SREE MOOKAMBIKA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

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Microbiology

Introduction

The Department of Microbiology is well equipped to diagnose most of the infectious diseases prevalent in society. It offers diagnostic services to the hospital and also carries out bacteriological analysis of water, operation theatre sterility checks, in house disinfectant testing and hospital environmental surveillance. The diagnostic laboratory is well equipped with automated Bact-Alert system for blood culture, turbidometry, walk-in cooler and biosafety cabinets.

The department was upgraded as a postgraduate training centre in 2010 to offer MD in Microbiology. 

The department also participates in the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), and plays a major role in Hospital Infection control, Antibiotic policy making and Biomedical waste Management of our hospital.

Facilities Available

  • Lecture hall and a demonstration hall for students with audio visual facilities
  • Practical hall with light microscopes and a trinocular microscope with CCTV
  • Museum is well equipped with binocular and dissecting microscopes, a number of models and charts for all subdivisions of Microbiology.
  • PG Section: There is a library, seminar hall and PG laboratory with laminar flow, fluorescent microscope, dark ground microscope, anaerobic jar, P.C.R. etc.
  • Central research laboratory shared by Microbiology, Skin and Venereology department.

Head of Department

Dr. Nepoleon, MBBS, MD

Reasearch

Research completed in the last 3 years
Sl.NoTitleAuthorsJournal Name
1Role of NSI antigen in early detection of dengue during epidemicsDr. Vidhya V. R.,
Dr. Palaniappan N.
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International Journal of Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN : 2319-7706 Volume 8 Number 04 (2019) Page : 229-236
2Potential Role of Selected Lichens Collected from India as Antifungal Agents against DermatophytesN. S. Ravichandran
S. Daya Pauline
International Journal of Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN : 2319-7706 Volume 8 Number 04 (2019)
3Drug Resistance in an Organisms of Diabetic Foot Patients attending Tertiary Care Hospital in KulasekharamK. Greesh
R. Nepolean
International Journal of Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN : 2319-7706 Volume 8 Number 03 (2019) Page 1258-1268
4Screening of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen and Hepatitis C Antibody in Pre-Operative Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kanyakumari District, IndiaV. R. VidhyaInternational Journal of Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN : 2319-7706 Volume 8 Number 01 (2019) Page 2312-2316
5Prevalence of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producing Klebsiella Isolates in a Tertiary care hospitalDr. R. Nepoleon
Dr. Daya Pauline S.
Indian Journal of Research Volume-8, Issue 5, May 2019 ISSN No. 2250-1991
6Applying reverse algorithm for syphilis screening in resource poor settingsDr. Palaniappan
Dr Daya Pauline S.
Indian Journal of Research Volume-8, Issue 5, May 2019 ISSN No. 2277-8179
7Prevalence and Antimicrobial resistance pattern of methicilin resistant staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital Kulasekharam, KanyakumariDr. Greesh K.Indian Journal of Research Volume-8/ Issue-5/May2019/ PRINT ISSN No. 2250-1981
8Analysis of Carbapenem Susceptibility Pattern among Acinetobacter Isolates in a Tertiary Care HospitalK. VisnuPreya
R. Nepoleon
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, ISSN : 2319-7706 Volume 8 Number 03 (2019)
9Effect of extracts of lichens of different solvent races against clinically infectious bacteriaN. S. Ravichandran,
Daya Pauline,
Vishnu G. Ashok
MedPulse International Journal of Microbiology
10Awareness and Practises on Biomedical Waste Management among the health care Workers in tertiary Care Hospital in Kanyakumari District.Dr. Vidhya V. R.,
Jossy John
International Journal of Microbiology and Applied Sciences, ISSN : 2319-7706, Volume 7 Number 12(2018) Page 2779-2785
11“A study on Urinary tract infection in tertiary hospital”Dr. V. Rajendran,
Dr. R. Nepoleon
International journal of Advance in Medicine, pISSN 2349-3925 / eISSN 2349-3933 2017 Oct 4(5) 1401 - 1405
Ongoing Research
Sl.NoTitleName of the investigatorIEC Number
1Prevalence resistance pattern of Acinetobacter Species in a tertiary Care hospital in Kanyakumari districtDr. K. Vishnupreya
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IHEC No:1,Protocol No: 15/2018
2Prevalence of Methicillin and Vancomycin resistance among Staphylococcus aureus is datesDr. S. Daya PaulineIHEC No:1,Protocol No: 10/2018
3Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus and Genotyping in a Tertiary care HospitalDr. Gireesh K.IHEC No:1,Protocol No: 32/2019
4Blood stream Infections and their Antibiotic Sensitivity pattern in a Tertiary care HospitalDr. R. NepoleonIHEC No:1,Protocol No: 33/2019
5Resistance pattern of ‘PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA’ in a Tertiary care HospitalDr. S. Daya PaulineIHEC No:1,Protocol No: 35/2019
6Comparative study on Blood culture and WIDAL test in Enteric feverDr. M. R. VidhyaIHEC No:1,Protocol No: 36/2019
7Prevalence of worm infestation in undernourished childrenDr. S. Daya PaulineIHEC No:1,Protocol No: 34/2019
Proposed Research
Sl.NoTitle of ResearchName of the investigatorIEC Number
1Prevalence of Malty drug resistance klebsiella pneumoniae tertiary Care hospital in Kanyakumari districtDr. Nepoleon R.
Professor & HOD of Microbiology

