Students of Patna AIIMS would soon get to see videos of anatomical structures and human body functions on their iPads and laptops.
Patna AIIMS, with the dual objective of attaining world-class standards of academic excellence and improving the concept of medicos, has decided to upload the videos on the Internet, institute director G.K. Singh said.
“The basic idea behind uploading the videos on anatomical structures and various functions of the human body is to help clear the concepts of medicos about the human body. Our objective is to ensure their knowledge is not confined to information found in the books,” Singh told The Telegraph.
Videos from Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy would be uploaded on each student’s iPad and laptop so that the medicos can further clear their concept after learning about the anatomical structures and their functions from books.
“The video atlas presents dissected human specimens as three-dimensional objects like a living human body. The video, which is just like a virtual anatomy laboratory, is ideal not only for students but also medical practitioners, who can study every subject in detail and teach,” the institute director said.
The MBBS students would also be provided with a user id and password to access the atlas.
“The decision to provide the medicos with the latest technology is to help them impart world-class education,” he said.
The institute would also appoint 13 specialists, in- cluding 12 assistant professors and a professor, before November 30. All the doctors would be appointed in the trauma and emergency departments.
Patna AIIMS would get a hospital on its campus within a year. Till then, the institute will have a tie-up with Vasudha Kendra under which the specialist doctors would interact with patients from far-off places.
Vasudha Kendras are small kiosks with a Net-enabled computer developed by the state government in rural areas.
“Under the scheme, medical assistance would be provided to people from areas under 5,500 panchayats. The patients have to register with Patna AIIMS to avail of the services. The registration process would be held at the Vasudha Kendra itself,” Singh said.
The 50 students of the institute’s first batch expressed happiness over the infrastructure and the quality of teaching.
Yadukrishnan, a student from Thrissur in Kerala, told The Telegraph: “Patna AIIMS has the potential to become a world-class institution as both the infrastructure and the teaching are on a par with the best institutions in the country.”