::Departments : Non-clinical : Department of Anatomy

                                              
Introduction
           HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, the prestigious institution of the Steel City, was started on 23rd April 1986 by upgrading the existing District Government Hospital which was started on 1917 in a span of 150 acres land, inorder to serve the sick and needy people of Salem and the adjacent districts.
The foundation for the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College was laid at Salem by the late Shri. Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India on 25th october 1988.
Admission of students for the first batch was carried out in July 1990. The Non-teaching Headquarters Hospital, Salem was converted as teaching Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital which now is well equipped with all modern equipments and qualified staff.
The College which was temporarily situated in the District Board Building was moved to this 150 acres premises on the Steel plant road. The majestic faculty block has enormous space for the various departments and their museums. The College has a separate lecture hall block, Administrative block , animal house and a spacious library block. A big modern auditorium and two larger lecture halls with latest audio visual equipments were inaugurated in April 2005. This College has been recognized for the award of M.B.B.S degree granted by the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University vide letter no. MCI 34(A1)/96/Med/8661 dated 8/7/96 of the Medical Council of India, New Delhi 
 
 
           Department of Anatomy innovated in 1991 with qualified and experienced faculty members with research background. Innovative learning and teaching methodologies have been adopted for future medical and para-medical professionals. With the growth of the institute, the department has expanded to impart undergraduate training and other courses such as BSc nursing and Allied Medical Sciences.We seek to instill in our students a sense of wonder at the beauty of the human body and hope that our students learn values of respect for the cadaver, themselves and others during their time here.  The students spend their first year of training in the basic science departments, nearly 50% of which time is spent in the Anatomy department where they are grounded thoroughly in Gross Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Osteology and Genetics with special emphasis on Clinical Anatomy. The gross structure of the human body is taught through lectures, cadaver dissections, study of bones, prosected specimens, cross-sections, tutorials, quizzes, radiographs, charts and models. Even though the students do not have to dissect as a part of their practical exams, learning throughout the year is facilitated by dissection performed in groups of 10-15 to ensure that all students receive personal attention and guidance. Microscopic anatomy is taught through lectures and practical sessions. The Histology Laboratory is well equipped with individual microscopes.
 
 
 

 
TEACHING FACULTIES: 
 
DR. KALAI ANBUSUDAR. MD.,
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & HOD
  
DR. S. DHIVYA. MD.,
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
 
 
DR. P. PRABAVATHI. MD.,
SENIOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
 
 
DR.K. ARUNA. MD.,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
  
DR.S.MANIMEGALAI. MD.,
SENIOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
  
DR.V.NANDHINI. MD.,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
  
DR. M.R. MANIMEKALAI.MD.,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
  
DR.C.SASIKALA. MD.,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
 
DR. V. PARAMASIVAM. MD.,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

  
 
INFRASTRUCTURE
 
DISSECTION HALL
 
                Cadaveric dissection is an integral part of medical education and the basis of anatomy for first M.B.B.S. students. Dissection of cadavers is a time honoured part of medical education. Undergraduates do dissection as a part of learning human anatomy. Cadavers are obtained from the forensic mortuary declared as ‘unclaimed body’ or through donated bodies that includes voluntary donation during life or after demise by their relatives.
              Dissection hall is well- equiped according to MCI guidelines. It is well lit and well-ventilated with exhaust fans. There is a tank room in the dissection hall with adequate preservation tanks for cadavers and dissected specimens.There is an ante-room for students with lockers and Wash basins with water taps.  The dissection hall is well equipped with dissection tables, handsaw, cutting machine, X-ray view box, instruments, equipments& wall Charts.
 
Cadaveric oath is taken every year while starting dissection for first year MBBS student
 
 
 
EMBALMING ROOM
 
              Embalming room is available adjacent to dissection hall with adequate electrical embalming machines.
 
BONE ROOM                                
 
             There is a bone room in the dissection hall. There are adequate number of articulated and disarticulated bones necessary for the students.
 
BURIAL GROUND
 
           A burial ground is present close to dissection hall according to MCI norms for disposal of decomposed cadavers and specimens. Bones are collected periodically from the pits for study purpose.
 
COLD STORAGE ROOM
 
One cold storage room is available with adequate space and uninterrupted power supply.
 
MUSEUM
 
A museum displaying number of instructive and explicit gross anatomy and embryology specimens preserved and mounted with dexterity and many models which have been catalogued according to regions. These silent teachers (preserved human specimens) are always there, enabling students to enrich their knowledge in Anatomy. Museum is well provided with adequate seating accommodation
 
  
HISTOLOGY LAB
 The histology laboratory is fully fledged with all the basic facilities, equipped with enough light microscopes and dissection microscopes for research and teaching purposes. There are number of laminated histology charts for the students to get a clear understanding of microanatomy.
 
HISTOLOGY RESEARCH LAB
 
The research laboratory is well equipped with binocular research microscopes, stereoscopic dissecting microscope, Incubator, Hot plate, Rotatory microtome, Microtome knife etcThe research laboratory provides an ideal environment for the faculty and students to carry out research activities.
  
