September 25, 2016

Dept. of Pathology & Parasitology

Department of Pathology & Parasitology

The Department of Pathology and Parasitology (DPP) is one of the key Departments of CVASU that has started its journey from the beginning of the functioning of former Chittagong Government of Veterinary College (CGVC) in 1996. Following the upgradation to a full-fledged Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) in 2006, it has grown up as one of the significant Department under the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The Department of Pathology and Parasitology is housed at the 1st and ground floor of the Academic building -1 at CVASU premise located at its Khulshi campus in Chittagong. The Department offers different paraclinical courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level along with its extension services and diagnostic/post-mortem services for the different stakeholders. The facilities of DPP include six well equipped laboratories to facilitate teaching, research and innovation at undergraduate and postgraduate level. All the academic staffs of DPP are internationally trained with extensive experiences of pedagogy and research. Along with teaching activities, faculties of this Department are also actively involved with international collaborative research and grant-hunting, provide extensive support for local livestock/ poultry entrepreneurs, involved with consultation services to the local farmers, pet owners,  Zoo and wildlife sanctuaries and safari parks, regular organizing of training events for the farmers on disease prevention and other topics etc. A number of important administrative duties are also performed by the DPP faculties including Director (Students welfare), Proctor, member of University syndicate, Director (Research and Extension) etc. which significantly helps CVASU authority to run this unique veterinary school more professionally than other contemporary institutions inside the country. With all the above strengths and experiences, DPP is thriving for excellence to be a world-class Department to contribute towards achieving the mission of CVASU to be the premiere veterinary University in the country and one of the top five in Asia.

Faculty Members

Dept. Head

Dr. Mohammad Alamgir Hossain

 

Professor &

 

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Professor

Dr. Md. Masuduzzaman

 

Professor

 

 

 

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Dr. AMAM Zonaed Siddiki

 

Professor

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Dr. Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman

 

Professor

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Dr. Sharmin Chowdhury

 

Professor

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Dr. Tania Ferdushy

 

Professor

 

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Associate Professor

Dr. Krisna Roy

 

Associate Professor

 

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Assistant Professor

DR. Md. Abdul Alim

 

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DR. Shubhagata Das

 

Assistant Professor

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DR. Md. Shafiqul Islam

 

Assistant Professor

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Lecturer

DR. Tofazzal Md. Rakib

 

Lecturer

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Message from Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Pathology and Parasitology under the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU). From the very beginning of its establishment, this Department is playing a significant role at CVASU through its major contribution in veterinary education and training, clinical services alongside indulging in basic and applied research. We are proud of our highly motivated and young dedicated academic and support staffs and continuously thriving for excellence as manifested by increasing international research collaborations with other contemporary institutes around the globe. We are committed to provide best academic atmosphere with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, research, diagnostics and other extension services through this Department to flourish the overall mission and vision of CVASU to produce competent vets to meet the diversified demands of 21st century.

With the changing world where veterinarians are expected to have new skills and experiences to combat spread of emerging and reemerging infectious and transboundary diseases rather than conducting merely post-mortem and diagnostic services, we are fully supportive of the One Health movement and continuously monitoring our syllabi and curricula to help produce competent vets suitable for the new century challenges. All of our faculties are trained in developed countries and have sufficient skills and knowledge to face the threats of infectious and non-infectious diseases in a developing country setting like Bangladesh.

As of 2016, the Department has a total of 12 academic staffs and more than 15 research associates, assistants, Master and doctoral students. The highly talented postgraduate researchers enrolled in our Department continue to enjoy impressive national and international funding, and continuous support from our skilled laboratory resource personnels. Major areas of research interests of DPP faculty and researchers include infectious diseases, parasitic diseases, vector-borne diseases, cancer biology, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and immunology. The Department is closely involved with the newly established One Health Institute of CVASU and continuously supporting the existing PRTC (Poultry Research and Training Centre). We offer the wide spectrum of pathology and parasitology expertise encompassing the clinical diagnostics specialties in clinical pathology and laboratory medicine.

