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Anatomy
Anatomy

The department of Anatomy, one of the key departments of CHRI was established in 2006. Since its inception the department has been constantly evolving and upgrading from undergraduate to postgraduate teaching and taking big strides in research. The department boasts of a colossal infrastructure and is equipped with a dissection hall of 5500 square feet which can accommodate around 250 students at a time. The cadaver dispensing system in the dissection hall is a unique feature of this department. The histology lab and research lab are equipped with high contrast microscope with photomicrograph facility for clear and sharp images.

Click Here for : Teaching Faculty List

Experienced, qualified and student friendly faculty are an asset to the department who
make the process of learning Anatomy a pleasant experience. The faculty also guide the students and ensure that their transition from school to college is stress free. All the faculty are well qualified (MD/M.Sc. /Ph.D.), having graduated from top ranking institutes. They are also well trained and continually strive to update their knowledge and to establish their benchmark in the field of academics and research.

The faculty adopt various teaching methodologies in concurrence with the competency based medical education curriculum prescribed by the statutory body. Student centric learning methods such as small group teaching, early clinical exposure, Integrated teaching, animations, and quiz programs have been meticulously planned, to make learning anatomy a pleasant experience. The mentorship program is a great success and is well appreciated by the students. The number of distinctions and pass percentage in university exams stands as a testimonial to this mentorship program.

The department museum is a major center of attraction in the medical college campus and houses around 400 wet specimens and 200 model and charts, skillfully segregated and displayed. The museum is popular not only among the students but among the campus visitors too and serves as a motivation for the aspiring students from various schools who are hopeful of pursuing medicine as a profession.

All the faculty are oriented towards research and more than 50 research papers have been published by the faculty in peer reviewed national and international journals. The faculty constantly encourage students to undertake short term research projects and present papers in conferences at undergraduate level. Around 153 papers have been presented by the students in various conferences of which 40 have won best paper awards and 9 best dissertation awards.

Thrust areas for research include congenital abnormalities, osteological abnormalities, placental thickness, studies on the cardiovascular system and neural tube defects.

Anatomy Research Programs

The Faculty make every effort to create awareness of the human body among the school students and enhance their quest for anatomical knowledge of the human body. They cater to the neighboring schools and nursing colleges. The school students visiting the department are taken on a tour of the museum and dissection Hall. In addition to the school children, students from other nursing college also visit the museum for better training of structures.

outreach outreach
 
outreach outreach
Year Description
2015 Anna Gem Science Park Matriculation Higher Secondary School
2016 MMM College of Nursing, West Mogappair
2016 Anna Gem Science Park Matriculation Higher Secondary School
2016 National Institute for Empowerment of persons with multiple disabilities
2017 MMM College of Nursing, West Mogappair
2018 MMM College of Nursing, West Mogappair
2019 MMM College of Nursing, West Mogappair
2020 Jagannath Vidyalaya Thaiyur
2021 VELAMMAL New generation school,Nedungundram
2021 VELAMMAL New gen school,Medavakkam
Designation Name of the Investigators Title Period
Faculty Dr. Indumathi Sivaji Study of placental thickness as an indicator for gestational age 2015-2016
Faculty Dr. Hannah Sugirthabai Rajila A study on moderator band of human cadavers 2015-2017
Faculty Dr. Hannah Sugirthabai Rajila Radial artery – course and calibre cardiologist’s perspective 2018-2019
Faculty Dr. Hannah Sugirthabai Rajila Study on appendicular artery and mesoappendix 2019-2020
Faculty Dr.Y.Janani Foramen ovale 2019-20
Faculty Dr.Y.Janani Median nerve morphometry 2020
Faculty Dr.M.S.Arathi Study of morphology of cervical vetebrae 2021-2022
Faculty Dr.Rajila Appendicular artery 2020-2021
Faculty Mr. G. Vathianathan Morphomeric analysis of Glenoid cavity 2020-21
Ph.D. Dr.S.Manickam Effect of Naringin on the pancreatic transcription factors in diabetic induced mice 2014-2019
Ph.D. Ashok Study on the learning behaviour in the offsprings of stress induced male rats 2016-2021
Ph.D. Swathi Priyadarshini Effect of Chlorpyrifos in the skeletal system development of chick embryos 2016-2020
UG Sheela priya Stress induced psychosomatic disorders among medical undergraduate students 2015-2016
UG Santhosh Kumar A comparative study on association between fetal growth and folic acid supplementation during preconception versus conception period in pregnant women 2015-2016
UG Madhumitha Study on the height of lunula in hyper and hypothyroidism 2016-2017
UG Manoj Placental changes in anemia complicating pregnancy 2016-2017
UG Akshaya Study on orbital parameters 2016-2017
UG Renuka Lella A study on prevalance of depression and its severeity among medical students 2017
UG Ms.Raamabarathi Femoral dimensions 2019-2020
UG Priyadarshini BDS Mandibular notch measurements 2019-2020
UG Mr.Logith Kumar Study of tibial condyles 2020-2021
UG Ms.Abitha Study of Acetabular dimensions 2020-2021

