The subject of Anatomy, generally known as the backbone and base for all pre-clinical and clinical subjects, is taught at STMC in an integrated manner. The department has got three senior professors who are highly professional, dynamic and engaged in training students of 1st and 2nd year MBBS with much greater proficiency and competency. The course consists of General Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Developmental Anatomy, Gross Anatomy, Regional Anatomy and Neuroanatomy. Due to the pivotal position of the subject of Anatomy in the field of medical science, Anatomy Department of STMC has got a large dissection hall, a mortuary and a well equipped museum and multi-disciplinary laboratory to cater for all the training requirements of undergraduate students. Interest of the students is generated through interactive teaching sessions, PowerPoint presentations by students and quizzes.
The subject of Physiology is among the most important subjects of medical science and is considered as mother of all disciplines of Medicine. It is a subject which deals with normal functioning and control mechanism of different parts of human body. The department of Physiology at STMC has got highly experienced faculty of three Professors, leding younger faculty members all engaged in imparting the knowledge of functions of different human body parts to the undergraduate students of 1st and 2nd year MBBS. The department has a well equipped laboratory with multimedia, power lab and microscopes. Apart from academic expertise, the department has evolved into a center of diagnostic support in the fields of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology with the help of power lab, by performing lungs function tests, ECG, ETT, etc. The department prides itself in having training faculty not only in the subject but also in medical education.
The discipline of Biochemistry has expanded by leaps and bounds. Biochemistry holds a key position in the curricula of medical sciences, and is one of the basic science subjects for 1st and 2nd year MBBS students at STMC. Biochemistry has become so successful at explaining living processes that now almost all areas of the life sciences, from botany to medicine, are engaged in biochemical research. The findings of biochemistry are applied primarily in medicine, nutrition, and agriculture. The closely related subjects of Biochemistry like Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bio techniques are also taught to the students so they can face the challenges of advanced and upcoming technologies. Today's Biochemistry is Tomorrow's Medicine. The department of Biochemistry at STMC led by Prolific faculty members, has a well equipped biochemical laboratory, having Spectrophotometers for many important diagnostic tests, pH meters etc, for undergraduates, enabling them to understand the clinical aspects. The department is also preparing for advanced research laboratory in the future plan.
The subject of Pathology, considered as the pivot, around which all the clinical sciences revolve. It is a bridging discipline between basic sciences and clinical medicine. The subject of pathology is related to the study of causes, mechanisms involved and effects of diseases on the body and about various modalities used for diagnosis of these diseases. Knowledge of the subject is very conducive in understanding processes and interpretation of laboratory reports. STMC is privileged to have the highly qualified , experienced and dedicated faculty members in the department of pathology, committed to impart the professional knowledge of the subject rd th to the students of 3 & 4 yearMBBS. The different disciplines within the fields of pathology are Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Histopathology and Microbiology. A large number of laboratory investigations, both specialized and routine are carried out in the department for patient care as well as for educational and research purposes. Modern teaching aids and facilities including a well maintained pathology museum and diagnostic laboratories contribute towards achieving the desired objectives.
The subject of Pharmacology, rationally meant to be the base of all medical treatments, is taught rd at STMC to the students of MBBS 3 year. The highly qualified and experienced faculty members carry out the teaching schedules. Fields of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics are covered diligently. Both the basic and clinical aspects of knowledge of drugs / medicines are covered. The objective is to enable the medical graduates to prescribe drugs rationally to their patients for cure or primary therapy, suppression of symptoms, prevention and diagnosis of diseases. Moreover, they should be able to monitor drug therapy, detect and manage or poisoning of drugs. Students are familiarized with the different dosage forms of drugs, along with their routes of administration and calculation of the doses. Experiments are designed in which the students demonstrate the effect of selected drugs on suitable animals/ tissues in a well equipped laboratory. The observations are correlated with their clinical uses.
Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is an essential branch of medical science, which deals with the application of medical knowledge and expertise towards administration of law. The subject of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is related to almost every branch of medicine and is not confined to criminal matters only. The department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology at STMC led by high erudite and dexterous faculty members, is engaged in imparting the knowledge of the subject to the students of MBBS rd 3 year along with ancillary sciences like Forensic deontology, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Otology, Forensic Biology, Forensic Ballistics and Forensic Serology etc. it is often required to invoke the help of these branches in the elucidation of various problems of Medico-legal interest. The department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology strictly follows the course laid down by PMC and KMU for given subject. Students at STMC are taught in the form of LGIS (large group interactive session), tutorials, videos and seminars. Practical work includes posting in autopsy rooms, Medico legal clinics/ casualty departments etc. and experiments in biological laboratory. For proper orientation, visits are also arranged to Forensic science labs, Psychiatric unit/ jail and when feasible, to the sites during the process of exhumation.
The subject of Community Medicine is encompassing a holistic approach regarding preventive medicine and research methodology and is taught at at SMNC in an integrated style to the st nd rd th students of 1 , 2 , 3 & 4 year MBBS, focusing on community oriented medical education with community based approach and problem based learning. Community medicine focuses on primary health care, health system research analysis, reproductive health, occupational health, demography, environment, epidemiology, screening th and biostatistics and disaster management. Field visits are arranged for 4 year students imparting a practical knowledge of the health systems of Pakistan, especially the primary and secondary health care systems. Similarly, World Day (s) are also celebrated with zeal and fervor by both faculty members and students, like, “World No Tobacco Day” & “ World Health Day” World Tuberculosis Day” etc. The Department of Community Medicine, led by extremely motivated and versatile faculty members, is actively involved in medical research teaching, publications and collabration.