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The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate student  in Pathology  is  to  provide  the  students  with  a  comprehensive knowledge  of the mechanisms and causes  of disease, in order  to enable  him/her to achieve complete understanding of the  natural history and  clinical manifestations of disease. 


At the end of the course, the student should be able to :

  • Describe the structure and ultrastructure of a sick  cell, mechanisms  of   cell degeneration, cell death and repair  and  be able to correlate structural and functional alterations. 
  • Explain the pathophysiological processes which govern the maintenance  of homeostasis, mechanisms of their disturbance  and the morphological and clinical manifestations associated with it. 
  • Describe the mechanisms and patterns to tissue response to injury  such that  she/he  can appreciate the pathophysiology of disease processes  and their clinical manifestations. 
  • Correlate  normal  and  altered  morphology  (gross and microscopic) of different organ systems in common diseases to the extent  needed for understanding of disease processes  and  their clinical significance. 


At the end of the course, the student should be able to: 

  • Describe  the  rationale  and  principles  of   technical procedures of the diagnostic laboratory  tests and interpretation of the results;
  • Perform the simple bed-side tests on blood, urine and other biological fluid samples; 
  • Draw  a  rational  scheme  of  investigations  aimed  at diagnosing and managing the cases of common disorders; 
  • Understand  biochemical/physiological  disturbances   that occur  as a result of disease in collaboration with pre  clinical departments. 


At  the end of training he/she should be able  to  integrate the  causes of disease and relationship of different  etiological factors  (social, economic and environmental) that contribute  to the natural history of diseases most prevalent in India.

Academic Milestones

UG teaching: Commenced in the year of 2003

PG teaching: Commenced in the year of 2008

Academic activities

  • The 32nd Annual State Conference of KCIAPM – Karnataka Chapter was organized in association with the Department of Pathology at VIMS & RC ON 29th, 30th and 31st of October, 2004.