Name of the Investigators

Sl.No Title Funding Agency Period
Faculty
1 Dr.RHS Rajila Coronary sinus CARE 2021-2023
2 Dr.Y.Janani Mandibular study CARE 2021-2023
3 Dr.M.S.Arathi Study of morphology of cervical vetebrae CARE 2021-2023
4 Dr. S. Manickam Morphometry of infraorbital foramen in dry skulls CARE 2021-2023
5 Dr.M.S.Arathi Study of mental status among nurses during the third wave of Pandemic CARE 2021-2023
6 Dr.RHS Rajila Metaanalysis of reticular activating system CARE 2021-2023
7 Dr.RHS Rajila Histomorphometric analysis of popliteal artery CARE 2021-2023
8 Mr.G.Vaithianathan Histomorphometric analysis of carotid siphon CARE 2021-2023
9 Mr.G.Vaithianathan Study on vertebral notches in cervical vertebra CARE 2021-2023
10 Mr.G.Vaithianathan Study on vertebral notches in lumbar vertebra CARE 2021-2023
11 Dr. T.K.Balaji A comparative study on the quality of learning, comprehension and perception in medical students using printed books versus e-books CARE 2021-2023
12 Dr.Y.Janani A study on suprascapular notch CARE 2021-2023
UG
13 Mr.Mahe Balaji Impact of covid 19 on Respiratoery system CARE 2021-22
14 Ms.Lavanya Covid 19 severity among vaccinated CARE 2021-22
15 Ms. Smrithika Covid 19 severity among steriod medicated CARE 2021-22
16 Ms. Monika Age and eating disorders CARE 2021-22
17 Ms. Pavithra Nutrient foramina and implications CARE 2021-22
18 Ms Abitha Placenta study on anemic patients CARE 2021-22
19 MS Kamali Finger print patterns in covid and noncovid young adults CARE 2021-22
20 Teena Kezi Angel A study on patella CARE 2021-22
21 Teena Kezi Angel A study on fabella CARE 2021-22
22 Pooja TM A study on obesity CARE 2021-22
23 Ms .Anushia Study of Calcaneum CARE 2021-22
Year Professional Development Programme
2016 – 2017 CME on Anatomy of Learning
2018 – 2019 Intravenous Injection Workshop
2019 – 2020 CME on Is Your Anatomy sound for Ultrasound
2019 – 2020 Workshop on Endotracheal Intubation and Airway management
2019 – 2020 Intravenous Injection Workshop
2019 – 2020 Intravenous Injection Workshop
2019 – 2020 Guest lecture on Radiological approach to Musculoskeletal Anatomy
2019 – 2020 Poster competition on “ Clinical aspects of Abdomen and Pelvis”
2019 – 2020 Art Competition titled “The Art of Anatomy”
2019 – 2020 Intravenous Injection Workshop
2019 – 2020 Students CME – “Factors and Figures of COVID 19”
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Blood supply of Brain
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Histology through light microscopy going beyond horizon
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Endoscopic anatomy of GIT
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Journey into middle ear and auditory tube
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Larynx – a voice box
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Know your liver and its applied aspects
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Anatomy of Brachial plexus and Carpal tunnel
2020 – 2021 E-guest lecture – Limbic system – Good, Bad, Ugly
2020 – 2021 E-guest lecture – Anatomical aspects of breast surgeries
2020 – 2021 E-guest lecture – Surgical spaces of neck – Anatomists purview
2020 – 2021 E-guest lecture – Peritoneal recess and its implications
2020 – 2021 Anatomical basis of clinical testing of extraocular muscles
2020 – 2021 Universal Precautions and vaccinations
2020 – 2021 Overview of Skill lab
2020 – 2021 Learning anatomy in the pandemic – The digital way
2020 – 2021 National E-conference on Can we trust our GUT feeling
2020 – 2021 Creation of Anatomy resources as E-content
2020 – 2021 Anatomy of Extraocular muscles
2020 – 2021 Anatomy of fascial spaces of head and neck
2020 – 2021 Lymphatic Drainage of Head and Neck
2020 – 2021 A cinical spectrum of pharyngeal arch anomalies
2021-2022 Basic medical to Clinical research- Bridging the gap
2021-2022 Benign lesion of vocal cord and larynx
2021-2022 Integrating Osteology with Forensic Medicine
2021-2022 Neuronatomical basis of making a neurological diagnosis
2021-2022 Basica od Neonatal Resusscitation
2021-2022 International Hybrid CME on Surgical anatomy of Liver and Biliary tree
2021-2022 Anatomy of Eyeball and its applied aspects

