Para-Clinical Department

Course Offered:

Department of Pathology offers total 228 learning hours (Lecture - 100 hours, Tutorial - 100 hours & Practical - 28 hours) within 12 months of MBBS course. (4th Year MBBS)


Course Description:

Pathology is the study (logos) of disease (Pathos)

  • It is devoted to the study of the structural, biochemical and functional changes in cells, tissues and organs that underlie disease.

Learning objectives and course contents in Pathology subjects-

  • General pathology
  • Systemic pathology
  • Haematology
  • Clinical Pathology & Chemical Pathology


Pathology course is arranged into 2 terms (1st, 2nd)

1st term examination takes place in November and topics includes-

General Pathology & Haematology

Introduction to Pathology, Cell injury, Pigments and calcification, Inflammation, Repair and healing, Edema and electrolyte disorder, Thrombosis and embolism, Growth disturbance and adaptive change, Neoplasia, Immunopathology, Infectious disease, Nutritional disorder, Environmental diseases and hazards, Genetic disorder, Anaemia, leukaemia, haemorhagic disorders, myelodysplatic disorders, Bone marrow.


2nd term examination takes place in March and topics includes-

Systemic Pathology & Chemical Pathology

Blood vessels, Heart, Lymphoreticular, Respiratory system, Hepato biliary system, GIT, Renal system, Male genital system, Female genital system, Breast, Bone, Thyroid disease, Central nervus system, Renal function test, Liver function test, OGTT, CSF, Lipid profile


Course Objective:

After completion of pathology course, undergraduate medical students will be able to:

  • Explain basic mechanism of diseases: Etiology, pathogenesis, morphological changes with emphasis on common diseases prevalent in Bangladesh.
  • Co-relate between clinical findings and pathological changes.
  • Chalk out simple investigation plan for diagnosis and follow up of diseases.
  • Interpret laboratory results and understand their implication.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the use of Histopathology, FNAC, Cytological examination, Pap smear, Frozen section and Immuno-histochemistry.
  • Develop attitude for further learning for the subject.
  • Develop skills to perform
  • TC, DC, Eosinophil count, estimation of Hb% and ESR
  • Semen analysis
  • Routine examination of Urine
  • Microscopic examination of body fluids
  • CSF examination
  • Writing a requisition form for histo-pathological and cytological examination

Academic Staff Of Pathology:

Course Offered:

Department of Microbiology offers total 190 hours teaching learning hours (Lecture - 100 hours, Tutorial - 45 hours & Practical - 45 hours) within 12 months of MBBS course. (4th Year MBBS)


Course Description:

Microbiology is the study of microorganism, those being unicellular, multicellular, acellular. Microbiology encompasses numerous sub-disciplines including Virology, Parasitology, Mycology, Bacteriology and Immunology.


Microbiology course is arranged into 2 terms (1st, 2nd)

1st term examination takes place in November and topics includes-

  • General Bacteriology, Systemic Bacteriology and Immunology.

2nd term examination takes place in March and topics includes-

  • General Virology, Systemic Virology, Parasitology, Mycology and Clinical Microbiology.


Regular 3rd Professional examination takes place in May & supplementary in November.


Microbiology Practical Includes-

  • Gram staining, Z-N Staining
  • Demonstration of culture media with color morphology of common bacteria
  • Demonstration in Vitro antibiotic sensitivity test by disk diffusion method
  • Sterilization
  • Stool microscopic examination
  • Urine microscopic examination


Course Objective:

Undergraduate medical students after completing the course on Microbiology will become well versed in the etiology of microbial diseases, their pathogenesis, immunological responses involved and some clinical features that would enable them to plan and interpret necessary laboratory investigations for diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Academic Staff Of Microbiology:

Course Offered

Department of Forensic Medicine offers total 205 learning hours during its 1year  course.


Course description

Forensic Medicine is a science which deals with the application of knowledge of each & every branch of medicine to aid in administration of justice and to maintain the medical ethics in the course of practice of medicine.


Duration of the course

One year (12 months) from 1st July to 30th June.

The subject is studied in phase 2 (3rd year) of MBBS course followed by 2nd professional MBBS examination.


Total time of learning hours

Forensic medicine course is arranged in 2 terms (1st& 2nd term)

1st term examination is heldwithin October- November.

2nd term examination is held within March -   April.

After 2nd term examination students are placed in Block posting on the month of April for 06 days for taking intensive preparations for 2nd professional examination.

Regular 2nd Professional examination is held on May – June.


