Department

The highly dynamic department of Anatomy at the Apollo Medical College thrives on blending cutting-edge technology with path-breaking research and timeless teaching principles. We aim to enrich students with a deep understanding of the human body and focus on investigation and intervention for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. We truly believe that clinical anatomy occupies the center-stage for all medical training, this is why we place immense focus on bridging the gray zone between preclinical and clinical anatomy.

The study of Anatomy includes gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, embryology, and genetics. To make their study more enjoyable and triumphant students can consciously integrate basic and clinical anatomy right from the start to the very end where they will be identifying normal anatomical structures in plain radiographs.

The Department prides itself on facilitating many innovative teaching methods in its curriculum such as a train the trainee approach where students will solve clinical problems using anatomical knowledge. This type of pedagogical excellence helps students understand that preclinical anatomy is an integral part of bedside medicine and also helps expand their thinking capacity. This approach is indispensable for concept clarity and retention rather than rote learning.

Objectives

In the end, the student shall be able to:
  • Comprehend the normal disposition, clinically relevant interrelationships, functional and cross-sectional anatomy of various structures in the body.
  • Identify the microscopic structure and correlate the ultrastructure of various organs with the functions as a prerequisite for understanding the altered state in various disease processes.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the principal and sequential development of the organ system; recognize the clinical stage of development and the effects of common teratogens. The trainee must be able to explain the developmental basis of major variations and abnormalities.

Faculty List

The department of Anatomy is hosted by an excellent team of faculty who are proficient in providing high-level medical education to the student with an equal focus on research activities. Our faculty members are actively involved in medical services and scholarly activities, thus ascertaining themselves as an inspiration to the students.

  • Babaiah Chelimillah Dissection Hall AttendantDOJ: 02.09.2012

  • Dr. C. Mrudula Professor & HODDOJ: 30.01.2012

  • Dr. Dilip Mathai DeanDOJ: 12.12.2012

  • Dr. Saju Binu Cherian Assoc. ProfDOJ: 02.07.2012

  • Eashwraiah Mandha Dissection Hall AttendantDOJ: 15.02.2012

  • M Ajay Durgababu Technical Assistant / TechnicianDOJ: 12.06.2019

Labs

Histology Lab

Histopathology (or histology) involves the examination of sampled whole tissues under the microscope. This study enlightens the virtual art of recognizing the structure of cells, tissues, and understanding how this is determined by its function. All structures are directly correlated with the most important and functional correlations, allowing the students to efficiently learn the histological structures and their functional correlations effectively at the same time.

The department has ventured beyond a pictorial description of histological images to the appropriate use of CCTV facilities to orient the students better to histology. The department also possesses an Olympus Trinocular Brightfield Microscope Model CX41 with SMP CMOS Camera to boost research activities.

Sl. No
Available  Number
1 General histology slides 37
2 Systemic histology slides 46
3 Compound microscope 60
4 Dissection microscope 5
5 Charts 85
6 LCD TV 2
7 Microscope with USB 1
8 Incubator 1
9 Slide cabinets 6
10 Diamond pencils 4
11 Colour marking pencils 2 Sets
12 Slide projectors 2
13 Number of Microscopes 60 +dissection microscopes 5
14 Number of special Microscopes 1 Trinocular CX41 with SMP CMOS Camera
15 Microscopes with camera 1

Research Lab

The department of Anatomy has an exclusive laboratory facility for aiding advanced research activities by the students and the staff members. The laboratory is equipped with resources that facilitate the inculcation of anatomy by the students at all grades.

Sl. No Available Number
1 Tissue embedding 1
2 Rotary microtome 2
3 Sledge microtome 1
4 Paraffin dispenser 1
5 Slide warming table 3
6 Analytical balance (200gms) 1
7 Analytical balance (6kilos) 1
8 Distilled water apparatus 1
9 Hot plate 1

Research Lab (upgraded to P.G.requirements ) Has a functional Histology Lab to prepare and stain the normal histology slides.

Provided with Anthropometric Equipment to study comparative Anatomy.

