Physiology is the science of normal body functions, integrating all levels of consideration from genes, molecules and cells to organs, systems and organisms. It lies at the border between biology and medicine. Likewise our Institute belongs to both the Medical and Science Faculties. The research activities at the Institute of Physiology can be found under the respective researchers' names in the Quick Links.
For medical students, physiological principles are essential for understanding various pathological conditions. Physiology teaching for medical students starts in their first year. The main systems-centred courses take place in their second year.
For Biomedicine and Biology students, the bachelor and master programs in Biomedicine are coordinated by the Institute of Physiology. Students are trained during the bachelor and master program in basic sciences and obtain a broad knowledge in the functions and diseases of the human body. The Institute of Physiology offers various modules and the possibility to perform the master thesis in the groups of our Institute.
The PhD Program in Biomedicine (BioMed) is coordinated by the Institute of Physiology as well.
Roland Wenger, Chairman of the Institute of Physiology