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Academic Departments at Lahore Medical & Dental College


Departments

The departments at Lahore Medical & Dental College cover all areas of medical and dental sciences including basic sciences, clinical sciences, and dental sciences – giving our students a comprehensive educational expereince to perpare them for rewarding professional careers.

Clinical Sciences

Anaesthesia

The Department of Anaesthesiology at Lahore Medical & Dental College was established in year 2002.

Nine operating theatres are working simultaneously; these are equipped with the latest state of art monitors for SPO2, NIBP, Capnograph, ECG, Temperature and Invasive Venous and arterial monitoring. Five Anaesthesia Machines are Dragger (North America) with complete modern anaesthesia delivery system. There are four locally made machines in addition to these machines.

The staff offers around the clock coverage by the Anaesthesia team including Senior Registrars who are physically present in hospital to all surgical departments. Two Medical Officers along with a Senior Registrar cover is present in hospital for the evening duty from 02:00 pm to 08:00 pm. One Senior Registrar and three medical officers stay in hospital from 08:00 pm to 08:00 am for emergency cover. There is also a round the clock cover for five bedded surgical ICU.

There is a seventeen bedded ICU equipped with patient monitors and three ventilators which are ready for use as soon as the need arises.

Dermatology

Scope of Department:

The department of dermatology is mainly comprised of medical, basic surgical and venerology facilities  . The Department is primarily an outpatient specialty, and patient  with an unknown skin disease or review of more complex and chronic cases are referred to the department. Inpatient facility is dedicated for seriously ill patients. The department is furnished with the all necessary equipment to carry out various latest treatment modalities and procedures.

 

Objectives:

  • Teach under graduate students
  • Train Post graduate trainees
  • Treat patient in outdoor and indoor
  • Carry out Research

 

For Students:

The Department of Dermatology is a renowned department in town for teaching and research in dermatology. The teaching department, outpatients, research and inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities are available in the department of Dermatology.

The department serves as the main dermatology referral centre for local area’s large population. It has a team of three dermatologists and eight post graduate trainees who manage busy outpatient and inpatient clinics and various procedures. There is special emphasis on the training of students according to international standards.

 Following programs are run by the department:

  • FCPS Training
  • MCPS Training
  • House Job

 

Following treatments are being offered:

  • Narrowband UVB therapy
  • Electrocautery
  • Electrolysis
  • Chemical Peels
  • Cryo-therapy
  • Iontophoresis
  • Patch Testing
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Resurfacing for acne scars
  • Laser for birthmarks, freckles
  • Inj Botox for wrinkles & Hyperhidrosis
  • Inj Collagen for Laugh Lines
  • Obesity Treatment

 

Department Staff List:

 

Head of department

  • Prof Haroon Nabi
  • (FCPS Derm)

Assistant Prof. :

  • Dr. Talat Masood Akbar
  • (FCPS Derm)

Registrar:

  • Dr. Mahmood A. Saqib
  • (Msc. Cl. Derm UK)

Post Graduate Trainees:

  • Dr. Sara Riaz
  • Dr. Saima Kullachi
  • Dr. Romella Bhatti
  • Dr. Sadia Sarfraz
  • Dr. Saba Arshad
  • Dr. Ambreen
  • Dr. Qaiser
  • Dr.Hassan Gardezi
  • Dr. Komal

ENT / Head & Neck Surgery

Scope of Department:

More than 50% of all physician office visits are for ENT problems. We have ear, nose and throat specialists (ENT) who are trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose throat, and related structures of the head and neck. They have special expertise in managing diseases of the ears, nose and nasal passage sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face.

Objectives of Department:

ENT/Head and Neck Surgery department provides students with complete education in the comprehensive medical and surgical care of patients with diseases and disorders that affect the ears, nose throat, head, and neck. The educational program combines core basic science knowledge of otolaryngology and the communication sciences with the clinical aspects of diagnosis and medical and/or surgical therapy for related ailments.

For Students:

The Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with ear, nose and throat disorders.
Medical students are expected to perform clinical skills, to take part in, and to assist with the activities performed by the consultants or residents as well as to observe.

Fourth year medical students are expected to demonstrate their ability to take a history, perform an ENT examination, and make an assessment and plan on patients in the clinic with supervision by a consultant.

Fourth year medical students are expected to perform tracheostomy on dummies as well as on patients when the opportunity affords. All students are to learn clinical skills relevant to ENT i,e Syringing ear, Otoscopy,anterior and posterior Nasal packing interpreting audiograms,Valsava test,Politzer test and Examination of cranial V,VII & IX.

Our ENT Department provides state of the art facilities regarding patient management while highly specialized procedures such as FESS, Septorhinoplasty, micro-laryngeal surgery, micro-ear surgery, oesophagoscopy, bronchoscopy and head & neck tumour surgery are being performed on site on a regular basis.

 

Department Staff List:

Head of the Department

  • Dr.Shahid Hussain
  • FCPS

Assistant Professor

  • Shahid Ghafoor Malik
  • FCPS

Senior Registrars

  • Major .Muhammad Khalid
  • MCPS
  • Samreen Yousaf
  • MCPS
  • Shahzad Ali
  • MO
  • Sahira Tauseef
  • WMO

Medicine

The principal objective of the department of medicine is to educate students about the expert diagnosis and compassionate management of human illness, building on the biochemical, physiological and behavioral foundation of clinical experience. Students are taught information acquisition through history taking, physical examination, and laboratory evaluation.

Information synthesis through achieving differential diagnosis and evaluation plan and medical decision making for continued evaluation and therapy. Students are encouraged and guided in the development of caring physician and patient relationship. The junior and senior years of medical school constitute a continuum of clinical experience.

The curriculum is arranged to provide maximum flexibility. The department offers an extremely broad range of advance clinical clerkship in general medicine and sub specialties. Students become integrated into a ward team, apply and extend their clinical skills, medical knowledge and judgment in the care of patients assigned to them under the immediate supervision of House Officer and Medical Officers. In addition to the regular sessions, seminars, morning meetings and case presentations enhance the student’s participation.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

The educational program in Obstetrics and Gynecology is designed to teach students female physiology in infancy, childhood and adolescence, reproductive endocrinology during menstruating years, management of pregnancy and delivery and understanding of changes in post menopausal years.

The program includes, the management of normal and abnormal obstetrical conditions, the anatomical and physiological variants following childbirth and gynecological abnormalities not necessarily related to reproduction. The emotional aspects of genital development and prenatal and intra natal abnormalities and oncological aspects of reproductive tract. Work in the wards and outpatient clinic is designed for providing practical experience in the methods and techniques of examination and diagnosis. Students are assigned specific patients and take part in their prenatal care and management.

Detailed clinical discussions of current clinical problems are held regularly with faculty, this experience constitutes the clerkship in Obs. &Gynae. Students participate in general prenatal care, conduct of labor and delivery and after care of patients. They are responsible for the preliminary history and examination of selected gynecological patients, assist in gynecological surgeries and participate in post operative care. They learn to carry out investigations and to perform minor surgeries.

Ophthalmology

Department of Ophthalmology provides instructions to medical students through lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and the opportunity to observe patients and review cases. Emphasis is on history taking and techniques of examination of eye. The Department of Ophthalmology has been established with facilities of surgery.

It is a land mark of continued progress in upgrading the clinical education. The Department is equipped with sophisticated technology and equipment which would no doubt expand the horizons of learning in medical education.

Orthopedics

A full-fledged Orthopedics Department is functioning in Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital, Lahore in association with Lahore Medical and Dental College.

The department is headed by a well reputed qualified Orthopedic Surgeon. Two wards of 40 beds each have been earmarked for this department. The department is very well attended by patients in OPD and in wards. The operation theater is equipped with state of the art equipments. All types of operations are performed particularly of Spinal Surgery. Deserving patients are given Orthopedic implants free of cost.

Peadiactrics

The Paediatric Department is providing emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All the neonates delivered in the hospital are examined by the Paediatric Department staff and those who need special care are shifted to the nursery. There is a strong liaison between the Paediatric Department and the Department of Obstetrics which has improved the perinatal mortality and morbidity significantly.

