Department of Anatomy

Anatomy is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts. Anatomy (Greek anatomē, “dissection”) is a branch of natural science dealing with the structural organization of living things. It is an old science, having its beginnings in prehistoric times. Anatomy is inherently tied to embryology, comparative anatomy, evolutionary biology, and phylogeny, as these are the processes by which anatomy is generated over immediate (embryology) and long (evolution) timescales.
The discipline of anatomy is divided into macroscopic and microscopic anatomy. Macroscopic anatomy, or gross anatomy, is the examination of an animal's body parts using unaided eyesight. Gross anatomy also includes the branch of superficial anatomy. Microscopic anatomy involves the use of optical instruments in the study of the tissues of various structures, known as histology, and also in the study of cells.
The history of anatomy is characterized by a progressive understanding of the functions of the organs and structures of the human body. Methods have also improved dramatically, advancing from the examination of animals by dissection of carcasses and cadavers (corpses) to 20th century medical imaging techniques including X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Anatomy and physiology, which study (respectively) the structure and function of organisms and their parts, make a natural pair of related disciplines, and they are often studied together.
Human anatomy is one of the basic essential sciences of medicine and is therefore taught with extreme importance at KWMC.
The Anatomy department is fully equipped to educate the MBBS and BDS students to produce healthcare professionals who are in great demand in a fast growing world. The Anatomy sessions have a balanced approach with the combination of didactic lectures, dissections and demonstrations of cadavers and specimens. Micro anatomical study of the individual organs and teachers students’ interaction takes place in the form of seminars and symposia.

Major Infrastructure:

• Dissection Hall: The spacious, well-ventilated dissection hall has the infrastructure for dissection and demonstration of cadavers and specimens respectively.

• Histology Laboratory: The laboratory is equipped with adequate microscopes and other infrastructure facilities that help the students to understand the microanatomy of human organs for their routine curricular studies and research purposes.

• Museum: System wise mounted specimens, models of human body at various levels and also the embryological models are exhibited, including the osteological aspects.

• Library support: The central library has numerous collections of books in the fields of Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Osteology, Neuroanatomy, Surface marking, Radiology, Clinical Anatomy including Comparative Anatomy.