Name of Department: Pathology 

B.J. Medical College,

Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad.

Head of Department: Dr.Hansa M Goswami

Details of Staff Members (Name & Designation)

Teaching Staff Information

A)     Professor & Head

  • Dr.Hansa M Goswami

B)     Professor (04)

  • Dr. Haren V Oza
  • Dr Smita Shah
  • Dr Nandita Mehta
  • Dr Mahesh Patel

C)      Associate Professor (05)                                              

  • Dr. Ina Shah
  • Dr. S.V. Dhotre
  • Dr. Hemina Desai
  • Dr. Ami Shah (Ophthalmic inst.)
  • Dr. Monika Kohli

D)      Assistant Professor (08)

  • Dr  Hetal Jani
  • Dr. Urvi Shah
  • Dr. Shakeera Bazi
  • Dr. Meena Patel
  • Dr. Purvi patel
  • Dr Ami Shah
  • Dr Vaishali Anand
  • Dr Hitendra Barot

E)      Tutor (13)

  • Dr. Prabha Rathore
  • Dr. Bharat Pateliya
  • Dr. Bhavesh Faldu
  • Dr. Shivani Dixit
  • Dr. Pooja Dave
  • Dr. Amit Satasia
  • Dr Kajal Parikh
  • Dr. Mittal Gandhi
  • Dr. Binal Vaghani
  • Dr. Priyanka Gohel
  • Dr. Neelam Mehta
  • Dr. Grishma Jobanputra
  • Dr Taruna Hadiya

 

**(The above listed faculty members are working in the Pathology department, BJMC as on 05/02/2017.The list is subject to variation.)

Non-Teaching Staff Information

  1. Lab. Technicians- 19
  2. Lab. Assistant- 21
  3. Clerk- 01

Message from Head of Department

Pathology is fundamentally clinical knowledge service for modern medical practice and health care. 

Diagnosis based on pathological tests is essential for prevention, early detection, clinical procedure and treatment for health challenges.

Pathology is the backbone for medicine, surgery, paediatrics and gynaecology for understanding clinical subjects. Practitioners should be well versed with the basic pathology of diseases to conclude and treat various diseases.

Our civil hospital is one of the largest and oldest tertiary care centre and teaching institute spread in 110 acres land with OPD of 10 lack patients per year and more than 1 lack indoor admissions per year.

It was in 2008 that we started to get accreditation of our laboratory from NABL. I am proud that In 2010 Our Laboratory services under one roof as per ISO-15189-2012 got the certificate of accreditation for Quality, Speedy and accurate reports for Clinicians to conclude and render fast, best and effective treatment to our patients.

Recognition

  • First in Gujarat to start FNAC services for early cancer detection since 1988
  • Accredited by NABL as per ISO 15189, since 2010 and first pathology department in Government Public Health care facility having accreditation for over 107 Tests and no of tests (Scope) increasing with each Re-Assessment.
  • Awarded for SKOCH order of Merit in December 2015, for Laboratory Information System.

Special Features

  • Single window collection and dispatch system for the tests performed and reports for OPD/IPD patients.
  • State of the Art diagnostic and Research Laboratory with all sophisticated and advanced equipment for diagnostic excellence in-patient care. 
  • Highly customised and Integrated Laboratory information system with all advanced features-a way towards paperless green laboratory.
  • Paperless Quality Management System achieved since 2016

Goal

To provide the students comprehensive knowledge of the mechanisms and cause of disease in order to enable them in achieving in-depth understanding of the natural history and clinical manifestations, evidences and end result of disease in term of repair or cure, complications and consequences.

Vision

To be the centre of excellence providing best medical education facility and best patient health care facility together with emphasis on preventive aspects of disease

Mission

To create an environment where all three-core missions of academic medicine- teaching, research and clinical excellence interact to deliver highest level of patient care and medical innovation through accessible, cost effective, high quality comprehensive and preventive health, by highly competent and compassionate professionals to ensure equal opportunities and access for all people, particularly those who are most needy, poor and vulnerable resulting in best patient / user satisfaction.

Significance

  • Pathology services lie at the heart of health care services provided to patients and the community.  They underpin the quality and cost effectiveness of health care.
  • Pathology is a clinical knowledge service that is fundamental to modern medical practice and health care.
  • Pathology is used in the diagnosis, treatment and management of an increasing range of clinical conditions.
  • Pathology investigations are an integral part of the clinical consultation and procedural process with overseas studies indicating that 70-80 per cent of all health care decisions affecting diagnosis or treatment involve a pathology investigation1.
  • Pathology is essential to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of many of the leading causes of disease burden in Australia – e.g. cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Achievements.

