacterial activity of the methanolic extract of Dendrophthoe Falcata leaves. International Journal of Herbal Medicine 2018; 6(5): 22-27.
  5. Glad Mohesh MI, Latha R, Chitra M. Custom-built prototype experimental set-up to investigate light-induced damage in retina of zebrafish animal models. National Journal of Physiology. 2017; (5): 1-3
  6. Murugappan S, Mohesh G. A Guided Learning Experience to Understand the Niche of Basic Medical Research and Capacity Building. Journal of Research in Medical Education & Ethics.2017;7(2): 99-103.
  7. Mohesh G, Srinath J, Rajendiran RK, Annamalai S. Knowledge, attitude and practices of health care professionals towards tobacco control in south India. European Respiratory journal. 2016;48(60):PA4321.
  8. Glad Mohesh MI, Semmal Syed Meerasa. Perceptions on M-Learning through WhatsApp application. Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences.2016;3(2):57-60.
  9. Glad Mohesh M. I., Sundaramurthy A., Prema Sembulingam. The impact of cigarette smoking on lung function in smokers with differences in their nicotine dependency. International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences, 2016, 5, 7:36-41.
  10. Glad Mohesh M. I., Jyotsna Srinath, Rajeev K., Sundaramurthy A. A cross sectional survey on knowledge, attitude and practices of health care professionals towards tobacco control in south India. International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences, 2016, 5, 4:67-71.
  11. Darya Saeed Abdulateef, Azheen Jamil Ali, Darwn Saeed Abdulateef, M.I. Glad Mohesh. Smoking Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices Among Health Care Professionals from Sulaymaniyah City /Iraq. Tobacco use insights.2016;9:1-6.
  12. A. L. Magdalin Joy, M. Reginald Appavoo., M. I. Glad Mohesh., Antiangiogenic activity of Strychnos nux vomica leaf extract on chick chorioallantoic membrane model. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2016, 8(1):549-552.
  13. Glad Mohesh, Narasimha Rao. Danio Rerio(Zebrafish): a cost effective animal model for anti-tuberculosis drug research. Annals of SBV, 2015; 4(2):29-32.
  14. Prabhu N., Glad mohesh MI., Assessment of cardiovascular risk in people with different body mass index using orthostatic blood pressure reaction. The Antiseptic. 2015;112 (12):12-13.
  15. Glad Mohesh. Zebra Fish Animal Model on Tuberculosis: a Boon for Researchers Involved in New Drug Discovery. International journal of scientific research.2015; 4(12):272-273.
  16. Mohesh MG, Sundaramurthy A. Lung health and heart rate variability changes in salt workers. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. 2016 Apr 30;63(2):115-8.
  17. Glad Mohesh MI, Magdalin Joy AL, Sundaramurthy A, Ratchagan R. Antibacterial and antioxidant activity of methanolic extracts of Strychnos nux vomica flower. J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 2015, 7(7):748-752.
  18. Glad Mohesh MI, Sundaramurthy A. Effect of moderate exercise on VO2 max and blood pressure in individuals with different body mass index. J Clin Exp Res 2015;3:177-179.
  19. . Glad Mohesh, Ajith Prasath, Poornima Palanisamy, Abinaya V, Sundaramurthy A. Correlation of Body Mass Index and Cardiovascular Reactivity to Exercise Induced Stress in Young Adults. FASEB J April 2015 29:675.2.
  20. Glad Mohesh, Ajith Prasath. Correlation of body mass index and cardiovascular reactivity to exercise induced stress in young adults. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health .2015; Vol 4 (5):717-720.
  21. Deben laishram, Glad Mohesh. Work performance (hand grip) of young adults having different body mass index and their correlation with Waist hip ratio. Indian medical journal. 2013;107(12):719-721.
  22. Glad Mohesh, Abinaya Dandapani. Knowledge, attitude and practice of hand hygiene among Medical students-a questionnaire based survey. UJMDS 2014, 02 (03): p 127-131.
  23. Glad Mohesh, Abinaya. Tobacco use and nicotine dependence among the adult males of different socioeconomic groups within a medical college campus in Ammapettai, Kancheepuram district of South India. Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe, 2014; 4(1), 5-13.
  24. Prabhu Natesan, Glad Mohesh, Poornima P, Dilip Chandra Das. Orthostatic Hypotension (OH) in middle aged obese males - a Comparative study. The Antiseptic, 2014 ;Vol.111 (6): 284-286.
