Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences

Anatomy Curriculum

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The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Anatomy aims at providing comprehensive knowledge of the gross and microscopic structure and development of human body to provide a basis for understanding the clinical correlation of organs or structures involved and the anatomical basis for the disease presentations.


At the end of the course the student should be able to
  • Comprehend the normal disposition, clinically relevant interrelationships, functional and
    cross sectional anatomy of the various structures in the body.
  1. Identify the microscopic structure and correlate elementary ultra-structure of various organs and tissues and correlate the structure with the functions as a prerequisite for understanding the altered state in various disease processes.

  2. Comprehend the basic structure and connections of the central nervous system to analyse the integrative and regulative functions of the organs and systems. He/She should be able to locate the site of gross lesions according to the deficits encountered.

  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles and sequential development of the organs and systems, recognise the critical stages of development and the effects of common teratogens, genetic mutations and environmental hazards. He/She should be able to explain the developmental basis of the major variations and abnormalities.

At the end of the course the student should be able to -
*      Identify and locate all the structures of the body and mark the topography of the living
*      Identify the organs and tissues under the microscope.

  1. Understand the principles of karyotyping and identify the gross congenital anomalies.
  2. Understand principles of newer imaging techniques and interpretation of Computerised
    Tomography (CT) Scan, Sonogram etc.
  3. Understand clinical basis of some   common   clinical procedures i.e., intramuscular &
    intravenous injection, lumbar puncture and kidney biopsy etc.

From the integrated teaching of other basic sciences, student should be able to comprehend the regulation and integration of the functions of the organs and systems in the body and thus interpret the anatomical basis of disease process.

Body Donation
The Anatomy Department accepts dead bodies.
Those who wish to donate a dead body should contact the Casualty Medical Officer in VIMS & RC with the below contact details:

Phone    :   +91-80-41259032
Phone    :   +91-80-28413381/2/3/4/5
Timings:   (9:00 AM-8:00 PM) The donors can bring in the dead body to:

Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre,
#82, Nallurahalli,
Near BMTC 18th Depot,
Bangalore - 560 066 (Karnataka)

If required, a vehicle can be sent to bring the dead body to the hospital. The body must be brought to the hospital within six hours of death. If 12 hours have passed after the death of the person or if the body has a foul smell, it will not be accepted. Bodies which will require a post mortem and bodies which do not have a death certificate by a qualified doctor (MDBS) will not be accepted. The deceased's immediate next of kin - husband, wife or one child - gets free consultation at Vyedhi Hospital and at Mallya Hospital for which a separate card/certificate is issued.