Anatomy is the study of structure of human body. Dissection of cadavers forms the corner stone in learning Anatomy. The curriculum includes surface Anatomy, Osteology (Study Of Bones), Histology (study of tissues), embryology and applied Anatomy. The department of Anatomy is situated in the preclinical block of medical college campus.
The Department of Anatomy of RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital is unique in its own way. It has a huge dissection hall with good ventilation, creating an ideal atmosphere for dissecting the cadavers. Attached to the dissection hall is the embalming room with storage tanks for the preservation of the cadavers. It is kept clean and under observation of our trained attenders.
The department boasts of a large dissection hall. The Histology practical hall where students learn the microscopic anatomy of structures of the human body is spacious and well equipped with USB 2 digital camera, museum and state - of - the art lecture halls, bone and meat cutting machines, embalming room, storage tanks and cooling cabinets for dead bodies and working tables. Students are individually provided with microscopes for the study of slides, which are qualitative, prepared by our trained technicians. Adjacent to it is the research lab where all necessary equipments are available for research purpose.
The museum is one of the highlights of the Department of Anatomy. The specimens both dry and wet are well arranged region-wise in appropriate shelves that let the students to study the specimens in their free time.
The Department Library houses adequate number of books related to the subjects allowing the students to carry out enough reference work for their studies.
In addition, two demonstration rooms provide accommodation for smaller batches of students for Osteology classes and also to conduct tutorials and seminars. These classes are conducted alternatively every fortnight. The department has ample space for HOD, Faculty, and Staff with an ideal and ample infrastructure and environment for study of various subdivisions of anatomy both theoretically and practically for the 1st year students.
Future expansions on the anvil include plastination unit, pre-natal diagnostic service unit and genetic counselling unit.