Department of Anatomy
“A field however fertile, cannot be fruitful without cultivation, and neither can a mind without learning”
Keeping abreast of improvements to the medical curriculum as envisaged in the CBME 2019 guidelines, Anatomy is now taught in a manner that makes it clinically relevant and facilitates integration with other disciplines. Subcomponents of the discipline include gross anatomy, embryology, histology, and clinical anatomy which are covered in a manner that not only provides sufficient scientific foundation but also makes them functionally relevant and of clinical significance.
The Department of Anatomy at PKDIMS teaches Anatomy to MBBS students in their first year, with teaching consisting of lectures, practical classes in the anatomy dissection hall and histology laboratory. First year students are also having small group discussions, self-directed learning sessions and early clinical exposure sessions. Year one medical students receive the most comprehensive exposure to Human Anatomy over two semesters through lectures, small group discussions and supervised practical classes that provide dissection of cadaveric material (for study of gross anatomy) as well as microscope slides for the study of histology. The study of clinical cases makes the study of Anatomy highly contextual. State of the art museum resources together with multimedia provide opportunities for references as well as self-directed learning.
We at department of Anatomy, PKDIMS plan to lay the foundations for a new approach to learning Anatomy by making this difficult subject engaging, stimulating and fun, and by helping students to be pro-active learners. Our role as Anatomy teachers is not to teach students anatomical facts, but rather to teach them the learning skills that will serve them throughout their student and professional lives. We hope to increase their cognitive learning skills and make them more self-directed in their learning. By experimenting with the new perspectives on traditional methods of teaching anatomy, we hope to provide a much more engaging, motivating, inspiring and enjoyable environment for student learning. When used in conjunction with traditional dissection, these innovative approaches appear to provide motivation that leads to deeper learning.
At the end of the course the student shall be able to:
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The excellent museum spread over 235 sq.mt., exhibits more than 200 dissected cadaveric and foetal specimens. The museum also displays sections of human body, radiographs, human skeletons, radiographs, and developmental anatomy models. The museum collection is presented in several sections, e.g., Head and Neck, Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis, Limbs, Sectional anatomy, Nervous system, and Embryology. New specimens and models are continuously added to the collection. Presently, genuine efforts are being made to promote the museum as a lively source of interaction for health science students and the public.
The 525 sq. mt. clean and brightly lit, hall ensures adequate space for more than 150 students at a time. The excellent cadaver preservation facilities include cold cabinets which can accommodate 16 cadavers. Formalin tanks for cadaver preservation and wash area is also available. Moreover, well preserved specimens of all parts of the human body are easily available to the students. The teaching-learning process is enhanced by normal X-ray, MRI, CT scan images and embryology models. The individual bones and articulated skeletons are also made accessible to the students during working hours. The dissection hall is well equipped with anthropometric instruments, X-ray view boxes and instruments essential for preparation of anatomical specimens, e.g., band saw, circular saw, brain knife etc.
Two teaching rooms, each of 60 sq. mts., accommodating 75 students and equipped with appropriate audio-visual aids, add to the teaching ambience of the department. One of the teaching rooms is provided with state-of-the-art interactive LED panel, which facilitates a totally different new generation experience of visual and interactive Anatomy teaching.
The department has a fully equipped histology unit spread over an area of 225 sq.mt. which can accommodate 90 students at a time. Students are provided with individual microscopes and slides during routine practical classes and a binocular microscope with CCTV attachment for the projection of slides for teaching. Coloured charts of labelled microanatomy sections of all tissues are displayed for students for reference during the routine practical sessions. The lab is also well equipped with tissue processing instruments, e.g., paraffin embedding bath, incubator, microtome etc. to make slides for teaching purposes. 90 state of the art microscopes and nearly 5000 microscopic teaching slides are available in the histology lab to cater to the academic needs.
Bodies received from appropriate sources after due processes are embalmed in this 17 sq. mts. room equipped with two embalming machines before being transferred to the storage tanks.
Three storage tanks of 3, 3 and 2 sq. mts. respectively are used for the storage of the embalmed bodies, namely, the cadavers. The number of cadavers will be proportionate to the number of students.
150 lockers for storing student belongings during dissection hours are provided in the Anatomy Dissection Hall corridor.
Research Lab is equipped with the instruments needed for the research activity in various fields of Anatomy like – Gross anatomy, embryology, histology, genetics, etc.
The available equipment include:
PhD in Anatomy under the guidance of Dr. P K Ramakrishnan
Two faculty members have successfully completed their PhD in Anatomy under the guidance of Dr. P K Ramakrishnan.
The departmental library consists of an excellent collection of books on life sciences. In addition to a series of basic and standard reference books in gross anatomy, histology, embryology, neuroanatomy, it also has vast collection of books from physiology, biochemistry, medicine, surgery, pediatrics, radiology, gynecology etc. This facilitates the learning of clinical anatomy correlation with other clinical areas.
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staffs all have exceptional experience and trained skills under various
medical departments and its treatment.