Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
 

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences offers B.Sc. & M.Sc. programs that are truly innovative and address the emerging areas at the interface of two or three disciplines. These programs are well-designed, multidisciplinary courses with the unique advantage of CARE's highly qualified faculty members and state-of-art facilities. These courses generate highly well trained skilled experts in the field of biomedical sciences to fulfill the requirement and demand of industry and society. Students acquire skills, learn methodologies and tools for effective interdisciplinary collaboration and structured problem solving for their professional success.

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Vision:
To become a global leader among organizations offering Allied Health Science Programs.

Mission:
To excel in offering innovative and interdisciplinary allied health science as well as biomedical science programs in emerging fields through multi-disciplinary professional training and a translational research oriented futuristic approach.

Goals and Objectives:

  • To develop allied health care professionals with sound theoretical foundation and hands-on training to enable them for assisting confidently in technology-driven medical procedures and become future leaders of health care.
  • To offer innovative courses in emerging interdisciplinary areas which are set to make significant impact on medicine.
  • To educate, train and develop the next generation translational researchers with necessary skills to cope with the future demand of health care industries.
  • To become a global centre of excellence in biomedical research.
  • To set a benchmark in the contribution to Total Quality Management in health care services by allied health science programs.
  • To develop a futuristic approach in the various activities.
  • To offer a holistic and integrated learning experience to the students.
  • To offer research component in the curriculum right from the UG programs.
  • To train the learners to work as a team member and to handle the human and animal ethical issues effectively.

A brief history:
The Faculty of Allied Heath Sciences (FAHS) was established in the academic year, 2008-2009 with just one UG program, namely B.Sc Allied Health Science and four PG innovative programs, with a view to (i) train students in specialties and lend front-end support as well as (ii) to provide the research input to the Physicians. In the first batch, we had a total of only thirty students. 
Over the years, the Faculty of AHS has grown gradually by leaps and bounds to offer a total of three UG 3-year programs, 14 specialties under the B.Sc AHS program, 13 two-year M.Sc Innovative programs,  nine M.Sc 5-year Integrated AHS programs and 2 two-year M.Sc AHS programs with specialization .

FAHS serves as a major and vital supporting system to the physicians by generating health care professionals who provide technical and research input in order to make better decisions about the health condition of patients and plan treatment procedures.

The present system of FAHS has been evolved by exercising a three-pronged approach of spreading its wings in the domains of allied health sciences, biomedical sciences and research. Through the concerted efforts of activities in these three areas and a close interaction with the clinical as well as pre-clinical departments of the Faculty of Medicine, FAHS is effectively contributing to strengthen the health care and medical services at the local, regional, national and global levels.

FAHS has been practicing a unique cyclic mechanism of achieving the above goals by (i) offering a series of innovative, professional and technology oriented UG and PG allied health science programs, (ii) laying the foundation for student-centred learning of the pre-clinical and clinical subjects in the light of theory, practicals and research under a challenging curriculum, (iii) an intensive interaction with the clinical departments for imparting the most important professional hands-on training, (iv) getting the input of relevant research works from the biomedical wing, (v) refining the techniques learnt from the clinical side based on the research input, (vi) giving an intensive training in the respective specialties through a one year full-time practical training, (vii) a research oriented project, (viii) result analysis, (ix) training students to meet the challenges of the outer world by experts and alumni, (x) getting feedback from all the stake-holders including the alumni and industries and (xi) reforming the curriculum based on the feedback, research output and emerging trends in the fields only to reach the starting point once again. The unique syllabi thus evolved by FAHS has been taken as model by other institutions.

In order to achieve a high degree of professionalism in the allied health science programs, the Faculty offers B.Sc (3 years course work +1 year practical training), M.Sc (2 Years-Semester pattern & Choice based credit system) and M.Sc 5 year integrated programs in Allied Health Science stream which cater to the needs of people who aspire to become technical professionals as well as researchers. The importance of these programs is exemplified by the fact that the health care related industries and companies have evinced keen interest, over the years, in these programs and employed the students through campus placements. Our alumni are placed in renowned companies such as Siemens, Philips etc.

The biomedical wing of FAHS achieves its twin aims of conducting a significant number of innovative programs in the emerging fields that are born at the interface of more than one discipline and providing the research input to the allied health science students in terms of their group as well as individual project works. Through the training imparted to these students which is mostly hands-on and research oriented, students acquire skills, learn methodologies and tools for effective interdisciplinary collaboration and structured problem solving for their professional success.

