Professor Sanda Kyaw

Professor Sanda Kyaw

M.B.B.S,M.Med.Sc(Physiology), PhD,Dip.Med.Ed

Professor and Head

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 Head Of Department

Photo Name Degree Year
Prof Mya Tu
M.B.,B.S, PhD 1964 – 1972
Prof May May Yi
M,B.,B.S, BSc ( Special ), MMedSc    1972 – 1983
Prof Hnin Hlaing
M,B.,B.S, MSc ( Edin.)  1983 – 1988
Professor Lilian Po
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc ( Physiol ) 1988 – 1990
Professor Khin Seinn Win
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc ( Physiol ) 1990 – 1992
Professor Khin Khin Mya
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc ( Physiol ) 1992 – 1994
Professor Lilian Po
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc ;PhD ( Physiol ) 1994 – 1995
Professor Htay Htay
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc ;PhD ( Physiol ) 1995 – 2003
Professor Khin Myo Chit
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc ( Physiol ) 2003 – 2006
Professor  Nyein Nyein Wai
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc, DipMedEd, PhD ( Physiol ) 2006 – 2010
Professor  Nyein Nyein Wai
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc, DipMedEd, PhD ( Physiol ) 2006 – 2010
Professor Ohnmar
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc, DipMedEd, PhD ( Physiol ) 2012 – 2014
Prof. Mya Mya Thwin
M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc, DipMedEd, PhD ( Physiol )
2014 – 2019

Aim and Objectives

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


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

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