Pathology is a discipline which has its roots deeply implanted in medical history that bridges clinical practice and basic science and therefore a foundation of sound clinical medicine. Pathology literally translates to the study of suffering; more prosaically, the term ‘Pathology’ is invoked to represent the study of disease.
It involves the study of the patterns, investigation of the causes, underlying mechanisms and the effects of illness. It follows the process from its inception to its termination by investigating the changes produced.
It is therefore a vital component of medical education for all doctors, nurses and other health-care practitioners, greatly improving the skills and efficiency of all concerned.
Pathology encompasses both the medical specialty which utilities the organs, cells, tissues and body fluids to obtain clinically useful information, as well as the related scientific study of disease processes through examination of the same.
The faculty of the department of Pathology plays a major role in teaching and training of undergraduate students in Medicine of Phase-II and allied courses, as well as the postgraduate students aiming at producing specialist consultants of global standards. In addition, the department also plays a pivotal role in providing competent laboratory services of the Teaching Hospital. This is essential for establishing the diagnosis of diseases, and monitoring the treatment of patients.
Regular interactive, integrated academic programmers to foster academic excellence and quality in patient care are conducted by the department under the auspices of the institution.
Research activities and their publications in indexed national and international scientific journals are being done on a regular basis in the department.
Pathology includes various sub-sections like Histopathology, Cytopathology, Hematology and Clinical Pathology and Specialty sections include Immunohistochemistry and Immunocytochemistry
UG teaching by conduction of tutorials, seminars, internal assessment tests, quiz competition and periodic competitive topic wise tests. Faculties of the department encourage students to participate in various State/National level CME & Conferences, Pathology quiz competitions etc, such as:
Other than the routine, UG’s are even guided for short research projects of National (ICMR) and State (RGUHS) UG short term research projects.
PG teaching by conduction of weekly pathological specimen discussions, subject seminars, journal clubs, pathological slide discussion, guest lectures and clinicopathological case discussion. PG’s are allotted dissertations and short research studies as a part of their university (RGUHS) academic curriculum program and are guided by senior faculty members. For expertise training on speciality sections, PG’s are posted to esteemed Oncopathology centre – KIDWAI and Neuropathology – NIMHANS, Bengaluru. Faculties encourage the PG’s to participate in various institutional interdepartmental programs (CPC), State/National pathology slide seminar, quiz, CME and Conferences, including Poster and Oral Paper presentations. Apart from this routine, the senior faculty members of the department also facilitate the PG’s for Publication of their research projects in indexed National/International Scientific Journals.
PG’s have presented various papers and posters in National/State conferences such as:
· Dr Chitra Singh – Poster presentation on “Female genital tract tuberculosis – a diagnostic challenge to Pathologists and Clinicians: A case report” at Maharashtra chapter of IAPM – 1st midterm CME, Pune (2017).
· Dr Chitra Singh – Oral paper presentation on Granulomatous mastitis: A masquerading entity” at KAPCON 44th Annual KCIAPM Conference – Karnataka (2017).
· Dr Padmashree Solanki – Poster presentation on “Eumycotic mycetoma of the forearm – a rare case report” at KAPCON 45th Annual KCIAPM Conference – Karnataka (2018).
· Dr. Roushni Kumari – Poster presentation on “Endometrial Stromal sarcoma mimicking leiomyoma” at KAPCON 45th Annual KCIAPM Conference – Karnataka (2018).
· Dr Venkatesham P – Poster presentation on “Myoepithelioma of the Parotid Gland – A histopathological conundrum” at KAPCON 45th Annual KCIAPM Conference – Karnataka (2018).
Department has organised various Scientific CME and Workshop programs in the institute such as:
In all the above mentioned scientific sessions held, nationwide and internationally renowned Resource persons were involved. In each of these programs there was a delegation of around 250 members in Karnataka and other neighboring states
|01||Dr.Anand A S||Professor & Head|
|02||Dr.Balram Singh Thakur||Professor|
|06||Dr.Ashraf Ahmed Zubair||Asst.Prof|
|07||Dr.Madhavi A Kulkarni||Asst. Prof|
|08||Dr.Tejeshwini Patil||Asst. Professor|
|09||Dr.Namita Hegde K||Asst. Professor|
|13||Dr. Chitra Singh||Tutor|
|14||Dr. Mohd Idris||Tutor|
|15||Dr. Roushni Kumari||Tutor|
|16||Dr. Padmashree Solanki||Tutor|
|17||Dr. Venkatesham P||Tutor|
|18||Dr. Sanobar Shamim Khan||Tutor|
|19||Dr. Aishwarya Ganga||Tutor|
|20||Dr. Preethi M||Tutor|
|02||Mr. Javeed||Teaching Assistant/Technicians|
|03||Miss. Annapurna||Teaching Assistant/Technicians|
|05||Mr. Ranganath||Laboratory Attendants|
|06||Mr. Sangamesh||Steno-typist/Computer Operator|
|08||Mr. Rajashekar||Store Keeper/Record Clerk|
|12||Mr. Javeed||Technical Assistant/Technicians|
|13||Mr. Ranganath||Technical Assistant/Technicians|
|14||Mr. Sangamesh||Steno-typist/Computer Operator|
|16||Mr. Rajashekar||Store Keeper/Record Clerk|