Simulation lab inaugurated at Fr Muller Medical College

Simulation lab inaugurated at Fr Muller Medical College

Simulation lab inaugurated at Fr Muller Medical College

The Simulation Lab and Skill Centre at Fr Muller Medical College was inaugurated by University Grants Commission (UGC) Joint Secretary Dr Manju Singh here on Sunday.

The centre has been established at a cost of Rs 15 crore and the students will get to learn with the help of mannequins that mimic real life and death situations in different areas of medical specialties.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Dinakar Pai, professor in general surgery and educator in simulation, said that simulation is entrenched in medical education all over the world. Medical education has changed to patient-centric curriculum.

“Experiential learning is the need of the hour. The students learn not only by reading alone. The application of knowledge is also very important,” he said. He added that simulation is a technique of teaching medicine. With patient's safety being paramount, simulation becomes the most important modality which helps the patient’s safety.

Fr Muller Charitable Institutions director Rev Fr Patrick Rodrigues said the simulation centre should grow into one of the leading simulation centres in the country.

The centre intends to use innovative methodologies to improve quality of healthcare and by reinforcing highest level of performance among caregivers within a safe, supervised and dynamic learning environment.

“We have trained around 30 medical faculty at the centre by organising a one-day continuing medical education programme for them,” he said, adding that the centre will be used for community outreach programmes for local stakeholders. FMCI Administrator Fr Richard Coelho was present. 

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