LIBRARY
 
The department has a library with journals & books covering various sub sections of anatomy including gross anatomy, histology, embryology, neuroanatomy, osteology, surface markings, embalming & radiological anatomy.

 
DEMONSTRATION ROOM
 
Two demonstration rooms, each of 60 sq. m accommodating 75 students and equipped with appropriate audio-visual aids, add to the teaching ambience of the department.
 
 
LECTURE HALL
 
Six well-furnished and spacious Lecture Halls each with a seating capacity of 200
A well-furnished auditorium with a seating capacity of 325, specially built Exam hall for 300 students Halls equipped with latest Audio- visual equipment like OHPs, LCD projectors, Computers, Cordless Microphones etc.
 
 
OFFICE ROOM
 
An office room for lab technicians and maintenance of official records is available.
  
FACULTY ROOM
 
Adequate faculty rooms are available for HOD, Associate professors, Assistant professors and tutors.
 
STORE ROOM
 
Store rooms are present for maintenance of Chemicals, Equipment and furniture.
 
 
 
VOLUNTARY BODY DONATION
 
The forms of willingness of volunteers who intend to donate their body after death to the department are received and after death cadavers are brought to the department by relatives.
 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
 
UG COURSES
MBBS
B.Sc. Nursing
B.Sc. Allied medical courses
  • B.Sc. (MLT)
  • B.Sc. (Operation Theatre Technology)
  • B.Sc. (Perfusion Technology)
  • B.Sc. (Dialysis Technology)
  • B.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine Technology)
  • B.Sc. (Neuro- technology)
  • B.Sc. (Cardiac Laboratory Technology)
  • B.Sc. (Radio-therapy technology)
 
PERIODIC ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:
Didactic lectures
Dissections
Pre-dissection classes
Demonstrations
 Histology practical
Clinical anatomy (OSPE CHARTS)
Symposiums
Integrated teaching both horizontal and vertical
Daily Slip test of previous classes
 Internal assessment test both theory and practical
 Record work both macroscopic and microscopic anatomy
Daily practice of diagrams
Radiological anatomy (basics in X-rays ,CT,MRI )
Developmental anatomy (lectures, models, charts)
Osteology classes (articulated skeleton, disarticulated bones)
Surface anatomy classes
 
OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
   Intra- departmental quiz
Every year Department of Anatomy conducts intradepartmental quiz programmes for first year MBBS students. Prizes are awarded to the winners and to those who answer correctly among the audience.
 
EARLY CLINICAL EXPOSURE
Based on medical education curriculum for first MBBS students, for early clinical exposure, students are taken to various clinical departments (viz. General medicine, General surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedic surgery and Paediatrics medicine)
 
 
 
GUEST LECTURE WITH EMBRYOLOGY MODEL COMPETITION
As a part of academic activity, guest lecture was conducted along with Embryology
model competition for the first MBBS 2016-17 batch students. The topic was
THE BRAIN STEM AND ITS CLINICAL ASPECTS BY
 
PROF. DR. SHEELA GRACE, M.S. The best models were awarded prizes as encouragement for students and to stress the importance of Embryology.
 
 
CME PROGRAMMES
Prize exam for I M.B.B.S. students


RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
 
DR. KALAI ANBUSUDAR
 
  • Anatomical study on variations of fissures of lung.
  • A study of the bifurcation of sciatic nerve and its clinical importance
  • Anatomical study on intra parotid course of facial nerve and its terminal branches
  • A common coeliaco - mesentric trunk and variations in their branching pattern – A case report.
  • A very rare variation of superior mesenteric artery – A case report

 
DR.S. DHIVYA
 
1. A study of the bifurcation of sciatic nerve and its clinical importance
2. Anatomical study on variations of fissures of lung
3. A study of certain femoral metrics in south Indian population and its clinical  
    importance
4. Double axillary artery – A case report
5. External jugular vein communicating with internal jugular vein – A case report
6. Variable communication between median and musculocutaneous nerves – A neuro – anatomic perspective
 
DR. P. PRABHAVATHI
 
1. A study of morphological variations of chest wall musculature – Rectus thoraces
bifurcales
2. Accessory foramen transversarium in cervical vertebrae – An osteological study
 
DR. S. MANIMEGALAI
 
1. Age changes in human skin from 3years to 75 years of age
2. Kugels artery
3.Morphological variations of circle of Willis- A cadaveric study.
 
DR. V. NANDHINI
 
1. Ponticuli in human atlas vertebrae
2.A study of certain femoral metrics in south Indian population and its clinical importance
3.Variable communications between median and musculo-cutaneous nerves- A neuro-anatomic respective
4. Morphological variations of circle of Willis- A cadaveric study.
5.Ossification of superior transverse scapular ligament in Indian population and its clinical importance.
5.Kugels artery.
 
ONGOING RESEARCH WORKS
 
1.A comparative study between dissection method and video based method of teaching in anatomy for first MBBS students – DR. KalaiAnbusudar.
 
 
 
 
 


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