DETAIL OF PRINCIPAL & MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT

Dr. Vanithamani M. MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (CTVS)

Dean

Dr. Sundaravel V, MBBS, MD (General Medicine)

Medical Superintendent


Faculty


Pharmaco-vigilance committee


Medical Education Unit


Institutional Ethical committee


Gender Harassment Committee


Curriculum committee


College Council


Anti-Ragging Committe

The reconstitution of anti- Ragging committee in accordance with the requirements of National Medical Commission (NMC), the affiliated University and honourable court to curb the menace of ragging among the students community.

Sl NoName of FacultyDesignationDepartment
1Dr. Vanithamani M.Chair personDean
2Dr. Sundaravel V.Member SecretaryMedical Superintendent
3Dr. Usha VeerabhadramMemberProf & HOD of Anatomy
4Dr. Suresh Nayak B.MemberProf & HOD of Physiology
5Dr. Sushma V. NaiduMemberAssociate Professor Pharmacology
6Dr. Ananda ReddyMemberProf & HOD of Forensic Medicine
7Dr. Karthik RamappaMemberAssistant Prof of Dermatology
8Dr.Manu GhatikeashMemberProf & HOD of Biochemistry
9Parents representatives2 Members
10Students Representatives2 Students
11Mr. Rajeev GandhamMemberBoys Hostel warden
12Dr. Shruthi KMemberGirls Hostel warden
13Mrs.KanimozhiMemberPolice Sub Inspector HUDCO PS, Hosur

Animal Ethics committee


Committees

Animal Ethics committee

Anti-ragging Committee

College Council

Institutional Ethical committee

Curriculum committee

Gender Harassment Committee

Medical Education Unit

Pharmaco-vigilance committee


Microbiology

The department of Microbiology actively involves in imparting the science of Microbiology with innovative pedagogy practices in medical education. It offers quality clinical diagnostic services to hospital. The core areas of medical Microbiology are immunology, serology, HIV testing and surveillance, bacteriology enteric & non enteric culture, mycology and parasitology, virology in our hospital setting.

Our laboratories have expertise with world class infrastructure and automation to function independently.

  • The vital aspects of infection control and waste management are brought to the foreground by this Department. Prevention, diagnosis and cure are the major areas that outline the training provided by this department.
  • This department is responsible for testing, teaching and clinical research.
  • The course focuses on infectious diseases, how they are caused and what needs to be done to treat them. The department often takes to problem-based training approaches like role-play and model-making to teach students.
  • High-end infrastructure in the form of multiple labs distinguishes the Department of Microbiology. There are 7 labs, each dedicated to the sub-streams of aerobic, anaerobic, TB, virology, mycology, serology and parasitology.
  • Students training under this department have access to the Central Research Lab, Central Museum, which integrates the disciplines of Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Anatomy and Forensic Medicine under one roof, creating an environment of integrated learning and new discovery.

Pathology

The department of Pathology is engaged in therapeutic and diagnostic work.

Facilities

  • 24×7 functioning clinical Pathology laboratory
  • 24×7 blood bank facility with ELISA test for blood screening and storage facilities.
  • Facility for coagulation studies, Orientation and Promotion of research activates

Teaching and diagnostic work form the two pillars of this department with world class infrastructure

  • This department is known for its faculty’s rich experience in various sub-specialties such as Nephropathology, Histochemistry, Hematology and Neuropathology.
  • This department includes Cytology, Hematology, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC), Histopathology and Autopsy facilities.
  • The department features Diagnostics involving Hematology, Clinical Pathology, Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence sees the use of sophisticated and automated equipment.

Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry seeks to advance the understanding of chemical structures and processes that constitute health and disease and underlie the transformations between these two states in the human body. It forms the foundation of basic medical sciences.

  • Department of Biochemistry is involved in teaching, conducting research and maintaining high standards in diagnostic services.
  • The Department of Biochemistry has the facility to conduct specialized tests for hormones, tumor markers, Vitamins, clinical toxicology and basic metabolic screening in labs that have the cutting edge technology analyzers. The faculty and students are encouraged to do research and publish scientific papers.
  • Department carry out investigations to rule out diabetes, cholesterol levels, renal function tests, liver function tests, anaemia, complete blood count, typhoid, dengue fever tests, etc.
  • The department invites clinicians to discuss case scenarios that integrate and highlight the role of biochemical mechanisms in health and causation of diseases. This promotes better clinical understanding among students and researchers.
  • The Biochemistry section of the Diagnostic Laboratory is well-equipped with state of the art facilities, latest equipments, and skilled laboratory personnel and offers round the clock services in an effort to provide quality health care service to patients.

