Human Anatomy Department

A.Introduction:

Department of human anatomy is one of the major departments of college of medicine. The mission of the department is to be one of the preferred learning centers of human anatomy in the Southeast Asia region. To fulfill the mission, recruitment and training of committed and competent faculties with honesty and integrity has been one of the major goals. The teaching learning activities are focused on innovative media and methods to give a clear concept of complex human anatomy to the students of different health related professions.
At present the department is involved in teaching learning activities of different discipline which include post graduate and undergraduate students of medical and nursing fraternity, proficiency certificate level of nursing and polytechnic. Preparation of different teaching learning tools and participation in different national and international subject related symposium and seminars are other activities.
The main role and responsibility of the department is to bring change in the behavior of the students by disseminating knowledge, skill and attitude.

B.Departmental Goals:

-To actively participate in the teaching learning of human anatomy.
-To integrate the knowledge of human anatomy with other basic medical sciences subjects for complete understanding of common disease process.
-To produce able and competent health professionals in a healthy academic environment.
-To provide quality medical education in human anatomy by applying innovative teaching /learning techniques.
-To adopt and practice reliable scientific evaluation tools for human anatomy.
-To develop teaching learning materials for the department as well as for other clinical departments of the institute.
-To coordinate and collaborate with Shree Birendra hospital for the delivery of quality medical education and service.
-To conduct research activities within the department/ or in collaboration with other departments.
-To participate in subject related national and international seminars and symposium.
-To follow and practice the institutional goals.

C.Current Activities:

-To conduct PG classes for clinical subject.
-To conduct the theory and practical (dissection, histology) classes of human anatomy in different programs (PG, MBBS, BN, B.Sc., PCL Nursing and Polytechnic).
-To facilitate in conducting the problem based learning (PBL) and correlation seminar sessions for complete understanding of common disease process.
-To develop teaching learning materials such as histological slides, charts and specimens for the department as well as for other clinical departments.
-To develop evaluation tools and learning materials.
-To implementation the innovative teaching /learning technique and methods in medical education.
- To conduct research activities in human anatomy and related areas.
-To coordinate and collaborate with Shree Birendra hospital.
-To help and support the management in fulfilling the institutional goals.



D.Department Members:

1.Professor, Dr. Trilok Pati Thapa, MBBS,MS
2.Associate Professor, Dr. Ajaya Jang Kunwar,M Sc,Ph D
3. Associate Professor Dr. Muna Kadel BDS, MS
4.Lecturer, Maj Dr Rishi Pokhrel, MBBS, MD
5.Lecturer, Maj Dr Poonam Singh, MBBS, MD
6. Lecturer, Mr. Sujit Kumar Thakur, M. Sc.
7.Demonstrator Mr. Shailesh Adhikari M.Sc.
8. Demonstrator Mr. Shalik Ram Adhikari M.Sc.
9. Technical Assistant, Mr. Bikash Prajapati
10.Office Assistant 1st, Ms .Binita Regmi
11.DH Assistant, Mr. Raj Kumar Shrestha
12.DH Assistant, Mr. Dipak Baram
13.DH Assistant, Mr. Nabin Pode
14.Office Helper, Ms .Sita Basnet


E.Scientific Publications:

1.Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. Sexing of Mandible using Ramus and Condyle in Indian Population : A Discrimination Function Analysis. European Journal of Anatomy. 2013;17(1):39-42.1. Available from
2.Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. Audiovisual use in anatomy laboratory facilitates learning. Medical Education 2013;47(11):1119-20. Available from
3.Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. A rare anomaly in circle of Willis. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital 2013;12(1):41-2. Available from
4.Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. Unilateral high bifurcation of brachial artery. OA Anatomy. 2013;1(4):34. DOI: 10.13172/2052-7829-5-4-982 Available from
5.Bhatnagar R, Tandon A, Pokhrel R. Redeeming Dissection course for Medical Undergraduates by compact structured schedules and frequent in-course-assessments. OA Anatomy 2013 Oct;1(3):26. DOI: 10.13172/2052-7829--3-894 Available from
6.Bhatnagar R, Pokhrel R, Tandon A. Does supplementing traditional teaching with computer based module improve the understanding of developmental anatomy in medical undergraduates. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital,13 (1): 26-32 (2014)
7.Tandon A, Bhatnagar R, Pokhrel R. Phenoxetol as formaldehyde-removing agent for long-term preservation: our expirience. Eur J Anat, 18 (4): 267-272 (2014)
8.Solanke KS, Bhatnagar R, Pokhrel R. The number and position of nutrient foramina in humerus, radius and ulna of human dry bones of Indian origin with clinical correlation. OA Anatomy 2014 Feb 01;2(1):4. Available from
9.Swati S, Bhatnagar R, Tandon A, Bandopadhyay D, Pokhrel R, Solanke K. Chronological Changes in Microanatomy of Pancreatic Tissue in Human Fetuses: Current Insight. OA Anatomy 2014 Mar 15;2(1):7.
10.Solanke K, Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. Peculiar formation of medial cord and unusual course of fifth cervical nerve root: A case of bilateral variation in brachial plexus. OA Case Reports 2014 Sep 22;3(8):71.
11.Singh, P., Tandon, A., Bhatnagar, R.,Pokhrel, R. Bilateral Three Headed Biceps Brachii Muscle. Medical Journal Of Shree Birendra Hospital, 2015:12(2), 58-60. doi:10.3126/mjsbh.v12i2.12931
12.Sapkota S, Kumar P H, Pokhrel R. Thyroid isthmus agenesis. Med J DY Patil Univ 2015;8:563-5. Available from
13.Pokhrel R. Medical writing: A Habit and Discipline We Need to Nurture. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital 2016;15 (2):1. Available from
14.Pokhrel R, Tandon A, Bhatnagar R. Integrated Versus Traditional Method in Basic Medical Science Education: A Comparative Study from an Indian Medical College. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital 2016;15 (1):32-5. Available from
15. Rishi Pokhrel, Ajaya Jang Kunwar, Isabela Thapa, Poonam Singh, Samrat Sapkota, Shailesh Adhikari and Trilok Pati Thapa. Horseshoe Kidney: A Fusion Anomaly MJSBH. 2018;17(1):49-52 . Available from
16. Kadel M., Sedhain BP., Dangol PMS. Morphometric analysis of mental foramen in human dry mandibles of Nepalese population” Asian Journal of Medical sciences 2016; 7(6): 82-86
17. Kadel M., Jha C B., Sangraula H. Gross and microscopic changes on rat testes due to the effect of cisplatin. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2017; 6(17): 1041-1047
18. Kadel, M., Hada, S., & Sedhain, B. P. (2019). Anatomic Variation in the Origin and Course of Radial Artery: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 57(220). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.4609
19. Kadel M.Sedhain, BP_ Morpdometric analysis of Accessory Mental foramen in Human Dry Mandibles. Journal of Nepal Dental Association2018; 18(1)17-20. 1):17-20
20. .SHALIK RAM ADHIKARY, KAPIL AMGAIN, SUJANA NEUPANE, BASANTI GNYAWALI. CLINICAL CORRELATION OF ANATOMICAL PARAMETERS OF HIP JOINT: A CADAVERIC CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY. (Ec Clinical and Experimental Anatomy 2.6(September 2019): 220-227).

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