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Department of Physiology

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University Catalogue

CONTACT

Graduate Chair: Veronica Campanucci

Graduate Secretary: anat.micro.physiology@usask.ca

Phone: (306) 966-4110

Deptartment of Physiology
Health Sciences Building, University of Saskatchewan
107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon SK CAN S7N 5E5

Physiology

Physiology is the study of life and how living cells and tissues function, enabling organisms to live and interact with their environment. Physiologists answer key questions ranging from the workings inside single cells to the interactions between human populations and our environment on earth and beyond. Physiology plays a crucial role in integrating environmental influences and new molecular discoveries with the function of tissues and organs, and ultimately the whole body.

Our graduate programs provide advanced studies and research in major fields:

  • comparative respiratory and cardiovascular physiology
  • neurophysiology (electrophysiology, cellular imaging in neurons and glial cells, in vitro and in vivo studies of cerebral ischemia)
  • vascular function, ion channels and endogenous gases
  • calcium channels and neuroendocrine secretion
  • hemoxygenase system
  • cardiovascular pathology.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

In their applications, students should identify their financial status and state if attendance is contingent on receiving financial aid. The department employs graduate students as marking assistants and a limited number of scholarships, research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available. There is a keen competition for this financial support. Applications for Departmental Scholarships, Research Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships may only be submitted after a student has been admitted.

 

For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

M.Sc. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year honors degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study, or a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% for master’s programs (U of S grade system equivalent) in the final two years (e.g. 60 credit units) of the undergraduate program.
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college.

Ph.D. - Direct Entry +

With the recommendation of the unit, direct entry Ph.D. admission is available to exceptionally strong students, who show great promise in terms of academic accomplishments and potential for research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year honours bachelor of science degree, or doctor of medicine degree.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 80% in the last two years of undergraduate study (e.g. 60 credit units of course work).
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and independent research.
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college.

Ph.D. - Non-Direct Entry +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Master of Science degree (M.Sc.)
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70%
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and independent research.
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college.