Physology


The department of Physiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study of function of the human body and the regulation of the different body systems. The department of Physiology at St. Peter’s Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Hosur features well-equipped labs, high-Tech air conditioned lecture theaters, demonstration rooms, qualified & experienced medical faculty and technical staff.
  • The principle level of focus on physiology is that of organs and body systems.
  • It involves teaching undergraduate students Medical Physiology is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the integrated functions of the organ systems, which in turn helps understanding the basis of health and disease.
  • With respect to the knowledge domain, students get equipped with the knowledge of the coordinated body function, the relative contribution of each organ system to the maintenance of milieu interior, aspects of normal growth and development, physiological responses and adaptations to environmental conditions, the knowledge of the physiological principles underlying pathogenesis as well as treatment of disease.
  • With respect to skills domain, the students will be able to conduct experiments, designed for study of physiological phenomena and interpret experimental/ investigative data ,distinguish between normal and abnormal data derived as a result of testes, which he or she performs and observes in the laboratory
  • Students have access to a hematology lab, amphibian lab, mammalian lab and a clinical lab.
  • Additionally, there is a scope for neurophysiology, respiratory physiology are used mainly for research. An autonomic function lab also enables diagnostic patient care.
  • The department also has complete access to the cardiology & respiratory lab at the Hospital.

Anatomy

This department works closely with the other preclinical departments through horizontal & vertical integration to offer Medical doctors a strong foundation.

  • The department organizes several hands-on workshops on basic pelvic anatomy and internal artery ligation, and basics of human genetics in collaboration with other departments.
  • It conducts various academic competitions including model making, histology drawing and dissections for the undergraduate students.
  • Computer assisted learning (CAL) or skills lab allows students to create reports on their cadaveric studies more efficiently.
  • Along with a fully functional dissection hall, students are offered the opportunity for research activities.
  • The Cadaveric Research and Training Unit at the Advanced Learning Center further enhance students’ learning experience.

Core competencies

  • Cadaveric dissection
  • Video recording and demonstration
  • Histology tissue processing
  • Ordinary and special staining techniques
  • Museum specimen preparation
  • Tissue culture

General Medicine

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Internal Medicine or General Medicine is the special branch and specialty of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases, and focuses on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults.

  • It includes training in primary patient care and is the foundation for vital super specialties such as Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, etc.
  • This department provides the much sought after outpatient and inpatient services apart from providing comprehensive support to the intensive care units.
  • The department focuses on the method of micro-teaching, where one faculty member is allotted to a small batch of students. This allows for greater student-teacher interaction, and provides an edge in learning.
  • Students get to learn about the nervous, cardiovascular, endocrinal, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems in the body. The training also exposes them to the super-specialities of genetics, immunology, geriatrics and nephrology.
  • For UG students, problem-based learning approach forms the backbone of their training. They also participate in interesting various subject-specific activities on all days of the week.
  • The department has access to the Advanced Learning Center (ALC)’s Skills Lab where clinical skills are demonstrated. Simulation facilities allow students to observe as well as practice complex techniques.
  • The Department of Medicine also houses Cardiology division in our in hospital conducting various screening programs for high risk individuals to reduce mortality from acute heart attack.
  • Undergraduates can get acquaintance with Cardiology as a super-specialty within the subject of General Medicine.
  • In their training, they get to know about clinical manifestations of heart problems and signs and symptoms that may be reported. They also get trained in basic diagnosis.
  • In the first year, they are learning about complex cardiac diseases, how to run an OPD and how to perform Echocardiogram. In the second and third years, they learn the diagnosis and probable interventions.
  • Along with well-equipped ICUs and OTs, the department features adult and pediatric Echo facilities.
  • In addition, it also has a non-invasive facility for dobutamine stress echo and treadmill outfit.

