DEPARTMENT OF RADIO-DIAGNOSIS AND RAIOTHERAPY

 
  1. RADIODIAGNOSIS & IMAGING:

    1. GOAL

      The broad goal of teaching the undergraduate medical students in the field of Radio-diagnosis should be aimed at making the students realise the basic need of various radio-diagnostic tools in medical practice. They should be aware of the techniques required to be undertaken in different situations for the diagnosis of various ailments as well as during prognostic estimations.

    2. OBJECTIVES
      1. KNOWLEDGE

        At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

        1. Understand basics of X-ray production, its uses and hazards.
        2. Appreciate and diagnose changes in bones - like fractures, infections, tumours and metabolic bone diseases.
        3. Identify and diagnose various radiological changes in disease conditions of chest and mediastinum, skeletal system, G.I. Tract, Hepatobiliary system and G.U. system.
        4. Learn about various imaging techniques, including isotopes C.T., Ultrasound, M.R.I. and D.S.A.
      2. SKILLS

        At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

        1. Use basic protective techniques during various imaging procedures.
        2. Interpret common X-ray, radio-diagnostic techniques in various community situations.
        3. advise appropriate diagnostic procedures in specialized circumstances to appropriate specialists.
  2. RADIOTHERAPY:

    1. GOAL

      The broad goal of teaching the undergraduate medical students in the field of Radiotherapy is to make the students understand the magnitude of the ever-increasing cancer problem in the country. The students must be made aware about steps required for the prevention and possible cure of this dreaded condition.

    2. OBJECTIVES
      1. KNOWLEDGE

        At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

        1. Identify symptoms and signs of various cancers and their steps of investigations and management.
        2. Explain the effect of radiation therapy on human beings and the basic principles involved in it.
        3. Know about radio-active isotopes and their physical properies.
        4. Be aware of the advances made in radiotherapy in cancer management and knowledge of various radio therapeutic equipment while treating a patient.
      2. SKILLS

        At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

        1. Take a detailed clinical history of the case suspected of having a malignant disease.
        2. assist various specialists in administration of anticancer drugs and in application and use of various radiotherapeutic equipment, while treating a patient.
  3. OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY:

    1. GOAL

      The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Otorhinolaryngology is that the undergraduate student have acquired adequate knowledge and skills for optimally dealing with common disorders and emergencies and principles of rehabilitation of the impaired hearing.

    2. OBJECTIVES
      1. KNOWLEDGE

        At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

        1. Describe the basic pathophysiology of common ENT diseases and emergencies.
        2. Adopt the rational use of commonly used drugs, keeping in mind their adverse reactions.
        3. Suggest common investigative procedures and their interpretation.
      2. SKILLS

        At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

        1. Examine and diagnose common ENT problems including the pre-malignant and malignant disorders of the head and neck.
        2. Manage ENT problems at the first level of care and be able to refer whenever necessary.
        3. Assist/carry out minor surgical procedures like ear syringing, ear dressings, nasal packing etc.
        4. assist in certain procedures such as tracheostomy, endoscopies and removal of foreign bodies.
      3. INTEGRATION

        The undergraduate training in ENT will provide an integrated approach towards other disciplines especially neurosciences, ophthalmology and general surgery.