Between 300-320 patients are examined in the outpatient department every week. The Paediatric ward consists of 35 beds having (on average) 250 admissions per month. The admitted patients are cared for by experienced and qualified doctors along with trained nurses.

Teaching & Training

The Department of Paediatrics strives for excellence in the education of Paediatrics with focus on providing students and residents with a comprehensive and diverse experience. Medical students rotate through the Department of Paediatrics to gain firsthand experience in a hospital setting. Our faculty members deliver lectures to students as part of the medical school curriculum and are available to mentor any level of trainee.

Community Education / Advocacy

Paediatric residents and faculty participate in many community education programs, such as infant & child nutrition, lactation management, importance of timely vaccinations, campaign against polio and control of other infectious diseases.

Facilities / Sections

The Department of Paediatrics is located within the Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital, which together with Surgimed Hospital and Doctors Hospital, provide modern medical and surgical facilities, clinical laboratories and other diagnostic facilities.

• Neonatal Nursery and Neonatal I.C.U.
• Paediatric Wards I & II.
• Paediatric I.C.U.
• Paediatric Isolation Room
• Out Patient Clinic
• Vaccination Centre
• Well baby clinic
• Lactation Management Center

Post Graduate Teaching

Department is fully recognized by College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan for postgraduate training. Currently two FCPS and four MCPS postgraduate trainees are registered and their training is being supervised by CPSP qualified and approved supervisors.

Physiotherapy (DPT)

Physical therapist practice is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and functional movement potential, within the spheres of promotion, prevention, maintenance, intervention/treatment,
habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being. Physical therapist practice involves the interaction between physical therapist, patients or clients, families, care givers, other health care providers, and communities, in a process of assessing movement potential and in establishing agreed upon goals and objectives using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

Entry level DPT Program will prepare and equip physical therapists to practice in a variety of settings able to deliver services in both urban and rural communities, acknowledging their roles as facilitators and educators of other health personnel necessary for the attainment of physical therapy and tient/client goal.

Entry level DPT Program will equip students with the necessary communication and decision-making skills to work in collaboration with their patients/clients, careers, other professionals, and colleagues.

Entry level DPT Program will promote appropriate multi professional and inter professional learning experiences and practice.

Entry level DPT Program will educate physical therapists who are knowledgeable, self-assured, adaptable, reflective, humanistic, and service-oriented and who, by virtue of critical thinking, life-long learning,and ethical values, render independent judgments concerning patient/client needs.
Entry level DPT Program will educate physical therapists who demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences relevant to physical therapy, both in their fundamental context and in their application to the discipline of physical therapy.

Entry level DPT Program will educate physical therapists who demonstrate mastery of entry level professional clinical skills. Provision of these services is based on the best available evidence and includes physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, prevention
activities, wellness initiatives and appropriate health care utilization.

Psychiatry

Present day medical education stresses on the understanding of normal personality development and dynamic processes which underlie psychopathology as well as art of dealing with these and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

Special attention is paid to understanding the common psychological problems seen in clinical practice and special attention is given to community psychiatry when medical students participate in clinical experience with psychiatric patients. They learn to take case history and conduct mental status examination. Differential diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

A full-fledged department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences has been established. The department is headed by a qualified Psychiatrist. Regular lectures have been delivered and practicals are conducted.

Radiology

This department is headed by an experienced qualified Professor. CT Scan, X-ray Plants, Ultrasound, Colour Dopplers, Mammography facilities are available. This department is quite heavily work loaded. Free facilities are offered to the deserving patients.

Surgery

The faculty of surgery is responsible for the teaching and training of medical students, keeping in view the needs of our society, in a structured program. Clinical teaching is provided at Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital, Lahore to third, fourth and final year medical students. They are taught basic principles in surgery i.e. infections and inflammation, asepsis, tumors, immunity and transplantation, fluid and electrolyte balance, specific infections like tuberculosis, anastomotic techniques and principles.

Specialized surgery topics included are hernia, intestinal obstruction, peptic ulcer, gall stones, gastrointestinal malignancy, skin tumors, thyroid diseases, breast pathologies, rectal problems, urinary tract infections and tumors, renal calculi diseases, etc. they are also taught topics in Neurosurgery, Paediatrics surgery, plastic surgery, Orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery and Cardiod-thoracic surgery. These topics are discussed in tutorials, discouraging a didactic form of teaching. All the students in a group are expected to participate in the ensuing discussion.

The students are exposed in a wide variety of surgical problems, where they are expected to clerk patients and elicit clinical signs, under the supervision of a tutor. They are encouraged to order relevant investigations, reach a plausible diagnosis and institute management, on scientific basis. Thus making them independent thinkers and ensuring their safe graduation as medical practitioners. The process of evaluation is continuous. Examinations are carried out regularly and their results are given due weight-age, and therefore included in the final examination results.

Urology

The department of Urology was established in the year 2000 in Lahore Medical & Dental College.

Departmental Facilities

The Department of Urology provides following facilities Indoor:

Urology Department shares a ward with Surgical Unit having separate bays for patients of Urology in both male and female surgical wards.

A separate 40 bedded ward for male patients and a 40 bedded ward for female patients along with all other ancillary facilities is planned to be constructed in immediate future. The location plan of which has already been approved. Urology Department also shares Surgical ICU with department of surgery.

Out Door:

An independent Urology OPD is located in the main outpatient building of the hospital.

OPD consists of

A Teaching area for students

An examination chamber

An OPD dressing and minor procedure chamber.

A separate display case for urological specimen for teaching of the students. Computer with printer.

Facilities available in the department:

1)      USG machine in outpatient department

2)      Catheterization and Urethral dilatation facility in outpatient department

3)      Full range of adult and pediatric Cystoscopes, Resectoscopes and Urtethrotomy sets.

4)      Lithotrite and Stone punch for Endoscopic bladder stone removal.

5)      Flexible and Rigid Uretero Renoscopes.

6)      State of the art Lithoclast for endoscopic ureteric stone removal.

Out Patient Days

Monday – Thursday & Saturday                                       8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday                                                                              8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Operation Theatre Services

We have two operation theatres for Urology Department which we use on specific days twice a week for elective surgery.

In addition emergency cover is provided round the clock.

Teaching Activities of the Department of Urology

Regular lectures for Final year MBBS once a week for each class.

Clinical Teaching

Final year class terms in batch wise rotation for outdoor / indoor & for practical demonstration in operation theatre.

Haemodialysis

An 8 bedded facility is available in Surgimed Hospital for students to visit the hospital to observe sessions of Haemodialysis.

Modern centre for Male Infertility and Reproduction

It is located at Surgimed Hospital, where students are exposed to the facility and the procedure

Clinical Meetings

•          The Department of Urology regularly participates in monthly clinical meetings of Pakistan Association of Urology Surgeons, Lahore Chapter, held in various teaching hospitals of Lahore, and has hosted two PAUS meetings till date.

•          The Department also participates in National & International Conferences of Urology held in Lahore and a research paper on the topic of

“Varicocoele” was presented in the Annual Urology conference held in March 2004 at Pearl-Continental Hotel, Lahore.

•      Urology Department actively participates in weekly interdepartmental Clinico-pathological Conferences held at GTTH, Lahore.

Future Plans

KFC (Kidney Friendly Care) society

It is a charitable NGO affiliated with department of Urology LMDC, Lahore.

Prof. Khalid Javed Rabbani is founder member and present head of KFC society. Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Centre:

A modern dialysis and kidney transplant centre is (Insha-Allah) planned to be constructed in liaison and financial assistance with KFC society.

Basic Sciences

Anatomy

Scope of department:

  • To teach Anatomy to undergraduate students and later to facilitate post graduate studies
  • To keep the models and specimen available to the students
  • To keep the laboratory updated and available to undergraduate as well as postgraduate studies

Objectives of department:

  • To teach anatomy in a comfortable and friendly environment
  • To make the students familiar with structure of the body
  • To update knowledge of the student with relevant clinical aspects

For Students:

Students need to come prepared for the classes and take interest in subject matter

  • They are required to maintain attendance record not less than 75%
  • Students are required to attend each lecture and the assigned tutorial/laboratory class unless given special permission.
  • They are expected to maintain discipline and follow rules while in dissection hall

Additional information-

CME activities are held every month in which journal articles are discussed for educating and promoting research activities iin the department.

Anatomy is the oldest medical discipline, which encompasses the study of biological structure at various levels. The curriculum of Anatomy covers all aspects of cell biology, Gross and Microscopic Anatomy, Embryology and Neuro-anatomy.

The study of cell biology includes light and electron microscopic structures and function of cells with special reference to membranes, organelles, inclusions, metabolism, transport, division, growth, aging and cell specialization. Gross Anatomy covers the study of structure and functions of human organ systems and their relation to each other. Practical experience would be gained by dissection of human body and study with the help of models, specimens, charts and histological slides would help the students to develop clear concepts of Anatomy.

The study of Embryology covers the principles of reproduction, fetal growth and development with explanation of various structural relationships in the human body and etiology of developmental anomalies. The study of Neuro-anatomy covers the basic principles of organization and functions of nervous system.

Departmental staff list

  • Prof.  Dr Razia Parveen
  • Prof.  Dr Aruna Bashir
  • Dr Anees Fatima
  • Dr Kanwal Saeed
  • Dr Shamsa Ijaz
  • Dr M. Arshad Mumtaz
  • Dr Tehseen Arshad
  • Dr Bahdur Baloch
  • Dr Rajia Nayyar
  • Dr Qurat-ul-lain
  • Dr Zakia Riaz
  • Dr Irsa Iqbal

 

Behavioral Sciences

Present day medical education stresses on the understanding of normal personality development and dynamic processes which underlie psychopathology as well as art of dealing with these and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

Special attention is paid to understanding the common psychological problems seen in clinical practice and special attention is given to community psychiatry when medical students participate in clinical experience with psychiatric patients. They learn to take case history and conduct mental status examination. Differential diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

Biochemistry

The biochemistry course aims to give our students an understanding of the basic principles of structure and function of various chemical elements that constitute living cells.

The course is structured into three distinct portions in order to provide a logical approach to the subject: i). the nature of Bio-molecules ii). the study of synthesis, breakdown and biological function of essential bio-molecules iii). the understanding of chemical and molecular processes which form the basis of health and disease.

Our students receive hands on training by performing practicals in the laboratory – further expanding the concepts discussed in lectures and seminars. into real world scenarios.  The student will be introduced to the methods of biochemical analysis by various techniques used for separation, identification and measurement of bio-molecules relevant to clinical sciences. Students are also be introduced to the concept of chemical pathology, when measurement of bio-molecules are used for diagnosis and monitoring of disease states.

Community Medicine

Scope: Community Medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the health of populations. It strives to protect and promote the health and well-being of the community through Primary Health Care approach. The mission of Community Medicine teaching is to contribute to the development of a well-rounded (holistic) medical professional, who will demonstrate knowledge and competence with compassion in dealing with primary health care, desire for lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary team work, and professional and ethical behaviour in practice in order to improve and sustain the health of the population.

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  1. Appreciate health in a holistic paradigm, in relation to social, economic, environmental and occupational context.
  2. Recognize the role of Primary Health Care (PHC) Physician in managing community health.
  3. Be familiar with the components and planning of primary health care system.
  4. Understand the importance of curative, preventive and promotive aspects of health.
  5. Develop skills in communicating with the community.
  6. Obtain hands on training in conducting surveys.
  7. Consider a large spectrum of community interventions when dealing with health problems.

 

The department of Community Medicine at LMDC, was established in 2001 with a view to impart community based knowledge and skills to the undergraduate students of MBBS, Physiotherapy and Allied Sciences.  In Lahore, it is the first Community Medicine Department in the private sector to be accredited by CPSP for MCPS and FCPS part II training. The Department has excelled in not only providing the basic knowledge of Community Medicine but also has pioneered community based research in various fields of Public Health importance.

The faculty members and 4th year MBBS students have published numerous articles in indexed journals. The department regularly celebrates National and international health related events and conduct seminars on various health related issues, in which renowned speakers from various fields have been invited to share their expertise with the students and faculty. The Department also has a state of art museum and a library. We have the most qualified faculty in the whole country. Our teaching methodology is problem oriented and student based. Students are evaluated at regular intervals and regular counseling is provided. Our endeavors have been rewarded with excellent results. The department collaborates with various public and private health institutions and field level organizations where students receive hands on training.

Basic Health Unit (BHU) Manawan is attached to the Department of Community Medicine through an MOU, in the spirit of public/private partnership, for the training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

 

Department Staff List:

  • Professor Seema Daud (Head)
  • (FCPS; MHPE; PhD scholar)

 

  • Dr. Fatima Mukhtar
  • Associate Professor
  • M.B.B.S; D.T.M&H; MPhil; PhD Scholar

 

  • Dr. Humayun Mirza
  • Assistant Professor
  • M.B.B.S; D.Ac; M.P.H; M.C.P.S Scholar

 

  • Dr. Muhammad Muneer
  • Assistant Professor
  • M.B.B.S; D.T.C.D; D.P.H; D.C.H; M. Phil; PhD Scholar

 

  • Dr. RabiahMahwish
  • Demonstrator
  • M.B.B.S; M.C.P.S Scholar; M. Phil Scholar

 

  • Dr. Muhammad AtifShamshad
  • Demonstrator
  • M.B.B.S; M. Phil II (Scholar); M.C.P.S (Scholar)

 

  • Dr. MehwishArif
  • Demonstrator
  • M.B.B.S

 

  • Dr. Saleha Hussain
  • Demonstrator
  • M.B.B.S
  • Dr. Kanwal Khalid
  • Demonstrator
  • M.B.B.S

 

  • Ms. Rabia Rasheed
  • Medical Social Worker
  • M.A (Social work); M.Phil (Sociology)

Forensic Medicine

This course is introduced in third year. Forensic medicine includes medical ethics – principles legal system in Pakistan. Duties and responsibilities of doctors, Medical aspects of law in relation to poisons; their recognition, treatment and collection of viscera and their analytical methods. Factory Act-Workmen compensation, social security (industrial injuries).

Medico-legal aspects of death, crimes of violence-homicide, suicide, accident, firearm injuries, explosions, railway and vehicular injuries, medico-legal autopsy-exhumation. Identification problems, sexual assaults, medico-legal aspects of pregnancy, delivery abortions, impotency, application of Dyat and Hudood ordinance in case of Zina (adultery) and other offence of violence.

Medical negligence – Professional secrecy – Privileged Communication. Legal proceedings – Law of evidence – Responsibility in law (Criminal responsibility including testamentary capacity – contract law-writing will) consent in medical treatment – validity of printed consent forms, general procedure of inquiring into the matters needing medico-legal investigation.

Pathology

SCOPE OF DEPARTMENT:

Pathology is that branch of medicine which is concerned with the causes and the development of disease. Knowledge of Pathology forms the link between basic and all clinical sciences. Without an accurate diagnosis, the selection of a course of treatment for a particular disease may be limited. Knowing about pathology means analysis of different samples (blood, urine, tissue) of the patient, so that exact cause of illness can be identified. Moreover, research in the understanding of disease processes is important in the development of new treatments.

It provides a forum for the understanding of the pathological processes and evaluation of new and existing diagnostic applications of scientific advances and clinical pathologic correlations. Our focus is to conduct the diagnostic investigations of human diseases.

OBJECTIVES OF DEPARTMENT:

The objective is to train competent medical professionals/pathologists. The Department is striving to fulfill the following objectives:

  1. Undergraduate teaching in the subject of pathology with
    1. The knowledge of common pathogens which are responsible for disease production
    2. The knowledge of underlying processes helping the body combat disease
    3. The knowledge as to how pathogens/factors cause disease
    4. The knowledge of production of clinical symptomatology related to a particular diseases
    5. The knowledge of available diagnostic lab techniques for common diseases
  1. Clinical Pathology
    1. Performance and interpretation of different routine tests for the diagnosis of different diseases
    2. Performance of Bone marrow examinations
    3. Performance of fine needle aspirations
    4. Performance of routine tissue biopsies
  1. Postgraduate training and research
  1. To Produce highly trained manpower in the field of Pathology
  2. Improve the quality of education as per needs of government and private sector

 

FOR STUDENTS:

The department of Pathology is actively involved in both undergraduate (MBBS and BDS) and postgraduate teaching programmes. The subject of pathology is taught as per guideline of PMDC. The students study pathology in 2 years (3rd and 4th). 3rd year Pathology consists of General pathology, Microbiology, Parasitology. Basic principles of pathology and disease process are taught along with knowledge about common pathogens. 4th year pathology is organ/system based. Pathology of the diseases of all major systems are covered along with the protocol of laboratory diagnosis. Pathological aspects of the diseases of the blood cells and Blood transfusion pathology is also taught.

The department is proud to have very experienced and dedicated teaching faculty. Multiple teaching methodologies are used to deliver the course content e.g. interactive lecturing, small group discussions and team based learning. Special emphasis is given on Hands on practice of common basic laboratory tests and interpretation of lab reports.

 

ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT:

The Department of Pathology consists of 4 fully functional, independent sections i.e Histopathology, Hematology, Microbiology and Chemical Pathology. All sections are fully equipped and are involved in all routine pathological investigations. The department is open (8:00 – 2:30), five days a week. The department receives specimens primarily from GTTH, the affiliated hospital of LMDC. GTTH is a 700-beded hospital with all major clinical specialties. The clinical pathology laboratory of GTTH is also affiliated with the department and is open 24hrs all year round. The clinical laboratory is responsible for all routine indoor, OPD, after hours and emergency pathology services. Histopathology and Hematology and Microbiology sections are college based where most of the tests are performed. Fine needle aspirations and bone marrow examinations are also carried out in the department.

 

Pathology Museum: It is one of the largest pathology museums in the whole of Punjab. The museum has more than 600 cataloged gross histopathology specimens from all systems and covering almost all common lesions for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The museum has been developed by a dedicated team and is supervised by Professor Dr. Shazia Ibnerasa who is associated with the department of pathology since its start.All the museum specimens have been digitallyphotographed and the specimen library can be accessed by the students on line.

 

DEPARTMENT STAFF LIST:

HEAMTOLOGY SECTION

  • Dr. Yasmine Lodhi.
  • MBBS, M.Phil (Hematology)
  • Professor of Hematology and Head of the Department
  • Nazia Ahmed.
  • MBBS, M.Phil (thesis remaining)
  • Senior Lecturer, Hematology
  • Miss Kiran
  • Technologist Hematology

 

HISTOPATHOLOGY SECTION

  • Dr. Shazia Nilofar Ibnerasa
  • MBBS, M.Phil (Histopathology), MHPE (Holland)
    Professor of Histopathology
  • Seema Butt
  • MBBS, M.Phil (Histopathology)
  • Assistant Professor Histopathology
  • Saira Rathore
  • MBBS, FCPS (Histopathology)
  • Assistant Professor Histopathology

 

MICROBIOLOGY SECTION

  • Dr. Shahla Haroon
  • MBBS, M.Phil (Microbiology)
    Professor of Microbiology
  • Saadia Chaudrhy
  • MBBS, M.Phil (Microbiology)
    Associate Professor, Microbiology
  • Dr Zahid
  • Technologist Microbiology

 

CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY SECTION

  • Dr. Muhammad Sarwar
  • MBBS, DTCD, M.Phil (Chemical Pathology), Ph.D
    Professor of Chemical Pathology
  • Fauzia Sadiq
  • MBBS, M.Phil (Chemical pathology)
    Assistant professor, Chemical pathology

 

DEMONSTRATORS

  1. Danish Siddque MBBS
  2. Adil Shabbir MBBS
  3. SarmadMansoor MBBS
  4. Asma Waheed MBBS
  5. Areej Humayun MBBS
  6. Rabia Skindar MBBS
  7. Bushra Naz MBBS

Pharmacology

Scope of department: The department of pharmacology at LMDC comprises of faculty, students and technical staff that works for providing quality pre-clinical and clinical education in pharmacology and therapeutics to the students of medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy and oral hygiene. The scope of pharmacology is rapidly expanding and provides the rational basis for the therapeutic use of the drug. At undergraduate level pharmacology is studied under two main inter related domains.

 

Pharmacokinetics : The study of absorption ,distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs

Pharmacodynamics: The effect off drug on body i.e. study of molecular, biochemical and physiological effects of drugs on cellular systems and their mechanism of action.

 

Objectives of department: The primary instructional objective of this department is to provide students with an understanding of pharmacological basis of therapeutics so that the students have requisite knowledge of drugs and in future and they are competent enough to meet the challenges of medical needs of patients.

  • To provide exciting learning experience in a variety of ways- lectures , tutorials , seminars, workshops for group discussions, problem solving exercises and tutorial sessions
  • To provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental Pharmacology and uses of the major classes of clinically important drugs currently used in medical practice
  • To conduct and assist research oriented practical
  • To arrange regular assessments of students to identify their strengths and weaknesses so that to provide them timely assistance
  • CME activities are regular feature of pharmacology department to keep the faculty up to date according to needs of modern era

 

For students: The discipline of pharmacology explores biology through the action of drugs .This subject embraces knowledge of the sources, chemical properties, biological effects and therapeutics uses of drugs. It is important for medical and dental students to understand how drugs are absorbed and distributed, bound to their receptors and eliminated.

 

Department staff list:

  • Dr. Nasim Akhtar Prof. Head of Department
  • Dr. Ajaz Fatima Associate Professor
  • Dr. Shazia Asim Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Asia Firdous Senior Lecturer
  • Dr. Ghulam Awais Qarni Senior Lecturer
  • Dr. Wardah Siddique Senior Lecturer
  • Dr. Rubina Raza Demonstrator
  • Dr. Rafia Batool Demonstrator
  • Dr. Zil-E-Maryam Demonstrator
  • Dr. Zahabia Khalid Demonstrator
  • Dr. Zaeema Umer Demonstrator

Physiology

Scope of the department:

At present the department provides resources and opportunities that foster excellence in research among faculty, fellows, and students. We provide a superior teaching resource and exemplary service to the medical and paramedical students. Students from medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy and paramedics are catered. In future we have plans to expand and facilitate training programs for nurses and post graduates as well.

For Students:

The Department of Physiology is an integral part of the basic medical sciences in a medical college. It is essential that all medical and health professional students receive sufficient exposure to the physiological concepts that provide the foundations needed for further studies in pharmacology, pathology, pathophysiology, and medicine. The department at Lahore Medical & Dental College is very well organized and focuses on developing and delivering quality education to undergraduate students.

Objectives of the Department:

We want to provide a sound scientific basis for the training of doctors and allied health personnel.  It is the objective of this department to facilitate the students to learn the core concepts of Physiology which will enable the students grasp adequately the normal functioning of the human body. Clinico-Physiological conferences are arranged every month to help the students focus on comparing the normal functioning with altered physiological conditions encountered during clinical studies. Our priority for medical students is to enhance our teaching efforts with an emphasis on developing stimulating medically relevant interactive sessions.The student is eventually expected to be able to apply this knowledge to health care delivery.

At the end of the course in Physiology the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate adequate knowledge of the physiological basis of medical practice;
  2. Demonstrate sound knowledge in Physiology with a view to possible scientific investigations in Physiological sciences;
  • Apply the science of physiology in everyday life; and
  1. Recognize pathophysiological conditions.

 

Faculty

  • Professor Dr Qamarshaqoor Sandhu (M.B. B. S, M.phil Physiology)
  • Associate Professor Dr Ansar Asrar (M.B. B. S, FCPS Medicine)
  • Associate Professor Dr Ayesha Siddique (M.B. B. S, M.phil Physiology)
  • Assistant Professor Dr Uzma Zargham (M.B. B. S, M.phil Physiology)
  • Assistant Professor Dr Zaima Ali (M.B. B. S, M.phil Physiology)
  • Assistant Professor Dr Shaheena Naz (M.B. B. S, M Phil Physiology)
  • Assistant Professor Dr Attiqa Khalid (M.B. B. S, M Phil Physiology)
  • Senior lecturer Dr Abida Akhtar (M.B. B. S, M Phil Physiology)
  • Senior lecturer Dr Saadia Nazir (M.B. B. S, M Phil Physiology)

Demonstrators

  • Dr Shahzad Ishaq (M.B.B.S, FCPS Pediatrics)
  • Dr Rida Ajmal khan (M.B.B.S)
  • Dr Fahad Naser (M.B.B.S
  • Dr Maham Hussain (M.B.B.S)

Dental Sciences

Oral Biology & Tooth Morphology

Scope of Department:

Oral Biology & Tooth Morphology includes the study of the development, structure, form and function of the oral cavity and its constituent parts with special emphasis on the gross and microscopic structure of teeth and their supporting structures

Objectives of Department:

It is a foundation course in dentistry which is taught during the first year. The course consists of four components including Oral Histology, Oral Anatomy, Oral Physiology and ToothMorphology.

Oral Embryology, Oral Histology and Oral Physiology provide understanding of development of the oral cavity followed by the microscopic study of teeth, their supporting structures and the bones, joints and glands of the oral cavity. The function and clinical relevance of each structure is concurrently discussed.

In Tooth Morphology and Occlusion Students learn to identify teeth & to study the gross structure of permanent and deciduous teeth and their function.

For Students:

The students with good understanding of Oral Biology are able to provide best clinical service to the patients. Dentists apply this understanding for the diagnosis of various conditions associated with oral hard and soft tissue abnormalities

 

Department Staff List:

  • Dr. Asad Mahmood
  • Head Of Department
  • BDS, MSc (UK)

 

  • Dr. Sikandar Javed Bajwa
  • Assistant Professor
  • BDS, MSc (UK)

 

  • Dr. Zahra Ehsan
  • Demonstrator
  • BDS

Community & Preventive Dentistry

Scope of the Department: Community & Preventive Dentistry Department encompasses the aspects of promoting health, prolonging life and preventing oral diseases in the population and their up to date knowledge in the students.

Objectives of the Department: Students are given the concepts of Oral Epidemiology, Oral Health Promotion, health economics, and Human behavior in the society as well as in the clinic, socio-anthropology and determinants of Oral health and disease.

For Students: The study of Planning and managing oral health programs, Oral health care systems and questionnaires and bio-statistics are introduced at appropriate stages. Special emphasis is given to trends of Oral health diseases at global and national levels and their prevention· All lectures delivered are evidence based and up-to-date and current with the new advancements in the subject. Students as groups and individuals are required to deliver multimedia presentations as a requirement of the subject and are fully assisted with the process as needed.

Community Dentistry Museum has been developed for facilitation of students and better understanding of the subject.

Typodonts are used initially to develop concepts and later Phantom-heads are used as patient simulation for understanding and practice of different clinical examinations taught in the course. This is carried out in the fully equipped Skills lab.

Annual Scientific Research poster competition and exam takes place in the second quarter of the academic year.

Annual Oral Health Day/week in which patients are educated and are given free tooth brushes and tooth pastes to improve their health. They are then followed over time and the results are published bi-annually.

The department hosts free checkups and treatments for two orphanages on a quarterly basis and are followed for follow up treatments.

 

Department staff list:

  • Shujaat Hasan Idris
    • Associate Professor & Head of Department
  • Nazli Gul Shujaat
    • Associate Professor
  • Maleeha Mustafa
    • Demonstrator

Science of Dental Materials

Every adult in the developed world benefits from dental materials. The speed of modernization and improvement in this field is extremely rapid, especially where technologies such as tissue engineering are involved. This non clinical/basic sciences course gives you a comprehensive education in basic material sciences and the use of materials in dentistry, which makes this subject one of the foundations of clinical dentistry. You will be taught by some of the leading academics in the fields of dental bio and nano-material sciences, tissue engineering and material characterization.

We believe that the dental sciences should not be constrained by the traditional boundaries created by specific clinical disciplines and that progress derives from a multidisciplinary approach. Our department has designed the curriculum such that:

  • To provide aspiring dentists with a good level of understanding and appreciation of the principles and applications of dental materials and dental devices.
  • They will also be given a brief introduction to research and different techniques for evaluating and selection of dental materials.
  • Introduce the students to material sciences, specifically the properties of materials, structure of metals, polymers, restorative materials, impression materials, endodontic materials and dental implants

 

Mode of Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Small group discussions
  • Dental materials lab sessions

 

Assessment

  • Assignments and course work
  • Multiple choice questions/ short essays
  • Viva voce

 

Faculty:

  • Usman Mahmood
  • Assistant Professor
  • Head of the Department
  • Salman Aziz
  • Assistant Professor
  • Omair Anjum
  • Assistant Professor

Periodontology

Scope:

Periodontology is an emerging specialty in the field of dentistry which deals with the diseases of the tooth supporting structures. A healthy and beautiful smile also involves healthy gums. Symptoms such as: uncovering tooth necks, hypersensitivity to temperature changes, crown lengthening, gaps between teeth, relocation of teeth, loosening of teeth or even their loss, unpleasant breath odor, bleeding, swelling, and redness of gums suggest a disease of gums and other tissues surrounding the teeth. It involves a wide variety of treatment methods, however, irrespective of the form of the disease and its advancement, the hygiene of the oral cavity is of utmost importance in the treatment process. The procedure in the case of diseases of periodontium depends on the damage already made in the oral cavity by the disease.

Services Offered: Number of procedures namely scaling, root planning, flap procedures, coverage of gingival recession, curettage, Dental implants.etc. The department is providing non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment to the masses. For the advanced surgical procedures such as guided tissue regeneration (GTR) periodontal plastic surgery and implant surgeries, the department has established a fully equipped implant centre.

Objectives of Department: The main role of our department is to educate students to become proficient at treating the patients. Special emphasis is placed on diagnosis and treatment planning, using research to help develop critical thinking.

  • Impart quality education to undergraduate students (future clinicians) with special emphasis on practical knowledge.
  • Supervise clinical training for House officers during house job.
  • Provide specialist care for general public at nominal charges

For Students: In the undergraduate program, we facilitate the students in didactic and clinical teaching. In the clinical sessions the students are equipped with the skills to carry out various treatment modalities to manage the patients suffering from periodontal diseases

The department of Periodontics is actively involved in Continuous Dental Education activities. We diligently work by conducting weekly seminars.

Faculty:

  • NADEEM PASHA
    • Designation: Head / Assistant Professor
    • Qualifications: M.sc (Periodontology), BDS
  • AISHA ARSHAD BUTT
  • Designation: Demonstrator
  • Qualifications: MCPS (Resident), BDS
  • SHAFAK
  • Designation: Demonstrator
  • Qualifications: BDS
  • AMNA RIAZ
  • Designation: Demonstrator
  • Qualifications: BDS

Oral Pathology

Scope of Department

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology represents the dental specialty that identifies  diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions and investigates the causes, processes and effects of these diseases, combine with the expertise in histopathological and clinical diagnosis  of the oral disease which may occur solely or may be associated with any systemic disease or syndrome

Objectives of Department:

Comprehensive understanding of Oral & Maxillofacial diseases

Knowledge and understanding of pathologic changes, clinical,  radiographic and microscopic, in order to arrive at a differential diagnosis and ultimately a final diagnosis.

Introduction of common laboratory methods  used for histopathological examination and to advance the practice of diagnostic oral pathology

Recognize the need for additional studies, such as biopsy, imaging studies or laboratory tests and be able to perform or order appropriate tests and interpret their results.

Understand and apply the scientific methodology

recognize the indications for additional studies, such as special stains, ultrastructural studies, types of biopsy and immunohistochemical studies

At the end of year

Students are expected to:

  • Know about most of the lesions of the oral cavity
  • Identify the lesions clinically as well as microscopically
  • Be able to recognize the diagnostic tests for a particular lesion
  • Know which lesion is to be managed by a specialist and appropriate referrals

 

For Students:

Students of 3rd year BDS are taught to familiarize themselves with the histological as well as clinical presentation of the diseases of the oral cavity using microscopic specimens, models, slides and clinical images. Thus, students learn about the structural and functional manifestations of oral diseases. The undergraduate students are provided sufficient knowledge about all aspects of oral diseases to enable them identify and treat the disease effectively.

 

 Faculty:

  • Dr Sadia Iqbal
  • Designation: Head / Associate Professor of oral Pathology2-
  • Qualifications: M.Phil(Oral Pathology), BDS

 

  • Momin Ayub
  • Designation: Assistant Professor of oral Pathology
  • Qualifications: MSc. (Oral Pathology), BDS

 

  • Dr Anum Zia
  • Designation: Demonstrator of oral Pathology
  • Qualifications: BDS

Oral Medicine & Oral Diagnosis

Scope Of Department:

Coaching of 3rd Year BDS students regarding diagnosis and conservative management of Oral & Maxillofacial conditions and lesions

Objectives Of Department :

  • Comprehensive understanding of Oral & Maxillofacial diseases
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all investigations used in dentistry
  • Training of 3rd year BDS students and house surgeons for history taking and examination of all patients coming to dental OPD
  • To carry out required investigations
  • To make an appropriate diagnosis
  •  Emphasis on conservative and medicinal management of these diseases
  • Referral of patients to respective department whenever required
  • Prevention of oral diseases

 

For Students:

  • Introduction and significance of oral medicine & oral diagnosis
  • Comprehensive knowledge of oral & maxillofacial diseases
  • Oral manifestations of systemic diseases and their management
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all investigations used in dentistry
  • Various pharmaceutics used in dentistry
  • Awareness of possible side effect of these pharmaceutics
  • Reorganization and management of medical emergencies
  •  Role of infection control and implementation of best protocols

Department Staff List:

Head of department:

  • Dr Nighat Zahid
  • B.Sc, BDS, FCPS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Assistant Professor

 

Demonstrators: 2

  • Dr Masooma Ikram
  • BDS

 

  • Dr Uzair Abubakr
  • BDS

 

 

 

 

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

INTRODUCTION:

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is that specialty of Dentistry that encompasses the art and science of diagnosis and surgical management of diseases, injuries and defects of the Oral and Maxillofacial region.

SCOPE:

Undergraduate teaching:

Training in OMFS starts in 3rd year of BDS and continued through 4th year. Lectures / group discussions are held on weekly basis. Students complete a total of 16 weeks of clinical duty in the OMFS department, and accomplish their clinical requirements. The 4th year course is integrated with other specialties like Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Operative dentistry and Periodontics.

House Officers:

House officers have to complete two months rotation to Oral and maxillofacial surgery department, during which they gain competence in performing various minor surgical procedures. They are encouraged to actively participate in various CDE activities.

Post graduate training:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery department is a recognized training centre for FCPS residency. Residents complete a total of four years gaining experience and acquiring surgical expertise. They are also actively involved in weekly academic sessions including article discussions, CDE seminars and symposiums.

Continual dental education:

Conduct CDE activities including seminars and symposiums every week to upgrade promote continual dental education.

 

OBJECTIVES:

General objectives of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department:

  • Promote a research activities amongst undergraduates, graduates and post graduates
  • Develop professional attitude
  • Train to become a lifelong learner

Specific objectives of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department:

  • Train undergraduate students to:
  • Identify different injuries, diseases and defects of the maxillofacial region
  • Enlist appropriate investigations for diagnosis of injuries, defects and pathologies
  • Perform atraumatic simple tooth extraction
  • Perform closed surgical extractions

 

Train house officers to:

  • Perform minor oral surgical procedures
  • Observe and assist major surgical procedures

Train post graduate residents to:

  • Perform both minor and major surgical procedures

 

FOR STUDENTS:

During the first day of the academic year / orientation session, both academic and clinical calendars and curriculum are provided to students.

Rules and regulations for working in Oral and maxillofacial surgery department are displayed prominently in the department.

 

SERVICES OFFERED BY THE ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY DEPARTMENT:

  • Diagnosis of injuries, diseases and defects of the maxillofacial region
  • Providing both non-surgical and surgical management plans to the patients
  • Performing:
  • Major surgical procedures encompassing
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Tumors of head and neck
  • TMJ pathologies
  • Dentofacial deformities; including orthognathic, cleft and esthetic surgical procedures.
  • Minor surgical procedures encompassing
  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Incision and drainage for fascial space infections
  • Maxillomandibular fixation and ORIF for maxillofacial trauma
  • Pre-prosthetic surgical procedures

 

DEPARTMENT STAFF:

  • Prof Aqib Sohail
  • BDS, FCPS, MOMSRCPS (UK)
  • Principal/Dean & Head of Department

 

  • Dr. M Faisal Muneer
  • BDS, MFDS RCS (UK), FCPS
  • Assistant Professor

 

  • Dr. M Asif Shehzad
  • BDS, FCPS
  • Assistant Professor

 

  • Dr. Tayyaba Rafiq
  • BDS, FCPS
  • Senior Lecturer

Demonstrators

  • Dr Faisal Raza
  • Dr. Saadia Gull
  • Dr. Sharjeel Siddiqui
  • Dr. Fareed Chishti
  • Dr. Saad ur Rehman
  • Dr. Salman Ahmad

Prosthodontics

Scope of Department:

To deliver up to date scientific and clinical knowledge, in the field of prosthodontics and its related areas, to undergraduates, postgraduates and house surgeons.

Objectives of Department:

To teach and train undergraduate& postgraduate students, house officers and paramedical staff by faculty who are specialists in prosthodontics.

For Students:

Specific goals for students include acquisition of in-depth knowledge in removable, complete, maxillofacial, implant prosthodontics and occlusion.

Additional information:

Didactic instruction is presented through lectures, presentations, demonstrations and short group discussions. Department activities also include weekly seminar, journal club meeting and case presentation.

Department Staff list:

The department’s faculty members consist of teaching and supporting staff. It includes a professor, three assistant professors, three demonstrators, two full time technicians and over nine supporting staff. Postgraduate FCPS trainees and house surgeons are also available in the department.

Senior Faculty Members include:

  • Professor, Dr. Sajid Naeem (Head of Department)
  • Assistant professor, Dr. Muhammad Usman Muneer
  • Assistant Professor, Dr. Khezran Sajid
  • Assistant Professor,Dr. Faiza Amjad

Operative Dentistry

Department of Operative Dentistry is the largest department of the dental college which consists of four clinics namely Restorative, Endodontics, Crown and Bridge and Paedodontics, a ceramics lab and a 22 unit skills lab for pre-clinical training. This is one of the most well equipped Operative clinics among all the public/private teaching hospitals of the country with 35 units and a consultant clinic.

The students and faculty is providing out patients services to 16000 patients and 11000 patients are treated in the clinics annually. Operative dentistry department is carrying out teaching and training of students of 2nd, 3rd and final year BDS, 1st and 2nd year Dental Hygienists. Operative Department/Faculty dually accredited by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, and University of Health Sciences Lahore.

The department has been recently upgraded with the renovation of Paedodontics and Endodontics clinics through installation of brand new state of the art equipment and materials.

Crown and Bridge Laboratory has been provided with the Latest Zirconia based Composite Resin processing and curing unit which makes this department as the only one in a private or public teaching hospital equipped with this facility and gives our students the advantage of being better trained at the latest techniques then graduates of other institutions.

Department faculty has carried out series of workshops on Restorative procedures in collaboration with the Center of Continuing Dental Education (ISLAMABAD) catering to both the college graduates as well as the general practitioners and graduates from other institutions, thus helping students earn valuable credit hours which help them in enrolment into training programs in foreign countries as well as increasing their career prospects internationally.

 

Scope of the Department:

Operative Dentistry is the art and science of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of defects of teeth that do not require full coverage restorations for corrections. Such treatment should result in the restoration of proper tooth form, function and esthetics while maintaining the physiological integrity of the teeth in harmonious relationships with the adjacent hard and soft tissues, all of which should enhance the general health and welfare of the patient.

The department is designed to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with advanced training in all facets of operative Dentistry. The department is responsible for the majority of academic, Pre-clinical and clinical courses leading to the Bachelor of dental surgery.

In addition to maintaining the standards for students’ clinical experiences, we are dedicated to provide outstanding patient care

Objectives:

In pre-clinical instructions, students develop their manual dexterity on visual reality station that simulates a dental environment.

The Department of Restorative Dentistry is to give foundation knowledge of operative instrumentation, dental terminology, and tooth anatomy, principals of cavity preparation and basics of tooth restoration.

The development and practice of these skills using hand piece and rotary instruments begins at orientation and continues throughout the academic year.

Endodontics:

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that is concerned with the biology, physiology, pathology and treatment of the dental pulp and peri-radicular tissues.

The endodontic clinic trains students to become competent in basic endodontic procedure on vital and non-vital teeth. This includes instructions in diagnosis, treatment planning, preservation of vital teeth and treatment/obturation. This instruction is expanded and reinforced in 4th year clinics.

Pediatric Dentistry:

This specialty is concerned with dentistry for children and the disabled. It includes training students to restoring and maintains the primary, mixed and young permanent dentition.

Faculty and students are emphasized to ensure proper behavioral management of the children in case of both objective and subjective fear. Emergency Treatment in case of acute pain and treatment of the dental caries and pulpal diseases i.e. pulpits and trauma are provided on immediate basis.

 

Faculty:

  • Dr. Saima Razaq Khan Sadozai
  • BDS, FCPS
  • Professor Operative Dentistry
  • Head of the Department

 

  • Dr Moeen ud Din Ahmad
  • BDS.MCPS
  • Professor Operative Dentistry

 

  • Dr Omer Yousaf
  • BDS, FCPS
  • Assistant Professor Operative Dentistry

 

  • Dr Muhammad Qasim
  • BDS, FCPS
  • Assistant Professor Operative Dentistry

Orthodontics

Scope of Department: Orthodontics is a field of dentistry, concerned with the growth of teeth, jaws and face. Orthodontics is about making the best of your teeth and ensuring they are in harmony with your mouth and jaw.

 

Services Offered: The Orthodontic Department, at LMDC, undertakes a range of procedures. These include straightening crowded, misplaced and impacted teeth to improve appearance and ultimately to make it easier to eat and care for your teeth. Full range of Preventive, Interceptive & Corrective measures is available. The orthodontics procedures are often very complex specialist work that is combined with those of maxillofacial surgeons who are treating patients with severe facial deformity. In addition, orthodontics also works alongside the Restorative Dentistry Department for patients undergoing treatment for multiple missing teeth who require crowns, bridges and implants.

 

Objectives of Department: The main role of our department is to educate students to become proficient at treating the broad scope of occlusal and dentofacial malocclusions. Special emphasis is placed on diagnosis and treatment planning, growth and development, biomechanics, and occlusion, using research to help develop critical thinking and writing skills while making a significant contribution to the scientific literature. Objectives can be summed up as to:

  • Impart quality education to undergraduate students (future clinicians) with special emphasis on practical knowledge.
  • Supervise clinical training for House officers and Postgraduates during house job and residency programme respectively
  • Provide specialist care for general public at nominal charges

 

For Students: In the undergraduate program, we facilitate the students in didactic and clinical teaching of orthodontics. The department is also recognized as the centre of FCPS training by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. Our mission at LMDC is to provide the best learning experience to the budding dentists and specialists.

The department of Orthodontics is actively involved in Continuous Dental Education activities. We diligently work towards this undertaking by conducting weekly seminars and journal clubs.

 

Department Staff List:

  1. DR. ASMA SHAFIQUE
  • DESIGNATION: HEAD / PROFESSOR OF ORTHODONTICS
  • QUALIFICATIONS: FCPS (ORTHODONTICS), BDS
  1. DR. NADIA BHUTTA
  • DESIGNATION: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ORTHODONTICS
  • QUALIFICATIONS: FCPS (ORTHODONTICS), BDS
  1. DR. JUNAID ISRAR AHMED KHAN
  • DESIGNATION: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ORTHODONTICS
  • QUALIFICATIONS: FCPS (Orth), MFDS RCS (ENG), DDCS (UK), BDS
  1. DR. ASAD HASAN SYED
  • DESIGNATION: DEMONSTRATOR
  • QUALIFICATIONS: BDS
  1. DR. FAHAD CHAUDHRY
  • DESIGNATION: DEMONSTRATOR/RESIDENT
  • QUALIFICATIONS: FCPS (Part I), BDS
  1. DR. MAIRA MUBASSHAR
  • DESIGNATION: DEMONSTRATOR/RESIDENT
  • QUALIFICATIONS: FCPS (Part I), BDS

Lahore Pharmacy College

Pharmacology

Pharmacology & Therapeutics department at Lahore Pharmacy College is a dynamic and flourishing department having faculty members who possess diverse teaching and research skills. Students at department of Pharmacology are encouraged toassociate with faculty members in learning various Pharmacological in vivoand in vitroresearch skills, such as, natural product drug discovery, standardization of anti-microbial assays, anti-arthritic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, acute toxicity, anti-diarrheal, plasmid cloning, and immunomodulatory assays. As per the guidelines provided by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan in the syllabus of Pharm-D program, undergraduate students are not only being equipped with proper animal handling skills, but also new experiments are being designed time to time to keep students up-to-date with modern research trends,especially,isolated tissue experiments forin vitro studies, such as, bronchodilator, spasmolytic, prokinetic, and vasomodulator studies etc.

Scope

Pharmacology is the branch of science which deals with the drugs action on biological systems. Faculty in the department of Pharmacology, at Lahore Pharmacy College, reflect the complex scope of modern research as they utilize methods of Immunopharmacology, molecular biology, biochemistry and isolated tissue preparations to better understand drug action.

Vision

Our vision is to be a leading department by nurturing and fostering a learning environment where in depth knowledge of Pharmacology & Therapeutics could be gained and diverse research skills could be generated.

Mission

Our mission is to improve the education and knowledge of Pharmacology, develop highly skilled pharmacists, and to train students with values and skills required to implement the knowledge of clinical Pharmacology in pharmaceutical industry and Hospital.

 

Aims & Objective

  • To ensure quality teaching and research to students of Lahore Pharmacy College.
  • To initiate research collaboration with other renowned institutions of Pakistan and abroad.
  • To develop a link and collaborate with Pharmaceutical industry.

Pharmaceutics

In Lahore Pharmacy College, the department of Pharmaceutics is a place where commitment to excellence is exercised through passion, creativity, collaboration and team work of faculty members.The students are also taught about dispensing of raw materials, preparation of drugs in various dosage forms, operating machines and equipment involved in manufacturing, quality control and quality assurance of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Awareness of CGMP’s during formulation, production and packaging.

Scope:

Pharmaceutics is the discipline which comprises the art and science of preparing and dispensing medicines. Faculty in the department of Pharmaceutics, at Lahore Pharmacy College provides practical knowledge such as drug and disease state information, drug preparation, drug distribution, dosage monitoring services, formulation and development, research and development, production, quality control and assurance and community pharmacy for safe and effective distribution medicines.

Vision:

Department of pharmaceutics strives to play leading role in clinical and community pharmacy.

Mission:

Department of pharmaceutics seeks to produce highly trained versatile experts in the field of pharmaceutics with learning, achievement and professional competency.

 

Aims and objectives:

  • Training of students about the pre-formulation processing of various dosage forms and knowledge of latest technology.

