Department of Pathology

Faculty

Prof. Dr. Rakhshanda Bajwa (HOD)
Dr. Shahis Parveen (AP)
Dr. Saira Zafar (AP)
Dr. Zafar Iqbal (AP)
Dr. Ghazia Fatima (Asst. Prof.)
Dr. Hira Ghaffar (Asst. Prof.)
Dr. Uzma Faisal (Sr. Demonstrator)
Dr. Hira Tanvir (Demonstrator)
Dr. Mariya Farooq (Demonstrator)
Dr. Asma Akram (Demonstrator)

Introduction

Pathology is branch of medical science that involves the study and diagnosis of disease. It is a bridge between science and medicine. The goal of teaching pathology to MBBS students is to make them aware of variety of disease process. It involves learning of microbiology, histopathology, chemical pathology and hematology. Our mission is to improve best knowledge of the subject for correct diagnosis and prognosis of disease and inculcate interest in student for research studies. 

Our mission is to equip students in discipline of pathology by imparting knowledge and understanding of disease and biological systems. Thus to foster the development of professional skills through well designed curricula based on experiments, training and research. 

Pathology department of the Continental Medical College is fully equipped to provide medical education involving as all its branches and correlation with diseases.

Vision/ Mission

’”To produce competent research oriented doctors with ability to provide healthcare locally as well as globally in a professional manner with a concern and empathy for the ailing humanity and are committed to continuing medical education..”

