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Department of Physiology

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The Department of Physiology, West China School of Sichuan University (Huaxi Medical University) has a long and rich history. The story of the earliest days of the department is in effect the story of a Canadian man, who offered the first Physiology courses in Huaxi Medical University at the beginning of last century. His son, L. Kilborn, worked in the physiology department from 1921 and he was the first chairman of the department of physiology. The department of physiology has grown rapidly in teaching and research under the leadership of all previous chairs.

Over the years, we formed a dynamic faculty with rich teaching experience via domestic cultivation and introduction of talents. The department currently has a staff of 11, including 3 professors, 2 associated professors, 5 lecturers, and 1 laboratory technician. 7 of the staff have got Ph.D degrees, and 7 of them have foreign educational or training experience.

The department of physiology remains the home of physiology teaching for undergraduate students and graduate students. We have made fruitful efforts in teaching content reform, textbook compilation, and improvement in teaching methods and conditions. We adopted “medical cases-based teaching” and “professional question discussion-based learning” in Physiology teaching in medical undergraduate students. We also implemented reforms in functional experiment teaching together with departments of pathophysiology and pharmacology.   In addition, we are exploring the reforms of discussion-based teaching under small class system and reforms of evaluation of students’ achievements. We changed the final examination-determined assessment to co-determined assessment by final examination and usual performance, which was graded by case study, mini review, discussion, and so on.

In recent years, we have won more than 20 university-level collective and individual Excellent Teaching Achievement Prizes, and we have been rewarded school-level Excellent Teaching Achievement First Prize for six consecutive years. We have completed 10 provincial and university teaching reform projects, participated in writing several textbooks of physiology.

In addition to the teaching achievements, we also made great progress in research. Our research mainly focus on neurophysiology, reproductive physiology, respiratory physiology and cardiovascular physiology. The researches have gotten the support from National Natural Science Fund and we have published more than 30 research papers, including 27 SCI in the past 5 years.

Besides, in recent 10 years we have trained a number of graduate students, who are working in colleges or medical research institutions at home and abroad.

We warmly welcome outstanding talents with medical or biological education background at home and abroad to join us.


Contact us

Professor Limin Yue, Chair of the Department of Physiology

Postal Address:

Department of Physiology

West China School of Basic Medical Sciences and Forensic Medicine

Sichuan University

Tel: (86) 028 85503048