Sl. No Research Lab Equipments Number
1 Anthropometer 01
2 Cubic craniophore 01
3 Goniometer 01
4 Mandibulometer 01
5 Osteometric board 01
6 Platometer 01
7 Sliding caliper 01
8 Spreading caliper 01
9 Tabular craniophore 01
10 Tissue Embedding bath 01
11 Rotary Micotome 02
12 Sledge Microtome 01
13 Slide warming table 03
14 Paraffin Dispenser 01
15 Analytical balance (200gms) 01
16 Analytical balance (6 kilos) 01
17 Distilled water apparatus 01
18 Hot plate 01

Dissection Hall

The Apollo Medical College is directed towards providing wholesome medical education to the students equipping them with comprehensive knowledge in every aspect of their selected medical specialization. As far as Anatomy is considered, the proper knowledge in the subject is not limited to just the theoretical understanding of the anatomical concepts. It also involves the practice of cadaveric dissection allowing the students to grasp the three-dimensional motion of various parts of the body in detail. With dissecting the cadaver being considered the highly crucial part in establishing and retaining the concepts of anatomy, the department has a dedicated dissection hall facilitating the students to learn and experiment with the anatomical characteristics in an effective manner under the supervision of trained faculties.

Sl. No Available  Number
1 Embalming machines 2
2 Dissecting instruments 5
3 Meat cutting machine 1
4 Hand saw 3
5 Brain knife 3
6 Chisel and hammer 2
7 Drill machine 2
8 Cadavers 7
9 Charts 29

Museum

The Anatomy Department has a museum that acts as a great resource for the study of various specimens enabling the medical and Paramedical students to inculcate more knowledge on the anatomy of a human body. The museum not only includes cataloged specimens and models illustrating mostly normal human anatomy but also a number of radiographs and a variety of models and charts which can be utilized as teaching materials.

The department understands the need for an educational environment where the knowledge provided is adapted to the changing needs of the medical field. Hence, it is ensured that the museum is not limited to a static display of curiosities and it is remodeled and updated depending on the current trends and requirements.
The anatomy museum includes:

Sl. No Available Number
1. Gross models 28
2. Embryology models 67
3. Charts 71
4. X-Ray view boxes 6

Conference / Seminars / CME

 

Under Construction

Publications, Awards & Achievements

Studies published under the name of our faculty members in different journals are listed below:

Dr. C. Mrudula Professor

 

2012: 

  1. A study on the adverse effects of formaldehyde on the staff of anatomy departments working in various medical colleges Vol 1/ Issue 4 / October 2012,559-564 ,Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, ISSN NO – 2278-4748 ;Krishnaiah M, Mrudula C.
  2. Aortic orifice measurement – cadaveric and echocardiographic study Vo 3/Issue 4/October -December 2012 ,914-920, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences,ISSN NO -0975-8585 ; Impact factor- 0.35
2013:

  1. Can the dead teach the living ?-Cadaveric dissection in medical curriculum Vol 4/Issue 4/Jul-August 2013,100-104; National journal of integrated research in medicine; ISSN NO – 2230 – 9969; Impact factor- 2.507; Mrudula Chandrupatla, Krishnaih Muunnanuri
  2. Sirenomelia – The Mermaid Syndrome : A case report Vol 7/Issue 6/May -June 2013, 1-4;International organization of scientific research journal; ISSN NO – 2278-3008; Naveena .S, Mrudula C.
  3. Horse shoe kidney: a case report; Vol 1/Issue 3/ August 2013,304-307; International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences ;ISSN NO – 2320-6071; Naveena .S, Mrudula C
  4. Morphometry Of Sacral Hiatus And Its Clinical Relevance; Vol 1/Issue 7/ July 2013,11-18; International journal of advance research; ISSN NO – 2320-5407; Impact factor- 5.336; Mrudula C , Naveena S

2014:

