SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Goal 1 – No Poverty

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Scholarship for medical students

 

 

Stethoscopes donation for students

 

Stethoscope Scholarship

Department of Microbiology Endowment fund for research

 

Endowment Fund Offer Letter

Final year scholarship

It is no secret that the final year is the most arduous in the journey of medical students. The surplus of our annual budget has been well utilized in providing scholarships to a select group of needy students in the final year help lighten their economic burden in the midst of a scathing economic depression.

 

Goal 2 – Zero Hunger

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Nutrition lectures conducted for medical students

Clerkship programs - GMP teaching

Early identification of malnutrition is vital for prevention of stunting and wasting. In the Clerkship Programme under CWC and SGD students learn interpretation of growth charts to identify children with growth faltering. They also learn of management of children with nutrition problems.

Clerkship Programme - 29th Batch

Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-Being

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HE activities in SMI in Clerkship program

Conduct the lectures on NCD and communicable diseases.

Food handling and sanitation in Clerkship Programme

Reproductive module lectures and environmental health lectures and FP clinics and CWC Clinics in clerkship

Participation of academics in mass media programmes to raise public on important health topics

Under the community health stream students learn about epidemiology and prevention of Non-communicable disease (ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, cancer, healthy lifestyle centre) and communicable diseases (food sanitation, dengue, malaria, filaria). In addition, they learn health services available for children (SMI, CWC), women (WWC, ANC, PHM home visits, FP clinic). In clerkship Programme, under the health education sessions, students conduct health education activities for preschool and school children on these topics to increase community awareness on important health topics. In addition, academics of the department are involved in mass media programmes to raise public on important health topics

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Epidemiology of Communicable Disease

Reproductive Health

Clerkship Programme - 29th Batch

Reproductive and Neonatology Module

Radio Programme

Community Awareness Programme

Workshop The Department of Parasitology will be conducting a half-day workshop titled "Parasitic Diseases in Children Sri Lanka" on 7th March 2024 at the Department Seminar room. Workshop on Parasitology Diseases in Children
Donation of glucose strips to Colombo South Teaching Hospital The Arts Circle of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura has always maintained a very close relationship with the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, as a charitable patron. Each year essential medical supplies are donated from the surplus of our annual budget and last year was no different. Our generous donation would undoubtedly be used to provide optimum care for patients.  
Nenasa TV discussions As a student body of a Faculty of Medical Sciences, we realize the importance of community health education. For this purpose with the partnership of Nenasa TV, Dialog Axiata Pvt Ltd, we created a series of 'Health Talks' to educate the community about various communicable and non-communicable diseases, their cure and prevention. Employing such a large multimedia network, we were able to reach people from all across the island and strengthen their knowledge and thereby empowering them to improve their overall health. Nenasa Discussion
Emotional intelligence (EI) of the medical undergraduates and possible association of EI with some selected socio - demographic factors, academic performance and extracurricular activities of medical undergraduates from a selected government medical school. Sandakumari GVN, Dedigama DAAD, Wettasinghe I, WeeraratneKC, Weerakkody DSI, Jayasinghe S Emotional intelligence (EI) of the medical undergraduates and possible association of EI with some selected socio - demographic factors, academic performance and extracurricular activities of medical undergraduates from a selected government medical school. - Abstract presentation at SIMCON 2021  

Goal 4 – Quality Education

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Workshops

Conduct the SGDs and Tutorials.

Conduct the Clerkship and case base discussion.

Student feedback is collected, discussed and relevant actions are implemented

Curriculum of the Community Health Stream was revised and the assessments were mapped with the teaching learning activities. Prepared and conducted the SGDs and tutorials that complement the content covered in lectures and learning sessions to facilitate students' gaining of knowledge. Case based discussions were introduced to students in the clerkship Programme. Student feedback is used to improve the study programme

Small Group Discussion

Clerkship Programme - 29th Batch

Response to Student Feedback - Clerkship Programme Evaluation

Weekly consensus meeting for updating teaching materials for MBBS    
Workshops Awareness session on student participation in quality assurance by IQAC Coordinator, Prof. K.L.M.D. Seneviwickrama on 02/02/2023 for Undergraduates of the FMS - 32nd batch at the orientation programme https://drive.google.com/file/d/11P_TrFu9y-I0_yj0oza9qseRO4QM5f_2/view?usp=drive_link
Awareness Seminar on Institutional Review by Professor B.D. Nandadeva, Advisor to the Standing Committee on Quality Assurance Council of the UGC, Retired Professor, University of Kelaniya to both Academic and non-academic members of the FMS on 12/08/2023

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SCTZZmfmwJ3WCVzleV_N-loZoHSM435d?usp=sharing

