History of the Department of Physiology: Physiology has been taught since 1953, and is known as ‘Faal’ (Physiology). In the period 1953-1968 physiology was a knowledge that was given during the first year bachelor’s degree which later became known as a young scholar. So that at the time before taking physiology subject, students were required to graduate for courses at the level of ‘propaedensi’. In 1968 – 1988 the lecture system was replaced with a semester credit system which later formed by the main or standard curriculum of the faculty. In this system courses are divided into 3 groups: – MKDU = General Basic Courses – MKDK = Special Basic Courses – MKK = Expertise Courses in Physiology including MKK science together with Biochemistry. Physiology and Chemistry subject consists of 8-10 credits and 2-4 credits for the practical.
The aim of learning Physiology is to provide an understanding of the physiological functions of body organs which are the basis for determining whether or not economic animals (livestock) are healthy, giving understanding to students about the physiological basis for livestock production processes, especially regarding endocrinology and reproduction process. In addition, it also provides an understanding of animal behavior, especially livestock, how to control it, and provides an understanding of environmental factors and in relation to physiology, growth and development as well as to find out the influence of the environment on animals / livestock.
The Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGM stands alone as a separate section in 1996. Previously, Department of Physiology included in the department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology, occupying a room on the north wing, west upstairs of the FKH Sekip building. At the beginning of the establishment of FKH, the Department of Physiology carried out its lectures and practical together with students from Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy at Ngasem Campus until the beginning of moving to Sekip. After being independent, the implementation of lectures and the practical was carried out at the Physiology Laboratory of Sekip building, even until 1990 they still received practical from IKIP Yogyakarta (now UNY) about animal physiology. And until now lectures and practicum held by the Department of Physiology consist of Regular Undergraduate students, Undergraduate Self-help (Swadaya) Program and Animal Health Diploma (D-3) Program Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UGM.
Vision, Mission, and Aim of the Department of Physiology
To be a superior and leading Laboratory Section in the implementation of Tri Dharma of Higher Education to produce Veterinarians and Associate Experts of professional Animal Health that are recognized at National and International levels.
- Organizing, developing, and fostering high quality of Veterinary Medicine education, especially regarding Physiology (Faal).
- Improving the quality of research that supports education and advances in science and technology in the field of Veterinary Medicine, especially about Physiology.
- Establish cooperation with National and International institutions to improve the Tri Dharma of Higher Education.
- Students are able to understand the concept of physiology and relatedness with other sciences.
- Students understand the normal physiological functions of various organs of livestock species.
- Students are able to master the principles and concepts of body functions and their relation to healthy animal control
- Students are able to apply, synergize physiological studies in analyzing and establishing the correct medical actions.
- Students are used to solving problems with comprehensive physiological studies.
- Students are able to follow the development of contemporary physiology research with information technology-based and can apply it to solve problems with rapid development.
Duties and Authority of the Physiology Section:
- Increasing Academic Quality:
- Education Sector
- Complete the instructional materials/handouts/dictates of the lecture, their power points and e-learning (elisa).
- Procurement of the latest reference/textbook
- Procurement of Section libraries
- Improvement of practical instructions
- Complementing practical facilities (materials and tools)
- Research Field
- Encourage each research and publication active staff
- Establish an integrated research team (Section/with other section)
- Engaging students
- Community Service Field:
- Providing services/consulting services to thesis (S1), thesis (S2), and dissertation (S3) students.
- Organizational Development and HR Management:
- Recruit new staff
- Improvement the department administration
- Improvement of work discipline
- Establishment of reward and punishment
- Improvement of staff and employees through training/courses
- Improvement of communication between staff and employees
- Infrastucture and Financial Management:
- Looking for sources of funds through services, book/dictation publishing, research
- Improvement of financial accountability
- Academic Quality and Service for Students, Lecturers, Employees, and Stakeholders:
- Optimization of teaching / practicum facilities and methods
- Increase laboratory activities
- Responsive to stakeholder requests
In line with the development of the faculty, now the Department of Physiology occupies the 4th floor of Building V3, Jl. Fauna No 2 Karangmalang has had a variety of research tools and practices that are adequate al: gamma counter for hormone level examination with immuno assay radio.
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Department research potential:
- Cell Culture
- Stem Cell
- Fish Physiology
Prof. Dr. drh. Pudji Astuti, M.P. Dr. drh. Rr. Amelia Hana, M.P. drh. Yuda Heru Fibrianto, M.P., Ph.D. drh. Claude Mona Airin, M.P. drh. Sarmin, M.P. drh. M.Tauhid, M. Sc.
Academic Supporting Staff:
Rudy Kurniadi, S.E. Ardian Prihastuti, A.Md.
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