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  • UBEC

    In view of incremental importance and academic developments in the fields of Bioethics, SDUAHER established the University Bioethics Center, which came into being with effect from 1st November 2018.
    The UNESCO chair in bioethics was launched at Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research by University Bioethics Centre (UBEC) on 17/7/2019 under the able guidance of Honourable Pro Chancellor, Dr. AVM Kutty(Academics),Dr. C.K.Ranjan (Health care Delivery), Honourable Vice Chancellor Dr.Pradeep Kumar G. and Registrar Dr. KNV Prasad.
    The guest of honours for the launch were
    1.    Dr. Russell Franco D’Souza ,
    Head Asia Pacific Division,
    Director of education, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa.
    2.    Dr. Vedprakash Mishra,
    Honourable Pro Chancellor,
    Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur.
    Head, National academic programs of the Indian Program of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
    3.    Dr. Mary Mathew,
    Head of the Indian training program of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa.
    4.    Dr.S.Geethalakshmi,
    5.    Head, National Teaching Faculty training program, Indian Program of UNESCO Chair.Honourable Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamilnadu.

    To achieve highest standards of ethical behaviour and professional conduct in the fields of professional education, research and practice in health care.

    • To inculcate the basic ethical, professional and human values among health care professionals to enable them to uphold the honor and dignity of the health care profession.
    • To keep abreast with the latest developments in life sciences and its applications with respect to human rights and dignity.
    • To promote awareness and understanding of Bioethics in the fields of medical care, public health and research among the faculty members through structured training sessions.
    • To conduct academic programmes on Bioethics.
    • To promote and undertake research activities on Bioethics.
    • To collaborate activities with institutions of repute in the field of Bioethics for enhancement of knowledge and skill as well as capacity building.
    • To sensitize and train Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on Bioethics and Human rights.
    Hon Visiting Faculty Steering Committee  Member Prof Russell F D’Souza Chair, Asia Pacific Bioethics Network  
    Hon Visiting Faculty Steering Committee  Member Prof Mary Mathew Head of Indian training program of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa.
    Chair Dr. Pradeep Kumar G. Honourable Vice Chancellor, SDUAHER.
    Head of Bioethics Unit Dr. Ashwini K. Shetty 

    Associate Professor of Physiology SDUMC,Kolar.

    Secretary Dr. Geetha S. 

    Associate Professor of Physiology.

    Members 1.      Dr. Kalyani R. Professor & HoD of Pathology.

    2.      Dr. Srinivasa Reddy, Professor & HoD, Forensic         Medicine. (In Charge of the student Wing)

    3.      Dr. Sudha Reddy V.R, Professor & HoD of Paediatrics

    4.      Dr. Asha B,  Professor of Pharmacology

    5.      Dr. Prakash Dave. Professor of Surgery

    7.      Dr. Anitha A, Associate Professor of Medicine

    8.      Dr. Sarulatha Haridass, Professor of Physiotherapy.

    9.      Dr. Varsha Reddy Jayar, Assistant Professor of Medicine

    10.    Dr. Shiva Kumar CS, Assistant Professor of Clinical nutrition and Dietetics.

    1. UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING:
    •    Attitude ethics and communication (AETCOM) module as per the MCI curriculum is to be imparted longitudinally across the MBBS course. These modules will be coordinated and implemented through the Centre for Bioethics, SDUAHER.
    •    Training sessions on professionalism, Human values and ethics will be conducted for students of Allied Health and Basic Sciences.

    2. POST GRADUATE TRAINING:
    1. A session on Introduction to Bioethics and Principles of Medical Ethics as a part of the Induction Programme for Postgraduates during their first year (August-September)
    2. Clinical ethics case discussions will be conducted on a quarterly basis for the postgraduates from different disciplines where two cases relating to ethical dilemmas will be presented and will be open for discussions.
    3. A minimum of one Guest lecture on topics related to Bioethics will be conducted by inviting eminent personalities from the field of Bioethics (during October).

    3. FACULTY TRAINING:
    An advanced workshop/CME on Bioethics will be conducted to train faculty involved in teaching ethics.

