Department of Physiology Biochemistry & Pharmacology
The Department of Physiology, Biochemistry & Pharmacology is one of the dynamic and multidisciplinary departments of the Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. It contributes at three faculties of the University namely Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM), Faculty of Food Science and Technology (FFST) and Faculty of Fisheries (FOF) in undergraduate level. Under the FVM it offers seven (8) subjects within four (4) major disciplines, namely, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology and under the FFST and FOF it offers Biochemistry and partly Human Biology in FFST. In addition, animal welfare studies have recently been receiving attention within the department. This program is likely to attract students and faculty interest as well as potential support from the OIE. Therefore, Animal Welfare and Veterinary Ethics has been given a separate identity within the department in its recent updated veterinary curricula. Total credit and contact hour for this department are 25 and 93 hours respectively. The courses in this department are designed to start with the 1st year 1st semester (101) and continue up to the 4th year 2nd semester (402). Besides that, this department also offers MS in Physiology, MS in Pharmacology, MS in Biochemistry and PhD in Physiology in postgraduate study. Apart from teaching, faculties of this department also engaged with research, public and extension services and other extracurricular activities. This department is located at the 2nd floor of the old academic building of CVASU. The aims of the department are to provide a quality education, a need- based research program and a commitment to modern public service.