UHS-Dept

Introduction

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.

Objectives

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.

Working Facilities

  • 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. NoName of EquipmentQuantity
1Cytopro Centrifuge1
2Tissue Processor3
3Embedding Centre with Embedded Hot Plate2
4Cold Plate for Embedding Centre1
5Microtome2
6Water Bath2
7Oven (Incubator)1
8Centrifug- Freeze1
9Humidifier1
10Heating Oven1
11Spectrophotometer1
12Microplate Washer1
13Microplate Reader1
14Centrifuge-MIKRO-1201
15Centrifuge-EBA-201
16Tube Shaker2
17Weighing Balance1
18Binocular Student Microscopes20
19Electronic Balance1
20Refrigerator2
21Microwave Oven1
22PH Meter1
23Gross Station with automatic Dictation System1
24Ten Headed Microscope Camera Software CD= 01,1
25Dry Thermal Block RT-601
26Dry Thermal Block RT-60-1101
27Vortex Mixer1
28Steamer1
29Distilled water Plant1
30Magnetic Stirrer1
31Auto Slide Stainer2
32Double Headed Microscope with camera2
33Wax Dispenser1
34Dissecting microscope1

Admission

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.

Academic Collaboration

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.

Teaching Activities

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.

Future Plans

  • 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.