  1. Sacralization of fifth lumbar vertebra ; Vol. 5, Issue 6, June, 2014, 1159-1160 International Journal of Recent Scientific Research ; ISSN NO – 0976-3031; Impact factor- 5.971; Naveena .S, Mrudula C.
  2. Mayer-Rokintansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome: A Case Report Vol 5/Issue 4/July 2014,943-946 ; Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences ; ISSN NO – 0975-8585; Impact factor- 0.35; Naveena S, Aruna jyothi, Saju B, Chandrupatla M and Shabana Sultana
  3. Non rotation of Gut – A Case Report ;Vol 3: Issue 4, Oct 2014 , 340-343 International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences; ISSN NO – 2277-4505; Impact factor- 3.51 ; Mrudula Chandrupatla, Naveena Swargam
  4. Anencephaly- A case report Vol 2; Issue 7, Oct 2014,255-257, International journal of scientific study ;ISSN NO –2321-6379; Impact factor- 2.605; Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla, Dr.. Naveena swargam
  5. Effect of cyclophosphamide on Neural Tube Development in Chick Embryos; Vol 5; Issue 06 ,Jun 2014,238-240 ; International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research ; ISSN NO – 2320-5148; Impact factor- 2.60; shabana sultana, mrudula chandrupatla, naveena swargam,Aruna jyothi

2015:

1. Effect of sodium valproate on Neural Tube Development in Chick Embryos Vol 4;Issue 1,Jan 2015,15-18 ; International journal of research in pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics ; ISSN NO – 2278-2648; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree,Aruna jyothi,Mrudula C

2. Patent Foramen Ovale: A Cadaveric Observational Study, Vol.5; Issue: 2; February 2015,387-389 ; International Journal of Health Sciences and Research ; ISSN NO – 2249-9571; Impact factor- 3.624, Naveena .S, Mrudula C

3. Elongation of left lobe of liver ; Vol 3;Issue 2; April 2015, 152-156, International journal of allied medical sciences and clinical research; ISSN NO –2347-6567; shabana sultana, mrudula c, naveens s, aruna jyothi, nitya whagray

4. Osteoarthritis of knee joint , Vol 3; Issue 2; June 2015,248-252, International journal of allied medical sciences and clinical research; ISSN NO –2347-6567; Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla, Dr.. Naveena swargam

5. Comparative study of estimation of stature using femur length and humerus length: an anthropometric study; Vol 5; Issue 10; August 2015,865-867; Journal of science; ISSN NO –2277-3282; Impact factor- 4.67; Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla, Dr.. Naveena swargam

2016:

1. Effect of cyclophosphamide in histological features of cerebellum in chick embryo; Vol 4; Issue 2; June 2016 ,256-259; International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research ; ISSN NO –2347-6567; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree, Mrudula C, Aruna jyothi

2. An anatomical variation in the origin of biceps brachii muscle,Vol 3 ; Issue 3; June 2016 , 313-316, Medico research chronicles; ISSN NO – 2394-3971; Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla, Dr.Shabana Sultana

3. Cervical Rib – A case report; Vol 7 ; Issue 7;July 2016 ,12599-12601 International journal of recent scientific research; ISSN NO – 0967-3031; Impact factor- 5.971; Mrudula Chandrupatla and Shabana Sultana

4. Effect of Cyclophosphamide in Histological Features of Cerebrum in Chick   Embryos; Vol 1; Issue 9 ,Nov 2016, 399-401,International journal of innovative research in medical science; ISSN NO – 2455-8737; Impact factor- 0.18 ; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree, Mrudula C

5. Effect of sodium valproate in histological features of cerebellum in chick embryos; Vol. 5, Issue 12; Dec, 2016;380-387;Journal of Medical Pharmaceutical And Allied Sciences;ISSN NO. 2320 – 7418; Impact factor- 4.262; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree, Mrudula C

6. Effect of sodium valproate in histological features of cerebrum in chick embryos Vol. 03, Issue 12; Dec, 2016;3391-3394 ;International Journal of Information Research and Review; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree, Mrudula C

Dr. Saju B. Cherian Associate Professor

2013:

1. NAYAK, B. S.; MISHRA, S.; GEORGE, B. M.; CHERIAN, S. B. & SHETTY, S. D. (2013).Unusual branches of femoral artery in the femoral triangle – A case report. Int. J. Morphol., 31(3):819-821, 2013.

2014:

1. Naveena S*, Aruna jyothi, Saju B, Chandrupatla M and Shabana Sultana. Mayer-Rokintansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome: A Case Report.( 2014) RJPBCS. 5(4): 943- 46.

