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Department of Physiology

Chairman & Senior Lecturer


Dr Jephat Chifamba

DPhil Physiology, MPhil, Physiology, BSc Hons Biological Sciences

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Telephone : +263 4 303211 Extension 17100


General Overview

Physiology is the study of the function of the body. Human Physiology forms a vital part of the curriculum for most of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the College of Health Sciences. The department is currently a service department that offers relevant, course-specific subjects in Physiology to first and second year students studying in the following areas:

  • MBChB and Bachelor of Dental and Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Nursing Science
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Human Physiology is furthermore offered as a BSc Intercalated Physiology Degree. The requirements to be enrolled in this programme are that students should be studying MBChB and have finished their second year with a 2.1 pass in Physiology. It is a one year programme.



The Department of Physiology strives to be:

  • The leading Physiology Department in Zimbabwe
  • The department of choice for students, staff and researchers that require physiological research solutions
  • An intellectual home for a rich diversity of academic talent


The mission of the Department of Physiology is to:

  • Provide excellence in education to a wide spectrum of academic disciplines
  • Promote Physiology through the creation and application of knowledge and the stimulation of critical and independent thinking
  • To create an intellectually stimulating and pleasant environment in which students and staff can flourish

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