Known as a ‘Doctor’s Doctor’, Pathologists deal with the diseases caused in a human body and its diagnosis mostly from the reports given by a patient’s physician, rather than dealing with the patients directly. Forming a bridge between medicine and science, this department focuses majorly on integrating empirical approach to scientific methods.
The study of Pathology encompasses the notions of deep understanding and evaluation of diseases coupled with the application of advances in biological science. From web-based microscopes to interactive computer applications, the Department of Pathology at the Apollo Medical College utilizes various advanced systems for routine and specialized diagnosis. The students are bestowed with complete access to the vast collection of digital medical sources which aids in the learning process.
The department makes certain that every student pursuing the MBBS education is conferred with well-rounded theoretical and practical training in all aspects of pathology including a detailed understanding of disease process, evolution, and consequences of the same. The students shall get unswerving experience in dealing with laboratory diagnosis, pertaining to the clinically features with laboratory outcomes, and rendition of laboratory investigation results.
The students, who have finished the basic sciences namely Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry, will be exposed to concepts of Pathology, altered structure, altered – function, and changes in the biochemical parameters which helps in the understanding of diseases. Precisely, Pathology is the backbone of clinical medicine.
The department has contrived the pathology course with a sophisticated curriculum that centers around Histopathology, Hematology, Cytology along with clinical Pathology in order to educate the students with complete medical understanding. These course categories are conducted at the diagnostic wing in the hospital, which is carefully designed to meet the needs of the students, faculties, and the health care professionals. Also, the undergraduate students’ theory classes and practicals are held in the college building.
The technologically sound lecture halls that are vast in the area to host even large gatherings are equipped with LCD projection, overhead projector, and whiteboards giving the clinical practitioners a space to learn more effectively. Exclusive demonstration rooms are provided for specimen demonstration and instrument handling. The department also has practical halls that are fully equipped with a view to providing substantial hand-on experience to the students. Furthermore, laboratories are furnished with tables and microscopes for the students to take extensive practical lessons in hematology, cytology, and histopathology. Overall, the infrastructure of the department is intricate with special mention to the adequate provision of specimens for museums, slides for study, audio-visual aids, and a department library. We also ensure that all these resources are put to maximum use for establishing an exemplary learning environment, as we patronize the concept of “Pathology in pictures”.
At the end of the course, the student shall be able to:
- Describe the structure and ultrastructure of a sick cell, mechanisms of cell degeneration, cell death, and repair and be able to correlate structural and functional alterations
- Explain the pathophysiological processes which govern the maintenance of homeostasis, mechanisms of their disturbance, and the morphological and clinical manifestations associated with it.
- Describe the mechanisms and patterns to tissue response to injury such that she/he can appreciate the pathophysiology of disease processes and their clinical manifestations.
- Correlate normal and altered morphology (gross and microscopic) of different organ systems in common diseases to the extent needed for the understanding of disease processes and their clinical significance.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Describe the rationale and principles of technical procedures of the diagnostic laboratory tests and interpretation of the results.
- Perform the simple bed-side tests on blood, urine, and other biological fluid samples.
- Draw a rational scheme of investigations aimed at diagnosing and managing the causes of common disorders.
- Understand biochemical/physiological disturbances that occur as a result of disease in collaboration with pre-clinical departments.
At the end of the training, he/she should be able to integrate the causes of disease and the relationship of different etiological factors including social, economic, and environmental components that eventually contribute to the natural history of diseases most prevalent in India.
Our department is proud of the faculty team it has due to the diverse nature of their expertise areas and their experience in the clinical field. Our faculty are earnest about producing quality physicians who are well versed in identifying, analyzing, and interpreting the diseases caused by complete knowledge and effective diagnostic capabilities.
Dr. S. Jaya Bhaskar Reddy Professor & HODDOJ: 02.03.2015
Dr. P. Mani Mekhala ProfessorDOJ: 01.03.2017
Dr. M. Bhavani Associate ProfessorDOJ: 10.12.2012
Dr. Mohammed Ghousuddin Associate ProfessorDOJ: 10.11.2012
Dr. A. Krishnaiah Associate ProfessorDOJ: 25.11.2014
Dr. Vinila Belum Reddy Associate ProfessorDOJ: 01.05.2015
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahab Assistant professorDOJ: 15.10.2014
Dr. Siva Ranjan. D Assistant professorDOJ: 26.10.2015
Dr. R. Hima Bindu Assistant professorDOJ: 12.11.2012
Dr. S. Vanajakshi Assistant professorDOJ: 04.02.2015
Dr. P. Rama Devi Assistant ProfessorDOJ: 07.02.2018
Dr. M. Naveen Kumar Assistant ProfessorDOJ: 18.01.2018
Dr. Pashikanti Sruthi TutorDOJ: 16.12.2016
Dr. Thrinath Bharadwaj TutorDOJ: 06.06.2016
Dr. Kolluri Deekshith TutorDOJ: 04.07.2016
Dr. D. Uday Kumar TutorDOJ: 23.12.2016
The curriculum for the pathology program js designed to blend both the classroom and clinical hands-on learning experiences which ideal for. A competent health care provider. The curriculum is prepared as per the NTRUHS directive and meets the requirements of the Medical Council of India for II MBBS. In addition to special lectures, practicals, and demonstrations in the subject by experienced faculty, the graduate program encompasses tutorials and seminars implicating active student participation.
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