Department of Human Anatomy


   Course Competencies

   Seminar on Preservation of viscera


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The subject of Anatomy lays firm foundation for all medical sciences. It is only when one knows the structure of the body, does its function get a rationale, followed by explanation of malfunction and its management. As a practicing doctor one has to remember the anatomy that he/she has learnt for doing any clinical procedure or therapeutic intervention. Hence, relegating anatomy as a preclinical science is a gross injustice. Anatomy is a vibrant subject, revisited often by the present-day clinicians to hone their skills with newer therapeutic modalities.

The department of Anatomy at JMF’s ACPM Medical College & Hospital has kept up with the changing times and has met the challenges head-on by providing facilities like fresh cadaver dissection and practice of various scopes and microsurgeries.


The broad goal of the teaching for Medical undergraduate students in Anatomy department 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.


Gross Anatomy

  • Comprehend the normal disposition of human organs and their clinically relevant interrelationships.
  • Functional and cross-sectional anatomy of the various structures in the Human Body.


  • Identify the microscopic structure, correlate elementary ultra-structure of various organs and tissues.
  • Correlate the structure with the functions for understanding the altered state in various disease processes.


  • Comprehend the basic structure and connections of the central nervous system.
  • To analyze the integrative and regulative functions of the organs and systems.
  • He/she shall be able to locate the site of gross lesions according to the deficits encountered.


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


Surface and Living Anatomy, Genetics and Radiology

  • Identify and locate all the structures of the body and mark the topography of the living anatomy.
  • Identify the organs and tissues under the microscope.
  • Understand the principles of karyotyping and identify the gross congenital anomalies.
  • Understand the principles of newer imaging techniques and interpretation of CT scan, sonogram etc.
  • Understand the clinical basis of some common clinical procedures i.e. intramuscular and intravenous injection, lumbar puncture and kidney biopsy, etc.
  • Integration from the integrated teaching of other basic sciences, a student shall be able to comprehend and regulate and integrate the functions of the organs and systems in the body and thus interpret the anatomical basis of the disease process.



Human Anatomy