Introduction:

Anatomy, generally described as the branch of science concerned with the study of bodily structures and their morphology, plays a pivotal role in medicine at both under and post-graduate levels.

About the department:

The Anatomy department at CPMC is headed by Prof. Dr. Tassaduq Hussain (MBBS, M.Phil.), a graduate of King Edward Medical University, accredited with having more than 35 years of teaching experience in both private and public medical institutes (under and post-graduate levels). Dr. T. Hussain has 10 books and 30 research papers to his credit along with a number of remarkable awards including the Bu-Ali Sina Award 1989 and the Junior Research Award 1997.

Objectives of the department:

  1. To upskill students with a vocabulary consisting of important anatomical terms.
  2. To teach anatomy in an open and communicative environment.
  3. To develop the ability to identify different bodily structures on the cadaver/specimen.
  4. To coach students to relate and apply anatomical knowledge to clinical scenarios.

Dissection Hall:

The Dissection Hall can be found on the 1st floor of the Basic Sciences (Block B) Building. The hall is open and capacious enough to easily accommodate 100 students at a time. It is equipped with mortuary refrigerators that can hold up to 9 cadavers. Also annexed with the hall is a demonstration room, an embalming room and a bone preparation room. Additionally, the hall has 10 mortuary tables and shelved specimens on display at all times.

Museum:

The museum is situated on the 2nd floor (Block B). It is adequately furnished and equipped with an enormous assortment of imported anatomical models accessible to students at all times. They range from small-scale histological, embryological, neuro and gross anatomical models, all sectioned and arranged on shelves, to life size models of the human torso and skeleton. The department has a bone bank of 40 cadaveric and imported bones with marked muscular and ligamentous attachments which can be individually issued to students for study purposes. Moreover, there is a wide array of X-ray and CT-scans (transverse, sagittal, AP etc.) displayed on luminescent screens, as well as mounted display charts. The museum has a seating arrangement for 50 students.

Histology Laboratory:

The Histology Lab is spacious enough to hold 50 students at a time and is equipped with more than 25 student microscopes, a teaching microscope and other aids including a CCTV microscope system. The lab has an attached demonstration room, a teaching-staff room and a fully equipped slide preparation room with tools such as a microtome, automatic tissue processor, hot plates, paraffin embedding station, tissue floating bath and oven etc.

Lecture Theatre:

The Anatomy Department’s lecture theatre (LT-4) can be found on the 2nd floor opposite to the Histology Laboratory. It is fully furnished, air-conditioned and equipped with necessary teaching equipment.

Demonstration Rooms:

The department has 3 demonstration rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors, each able to accommodate 30 students at a time for small batch demonstrations.
The department also works in collaboration with the Library which has books and audio-visual teaching aids for self-study of histology, embryology, neuro and gross anatomy.