Teaching Learning Activities details:
The Community Medicine Department has two working units; one at the Basic Sciences at Duwakot primarily for the MBBS 1st and 2nd year students, and BDS students; and another at KMCTH, Sinamangal for the MBBS 3rd year students. The Department had been successfully running post-graduation courses (MD and PhD Community Medicine). There are now eight candidates enrolled in MD Community Medicine and one PhD candidate at KMC.
Faculty members and MD students attend regular health camps run by the Department of Community Medicine in different areas in Nepal. MD students are placed regularly in Indrawatee Community Service Center, Kavre/ Sindhupalchok and Thokarpa Rural Municipality, Sindhupalchok for residential posting. Similarly, they provide regular clinical services to the patients attending Indrawatee Community Service Center, Sindhupalchok.
The Department is currently utilizing the following teaching-learning methods for the undergraduate and post graduate students:
- Theory lectures for the undergraduate medical students as per university modules
- Practical classes in Bio-statistics, Entomology, Demography, Epidemiology, Nutrition etc. for I and II year MBBS students
- Practical classes on data analysis using various software such as SPSS and EPI INFO for III MBBS students
- Field visits- to public health importance places: Water treatment centre, Bode, Sewage treatment centre, Guheswari/ Nala, DDC, Balaju/ Thimi, SOS, Panauti, for I MBBSstudents
- Field visits to different Communities and Health Centers for Community Diagnosis- Gundu, Balkot, Thimi, Nala, for II MBBSstudents
- Clinical Orientation classes for III year MBBS students in the communityin Sindhupalchok
- Bed side communication skills for III year MBBS students in the community health centers in Sindhupalchok
- Residential Family Health Care Advisory programme for MBBS III students at Thokarpa, Sindhupalchok for one week
- Field visit to Anandban Leprosy Mission Hospital, Tika Bhairab, Lele, Bungmati Health Centre, Bungamati, NTC/Genetop TB Centre, Thimi/ Kalimati and Primary Health Centre, Changunarayan, Chapagaon for MBBS III students.
- III MBBS students research activities and publication
- School health program: General health checkup and health education for Teachers and students of schools.
- Post graduate student seminars and presentations
Ongoing Research Activities in the Department:
- Nepal Injury Research Centre related research activities (in collaboration with the University of West of England, Bristol) – Prof. Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi
- Identifying feasible systems of injury measurement in Nepal
- Pre-hospital emergency case for trauma victims in Nepal: a mixed- methods study
- Understanding the barriers and Facilitators to providing first aid to road traffic victims in Nepal
- Research Priorities in Suicide Prevention in Nepal: Using Mapping And Delphi Technique
- Identification of research priorities for a safe systems approach to road safety in Nepal
- Culturally competent approaches to injury prevention
- Interprofessional collaboration for road danger
- Finding the Concepts of 'Injury' in Nepal
- Inclusive Safe Mobility in Urban Road Environments - Perspectives on Facilitators, Barriers and Implications
- Pedestrian safety intervention review- Focusing on people with disabilities
- Addressing violence against women in antenatal care environment 2 (ADVANCE 2), Norwegian Research Council, FIFRO Grant (in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway) - Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi
- Understanding the community attitudes and knowledge towards lesbian, gay and bisexual people and exploring experiences of the homosexuals in Nepal: A Qualitative study (in collaboration with Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden) - Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi
- Knowledge, attitude and practice of abortion in slum area of Kathmandu- Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi and Dr. Naresh Manandhar
- Occupational health hazards of Security guards of Kathmandu Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi and Dr. Naresh Manandhar
- Building research capacity for prevention and control of non-communicable disease risk factors in Nepalese population (The bRISK Project) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Formative research to inform a community-based CVD prevention intervention among urban poor in Kathmandu, Nepal - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Translational Research Capacity Building Initiative to Address Cardiovascular Diseases in Nepal - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Supplementation of vitamin B12 in pregnancy and postpartum on growth and neurodevelopment in early childhood: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial - Dr. Ram Krishna Chandyo
- Heart-health Associated Research, Dissemination and Intervention in Community (HARDIC) Project (in collaboration with University of Skövde) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Need assessment of service delivery for Non-communicable Diseases in Nepal (in collaboration with Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Community Based Management of Diabetes in Nepal: a Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial (in collaboration with Aarhus University, Denmark) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Tackling social determinants of Non-communicable Diseases in Nepal (in collaboration with Massey University, New Zealand) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Development and Test of Community Based Interventions to Improve Hypertension Control in Nepal (in collaboration with University of New South Wales, Australia) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Multi-sectoral approach to reduce pesticide use in farming (in collaboration with Nepal Public Health Foundation) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- WHO Non-communicable diseases Risk Factor Nepal STEPS Survey 2018-19 (in collaboration with Nepal Health Research Council) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Translational Research Capacity Building Initiative to Address Cardiovascular Diseases in Nepal (in collaboration with Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Analysing the policy and governance Environment for Non-communicable Diseases control, and identifying potential policy options for Nepal (in collaboration with Center for research on environment health and population activities) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
