INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL DEPARTMENTS

Department of Anatomy

Anatomy forms a basis for the medical career. Our faculty is clinically anatomists, global in their perspectives, and offers a platform where anatomy is taught with an emphasis on clinical application in each course. Although dissection remains the main modality of study, the department has embraced IT and computers in the instruction to undergraduate students.

At LCMD, we teach the subject of anatomy to MBBS and BDS students in-depth. They learn through models, bones & specimens. Students are given exposure to microscopic slides and are given a sound training in developmental anatomy and neuroanatomy.

It enables them to pass their professional examinations with great progress to become knowledgeable doctors.

Department of Biochemistry

Biochemistry is an important and rapidly growing field that encompasses the biochemical working of the cell, genetics, molecular biology, nutrition, clinical biochemistry, etiology, prevention, and management of diseases.

We teach Biochemistry to MBBS 1st and 2nd-year professional students and BDS 1st year professional students. At the successful conclusion of the session, students have the basic concept of the role of biochemistry in the following two important aspects of diseases i.e.diagnosis and treatment along with medical research.

Department of General Pathology

A well-established Pathology department is the backbone of any medical college and hospital.

Our department has a well organized gross pathology museum comprising over 200 gross specimens and 300 histopathology slides and a pool of transparencies of almost all important human lesions. We maintain a departmental library that has all the necessary books for teaching and reference purposes. The senior faculty conducts about 14 lectures per week. We conduct practicals in groups by our lecturers.

We also arrange interactive sessions (tutorials) and weekly presentations by students. There is a well-established laboratory on the ground floor supervised by qualified and skilled staff andprovides services round the clock.

Department of Pharmacology

We entrust the department of Pharmacology with the broad task of introducing the students to the world of clinical pharmacology and teaching the basic concept of the clinical evaluation and diagnosis before prescribing the drugs.

The department/faculty is involved in teaching the following years:

3rd year MBBS
2nd year BDS

We divide all the above years into groups for practical, tutorials for better interaction and understanding.

We train our faculty to conduct Power Lab Practical and OSPE exams.

Since 2015, we have implemented a Modular System for MBBS students. Term Examinations are conducted by LCMD which include OSPE and BCQs/EMQs. We also arrange interactivesessions (tutorials) and weekly presentations by students.

Department of Physiology

The department endeavors to help students understand the various mechanisms and fundamentals to the understanding of normal and abnormal behavior of the human body during health and disease. It involves the departmental staff in teaching 1st and 2nd-year MBBS students and 1st year BDS students.

The department has four senior teachers with a combined experience of over forty-five years, it also has four junior faculty members.

Our pedagogy is a well-balanced schedule of lectures, tutorials, case studies, simulations, assignments, and skill sessions which enable the students to realize their potential to become successful physicians of the future. The academic staff of the department is always available forconsultation and discussion outside the formal teaching sessions.

Department of Community Medicine

LCMD has made a major commitment to community-oriented medical education.

We give due emphasis on the epidemiology, Biostatics, Demography, Communicable and Non- Communicable diseases, reproductive Health Disaster management, Nutrition, primary health care, and health care delivery systems and models.

The overall aim is to develop and set up approaches for medical students to get community-oriented medical training, research motivation, and solve community health and relatedproblems.

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

The education program comprises lectures and tutorials and field visits. We emphasize the practical aspects of Forensic Medicine. Covering the theoretical and practical aspects, the department attempts to establish a sound base for toxicology. The department houses several models, specimens, radiographs and photographs, and other teaching material for well-guided self-learning.

Monthly field visits are also undertaken to major government hospitals for a comprehensive understanding of autopsy techniques and protocols for various ML cases. We also take studentsfor exhumations when the opportunity arises. We hope to see you studying well and prospering.

Department of ENT

The ENT department is fully equipped with all the latest equipment & performs all routine and modern surgeries, increasing the exposure of students to different facets of ENT. The department also has the facility of video-assisted otoscopy & endoscopies which increase patient satisfaction and also assist in the learning of students.

The department of Oto-rhino-laryngologist/ENT at Darul Sehat Hospital and SESSI is a state-of-the-art faculty, catering to the needs & demands of hundreds of patients daily.

To promote academics in the ENT department, we have departmental libraries and other teaching aids including audiovisual systems and seminar rooms. We have highly qualified, experienced, and dedicated faculty members training the students in a task-oriented mannerobjectively according to the needs and demands of the community.

Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Department of obstetrics and gynecology makes up two units. The unit as SESSI Hospital makes up the labor room, the pre-labor ward with facilities of emergency available for 24 hours. One at Dar-ul-Sehat Hospital, where there are facilities of a fully equipped labor room, the pre-labor ward with a high dependency unit.

There is the availability of 24 hours of fetal surveillance by CTG, SonicAid, and U/S. Both these units provide adequate exposure to medical students of obstetrical and gynecological patients, in the wards, OPDs, and operation theatre giving a useful aid to their clinical teachings.

We conduct clinical teaching in the form of lectures, tutorials, bedside teachings, andcase discussions along with visual aids to make the students more clinically oriented.

Department of Paediatrics

Knowledge of paediatrics for a medical graduate is as important as other subjects, rather more. Our department of Pediatrics is well established at both affiliated hospitals, Dar-ul-Sehat and SESSI.

Our target is to train our graduates in a manner that they will have all the basic practical knowledge which will not only help them if they choose paediatrics as their career but also will help them excel in the Practice of general medicine and other fields of medicine. To cater to their training, LCMD has highly trained teachers at all levels.

Affiliated Hospital has a separate Paediatric ward, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the latest equipment and a big supporting library with an IT system for teaching andtraining.

Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine at Darul Sehat Hospital helps in the needs of hundreds of patients daily. We have full-time services of different subspecialties which include: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology, and critical care.

In the section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, we have separate endoscopy areas and provide 24 hours services for GI bleed patients. We are doing over 1500 procedures per year of different natures and also having state-of-the-art ERCP facilities for CBD stones and biliary obstructions. In the section of pulmonology, we are routinely doing bronchoscopies for different indications and also performing pleural biopsies and chest tube placements on routine bases. In Nephrology, we have a separate area for dialysis and having 24-hour services for end-stage renal disease patients.

CPSP has accredited LCMD & DSH for postgraduate programs. It is the 3rd batch of postgraduate students getting training in the hospital. We have recognized and approved supervisors for this purpose.

Department of Surgery

The Department of surgery in the college comprises two units, one at Landhi which is the main teaching unit for students of MBBS, and the second one in Dar-ul-Sehat Hospital, where we conduct classes for BDS students.

Our operation theatre is fully equipped to meet international standards. Observation of operations is an integral part of clinical teaching in surgical rotation. The department includes sub-specialties and students get full urological, orthopedics, and neurosurgical exposure to help transform them into future consultants.

We encourage them to attend consultant OPDs in the morning and the evening as wellto gain practical expertise.

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at Darul Sehat Hospital is one of the fastest-growing departments of LCMD. We have highly qualified senior faculty members.

We equip the department with all necessary basic diagnostic & therapeutic equipment.The operation theatre is fully equipped with automatic high resolution microscopic & phacoemulsification machines for anterior segment surgeries.

We can perform all surgical procedures belonging to subspecialties, pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma & medical retina related procedures. We have equipped OPD with all necessary diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. We are looking forward to making it state-of-the-art as many types of equipment are still in the pipeline to be added to the system.

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