  25. Glad Mohesh, Ratchagan, Sundaramurthy.A study of short term heart rate variability in dipping tobacco users. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014;5(3):91-94.
  26. Glad Mohesh, Prabhu. Tobacco users and their opinions: a short communication. The Antiseptic. 2014; 111(3):123-125.
  27. Glad Mohesh, Arul Bhagyaraj. Dipping tobacco and its health risks among young adults – A short study. Al Ameen J Med Sci 2014; 7(1) :8-12.
  28. Tambi Medabala, Rao BN, Glad Mohesh, Praveen kumar Effect of Cigarette and Cigar Smoking on Peak Expiratory Flow Rate. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2013Sept, Vol-7(9): 1886-1889.
  29. Prema Sembulingam, Sembulingam, Glad Mohesh. Gender differences in body mass index and blood pressure among normal healthy undergraduate students . Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(3):527-532.
  30. Sivakumar, Glad Mohesh, Radhakrishnamoorthy, Dilip Chandra Das. A study on the prevalence of anemia among young adolescent boys and the variations in the two methods of hemoglobin estimation. The Antiseptic, 2013;110(6): 290-291.
  31. Tambi Medabala, Rao BN, Glad Mohesh, Praveen kumar. The Effect of Ageing on Vital Capacity and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Healthy Non-Smoking Agricultural Workers. Int J Med Health Sci. 2012; 1(4):47- 52.
  32. Prabhu, Glad Mohesh. Effect of uncomplicated obesity on arterial stiffness in young females. The Antiseptic.2012;109(9):446 - 448.
  33. Glad Mohesh, Jaiganesh, Sundaramurthy. Spirometric evaluation of lung function in labourers using handheld granite polishing tools. Jour of Med Sc & Tech.2012; 1(1); 25-31.
  34. Glad Mohesh, Sundaramurthy. Effect of nicotine on audio and visual reaction time in dipping tobacco users. IMTU medical journal.2012; 3: 30-33.
  35. Rajashree, Glad Mohesh, Ravishankar, Prema Sembulingam. Effect of alcoholic extract of Withania somnifera linn roots on reproductive organs in Streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Indian journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2011; 2(1):24-27.
  36. Ajay Chandrasekar, Glad Mohesh, Thirunarayanan. Peritoneal Nodules, A Rare Presentation Of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor– A Case Report. Jour of med Sc & Tech.2011;1(1);p30-31.
  37. Glad Mohesh, Deben Laishram, Lahari. Effect of uncomplicated obesity on QT interval in young medical college students. International Journal of Current Biological and Medical Science.2011;1(3):131-135.
  38. Deben Laishram, Glad Mohesh. Effect of body mass change on arterial wall elasticity in young adults. International Journal of Biological & Medical Research.2011;2(4):843-845.
  39. Glad Mohesh, Jaiganesh. Effect of right hand dominance over handgrip strength and muscular work done. International Journal of Current Scientific Research, 2011;1(3):83-85.
  40. Deben Laishram, Glad Mohesh. Autonomic functions in different Body mass index personals. Indian Medical Journal, 2011;105(5):176-179.
  41. Glad Mohesh, Rajashree, Sembulingam.Vascular stiffness in dipping tobacco users-a pulse wave analysis. International Journal of biological and Medical Research.2011; 2(2):573-74.
  42. Semmal Syed Meerasa, Jaiganesh, Glad Mohesh, Parthasarathy. Nicotine addiction and depressive symptomatology in Type II diabetes mellitus in a rural area in Tamilnadu, The Asian Journal of Diabetology.2010;12 (4):26 – 28.
  43. Jaiganesh,Semmal Syed Meerasa, Glad Mohesh, Stanley Mangalakumar Robert. Impaired glucose tolerance; A pilot study in randomly selected population of Chennai, Indian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology, 2010; 54(2):169-173.
  44. Deben laishram, Prabhu, Gladmohesh, Priyanka, Asis Das. Breath Holding time and Respiratory rate in young individuals with different BMI – a pilot study. Indian Medical Journal, 2010;104(1): 32.
  45. Deben laishram, Prabhu, Gladmohesh, Priyanka, Asis Das. A Comparative study of Peak expiratory flow rate among Canteen and Construction Workers. Indian Medical Journal. 2010;104(1):13.
  46. Deben laishram, Prabhu, Gladmohesh, Priyanka, Asis Das. Comparative study of certain cardiovascular parameters in different levels of BMI in young adults. Indian Medical Journal .2009;103(12): 412.
Dr.Gopi M
  1. M.Gopi, Semmal Syed Meerasa, A.J.Bugari,Subhashini. A Correlation between Haemoglobin Levels and Verbal Memory among an Older Adult Population in Chennai. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences.2015;14(8):26-29.