Department of Anatomy

About the Department

The department of Anatomy, one of the key departments of CHRI was established in 2006. Since its inception the department has been constantly evolving and upgrading from undergraduate to postgraduate teaching and taking big strides in research. The department boasts of a colossal infrastructure and is equipped with a dissection hall of 5500 square feet which can accommodate around 250 students at a time. The cadaver dispensing system in the dissection hall is a unique feature of this department. The histology lab and research lab are equipped with high contrast microscope with photomicrograph facility for clear and sharp images.

The Team

Click Here for : Teaching Faculty List

Experienced, qualified and student friendly faculty are an asset to the department who
make the process of learning Anatomy a pleasant experience. The faculty also guide the students and ensure that their transition from school to college is stress free. All the faculty are well qualified (MD/M.Sc. /Ph.D.), having graduated from top ranking institutes. They are also well trained and continually strive to update their knowledge and to establish their benchmark in the field of academics and research.

Teaching

The faculty adopt various teaching methodologies in concurrence with the competency based medical education curriculum prescribed by the statutory body. Student centric learning methods such as small group teaching, early clinical exposure, Integrated teaching, animations, and quiz programs have been meticulously planned, to make learning anatomy a pleasant experience. The mentorship program is a great success and is well appreciated by the students. The number of distinctions and pass percentage in university exams stands as a testimonial to this mentorship program.

Museum

The department museum is a major center of attraction in the medical college campus and houses around 400 wet specimens and 200 model and charts, skillfully segregated and displayed. The museum is popular not only among the students but among the campus visitors too and serves as a motivation for the aspiring students from various schools who are hopeful of pursuing medicine as a profession.

Research

All the faculty are oriented towards research and more than 50 research papers have been published by the faculty in peer reviewed national and international journals. The faculty constantly encourage students to undertake short term research projects and present papers in conferences at undergraduate level. Around 153 papers have been presented by the students in various conferences of which 40 have won best paper awards and 9 best dissertation awards.

Thrust areas for research include congenital abnormalities, osteological abnormalities, placental thickness, studies on the cardiovascular system and neural tube defects.

