The Department of Physiological Sciences strives to be a world-class, future-focused operation that concentrates on excellence and innovation in teaching and research in order to enhance human development, welfare and health.


  1. To pursue state-of-the-art teaching and training at under- and postgraduate levels to produce thinkers and leaders of society
  2. To undertake globally competitive research focusing on chronic diseases of lifestyle in a holistic approach to produce innovative solutions to improve human health and well-being
  3. To employ cutting-edge technologies and integrative models to investigate research questions of national importance
  4. To establish an enabling and inclusive environment to facilitate the successful development and growth of all students and staff members.

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