Faculty Development Program

  • College of American Pathologists 2020 Lab Quality Management Workshop. Pearl Continental Hotel , Lahore Pakistan. 30th January, 2020.
  • 39th KEMU Annual International Scientific Symposium in Collaboration with KE-Alumni/ KEMCAANA, Lahore, Pakistan. 19th-20th December, 2019.
  • 38th KEMU Annual International Scientific Symposium in Collaboration with KE-Alumni/ KEMCAANA, Lahore, Pakistan. 19th-20th December, 2018.
  • 36th KEMU Annual International Scientific Symposium. KEMU, Lahore Pakistan. 19th 20th December, 2016.
  • Workshop on Standard setting for Performance-Based Assessment, KEMU, Lahore Pakistan. 27th October 2016.
  • Symposium on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Their Control, KEMU, Lahore Pakistan. April 16,
  • 2016.
  • Workshop on Endocrine and Breast Pathology. KEMU, Lahore Pakistan. February 10, 2016
  • Seminar on Emerging Trends in Plastic Surgery. KEMU, Lahore Pakistan. January 2016.
  • 35th KEMU Annual International Scientific Symposium. KEMU, Lahore Pakistan. December 17 2015.
  • 38th Annual PAP Conference/ 3rd Conference of the Societies of Pathology in collaboration with the
  • Royal College of Pathologists and British Association of Pakistani Pathologists. Pearl Continental
  • Hotel Lahore, Pakistan. November 6th – 8th 2015.
  • 7th National Conference on Emerging trends in Diabetes. Services Institute of Medical Sciences,
  • Lahore Pakistan. March 21st 2015.
  • 2nd Annual Meeting of International Academy of Pathology(IAP) – Pakistan Division and 
  • 5th Annual Meeting of Histopathology & cytology Society of Pakistan (HCSP). Pearl Continental Hotel
  • Lahore, Pakistan. April 18, 2015.
  • Technical Training on Influenza Real Time PCR. KEMU, Lahore Pakistan. March 18th-19th 2015.
  • 34th KEMU Annual International 2014 Scientific Symposium in Collaboration with KEMU- Alumni,
  • Pearl Continental Hotel and KEMU, Lahore Pakistan. December 22nd- 23rd 2014.
  • 1st Joint PAP/ RC Path/AMP Conference on Molecular Pathology, Pearl Continental Hotel,  Lahore Pakistan. November 24th- 26th 2014.
  • 31stInternational Biennial Medical Conference, Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore Pakistan. November 7th- 9th 2014.
  • Workshop for the Subject Specialist Committees (SCC) on Curriculum Development, University of Health Sciences, Lahore Pakistan. August 21st 2014.
  • 6th National Conference on Emerging Trends in Diabetes, Services Institute of Medical Sciences,
  • Lahore Pakistan. February 22nd 2014.
  • Annual Scientific Symposium 2014. Postgraduate Medical Institute. Lahore Pakistan. February 19th – 20th 2014.
  • 37thAnnual Conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists/ 2nd Joint Conferences of Societies of Pathology. Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore Pakistan. 20th – 22nd December 2013.
  • Workshop on Renal Pathology. Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore Pakistan. 25th – 26th October 2013.
  • 32nd KEMU Annual International Scientific Symposium In Collaboration : KEMCAANA/APPNA/KEMCA-UK. December 19th-22nd 2012.
  • Participated in Quality Assurance Program  Breast Diagnostic Module of Anatomical Pathology, Royal College of Pathology Australia. Sept 2012.
  • Annual symposium / workshop  Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Lahore November 9th – 11th, 2012.
  • Third Annual Conference of Histopathology and Cytology Society ( HCSP) of Pakistan.
  • October 13th,2012. Avari Hotel, Lahore.
  • Cytopathology & Histopathology Workshop at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre Lahore, March 30-31st 2012.
  • Continuing Medical Education Seminar. March 6th, 2012. Services Institute of Medical Sciences Lahore.
  • 4th National Conference on Emerging Trends in Diabetes. January 7th, 2012. Pearl Continental, Lahore.
  • Histopathology Intensive Course.  Services Institute of Medical Sciences Lahore 1st- 3rd December 2011.
  • 10th Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Symposium. . Nov. 18-20, 2011 Lahore Pakistan.
  • 2 Days Advanced Training on ISO 15189: 2007. Services Institute of Medical Sciences Lahore. August 13th & 17th 2011.
  • Symposium on Hypertension . Services Institute of Medical Sciences Lahore, 17th May 2011. 
  • Seminar on Diabetes Mellitus. Services Institute of Medical Sciences Lahore,(13 Dec. 2010).
  • Seminar of Histo/Cytopathology Association of Pakistan. Allama Iqbal Medical college, Lahore(25th -27th Nov 1020).
  • Seminar on Breast Cytology.  Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Lahore ( 23rd Oct. 2010).
  • Training Course on Quality Assurance and Bio-Safety in Laboratory Medicine including Avian Influenza. Avari Hotel, Lahore (11th – 14th February 2008).
  • Workshop on Histopathology “Morphological Aspects of Neoplastic Lymph Node Pathology”. Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Lahore (27th November 2006).
  • Real Time PCR Workshop. University of Health Sciences, Lahore (11th August 2005).
  • Participated in 1st   National Conference of Chemical Pathologists. King Edward Medical College Lahore. (25th- 26th February 2005).
  • Attended Workshop on” Medical Writing for Reviewers”. Services Institute of Medical Sciences Lahore (21st – 26th February 2005).
  • Workshop on Soft Tissue Tumors. Department of Histopathology Children Hospital & ICH Lahore (16th – 17th April 2004).
  • Attended Workshop on Teaching Skills. CPSP Regional Centre Lahore (25th –27th April 2002).
  • Participated in the Research Methodology Seminar. Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore (19th March 2002).
  • Participated in 25th Annual PAP Conference. King Edward Medical College Lahore. (27th – 28th December 2001).
  • Participated in the Seminar on “Current Trends in the Management of Hematological Disorders. Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore (1st November 2001).
  • Participated in First All Pakistan Biennial Medical Conference Gujranwala (2nd-3rd May1999).
  • Participated in 2nd   National Chemical Pathology Symposium. Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore (28th- 29th March 1995).
  • Workshop on HAEMATOLOGICAL DISORDERS. Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore (26th – 29th December 1992).
  • Participated in 2nd   National Chemical Pathology Conference. Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore (1992).
  • Workshop on Tumor Markers, Preparation, application and Diagnostic Significance of Tumor Marker Antigens .Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore ( 4th – 5th  December 1989).

Salient Features

Lectures: 
Interactive lectures using multimedia will introduce the concepts, theories and application of the subject using relevant examples. Students will be asked questions and are expected to discuss material from previous lectures.

Experimentation (Practical): 
For long term inculcation in students mind clinically important concepts are augmented by performing practical in Pathology Lab. 

Class Activities (Tutorials):
Students are exposed to group discussions and question answer sessions with the teachers in small groups during tutorial hours.

During this time the complex concepts and their practical application is further explained by the teachers to the students by using clinical examples.

Class Presentations:
Class presentations are conducted in the class to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of an already taught topic. This also helps to improve their presentations skills.

Class Assignments: 
Some very important topics which are core curriculum and heart of the subject are given to the students to prepare in assignments. Marking of these assignments gives a good feedback to the teacher.

Pretests: 
Self-Evaluation written tests and viva tests are conducted at alternate week for concept grooming of the students in a new organ system.

Online classes: 
Owing to the Covid-19 situation, students are given online classes. The regular time table is followed during these sessions. Frequent assignments are given. Marking of these assignments gives a good feedback to the teacher.

Activities

Students are exposed to group discussions and question answer sessions with the teachers in small groups during tutorial hours.

 During this time the complex concepts and their practical application is further explained by the teachers to the students by using clinical examples.

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