The branch of biology that deals with the study of structures of human beings is referred to as Anatomy. Dissection of cadavers forms the corner stone in learning Anatomy. The curriculum ranges from Grass Anatomy, Osteology (Study of Bones), Histology (study of tissues) to embryology and applied Anatomy. The department of Anatomy is situated in the preclinical block of medical college campus.
The department of Anatomy at Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital stands out in its uniqueness. The section is marked with a huge dissection hall that has good ventilation &. attached to the dissection hall is the embalming room with storage tanks for preservation of the cadavers. The cleanliness is always maintained and is under observation by our trained attenders. The students are given a combination of lectures, visual presentations and dissections to ensure that they understand every aspect of the body from head to toe thoroughly.
The department also comprises of:
1. The Histology Practical Lab which is spacious and well equipped with USB 2 digital camera. Students are individually provided with microscopes for the study of slides. Adjacent to it is the research lab where all necessary equipments are available for research purpose.
2. Further there are lecture halls, departmental library, & well furnished staff rooms. And the dissection hall comprising of bone and meat cutting machines, embalming room, storage tanks and cooling cabinets for dead bodies and dissection tables.
3. The museum is one of the highlights to the department where specimens both dry and wet are neatly arranged.
4. The Department Library consists of adequate books for the study references of the students. Add to this, two demonstration rooms are provided for Osteology classes in smaller batches of students and also to conduct tutorials and seminars.
The Anatomy research lab for PG s located in the 3 rd floor of the building is equipped with latest instruments.