Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology is one of the Basic Science Departments of the College of Medicine, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences (NAIHS).The department aspires to achieve the mission of NAIHS - in the field of medical education, research and advance clinical services.The Department of Microbiology has a team of experienced faculty members and staff dedicated for teaching microbiology and its branches to the students of undergraduate and postgraduate in medicine, nursing and allied health sciences.The Department is located in the second floor of the Basic Science Complex, NAIHS with adequate infrastructure and equipment’s.The department has been able to achieve the academic objectives effectively.

Objectives
• To provide quality education to the students of various programs in the field of Microbiology.
• Implement horizontal integration in teaching learning activities at a maximum level in collaboration with other basic science departments and departments of clinical sciences.
• Incorporate teaching of Communication Skills in practical based teaching learning activities in order to prepare the future graduates in counselling patients regarding diagnostic tests and results.
• Conduct formative and summative assessments of students of various programs timely and in effective manner.
• Conduct research activities in the field of microbiology and infectious diseases which are valuable tools for a professional development.
• Provide standard diagnostic laboratory services for optimum patients care.
• Support academic help to the needy students.
• Promote a healthy work culture that nurtures professional development of all faculty members and staff.



Current Activities
• Conduct didactic lectures and practical classes of students of MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing and BNS programs.
• Conduct Problem-Based Learning (PBL) session and Correlation Seminars in collaboration with other basic science departments for students of MBBS program.
• Conduct group-based discussion sessions for students of postgraduate level MD/MS programs.
• Conduct formative and summative assessments for the undergraduate/Post graduate students of MBBS program and Nursing program.
• Continuous involvement in publication of research articles.
• Conduct remedial and academic assistance programs to the students who require academic help and or interventions.
• Assists the Microbiology Section of the department of Pathology of Shree Birendra Hospital (SBH), Chhauni by providing adequate supports in laboratory services.

Aim/Goal
• After completion of the study, students will be able to play a major role in management, surveillance, prevention & eradication of preventable infections.
• Students will have reasonable knowledge of basic approach for diagnosis of infections.
• Students will gain advance knowledge and skill in the subject by CME, seminar, workshop, conference & research.
• Students will be trained to work in team while managing cases and refer cases to appropriate referral centres when needed.
• Students will be able to take part in national & international health programs.
• Students will provide better health care systems.









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