Department of Anatomy
The term human anatomy comprises a consideration of the various structures which make up the human organism. In a restricted sense, it deals merely with the parts which form the fully developed individual and which can be rendered evident to the naked eye by various methods of dissection. The anatomy department at the SMBT Medical College & Hospital is very enthusiastic in facilitating medical education with a well-equipped dissection hall. The teaching faculty is known for their student-friendly methods of teaching. Department has a progressive Museum exhibiting various types of anatomical and embryological specimens. The department of Anatomy of SMBTIMS & RC is an approved department by MCI for MBBS. Presently the department imparts teaching and training programs in human anatomy to MBBS students.
- Research laboratory
- Dissection Hall
- Histology Laboratory
- Departmental library
- Micro images projecting system
Department of Biochemistry
As preclinical subject, Biochemistry department in SMBT IMS & RC was established in 2013 at Dhamangaon, Nashik premises affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. This department strives to achieve excellence in the fields of medical education and diagnostics by providing complete education inclusive of up to date knowledge in the field of Biochemistry.
The Department of Biochemistry under SMBT IMS & RC has all infrastructures as per MCI for teaching, diagnostic, and research. The department is well equipped with equipment necessary for teaching and to carry out research.
- Lecture Classes:
Central Lecture theatre which can accommodate 200 Students, and is equipped with audiovisual aids.
- Tutorial Classes:
Two demonstration halls accommodating 75 Students equipped with teaching learning aids like L.C.D.Projector and computer.
- Practical Laboratory:
Practical laboratory accommodating 90 students with two preparation rooms.
- Departmental Library/ Seminar Room:
Library /Seminar Room have excellent resources for reference and study with 105 books, equipped with L.C.D. Projector and computer.
- Research Lab:
Equipped with all analytical instruments for needs of Research Chemiluminescence hormonal assay analyzer, electrolyte analyzers, and blood gas analyzer, semi- automated chemistry analyzers, UV spectrophotometer, Electrophoresis, ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay), and Nyco card reader for glycated hemoglobin, besides multitude of other equipment.
The Department of Biochemistry is vibrant due to our dynamic staff as well as bright students. The department is having a qualified and highly experienced and dedicated staff as per the norms of Medical Council of India.
The Department’s passion for teaching can be judged by the fact that in 2015-16 year batch 20 students have achieved distinction in the subject Biochemistry.
The Department has to its credit the biochemistry books viz “BIOCHEMISTRY” and “ESSENTIALS of BIOCHEMISTRY” authored by Prof. Pankaja Naik our teaching faculty, published nationally and internationally as well as approved by MUHS & various deemed universities for the course of MBBS, BDS, BPTh and BOTh.
Department of Physiology
From the earliest times people have sought to understand the nature of life. We instinctively want to know how our bodies work, how are we born, how we grow and develop, the nature of illness, what happens when we die. Physiology describes the nature of life. It provides the framework for studying and exploring the basis of life. Physiologist view life from the simplest to the most complex levels of organization from the sub cellular to the whole person. Physiologist make an important contribution to areas such as heart disease, reproduction and ageing and global population control. Through the study of physiology, the students learn to recognize and explain the basic concepts that govern each organ and organ system and their integration to maintain homeostasis, as well as some clinical aspects of failure of these systems. The physiology department at the SMBT Medical College & Hospital nurtures scientific thinking and spirit of enquiry in the 1st year students. This lays a strong foundation for them to develop into model doctors.
In the department of physiology, the various teaching learning sessions are carried out effectively. For I MBBS students, didactic lectures, tutorials, lecture – demonstrations, practical, seminars, Quiz, CD shows are arranged. Seminars & Quiz ensured the active participation of students in learning and helped them to increase communication skills To make learning process more interesting, effective and flawless, junior teaching staff membrane undergo Microteaching sessions from time to time. Ist MBBS students are also taken to visit the wards in our hospital to have visual impact of various signs & symptoms of disease of which physiological basis is discussed in the department. Students also visit blood bank of the institute to learn its functioning.
- Student counseling and orientation programs at the beginning of the curriculum.
- Encouraging UG student to participate in quiz, seminars.
- Participation in scientific conferences.
- Organizing guest lectures.
- Tutorial for UG students:
- Research work carried out by teaching staff.
- Assessment of Teachers by students’ feedback & peer review.
- Parents Teachers Meeting.
- Lecture &Practical for MBBS students.
- Assessment of students by written, oral & Practical Examinations.
- Seminar presentations for UG students.
- UG (Departmental library for all UG students).
- Library of books donated by the departmental staff.
- Computer & internet for staff.
- Lecture theatre with LCD, OHP & slide Projector.
- Well Equipped laboratories for: -
- Clinical skills.
- Hematology experiments.
- Human experiments.
- Animal experiments.
- Exercise testing.
Properly ventilated spacious & well – furnished cabins for staff
- Lecture cum demonstrations rooms
- Well maintained library with about 123 book & a lot of e journals.
