The department is well staffed with dedicated, qualified anatomists who are tuned to innovative approaches in the teaching of this most difficult subject in medical curriculum.
All faculty members hone their skills through periodical participation in workshops, conferences and CMEs.
Academic Activities :
Teaching programmes follow the syllabus given by Medical Council of India 1997. Out and out emphasis is placed on the clinical application of the subject during the training in gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy and embryology and genetics. Students are specially trained to apply anatomical knowledge to bedside medicine using problem based and problem solving approaches. Computer assisted learning using Power point presentations, CDS on the subject and other teaching aids are used to simplify for the students.
Formative evaluation is accorded the highest priority. Students are assessed on day to day basis in short written tests, viva voce, seminars, group discussions, spotters and quizzes. Sessional examinations are conducted on the pattern of University examinations.
- The dissection hall is a spacious and well ventilated, air-cooled dissection hall, equipped with a bone library, articulated skeletons, x-ray viewing lobbies and charts. Embalming unit and cold storage chambers are attached to the dissection laboratory.
- Students are provided with good quality light microscopes and a set of microscopic slides to study microscopic anatomy .A trinocular microscope attached to a video camera and CCTV is available for demonstrating the slided to the students.
- The museum is the show piece of the department and the institution .About 320 mounted specimens prepared by the department staff are displayed region wise. There is a display of the models depicting stages in the development if different organs of the human body.
- The library is equipped with 130 books, including an adequate number of the latest books in all branches of the subject, CDs on gross anatomy and histology.
- Classes for Nursing, DRT and MHA students are handled by the faculty members.
5.Lecture and Demonstration
|1||Determination of Sex with the Clavicle of unknown origin||Dr.Manjula Thulasi.S, Dr. C.R Vrijakumari,
- Faculty development activities like monthly journal club, clinical club and faculty evaluation by students.
- Department development activities include preparation of charts for teaching microanatomy and neuroanatomy, genetics and preparation of dissection specimens for the museum and for conducting practical examinations.
- The entire faculty collectively participated in the preparations of a set of skeletal muscles flash cards-the first of its kind in India .
|1||Description of the pattern of nutrient foramina of lower limb bones and its clinical relevance||Dr.Manjula Thulasi.S, Dr. C.R Vrijakumari||Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences||e-ISSN:2279-0853, p-ISSN :2279-0861, Volume 16 Issue 7 July 2017 pp 54-58|
|2||Morphological and Histological Variations of Human Placenta in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy||Dr. MK Siva Sree Ranga, Dr.Adaline Thangam, Dr. M.V.Indira, Dr. MC Vasantha Mallika||International Journal of Anatomy and Research||March 2017, Volume 5(1):3591-98. ISSN 2321-4287|
|3||Clavicle , A tool for sex determination – A study in south India||Dr.Manjula Thulasi.S, Dr. C.R Vrijakumari, Dr..Kumar.K.V, Dr.M.V.Indira.||Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences||e-ISSN:2279-0853, p-ISSN :2279-0861, Volume 16 Issue 2 February 2017 pp 54-58|
|4||Morphological variations of Human Placentae in Preterm Labor, Pregnancy-induced Hypertension, and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus||Dr.M.K Siva Sree Ranga, Dr.K.V.Kumar, Dr.AdalineThangam, Dr.MC VasanthaMallika||International Journal of Scientific Study||February 2017 Volume 4 Issue 11, ISSN:2321-6379|
|5||Prevalence of Ocular morbidity among school children of Perumkadavila, Thiruvananthapuram District||M. C. Vasantha Mallika, Siva Sree Ranga M. K||Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences||2016; Vol. 5, Issue 6, January 21; Page: 320- 324, DOI: 10. 14260/jemds/2016/325.|
|6||Prevalence of Prehypertension among Adults Attending rural Community Health Centre, South Kerala, India||M. C. Vasantha Mallika, Siva Sree Ranga M. K||Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences||2015; Vol. 4, Issue 14, February 16; Page: 2221-2226, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2015/325.|
|7||A Survey on Immunization Coverage among children of rural South Kerala||M. C. Vasantha Mallika, Siva Sree Ranga M. K||Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences||2014; Vol. 3, Issue 34, August 11; Page: 9113-9123, DOI: 10. 14260/jemds/2014/3176|
|8||Chromosome features of children with Fragile X syndrome||Dr. Manjula Thulasi.S||Indian Journal of Research and Reports in Medical Sciences||Vol.3 iss-1 Jan 2013|
|9||Cytogenetic studies in children with Learning Disability||Dr. Manjula Thulasi.S||Indian Journal of Medical Education and Ethics||Vol.3 iss-1 Mar-2013|
|10||Pedigree of Fragile X Syndrome an option for reproductive Planning||Dr. Manjula Thulasi.S||Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research||Vol.3 iss-3 jul-sep 2013|
- Clavicle – a tool for sex determination by Dr. Manjula Thuasi PhD, Dr. Vrija Kumarai MS, Dr. Kumar MS, Dr. Indira MS.
- Photographic method in Dermatoglyphics Analysis by Stelin Wesely M.Sc
- Dermatoglyphics study of Fingertip pattern in Mental Retardation by Stelin.Wesely M.Sc
- Morphological and Histological variations of human placenta in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy – Dr. Siva Sree Ranga MD
- Morphological variations of human placenta in Preterm labor, Pregnancy induced hypertensive and gestational Diabetes Mellitus by Dr. Siva Sree Ranga MD
|DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY|
|(a) Furniture and Fixtures: Office tables small and big, office chairs, museum almirahs study tables, staff room and library almirahs, store racks, lockers with coat hangers and drawers as reqired. Laboratory benches with cup-boards and rack for reagent bottles and laboratory glasswares as required, water and gas and electric points operation tables etc., as necessary|
|Name of the Article||Available|
|Table with marble or stainless steel tops 6’1″x2′x3′||15|
|Table with marble or stainless steel Half standard size||5|
|Band Saw for sectioning body and limbs||1|
|Stools, preferably metal||60|
|Mortuary cooler with arrangement to keep at least 8 bodies or suitable alternative arrangement||10|
|Storage tank to hold 10 cadavers, made of concrete with copper lid||2|
|Plastic tanks for storing soft and dissected parts||12|
|Trolley table(steel, ligth)||4|
|Projectors including overhead projectors||1|
|X-ray viewing lobby||7|
|Charts, Diagrams, Models, Slides etc.||Available|
|Meat cutting machine for thin body sections (trans and vertical) for gross anatomy sectional study||1|
|Digital Nervier Caliper||1|
|APPARATUS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR HISTOLGY|
|Microtomes, Sledge, large cutting||1|
|Cabinet fo slides(1000)||6|
|Paraffin embedding bath||1|
|Hot plates for flatterning sections||2|
|Hot air cover for drying slides(45c)||2|
|Balance Analytical capacity 200gms and Sensitivity 1/10 gram||1|
|Balance Earanger capacity 6 kilos sensitivity, 1/5 gram||2|
|Distilled water still-menesty tye capacity gallon per hour||3|
|7 colours marking pencils||5|
|Tissue flotation bath||3|
|Embalming machines for cadavers||2|
|Computer for keeping student records, marks, stores etc.||1|