Department of Anatomy,
M. Islam Medical College, Gujranwala
The department of anatomy at MIMC is committed to give quality education to undergraduates. The department was established in September 2016. Professor Dr. Muhammad Afzal Khan (MBBS, M. Phil Anatomy) was the first head of department. He had thirty-eight years’ experience of teaching anatomy in various medical colleges of public and private sectors and in Saudi Arabia. Development of anatomy department is itself a great challenge. The college administration had been very helpful and co-operative in this regard. Various sections of the department were developed to impart quality education. Gross anatomy is taught in the dissection hall with the aid of prosected specimens, models and bony skeletons. Dissection hall is provided with mortuary refrigerator which can accommodate six cadavers. The practical classes of microscopic anatomy are taught in the histology lab. The lab is well equipped with compound microscopes, closed circuit TV camera, and histology slides.
The students are also provided with opportunity to study anatomy with the help of models and bones, being displayed in the anatomy museum. There is also a small departmental library, keeping all the books on the subject. The young instructors / demonstrators serving the department are given privileges to prepare for the fellowship exam and up till now eight instructors have passed their part first fellowship exam in various specialties.
Presently the department is headed by Professor Dr. Athar Maqbool (MBBS, M. Phil Anatomy). He taught anatomy in various medical colleges of the Punjab for thirty-four years. The department is marching towards progress under his dynamic supervision.
The faculty also includes one Professor, Dr. Mamoona Naheed (MBBS, M. Phil Anatomy). She taught the subject of anatomy in various medical colleges of the Punjab and she is here since June 27, 2022.
One Associate Professor, Col. (R) Dr. Aftab Ahmad is also part of our faculty. He has about eight years of teaching experience. The department is served by six demonstrators.
The eye-catching sketch work of all aspects of anatomy welcomes as you step into the department. The walls of corridor are decorated with the marvelous sketch work and figures related to the subject of anatomy. The teachers / demonstrators of the department also take part in upgrading the department and help in making the figures to display in the department.
There are five offices for the teaching faculty and one office for computer operator with a beautiful impressive entrance gallery. An office for the Professor is separate and is air conditioned. This office has attached wash room. It is a key place for the common meetings of the teaching staff of the department. All the doctors gather in this office for their tea break daily. This meeting place is a source of exchanging views among the faculty of the department and various problems are discussed here.
The office for Associate Professor is located in front of the Professor’s office. Two offices for the Assistant Professors are located adjacent to these offices. One office is allocated to the Demonstrators of the department. This office has six shelves to facilitate reading the subject books, checking copies of the students etc.
Computer operator / Stenographer utilizes an office opposite the Demonstrators’ office. This office is equipped with a computer, printer, and a scanner.
The museum of the department affords different models and bones for teaching to the students. The models of gross anatomy and bones are displayed in the museum. Complete skeleton and muscular bodies are also exhibited in the museum. Histology and embryology models are also available and are displayed in the shelves. These models and bones are used by the teachers to demonstrate them during their teaching classes. After the class, on demand of the students, the bones are issued to them for learning purpose after making entry in the register.
It is an air-conditioned room with a capacity of about 30 – 35 students. One batch of students can easily be accommodated here for teaching. There are 30 student chairs available in this room. One white board (4 feet x 4 feet) has been installed here which is being used by the teachers not only for writing during teaching but also as a projection screen while demonstrating through the overhead projector. The teachers of the department deliver their demonstrations to 1st year, 2nd year MBBS, and 1st year & 2nd year DPT classes.
It is fully air conditioned. Two split A.C. units (of 1 ½ tons each) are installed in it, which provide comfortable and pleasant working environment for the faculty, students and the staff members. It is being used for studying the prosected specimens by 1st year & 2nd year MBBS students. First year & 2nd year DPT students also study the prosected specimens. About 100 stools are available in the dissection hall for the students along with two tables and chairs for the teachers. Two white boards are also mounted at the two sides of the hall which are being used by the teachers during their demonstrations. On the left of the entrance of the hall racks are present in which prosected specimens of various organs of the human body are placed in the jars having formalin solution.
At the right corner of the Dissection Hall a door opens to the embalming room / store. There is a huge mortuary refrigerator present at the right side of the dissection hall. In this refrigerator six dead bodies can be placed at a time. Presently one dissected cadaver is present in this refrigerator along with some dissected parts of various regions of the cadavers.
This lab is air-conditioned. Three split units (of 1 ½ tons each) are providing comfortable and pleasant environment to the students of 1st year & 2nd year MBBS, 1st year DPT and 1st year Pharm-D classes. First year MBBS and 1st year DPT classes are divided into three batches. Each batch consists of about 48 students. The students come for practical classes on first three days of the week. Second year MBBS class is similarly divided into three batches and each batch comes for the practical class on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The students of 1st year Pham-D class attend the Lab separately according to their time table. Slides of general histology are shown to 1st year MBBS and 1st year DPT students whereas slides of special histology are shown to 2nd year MBBS students under light microscopes after demonstration. Similarly, slides are shown to the 1st year Pharm-D students according to their syllabus. A close circuit TV system with microscope is also used to teach the histology slides to a group of students. The students draw and label the figures of the slides on a sketch book after they observe the slides under the microscope and get it checked & signed by the teacher before they leave the class.
Faculty of the Department
Professor Dr. Athar Maqbool
M. Phil. Anatomy
Prof. Dr. Mamoona Naheed
M. Phil. Anatomy
Associate Professor Lt. Col. (R) Dr. Aftab Ahmad
FCPS (General Surgery)