Departments: is headed by Prof. Dr. Tassaduq Hussain

Departments:

Anatomy

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·        
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.

 

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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.

 

Faculty:

 

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Physiology

·        
Introduction:

 

Human Physiology,
thought to be the bedrock of medicine, is defined as the branch of science
which deals with the normal function of the human body and its parts at
different levels.

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About the department:

 

The
Physiology Department at CPMC is headed by Dr. Humera Ehsan Wyne, a remarkable
professor and a prominent name among the physiologist community; in partnership
with Associate professor Dr. Akmal Hasan, a highly competent and apt teacher.
Dr. Akmal Hasan also heads the CPMC Arts and Literary Society, being an
exceptional artist and writer himself.

 

The Physiology
Department comprises of qualified professionals with experience in their fields
as subject specialist, supported by the equally competent para-medical staff.
Located on the ground floor, the department has a spacious well-furnished and
well-equipped air conditioned laboratory. It has a working space sufficient for
50 students at a time; facilities for experimental Physiology, regarding hematology,
cardiovascular system, respiration, special senses, nerve and muscle etc. can
be found. In short it is a center of excellence for teaching, training and
providing opportunities for research both at under-graduate and post-graduate
levels.

 

Faculty:

 

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Biochemistry

·        
Introduction:

 

Biochemistry, defined as the branch of
science concerned with chemical and physio-chemical processes and substances
which occur within living organisms, forms the backbone of modern medicine.

 

·        
About the department:

 

The Biochemistry department is headed
by Assistant Dean Dr. Syed Imran Ali Shah

(MBBS, PLAB, M. Phil, DIC, Ph.D.), a
graduate of King Edward Medical University; Dr. S.I.A Shah obtained his Ph.D.
degree from the prestigious Imperial College of London, and holds several local
and international certifications. He is credited with having over 10 years of
medical teaching experience, and a multitude of international honors for his
accomplishments, including participation in The Nobel Laureates Meeting
(Germany), Research fellowship (Japan), Commonwealth scholarship (UK) and Royal
reception by Queen Elizabeth. He has authored and published over 40 research papers
in renowned journals, and has presented at leading conferences in the US and
Europe. Additionally, he is a member of the college research committee and
presides over the college Cricket and Music Clubs.

 

The Biochemistry department is fully
equipped with teaching aids and laboratory facilities, and follows an efficient
teaching methodology which includes formal lectures, small group sessions and
practical classes. Student participation is encouraged to make the sessions
interactive and productive. Furthermore, hands-on training in diagnostic
biochemistry is provided to the students, and an extensive test schedule is
prepared to assess concept development. 

 

Faculty:

 

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Pathology:

·        
Introduction:

 

The science of the causes and effects
of diseases, particularly which deals with the laboratory examination of
samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes is known as Pathology.

 

·        
About the department:

 

The Pathology department is headed by the
Dean, Dr. A.S Chughtai, a noteworthy and eminent pathologist who is famed for
his remarkable achievements in the medical community. Dr. Chughtai graduated
from King Edward Medical University in the year 1974 after which he spent 20
years teaching under and post graduate students, where he developed a
prodigious reputation for his excellent teaching abilities. Prof. Chughtai has
authored numerous research papers and is a member of the International Academy
of Cytology.

The Pathology department can be found on the 3rd floor of block
B of the Basic Sciences building. There are well-established laboratories at
the BIT Hospital and WAPDA Teaching Hospital Complex which are supervised by
the faculty of CPMC. These laboratories provide services 24/7.

Faculty:  

 

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Forensic
Medicine:

·        
Introduction:

The application
of medical knowledge to the investigation of crime, particularly the conduction
of postmortem and medico-legal examinations and techniques for the detection of
poisons and trace evidence materials etc. is described as Forensic Medicine.  

 

 

 

·        
About the department:

 

The Forensics
department is headed by Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Mughal (MBBS, DTCD, DMJ & M.
Phil). Having almost over 30 years of teaching experience in Forensic Medicine
at undergraduate & postgraduate levels, Prof. Mughal is celebrated as a renowned
and talented educator. He has served previously at NMC, King Edward Medical
University, PGMI and SIMS, and has 35 research papers to his credit.

 

The department
has a well-organized museum containing a variety of teaching materials, such as
pictures & models depicting various forms of violence, weapons of assault,
autopsy instruments, poisons etc. Additionally, the department has a
toxicology/serology lab.

 

 

Faculty:

 

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Community Medicine:

·        
Introduction:

 

Community
Medicine is described as the branch of medicine dealing with health care issues
affecting communities as a whole.

 

·        
About the department:

 

The Community Medicine department at
CPMC is run by Prof. Shaheena Manzoor (MBBS, DPH, MCPS, FCPS, PgD in
Women Studies) a seasoned teacher, having served as Dean at The Public
Institute of Health and Principal & executive officer at FJMC/ Sir Ganga
Ram Hospital. Prof. S. Manzoor graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College in
1974, and has many years of experience in her field.  She has represented Pakistan on a multitude of
forums and has numerous research papers and books to her credit.

 

Objectives of
the department include teaching and training students to be aware
of the physical, social, economic, psychological and environmental health determinants of health and disease, as well as the
integration of such a conventional system in both government and non-government
sectors. 

 

Faculty:

 

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Behavioral Sciences:

·       
Introduction:

 

Behavioral sciences deal with the study of
human behavior using principles of psychology, sociology and anthropology. Individually:
Psychology is a study of the human mind, i.e. thought, emotions,
communications, and behavior. Sociology is the study of the development and
functioning of human society. Anthropology is the study of racial and cultural
aspects.

Behavioral science is a relatively new
subject in Medicine. It was introduced in order to train doctors to empathize
with their patients and to adopt a humane approach while treating them.

It emphasizes the need to view the
biological, psychological and social aspects of an illness.

 

·        
About the department:

 

Prof. Anjum Bashir is the head of department
of Psychiatry & Behavioral sciences.

Mrs. Nighat Iqbal, a psychologist presides
over the students’ counseling service. The students are encouraged to seek help
for their psychological problems, so that they can cope with the pressure and
strain of examinations, as well as personal issues. Common issues include
depression and anxiety, owing to the prevalence of stress in the medical profession.
 

The psychiatry clinic has done research on
the use of communication skills and techniques for psychiatric and
psychological patients, as an aid to traditional counseling and medication. It
plans to do further research in this area.

 

Faculty:

 

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Pharmacology:

·        
Introduction:

 

The branch of medicine concerned with the
uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs is defined as Pharmacology.

 

·        
About the department:

 

The Pharmacology department is headed by
Prof. Shafia Waheed.
The Department is located on the 3rd floor of the Basic Sciences building. It has
an experimental lab, a pharmacological lab, and a research lab. Additionally,
the department is annexed with a museum; specimens of various herbal and patent
drugs are displayed here. The museum also has a wide range of charts, related
to the mechanism of action of different pharmaceutical drugs, on display.

A sufficient number of well-trained and
experienced faculty members with good academic credentials have been employed
by the department.

The department currently plays a vital role
in the maintenance of the CPTH and BIT pharmacies.
Knowledge of medication, regarding various routes of administration, mechanisms
of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse drug reactions etc. is imparted to
students of 3rd year MBBS.

 

Faculty:

 

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Medicine:

·        
Introduction:

 

Medicine is the science or practice of the
diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

 

·        
About the
department:

The Department of Medicine at CPTH provides both its students
and Post-Graduate trainees an excellent and highly structured teaching and
training program. There is a wide diversity of patients seen in the out-patient
department, rendering a wide range of material for the under and post graduate
students to learn from.

In the daily ‘morning conference’ active
discussion is made on admitted patients and case files are presented. The
departments of radiology and dermatology take part in these conferences every week.
This session includes discussion on various patients’ issues, aspects of life,
motivational videos of famous writers and philosophers etc. There is a
departmental meeting every Wednesday, and suggestions are taken to further improve
work conditions

The recently developed endoscopic suite
provides state of the art facilities to patients and helps in the diagnosis and
evaluation of gastro intestinal diseases. The professors get hands on training and
experience regarding modern and novel  gastro
intestinal procedures.

 

Faculty:

 

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Surgery:

·        
Introduction:

The treatment of injuries or disorders of the
body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments is described as Surgery.