Sri Muthukumaran Medical College

SRI MUTHUKUMARAN MEDICAL COLLEGE
HOSPITAL AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE

SRI MUTHUKUMARAN MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE

About The Department

Physiology is the branch of medicine that aims to understand the mechanism of function of human body, from the basis of cell function at the ionic and molecular level to the integrated behaviour of the whole body. Our first year MBBS students are guided by a team of dedicated faculty members with excellent teaching resources. We impart quality education to our students in the field of physiology as we believe in the need of a strong foundation in basic science in shaping up our future doctors. We motivate students to take up research projects to inculcate the habit of reviewing literature among them. We promote Faculty development through knowledge updates by attending CME’s, Conferences and training in Medical Education Technologies. The department has well-equipped Haematology lab, Amphibian lab, Clinical skills lab and Research lab for undergraduate students.

I. Teaching Learning Activities

The Department of Physiology at SMMCH&RI, as per the NMC guidelines follow a competency based medical education (CBME) so as to enable every single student to equally experience and benefit the most out of different teaching-learning activities as mentioned below.

LECTURE CLASSES:

Weekly seven hours of lecture are being delivered to the students in the lecture hall–Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (11.30-12.30PM) Tuesday (1.30-2.30PM) and Saturday afternoon 1.30-3.30PM.

PRACTICAL CLASSES:

Weekly two hours of practical instruction, demonstration and small group training are being done in batches of 37/38 in demonstration hall 1 and practical labs- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2.30PM – 4.30PM.

TUTORIAL SESSIONS:

Weekly two hours of tutorial instruction and small group discussion are being done in batches of 37/38 in demonstration hall 2 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2.30PM – 4.30PM.

SELF DIRECTED LEARNING:

Weekly one hour on Thursdays 1.30PM – 2.30PM students are assigned topics and mentored to refer to library and literature and document findings and submit the next day.

EARLY CLINICAL EXPOSURE:

Monthly 1st Fridays, ECE is being conducted in the lecture hall for 3 hours wherein students are exposed to various clinical case scenarios, followed by small group discussions with mentors and then recording of their reflections. Hospital visits are also undertaken in small batches and discussion of clinical signs and symptoms and demonstration of appropriate skills by clinical side faculty are done for better understanding of the basic science with relevance to the clinical case by the students and also to promote empathy, attitude, ethics and communication skills among them.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Weekly assignment topics are given and students are encouraged to complete it in weekends and submit on Monday.

II. Assessment Activities

CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT:

Periodic assessments after each lecture session is conducted in an objective type and results and feedback reported to each student by their mentors.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT THEORY EXAMS:

Monthly 3rd Fridays, IA exam is being conducted in the lecture hall for 3 hours consisting of 20 MCQs, 2 Long essay and 10 short notes and papers evaluated and marks displayed.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT VIVA EXAMS:

Viva is being conducted for 20 marks from Monday to Thursday during tutorial hour in the following week of the IA exam.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT PRACTICAL EXAMS:

Practical exam is being conducted twice during Hematology experiments and twice during Clinical Physiology experiments from Monday to Thursday during practical hour.

FEEDBACK SESSIONS:

Regular feedback sessions are held with individual students after each theory, practical and viva exam and the performance is appraised and the students problems are addressed.

 

MODEL EXAM:

Full portion theory exam and practical examination are being scheduled after completion of all portions as per the university exam pattern to sensitize students.

MEDAL EXAM:

Prize exam is being conducted every year in the month of June/July and papers evaluated by external subject experts and the best student is being awarded a gold medal, certificate, Littman stethoscope, clinical books, postgraduate entrance coaching 100% discount coupons.

RECORD NOTE BOOKS:

Practical observation record, Students academic record and Students assessment records are being evaluated regularly and marks a lot

Other Learning Activities

Regular student learning activities like Roleplays, Seminars, Symposia, Quiz, Project works are being organized to enhance every student’s learning activity.

Head of the Department

Prof. Dr. B. Anandarajan, M.D., M.B.A.,

Has teaching experience in Tamil Nadu Govt. medical colleges like MMC, KMC, Stanley, Chengelpet, Trichy and Thoothukudi.
Also worked at Meenakshi medical college till 2011 and has been heading the department of Physiology at SMMCHRI from 2011.
Has been a senate member at the Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R Medical University and also received the best teacher award during the year 2017.
Features in the Limca book of records for publishing a multilingual medical translational guide in 13 languages
Well versed in Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture.
Conducted many CME programs and hosted University events
Hobbies include, being a magician, hypnotism, and acupuncture
Conducted multiple annual free medical camps in rural areas during the past 30 years.

List of Faculties

Dr.Suzanne Maria D’cruz, – Professor 

Dr. S. Ravichandran – Professor 

Dr.Muthukumar.S – Professor 

Dr.Selvakumar.J – Professor 

Dr. Akshaya .N- Tutor/Demonstrator 

Ms. Dhanya S – Tutor/Demonstrator 

Dr. G. Arun – Tutor/Demonstrator 

Dr. Aravind Raju M – Tutor/Demonstrator