- Prevalence of selected Chronic Diseases in Nepal (in collaboration with Nepal Public Health Foundation) - Dr. Abhinav Vaidya
20. Vitamin B12 supplementation for pregnant women for growth and development among infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal- a randomized double blind clinical trial - Dr.Ram Krishna Chandyo
21. Global Excellence in COPD Outcomes (GECo): Implementation of COPD Case Finding and Self-Management Action Plans in Bhaktapur, Nepal. - Dr. Ram Krishna Chandyo
22. Exposure to aflatoxin and gut function assessed by Lactulose Mannitol test among children in Nepalgunj (Aflacohort study) - Dr. Ram Krishna Chandyo
23. Translational Research Capacity Building to Address Cardiovascular Diseases in Nepal (in collaboration with Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences) - Dr. Natalia Oli
24. Building research capacity for prevention and control of non-communicable disease risk factors in Nepalese population (The bRISK Project) Dr. Natalia Oli
25. Heart-health Associated Research, Dissemination and Intervention in Community (HARDIC) Project (in collaboration with University of Skövde)- Dr. Natalia Oli
26. COVID-19: Psychological distress and coping strategies among patients, frontline health workers and community members in Nepal- Dr. Natalia Oli
27. Formative research to explore existing gaps to address food literacy through understanding and use of nutrition labeling among different socio-economic status customers in grocery shops of Kathmandu- Dr. Natalia Oli
The Department of Biochemistry is situated at Duwakot, Bhakatpur in the third floor of basic science complex. The department is fully equipped for 150 students intake with a practical hall, one tutorial room, research room for faculty & post graduate students. Library cum seminar room with recent books, journals, computer & internet facility. Faculties are provided with separate rooms, in addition to technical staff sitting room, one reagent store room, one reagent preparation room and washing place are also present.
Our practical hall is well equipped with working table fitted with sinks, water taps, gas fitting. A marble platform for equipment are placed to be used by the 35 students per batch.
One room having capacity to accommodate 35 students with white board.
Library Cum Seminar Room
Accommodation for 20 students with a large round table with seating arrangements and audio-visual aid like LCD projector for seminars and journal club.
A research room well equipped with equipments like TLC, Electrophoresis, UV-Spectrophotometer, PCR machine, UV-illuminator, -20 freezer, refrigerator, ultra centrifuge are being used for research purposes
All categories of faculties have been provided with separate rooms for their academic activities.
Well qualified and academic minded faculties having cordial with the students. They guide them in learning & concealing during problems.
Problem based learning and clinically oriented coaching are provided.
Non Teaching Staff
A team of technical staffs who are well experienced and devoted and having helping nature are always ready to assist the faculty and the students when ever their help is required.
Tutorials and clinical classes along with integrated teaching and problem based learning are adapted to produce well disciplined & qualified products.
Practical and Demonstration
Basic and Clinical Biochemistry tests are part of practicals and special attention is given to learn clinical approach and changes taking place during diseases.
All types of equipments are allowed to be handled by the students at basic stage.
Demonstration of Cardiac profile, Lipid profile, Tumor markers and diabetes profile are the primary basis of demonstration and tutorials.
Practice of ready made kits, manual methods and auto pipettes is provided.
Acquaintance of departmental research activity along with other clinical departments.
WELCOME to the Department of Pathology at the Kathmandu Medical College.
I hope that this site will inform you about our department and our facilities as well as convey our pride in our department and profession of pathology. The Pathology is the one of the foundation of medical practices and is committed to provide a learning experience for undergraduate, postgraduate and other allied health sciences students. We continue to believe in the time-honored concept of the pathologist as the “doctor’s doctor” and a major advocate for excellent patient care.
Our Department mission emphasizes our commitment to:
- Outstanding teaching programs
- Excellent diagnostic services
(3) Personal growth of our faculties and staffs.
We deliver services through following units:
- Clinical Pathology
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Medical Microbiology & Immunology
- Blood Bank
- Emergency Laboratory
- Molecular Pathology
These diverse missions are linked by our definition of the pathologist as a clinician, teacher, researcher and scholar. We achieve our missions through a team effort of faculty, residents, fellows and staff. Currently, the Department has 6 full time faculty doctors (Pathologists) and 36 full time staffs.