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1: protocol No 38/2019
2Screening HIV/HBV/HCV infection in chronic dialysis patients Dr. Palaniappan
Professor of Microbiology
1: protocol No 43/2019
3Prevalence ESBL Producing Gram negative bacteria in SreeMookambika Institute of Medical Sciences, KulasekharamDr. Vidhya V. R.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
1: protocol No 40/2019
4Identification of ‘mecA’ Gene in MRSA by PCRDr. Gireesh K.1: protocol No 42/2019
5Identification of Drug Resistance gene ‘Amp C’ and ‘Metalolactamase’in Gram Negative organismsDr. M. R. Vidhya1: protocol No 46/2019
6Prevalence of ‘Candida auris’ in a Tertiary care HospitalDr. R. Nepoleon1: protocol No 45/2019
7Prevalence of ‘Leptospirosis’ in PUO in Tertiary care HospitalDr. R. Nepoleon1: protocol No 41/2019
8Study of ‘Biomarkers’(ADA) in Extra Pulmonary TuberculosisDr. N. Palaniappan1: protocol No 44/2019
9Early diagnosis of ‘SEPSIS’ in patients admitted in IMCU in a Tertiary care HospitalDr. S. Daya Pauline1: protocol No 40/2019
10Prevalence of Human Papilloma Virus and genotyping in women in child bearing ageDr. M. R. Vidhya1: protocol No 39/2019
11Identification of ‘Rheumatoid Factor’ by ImmunofluorescenceDr. N. Palaniappan1: protocol No 47/2019

UG Teaching Programme

Apart from diagnostics Microbiology department is involved in teaching MBBS students during their second year. We also conduct vertical and horizontal Integrated teaching and Practical sessions.

PG Teaching Programme

First Year
  1. Reading and presentation of initial topic
  2. Central laboratory posting
  3. Selection of topic and preparation of protocol for thesis work
  4. MBBS classes – Theory & practical (conducting & attending)
  5. Journal clubs
  6. Seminars – Presentation of allotted topics
  7. Attending CME and Conference
Second Year
  1. Thesis work
  2. Central laboratory work
  3. Training in other institution
  4. Journal clubs
  5. Seminars
  6. MBBS teaching
  7. CME & Conferences
Third Year
  1. Conclusion & Submission of thesis work
  2. Journal club
  3. Seminars
  4. CME/Conferences
  5. Model Examination (Theory & Practical)
Time Table of Postgraduate Studies
DayMorning SessionsAfternoon Sessions

Monday

Central laboratory, Submission of log book

MBBS Classes

Tuesday

Central laboratory

Thesis work

Wednesday

Central laboratory, Discussion (HOD/Professor)

MBBS Classes, Library

Thursday

Central laboratory

Thesis work

Friday

Central laboratory, Journal Club Seminar/Pedagogy

Library

Saturday

Central laboratory

Library

Other Teaching Programmes

Apart from Medical students, teaching is also imparted to General nursing, BSC Nursing, Post Basic BSC Nursing, and MSC Nursing, BDS and MDS students, and B Sc in Laboratory Technology. 

CMEs & Conferences

The department conducts CMEs regularly and the faculty participates in inter departmental CMEs.