Department of Anatomy
a. DIRECT ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE-A CME cum cadaveric workshop on Direct anterior Approach in Total Hip Replacement with R& R hospital on 22nd September 2023-12-23
b. AFCONHNS-Armed forces conference on Head & Neck cadaveric dissection with R&R Hospital & BHDC from 25th-27th May 2023
The Dissection Hall is well-ventilated, spacious and well lit. It is fully air-conditioned with a capacity to accommodate about 150 students. It is a fully formalin free dissection hall .Our department initiated a novel method of body preservation by using a user-friendly preservative, ‘phenoxyethanol’ which is less-carcinogenic, pleasant smelling and causes less irritation, unlike formalin. In addition, separate rooms for bones, cadaver preparation, embalming, cadaver storage, cold storage, and lockers are attached to the Dissection Hall. We are fortunate to have an adequate number of donated bodies for dissection and the students are encouraged to pay respect to the ‘Cadaver- their first teacher’ and master their skill in dissection and understand the intricate human body.
On the orientation day to the anatomy department we pay homage to the cadavers along with the students and their parents by reciting a homage prayer for the departed souls who donated their bodies for medical teaching. The DH has donor boards to felicitate the noble souls who participated in the body donation program.
Our Museum is located on the ground floor of the academic block. Gross anatomy section has more than 150 dissected human specimens kept in transparent containers filled with ten percent formalin. Specimen labels describe the relevant anatomy for reference. Every year we add newly dissected specimens to the collection. We have more than 180 embryology models for the students to study and correlate the fundamentals of developmental anatomy. Osteology section features disarticulated real human bones displayed region wise and articulated joints for anatomical correlation.
Cross sectional Imaging Section has view boxes in the form of tables to display the plain and contrast X-rays. Highlight of the museum are the two walls: one displays cross sectional anatomy through actual MRI images and the other displays high contrast histology images. Each image in the cross sectional anatomy has 4 parts: a diagram showing the level at which section is taken; gross anatomy cross section or longitudinal section from that level; MRI image from the same level; hand drawn diagram of the gross anatomy section with labels. This makes it easier for the learner to correlate the gross anatomy appearance with the radiological image and enhances cognition. The high contrast histology images displays well labelled 85 tissue slides for recall and revisions.
Our Histology lab is equipped with more than 60 monocular & four binocular microscopes, charts, Slides and LCD Projector. We have a trinocular display microscope fitted with a camera and augmented with a visual display unit for understanding of histology slides. Our departmental library has about 300 books of all subdivisions of Anatomy with recent editions and new texts are regularly updated. The department is also having two demonstration rooms for small group teaching and demonstrations and is equipped with mobile and enclosed skeletons, computer and LCD projector. The Research Lab is equipped with anthropometric instruments, automatic tissue processor and microtome.