Mangaluru: St Agnes College (Autonomous) holds online certificate course


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Mangaluru, Aug 5: The department of Microbiology of St Agnes College (Autonomous), here in association with Mangala Group of Educational Institutions, in the city, organized an online certificate course on 'A Step Towards Healthier Tomorrow' from July 20 to August 5 for 30 hours.

Participants included students from PUC and UG and faculty members from various colleges. The number of participants in this programme was 220. The Department of Microbiology designed this course to create awareness of Health Care and healthy practices to be followed in day to day life. This was achieved with the support and cooperation from the resource persons of Mangala Group of Educational Institutions, Mangaluru.

Sr Dr M Venissa A C principal of St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru delivered the inaugural address and encouraged the students to actively participate in all the sessions since this course is of utmost relevance to face the current pandemic. Karthik Kamath, course coordinator, Mangala Group of Educational Institutions gave an overview of the course. Prajwal Rao H, assistant professor of the department of Microbiology and the convenor of the course, coordinated the lecture series for the certificate course. The highlights of the course included lecture series, practical demonstration and Q and A sessions.

The resource persons from St Agnes College were- Vinatha K, associate professor, department of Psychology and Prajwal Rao H assistant professor of the department Of Microbiology. The resource persons from Mangala Group of Educational Institutions were:

Karthik Kamath, course coordinator and assistant professor from the department of Biochemistry
Marie Elizabeth Pinto, professor and principal, Anusha G P, assistant professor and Ann Barnes, assistant professor, New Mangala College of Nursing
Pooja Ashokan, assistant professor and HOD, from the department of Pediatric Nursing
Ajith S Anand, assistant lecturer from the department of Psychiatric Nursing
Abdul Muneem, assistant professor and HOD, Vijetha Sheena, lecturer from the department of Pathology
Prashanth Lobo, assistant professor and HOD from the department of Dialysis
Dr Shalini S Rao, assistant professor and HOD from the department of Anatomy
Akshatha Alva, associate professor from the department of Physiology
Soumya Suvarna, assistant professor and HOD from the department of Anesthesia and Operation Theatre Technology
Dr Anjali Vinod Kumar (PT), assistant professor from the department of Physiotherapy
Nanditha R Bhat, assistant professor from the department of Microbiology
Haritha Raj, lecturer, department of Optometry
Abhineetha Kotian, assistant professor and HOD, department of Biochemistry
Rashmi Devadiga, lecturer from the department of Medical Imaging

Topics of the course:

Innate Immunity, Nutriment – Naturally Keep Healthy- Boost Your Immunity, Lifestyles and Diseases– Eat Healthy for Kidney, First Aid in Emergencies, Role of Physiotherapy in Maintaining Physical Health, Digital Eye Strain Relief and Management, Microbes and Infection, Hand Hygiene– Clean Hands Save Lives, Radiology in Monitoring Health, Blood Donation Awareness, Waste Segregation, Impact of COVID-19 on mental health of students, Revive Yourself– Overcome Stress and Winning over mind.

An added feature of the course was a practical demonstration of yoga by Amarnath Mallya, a post-graduate from TAPMI, Manipal and volunteer with Art of Living Foundation.

The certificate course was highly appreciated by the participants. E certificates would be given to the registered participants based on their attendance and submission of assignments.

  

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