The Essentials of Human Genetics by Dr.Roopa Kulkarni or and Dr. R.N Kulkarni hopes to address a number of concealed issues that hamper the studies of human genetics in the country.
Human Genetics, as a subject is so vast that it deserves to be a standalone subject in medicine on its own. However, due to time constraints, the Medical Council of India considered it apt to bundle the study of genetics under first-year anatomy. The reduction in the duration of study in first-year MBBS subjects from 1.5 years to 1 year further nationally encouraged the neglect towards the study of genetics.
Keeping the above limitations in mind, the authors of Essentials of Human Genetics have tried to create a single book that encompasses all the concepts required for the study of Human Genetics at an undergraduate and postgraduate level from the exam point of view.
About the Authors :
Dr. Roopa Kulkarni completed her MBBS from Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga in1976 and completed her post-graduation in Anatomy (M.S Anatomy) from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram. Dr. Roopa Kulkarni has been teaching Anatomy for over 41 years now, 37 of those years serving in various capacities at the highly regarded M.S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore. Dr. Roopa has rich experience teaching various disciples of anatomy and has several well-regarded publications in journals of both national and international repute.
Dr. R.N. Kulkarni currently serves as the HOD of the Department of Anatomy at M.S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore. His educational trajectory is the same as that of Dr. Roopa Kulkarni having graduated from the Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram albeit a couple of years earlier than his co-author. Students at M.S Ramiah will stand witness to the immense passion Dr. R.N Kulkarni emanates while teaching his favorite topic “Dissection Methods” in Anatomy. This niche passion apart, Dr. Kulkarni is well versed in teaching various other disciples of Anatomy as well with vast reserves of experience to draw from.