Anatomy Research Programs

Outreach Activities

The Faculty make every effort to create awareness of the human body among the school students and enhance their quest for anatomical knowledge of the human body. They cater to the neighboring schools and nursing colleges. The school students visiting the department are taken on a tour of the museum and dissection Hall. In addition to the school children, students from other nursing college also visit the museum for better training of structures.

outreach outreach
 
outreach outreach
Year Description
2015 Anna Gem Science Park Matriculation Higher Secondary School
2016 MMM College of Nursing, West Mogappair
2016 Anna Gem Science Park Matriculation Higher Secondary School
2016 National Institute for Empowerment of persons with multiple disabilities
2017 MMM College of Nursing, West Mogappair
2018 MMM College of Nursing, West Mogappair
2019 MMM College of Nursing, West Mogappair
2020 Jagannath Vidyalaya Thaiyur
2021 VELAMMAL New generation school,Nedungundram
2021 VELAMMAL New gen school,Medavakkam

Completed projects

Designation Name of the Investigators Title Period
Faculty Dr. Indumathi Sivaji Study of placental thickness as an indicator for gestational age 2015-2016
Faculty Dr. Hannah Sugirthabai Rajila A study on moderator band of human cadavers 2015-2017
Faculty Dr. Hannah Sugirthabai Rajila Radial artery – course and calibre cardiologist’s perspective 2018-2019
Faculty Dr. Hannah Sugirthabai Rajila Study on appendicular artery and mesoappendix 2019-2020
Faculty Dr.Y.Janani Foramen ovale 2019-20
Faculty Dr.Y.Janani Median nerve morphometry 2020
Faculty Dr.M.S.Arathi Study of morphology of cervical vetebrae 2021-2022
Faculty Dr.Rajila Appendicular artery 2020-2021
Faculty Mr. G. Vathianathan Morphomeric analysis of Glenoid cavity 2020-21
Ph.D. Dr.S.Manickam Effect of Naringin on the pancreatic transcription factors in diabetic induced mice 2014-2019
Ph.D. Ashok Study on the learning behaviour in the offsprings of stress induced male rats 2016-2021
Ph.D. Swathi Priyadarshini Effect of Chlorpyrifos in the skeletal system development of chick embryos 2016-2020
UG Sheela priya Stress induced psychosomatic disorders among medical undergraduate students 2015-2016
UG Santhosh Kumar A comparative study on association between fetal growth and folic acid supplementation during preconception versus conception period in pregnant women 2015-2016
UG Madhumitha Study on the height of lunula in hyper and hypothyroidism 2016-2017
UG Manoj Placental changes in anemia complicating pregnancy 2016-2017
UG Akshaya Study on orbital parameters 2016-2017
UG Renuka Lella A study on prevalance of depression and its severeity among medical students 2017
UG Ms.Raamabarathi Femoral dimensions 2019-2020
UG Priyadarshini BDS Mandibular notch measurements 2019-2020
UG Mr.Logith Kumar Study of tibial condyles 2020-2021
UG Ms.Abitha Study of Acetabular dimensions 2020-2021

