Faculty Code- 04
Faculty of Health & Nutrition Sciences includes an interdisciplinary set of skills, initiated with a strong understanding of the determinants of health, the concept of public health, the development of health planning of the nation, the evolution and impact of various health and family welfare programs of the nation, as well as an understanding of the community and its practices. Moreover, rotational training and exposure to all the clinical and diagnostic departments of the hospital in the first year makes the medical graduates more competent in treating the common diseases. Thus the Faculty looks beyond traditional training of the students in laboratory sciences in epidemiological activities, but provides research skills, grounded in a realistic understanding of the public health context in India. The course aims at creating a new breed of public health professionals, who will have the ability to understand, evaluate, manage and be able to enunciate the legal, regulatory, social and ethical needs as newly emerging health technologies e.g. recombinant vaccines, stem cell technology, card blood banking etc. impinge on the health system of the country.
Aim of the M. Sc. (Health Sciences - specialty) program
After passing MBBS a medical graduate is not confident enough to go for private practice, starting his own clinic or hospital or develop a health care center. The only aim of newly passed medical graduate is to go for post graduation. The numbers of PG seats in government medical colleges are inadequate and in private medical colleges are very expensive, beyond the reach of common men. Moreover in India medical health service sector requires a large number of trained medical graduates\ postgraduates who can assist our consultant specialist \ super specialists to carry out the treatment with desired accuracy & specificity. To meet this long felt demand, we have tried to develop medical graduates having options of Health & Nutrition Sciences.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES TO BE IMPARTED
1. Theoretical and laboratory based skills in microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, pathology, radio diagnosis, genetics and molecular biology. Epidemiologic research designs and methods including methods for sampling, evaluation of diagnostics.
2. Training in bio-statistical methods.
3. Rotational training and exposure to all the diagnostic and clinical departments of the hospital with special posting of minimum one and half year in the clinical departments of choice.