Department of Physiology is one of the main groups and the mother of Basic Sciences, recognized as the one the primarily established departments of School of Medicine of Mashhad since 1959. Relying on the grace of God and continuous efforts of professors in order to effectively develop the science and physiology and improve the quality and quantity of education and research over the years, the Department of Physiology considers the priorities and goals of plans and national-regional and academic documents and benefits from advanced technologies and new educational methods in order to actively improve professional ethics. This is confirmed by acceptable educational rankings of the university.
Earning various ranks in Motahari Festival:
Educational festival of Shahid Motahari is one of the festivals held for universities and schools of medical sciences since 2008 in order to appreciate and acknowledge educational processes and improve the current training approaches in universities by preparing standards related to each educational process. In addition, recognition of criteria for evaluation and accreditation process, as well as development of processes and presentation of new educational techniques are carried out in this process. The Department of Physiology has earned many ranks in various fields of this festival, which are mentioned below:
the Department of Physiology was selected as the top department of basic sciences in May 2016 (ninth round of Motahari Festival) in terms of regular implementation of educational processes. The aim of this criteria is to annually evaluate departments regarding:
1- Regular and continuous announcement of training program divided by degree and course in each semester
2- Regular and continuous announcement of exam schedule of the department divided by degree and course in each semester
3- Regular announcement of students’ scores
4- Constant monitoring of student attendance
All of these appreciations have played a significant role in education and timely implementation of educational programs. By establishing the department and benefiting from the space of department of physiology, a pre-determined course schedule has been provided since 2011 with the help of professors and university officials. Moreover, this department has aimed to regularly and constantly carry out its educational activities, such as timely announcement of course schedules, final exams students’ scores to the university school, as well as monitoring student attendance and uploading related contents on its website for the benefit of professors and students.