FACULTY OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
One of the most noteworthy features of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth is the promulgation of unique, objective, job oriented and evidence based courses in complementary and alternative medicine, besides offering conventional undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. There is an exclusive deanery to look into the academic aspects of such programmes and also the cohesive research that goes concomitant with the academics.
UGC lays emphasis on choice based credit courses as a part of academic flexibility vested with the deemed University. Taking cognizance of this, the Dean, Research and Allied Health Sciences has implemented certain novel and job oriented courses in choice based credit system in certain nodal areas that have been less frequented hitherto in other Universities, viz Health Professions Education, Yoga Therapy and Music Therapy.
There is an exclusive deanery to look into the academic aspects of Allied Health Sciences programs offered at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry and Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Kancheepuram District, the constituent colleges of SBV and also the cohesive research that goes concomitant with the academics.
The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences envisions training young health care professionals to fulfil the goal of making our nation “skilled India” to provide a difference in quality of life both physically and mentally. The Faculty was established in the year 2014 with an objective of providing trained technocrats capable of handling hi-tech instrumentations and equipment and to assist the medical team rendering health care to an individual and community.
The courses are designed specifically to train and educate allied health professionals to provide high quality service in their respective fields so as the graduates are competent for a rewarding career in nationally and globally fast growing health care industry. Health care professionals are always in demand and after completion of the course one can work in corporate, government hospitals as an integral part of medical team with a good salary package.
Since its establishment in 2014 at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute and Shri Sathiya Sai Medical College & Research Institute campus under SBV, the growth and progress of the Allied Health Science is excellent with its adequate basic infrastructure, clinical facilities, dedicated and qualified faculty. It conducts undergraduate courses in various job oriented allied health disciplines and postgraduate disciplines in clinical chemistry, nutrition, Yoga Therapy, Music Therapy and Health Professions Education.
AHS has a flexible plan of study (Choice Based Curriculum System-CBCS) designed to meet a wide range of academic interest and career goals. The Faculty of AHS provides an environment for the leaners to achieve professional skills, values of team work, communications skill. The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences has a strong team of highly motivated Medical and Allied Health Sciences faculty who will guide the students throughout the course of study. Most of our courses are well recognized by recruiting agencies. The Medical Imaging Technology course is recognised by Atomic Energy Regulatory Body (AERB) of India.
SBV has a placement cell that provides academic advice for choosing one’s career field and guidance for employment.
Dean of Faculty
Dr. N. Ananthakrishnan
Prof. J. Anbalagan, PhD.
Dr. A.N. Uma, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Med Genetics)., M.A., B.Ed.
UGC lays emphasis on Choice Based Credit System as a part of academic flexibility vested with the deemed university. Accepting the recommendation, SBV under the deanery of Allied Health Sciences has initiated several innovative, novel and job oriented courses in Allied Health Sciences, covering Health Professions Education, Yoga Therapy and Music Therapy.
SBV takes pride in starting doctoral programs in innovative and inter-disciplinary subject areas. The doctoral programs in Music therapy is in collaboration with University of Applied Sciences, IMC, KREMS, Austria. SBV is the one among the few Indian Universities to have entered in collaboration for doctoral research programs in Music Therapy.
The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences under SBV educates and prepares future allied health professionals to provide high quality service along with medical professionals to achieve the motto “Health for All”. The courses are designed so as to achieve clinical skills, communication skills and team work, competency to handle hi-tech instrumentation and equipment.
Following are the Undergraduate programs are offered at MGMCRI and SSMCRI under Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth for the academic year 2018-19,
1. B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology
2. B.Sc. Operation Theatre Technology
3. B.Sc. Anaesthesia Technology
4. B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition
5. B.Sc. Cardiac Care Technology
6. B.Sc. Optometry
7. B.Sc. Urology Technology
8. B.Sc. Dialysis Technology
9. B.Sc. Medical Imaging Technology
10. B.Sc. Blood Banking
11. B.Sc. Clinical Research
12. B.Sc. Physician Assistant
13. B. M. R. Sc. Bachelor of Medical Record Science
14. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
Three more new courses are planned under the Faculty of AHS from the academic year 2019-20,
1. B.Sc. Critical Care Technology
2. B.Sc. Respiratory Therapy Technology
3. B.Sc. Accident and Emergency Care Technology
As an innovation in the field of medical education technology, SBV offers two Postgraduate courses and one diploma course in clinical nutrition and biochemistry.
1. M.Sc. Clinical nutrition
2. M.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology in Clinical Chemistry
3. Postgraduate Diploma in Good Clinical Laboratory Practices
Apart from the above, the following postgraduate diplomas and degrees are also offered as an innovative and job oriented approach,
1. Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy
2. Postgraduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy
3. Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education
4. Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacogenomics and personalized Medicine
5. M.Sc. Medical Music Therapy
M.Phil. is offered under the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences in
1. M.Phil. Health Professions Education
2. M.Phil. Yoga Therapy.
SBV offers Postgraduate Certificate programmes under the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences as follows,
1. Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences Library Information Technology
2. Postgraduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy
3. Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education.
On completion of all the Certificate programmes within a specified duration by the concerned department / centre, the individual on taking up the summative assessment and the project as specified can earn Postgraduate Diploma in the concerned area where he or she choose for their certificate.