Ongoing projects

Name of the Investigators

Sl.No Title Funding Agency Period
Faculty
1 Dr.RHS Rajila Coronary sinus CARE 2021-2023
2 Dr.Y.Janani Mandibular study CARE 2021-2023
3 Dr.M.S.Arathi Study of morphology of cervical vetebrae CARE 2021-2023
4 Dr. S. Manickam Morphometry of infraorbital foramen in dry skulls CARE 2021-2023
5 Dr.M.S.Arathi Study of mental status among nurses during the third wave of Pandemic CARE 2021-2023
6 Dr.RHS Rajila Metaanalysis of reticular activating system CARE 2021-2023
7 Dr.RHS Rajila Histomorphometric analysis of popliteal artery CARE 2021-2023
8 Mr.G.Vaithianathan Histomorphometric analysis of carotid siphon CARE 2021-2023
9 Mr.G.Vaithianathan Study on vertebral notches in cervical vertebra CARE 2021-2023
10 Mr.G.Vaithianathan Study on vertebral notches in lumbar vertebra CARE 2021-2023
11 Dr. T.K.Balaji A comparative study on the quality of learning, comprehension and perception in medical students using printed books versus e-books CARE 2021-2023
12 Dr.Y.Janani A study on suprascapular notch CARE 2021-2023
UG
13 Mr.Mahe Balaji Impact of covid 19 on Respiratoery system CARE 2021-22
14 Ms.Lavanya Covid 19 severity among vaccinated CARE 2021-22
15 Ms. Smrithika Covid 19 severity among steriod medicated CARE 2021-22
16 Ms. Monika Age and eating disorders CARE 2021-22
17 Ms. Pavithra Nutrient foramina and implications CARE 2021-22
18 Ms Abitha Placenta study on anemic patients CARE 2021-22
19 MS Kamali Finger print patterns in covid and noncovid young adults CARE 2021-22
20 Teena Kezi Angel A study on patella CARE 2021-22
21 Teena Kezi Angel A study on fabella CARE 2021-22
22 Pooja TM A study on obesity CARE 2021-22
23 Ms .Anushia Study of Calcaneum CARE 2021-22

Conference / CME / Workshop / Guest Lecture

Year Professional Development Programme
2016 – 2017 CME on Anatomy of Learning
2018 – 2019 Intravenous Injection Workshop
2019 – 2020 CME on Is Your Anatomy sound for Ultrasound
2019 – 2020 Workshop on Endotracheal Intubation and Airway management
2019 – 2020 Intravenous Injection Workshop
2019 – 2020 Intravenous Injection Workshop
2019 – 2020 Guest lecture on Radiological approach to Musculoskeletal Anatomy
2019 – 2020 Poster competition on “ Clinical aspects of Abdomen and Pelvis”
2019 – 2020 Art Competition titled “The Art of Anatomy”
2019 – 2020 Intravenous Injection Workshop
2019 – 2020 Students CME – “Factors and Figures of COVID 19”
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Blood supply of Brain
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Histology through light microscopy going beyond horizon
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Endoscopic anatomy of GIT
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Journey into middle ear and auditory tube
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Larynx – a voice box
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Know your liver and its applied aspects
2019 – 2020 E-guest lecture – Anatomy of Brachial plexus and Carpal tunnel
2020 – 2021 E-guest lecture – Limbic system – Good, Bad, Ugly
2020 – 2021 E-guest lecture – Anatomical aspects of breast surgeries
2020 – 2021 E-guest lecture – Surgical spaces of neck – Anatomists purview
2020 – 2021 E-guest lecture – Peritoneal recess and its implications
2020 – 2021 Anatomical basis of clinical testing of extraocular muscles
2020 – 2021 Universal Precautions and vaccinations
2020 – 2021 Overview of Skill lab
2020 – 2021 Learning anatomy in the pandemic – The digital way
2020 – 2021 National E-conference on Can we trust our GUT feeling
2020 – 2021 Creation of Anatomy resources as E-content
2020 – 2021 Anatomy of Extraocular muscles
2020 – 2021 Anatomy of fascial spaces of head and neck
2020 – 2021 Lymphatic Drainage of Head and Neck
2020 – 2021 A cinical spectrum of pharyngeal arch anomalies
2021-2022 Basic medical to Clinical research- Bridging the gap
2021-2022 Benign lesion of vocal cord and larynx
2021-2022 Integrating Osteology with Forensic Medicine
2021-2022 Neuronatomical basis of making a neurological diagnosis
2021-2022 Basica od Neonatal Resusscitation
2021-2022 International Hybrid CME on Surgical anatomy of Liver and Biliary tree
2021-2022 Anatomy of Eyeball and its applied aspects

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