The speciality „functional diagnostics” includes non-invasice methods of instrumental diagnostics of cardiovascular, nervous and pulmonary diseases. The department was created in 1979 and based in Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology. The first head of the department was Professor M. Furkalo, being at the same time Director of Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology.
Professor М. Furkalo – founder of the department, together with teachers and students (1982).
In 1993-2013 the department was a part of the Cardiology and Functional Diagnostics Department, headed by Professor V. Bobrov. In 1994-1995 V. Bobrov was a Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine, in 1989-1998 – Director of Strazhesko Institute of Cardiology.
Since 2008 cycles on functional diagnostics are located at the clinical base of the Institute of Heart, Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine, headed by Prof. B. Todurov. During these years the department introduced a number of cycles on the contemporary methods of functional diagnostics, prepared the national textbook “Functional diagnostics”, conducted many scientific conferences, performed research work. In 2014 the newly created Department of Functional Diagnostics works again as a separate structure of Shupyk NMAPE. Prof. O. Zharinov was elected a Head of the Department.