Histopathology laboratory was established in 2003 in the south wing of UHS at the ground floor. This laboratory is well equipped with the facility to cater for training and research leading to higher qualifications such as Ph.D; M.Phil, MLS & training for M.Sc Nursing.The Department of Pathology being an integral part of University sets out to be a Centre of Excellence in teaching, learning and research in pathological sciences. Pathology is the branch of medical sciences which deals with the nature of disease, its causes and its detection. Although modern medicine has made great strides in understanding the causes of disease, we still have a considerable distance to go. The goal of research in the Department of Pathology is to extend our knowledge of the mechanisms and progression of the disease, especially at the molecular level. Such detailed information will hopefully lead to improved diagnosis, treatment, and eventually, prevention. Our mission is to produce Ph.Ds of international standard in collaboration with foreign universities. MOU with University of Texas has already been signed for exchange of graduate students and faculty members.
Pathology is the branch of medical sciences which deals with the nature of disease, its causes and its detection. Although modern medicine has made great strides in understanding the causes of disease, we still have a considerable distance to go. The goal of research in the department of pathology is to extend our knowledge of the mechanisms of disease, especially at the molecular level. Such detailed information will hopefully lead to improved diagnosis, treatment, and eventually, prevention. Our mission is to produce Ph.Ds of international standard in collaboration with foreign universities. MOU with university of Texas has already been signed for exchange of graduate students and faculty members.
- Facilities to carry out research leading to Master, M.Phil or Ph.D.
- Training of medical graduates for specialization in histopathology to become teachers, diagnosticians and researchers.
- Reporting on all kinds of biopsies used in research projects.
- Opinion on prepared slides/blocks
- Tumor markers/receptors (Immunoperoxidase studies)
- Frozen sections for research work
- FNAC reporting- mostly for research / diagnosis.
- Fluid/smear cytology for research purpose / diagnosis.
- Immunofluorescence studies for research purpose only
Equipments Available in the Laboratory
|Sr. No||Name of Equipment||Quantity|
|3||Embedding Centre with Embedded Hot Plate||2|
|4||Cold Plate for Embedding Centre||1|
|18||Binocular Student Microscopes||20|
|23||Gross Station with automatic Dictation System||1|
|24||Ten Headed Microscope Camera Software CD= 01,||1|
|25||Dry Thermal Block RT-60||1|
|26||Dry Thermal Block RT-60-110||1|
|29||Distilled water Plant||1|
|31||Auto Slide Stainer||2|
|32||Double Headed Microscope with camera||2|
Postgraduate programme at UHS in the department of Pathology is research training programme leading to Ph.D Candidates who are medical/ dental graduate and possess Postgraduate/ higher diploma are eligible for admission in Ph.D programme. The department also runs M.Phil leading to Ph.D programmme for bright fresh graduates/ graduates with teaching/ practical experience.
Disciplines of Histotechnology, Cytotechnology and Oral Biology
M.Phil in Histotechnology, Cytotechnology and oral biology has been started in the department of Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology in year 2013. Presently we have 03 students in these disciplines.
In addition to a meaningful interaction with other departments of basic and clinical sciences within UHS and its affiliated colleges and institutions, the department coordinates and collaborates in training and research with other national biomedical institutions like the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology Lahore (INMOL), National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PSRD), Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI) and hospitals like Jinnah Hospital, Children Hospital, Mayo Hospital, Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), Fatima Memorial Hospital, Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore and international institutes like Nottingham University and Military Hospital, Riyadh, KSA. Linkages are being developed with foreign institutions both for collaborative research and for short term training of personnel in specialized techniques and procedures.
The members of our faculty pursue an active involvement in the student recruitment, curricular development, teaching and research. It consists of a dedicated team of individuals with varying interests, duties and responsibilities. Teaching based on formal lectures, tutorials, problem based learning, discussions, interactive sessions, seminars, Workshops, journal club meetings and laboratory training.
- To improve the number of PhD scholars in the department.
- To upgrade the department by procuring some very high tech instruments for an advance research in Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology.