The Department of Anatomy is the largest department in the institution and focuses on providing a good learning environment for medical graduate students.
It also provides basic science education to dental students.
The department uses SDL (Self Directed Learning) and PBL (Problem Based Learning) to enhance the understanding of students.
The Department of Biochemistry has a major contribution in imparting education in biochemistry and helps to assess the risk factors for development of multifactorial diseases such as diabetes mellitus or myocardial infarction.
Biochemistry also forms the basis of several cutting-edge technologies employed in molecular biology with varied applications in diagnostics and forensic medicine.
The Department of Microbiology of Melaka Manipal Medical College offers a study program for the second year medical students in order to provide knowledge and skills in infectious diseases and immunology that are essential for the practice of medicine.
This course aims to prepare medical students to:
Students conduct an Annual event “Microfest’ comprising of a district/state level microbiology quiz competition “Probe” and institutional level microbiology creative activity “Model your microbe” competitions.
The Department of Pathology at MMMC Manipal offers diagnostic services. It offers services in the areas of histopathology, cytology, haematology, clinical pathology and autopsy pathology catering to the patients of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal and its constituent hospitals.
The department provides specialised coagulation testing through the Haemostasis and Thrombosis Division, Kasturba Hospital. It conducts of Bioavailability / Bioequivalence studies in the clinical research organisation ECRON ACUNOVA Manipal. It is an NABL and CAP accredited laboratory.