With the spread of immunosuppressant drugs and HIV/AIDS, potential doctors need to know how to tackle TB, and be aware of worldwide efforts to control this bacterium. At SRM, students are under the guidance of highly qualified and experienced faculty members.
=> MD Pulmonary Medicine
M.B.B.S. students are taught various aspects of clinical presentations, diagnostic tools, X ray diagnosis of management of Tuberculosis with special reference to Revised National TB control program. The teaching method involves both theory and study through observation of clinical diagnosis.
The department has both outpatient and inpatient facilities. An average of 40-50 outpatients attend the clinic every day. Students will have access to some of the best facilities in the examination rooms, where they will be taught how to recognize different strains of the bacterium causing disease and their effects on patients. The examination rooms have facilities for diagnostic bronchoscopy, Directly Observed Therapy Strategy (DOTS) and Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT). The inpatient ward has 20 beds for male and female patients. Video bronchoscopy is used for diagnostic purpose, while the PFT machine is used for testing lung function.
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