Human anatomy is the scientific study of various structures & organs with regard to normal disposition, normal interrelationship, blood & nerve supply, function, growth and development of human body. Knowledge of anatomy is important in the interpretation of CT, MRI scans and sonograms and also in performing certain common clinical procedures like intravenous injections, drawing venous blood for various lab tests, kidney biopsy, liver biopsy, lumbar puncture etc,.
Students learn gross anatomy through dissection of cadavers and microscopic anatomy through study of various tissues and their organisation under microscope. The department is in the process of introducing advanced learning and testing methods like computer aided dissection. The department is equipped with modern infrastructure and dedicated faculty to teach and train the students in a professional way.
Human physiology deals with scientific study of functions of cells, organs and systems responsible for normal healthy working of the human body. The study also includes various regulatory mechanisms and interaction of various systems for well co-ordinated total body function.
The faculty guides their students in the analysis, comprehension, critical evaluation and application of knowledge with their in-depth experience, apt teaching methodology and the infrastructure. The faculty aims at making learning of human physiology an interesting and enriching experience.
Medical Biochemistry deals with structure and function of various molecular components of the cells and integrates with functioning of the whole human body in medical health and disease. The biochemical investigations are crucial in order to support the clinical diagnosis of various diseases, hence a well equipped clinical biochemistry lab is set up at sapthagiri hospital, which will also be utilized for academic and research purposes.
The Department of Biochemistry endeavors to stimulate an appreciation for use of the scientific methods in its training program. The discovery and communication of new knowledge are the major objectives of this training program.
Human pathology forms the basis for understanding the disease processes and the structural and functional alterations that occur with them. It involves the study of organs, tissues, cells and body fluids to obtain useful information to confirm the clinical diagnosis. Pathology laboratory and its faculty plays a major role in the laboratory services of the teaching hospital. The investigations are essential in establishing the diagnosis of diseases and monitoring the treatment of patients. The department plans to have various academic programmes and research activities to achieve academic excellence.
Pharmacology is a medical science that deals with safe and effective use of medicines. Drugs are used for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseased states. It is important to recognize, prevent and manage adverse drug effects and harmful outcomes following use of drug combinations.
Microbiology is the study of micro organisms.The department operates the diagnostic microbiology laboratory at the teaching hospital. The department is in the process of implementing certain policies and guide lines related to infection control and waste management.
Forensic science is the application of broad spectrum of sciences to elucidate answers / questions of legal interest in relation to crime or civil action. Students learn medico legal aspects of health sciences, components of toxicology and ethics. The department provides services of postmortem and other medico legal examinations.
The Department of Community medicine focuses on teaching and training of medical students in recognising and managing common health problems of the community and also the public health emergencies. The main objective is to prepare medical students as community oriented primary care physicians. To achieve this goal the curriculum of community medicine incorporates unique internship programme in urban and rural practice areas of the institution.