Department activities include provision of technical and logistic support for Clinical Pathology, Anatomical Pathology, Molecular Pathology and guiding major clinical decisions when caring for patients to reach a confirmatory diagnosis. We like to emphasize the unique educational and training opportunities available at DPP and closely work with CVASU administration to update the syllabi and curricula. Our faculty provides the main curriculum of the undergraduate and graduate veterinary class in the form of the continuously updated pathobiology, pathophysiology and parasitology courses. We have integrated novel teaching methodologies like PBL (Problem based learning) in our classes and collaborating with other CVASU Departments to develop new case studies for future PBL classes.

We encourage you to visit the website of DPP for further specific information about our existing research and diagnostic facilities. If you have further queries or comment please let us know through sending mail at <zamandrmd@yahoo.co.uk >. We certainly appreciate your thoughts and feedback.

 

 Prof Md. Masuduzzaman, PhD

Head, Department of Pathology and Parasitology

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum of MS in pathology

Total Credit = 40

Compulsory = 32 credits

Optional = 08 credits

1 Credit = 12 Lectures

 

JANUARY – JUNE SEMESTER:

Course Code

Credit

(T+P)

Marks

Name of the courses

A. Compulsory courses  (4x2=8 credits):

1. Pathology of Metabolic Diseases

MPT-601

2+0

100

1st Class  Exam

2nd Class Exam

Assignment

Final Exam

20

20

20

40

2. Histopathology

HPT- 601

0+2

100

3. Necropsy

NPT- 601

0+2

100

4.Pathology of Bacterial and Viral Diseases

BVD- 601

2+0

100

Course Total

 

 

 

 

100

B.  Elective courses

(Any two, 2x2=4 credits) :

 

 

 

 

1.Pathology of Fungal, Rickettsial and Chlamydial diseases

FRC -601

2 + 0

100

1st Class Exam

2nd Class Exam

Assignment

Final Exam

20

20

20

40

2.Pathology of Parasitic Diseases

PPT-601

2 + 0

100

3.Reproductive Pathology

RPT-601

2 + 0

100

4.Laboratory Animal Pathology

LPT-601

2 + 0

100

5.  Experimental Pathology

EPT-601

0 + 2

100

6.Comparative Pathology

CPT-601

2 + 0

100

Course Total

 

 

 

 

100

Semester total

 

12

 

 

600

JULY – DECEMBER SEMESTER 

Course Code

Credit

(T+P)

 

Marks

A. Compulsory courses: (4x2=8 credits) :

1.General Pathology

GPT-602

2 + 0

100

1st Class  Exam

2nd Class Exam

Assignment

Final Exam

20

20

20

40

2.Immunopathology

IPT- 602

2 + 0

100

3.Clinical Pathology

CPT-602

0 + 2

100

4.Avian pathology

APT-602

2 + 0

100

Course Total

 

 

 

 

100

B.  Elective courses

(Any two, 2x2=4 Credits) :

 

 

 

 

1.Oncology

OPT- 602

0 + 2

100

1st Class Exam

2nd Class Exam

Assignment

Final Exam

20

20

20

40

2.Molecular Pathology and Biotechnology

MPB- 602

0 + 2

100

3.Pathology of Zoonotic Diseases

ZPT- 602

2 +0

100

4.Pathology of Extraneous Poisonings

PPT- 602

2 +0

100

Course Total

 

 

 

 

100

Semester total

 

12

 

 

600

Research semester:

1. Research work

 

.................

.................

.................

