The Department of Anatomy at the College of Medicine (COM) is primarily a teaching department, though several of its members conduct research in various fields. The Department is responsible for teaching gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, embryology and neuroscience through integrated courses in Semester 1, 2 and 3 for Years 1 and 2 curricula, and periodically offers electives and special courses for other groups of students within the MBBS program.

Department faculty and staff explicitly aim to:

  • Assist our entire COM community with their anatomical teaching and research needs;
  • Interact collegially with faculty, staff, and students;
  • Foster collaborative learning among students;
  • Improve continually the efficiency of learning for our students since The Department believes that anatomy is the language of medicine; and
  • Share our teaching and learning techniques with the intellectual community at large.

Although the biological science that has been embedded within the subject "Anatomy" has not been changed so much over the years, the modalities that we use to understand the subject anatomy have been significantly changed. In addition anatomy is clinically oriented and now well integrated in various disciplines and thus the Department is innovative in terms of our approach of teaching in the presence of decreased contact hours to fulfill the curricular need of more integration. We conduct through models, plastinated specimens, CT/MRI/X-ray, Anatomage (digital body), prosected cadavers, microscopes and surface anatomy:

  • State-of-the art resource sessions
  • Structured lab stations
  • Students' directed evening lab sessions and dissection

Our faculty and staff are highly educated and experienced and thus I personally take pride to be a part of the Department whose mission and vision follow the educational need of Alfaisal University.

Dr. Pallab K. Ganguly, MBBS, MD, FACA
Head of the Anatomy Department
Professor of Anatomy

Department & Programs

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