Further, the wing provides necessary technical knowledge for students, scholars and teachers from various clinical and non-clinical disciplines to carry out biomedical oriented research under the watchful eyes of the trusted teacher scientists who are well trained in foreign countries to meet the challenges of the biomedical research. FAHS serves as a nodal centre for research activities, facilitated and coordinated by the Director-Research of CARE through collaboration with other departments and institutes.

The biomedical research works, carried out by the students, practical trainees, research scholars and teachers of FAHS, lead not only the various mechanistic pathways of disease proliferation but also remedial solutions in the form of new techniques in disease identification, treatment, monitoring progress of treatment, development of diagnostic gadgets, drug delivery agents and statistical tools etc., which directly contribute to the service of mankind through medical and health care services. Here, students are trained to contribute to the diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health care services.

Thus, FAHS produces a direct impact on the outcomes of health in specific areas.

Examples of biomedical research projects:
UG:

  • Association of Leptin Receptor Gene Variation in Obesity and Diabetes Induced Cardiovascular Diseases - A pilot Study.
  • A study on the effect of chitosan loaded minocycline nanoparticles against selected microbial strains.
  • Selection of priming solution for adult cardiopulmonary bypass.
  • Usefulness of metal artifact reduction technique in CT.
  • Paper fluidics for the detection of salivary biomarkers: development of a point-of-care diagnostic tool to predict periodontitis using thiocyanate and no as markers.
  • Optimal perfusion during cardiopulmonary by pass.
  • Correlation of body mass index with conventional risk factors in patients with myocardial infarction.

PG:

  • Role of Wnt signaling in determination of differentiation potential and fate of mesenchymal stem cells.
  • Evaluation of Chitosan-aminotic membrane Based Scaffolds for the treatment of diabetic wounds.
  • Role of conditioned medium derived from human umbilical cord-mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSC) in modulating the fate of human keratinocyte cell line (HaCaT): an in vitro study.
  • Potential of ZnO nanoflower for insulin amyloid degradation.
  • Macrophage coated Lipsomal luminescent silver for theragnosis.
  • Genetic predisposition of single nucleotide polymorphisms in estrogen signaling dependent genes associated with endometriosis related infertility.
  • Assessment of Propagation Velocity in Pre and Post Mitral Valve Replacement and balloon Mitral Valvotomy.
  • Role 0f Magnetization Transfer-Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Brain Infection.
Courses and their inaugural years:
    • B.Sc. Allied Health Science (2008)
    • B.Sc. Medical Biotechnology (2013)
    • B.Sc. Medical Bionanotechnology (2013)
    • B.Sc. Medical Genetics (2014)
    • M.Sc.(AHS) Radiology and Imaging Science Technology (2013)
    • M.Sc.(AHS)Eccocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging (2013)
    • M.Sc., Radiology and Imaging Science Technology (5 year Integrated) (2017)
    • M.Sc., Cardiac Technology (5 year Integrated) (2017)
    • M.Sc., Renal Dialysis Technology (5 year Integrated) (2017)
    • M.Sc., Medical Laboratory Technology (5 year Integrated) (2017)
    • M.Sc., Respiratory Care Technology (5 year Integrated) (2017)
    • M.Sc., Perfusion Technology (5 year Integrated) (2017)
    • M.Sc., Anesthesia Technology (5 year Integrated) (2017)
    • M.Sc., Emergency Room and Trauma Care Technology (5 year Integrated) (2017)
    • M.Sc., Neuroscience technology (5 year Integrated) (2017)
    • M.Sc. Clinical Research & Experimental Medicine (2008)
    • M.Sc. Marine Pharmacology (2008)
    • M.Sc. Medical Bionanotechnology (2008)
    • M.Sc. Occupational Health & Industrial Safety (2008)
    • M.Sc. Medical Biotechnology (2009)
    • M.Sc. Health & Yoga Therapy (2010)
    • M.Sc. Counseling Psychology (2010)
    • M.Sc.Computational Biology (2010)
    • M.Sc. Bioinformatics (2010)
    • M.Sc.Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2010)
    • M.Sc. Human Nutrition (2014)
    • M.Sc. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (2014)
    • M.Sc. Medical Genetics & Molecular Genetics (2014)
     
 
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