 

08

05

03

Satisfactory /Un-Satisfactory

 

250

150

2. Thesis evaluation

3. Thesis defense

Semester total

 

16

400

Grand total

 

40

1600

Course Curriculum of MS in Parasitology

Total Credit = 40

Compulsory = 32 credits

Optional = 08 credits

1 Credit = 12 Lectures

 

JANUARY – JUNE SEMESTER:

Course Code

Credit

(T+P)

Marks

Name of the courses

A. Compulsory courses  (4x2=8 credits):

1. General Parasitology

GPR-601

2+0

100

1st Class  Exam

2nd Class Exam

Assignment

Final Exam

20

20

20

40

2. Helminthology

HPR-601

2+0

100

3. Immuno Parasitilogy                                                

IPR-601

2+0

100

4. Malacology

MPR-601

2+0

100

Total

 

 

 

 

100

B.  Elective courses

(Any two, 2x2=4 credits) :

 

 

 

 

1. Avian Parasitology                                                  

APR-601

2 + 0

100

1st Class Exam

2nd Class Exam

Assignment

Final Exam

20

20

20

40

2. Parasites of Zoo and Wild Animals                        

ZWA-601

2 + 0

100

3. Parasites of Large Animals                                                                      

LPR-601

2 + 0

100

Course Total

 

 

 

 

100

Semester total

 

12

 

 

600

JULY – DECEMBER SEMESTER 

Course Code

Credit

(T+P)

 

Marks

A. Compulsory courses: (8 credits) :

1. Protozoology

PPR-602

2 + 0

100

1st Class  Exam

2nd Class Exam

Assignment

Final Exam

20

20

20

40

2. Entomology

EPR-602

2 + 0

100

3. Parasitic Ecology and Epidemiology                              

PEE-602

2 + 0

100

4. Clinical Parasitology     

CPR-602

0 + 2

100

Total

 

 

 

 

100

B.  Elective courses

(Any two, 2x2=4 Credits) :

 

 

 

 

1. Molecular Parasitology                                          

MPR-602

2 + 0

100

1st Class Exam

2nd Class Exam

Assignment

Final Exam

20

20

20

40

2. Zoonotic Parasites

ZPR-602

2 + 0

100

3. Parasites of pet and Laboratory Animals               

PLA-602

2 + 0

100

Course Total

 

 

 

 

100

Semester total

 

12

 

 

600

Research semester:

1. Research work

 

.................

.................

.................

 

08

05

03

Satisfactory /Un-Satisfactory

 

250

150

2. Thesis evaluation

3. Thesis defense

 Semester total

 

16

400

Grand total

 

40

1600

Departmental Teaching

This department offers six Pathology courses at undergraduate level (DVM-Doctor of Veterinary Medicine). The courses under the Pathology section are General Pathology-1 (Theory + Practical, credit 2+1), General Pathology-II and Nutritional Pathology (Theory + Practical, credit 1+1), Systemic Pathology (Theory + Practical, credit 2+1), Pathology of Infectious Diseases (Theory, credit 2), Avian Pathology (Theory + Practical, credit 1+1), Clinical Pathology and Necropsy (Practical, credit 1).

We also offer four Parasitology courses at undergraduate level namely Platyhelminthes and Malacology (Theory + Practical, credit 2+1), Veterinary Nematology (Theory + Practical, credit 2+1), Veterinary Entomology (Theory + Practical, credit 1+1), Protozoolgy (Theory + Practical, credit 1+1).

The Department also offers one and half years long MS degree in both Pathology and Parasitology each of which comprises two taught semesters with one thesis semester.

Achievements

Along with other teaching and research activities, members of the Department are also involved with diversified activities such as:

       1)Postmortem of animals/ pets/ birds

       2)Examination of specimen (blood, feces, tissue, urine) for providing diagnostic services

       3)Publication of research reports/ scientific articles in reputed journals

       4)Organizing the ‘Annual Department Day’

       5)Collaborative activities with national and international institutes

       6)Attract and manage research grants from national and international organizations

       7)Organize weekly pathology journal club/ lab meeting

       8)Provide administrative support to CVASU through serving as Directors/ members of the syndicate/ academic council/ faculty committee