The Department of General Pathology caters to the teaching of the undergraduate students as well as the postgraduate student (Ist year of post-graduation). All the topics as prescribed by the Dental Council of India, New Delhi are taught in toto. General Pathology is a subject which teaches the basis, aetiology, pathology, and prognosis of the disease hence is an important part of the study of every branch of medicine. Students are taught through a series of lectures, audio-visual and practicals.
The Department has coached more than six batches successfully and has achieved excellent results at University levels. All the batches had a result of more than 85% in the Department of Pathology/Microbiology. Students of various batches have been participating in seminars, conferences and poster presentation. During this short duration of six years, the department has made a wide collection of haematology, oncology and other histopathology slides for teaching purposes. A museum of gross specimen has also been established in the department to facilitate a better teaching way to the students.
The postgraduate students as apart of their first-year curriculum are given topics for the seminars and various paper presentation. These are conducted in the department of Pathology. Some of the faculty members of our department are co-guide in the research work carried out by the postgraduate student. For facilitation of this research work and the thesis of the students, the department is well equipped by the research equipment like the laminar flow, cold centrifuge and the electrophoresis equipment. This machinery not only improves the research work of the students but also helps the patients.
For the theory classes, well-equipped lecture theatres are available, mode of teaching being oral as well as audio-visual. In the theory classes all the students are made conversant with the subject topics. The students are made aware of the latest technique used in the field of Pathology. Separate practical classes are held for the General Pathology and Microbiology subject. In this, the students are made conversant with the common haematological, biochemical, histopathology & immunology test. The students have to perform all the tests individually and thus become well versed with the subject.
Adequate teaching material is provided in the form of all slides of tissue sections, and of various haematological lesions are available to the students. Gross specimens of the diseased organs are also made available for demonstration. Periodical tests are taken to assess the students. Review classes, seminars group discussion pertaining to the topics are held.
The Department is well equipped with a separate laboratory for the student's practice and for clinical investigations of the patients coming for dental treatment. In the clinical lab, for investigations of the patient all the routine test are done to support the dental clinic. Routine tests done are as follows:
Haematology: Hb%, T. L. C., DLC, ESR, BT, CT Peripheral smear
Microbiology: Culture growth & sensitivity. The above-mentioned routine investigations are done FREE OF COST for the HOME THE GROUP COURSES ADMISSIONS ACADEMICS INFRASTRUCTURE PATIENT CARE STUDENTS patients, students & the college staff.
RESEARCH & PROJECTS
The standard equipment required for the above investigations are available recently the department has started undertaking research work and quite a lot of data has been collected on Dental Fluorosis. The lab has also acquired instruments like a cold centrifuge, laminar flow, electrophoreses etc. for both research & for postgraduate use.
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Formerly Prof. & HOD Microbiology, KG Medical College, Lucknow. ICMR Emeritus Medical Scientist, Dept. of Microbiology, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow.