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  • “FOUNDATION COURSE FOR 1 ST MBBS 2019-20 BATCH STUDENTS”

    “FOUNDATION COURSE FOR 1 ST MBBS 2019-20 BATCH STUDENTS”
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    A great introduction to institution is our cuisine to make the students comfortable, it not only reflects the evolution of the institution but also reflects its beliefs and traditions. Organising the foundation course for a month was not at all an easy task.

    As per the MCI, the various modules such as orientation module, skill module, community module, Professionalism and ethics module, enhancement of language and computer skills module, and sports and extracurricular activities were successfully conducted for a month between 1st August 2019 and 31st August 2019. 

    Respectable Principal and Dean of our esteemed institution, Dr.Sreeramulu.P.N, was the guiding and driving force behind the whole process of the foundation couse for the 1st MBBS 2019-20 batch students, the first of its kinds in the history of Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College.

    Respectable Vice-Principal and R & D Co-ordinator, Dr.Shashidhar.K.N provided a perfect logistic support, valuable extended guidance throughout the program and his vision and efforts  culminated into the successs of the foundation course.The program was meticulously conducted by the Faculty Co-ordinator, Dr.Ashwini.N.S, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy under the supervision of Respectable UDOME Director, Dr.Vinutha Shankar.M.S.

    The introduction to the institution was planned and executed in phases. The first phase was held open the first day i.e 1st August 2019, the Inaguration day itself as the students were new to the campus and this session was conducted by our Respectable Principal & Dean, Dr.Sreeramulu.P.N. The Inauguration program was witnessed by our Honourable Dignitaries and various Officers of the Academy. In this session students were shown the different blocks of the campus and were updated about the institutional rules and regulations to follow during their stay at the same.

    The sessions were later conducted consecutively as per the Foundation Couse schedule. The students were oriented to the campus and were divided  into 2 groups for  facility visit and were taken to different parts of the campus. In this session students were oriented to locations of different departments in the hospital block, research block and the college block. The students visited museums of different departments  in the college blocks and were introduced to all departments and their faculties. The students were also taken around different cultural and sports facilities of the campus and were also enquired about their interest in sports were sent the respective sports of their choice.

    Good doctor understands responsibility better than privilege and practice accountability better. These sessions were aimed at orienting students about their roles as doctors  in the society. The students were explained about the seriousness of the profession as they would be dealing with the lives of the patients and they were also explained that there was no room for mistake. They were also explained about the consequences of medical negligence and judgmental errors by the doctors.The students were thought with the help of audio visual aids, role plays & inter-active sessions. The challenges faced in this session was that the students expressed biased thoughts about the medical negligence of the doctors, some represented the doctors and said they could do no better in such situation and some sympathetically thought about the patients and were against the doctors. The students were given certain cases to study and allowed to analyse the mistake and problems in the case .

    The history of medicine is the history of the unusual. These sessions aimed at providing students a glimpse of the past about medicine. Audio visual aids were used to help students understand the history of medicine.  An overview of MBBS curriculum, its structure and outcomes and its relation to the career pathways, Principles of Family practice was also emphasized during the orientation module.

    During the skills module, sessions on first aid were conducted emphasizing the importance of time in first aid and the correct methods of  providing the first aid were explained.  The students were oriented to skill training and simulation based learning. During the sessions of skill training of first aid students were divided into 4 groups and were taken to the skill lab where they were taught how to provide first aid and Basic Life Support. In the skill module following sessions on lab safety, Universal precautions, blood spill management, handwashing, immunisation, documentation and biomedical waste management were conducted to orient students to these essential components of health profession.

    In the community orientation module,the students were  taken to community health centre, primary health centre and outpost of the teaching hospitals to orient the students with outpost and the surroundings of them. Through this module the students were introduced to the various levels of the health care delivery system namely primary, secondary and tertiary.

    In addition they were taken on a field visit to the local primary health care centre and Anganwadi at Devarayasamudra as well as a community health care centre at Mulbagal with the aim of acquainting them with the functioning of these institutions.Finally the students had an interactive session with residents in the village in order to find out more about their health status and the health care services that they avail.

    Application of ethics in  medicine , Medical education/ Biomedical research/patient care and treatment were discussed in the Professionalism and ethics module.The Principles of bioethics on universal declaration on bioethics and human rights-human dignity and rights/benefit and harm/autonomy and individuval responsibility/consent/persons without capacity of  onsent/privacy and confidentiality/  Respect for Human vulnerability and personal integrity/equality/ justice/ equity/ non discrimination/ non stigmatization/ solidarity/  cooperation/ protection of environment/ sharing of benefits were also  discussed.The speaker also discussed the types of samples from patients: tissues and resected tissues/ body fluids/ urine and the ways to  assist diagnosis /differential diagnosis/staging of disease.
    The  methods of collection  and storage of these tissue samples, identity of patient /sample collection /transport of sample/processing/reporting, Ethics of handling of these samples were also emphasised.

    The principles of the medical ethics was also explained in detail in one of the sessions. The session highlighted about the importance of confidentiality and consent form. The different types of ethical codes were explained  to students. The duties and responsibilities of a doctor after pursuing a degree were also discussed.

    There was an interactive session on unethical and unprofessional behavior. The importance of professionalism and the ethical behavior was the main focus. The students were divided into groups in this session and were given cases to discuss the unethical issue in each one.

    In one of the sessions, the students were made aware of the definition of Disability competencies according to  WHO and the discrepancies related to it. In this session the social issues in the society related to disabled were discussed.  The lack of facilities that the disable people face in the society and how students  can work to make their life easier was emphasized.

    Stress management, time management, interpersonal relationship  and white coat ceremony were  conducted during the professionalism and ethics module.

    Communication module was  introduced to the students to impart a sound knowledge of patient communication skills to the students.

    During language module, classes were conducted every day to teach local language. The instructors held interactive sessions with students to teach them vocabulary and correct pronunciations of word and sentences used in day to day  in addition of those used during medical examination of a patient. Further they were shown videos on healthy patient-doctor interaction with the objective of helping them learn the appropriate language, expression, body language and caring touch to be employed when treating an ailing patient.

    Through the Computer skills module, the students imbibed the basic IT skills through hands-on training  sessions conducted  in the digital library. The students were acquainted with the three basic software’s of MS Office namely MS Word, MS Excel and Power point. The various functions and tools that can be employed in a word document , excel spreadsheet and a slide were explained and demonstrated to the students. Finally they were given a task to create a power point presentation on any topic of their choice.

    As part of the sports and extracurricular activities module, the students were given stage to express their talents. They best performers were selected and were given time to practice and perform on stage on the occasion of independence day. Everyday time was allotted for sports and extra-curricular activities where students were taken to the sports and gym complex and ground to play different sports of their choice. The students who were interested in learning different sports form were coached by professional coaches.

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