Physiology and Biophysics
Location: Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
Room 3B-1
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-3517
Fax: (902) 494-1685

Course of Study

Second Year Medicine

The department provides tutors, cases, lectures and laboratory sessions in the Metabolism II Unit and the Neuroscience Unit.

Research in Medicine (RIM)

RIM is an integral component of the undergraduate medical program at Dalhousie. Through a mentored research project, medical students will integrate research training into their medical training. Department of Physiology and Biophysics faculty members will serve as mentors to the medical students to foster their critical thinking abilities as they complete their independent research project.

Clinical Clerkship


The Department offers two types of elective programs to limited numbers of medical students. The Department or Office of the Dean of Medicine may be contacted for details.

  1. small research projects under the direction of staff members, and
  2. investigations in some depth of published work on a topic of the student’s choice, utilizing the resources of the staff member and the Kellogg Health Sciences Library.

Graduate-Level Courses

The Department offers suitably qualified students an opportunity to study for the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Advanced graduate seminars and lecture courses are given in cell and molecular physiology, cardiovascular physiology, membrane physiology, endocrinology, neurophysiology, etc. A complete description of these programs is in the calendar of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.