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Pathology

Overview

The Department of Pathology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences provides both, laboratory services to in-patients and out-patients; and academic activities in the form of teaching of undergraduate students of medical, dental, nursing and paramedical courses and also postgraduate students in Pathology, Nursing and other medical courses.

Teaching facilities
Undergraduate teaching for
a. MBBS (III, IV, V terms; 18 month course)
b. BDS (III, IV terms; 12 month course)
c. BSc Nursing
d. BSc in Paramedical Courses – Cardiac care technology, Renal dialysis technology, OT technology, Imaging technology, Anaesthesia technology, Perfusion technology.

Postgraduate teaching in
a. MD Pathology (3 year course)
b. MSc Nursing

Undergraduate and postgraduate teachings are through a customized program of theory lectures, tutorial classes and practical classes. Periodic theory and practical internal assessments are conducted and student performance monitored. The department maintains and regularly upgrades teaching material for these students – these are in the form of anatomic pathologic specimens, microscopic slides, wall mounted charts, handouts and MS PowerPoint presentations.

The departmental museum houses in excess of 470 specimens, along with corresponding catalogs for student perusal. The specimens are constantly upgraded with assistance from the museum curator. A separate set of unmounted specimens are available exclusively for MD Pathology training and evaluation.

Postgraduate training sessions for MD Pathology course are held on a regular basis. Weekly sessions include subject seminars, journal clubs and slide reviews, along with informal discussions of cases on a daily basis. Students are rotated through the sections- Haematology, Blood Bank, Cytology and Histopathology (including Neuropathology and Oncopathology) to maximize exposure. Also the students are posted to other departments like Biochemistry, Microbiology and Autopsy room. Periodic internal assessments in theory and practical are held, so also day-to-day monitoring of work performance. Postgraduate students have access to over 120 books in the departmental library and more than 300 e-books collected by the staff. It is ensured that the students regularly attend as well as present posters and oral papers in the CME and Conferences. Postgraduate students in other specialty are also provided with introductory and course-oriented programs in the fields of Histopathology, Cytology and Haematology.