Science is the systematic classification of experience-George Henry Lewes (1817-78).
Department of Microbiology of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad is a multidisciplinary unit consisting of Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Serology, Parasitology section etc. The laboratory facilities include state of the art FACSCalibur for Flow Cytometry System, BACT/ALERT, PCR and conventional microbiological tools for diagnostic services and research activities. The Department actively participates in the infection control programme of Civil Hospital Ahmedabad. Teaching is an integral part of the departmental academicactivity. The department imparts the knowledge to the undergraduate students about the infectious diseases in terms of their etiology, pathogenesis, and laboratory diagnosis in order to efficiently treat, prevent and control the disease. Post Graduate courses are conducted for award of M.D. and PhD degree in microbiology.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT’S MESSAGE:
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Man has evolved, so also the microbes. The diseases that were caused by infectious agents were firmly established in the 19th century and that founded the discipline of microbiology. Knowledge on microbiology changed the world and helped human progress in many means. The medical microbiology is a branch ofmedicine concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. In addition, this field of science studies of various microbes for the improvement of health. The communication between the microbiology laboratory and clinicians remains the most important aspect of patient care. For a medical undergraduate student, sound knowledge of the subject with an understanding of the principles and their application in clinical context is crucial. We try and help students learn important concepts of microbiology in patient care setting.
I wish you all to put your best efforts in learning microbiology and applying it synergistically to provide optimal care to patients.
FACILITIES IN THE DEPARTMENT
For -IPD services- Microbiology Department, 2nd Floor B.J. Medical College, Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
For OPD Services-Room number 68, OPD Building, Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
For –Inservice Patient Services-IPD - 9:00 A.M. To 5.00 P.M. Monday to Friday and Saturday 9:00 A.M. To 1.00 P.M.
Out Patient Department Services-OPD -9:00 A.M. To 5.00 P.M. Monday to Friday and Saturday 9:00 A.M. To 1.00 P.M.
After routine hours, Emergency Services are provided at Emergency Laboratory, in Trauma Centre, Ground Floor, Civil Hospital Campus.
Microbiology Department- List of Diagnostic Services Offered
Culture and sensitivity of various specimens, Gram stain, ZN stain , Albert Stain, Culture for OT surveillance
Dengue , Chikungunya & Leptospira IgM antibody estimation, H1N1 antigen Detection By rRTPCR ,
HBsAg Detection, Anti HBc IgM Antibody, HBe antigen Detection, S.WIDAL, R.P.R ,ASO, CRP RA Test , HAV,HCV ,HEV IgM antibody Detection, TORCH( Toxoplasma, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus & Herpes Simplex virus) & CD4 Cell Count for HIV positive patients.
Stool Examination for Parasites & Stain
Fungal Culture, Cryptococcal antigen detection.
OPD Microbiology Laboratory
Peripheral Smear for Detection of Malarial Parasite, HIV antibody Testing, HBsAg Detection, S.WIDAL, R.P.R ,ASO, CRP & RA Test
Polio Virus Isolation- Culture and ITD ,Measles & Rubella IgM antibody estimation
HIV testing laboratory
HIV antibody testing, State Reference Center for HIV –II infection, EQAS Center - For ICTCs & Blood Banks
HIV antibody testing, HBsAg Detection, Peripheral Smear for Detection of Malarial Parasite, Culture and sensitivity of various specimens, Gram stain, ZN stain , Albert Stain, Parasitological Examination, Culture for OT surveillance, Stool For Microscopy- Vibrio Cholerae
Excellent undergraduate, postgraduate and paramedical teaching by audio-visual aids, departmental library, and very good museum with catalogues, models, charts.
*First in Gujarat to establish the facilities for molecular testing of H1N1 flu during H1N1 flu pandemic.
State Reference Laboratory for
Ø National Polio Surveillance Project Under Global Polio Eradication Project-Intensified Phase
Ø National AIDS Control Programme- -ICTC, ART Center, Sentinel Surveillance
Ø National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme
Achievements of Department -
A course of lectures, demonstrations and practical in microbiology taught over period of three semesters (18 months).
Teaching Learning Methods:
Learning Resource Materials :
Ø Text books recommended
Theory and Practical and Tutorials
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technicians-DMLT, Second year Bachelor of Science BSC-Nursing curriculum, Physiotherapy, Microbiology, curriculum
Theory and Practical
Scheme of Internal Examination Marks:
1st internal examination 4 2
2nd internal examination 4 2
Preliminary test 8 4
Day to day evaluation 4 2
Total 20 10
External-University examination scheme:
Paper 1: General Microbiology, Systemic Bacteriology& Immunology
Paper 2: Parasitology, Mycology & Virology
Duration: 2 hours
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
Paper 1 40 marks
Paper 2 80 marks
Internal assessment 10 marks
Total 100 marks
Practical Marks Distribution:
Oral viva 20 marks
Exercise 20 marks
(Staining and Stool Examination)
Total 50 marks
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