DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
VILLUPURAM MEDICAL COLLEGE &HOSPITAL,VILLUPURAM.
The department of Biochemistry is functioning from faculty block of government villupuram medical college. The department offers laboratory and academic services. There is well equipped and well furnished under graduate practical lab, research lab, demonstration room, chemical preparation room, chemical store room and Ante room. The library with its widest range of books by various biochemists aims at providing a better reference for the students.
The department imparts basic training to the undergraduates in applied biochemistry, clinical biochemistry and in molecular biology. The total annual intake of first M.B.B.S. students is 100.The course commences on August every year and the university examination will be held on subsequent august. The curriculums fixed by TAMIL NADU DR.MGR MEDICAL UNIVERSITY and prescribed by MCI are followed. The criteria for appearing for university examination is based on norms set by university. The university written examination and practical examination is conducted on the basis of university guidelines. In addition to teaching activities the department is also involved in research activities.
Periodic Academic Activities
In addition to routine theory and practical classes we are also conducting Seminars, Symposium, group discussion , integrated teaching classes with physiology and anatomy departments and also with other clinical departments.
Teaching faculty pattern:
Professor – 1
Assistant professor -1
Tutors – 4
The department has carried out the following research activities along with medicine department.
1. Biochemical Changes in snake bite poisoning.
2.Light induced Bilirubin degradation- An insight.
1.Correlation of AntiOxidant levels with severity of traumatic brain injury - A systematic analysis. Sangeetha Kandasamy** World Journal of Medical Sciences 9(4):223-226, 2013 ISSN 1817-3055
We have conducted a CME on “An approach to acid base status ‘ on 7 th may 2014.
SERVICE LABORATORY IN THE HOSPITAL.
There is separate biochemistry laboratory in the hospital which is functioning 24x7.It provides biochemical diagnostic services for patient attending I.P.,O.P., and emergency departments attached to medical college & hospital. The 24 hours lab in hospital is well equipped and adequately man powered. The staffs are employed in three shifts. The total number of patients utilizing the lab is increasing every year. The biomedical waste generated are segregated and disposed as per biomedical waste management protocol. To improve the lab standard we are running internal quality control programme.
Biochemical investigation performed in 24 hrs lab.
Renal function tests
Liver function tests
Complete lipid profile
Calcium & uric acid.
Complete biochemical analysis of urine & CSF and other body fluids.
Total investigation performed in 24 hour biochemistry lab last year was around 2 lacs.