- Reading room with computer facility
- Well equipped & spacious laboratories
- Hematology laboratory
- Clinical laboratory
- Amphibian laboratory
- Mammalian laboratory
- Research laboratory
- Audio – visual teaching Aids
- Microscope with light source
Department of Pathology
The Department of Pathology, SMBT IMS & RC, is engaged in diagnostic work & Educational work for MBBS Students. The department offers comprehensive services in Histopathology, Cytology, Immuno-histochemistry, Clinical Pathology and Hematology. Histopathology, Cytology, Hematology & Clinical pathology laboratories are fully air-conditioned. Practical laboratories are spacious & well equipped for undergraduate students as per MUHS & MCI norms. Pathology museum includes specimens, charts & models.
Well-equipped labs with fully automated machines are available for Histopathology, Cytology, Immuno-histochemistry, clinical pathology and Hematology investigations.
Experienced and dedicated faculty.
Pathology museum is well organized and all specimens are arranged according to systems. Museum catalogues are available which describe Gross & Microscopy; which is very useful for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. The museum specimens are constantly updated with addition of new and refurbishing of old specimens.
Well equipped practical lab is available for conducting practical’s of MBBS students.
Departmental research lab is well equipped for research work.
Department of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology is a Para clinical department which focuses on the study of microscopic organisms. A sound knowledge of microbiology gives students a foundation in the diagnosis and management of diseases. Microbiology is an ever-expanding science and includes various branches like bacteriology, immunology, virology, parasitology and mycology. This department encourages scientific thinking and spirit of being relentless in the 2nd year students. This notion of ours helps build a foundation for developing students into ideal doctors
- HIV ICTC (Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre).
- Mycobacteriology Laboratory, recognized as ‘Designated Microscopy Centre’ for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
- Research mentoring for MBBS students, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) short term studentship grants.
- Mentorship program for MBBS Students.
- Integrated teaching practice in MBBS curriculum.
- 24x7 emergency laboratory services.
- Hospital infection control committee.
- OT and ICU Surveillance.
Teaching and Training
- Integrated teaching practice in MBBS curriculum
- Workshops – HIV/AIDS
- Departmental Journal clubs
- HIV ICTC (Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre).
- Mycobacteriology Laboratory, recognized as ‘Designated Microscopy Centre’ for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
The clinical microbiology laboratory serves as a backbone for teaching and patient diagnosis.
- ICTC/HIV surveillance
- Aerobic bacteriology
- Antimicrobial testing
- Anaerobic bacteriology
- Surveillance – Hospital and Community based.
The dedicated staff (teaching and nonteaching) of this department works tirelessly to nurture cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains through didactic lectures, tutorials, seminars and one to one interaction with the students.
Department of Pharmacology
Department of pharmacology is located on 3rd floor of medical college. It includes four laboratories namely pharmacy, research, experimental and clinical pharmacology. It has two demonstration rooms accommodating 75 students for demonstration of various experiments. Department has a museum which displays academic charts of drugs affecting different body systems with separate sections on ‘History of Medicines’ and ‘Medicinal plants’. The department is actively involved in need based research in the applied pharmacology and therapeutics. A well-equipped research laboratory is being used by the faculty members to conduct various research projects. Department has a pharmacovigilance unit which records, monitors and analyze adverse drug reactions in the hospital. Department has qualified staff members as per MCI guidelines to teach 150 students. The innovative teaching equipments such as Over Head Projectors, LCD projectors, animal simulation experiments are used to teach undergraduate students. The students are also trained meticulously through the aid of lectures, tutorials, seminars and visual learning aids (charts, illustrations etc) in order to ensure learning on all levels. This is further reinforced by a departmental library that stocks all the relevant text and reference books for pharmacology, as well as practical training in well-equipped laboratories. All the teachers engaged in teaching pharmacology are well trained and teaching is given as per syllabus provided by affiliating university –MUHS Nashik.
- Use of innovative methods of teaching the subjects like power point preparation of lectures.
- Mixing of these innovative methods with the traditional ones like blackboard teaching.
- Demonstration of educational videos by projection on LCD screens.
- Use of animal simulation software for teaching experimental pharmacology.
- Use of integrated teaching sessions with other departments.
- Involvement of new subject areas in teaching such as pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoeconomics and so on.
- To teach pharmacology subject as per the curriculum designed and reviewed by MCI and MUHS guidelines.
- To train MBBS students regarding the knowledge of existing drugs for different clinical entities.
- To train the students to study and search such scientific data, using which they can be able to choose right drug treatment of maximum efficacy and safety from the various options available, to suit the patient.
- To train students for highest educational standards in Pharmacology subject.
- To make students aware regarding the important pharmacological principles like new drug discovery and clinical trials and their role in pharmaceutical industry.
- To encourage the students’ research attitude which could be of service to humanity?
- To encourage the faculty members’ research attitude which could be of service to humanity.
- To conduct adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring in coordination with the clinical departments for recording the ADRs.
- Pharmacovigilance Cell:
Pharmacovigilance cell have been instituted in SMBT which is run by pharmacovigilance committee under which different pharmacovigilance activities are being coordinated by department of Pharmacology. The major activities conducted are collection of ADRs from different clinical departments (OPDs & IPDs) and submission to the CDSCO.