2. Saju Binu Cherian, Aruna Jyothi Gandhalam ( 2014). Abnormal position of descending colon with right- sided sigmoid colon and its clinical significance, APME 11(3) 227-229

3. Cherian SB, Gandhalam AJ. Rectus sternalis muscle: An anatomical variant of anterior chest wall. (2014) OA Anatomy Jun 10; 2(2):16.

2015:

1. Cherian SB and Bairy, KL (2015) Induction of micronuclei in hippocampal neurons exposed to chronic prenatal restraint stress in male and female wistar rat pups. International Journal of Advanced Research, 3 (8). pp. 1217-1222. ISSN 2320-5407

2. Cherian SB, et al. Ascending aortic aneurysm and its clinical significance: A case report (2015) Apollo Med. 12(3) 229-231

3. Aruna Jyothi. Nithya Waghray , Saju Binu Cherian, Shabana Sultana(2015) . Male form of Persistent Mullerian Duct – A case report. Int. J of Allied Med. Sci. and Clin. Research 3(3) 280-284

2016:

1. Saju BC, Bairy KL,Muddanna SR (2016). Effects of chronic prenatal stress on motor coordination in postweaned male and female wistar rats. Int. J of Med. Sci. and Clin. Research, 4(2): 289-294

Dr. Shabana Sultana Tutor

2014

  1. (a)Shabana Sultana, (b)Mrudula Chandrupatla, (c)Naveena Swargam,(d)Aruna Jyothi;

“Effect of Cyclophosphamide on Neural Tube Development in Chick Embryos”; International Journal of Pharma Sciences and             Research (IJPSR); ISSN : 0975-9492, Vol 5 No 06 Jun 2014, Pg No: 238-240.

2. Mayer-Rokintansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome: A Case Report. Aruna jyothi, Naveena Swargam, Saju B, Chandrupatla M and Shabana Sultana. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences .July – August 2014 RJPBCS 5(4) Page No. 943

2015

  1. 1M.A.Doshi, 2Shabana Sultana, 3N.Jayasree,4Aruna Jyothi, 5Mrudula chandrupatla; “Effect of sodium valproate on neural tube development in chick embryos”; International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics (IJRPP); ISSN : 2278-2648, Vol 4 ,Issue 1,Jan-Mar-2015 , Pg No: 15-18.
  2. Elongation of left lobe of liver:A case report. 1Shabana Sultana, 2Mrudula Chandrupatla, 3Naveena Swargam,4Aruna Jyothi,5Nitya Waghray. International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research(IJAMSCR) ,Volume 3,Issue 2 April-June 2015, Page No.152-156.

2016

  1. Effect of cyclophosphamide in histological features of cerebellum in chick embryo 1 Shabana Sultana, 2M.A.Doshi, 3N.Jayasree, 4Mrudula Chandrupatla, 5Aruna Jyothi International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research(IJAMSCR) , IJAMSCR ,Volume 4 ,Issue 2,April – June – 2016 Page No. 256-259.
  2. “An anatomical variation in the origin of biceps brachii muscle” Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla*, Dr.Shabana Sultana Medico Research Chronicles,2016, 3 (3), Page No. 313-316
  3. “Effect of Cyclophosphamide in Histological Features of Cerebrum in Chick Embryos” 1Shabana Sultana,2M.A.Doshi, 3N.Jayasree, 4Mrudula Chandrupatla. “International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science (IJIRMS) Volume 01 Issue 09 Nov 2016, ISSN No. – 2455-8737 Available online at – www.ijirms.in” Page No. 399-401.
  4. “Effect of sodium valproate in histological features of cerebellum in chick embryos” 1Shabana Sultana,2M.A.Doshi, 3N.Jayasree, 4Mrudula Chandrupatla. “Journal of Medical Pharmaceutical And Allied Sciences”, www.jmpas.com ISSN NO. 2320 – 7418, 14 December 2016,(Page No. 380-387)
  5. “EFFECT OF SODIUM VALPROATE IN HISTOLOGICAL FEATURES OF CEREBRUM IN CHICK EMBRYOS” 1Shabana Sultana,2M.A.Doshi, 3N.Jayasree, 4Mrudula Chandrupatla International Journal of Information Research and ReviewVol. 03, Issue, 12, pp. 3391-3394, December, 2016.

