Anatomy is a branch of medical science that deals with the understanding of the structural organization of the human body. Anatomy is divided into gross/morphological anatomy, microscopic anatomy/histology, developmental anatomy/embryology and genetics. Approaches to studying gross anatomy are regional, systemic, clinical /applied, cross sectional & radiological anatomy, and includes embalming techniques of cadaver, histological and preservation techniques of human body parts are also dealt with this subject.
The Department of Anatomy was started in 1999 for the BDS course, 2006 for the MBBS course and the postgraduate MD Anatomy course was started in 2012 with 2 students. Presently the department imparts teaching and training to BDS, BSC Nursing, MSC Nursing and DMLT courses.
The department motivates young undergraduate and postgraduates to take up small research projects.
The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Anatomy aims at providing comprehensive knowledge of the gross and microscopic structure and development of human body, to provide a basis for understanding the clinical correlation of organs or structures involved and the anatomical basis for the disease presentations.
Teaching clinical anatomy with the following objectives
- Comprehend the normal disposition, clinically relevant interrelationships, functional and cross sectional anatomy of the various structures in the body.
- Identify the microscopic structure and correlative elementary ultra structure of various organs and tissues and correlate the structure with the functions as a prerequisite for understanding the altered state in various disease processes.
- Comprehend the basic structure and connections of the central nervous system to analyze the integrative and regulative function of the organs and systems. Students shall be able to locate the site of gross lesions according to the deficits encountered.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles and sequential development of the organs and systems; recognize the critical states of development and the effects of common teratogens. Students shall be able to explain the developmental basis of the major variations and abnormalities
|Professor & HOD
|Dr. K. Girija Kumari
|Dr. N. Mugunthan
|Dr. Rathija Sreekumar
Dr. Susie David
Dr. Neil James
The preclinical departments together plan the horizontal integration, to stress the importance of clinical and applied Anatomy
- Display study questions on the notice board weekly, pertaining to the regions covered
- At the end of a region students are given cases of the region for study, presentation analysis and discussion.
- Invite clinicians to give guest lectures and demonstrations to highlight the anatomical basis of the clinical conditions, region wise to effect clinical anatomical correlative study
Min. Working hours
Lecture hours – 100
Practical hours – 175
Total hours – 275
University written exam -70
University written exam -90
Internal assessment (written) -10
Internal assessment (written) -10
Other Academic Activities
- Seminar presentation by students on relevant topics
- Group discussion as a method of problem solving Learning
- Guidance to slow learners
*Extra care and guidance is given to slow learners/ low achievers by conducting extra classes to improve their performance. We could achieve 80% results in the University Examination amongst the low achievers.
*Faculty members are engaged in small research projects and participate in national and regional conferences.