Procedures Performed:

  • Therapeutic paracentesis
  • Bone marrow aspiration & biopsy
  • Central venous catheterization
  • HD access creation
  • Pigtail catheter insertion
  • Thoracostomy & ICD

Paediatrics

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with medical care of infants, children and adolescents.

  • Pediatric Department atSt. Peter’s Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Hosur aims at providing preventive and curative service to pediatric and neonates and strives to provide excellent tertiary healthcare to children in and around hosur.
  • Our Department also helps in identifying and treating physically and mentally challenged children.
  • The Department adheres to the requirement of MCI with adequate facility for undergraduate teaching programs.
  • At present there are 150 under graduate seats –MCI recognized.
  • The Department is fully functional with 2 OPDs to evaluate and treat patients.
  • There is a level 3 NICU and PICU and our Department is fully capable of treating sick neonatal and pediatric child by neonatologist & critical care intensivist. The department works closely with neurology, physiotherapy, biochemistry, pathology and microbiology.

Features:

Our Department is well developed with sub specialties like neonatology, paediatric ICU, Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Audiology, Paediatric Psychiatry etc.


Respiratory Medicine



Respiratory Medicine is also known as Pulmonology dealing with TB & Chest diseases
  • Department of Respiratory Medicine at St. Peter’s Medical College Hospital and Research Institute provides pulmonary critical care & diseases related to the lungs.
  • Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the Respiratory System like Asthma, allergy, COPD, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, ILDs, Sarcoidosis, Lung malignancy, pleural diseases and other complicated chest infections.
  • Undergraduates are taught to take detailed history of the patients and examination of the Respiratory System. They get acquainted with procedures that are performed on out patients and learn to train patients about the usage of respiratory devices. They are also introduced to Spirometry and its interpretation.
  • Students are given knowledge on Pleural aspiration, Pleural biopsy, Intercostal tube drainage and Bronchoscopy procedure.
  • The department is actively involved in the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP).
  • The department has a Sleep Lab which has facilities for Complete Polysomnography and Limited Polysomnography which is beneficial to the students involved in research activities as they learn about the Sleep related Breathing disorders and its management.

Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with hair, nails, skin and its diseases. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects.

  • Dermatologists in our St. Peter’s Medical College Hospital treat diseases in the widest sense, and addresses cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails. The department also incorporates venereology (the branch of medicine for sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS).
  • As a subject, dermatology represents clinical, pathological and surgical perspectives.
  • The training involves students learning the basics of diagnosing skin problems, their clinical aspects, and ways to manage and treat them effectively and economically.
  • Apart from real-time observation, students have access to audio-visual facilities through which they can observe procedures being performed.
  • In addition to learning about dermatological problems and their management, UG students are also introduced to cosmetic dermatology. They learn how to counsel and refer patients to specialists.
  • The department has various kinds of lasers, phototherapy units and high-end microscopes. The facilities also include those needed to perform minor surgical procedures.
  • Faculty research projects are often funded by external organizations such as Tamil Nadu Dermatological Society and Indian Association of Dermatologists.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, prevention of mental, emotional, behavioral, including substance use disorders.

  • The Department of Psychiatry is trained in Disaster Management, an aspect rare in most institutions.
  • Specialists treat all psychiatric problems, anxiety neurosis, MDPs
  • Undergraduates come to this department for a one-month clinical posting. They mostly learn through observation and discussions.
  • We also have facilities for de-addiction for alcoholic patients.
  • At the UG level, students are required to undertake proper history taking, primary patient care, and look after both inpatients as well as outpatients under specialists supervision. Much of their learning also comes from the fact that the department organizes district mental healthcare centres and day care centres for patients. The department also allies with the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation.


Radio Diagnosis

Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the department is rooted in academics and offers patients real-time imaging services. Since imaging is a necessity for every other department, Radio Diagnosis represents a meeting ground for various branches of medical studies.