- Clinical Pharmacy Laboratory:
This is one of the most important sections of any Pharmacology department dealing with pharmacy practical. The laboratory is well equipped with instruments and equipments like digital and non digital weighing balances, measuring equipments, pill tiles, mortars and pestles, spatulas etc. Students are taught the scientific methods of laboratory material weighing, different type of pharmacy preparations, their preparation methods and appropriate label preparation etc.
- Experimental Pharmacology Laboratory:
The department has very well equipped experimental pharmacology for different types of animal experimentations. The original purpose was to teach students the effect of various drugs on physiological functions of animals with the help of modern equipments such as kymographs, physiographs, animal weighing machine, single and multiple organ baths etc. But, due to unavailability of actual animals, the students are being taught with the help of animal simulating software and other audio-visual aids.
- Research laboratory:
The department has fully functional research laboratory for research purposes. It is well equipped instruments such as analgesiometer, electroconvulsiometer, digital actophotometer, rotarod assembly and Cook’s pole climbing apparatus etc. for research activities. These instruments are also shared by those kept in experimental laboratory and vice a versa.
- Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory:
Clinical pharmacology, being one of the most essential part of modern day pharmacology, always need the fully functional laboratory studded with all necessary equipments. Our laboratory, is equipped with patient examination tables, BP apparatus, electrocardiograph machines, etc. required for the clinical pharmacology studies.
Department has very well developed museum having specimens ayurvedic crude drugs, systemic drugs, photographs of medicinal plants, multiple charts depicting the general and systemic pharmacology and different pharmacological models. Catalogues are kept there for students. Museum is also having the separate section depicting “History of Medicine”.
- Departmental library:
Departmental Library cum seminar room is fully functional comprising of various books. These books are the perfect mixture of standard text and reference books. All books are having recent editions for easy and immediate reference for students making the subject easy. The LCD projector has been attached here for the presentations of seminars for the teaching faculty.
- Demonstration rooms:
There are two demonstration rooms in the department each of capacity of accommodating 75 students. Both the halls are fitted with the blackboard as well as modern audiovisual equipments like LCD projectors and screens.
- Animal House:
As per the CPCSEA guidelines the animal house is built in college premises. It includes various sections like quarantine room and separate rooms for small and large animals.
Department of Community Medicine (Preventive and Social Medicine)
PSM is the only clinical subject the training of which starts right from the first semester and continues till the end of Final MBBS part 1. In addition to this, two months of Internship is allotted for this dept. for training the medical interns.
The training in the discipline is comprehensive & holistic covering varied topics from history of medicine, concepts, epidemiology, health care systems, national health programs to research methodology, International health etc.
The dept. not only has well equipped museum, laboratory & library but also has well experienced faculties & staff for teaching/ service/research activities for students and for general population.
The training in the subject is not only restricted to classroom teaching but the students are exposed to the rural, tribal & urban community areas as well as institutions of public health importance through regular field visits.
Family health surveys, health education activities are regularly carried out in the field practice areas of the institute. As a part of outreach services dept also provides services through its urban & rural health training centers along with specialists from different clinical departments.
Dept. faculty members are also actively contributing to various activities as recommended by MUHS for all round development of the students, under student welfare program.
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicoloy
Forensic medicine is a branch of medicine which deals with application of medical knowledge in the administration of justice. Forensic medicine department is a subject of high relevance, linking law and medicine. The department plays a crucial role in bringing to light, the facts of crime. In addition to teaching Forensic Medicine, Ethics and Toxicology to the undergraduates of II MBBS in their III, IV and V semesters, the department helps in training Casualty Medical Officers in their Medicolegal work. The department also helps Government Medical Officers and private practitioners in Medico-legal cases free of cost. Students are skilled in this subject thoroughly with the help of didactic lectures, tutorials, seminars and visual learning aids (Photographs, charts, videos, etc). Their visit to observe postmortem is also arranged to postmortem center in order to ensure consummate learning on all levels.
The Department of Forensic Medicine has well equipped labs, two spacious demonstration rooms with LCD projector and a well-organized Museum. The mortuary is located about 100 meters away from the department, adjacent to hospital building. The morgue is sufficiently measured and is provided with three dissection tables. A cold chamber amenity for preserving 10 bodies at a time is jointly shared with Anatomy department.
The Aims of the department are as follows:
- To produce a Doctor who is well informed about medico-legal responsibilities during the practice of Medicine.
- The Students shall make them acquire knowledge of the law in relation to medical practice, medical negligence and in respect for codes of medical ethics and consumer protection act.
- To make the Medical Students capable of making observations and inferring conclusions by logical deductions to set enquiries on the right track in criminal matters and associated medico-legal problems.
- To create interest in the research in relation to various medico- legal problem.
Well established State of the art Museum categorically displayed with various independent Sections of Bones & Skeleton, Weapons, Poisons (Toxicology Specimens), Forensic Photographs, X-rays, Wet Specimens, Fetuses, Museum Catalogues having description of all specimens in museum, etc.
- Departmental Library cum seminar room:
Books & Journals available.
- Two Demonstration Halls:
With the facility of audio-visual aids.
- Research Laboratory:
Well maintained Laboratory.