Course Curriculum

During the one year learning course (3rd year MBBS) students will study the followings: -

  • General aspect of Forensic Medicine
  • Ethical aspect of forensic medicine
  • Law related matters in the context of forensic medicine
  • Identification
  • Death & its changes
  • Wounds
  • Forensic ballistics
  • Sexual offences
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Miscellaneous:  Pregnancy, abortion, Artificial reproduction, starvation, artefact, SIDS, forensic psychiatry, DNA fingerprinting etc.


Course Objective

After completing the course, the students will be able to know-

  1. Her / his own code of conduct as a medical practioner.
  2. A fair knowledge of forensic medicine for her /his own safeguard.
  3. To help thecourt of justice as well as law enforcing agency when required.

Academic Staff Of Forensic Medicine:

Course Offered

Study of Community Medicine will start in 1st year of 1st phase with 5 hours of Integrated teaching on Behavioural Science and Health Communication. In 2nd phase the comprehensive course course will continue for 1 year with 110 hours of lectures, 160 hours of tutorials and 30 days of COME (Community Based Medical Education). The course will be evaluated by 2nd Professional Examination.




General objective: To produce medical graduates to meet community health needs and demands of the country.


Specific objectives: At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  • provide comprehensive health care to the people
  • deliver primary health care and essential services package
  • conduct epidemiological studies on common health problems
  • provide health care with appropriate attitudes
  • work as a member of health team
  • co-ordinate with national and international health organizations and national health programmes.



Community Medicine is about a system of delivery of comprehensive health care (preventive, promotive, curative & rehabilitative) to the people by a health team in order to improve the health of the community. It deals with population or groups rather than individual patients. It is concerned with identification and assessment of health needs of the people, health problems affecting them and to devise appropriate measures (planning, organization, delivery and evaluation of health care services) to meet these requirements as best as possible with the available resources. Community Medicine is thus a bridge between public health and clinical medicine. Successful implementation of a community health program under the leadership of a doctor depends on the mutual co-operation among all grades of health personnels, social workers, community leaders connected with the program and the common team spirit exhibited by them.


Doctors should be prepared to build up an effective partnership for health. It has now been realized that medical education should include knowledge about behavioral science, for such knowledge will enable medical students to appreciate human behavior better and to understand how different cultures influence health & illness. This will prepare doctors to deal more effectively the diseases and human sufferings.

Academic Staff Of Community Medicine:

Course offered

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers total 200 learning hours (Lecture, Tutorial, Practical and Demonstration) at the 4th year of MBBS course. Total period of study including teaching and evaluation is 12 months.


Course description

Pharmacology, in brief, is the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects and modes of action of drugs in human body. More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. The field encompasses drug composition and properties, synthesis and drug design, molecular and cellular mechanisms, organ/systems mechanisms, signal transduction/cellular communication, molecular diagnostics, interactions, chemical biology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities.


Course curriculum

Course of pharmacology and therapeutics is arranged into two terms. First term comprises of Basic Pharmacology, Autonomic Pharmacology, Respiratory Pharmacology, Cardio-vascular and Renal Pharmacology, Endocrine Pharmacology, Gastro-intestinal Pharmacology, and Pharmacology of Blood disorders. Second term includes Drugs used in Central Nervous Disorders (anxiety, depression, psychosis, convulsion etc.), Pharmacology of Pain and Anesthesia, Autacoids, Prostaglandins, and Pharmacology of Chemotherapy (antimicrobials and anticancer drugs).


Course evaluation

There are scheduled item examinations at the end of each learning topic. Two term final examinations for evaluating student’s knowledge and skill. At the end, students will appear in 3rd Professional Examination, which takes place in May (regular examination) and November (supplementary examination).


Course objectives

The objective is to provide a need based integrated ‘Basic Pharmacology for a safe and effective prescribing’ Course so that the students on graduation will be competent to:

  • Describe the pharmacological effects, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetic characteristics and adverse reactions of drugs in order to be able to prescribe safely and effectively.
  • Describe the basic principles and concepts considered essential for rational (effective, safe, suitable and economic) prescribing and use of medicines in clinical practice.
  • Recognize, manage and report the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and drug interactions.
  • State the Essential Drug List and principles underlying the ‘Concept of Essential Drugs’, and apply them in community-oriented health care delivery service.
  • Recognize the implications of poly pharmacy and other means of irrational prescribing, identify influences favoring irrational prescribing and develop means to resist them.
  • Acquire methods of learning needed for evaluation of existing and new drugs and to follow trends and approaches in pharmacological research.
  • Develop attitude for continuous self-learning and professional development throughout their practicing life.

Academic Staff Of Pharmacology: