The Department of Microbiology teaches and trains undergraduates and postgraduates which is oriented towards problem based learning as per competency based medical curriculum to interpret the reports with clinical correlation. The Department of Microbiology started functioning in 2009. The Central laboratory of Microbiology is unique in the sense that it is the only lab department which deals with Environmental samples like water, air etc apart from patients” samples for diagnostic purposes. A newly built open PCR system lab is available with state of the art facilities alongwith a NABL accredited closed PCR system for carrying out Covid 19 RT-PCR test. The laboratory regularly participates in External Quality Assurance scheme( EQAS)
For undergraduates and postgraduate students more emphasis is laid on Clinical Microbiology . Undergraduates are motivated to take up Research projects under ICMR and we are proud to say that our dept bags the maximum number of projects in each year.
The Teaching faculty are encouraged to pursue Ph.D under SRM University
This CME and workshop outlines the operational and administrative challenges that a Clinical microbiologists face and to cope up with the evolution of automation and other related technologies that are shaping the way laboratory medicine will be practiced in the future.
Our Goal : To prepare the budding Clinical microbiologists to become competent in the following areas- Laboratory testing, Diagnostic skills, Leadership skills, Laboratory safety and Communication skills.
The Objectives for this program includes:
Laboratory testing – clinical microbiologists must possess complete knowledge of how to perform lab tests using appropriate lab equipment and to report Microbiological date efficiently to clinical counterparts.
Diagnostic skills – analyzing test results for physicians and providing diagnosis outcomes is a key duty for clinical microbiologists
Leadership skills – employers expect clinical microbiologists to effectively manage a team and demonstrate leadership ability
Safety skills –clinical microbiologists are expected to run lab operations and equipments according to established safety guidelines
Communication skills – clearly sharing complex biological concepts in a concise, easy to understand way to the Clinicians is an important requirement
Organizational skills – clinical microbiologists are responsible for determining what resources, materials, and personnel they need and to document the data.