Tests available during routine working hours.
Histopathology: Routine histopathology, Histochemistry- Massion Trichrome, Fite Stain, Van Geison, MPO, PAS, Alcian Blue, Giemsa, Iron Stain, Reticulin Stain, AFB Stain, Museum mounting, Immunohistochemistry
Cytology : Pap smear , Giemsa stain, body fluids and aspirates for malignant cells, sputum for malignant cells, FNAC, Gynaecology PAP Stain, Museum mounting, Liquid Base Cytology
Blood : TC, DC, Hb, ESR, PCV, Platelets, BT, CT, Prothrombin Time, APTT, PT INR, Electrophoresis, Factors assay, Reticulocyte count, LE Cell, Peripheral Smear, Malarial Parasite, Microfilaria, MCV, MCH, MCHC, Glycosylated Hb, RDW, PCT, MPV, PDW, Sickling Test, D-dimer, MPO Stain, PAS stain, Prussian Blue, Coombs Test, Optimal Test, G6PD, Iron profile, Dengue Test.
Blood Bank: Blood ABO Group and Rh, Coomb’s test, Cross matching
Biochemistry: Glucose (F, R, PP), GCT, Urea, Uric Acid, Creatinine, Billirubin, SGPT, SGOT, Cholesterol, Alkaline Phosphatase, Calcium, Phosphorus, HDL- Cholesterol, Amylase, Albumin, Total Protein, Electrolytes, Triglyceride, LDH, LFT, Lipid profile, CPK-MB, CPK-NAC, Microalbumin, Gamma GT, ADA, Troponin-I, HbA1C, G6PD, MBC, Spot P/C ratio, PG ratio, 24hour urinary protein , Creatinine Clearance, D-Dimer, C3, C4, CRP quantitative, ASO quantitative, IgM quantitative, IgG quantitative, IgA quantitative, RA quantitative,
Culture: Urine, Blood, Pus, Fungus, CSF, Stool, Sputum, Swab, Throat Swab, Body Fluids, Semen, Tissue, tips, BACTEC system
Serology: VDRL, ASO, HIV I& II, HBsAg, Widal Test, RA Test, C Reactive Protein, HCV, ANA, HCG, Anti-HEV, Anti-HAV, Dengue Test,
Miscellaneous : Semen Analysis, Urethral Discharge, Prostatic Massage Smear, Grams stain, Skin Smear AFB, Skin Scarping, Fungus KOH Prep, Sputum, AFB, CSF Examination, Ascitic fluids, Pleural fluid, Synovial fluids, Grain Stain.
Special Tests: Free TFT, PSA, B-HCG, Prolactin, FSH, LH, Iron Profile (Iron, TIBC, Ferritin), CA-125, CA-19.9, CA-15.3,CEA, AFP, ANTI-TPO, PTH (Parathyroid hormone), Progesterone, Testosterone, GH (Growth Hormone), Vit. B12, 25 OH Vitamin D, Alfa Fetoprotein, Progesterone , Parathyroid Hormone, Testosterone
Urine : Routine and Microscopic, Albumin , Glucose, Urobilinogen, Bilirubin, Ketone, Pregnancy Test, Creatinine Clearance, 24Hours Urine for : Creatinine, Calcium, Albumin, Bence Jone’s Protein, Nitrite test, Specific gravity.
Stool: Routine, Concentration Method for Protozoa, Helminths, Occult Blood, Hanging , Reducing Sugar, Ph.
Tests available in Emergency Lab.
- Haematology: TC, DC, Hb, PT, APTT, Platelet counts( In case of emergency operations BT, CT)
- Biochemistry: Blood sugar, Urea, Creatinine, Amylase, Cardiac enzymes, Electrolytes( Na k) , Calcium, UA, LFT, Protein, Albumin, Gama GT, Lipoid Profile, lipase.
- Urine : Sugar, Acetone , Protein, Pregnancy test ,R/E
- CSF/ Body Fluid : TC, DC, Sugar, Protein
- Stool : Occult blood, Stool Routine
- Culture : Blood , Urine. CSF and other body fluids
- Blood Bank: Blood grouping and typing, cross matching, Storage of blood, Coomb’s test
- Serology : HIV, HbsAg, HCV, VDRL, RA, CRP, Widal Test.