  • The Department started F.N.A.C. services for early cancer detection before 25 years i.e. first in Gujarat. 
  • The Department has high-tech laboratory with latest equipment. 
  • The Pathology Department,accredited by NABL, ISO 15189 since 2010, is  the first Pathology Department amongst all government run health service delivery set up in Gujarat having accreditation for over highest 76 scope for pathology tests.
  • The Department has Single Window Collection and Dispatch System for the tests performed and reports for OPD/ IPD patients. 
  • The Department has Laboratory Information System (LIS) - the best software for daily reporting, quality management, inventory and maintenance of laboratories, since 5 years. The LIS is connected to all laboratory services (i.e. Pathology, Microbiology and Biochemistry). The LIS also provides tremendous opportunities for academic and research actions. In future, the HIMS will be linked with LIS so doctors can access patients' reports instantly. 

Department Profile

Diagnostic Services

Clinical Lab ( Haematology)

Central Clinical Laboratory

OPD Laboratory

Hematological tests – Hemogram, PS study, Malaria, Bone Marrow aspiration and biopsy, Hemolytic anaemia profile

Clinical Pathology tests – Urine, Stool and Body fluid including CSF

Coagulation test– PT, APTT, Factor study, D. Dimer, FDP, LA, Fibrinogen

Histopathology Lab

Excisional Biopsy, Surgical biopsy, Frozen section study, IHC, Special stains

Cytopathology

FNAC, Body fluid cytology including CSF, Gynec Cytology

Autopsy lab

Legal and Medical Autopsy examination

 

Academic Facilities

  • Practical Class 1 (Haematology & Clinical Pathology Practical)
  • Practical Class 2 (Histopathology Practical)
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Seminar Room      
  • Demonstration Room (3)
  • Museum
 

Number

Capacity

 

Facilities

 

Lecture theatre

01

181 seats

Gallery type, Blackboard, OHP, Computer, Projector, Audio/Video system

Demonstration Room

04

 60-70 seats

Strip chair, Whiteboard, OHP, Computer, Projector, A/V system

Museum

1

80-100

1081 specimens, 43 catalogues, 80 charts, 52 models

Seminar Room/ Library

1

 25-30 seats

141 Books, 11 Journals

Practical lab (Student)

2

75

Microscopes, Microscopic slides, Charts, Models, Black board

Research lab

1

 

Binocular Research Microscope with immune-fluorescence

 

Academic Activities

Academic Courses

Sr. No.

Courses

No. of Students (Average)

1

PhD

06

2

PG

47

3

UG

508

4

DMLT

50

5

BPT

150

6

BSc. Nursing

75

7

Orthotics

09

Undergraduate Students Teaching

 

II/I

II/II

II/III

Per week

Major/ Minor

Major/ Minor

Major/ Minor

Lectures

6/3

4/2

4/2

Practical

4/1

4/1

4/1

Tutorials

2/1

2/1

2/1

 

Subject Curriculum

SYLLABUS

A course of lectures, demonstrations and practical in general pathology and special pathology and morbid anatomy taught over period of three semesters (18 months).

Theory Topics to learn during three semester (18 months)

First Semester

  • Cell Injury & Amyloidosis (9 Lectures)
  • Inflammation & Repair (8 Lectures)
  • Immunopathology (5 Lectures)
  • Infectious Diseases (7 Lectures)
  • Circulatory Disturbance (7 Lectures)
  • Clinical Pathology (12 Lectures)

Second Semester

  • Neoplasia (8 Lectures)
  • Respiratory System (8 Lectures)
  • Cardiovascular System (7 Lectures)
  • Gastro-intestinal system (8 Lectures)

Third Semester

  • Hepatobiliary system (9 Lectures)
  • Kidney (Renal & Urinary Tract Pathology) (9 Lectures)
  • Endocrine Systems (4 Lectures)
  • Osteopathology (4 Lectures)