    4. TO PROMOTE AND UNDERTAKE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES ON BIOETHICS.

    5. ACTIVITIES PLANNED AS PART OF UNESCO BIOETHICS CHAIR
    UBEC will be responsible for conducting webinars, faculty development program, guest lectures or training programs for faculty as a as part of UNESCO Bioethics chair. The activities will be conducted once in two months.
    The activity to be conducted will be brought up for discussion in the monthly meeting and one member of the UBEC will be given responsibility of the particular program.

    SL.NO EVENT DATE GUEST SPEAKERS
    1.        Launch of UNESCO Chair On Bioethics 17/7/2019 1.      Russell Franco D’Souza ,

    Head Asia Pacific Division,

    Director of education, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa.

    2.       Dr. Vedprakash Mishra,

    Honourable Pro Chancellor,

    Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur.

    Head, National academic programs of the Indian Program of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

    2. CME on Consent in clinical practice and Research 23/12/2019 1.      Dr Animesh Jain,

    Professor & HoD, Dept of Community Medicine

    Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

    2.      Rashmi Jain,

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

    Yenepoya Medical College,Deralakatte, Mangalore.

    3. Workshop on bioethics begins at bedside 13/03/2020 1.      Dr Olinda Timms

    Health and Humanities Division,

    St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore

    2.      Dr. Mario Vaz

    Health and Humanities Division,

    St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore

     

    4. WEBINAR –‘Reflections on the International COVID-19

    pandemic and the post COVID Bio Ethics’

    The second talk on Challenges in Medical Education during COVID 19

    Pandemic’

    30th June 2020 1.      Russell Franco D’Souza ,

    Head Asia Pacific Division,

    Director of education, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa.

    2.      Mary Mathew,

    Head of Indian training program of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa.

     

    5. WEBINAR-Managing Psychosocial Stress During COVID19 Pandemic 30th July 2020 1.      Dr. Mohan Reddy,

    Professor & HoD,

    Department of Psychiatry,

    SDUMC, Kolar.

    2.      Dr. Ruth Sneha

    Assistant Professor,

    Department of Psychiatry,

    SDUMC, Kolar.

    3.      Mr. Gururaj Rao

    Counsellor,

    SDUMC, Kolar.

    6. A Webinar on

    “INFORMED CONSENT”

    28th August 2020 1.      Dr.Sudha Ramalingam,

    Director-Research &Innovation,

     Professor-Community

    Medicine,

    PSG Institute of MedicalSciences and Research,

     Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu

    7. A Webinar on

    “ Ethics in Research and Health care delivery”

    17th June2021 1.      Dr. Nalin Mehta

    Professor, Department of Physiology All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi Fogarty Bioethics Fellow University of Toronto, Joint centre for Bioethics, Toronto, Canada (2002-03)

    PSG-FAIMER Medical Education Fellow, FAIMER (2007-09

    8. Webinar on “ETHICS AT END OF LIFE” 1st July 2021 1.      Dr  Naveen Salins

    MD Gen Med (Manipal), Clin Dip Pall Med (Aus), Clin Fellowship Pall Med (Aus), FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (London).

    Professor and Head, Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care

    Coordinator, Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre

    Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education,

    Manipal 576104. Karnataka, India

    9.   Online Workshop on “Teaching learning and assessment of Professionalism” 13th and 23rd July 2021 1.      Dr. Himanshu Pandya, Dean, Professor of Medicine and Medical Education,

    2.      Dr. Jagdish Varma, Professor of Psychiatry

    Pramukshswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat.

    3.      Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Professor of Community Medicine Pramukshswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat.

    10. Online workshop on AETCOM Modules 26th July 2021 1.      Dr Vikram Palimar, Professor & Head ForensicMedicine &Toxicology,

    KMC, Manipal

    2.      Dr Kirtana R Nayak, Professor of Physiology, HoD, Department of Medical Education,

    KMC, Manipal

    3.      Dr Veena Nayak, Associate Professor of Pharmacology,

    KMC, Manipal .