  • Besides routine imaging and contrast investigations, special investigations like musculoskeletal ultrasonography, CT angiography, virtual scopies and imaging guided procedures are performed.
  • Vascular, gastrointestinal and hepato-biliary interventions are performed by highly skilled in-house and visiting consultants.
  • Through theory and practicals, undergraduates learn about imaging modalities and their applications. CT, MR, Ultrasound and Contra Studies are taught and students get a concise view of an otherwise vast subject.
  • The department boasts of some of the best imaging facilities including a 64 slide CT unit, stationary and portable ultrasound, head CT and mammography.
  • The centralised Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), which allows the department to work with other departments seamlessly, are important in terms of both academics as well as patient care.
  • Students also have access to the departmental museum and the digital library.

Anesthesiology

This refers to the specialty pertaining to partial or complete loss of sensation with or without loss of consciousness by administration of a drug, usually by injection or inhalation so as to mitigate pain especially during surgical procedures.

  • The department manages the course of a surgical patient from the preoperative phase to the post-operative phase, including critical care.
  • Drawing from its core of anesthesiology services, the department has extended into outpatient based Pre-Anesthesia Clinic, Theatre Based Anesthesia Services, Post-Operative Care Unit (PACU), and management of a high dependency unit like critical care (Ventilator support). The department’s services also include integral management of accidents and emergencies.
  • As a part of its Acute Pain Services, the department has expanded its role and scope to cover pain management in acute situations. It has also undertaken partial and complete pain relief in chronic cases as a part of its Pain Clinic.
  • The department is an indispensable part of Perinatology units for relieving labour pain.
  • UGs practice elementarily, but under supervision during internship. They are then introduced to airway management and vascular access procedures.

General Surgery

Surgery is a medical speciality that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques to investigate and/or treat a pathological condition such as a disease or an injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance. Pre-operative and post-operative care comes together at the Department of General Surgery.

  • The department handles all major emergencies and planned surgical procedures including surgeries related to GIT, Plastic surgery, vascular surgery, hernia repair and Urology procedures.
  • UGs learn the subject through a combination of theory and practical. A special highlight is the experience they earn through Operation Theatre procedures, wherein they are allowed to observe surgical procedures in an audio-visual room.
  • UGs are also taught basic surgical skills like suturing, knotting, venous cut down, catheterisation, etc.
  • Students learn under the Well trained specialists of Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Plastic Surgery, trauma, all emergencies, hernia, hydrocoel, appendix, thyroid diseases, diseases involving skin, breast soft tissues, venous disorders like varicose veins, PVD among others.

Orthopaedics

Orthopedic surgery or Orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, overuse injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The vast universe of Orthopedics explores the well-being of joints in the human body, covering illnesses and accidents causing bone fractures that can disable an individual and prevent them from living pain-free.

  • The Department of Orthopedics is well established in our institution and covers all sub specialities including trauma, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, spine surgery and pediatric orthopedics.
  • We also provide round the clock emergency service in trauma and accident care.
  • Well established operation theatre with modern equipments to perform all types of surgery including multiple fractures and spine injuries.
  • Learning is through routine classes as well as bedside teaching.
  • The teaching programme is rigorous and requires residents to attend classes every day of the week. This culminates in the Grand Rounds, where cases from the previous week are discussed and analysed.
  • Students also have access to other related departments such as spine, arthroscopy and orthoplasty, making the training relevant and whole.
  • The department closely collaborates with Radiology, Pathology, Oncology, Microbiology, Orthotics, Prosthetics and Physiotherapy.
  • The department provides access to the Advanced Learning Center (ALC), where at the Surgical Skills Lab; residents can practice dissection on simulators.

Orthopedic surgery or Orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, overuse injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The vast universe of Orthopedics explores the well-being of joints in the human body, covering illnesses and accidents causing bone fractures that can disable an individual and prevent them from living pain-free.

  • The Department of Orthopedics is well established in our institution and covers all sub specialities including trauma, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, spine surgery and pediatric orthopedics.
  • We also provide round the clock emergency service in trauma and accident care.
  • Well established operation theatre with modern equipments to perform all types of surgery including multiple fractures and spine injuries.
  • Learning is through routine classes as well as bedside teaching.
  • The teaching programme is rigorous and requires residents to attend classes every day of the week. This culminates in the Grand Rounds, where cases from the previous week are discussed and analysed.
  • Students also have access to other related departments such as spine, arthroscopy and orthoplasty, making the training relevant and whole.
  • The department closely collaborates with Radiology, Pathology, Oncology, Microbiology, Orthotics, Prosthetics and Physiotherapy.
  • The department provides access to the Advanced Learning Center (ALC), where at the Surgical Skills Lab; residents can practice dissection on simulators.

