The Department runs both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Separate Out Patient services for Dermatology, STD, leprosy and Paediatric Dermatology. Special clinics for Psoriasis, Pigmentary disorders, Contact dermatitis, Leprosy, Autoimmune disorders. About 25 Scientific published in the National and International Journals.
The Department offers Comprehensive out-patient and in-patient care for all diseases affecting the skin and mucosae, and systemic diseases with skin manifestations. The Outpatient department runs from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and provides care in various dermatological diseases. Special clinics function on certain specific days to give special care to certain common diseases such as vitiligo, psoriasis, leprosy, contact dermatitis. The schedule is as follows.
A comprehensive care is given to various dermatological disorders ranging from cutaneous infections to cosmetological problems with the various diagnostic facilities and instruments available.
Includes both clinical classes and didactic lectures based on the syllabus prescribed by the MCI. The didactic lectures are scheduled weekly on 7th& 8th Semester.
The clinical postings are as scheduled as follows
The didactic lectures cover varied topics as prescribed by the Medical Council of India. Besides lectures other methodology of teaching such as role play, clinical quiz and group discussion are adopted to inpatient students better knowledge of subject.
Further modular teaching on STD, HIV, Leprosy, connecting tissue disorders is conducted to impart comprehensive knowledge to students.
The interns are trained in proper clinical examination; elicit and interpret physical findings, and diagnose common dermatological disorders. They are also trained to perform simple, routine investigative procedures for making bedside diagnosis, specially the examination of scraping for fungus, preparation of slit smears and staining for AFB for leprosy patient and for STD cases. They are also trained to take a skin biopsy for diagnostic purpose. Manage common diseases recognizing the need for referral for specialized care in case of inappropriateness of therapeutic response.
Training of Postgraduates is an important part of departmental activities. The post graduates undergo full time residency program. The objectives of the training course in MD Dermatology, Venereology &Leprology are –
Acquisition of practical competencies being the keystone of postgraduate medical education, postgraduate training is skill-oriented. Learning in postgraduate program is essentially self-directed and primarily emanating from clinical and academic work. The formal sessions are merely meant to supplement this core effort.
Central session (held in hospital auditorium regarding various topics like CPC, guest lectures, student seminars, grand round, sessions on basic sciences, biostatistics, research methodology, teaching methodology, health economics, medical ethics and legal issues)
Hair transplantation hands-on workshop
We are very glad to inform everyone that our department has reached yet another milestone. Recently hands on workshop on hair transplantation was conducted by our department by the efforts taken by the head of our department Dr.Karthikeyan, for all the faculty members, postgraduates and few invited delegates. The workshop was a very successful one where an eminent hair transplant surgeon Dr.Sachin Yoele from Mumbai shared his experiences & knowledge on follicular unit extraction. Everyone had hands on and mastered the technique. With this initiative we are planning to enhance our department as a full-fledged cosmetology – dermatosurgery department.
Karthikeyan K et al. Kumar A. Bupathy A. RajagovindanD.Integrated modular teaching for under graduate medical students. National medical journal.
Karthikeyan K et al. Recent advances in Scabies and pediculosis. Recent advances in pediatric dermatology. 1st edition. ArunInamdar. Editor. Jayapee publications 2011.