RGUHS offers three new courses

RGUHS offers three new courses

RGUHS is in talks with several universities abroad to start exchange programmes. (DH File Photo)

RGUHS will offer three new courses starting next academic year - bachelor course in audiology, speech and language pathology, BSc in emergency medical technician course and bachelor course in occupational therapy.

Dr S Sachidanand, director, medical education, told reporters that these courses were being offered based on industry demands.

The university is also set to offer fellowship programmes including the ones in arthroscopy, trauma and sports surgery, onco anaesthesia, spine, regional anaesthesia, maxillofacial trauma, among others.

RGUHS is in talks with several universities abroad to start exchange programmes.

“We were approached by a few of them who proposed that signing a MoU will benefit students, both from their countries and ours,” said Sachidanand.

Giving students a better chance to get jobs, RGUHS is also set to have a placement cell.

“The Health sector requires more clinical psychologists. Keeping this in mind, the university has entered into an MoU with Nimhans, which will hand-hold the university in conducting MPhil courses in clinical psychology at its affiliated college namely Dimhans for a period of five years. After this, the university will conduct this programme by itself,” said Sachidanand.

The university has identified four districts - Kalaburagi, Davangere, Belagavi and Dakshina Kannada for the establishment of regional centres.

A few of the essential activities of the university will be decentralised and the regional centres will act on behalf of the university. College representatives/faculty/students of the respective regions can visit the regional centres for
university-related work.