This fascinating branch of medicine is a bridging discipline between the clinical and non-clinical subjects within the medical curriculum. Pathologists are usually called upon to diagnose and confirm many ailments and play a key role in prevention of communicable disease. Pathologists can expand into forensic medicine and other areas as well.
The academic wing has two practical halls capable of training 90 students each at a time. The faculty makes good use of the demonstration/tutorial rooms that are equipped with modern audio visual aids to argument their lectures and sessions with the students.
The department has experienced faculty and is actively involved in diagnostic work, curriculum development, undergraduate teaching and research. They also participate in weekly journal clubs and interdepartmental discussions. National and international conferences give them ample opportunity to involve themselves in different forums.
The teaching program consists of didactic lectures, supported by clinical training. These are further supplemented by modern teaching methods like Problem-Based Learning, where the students are encouraged to think for themselves and find solutions.
For M.B.B.S. Students, pathology is taught during the third, fourth and fifth semesters for a total period of 18 months. Students are evaluated internally, twice a semester. The program involves some of the best professors and has the backing of good facilities to experiment in.
The department of Pathology is equipped with state of the art machines like HPLC, cryostat, auto-analyzers used in thalassaemia work up, diagnosing cancers at operations and blood test respectively. State of art microscopes, microtomes and other instrumentalities are routinely employed in quick diagnosis. Full workup of diseases like cancers e.g. IHC has been made available.