 

  • To produce skilled pharmacists managing hospital pharmacies, pharmaceutical industries, community and retail pharmacy services, drug quality control organizations and drug research.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Lahore Pharmacy College is enthusiastic, vibrant and flourishing department with motivated teaching faculty with their diverse teaching capabilities. Staff of the department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is entirely supporting and encouraging to the pharmacy students in learning various techniques such as drug synthesis, determination of its purity, comprehensive understanding of the chemical structure of the drug by various instrumental techniques.

As per the curriculum by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan for the students of doctor of pharmacy five year program, students are outfitted with proper handling of sophisticated instruments particularly in chromatography, spectroscopy, titrimetric analysis, polarography etc.

Scope

Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a branch of applied chemistry, which embraces Pharmaceutical Organic chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Instrumental chemistry and Medicinal chemistry. Five year’s instruction in various laboratories of the department of pharmaceutical chemistry, the students should be able to identify functional groups, molecular structures, and synthesis of compounds as well as develop biochemical actions of different drugs in the presence of various pathological conditions. Ultimately, there will be a lot of scope in different fields such as quality control labs, drug testing centers, hospital pathology laboratory and in research and development.

Vision

A distinguished department for educating Pharmacy professionals promoting “Inventive Research”

Aims & Objectives

Our aims and objective are to produce scholars in pharmacy with complete grip on concepts of pharmaceutical chemistry regarding practical and theoretical awareness, such as:

 

  • Significant practical training, especially in volumetric and titrimetric techniques, instrumental techniques such as UV/Visible spectroscopy, chromatography, polarography and pH meter to identify, assay and estimate the purity of drugs and other pharmaceuticals.

 

  • Extensive training in pharmaceutical analysis, including method development by spectrophotometer.

 

  • Industrial attachment that enables students to gain valuable experience and establish networking with the industry.

Pharmacognosy

The department of Pharmacognosy at Lahore Pharmacy College is a unit that provides excellent academic environment.The faculty is well equipped with skills such as phytochemical analysis of plant extracts, isolation of natural product, preparation of herbal formulation and development of tissue culture plants

Scope:

Pharmacognosy is the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs and drug substance. Pharmacognosy has broad scope in the field of pharmacy such as,

  1. Isolation or analysis of phytochemicals
  2. Structural activity relationship
  3. Natural products as model for synthesis of new drugs
  4. Drugs of direct therapeutic importance
  5. Biosynthetic pathways investigation
  6. Cultivation and collection of medicinal plants
  7. Preparations of herbal formulations
  8. Development of tissue culture plants

Vision

To be a dominant department in research and educating pharmacy students in the field of pharmacopoeial identification, quality evaluation, pharmacognostical and chemical analyses on various herbal drugs.

Mission

To establish link between academic and practical knowledge through an extensive knowledge with respect to the application of medicinal plants and its modernization.

Aims and objectives

  • To provide easy understanding of the concept to students such as chemical and therapeutical classification of drugs, isolation of plant constituents andidentification of novel compoundsin natural product.
  • To create bridge between scholars and students for promoting research

Basic Medical Sciences

Scope of the Department

Basic Medical Sciences department at Lahore Pharmacy College is a dynamic and flourishing department having faculty members who possess diverse teaching and research skills.

As per the guidelines provided by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan in the syllabus of Pharm-D program, undergraduate students are not only being equipped with proper animal handling skills, but also new experiments are being designed time to time to keep students up-to-date with modern research trends especially isolated tissue experiments for in vitro studies, such as, bronchodilator, spasmolytic, prokinetic, and vasomodulator studies etc.

Students are encouraged to associate with faculty members in learning various Physiology & Pharmacological in vivo and in vitro research skills, such as, natural product drug discovery, standardization of anti-microbial assays, anti-arthritic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, acute toxicity, anti-diarrheal, plasmid cloning, and immunomodulatory assays.

Vision

Our vision is to be a leading department by nurturing and fostering a learning environment where in depth knowledge of Pharmacology & Therapeutics could be gained and diverse research skills could be generated.


Mission

Our mission is to improve the education and knowledge of Pharmacology, develop highly skilled pharmacists, and to train students with values and skills required to implement the knowledge of clinical Pharmacology in pharmaceutical industry and Hospital.

 

Objectives of the Department:

The newly established department is initially charged with the responsibility of improving the quality and relevance of basic science education for pharmacy students. Also to be a leading department by nurturing and fostering a learning environment where in depth knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics and pathology could be gained and diverse research skills could be generated.

General Information for students regarding subject:

The Department of Basic Medical Science has been currently established in response to recommendations by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. It includes

  • Gross Anatomy & Histology
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Pathology

Additional information:

  • The department aims to improve the education and knowledge of Pharmacology, develop highly skilled pharmacists, and to train students with values and skills required to implement the knowledge of clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics in hospitals.
  • In future also focused on developing research programs in specific bio medically related disciplines. The BMS faculty also teaches and provides curricular leadership to support the educational mission of the college.
  • Our blended faculty creates a unique environment to perform cutting-edge collaborative and interdisciplinary research aimed at investigating fundamental biological questions and finding solutions to challenges in metabolic and cardiovascular as well as neurological and infectious diseases.

 

Faculty:

 

  • Sarwat Ali Raja

Associate Professor & Head of Department

PhD Pharmacology & Toxicology (UVAS)

 

  • Naeem Mubarak

Program Co-ordinator & Assistant Professor

MS Pharmacology (UK)

PhD Scholar (UM)

 

  • Dr, Shahzad Asghar

Senior Lecturer

M.phil Pharmacology & Toxicology (UVAS)

PhD Scholar (KU)

 

  • Dr Amna Saeed

Lecturer

Pharm D (LCWU)

PHARMACY PRACTICE

Pharmacy practice is discipline of pharmacy which involves developing the professional role of pharmacist. It links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and is charged with ensuring the save use of medication. The role of pharmacy profession and pharmacist in uplifting health care system has been well established and acknowledged all over the world. The pharmacy profession is well known as a “LIFE SAVING PROFESSION”. The major emphasis of the World Health Organization (WHO) in developing countries to provide prompt and economical means for caring human health. This noble task cannot achieve without Pharmacists because they are only ones who know about drug and related substance.

SCOPE

The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to patient care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information.

VISION

The vision of department is:

  • To change the face of pharmacy through innovations that improve health.
  • It is committed to ensure leadership in practice related education, clinical research and professional services in various health care settings.

MISSION

The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Practice to prepare graduates to be competitive members of the profession, who can engage in range of clinical pharmacy and community pharmacy services within the health care system and provide advanced patient care. To advance the safe and effective use of medicines to improve health through excellence in patient care, education, research and public service.

AIM AND OBJECTIVES

  • To provide an opportunity to students to acquire specialized knowledge and skills in pharmacy practice.
  • To provide qualified and focused professionals in the subject of pharmacy to meet the needs of health care system.
  • To teach different methods for exploration, investigation, organization formulation of data and its utilization in practical life, particularly in health field.
  • To equip students with knowledge and skills for better planning and management of Hospital Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy and Health Medicine.


Staff in pharmacy practice department

Mr. Asad Majeed Khan ( Acting Head of Department)
Associate Professor/Project Director
Qualifications:

B.Pharm(PU)

M.Phil (UOS)

PhD Scholar Pharmaceutics (BZU)

R.Ph, M.P.P.A

 

Area of Expertise

  • Marketing of pharmaceuticals
  • Drug delivery systems

Muhammad Umair

Qualifications

Doctor of pharmacy

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.

Master of Philosophy (Pharmacy Practice)

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

R.Ph

  • Area of expertise
  • Drug use process
  • Medication therapy management
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Clinical trials
  • Pharmaceutical marketing and promotional practices

KANWAL ASHIQ (GOLD MEDALIST)

(BRONZE MEDALIST)

 

Qualifications:

 

DOCTOR OF PHARMACY (PU)

B.Sc Medical Laboratory Technology (U.H.S)

R.Ph

 

AREA OF EXPERTISE/INTEREST:

 

  • Work on DRUG DEVELOPMENT PROJECT in Pharmaceutical Technology.

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