Anatomy is a science that deals with structural organization of animals and plants. Anatomy comprises of phytotomy (plant anatomy), human anatomy, zootomy (animal anatomy), etc,. Plant anatomy is a science related to the interior structure of plants. Human anatomy is a science that deals with the study of morphology of the adult human body. Animal anatomy is a part of biological science that deals with the study of animals.

Physiology is a science that deals with the functioning of organisms.  Physiology helps to find out how biomolecules, organisms, cells, organ systems, and organs carry out the physical and chemical function in the living system of life. Physiologists utilize the features of physics, microbiology, biochemistry, and anatomy in order to understand the how living system are designed as they are.

Anatomy is a study of structure and physiology is a study of its function. Anatomy and physiology are similar in some ways it offers two different advance studies in existing organisms.



  • Development of new research and make it affordable for all
  • Helps to develop news strategies to make the curriculum more practical oriented
  • Identifies the functions, structures or disorders of one of these systems integumentary systems, endocrine, genitourinary and digestive.

Few courses offered in anatomy and physiology are: -


  • Bachelor of Science Honors in Physiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Anatomy    
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in Physiology
  • Master of Science in Human Physiology
  • Master of Surgery in Anatomy
  • Master of Science in Anatomy
  • Doctor of Medicine in Physiology    
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neurophysiology   

Basic Eligibility



For taking admission into this course a student should have completed his/her 2 years intermediate, Higher School Certificate or equivalent course, with science subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The duration for this course is 3 years.



For taking admission into this course a student should have completed his/her bachelor degree from a recognized University. The duration for this is 2 years.


 Some of its specialized fields are: -

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Astrobiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cryobiology
  • Sociobiology
  • Regulatory Biology

Some of its specialized fields are -

Regulatory Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology

Job Prospects

Physiology offers strong systematic base foundation for future training students in health-related profession. Studying Physiology could be the start of a career in various health care fields, such as optometry, chiropractic, and medicine etc. Post-graduate students in the field of anatomy and physiology can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.


Some of their graduates also work in the hospitals and in clinics in physiology departments. Careers related to physiology and human anatomy can seek employment in operating room technician, allergist, genetic counselor, physician assistant, acupuncturist, urologist and cardiologist, etc,.

Some employment areas: -


  • Biomedical Companies
  • Laboratories operators
  • Federal or State Agencies
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Health Sciences Agencies
  • Teaching profession
  • University and Hospital Research Labs
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies

Medical Colleges for Anatomy and Physiology

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AJIMSRC), Mangalore was established in 2002 under the aegis of Laxmi Memorial Education Trust. The institute has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals &...

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Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya

Mandya, Karnataka, India

Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Mandya was established in 1986 by the then honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Ramakrishna Hegde in the holy presence of Padmabhushana Dr.Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Maha...

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Al-Ameen Medical College

Bijapur, Karnataka, India

Al-Ameen Medical College, Bijapur was established in 1984. Al-Ameen Medical College is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and the college is recognized by Medical Council of India since 1994. The college...

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Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh was established in 1877 as Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in Aligarh by Sir Syed. It was one of the first purely residential educational institutions set up either by the government or the...

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi, India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi was established in 1956 as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament, to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care. The Institute was...

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Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences

Eluru , Andhra Pradesh, India

Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences (ASRAM), Godavari was established in 1999, as a non profit society and is named after the famous patriot Alluri Sitaramaraju. The Medical College was started with b achelor of Medicine,...

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Amrita Institute of Medical Science

Kochi, Kerala, India

Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS), Kochi was established in 1998. AIMS is part of the Health Sciences campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University). AIMS brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and...

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Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Kochi, Kerala, India

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kochi was established in 1998 to provide affordable medical care in a patient–friendly atmosphere and in a spirit of compassion, previously beyond the reach of the common...

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University (AVVU), Coimbatore was established in 1994 as a School of Engineering ans later it became a University in 2003 under the aegis of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The University is a multi-campus,...

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Armed Forces Medical College

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune was established in 1948 by an act of parliament of India on the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defense medical organizations. The college is managed by...

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