Department Library

The AMC acknowledges that learning is something that is not limited to the knowledge of the teaching faculties or the curriculum designed, it is an on-going process that involves the understanding of the historical concepts that have occurred and documented,  keeping up-to-date with the current happening in the field and also preparing ourselves and the community for combatting the future problems with research and innovation. To aid this learning process, the college has an extensive anatomy department library that houses about 790 books covering almost all the topics related to anatomy.

Sl. No Available Number
1 Gross anatomy 35
2 Histology 6
3 Embryology 3
4 Neuroanatomy 8
5 Surface anatomy and radiological 2
6 Genetics 7
7 Embalming 2
8 Atlas 8
9 Dissectors 5
10 Surgical 3
11 Miscellaneous 9
12 Anatomy journals ( National & International) 05 (02+03)

We are in receipt of Anatomy journals (National & International)

International:

  1. Journal of Anatomy
  2. Annals of Anatomy

National:

  1. National Journal of Clinical Anatomy
  2. Journal of Anatomical Society of India
  3. Journal of Genetics

 

Faculty
Professor 1 Dr. Aruna Jyothi
Assoc. Professor 1 Dr. C. Mrudula
Asst. Professor 2 Dr. Naveena
Dr. Saju Binu Cherian
Tutors 4 Dr.Shabana
Mrs.Nitya
Dr.Kartik
Dr.Solomon Muller

 

Name Publication
Dr.G.Aruna Jyothi Enthesis: A Brief Review. Apollo Medicine, Volume 12, Issue 1, March 2015, Pages 32-38 Nitya Waghray, G. Aruna Jyothi, Mariya Imran, Sabah Yaseen, Upasana Chaudhary.Enhanced interpretation is the answer in Forensic identification of fragmented burnt human bones: A Medico legal study accepted to be, “ Journal Of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine“. G. Aruna Jyothi, P.Hari Krishna Effect of sodium valproate on neural tube development in chick embryos. International Journal of Research In Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics ,Vol.4,Issue 1, Jan- Mar 2015.
Dr.Naveena Swargam “A Study of Anatomical Variations in the Caeco- Appendicular Position”, Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences (SJAMS) Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., 2015; 3(3E):1376-1379
Sacralization of fifth lumbar vertebra -Vol. 5, Issue 6, June, 2014, 1159-1160
Dr.Shabana Sultana “Effect of Cyclophosphamide on Neural Tube Development in Chick Embryos”; International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research (IJPSR); ISSN: 0975-9492, Vol 5 No 06 Jun 2014, Pg No: 238-240. Effect of sodium valproate on Neural Tube Development in Chick Embryos, Vol 4;Issue 1,Jan 2015,15-18
Mrs.Nitya Morphological and topographical study of nutrient foramina in adult humerii International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, Volume 3 Issue 4; April 2014, ISSN: 2278-0211 Patterns of the communications between Musculocutaneous and Median nerve -A Cadaveric study, International journal Of Medical Research and Health Sciences, Volume 2 Issue 3 July-Sep 2013.
Morphological Aspects of Triceps Surae – A Cadaveric Study , International Journal Of Innovative Research and Development ,volume 2 Issue 7;July 2013.
Dr.Mrudula A study on the adverse effects of formaldehyde on the staff of anatomy departments working in various medical colleges,Vol 1/ Issue 4 / October 2012, 559-564,Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. Aortic orifice measurement – cadaveric and echocardiography study,Vo 3/Issue 4/October -December 2012, 914-920 Can the dead teach the living?-Cadaveric dissection in medical curriculum, National journal of integrated research in medicine, Vol 4/Issue 4/Jul-August 2013, 100-104
Dr.Saju binu cherian Effects of chronic prenatal restraint stress on anxiety in post weaned male and female wistar rats. Pharmacology online 2.99-122
Sexually dimorphic effects of chronic prenatal stress induced spatial memory impairment in postweaned male and female wistar rats. IJPSRR,4(3):115-122
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