Research Focus

Faculty members and students from the Department are regularly involved in research activities. Faculty members also attend various CME & Conferences and Workshop at National & International levels regularly to update on the current concepts of evolving Medical Physiology. Faculty members are also invited as speaker for Guest lectures, Keynote speaker and serve as resource persons for various conferences and CME at various National & International podium. The thrust areas of Research Focus includes the following-

  • Neurophysiology- Autonomic functions, Cognitive studies
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Ancient Indian Literature and Medical Education
  • Pulmonary Function

List of PROJECTS

1

Assessment of exhaled Breath

CO and Mucociliary clearance among caregivers of Smoking patients attending rural tertiary care Hospital.

Dr.M.Chitra

2

A cross sectional study on the association between the indoor air quality and the  spirometric parameters of the residents in the rural areas of Thiruporur taluk in Kancheepuram district.

Dr.Glad Mohesh

3

Effect of methanolic extract of  Dendropthoe falcata leaves on diet induced obese  zebrafish  animal models

Dr.Glad Mohesh

4

A cross sectional study on association between Handedness and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) among adolescents and young adults

Dr.Latha.R

5

Awareness study about the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Plastic usage and its ban among the rural population of Kancheepuram District of Tamilnadu

Dr. M.Chitra

6

Knowledge, attidute & practices of informed consent documentation among medical researchers in Tamilnadu

Dr.Glad Mohesh

Details of Students STS ICMR Projects

Sl.No

Name of

the Student

Name of the Guide

Year

Title of

the Project

1.

Mr.Arul Bhagyaraj

M.I.Glad Mohesh

2011

Dipping tobacco and its health risks among young adults –a short study

2.

Ms. Abinaya.V

Mr. Glad Mohesh

2012

Pattern of tobacco use and nicotine addiction level among different socio economic groups.

3.

Ms. Deeptha

Mr. U.Sivakumar

2012

Evaluation of PFT in individuals suffering from T.B, COPD, Asthma

4.

Ms.Poornima

Dr.N.Prabhu

2012

Effect of BMI  on postural BP changes in middle aged males

5.

Miss. D. Abinaya

Mr. Glad Mohesh

2013

Knowledge attitude and practice of hand hygiene among medical students –a Questionnaire   based survey

6.

Mr. Ajith Prasath

Mr. Glad Mohesh

2014

Correlation of body mass index and cardio-vascular reactivity to exercise induced stress in young adults.

7

Mr.Baskar Amsath Raja

Dr.Chitra

2016

Analysis of Breath Carbon Monoxide among Urban Automobile Drivers

8

Mr.Shreehari

Dr.Semmal

2017

The Cardio respiratory Changes that occur During Virtual Reality Viewing in Adolescents

9

Ms.Aruna

Dr.Chitra

2018

Awareness study about the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Plastic usage and its ban among the rural population of Kancheepuram District of Tamilnadu

LIST OF COMPLETED PROJECTS

Sl NO

TITLE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

1.

Comparative study of certain cardiovascular parameters in different levels of BMI in young adults.

Dr.Deben Laishram

2.

Breath holding time and respiratory rate in young individuals with different BMI- a pilot study

Dr. Deben Laishram,

3.

A Comparative study of peak expiratory flow rate among canteen and construction workers.

Dr. Deben Laishram

4.

Autonomic functions in different body mass index personals

Dr. Deben Laishram

5.

Vascular Stiffness in dipping tobacco users – a pulse wave analysis

M.I.Glad Mohesh,

6.

Effect of right hand dominance over handgrip strength and muscular work done

M.I.Glad Mohesh,

7.

Effect of body  mass change on arterial wall elasticity in young adults

Dr. Deben laishram

8.

Effect of uncomplicated obesity on QT interval in young medical college students

M.I.Glad Mohesh,

9.

Effect of uncomplicated obesity on arterial stiffness in young females

Dr.N.Prabhu

10.

Spirometric evaluation of lung function in labourers using handheld granite polishing tools

M.I.Glad mohesh,

11.

Effect of nicotine on audio and visual reaction time in dipping tobacco users

M.I.Glad Mohesh,

12.

Work performance  (hand grip) of young adults having different body mass index and their correlation with waist hip ratio(WHR).

Dr. Deben laishram

13.

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of hand hygiene among medical students-a questionnaire based survey.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

.

14.

Dipping tobacco and its health risks among young adults

M.I.Glad Mohesh

15.

A short term heart rate variability in dipping tobacco users.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

16.

Tobacco users and their opinions: a short communication

M.I.Glad Mohesh

17.

Tobacco use and nicotine dependence among the adult males of different socioeconomic groups within a medical college campus in Ammapettai.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

18.

Effect of moderate exercise on VO2 max and blood pressure in individuals with different body mass index.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

19.

Correlation of body mass index and cardiovascular reactivity to exercise induced stress in young adults.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

20.

A study on lung health and heart rate variability changes in non-brine salt workers.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

21

Cardiovascular and Respiratory changes in Smokers.

M.I.Glad Mohesh

22.

Influence of higher BMI on Heart Rate Variability in overweight young adult males

Dr.Latha

23.

Influence of sedentary lifestyle of premenopausal women on Heart rate Variability and its alteration after simple aerobic exercise training

Dr.Latha

24.

Effect of hypoxia on learning and memory in a zebrafish model

Dr.Latha

25.

Effect of short term exposure of high intense LED lights on the histopathology of Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of Zebrafish.

M.I .Glad Mohesh

26

Effect of obesity on learning and  memory in a zebrafish model

Dr.Latha

EXTRAMURAL FUNDED PROJECTS
  • M.Chitra, Principal Investigator-Funded project under TB association of India, 2019 titled “An Observational analysis of exposure status of Petrol Station attendants to Air Pollution involving Particulate Matter and exhaled Carbon monoxide in Urban Chennai”.
  • Glad Mohesh ,Principal Investigator -Funded project under TB association of India, 2019 titled “Hemodynamic and spirometric changes in the high nicotine dependant smokeless tobacco users.”
  • Glad Mohesh, Principal Investigator Funded project under TB association of India, 2014,Lung health and heart rate variability changes in salt workers.