Internal Quality Assurance Cell

Webpage Establishment A webpage was developed for the IQAC/ FMS. All the policies, formats, and flow charts related to QA activities developed by IQAC/FMS was made available for ease of reference https://opac.lib.ruh.ac.lk/ebooks/RUQAS2023/mobile/index.html
Research An extended abstract was submitted to the 3rd Ruhuna Quality Assurance Sessions - 2023 University of Ruhuna under the topic “Student participation in quality assurance activities: experience from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura’’ and was presented under oral presentation category behalf of Editorial Board decision  
Workshop The IT & LMS Committee has conducted two successful workshops for the non-academic staff of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, on handling the WORD and EXCEL. The workshop titled “Basics of MS Office Word” was held on 28th July and 04th August 2023, as a hands-on training session with the participation of 30 non-academic staff members. The workshop titled “Basics in Microsoft Excel” was held on 12th, 19th, 26th October and 9th November, as a physical session for 30 participants. The Committee is planning to conduct similar workshops in future to uplift the IT skills of the University staff.  
Nenasa TV discussions As a student body of a Faculty of Medical Sciences, we realize the importance of community health education. For this purpose with the partnership of Nenasa TV, Dialog Axiata Pvt Ltd, we created a series of 'Health Talks' to educate the community about various communicable and non-communicable diseases, their cure and prevention. Employing such a large multimedia network, we were able to reach people from all across the island and strengthen their knowledge and thereby empowering them to improve their overall health. Nenasa Discussion
Musical instrument workshop   Musical Instrument Workshop
Final year scholarship It is no secret that the final year is the most arduous in the journey of medical students. The surplus of our annual budget has been well utilized in providing scholarships to a select group of needy students in the final year help lighten their economic burden in the midst of a scathing economic depression.  
Online teaching Effectiveness and factors affecting online teaching for medical students Wettasinghe, Indika & Dsi, Weerakkody & Kn, Elvitigala & Sandakumari, Nilangika. (2022). IJRISS) |Volume VI, Issue VIII.  

Goal 5 – Gender Equality

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Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) education sessions at SMI Under health education sessions of the SMI, students conduct awareness sessions on SRH for school children to sensitize them on gender equality

Clerkship Programme - 29th Batch

Community Awareness Programme

Female involvement

The Arts Circle prides itself in valuing merit when appointing leaders. We also boast a booming history of female leadership within the club, with the current board itself having many female members in its board, thereby solidifying the principle that one's gender should never be an obstacle in reaching new heights.

 

Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

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Clerkship visit to water and sewage purification In the clerkship program, students learn about how water pollution occurs due to human activities, why waste water recovery is important, and what actions can be taken to recover from water pollution. Clerkship Programme - 29th Batch

Effective waste segregation and management

 

e-Waste and Sharp Bins

Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Lectures on occupational Health

Factory visit under Clerkship programme

Income generating projects

  • Distant learning course on Biosafety
  • Service function for microbiological testing
  • Bench fees for research students

Students learn how work affects health and measures to ensure optimum physical and mental well-being for workers.

Clerkship Programme - 29th Batch

Lecture Schedule - Community Medicine

Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Undergraduate research

Academics and non-academics are involved in collaborative research

Students develop skills in conducting scientific research through the research module

Collaborative research of the staff members leading to indexed journal publications

Research
  Patent for modified Ilmenite Nano hybrid material for food packaging Gazette 21845 (section 3) 2023.03.24

 

Expansion of department of microbiology to the AHEAD building

AHED Project

Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities

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Department of microbiology Endowment fund for research

 

Endowment Fund Offer Letter

Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

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Conduct a lecture on disaster in Environment & Occupational Health module

As the future healthcare professionals, students’ gain knowledge on disaster preparedness and response which is important in providing essential services during a disaster

Lecture Schedule - Community Medicine

Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 13 – Climate Action

Goal 14 – Life Below Water

Goal 15 – Life On Land

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Conduct the Environmental Health lectures

Waste water and sewage visits under clerkship Programme.

Conducted environmental health lectures for students, where they learned about environmental pollution and its impact on animal health. Discussed methods for creating safe environments for living beings and managing environmental factors to improve human quality of life

Clerkship Programme - 29th Batch

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Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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Talents 2023 & Padura (Sajje)

Sri Lanka is a country with a rich cultural diversity from each of our ethnic groups. The Arts Circle always strives to promote unity among different ethnicities and religions and our annual events such as Talents and (Padura) always makes room for cultural performances by all ethnicities as well as fusion events which enable our unique cultural heritages to mix in a fabulous display of unity and harmony.

Talents

Annual Carol Service 2023 The annual Christmas carol service of Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura organized by the Catholic and Christian Students’ Society of the faculty was held on the 6th of December 2023 at the Apeksha hospital, Maharagama. The  lecturers of the medical faculty, doctors from the catholic guild, priests, students from the medical faculty and other faculties, staff of the hospital and patients were present at the event. The true meaning of the Christmas season was shared with the gathering by the carols sung by the students of the medical faculty and the other faculties. Rev. Fr. Jude Nicholas, chaplain to the cancer patients in Maharagama shared a meaningful Christmas message. The inter-religious dialogue was depicted by the carols sung by the Buddhist and Hindu societies. At the end of the carol service, donations were done to the paediatric wards in the hospital. This was a heartwarming event that brought joy and comfort to the patients, families and also the staff of the hospital. Against the backdrop of a challenging environment, the uplifting melodies and heartfelt lyrics resonated, creating a sense of unity and hope. The gathering found solace in the music and the event served as a reminder of the power of community support during difficult times. Photos

Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals