The Value Added Courses are intended to cover subjects which are not directly mentioned in the curriculum. They create values and develop a right attitude towards tacit concepts like integrating disciplines to obtain holistic health and knowledge on the lesser known subjects from the main line curriculum. With this background, the value added course is planned with four modules, for the dental interns on 24th of January 2023, 27th of January 2023, 3rd of February, 8th of February, 2023, on topics, Nutrition and Well-Being, Yoga and Well-Being, Music and Well-Being and Personal development and skills under the broad course topic “Holistic Well-Being for Self and Advocacy” . This programme was coordinated by Dr. Manoharan, Professor and Head, Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Interns Curriculum Incharge.
The module had external resource persons – Dr. Santhalakshmy S, Food and Technology Department, Manakula Vinayaga Technical Institute, Puducherry and Dr. Vidyaa Hari Iyer, Dentist, Counsellor and Soft skill expert, Chennai, and internal resource persons Dr. Bhuvaneswari Ramesh, Associate Professor, Music Department, Institute of Salutogenesis and Holistic development, and Dr. Balaji, School of Yoga therapy, Institute of Salutogenesis and Holistic development,SBV. The programme is planned in workshop mode with interactive sessions, demonstration and participations by the interns over 16 hours. All interns were certified for the participation. Compulsory attendance in all sessions was mandated for certification.