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye, brain, and areas surrounding the eye, such as the lacrimal system and eyelids.

  • The department handles all emergency cases and elective surgical procedures like suture-less cataract surgery, Endo Nasal DCR and laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy.
  • Students are trained in history taking, methods of examination and OPD instruments. Eventually, the training requires them to observe and then make case presentations.
  • A CD library has also been established for them to learn new, innovative surgical procedures.
  • Several CMEs are planned to conduct by the department in the field of Neuro Ophthalmology, Oculoplasty, Immunology, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Orbit, etc in the near future.
  • The staff of Ophthalmology is actively involved in developing integrated ophthalmic care, catering to patients through various camps.
  • Apart from basic ophthalmology equipment like A-scans, the department also features lasers, perimetry, B-scan and fundus camera.

OTO-Rhino-Laryngology

Oto-Rhino-Laryngology is the study of Ear, Nose and Throat conditions. It is also referred to as Head and Neck Surgery or Otorhinolaryngology.

Department of ENT

Department of ENT at St Peters Medical college, Hospital and Research Institute is focused in evaluation and management of diseases of Ear (ear infections, hearing loss, ear injuries etc), diseases of Nose and sinuses (acute sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal bleeding etc), diseases of throat (tonsils and adenoid infection, voice / speech problems, swallowing disorders etc), and cancers of head & neck. The dept adheres to the requirements of the MCI with adequate facilities for undergraduate teaching programs. At present there are 150 undergraduate seats- MCI recognized. The department is fully functional with 3 OPDs to evaluate and treat patients. There is an audiology dept to assess hearing and a dedicated ear microscopy and endoscopy/laryngoscopy rooms to support the OPDs. Apart from routine management of ENT conditions, otomicroscopy, diagnostic nasal endoscopy, rigid fibreoptic laryngoscopy, pure tone audiometry, tympanometry etc are done in OPD. There is good patient inflow as required for undergraduate teaching purposes. Minor surgeries like slit earlobe repair, wound suturing, and biopsies are performed in minor OT

The ENT department is fully cabable of handling all ENT emergencies including tracheostomies and FB removal.

The Major OTs are fully equipped with operating microscope and motor drills for ear surgeries and endoscope with camera for endoscopic nasal surgeries. The OT is equipped to perform brochoscopy, esophagoscopy, direct laryngoscopy (DL scopy) and Microlaryngoscopy (ML scopy) surgeries.


Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG) are the two surgical specialties dealing with the female reproductive organs. Obstetrics is the Medical & surgical specialty dealing with the care of a antenatal woman and post partum care for mother and child.

Gynecology is the branch of Medical & surgical specialty that deals diseases related to uterus, ovaries, infertility problems and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs.

  • The departmental objectives are to encourage medical graduates to practice the subject of Obstetrics and Gynecology with sincerity, while adhering to ethical principles.
  • The department places emphasis not just on course curriculum but also on a humaneness that can redefine the doctor-patient relationship.
  • The training involves both theory and practicals. Students also learn the vital aspects of history-taking, examination, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Near-miss and mortality meetings are a highlight of the Department of Obstetrics.
  • The presence of a blood bank ensures emergency cases are treated in time and lives are saved.
  • The facilities also make space for infertility and laparoscopic surgeries.
  • Breast feeding training for the postnatal mothers plays a vital role in the care of a mother.
  • A periodical antenatal visit for antenatal mothers every month in first 28 weeks, thrice a month till 36 weeks and every week thereafter till delivery for optimum care.
  • Detecting cervical cancer in the primary level by cervical screening with PAP smear with VIA , VILI, cervical biopsy are done at St. Peter’s Medical College Hospital and Research Institute.
  • The scope of IVI, IVF, and ICSI is high in the near future for infertility patients.
  • The students can learn advanced treatments strategies in OBG in their UG curriculum.
  • The investigative procedures like hysteroscopy, diagnostic hysterolaparoscopy for unexplained infertility are also done

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Department is managed by specially trained doctors who deliver a wide range of services. It includes initial assessment and early treatment in resuscitation, trauma, and medical and paediatric emergency including surgery and anesthesia.

