is found on the first floor of the Mike de Vries Building.
We have a variety of undergraduate and post graduate
Physiology Laboratory: This laboratory is one of the
departmentís main laboratories. Both undergraduate and post
graduate training are done here. We have the newest
apparatus to our disposal where students are trained with
new techniques as well as developing new analytical
This laboratory is mainly used for post graduate training.
This division specialise in cell culture staining, tissue
preparation for microscopic analysis (mainly skeletal
The exercise laboratory is mainly used for both under
graduate and post graduate training, but also for external
athlete performance testing.
Physiology Laboratory: Our departmentís research mainly centres
around this laboratory. The laboratory has four laminar
flow hoods with different types of incubators for culturing
and analysing cell culture samples.
Laboratory: This laboratory is mainly used for post
graduate investigation on different blood fractions. A new
Cell Dyne haemocytometer is used to analyse blood samples
not only in our departmentís research projects but also
other departments on campus.
Cell Imaging Unit
Analytical Facilities CAF):
Different advanced technological apparatus are housed here.
The laboratory is being used by different departments and
also surrounding tertiary institutions make use of the
facilities in this laboratory.
Lasec - AD
Instruments Undergraduate Laboratories: These
laboratories are mainly used for the majority undergraduate
practical training. The Department is one of the first
physiology departments nationally to switch to a more modern
computerised physiology practical training programme.
Students are exposed to the newest technology with
interactive programmes to stimulate critical thinking in
Physiology Laboratory: This laboratory mainly focuses on
a heart perfusion model (Langedorff) where heart physiology
during ischaemic events are investigated and also combined
under pathophysiological conditions such as diabetes or