AIIMS Pathology Syllabus
AIIMS Pathology Syllabus – Part II
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODOLOGY
Department stresses on teaching basic fundamentals of the disease process and the applied aspects relevant to the clinical subjects.
Taught with the help of Didactic lectures on specific topics, followed by Practicals pertaining to that topic. Besides microscopic examination, fresh specimens obtained at autopsy or surgical operations are shown.
The following tools are employed:
d) Didactic lectures: discussing a particular topic at length in an one hour lecture
ii) Paraclinical seminars: are conducted by a combined team of pathologist and a clinician who discuss the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of the particular disease entity.
iii) Case studies: The significant and common diseases are discussed in the form of a representative clinical case in which the clinical features, the course of the disease in that particular patient and relevant laboratory investigations are discussed by a clinical faculty in an interactive manner in small groups. This is followed by demonstration of the gross and microscopic features of the disease in that case by the pathologist. This is followed by clinico-pathologic correlation.
Deals with demonstration of gross, and/or microscopic features of the disease entities.
v) Clinical case demonstration
Patients of a particular disease are demonstrated to the students by a clinical faculty in the ward, discussing the clinical features in the patient which provides them a real-life experience of studying a disease as it presents in a patient.
By a combination of above modalities/tools, student learns applied aspects of the disease process.
- Robbin’s Pathologic Basis of Diseases
- Text-Book of Pathology by Harsh Mohan
- Roitt’s Essential Immunology
- Walter and Israel’s General Pathology
EXAMINATION AND MARKS DISTRIBUTION
Total Marks : 300
Internal Assessment : 150
Professional Examination : 150 Internal Assessment: Five assessments in theory and practical are held as given below
Theory Paper I 37.5 Marks
(General Pathology and Hematopathology)
Paper II 37.5 Marks
Practicals 55.0 Marks
Viva 20.0 Marks
Theory Papers : Comprise of various types of MCQ (Single Response, Multiple True-false, Matching, Reason-Assertion, Multiple Completion) and Short Answer Questions (SAQ).
Practicals : include Conventional urine examination, Hematology exercises and Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE).