N.C. Medical College & Hospital

Panipat-Rohtak Road, Israna, Panipat Haryana-132107

Goal
The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate student in Pathology is to provide the students with a comprehensive knowledge of the mechanisms and causes of disease, in order to enable him/her to achieve complete understanding of the natural history and clinical manifestations of disease.
Objectives
Knowledge
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the structure and ultrastructure of a sick cell, mechanisms of cell degeneration, cell death and repair and be able to correlate structural and functional alterations.
  2. Explain the pathophysiological processes which govern the maintenance of homeostasis, mechanisms of their disturbance and the morphological and clinical manifestations associated with it.
  3. Describe the mechanisms and patterns to tissue response to injury such that she/he can appreciate the pathophysiology of disease processes and their clinical manifestations.
  4. Correlate normal and altered morphology (gross and microscopic) of different organ systems in common diseases to the extent needed for understanding of disease processes and their clinical significance.

Skills
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the rationale and principles of technical procedures of the diagnostic laboratory tests and interpretation of the results;
  2. Perform the simple bed-side tests on blood, urine and other biological fluid samples;
  3. Draw a rational scheme of investigations aimed at diagnosing and managing the cases of common disorders;
  4. Understand biochemical/physiological disturbances that occur as a result of disease in collaboration with pre clinical departments.

Integration
At the end of training he/she should be able to integrate the causes of disease and relationship of different etiological factors (social, economic and environmental) that contribute to the natural history of diseases most prevalent in India.
(A) Lecture theatre: Common Lecture Theatre shared with other Departments
(B) Demonstration room: There shall be two demonstration rooms (60 Sq. mt.) fitted with Over Head Projector, Slide projector, Television Video and other audiovisual aids, to accommodate at least 75-100 students.
(C) Practical Laboratories for Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology/ Cytopathology (200 Sq.mt. area) and for Clinical Pathology/Haematology (200 sq.mt. area) with preparation room (14 sq.mt. area) with benches, fitted with shelves cupboards, sinks, water taps, light for microscopy and burners for 90 students to carry out exercises.
(D) Separate service laboratory each (30 Sq.mt.) for histopatholgy, cytopathology, Haematology and other specialised work in the hospital suitably equipped. In addition there shall be a balance room (14 Sq. mt.), store room (14 sq.mt.) and special room for high speed centrifuge (14 sq.mt.) and a wash room (14 sq.mt.) with continuous water supply.
(E) Museum: a museum (90 Sq.mt.) for specimens, charts, models with a sitting capacity of 40 students. All the specimens’ labelled and 15 copies of catalogues for student are available. In addition, there shall be an ante room.
(F) Autopsy Block: Autopsy room (approx. 400 sq.mt. area) with facilities for cold storage, for cadavers, ante-rooms, washing facilities, with an accommodation capacity of 30-40 students, waiting hall and office. Location: mortuary and autopsy block adjacent to the hospital in a separate structure and may be shared with the department of Forensic Medicine.
(G) Departmental library-cum-seminar room:
There shall be a Departmental library-cum-seminar room (30 sq.m. area) with at least 80-100 books. However, not more than two copies of anyone book shall be counted towards computation of the total number of books.
(H) Research: There shall be one research laboratory (50 Sq.m. area) for research purposes.
(I) Accommodation shall be provided for the staff as under, namely:

  1. Professor & Head of the Department- (18 Sq.m.area);
  2. Associate Professor/Reader-four rooms (15 Sq.m.area each);
  3. Asstt. Professor/Lecturers (five)-Three rooms (14 Sq.m.area each);
  4. Tutor/Demonstrators-Three room (15 Sq.m.area each)
  5. Department office cum Clerical room - one (12 Sq.m.area); and
  6. Working accommodation for non-teaching staff (12 sq.m. area)