  • The emergency care team is fully backed by consultants for all specialties and super specialties round the clock. These consultants will attend to these patients within a time and frame required treatment will be initiated.
  • The accident and trauma system has been fully integrated into this department and they strive to meet the needs of all injured or emergent patients requiring acute care facility, including complicated/ multiple injuries.
  • The goal is to match a facility’s resources with a patient’s needs so that optimal and cost-effective care is achieved.
  • This department provides a systematic approach that can provide “fast track” services for people with rapidly curable illness or injury, or organize transfer to higher centers in adequate time. This will ensure quicker treatment for patients to save the life.
  • Resuscitation is the most important section of an emergency room. The department is responsible for the immediate treatment of medical or surgical emergencies, for initiating lifesaving procedures in emergency situations, and for providing emergency care for other conditions, including chronic medical problems.
  • We have a wide range of emergency care and patient monitoring equipment, as required for life saving procedure.
  • We have common policies and procedure guidelines for provision of uniform emergency care.
  • The curriculum includes administrative components such as Leadership, System development, Legislation and Finances as well as operational and clinical components such as injury prevention and control, pre-hospital care and definitive care facilities including insurance scheme.

Community Medicine

The Department of Community Medicine is known for its value-based education and contribution to all strata of the society. Through teaching & training with research initiatives to curb emerging global pandemic, the department contributes significantly to developing competent physicians of first contact.

  • Our institutes provide treatment at doorsteps for patients at villages and urban areas through UHTC and RHTC and refer the needed patients to the parent hospital for high end surgical & medical treatment.
  • Undergraduates are trained in community action and taught how to organize health centres and initiate health programmes.
  • Health camps and community awareness programmes provide an accurate understanding of Promotive, curative and preventive medicine to the students..
  • A large focus is placed on learning by doing and students are encouraged to interact with village panchayat members and local residents.
  • Students have to undergo a 2 months internship in this department – 1 month in an urban health centre and 1 month in a rural health centre, where they live with the local community, and learn and practice under the local Medical Officer. This internship provides a deeper insight into the role of society, culture and income on health, its prevention and treatment. Interns learn the craft of medicine with the art of social understanding and gain the ability to provide healthcare with minimal resources.
  • Students cover the 3 critical aspects of Service, Teaching and Research. While they are posted to the RHTC and the UHTC, they dedicate for learning through journal reviews, seminars and case presentations.
  • The department is involved in various mass vaccinations service in the areas of non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, geriatric care, and bio-medical waste management among general population.

Forensic Medicine

The Department of Forensic Medicine has Medico-Legal experts to provide students with an overview of the medico legal aspects of health sciences, components of toxicology and ethics.

Core competencies

  • Mortuary facility & post mortem examination
  • Expert opinion
  • Attending courts
  • Teaching and research activates
  • The department works closely with the regional Police and Transport Departments, Government of Tamil Nadu through dedicated workshops and awareness programs.
  • The department is part of the Poison Control team and the Collaborative Child Response unit.
  • Students are trained in basic ethical issues and are also introduced to procedures such as post mortem, rape victim examination; rape accused examination and the various kinds of autopsies.
  • The department teaches skeletal remains examination & opinion for students.
  • Department also teaches students about medico legal issues related to RTA admitted in the hospital.

Pharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology at St Peter’s Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Hosur has the following CBME core competencies.

  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Experimental Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the study of how drugs interact with living organisms to produce a change in function. A medical science concerned with the safe and effective use of medicines, it encompasses drug composition and properties, interactions, toxicology, therapy, and medical applications.

  • As a department, Pharmacology explores the effects drugs have on the human body and how they can be used during the incidence of disease.
  • The learning for UG students involves both theory and observation. Students are encouraged to take up short-term projects to go deeper into the subject.
  • The Department has its own Pharmaco-Vigilance Centre through which reports are collected to provide evidence to the National Centre as and when needed.
  • The students can access to the Central Museum, which integrates the disciplines of microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, anatomy and forensics under one roof, creating an environment of integrated learning and discovery.