To acknowledge and reward the efforts of Fourth batch of “Certificate in Teaching and Learning” a certificate distribution ceremony was held on 15th of March under the umbrella of Director Medical Education Dr Tanzeela Khalid and team. Professor Dr Muhammad Saeed Pro-rector Health Sciences wing, The University of Faisalabad was the Chief Guest. He distributed certificates amongst the participants and congratulated them for their commendable efforts. In the end, Dr Tanzeela Khalid thanked all the participants. She also motivated the faculty by stating that now it is the responsibility of the participants to actively and effectively teach their students. She also thanked her team Dr Shirza Nadeem, Dr Sumera Riaz, Dr Sundus Tariq, Dr Saba Tariq and Dr Komal Atta for their contribution in the course. The event was an achievement not only for the learners who received the certificates, but also for the entire Medical Education team. A proud moment indeed!
Religious Society, TUF organized a seminar to commemorate Shahadat Syeda Bibi Zainab (SA), Birthday anniversary of Hazrat Imam Taqi (AS), Death anniversary of Hazrat Salman Farsi (RA) and Urss Hazrat Khawaja Mooenuddin Chishti (RA) in Health Sciences Campus on March 15, 2019.
Every year Glaucoma awareness week is observed globally to make the public aware of vision loss due to glaucoma. In this context, School of Optometry, TUF organized a seminar and panel discussion on Beat
Invisible Glaucoma (BIG) in Health Sciences wing on March 15, 2019.
Prof Dr Sarfraz Hussain Syed, Head Department of Ophthalmology, DHQ, Prof Dr Aamir Ali Chaudhry, Head Department of Ophthalmology, Madinah Teaching Hospital (MTH) and Prof Dr Zahid Siddiq fromMTH in their discussion threw light on causes, prevention and treatment of Glaucoma. They told that Glaucoma is an irreversible cause of blindness. It is also called silent thief of vision. Early prevention and diagnosis can help us in saving vision of many persons around us. Patients with hypertension, diabetes and age more than 40 are at risk of increase intraocular pressure. Students of Optometry also presented a tableau highlighting the issues regarding the diseases.
March is National Nutrition Month. The campaign promotes healthy eating habits and nutrition education. School of Nutrition and Dietetics, TUF organized a seminar on “Clinical Indicators of Nutritional Assessment” in Health Sciences wing on March 14, 2019.
Nutritional assessment and screening activities were conducted by Ms Nida Iftikhar and Ms Nizwa Qamar under the supervision of Prof Dr Syed Jawad Hussain, Head of School. The event aimed to help the people to gain access to healthy foods and encourage small changes to daily routines can make a big difference for overall health.
Glaucoma Awareness week is celebrated on 11th to 16th March worldwide to beat invisible glaucoma. Free glaucoma screening camp was conducted in The University of Faisalabad for workers of TUF and UMDC by School of Optometry on 14th March. More than 100 persons were screened for glaucoma assessment and the effectiveness of visual function tests in diagnosing glaucoma and in monitoring progression.
School of Pathology, TUF in collaboration with Kashif Iqbal Thalassemia Care Centre (KITCC), Punjab Chapter organized a seminar on “Thalassemia Awareness and Prevention” and free Thalassemia Testing Camp in Alam Tower Campus Campus Lahore on February 26, 2019. Mr Asif Hameed Butt and Mrs Asma Asif, Coordinators KITCC were the guest speakers. They delivered comprehensive talks on awareness and prevention of Thalassemia.
They told the participants that thalassemia is an inherited condition affecting the blood. It is one of the most common inheritable genetic disorders in Pakistan. Its cause is widely accepted custom of inter-marriages amongst close family relatives and members of the same caste or tribe. Carrier rate of β-thal is 5.6% in Pakistan. Each year 4,000 to 9,000 children born with β-thal major. A Thalassemia major patient requires a blood transfusion every 15 days or after a month approximately, depending upon many factors including the age and general health of the patient. Up to 70% of all blood collection in Pakistan is given to children with Thalassemia.
Later, students and faculty members were motivated to submit their blood samples for free thalassemia carrier testing. The participants appreciated the efforts of School of Pathology for organizing this awareness seminar and were hopeful that such activities would help to reduce thalassemia disease burden in Pakistan.
Every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day, an occasion to celebrate the progress made by women in all walks of life. International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme of “Better the Balance, Better the World” is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. TUF Community organized an event to observe the day in Health Sciences Campus.
Speaking to the TUFIANS, Ms Zahida Maqbool, Additional Registrar and Chairperson Women Foundation, Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Head School of Dermatology, Prof Dr Nayab Alia, Head Department of Radiology, Madinah Teaching Hospital (MTH), Prof Dr Aisha Sajid, Head Department of Pediatrics, MTH, Dr Saira Saleem, Associate Professor Surgery, MTH, Dr Shirza Nadeem Associate Professor Forensic Medicine, UMDC, Dr Maimoona Abdulaziz, Head School of English Language & Literature, Dr Komal Atta, Assistant Professor Optometry and Dr Durr-e-Ashian, Deputy Registrar shared their experiences and achievements to motivate them.
During the panel discussion with students, these dynamic ladies of TUF community threw light on the role and importance of women for the progress of a nation. They emphasized on female students to devote themselves to their studies to play their role more efficiently for the progress of their motherland. An awareness walk was also organized to mark the day. The message of women’s rights and their vital role in nation building was marvelously depicted by the TUFIANS.
12th annual poster competition was organized by the Department of Community Medicine UMDC on March 6, 2019. Students of 4th year MBBS displayed in a meaningful way posters on diseases of public health concern. This included posters on Climate Change, Malnutrition, Diabetes, Dengue fever and many other diseases of public health importance. Pro Rector TUF (Health Sciences) and Principal UMDC Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed was the Chief Guest. He appreciated the hard work of students. The winners were awarded prizes.
A friendly cricket match between teams of University Medical & Dental College and Madinah Teaching Hospital was played in lush green sports ground of TUF on March 7, 2019.
Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Pro Rector TUF led UMDC team while Dr Farrukh Imran, Principal (Dental) was captain of MTH team. Teams’ members consisting of faculty members and staff from both sides played with great sportsman spirit. On the sunny day the atmosphere was convivial as large number of faculty members, staff and students from both sides gathered to cheer for their teams. After a sensational contest, UMDC team lifted the trophy.
Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology organized Model Competition on February 28, 2019 at University Medical & Dental College under the supervision of Prof Dr Muhammad Aslam, HoD along with his team Associate Professor Dr Shirza Nadeem, Dr Almas Fatima Awan and Dr Rabia Ijaz.
Third year MBBS students displayed their creative skills in the form of models, two dimensional posters & standees which were judged by Prof Dr Zahid Masood, Associate Professor Dr Sadaf Zia, Associate Professor Dr Sundus Tariq & Associate Professor Dr Saba Tariq.
Model on “Chain of Custody” was awarded First prize, “HCN poisoning” & “Suicide Crisis” 2nd prize & “Branches of Forensic Medicine” & “Post mortem Artefacts” was awarded 3rd prize. While model on “Autopsy incisions” was given Consolation prize.
Speaking on the occasion, Pro Rector TUF (Health Sciences Campus) Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed appreciated the efforts of students and faculty for making the event successful. Students were awarded trophies and certificates at the end of the ceremony. Prof Dr Muhammad Aslam appreciated the enthusiasm and passion of his students.