The department of Pathology and Microbiology was established in the year 2000, as a part of undergraduate course in Homoeopathy. These subjects are taught to Second year BHMS students.
The Department has got the infrastructure and experienced staff bringing in innovative teaching methods to present the knowledge and provide a clear understanding in Pathology and microbiology, based on the syllabus prescribed the regulatory authorities namely the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai and CCH, New Delhi.
The department has 2 separate laboratories(One for Pathology and one for Microbiology& Parasitology) which are spacious, well lighted and ventilated.
The laboratories can accommodate 100 students in 4 batches and are well equipped with sufficient specimens, equipments, instruments and other facilities as prescribed by CCH. Each lab has attached preparation room cum store room. Adequate water supply,electricity, LPG connection, fire extinguisher is also available The Demonstration room can accommodate about 50 students.
The department is currently facilitated with a 25 specimens are arranged systemwise.50 laminated charts are displayed on the walls for quick reference
The Pathology department has 2 faculty members with postgraduate qualifications . The department renders A well-equipped diagnostic services to the tertiary care hospital attached to the institution.All the basic investigations are done here at minimum cost. An average of over 50 patient samples is processed every day in our laboratories. A well-equipped departmental library with over 200 books is available.
FOCUS OF THE DEPARTMENT
A topic will be discussed by the faculty for the first 20 minutes followed by student-centred interactive learning .
The practical sessions are also conducted in the same topics.
A total of 240 Theory classes and 90 hours of practical classes are taken for the students. Practical classes trains students in various Pathology & Microbiology exercises which include Haematology, Bacterial Staining, Urine and stool analysis etc.
The objective of the department is
- To enable students to know the reaction of man to differentmorbid factors causing disease.
- To discriminate symptoms of the patient & disease & substantiate miasmatic perspective with pathology for an accurate homoeopathic prescription.
- To correlate subjective & objective symptoms with underlying pathology, interpret clinical symptoms & make them competent in diagnosis & management of disease to make a complete homoeopathic physician.