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The Department of Physiology began in 2003, in conjunction with the establishment of the Medical Faculty in UiTM. Initially, the discipline was anchored by a professor of physiology and its members expanded overtime in line with the increase in student intake. Today, the discipline has 10 academicians.
Physiology generally is the study of the body functions and is also considered to be one of the major scientific foundations in the study of medicine and health sciences. The academicians in the discipline therefore play an important role in the Faculty of Medicine in ensuring that the medical students get a sound foundation in physiology before they proceed into the clinical years. Besides teaching, the staff is also actively involved in research.
Research has become an important priority in addition to teaching within the discipline and its research strength centres around areas in reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular physiology, physiology and pathophysiology of leptin, and neurophysiology. Most of the research is funded through the FRGS and ERGS although a few of the projects are also funded by the University internal grants. Research work of the staff has been published in numerous indexed, peer-reviewed journals.






Almabhouh FA, Osman K, Siti Fatimah I, Sergey G, Gnanou J Singh HJ (2015) Effects of leptin on sperm count and morphology in Sprague-Dawley rats and their reversibility following a 6-week recovery period. Andrologia 47:751-758

Brinnell Caszo, Zanariah Awang, Justin Gnanou, Harbindarjeet Singh (2015) The presence of littermate during measurement of blood pressure reduces the acclimatization time in conscious rats.Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 8(2): 151-153

Khalil Wjidan, Hisham Saleh, Effendi Ibrahim, Justin Gnanou, Harbindarjeet Singh (2015) Dysregulation of Glucose Homeostasis Following Chronic Exogenous Administration of Leptin in Healthy Sprague-Dawley Rats.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 9(12): OF06-OF09

Dhillon HK, Zain AZM, Fatt QK, Singh HJ, Kaur G and Nordin RB (2016) Female Urinary Incontinence: A Study Protocol Using the Malay QUID in Selangor, Malaysia. J Women's Health Care 5:6 DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000338 (In press).

Dhillon HK, Zain AZM, Fatt QK, Singh HJ, Kaur G and Nordin RB (2016) Prevalence and Risk Factors of Urinary Incontinence and its Impact on the Quality of Life and Treatment Seeking Behaviour among Malaysian Women: A Review.J Women's Health Care 5:6 DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000337 (In press)

Almabhouh FA, Khairul Osman, Siti Fatimah I, Sergey Gupalo, Justin Gnanou, Effendi Ibrahim, HJ Singh (2016): Melatonin ameliorates Leptin induced adverse effects on sperm. Asian Journal of Andrology 2016 (18), 1–8

Brinnell Caszo, Azdayanti Muslim, Zanariah Awang, Effat Omar, Effendi Ibrahim, Harbindar Jeet Singh (2017) The effects of leptin administration on renal function in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences (In press)

Fayez A Almabhouh and HJ Singh (2017) Leptin adversely affects the transition of Histone-to-protamine during spermatogenesis in Sprague-Dawley rats. IUG Journal of Natural Sciences Vol 25 No.2 (In press)

Almabhouh FA and Singh HJ (2017) Adverse effects of leptin on histone-to-protamine transition during spermatogenesis are prevented by melatonin in Sprague-Dawley rats. Andrologia (In press)

Norerlyda H, Fathimah M & Nuraliza AS. 2015. The effect of tocotrienol supplementation on plasmaestradiol levels and quality of embryos in aging ice. Malaysian Journal of Microscopy. 11:32-38 (Scopus indexed)

Kamsani, Y.S. and Rajikin, M.H. (2017). Review : tocotrienols on oocytes of nicotine-induced animals. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences (Galley Proof).

Hamirah, N.K., Kamsani, Y.S., Nor-Ashikin, M.N.K., Ab-Rahim, S. & Rajikin, M.H. (2017). Effects of nicotine and tocotrienol-rich fraction supplementation on cytoskeletal structures of murine pre-implantation embryos. Medical Science Monitor (submitted to Medical Science Monitor).



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Faculty of Medicine,
Universiti Teknologi MARA,
Sungai Buloh Campus, Selangor Branch,
47000 Jalan Hospital, Sungai Buloh,
Selangor, MALAYSIA