Physiology is the study of life, specifically, how cells, tissues, and organisms function. Physiologists are constantly trying to answer key questions in areas ranging from the functions of single cells to the interactions between human populations and our environment here on earth, moon, and beyond.
Physiology is important because it is the foundation upon which we build our knowledge of what “life” is, how to treat disease, and how to cope with stresses imposed upon our bodies by different environments. Physiological studies of normal biological function provide the basis for understanding the abnormal function seen in animal and human disease (pathophysiology) and for developing new methods for treating those diseases (translational research).
Here at the Physiology and Medical Science Department of Farabi Institute, we are following 2 important and general goals:
- Familiarize people with new different diseases and disorders and the new methods of treat or prevent them. In a very special case of cancer, this is very important for us to achieve this goal, since the rate of cancer disease in growing among people and lack of knowledge of cancer is one of its main reasons.
- Educate and train interested and talented students who are aiming to choose this field as their profession in the future. In this category, we try to build a strong background of physiology and medical science for these students.