PCR for COVID 19
Ready to start
- HIV – CLIA
- HBSAg– CLIA
- HCV – CLIA
- HEV – CLIA
- HAV– CLIA
- Cortosol– CLIA
- Covid 19 IgM– CLIA
- Covid 19 IgG– CLIA
- TORCH Profile– CLIA
- Toxoplasma IgM
- Toxoplasma IgG
- Rubella – IgM
- Rubella – IgG
- Cytomegalovirus – IgM
- Cytomegalovirus – IgG
- HSV - ½ IgG
- HSV ½ IgM
- HSV – 2 IgG
- HSV – 2 IgM
- HSV – 1IgG
- HSV – 1IgM
- Procalcitonin– CLIA
- Folate (Folic acid)
- ENA screening– CLIA
- Anti- cardiolipin IgG– CLIA
- Anti – cardiolipin IgM– CLIA
- Leismania Antibody – CK 39
- Leptospira antibody – IgM/ IgG
- Scrub typhus IgM
- Brucella abortus
- Brucella Melitensis
- Mg ++
- Urine for Toxicology
- H. pylori antibody
- Urine for ACR
- Insulin – CLIA
- AFP – Prenatal screening
- CA 15.3
- ANA profile
- C – ANCA
- P – ANCA
- PCM level
- B- hydroxybutyric acid
- Urine Na+, K+, Ca++
- CSF- JE, HSV I & II, CMV
- Anti GBm Ab
- Anti – aquaporin antibody
- JE antibody
- Cryptococcal antigen
- Oligoclonal band
- Protein electrophoresis
- Hb Electrophoresis
Not a service providing department, only academic activities are conducted at the department.
Future departmental plan
Establishment of ‘Drug Information Center’ and ‘Computer Simulation Lab’ for experimental
exercises for UG and PG students. Likewise, we intend forming a functional Drug and Therapeutics Committee and getting KMC listed as one of the pharmacovigiliance centers of Nepal. Establishment of Drug Library.
- 7 Faculty rooms
- PG Seminar Room
- Practical Room
- Demonstration Room
- Desktop connected to the internet -1 set
- Printer – 1 set
- Projector – 1 set
Kathmandu Medical College has two spacious libraries- one for Basic Sciences and the other for Clinical Sciences. They have an adequate number of books as well as many general, scientific, and medical journals. Multiple copies of textbooks, Internet/E-mail connection, and photocopying facility make it easier for the students and staff to retrieve the information that they want. The libraries also have self-learning areas with videos and CD-ROMs for computer-based learning. Additionally, each department has a smaller departmental library.
Library Rules and Regulation
- Every person entering the library shall sign the register at the gate, thereby denoting his/her acceptance of the rules and regulations.
- Each user has to show his personal documents to library staff while taking them in and out of the library.
- Any user carrying unauthorized documents can be presumed to be stealing library property. Thus his/her name will be published on all the KMC/KMCTH notice boards.
- Library staff is fully authorized to search the library user if s/he suspects that they are carrying unauthorized documents from the library.
- No one is allowed to borrow any document without a library card.
- Eating food of any kind is not permitted inside the library.
Library Card (Reader Ticket)
All the faculty, students, and staff of KMC and KMCTH are entitled to become library members. Prospective users are requested to bring auto-size photographs to make their individual library cards.
Overdue ( late fine ) shall be levied to all the users at the following rates.
If the books are not returned even after the month, membership in the library will be canceled. The defaulter will have to pay double the price of the book not returned. Furthermore, the defaulter's name will be displayed on all the KMC and KMCTH noticeboards.
Note: All the library users are requested to ask the library staff to read the detailed library rules and regulations available at the library counter.
Library Working Hours :
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- First Shift 9 AM- 4 PM
- Second Shift 4 PM- 10 PM
The hostel for the students are two locations
The hostel complex for 421 students is KMC’s own building. Hostel at cafeteria block for 56 boys. The canteen provides wholesome food-both vegetarian and non-vegetarian in the hostel premises.
KMC has two girls’ hostels and one boy hostel for 128 students in a rented building. There are two hostels at Sinamangal for girls. All the girl's students of clinical depts. and some of the basic science is accommodated here. A lady warden is responsible for the day-to-day management of the hostel. This is within walking distance from the hospital. All the clinical students of KMC wanting to stay in the hostel are accommodated here. Mess facilities are available in both complexes. A member of the administrative staff has been deputed to care for and facilitate the students. The hostel is provided with basic necessities and has a common room. The allotted warden is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Girl's hostel.
Faculty AccommodationThe KMC authorities have several furnished flats in Duwakot for the residence of 21 faculty members of the Basic Science Departments.
A spacious, hygienic and well maintained canteen caters to the wide range of taste for the students. From morning to the late hours in the evening. Canteen facility is available to students and faculty both. It is operative during college hours. Special care is taken to maintain the status and hygiene of the accommodation as well as the surrounding habitat.
Due to the current situation, transportation facility is available only to the hospital staffs