PATHOGOLGY PRACTICAL’S OF 2ND MBBS

CLINICAL PATHOLOGY PRACTICALS

  • The microscope: construction, use and care
  • Collection material: blood
  • Hemoglobin estimation, erythrocyte count & ESR
  • Total & Differential Leucocytes count
  • Hemorrhagic Disorders
  • Blood bank Techniques
  • Urine analysis
  • CSF analysis

HISTO PATHOLOGY PRACTICALS

  • Microscopic study of cells & tissues
  • Method of staining
  • Recognition of cells in tissue sections
  • Degeneration
  • Degeneration
  • Acute inflammation
  • Acute inflammation
  • Acute inflammation of the serous membranes & hollow viscera
  • Chronic inflammation Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculous inflammation
  • Treponema pallidum and syphilitic inflammation
  • Common granulomatous infections
  • Disturbance of pigment metabolism
  • Disturbance of circulation: thrombosis, embolism and infarction
  • Disturbance of circulation: hyperemia & edema
  • Genetics
  • Neoplasm: common neoplasm of epithelium and connective tissue
  • Carcinoma: squamous cell ca, basal cell ca, glandular ca
  • Neoplasm: Sarcomas and teratomas
  • Neoplasm: Angiomas, Neavi and Melanomas
  • Neoplasm: common primary tumors of nervous system
  • Neoplasm: common tumors of cartilage and bone
  • Neoplasm: Tumors of the breast
  • Neoplasm: tumors of lymphoid tissue
  • Alimentary system: common lesions
  • Lesion of liver
  • Respiratory System: some common lesion of the lung
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Kidney Glomerulonephritis &Nephrosclerosis
  • Tumors of kidney, Prostate and testis
  • Disease of uterus and ovaries
  • Disease of thyroid

3rd TERM

AUTOPSY

  • Bronchogenic carcinoma
  • Subacute infectious endocarditis
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia
  • Portal cirrhosis
  • Enteric Fever
  • Black water fever with falci. Malaria
  • Acute hepatitis B
  • Myocardia infarction
  • Septic meningitis
  • peptic ulcer
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • AIDS
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Fibrocaseous TB

TEACHING LEARNING METHODS: 

  • Structured interactive sessions 
  • Small group discussion 
  • Practical including demonstrations 
  • Problem based exercises 
  • Autopsy case studies 
  • Self-learning tools 
  • Interactive learning 
  • E-modules 

LEARNING RESOURCE MATERIALS

  • Text books recommended
  1. Pathological basis of Disease by Robbins
  2. Textbook of Pathology by Harsh Mohan, 
  3. Colour Atlas of Histopathology by R C Curran
  4. General Pathology by Y M Bhende
  5. Clinical Pathology by RamnikSud or Godkar
  • Reference books
  • Practical journals/notebooks

EXAMINATION

There should be regular formative assessment. Formative assessment, day to day performance should be given greater importance and forms the basis of internal assessment. 

SCHEME OF INTERNAL EXAMINATION MARKS:
 

 

Theory

Practical

1st internal examination

4

2

2nd internal examination

4

2

Preliminary test               

8

4

Day to day evaluation

4

2

Total     

20

10

 
EXAMINATION SCHEME:

  Theory:

 
 Paper 1       40 marks     2 hours duration
 Paper 2       40 marks      2 hours duration
 
Practical:
 
Oral viva                                            15 marks
Exercise                                            15 marks
(Clinical pathology and histopathology)
Table viva                                           10 marks
 
Theory Paper Distribution:
 
Paper 1: General Pathology
                Hematology
Paper 2: Systemic Pathology
               Clinical Pathology (body fluids, functions tests etc.)
 
Structure of Question Paper:
 

 

Paper 1 & 2

Marks

Q.1 Write notes on

Any 2 out of 3

2 x 5 = 10 marks

Q.2 Write short notes on

Any 3 out of 4

3 x 4 = 12 marks

Q.3 Write short notes on

Any 3 out of 4

3 x 4 = 12 marks

Q.4 Write brief answers

Any 6 out of 8

1 x 6 =   6 marks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post Graduate Students &Para clinical Teaching
 

Type of teaching activity

Theory Lecture

 Theory Seminar

Slide Seminar

Sectional teaching

Theory Lecture

Journal Club

PG Teaching (Medical)

01/ Week

01/ Week

02/ Week

1hr/ Day

01/ Week

01/ Week

Para medical teaching

DMLT

01/week

 

 

 

 

 

BPT

01/week

         

BSc. Nursing

01/week

         

Orthotics

02/week