Professor Sanda Kyaw

Professor Sanda Kyaw



Brief HIstory Of Department

The Physiology Department was formed with the founding of a new institute, Institute of Medicine 2, in 1963, and was one of the earliest among departments to encounter its first intake students. The departmental objectives revolve around the understanding of principles and concepts of basic and advanced Physiology, and application of that knowledge to research and clinical discipline.

Histology and Organic Chemistry were first integrated into Physiology in the second MBBS course, but it was only until 1964 and 1965 respectively, when Anatomy and Chemistry Departments took over. Separation of Biochemistry Department came late in 1987.

Altogether thirty staff currently strengthens the department, rendering teaching service to various under graduate and postgraduate courses. They include second MBBS course, MMedSc (Physiology) course, PhD (Physiology), basic science training to postgraduate courses such as MMedSc at the University of Medicine 2, FRCS and MRCOG involving all institutes.

Former Heads

Prof Mya Tu


( 1964 – 1972 )

Prof May May Yi

MBBS, BSc ( Special ), MMedSc   

( 1972 – 1983 )

Prof Hnin Hlaing

MBBS, MSc ( Edin.)

( 1983 – 1988 )

Professor Lilian Po

MBBS, MMedSc ( Physiol )    1988 – 1990

Professor Khin Seinn Win

MBBS, MMedSc  ( Physiol )

1990 – 1992

Professor Khin Khin Mya

MBBS, MMedSc ( Physiology)

(1992 – 1994)

Professor  Nyunt Wai

MBBS, MMedSc, PhD ( Physiol )

1994 – 1995

Professor Htay Htay

BSc, MBBS, MMedSc, PhD ( Physiol )

1995 – 2003

Professor Khin Myo Chit

MBBS, MMedSc   ( Physiol )

2003 – 2006

Professor  Nyein Nyein Wai

MBBS. MMedSc ( Physiology ),

DipMedEd, PhD ( Physiol )

2006 – 2010

Professor  Nyein Nyein Wai   MBBS. MMedSc ( Physiology ),

DipMedEd, PhD ( Physiol )

2006 – 2010

Professor Ohnmar

MBBS. MMedSc ( Physiology ),

DipMedEd, PhD ( Physiol )

2012 – 2014

Prof. Mya Mya Thwin MBBS.MMedSc (Physiology)
(2014 – 2019)

Group Photo of Full Time Staff


Undergraduate course: (2nd MBBS)

Total teaching hours: 54 weeks x 10 hours = 540 hours

Theory: 270 hours

Practical: 90 hours

Tutorial: 180 hours

Total: 648 hours

Aim and objectives of Department

At the end of the course of Instruction, the learner should

Have acquired requisite KNOWLEDGE of the

Normal functions of the human body

Basic laws and principles underlying physiologic processes

Interactions and interrelations among the body systems

Working of the body under certain environmental and

Pathophysiological conditions

The body’s responses to stress

(The neurophysiologic basis of human behaviour)

Be able to demonstrate SKILLS in

Performing, recording and interpreting certain laboratory tests

Performing certain aspects of clinical examination

Problem solving and interpreting the given data

Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation as a first aid measure

Using the instruments that are commonly used by community doctors

Interpersonal communication

Show the HABITS of

Applying scientific method in approaching / solving problems

Applying / disseminating physiologic knowledge in improving the

Lifestyles and the health standards of oneself one’s family and one’s

Community taking responsibilities and maintenance of discipline

Participating in team work

Develop sound ATTITUDES

Regarding the importance of physiology as a basis for understanding clinical disciplines

Regarding the person as a whole and as an integral part of his family and his community (holistic outlook)

Towards the need for continuing self-education through critical

Reading and evaluation of information towards the need for ethical considerations