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The Department of Physiology is one of the basic health sciences departments in the Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The department of physiology was established in 1391 (1971) and since its establishment, it is concerned with academic and research activities. Department is also supervising department of physiology in female college in Malaz in addition to supervising clinical physiology department in King Khalid and King AbdulAziz teaching hospitals. The department is also teaching physiology in dental school other colleges in addition to the post graduate course offering MSc and PhD program in physiology with the collaboration of post graduate medical center in college of medicine. The department also actively participates in other activities like meeting, seminars, conferences etc with other basic and clinical departments
The Department of Physiology offers undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, and graduate programs leading to a Master's and PhD Degree


To be committed to excellence in physiology education as well as outstanding research.  The department is determined to expand and promote the intellectual abilities of undergraduate and postgraduate students by providing excellent teaching and research facilities


In accord with the mission of KSU College of Medicine, the department of physiology is committed to teaching physiology by offering general and advanced physiology courses for post-graduate students and for medical and other health sciences professional students
The department will focus on research activities directed to solve health problems related to Saudi community at large


To provide up to date information on physiology to health sciences professional students
To build and maintain a post graduate physiology program designed to educate and train students to be competent research scientists and teachers of physiology
To establish a research program that will be committed to generate new knowledge and understanding of complex physiological functions and translate this knowledge to improve health and disease prevention
To provide state of the art diagnostic services through clinical physiology To offer specialized consultations in the field
To promote professional collaboration in teaching and research at local and international level

Creativity and innovation
Team work
Life-long learning


Chairman of Physiology Department


          Title: Chairman of Physiology Department

           Name: Dr. Abdulmajeed Al-Drees


                                     Office Tel.: 46-70848


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