The Department of Endocrinology was founded in 1978. It is involved in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses of the hospital. The patient oriented services are in the areas of diabetes management, thyroid related problems, and Puberty and Growth. The Laboratory has facilities for hormone assay tests.
The department has a collection of books and journals. The latest editions of books are in the reference section. Books in the staff and students’ sections are available for home issue.
Since body-imaging techniques have become increasingly important in diagnosis and treatment, students are introduced to Radiological Anatomy during the course. The X-ray library has collection of important radiographs arranged in boxes which are used for teaching.
A careful study of the bones of a particular part lays down a useful outline for the further study of the region. Osteology is perhaps best learnt by reading the details from the book with the specimens of the dried bone. With this in mind, dried bones are issued from the Bone Library to
students for study in the department as well as at home.
Majority of the lectures in Anatomy are conducted by making use of computer and digital projector, both of which are exclusive for the lecture hall. Beautiful pictures are projected from CDs using this advanced technology by keeping in mind the old saying, “Things once seen by the eyes, are never forgotten”. This visual treat gives a better perspective of the subject and an
in-depth knowledge of the subject which in itself is imaginative.
This laboratory, named after Antonj van Leeuwenhoek, is located in the west wing. It has tables with illumination facility and compound light microscopes for the study of microanatomy of tissues. The upgraded wing of this laboratory has trinocular research microscope with image analyser. This microscope also has facilities for Phase-Contrast and Polarised microscopy, Dark field and Fluorescence imaging which will help in quantitative image analysis of various tissues. The audiovisual facility along with the trinocular research microscope in this laboratory is used to give introduction to each microanatomy practical class.