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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
 
 
SHORT HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
                         
The Department of psychiatry was started in the year 1969 with an outpatient clinic and six beds distributed in medical wards and only the undergraduate medical students for teaching. Now the Department has an out-patient block with adequate facilities housed in the main out-patient building.
     The De-addiction Ward- eight bedded ,was constructed as per the WHO –Biennium 2001-2002 Programme, adjacent to the OP Block, with adequate security. The De-addiction ward started functioning in January 2003 and has been catering to the needs of patients from four Districts namely, Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Erode and Palghat.

       
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The department has facilities for academic activities for medical  under-graduates, post graduates and nursing  students.

 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES


 
TEACHING ACTIVITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE  

 
1. Clinical classes for second year MBBS students.
 
2. Theory classes for pre-final MBBS students: 12 hours/year
 
3. General clinics for final MBBS students



 
FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

 
1. Clinical classes for MD General Medicine postgraduates
 
2. Postgraduate clinics for all post graduates monthly once or twice. 

3. Guidance for PG students’ Dissertations



 
FOR NURSING STUDENTS

 
1. Clinical and Practical training for Diploma in General Nursing students, studying in Coimbatore Medical College.
 
2. Training for nursing students from other nursing institutions in and around Coimbatore district-UG/ PG.

 

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TRAINING FOR MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS

Clinical and practical training for students of MSW from various colleges & Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
 


 
Training of CRRI
 
         CRRI posted in the Department of Psychiatry are  given training in Common Psychiatric Problems including Palliative Care.

 

SYMPOSIA
 
1. Symposia on common psychological problems for postgraduate students.
2. Symposia on psychological problems in every day practice for other medical officers.
 


 
TRAINING FOR DOCTORS UNDER DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMME

 
         The Department of Psychiatry is the training centre for the Medical Officers, under the District Mental Health Programme of Erode District, and the training is being conducted with the help of faculties in the Department of Psychiatry from other Institutions in Coimbatore.
 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 
         The Head of the Department has been designated as the Inspector of Psychiatric Hospitals and Nursing Homes and De-addiction Centres in and around Coimbatore, Dindigul and the Nilgiris districts. The Inspector visits the homes & centres as requested by the Director, Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk. Chennai, for inspection and reporting, for the issue of License for such centres.


 
STAFF STRENGTH

 
SL NO STAFF POSITION          NO      
1 PROFESSOR & HOD 1    
2 ASST. PROFESSOR 1    
3 SENIOR RESIDENT 1    
4 JUNIOR RESIDENT 3    
5                                    PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER                                                                                   2    
6 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST 1    
7 RECORD CLERK 1    
 

SERVICES OFFERED:


No. of units:  ONE
OP days:       Monday to Saturday
Timings:        Old cases:       8 am -10am.
                     New Cases:  10 am-12pm.
                     IP Cases:      12 pm-2pm.
                     Sunday-Duty Medical Officer attends Wards.



                    
IP UNIT:   One

ADMISSION DAYS - All working days

 
BED STRENGTH
MALE                        -10
FEMALE                    -10
DE-ADDICTION         -08


 
OUT– PATIENT:
 
AVERAGE OP


NEW CASES        : 10-15 CASES PER DAY
OLD CASES         : 150-200 CASES PER DAY

 
AVERAGE IP

200 PER YEAR
 
SPECIAL CLINICS CONDUCTED
 
MONDAY           : GERIATRIC CLINIC
TUESDAY          : CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC
WEDNESDAY    : DE-ADDICTION CLINIC
THURSDAY        : ADOLESCENT CLINIC
FRIDAY              : CRISIS INTERVENTION CLINIC
SATURDAY         : MARITAL AND FAMILY                                    
                           COUNSELLING CLINIC



 
OTHER SERVICES 
 
1. The issue of certificates for Differently Abled for the benefits under Social Welfare Schemes.
 
2. Issue of Certificates for travel concession for Differently Abled & mentally ill persons.
 
3. Participation and certification in medical camps conducted under the Scheme - Education for   
     All, in Coimbatore District.
 
4. Prison visits once in a fortnight and as per the needs in emergency situations
 
5. Certification of medico-legal cases referred from the Districts of Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Tiruppur and Erode.
 

 


LIST OF EQUIPMENTS AND PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS AVAILABLE
 
SL
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 NAME OF         INSTRUMENT                   
 
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1.         ECT machine(brief pulse)                       2  
 2. ECT machine with EEG& ECG                  monitoring     1  
3. Electro cardiograph   1  
4. Biofeedback instrument   1  
5. Alcohol breath analyzer   1  

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6A.


Psychological  tests


Projective Test

 
  4  
6b.                Intelligence Test               4  
6c Personality Test   4  
6d.         Neuro- Psychological test                                                                              4                                                                                                                                          
                               

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