::Departments : Non-Clinical : Anatomy
                                       DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY

                  Anatomy, the study of the structure of the human body, is one of the most important courses in the education of physicians, dentists, and other health professionals such as nurses and physical therapists. In most of these fields, the study of anatomy comes first in the curriculum and serves as the foundation for other courses. Studies in human anatomy began at Govt Thiruvarur Medical when the College was established in 2010. It is well-resourced for undergraduate as well as for staff research. Further, as a service to the public, we undertake embalming is done for bodies to be transported to distant places and for bodies in waiting for the arrival of near and dear ones. For teaching, there are multidisciplinary laboratories, an excellent human anatomy museum, a dissection laboratory, as well as an embalming suite and cadaver-storage facilities.


                  The department has a state of the art dissection hall, which is well ventilated with exhaust fans and all the essential teaching aids. There are 20 dissection tables. It has a capacity for accommodating 100 students. The room is available with washbasins and lockers.

Body donation

                         As a result of the basic and expanding needs in medical education and research, the need for body donations remains critical. Fortunately, many individuals have recognized and understood these needs and the formalities for donation have been simplified by the government in recent years for easy donation of bodies. Hence we get around12 registrations for body donation per year and also receive donated bodies periodically. The total number of bodies registered so far is120.

                       The histology laboratory is fully fledged with all the basic facilities for slide preparation and also equipped with enough light microscopes, dissection microscopes, research microscope and a new digital camera with microscope for photographing the slides and LCD monitor with computer for research and teaching purpose. It has about 100 laminated histology charts  for the  students to get a clear understanding of microanatomy.


                     The department houses a museum displaying around 150 instructive and explicit gross anatomy and embryology specimens preserved and mounted with dexterity and 30 models which have been catalogued according to regions. These silent teachers (preserved human specimens) are always there, enabling students to enrich their knowledge in Anatomy. Museum is well provided with adequate seating accommodation and there is two attached rooms for the preparation of specimens.



                       An in-house library with a capacity for accommodating 25 students is equipped with all the latest anatomy books numbering around 150 for immediate reference for the students.


                      Symposiums are conducted periodically after completion of  each region. The MBBS students regularly participate in quiz contests held in the college as well as intercollegiate quiz contests. Horizontal and Vertical teaching is done regularly by coordinating with other departments.

                     Integrated CME of Anatomy and Surgery departments was conducted in 2008.The department is also an active collaborator and organiser for various cadaveric workshops for post graduate training and skills training in surgical and allied disciplines.


Dr.P.S.Chitra- research article-7 case report-5
Dr .A. Senthamizhchelvan article -2
DR.K.Pushpa article 1. Case report-2
Departmental-On-going research
1.variations in the fissures, lobes on the both lungs  cadaveric study
2.Variations in the origin of renal artery
3.Branching pattern of both coronary arteries
4.Study of  vaiations in the nerve supply of coraco brachialis muscle
Prizes  in quiz competition

                   Our I MBBS students won the Second prize for their Poster Presentation on Anatomy, conducted in 2019 at K.A.P.V.Govt Medical College, Trichy. We have conducted exhibitions  for  school students demonstrating various systems and functions of the human body. Also we have  conducted classes for higher secondary school teachers  around  Thiruvarur and Kumbakonam.

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