Department of Urology

Head of the Department Prof. Dr. Khalid Farouk (MBBS, FRCS (Ireland), FCPS - Urol)

Introduction
Urology is a branch of Surgery which deals with the diseases of the urogenital problems of the male and urinary tract diseases of the female population. Recent technological advancements like Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy, minimally invasive operative techniques, Lithoclast & Laser for stone diseases and prostate have given new horizon to the subject of Urology. A steadily rising incidence of Kidney diseases has given an added importance to the subject. 

Teaching Methodology
a. Clinical rotation to the Urology Department
MBBS students go through the clinical rotation to the department of Urology in 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th and Final Year of their studies. They are trained in history taking and clinical examination of urological patients. Urological investigations are discussed. Students are trained in patients’ evaluation and reaching the diagnosis. Treatment options are discussed. 

b. Demonstrations in Operation Theatres 
The students observe & participate in the operative procedures in side the operation theatre. Endoscopic procedures for Prostate, Tumours & Urinary Stones are performed & demonstrated on LCD Screen.

c. Lectures 
Interactive lecture sessions on various topics of Urology are conducted for 4th Year and Final Year MBBS students.

d. Group Discussions and Seminars during the clinical rotation 
The students actively participate in the group discussions. They are also encouraged and trained to participate in national conferences and seminars on the topics of Urology. 
Assesment
At the end of the clinical rotation, each student undergoes through a process of evaluation on the pattern of Final Year MBBS examination. 

  • Routine and surprise tests are conducted periodically as well.
  • Breakdown / Distribution of Subject (Main Heads)
  • Congenital Anomalies of Genitourinary Tract
  • Uro-Radiology and Anuria
  • LUTS (Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms) and BOO (Bladder Outlet Obstruction)
  • Prostate Disorders: Prostatitis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer 
  • Urethral Stricture 
  • Urinary Stone Disease
  • Perinephric Abcess, Pyonephrosis, Acute & Chronic Pyelonephritis 
  • UTIs and STDs (Sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Cystic Diseases of the Kidney
  • Trauma to the Renal Tract
  • Urinary Oncology: Renal, Bladder, Prostate and Testicular Cancers
  • Scrotal Swellings
  • Vesicoureteric Reflux, Posterior Urethral Valves 
  • Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
  • Acute and Chronic Renal Failure and Renal Transplant 

State of the Art Urological Procedures
We offer state of the art urological operative procedures to a vast cross section of patients including beneficiaries and those from the private sectors. Uretero-renoscopy with Intracorporeal Lithotripsy and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy are among the routinely performed procedures.

Reconnition of the Department by the PM&DC and CP&SP
The Department offers house job facility to the fresh medical graduates and is recognized by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council for this training.

  • The Department is recognised by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan for complete residency training programme leading to FCPS- Urology.
  • Block Teaching Hours Dedicated to Each Main Head
  • According to the integrated Medical Education Module and Problem Based Learning the students complete their Renal and Metabolic Module as under:
Class  Time Period Total Teaching Hours
 II Year MBBS Class  02 weeks 48 Hrs
 III Year MBBS Class  03 weeks 72 Hrs
I V Year MBBS Class  05 weeks 108 Hrs
Interactive Lecture Sessions
IV Year MBBS Class  10 Lectures 10 Hrs
V Year MBBS Class  10 Lectures 10 Hrs

Distribution of Marks

Ward test at the end of clinical rotation:          60 Marks

Spot Tests, MCQs:                                          40 Marks

Final Year MBBS Surgery paper:                    25% of total marks

TOACS, MCQs

Final Year MBBS practical examination surgery: 25% of total marks

Recognition of the Department by the PM&DC and CPSP

  • The Department offers house job facility to the fresh medical graduates and is recognized by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council for this training.
  • The Department is recognised by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan for complete residency training programme leading to FCPS- Urology. 

Faculty
FFH Faculty
Senior Registrar
Dr. Asher Masood FCPS Urology