TUFIANS enjoyed a musical evening cum bonfire in Health Sciences Campus. The event included performances by renowned singers and instrumentalists.
Singers received a lukewarm response from the audience. Students and faculty members enjoyed the event in a fun and entertaining atmosphere.
One of medical’s hallowed traditions was celebrated at UMDC, as the first year students of MBBS and BDS donned their white coats – the most profound symbol of the medical profession, for the first time.
On December 19, 2017, new students gathered with faculty and seniors for the college’s annual white coat ceremony. After donning their new white coats, presented by the second year students, new students recited the Oath pledging allegiance to the medical profession, their companions, seniors and their duty towards their patients.
Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Principal UMDC emphasized the importance of the white coat to the medical students and made them understand their responsibilities. He spoke of the important journey each student is set to embark upon on the road to becoming a doctor.
In addition to words of welcome and wisdom from the Principal, new students also received bouquets from their seniors. The students expressed gratitude towards the college authorities for the ceremony and making them aware about the importance of their profession.
Dr Oner Gunner, Director General, Ministry of Health, Turkey, visited The University of Faisalabad on December 06, 2017
During the meeting with Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Dr Oner Gunner was briefed about The University of Faisalabad, University Medical & Dental College and affiliated Madinah Teaching Hospital.
Dr Oner appreciated the efforts of the university management for offering very useful academic programs in Allied Health Sciences particularly for female students.
Dr Oner visited different departments and labs of the University and appreciated its state-of-the-art infrastructure and standard of education. He particularly appreciated the vision of Founder Chairman of Madinah Foundation i.e. Industry, Service and Education for the welfare of community. Dr Oner Gunner also planted a sapling in the university lawn.
ORIC, TUF organized a workshop on “Students ‘Assessment and Evaluation” in Health Sciences Campus on November 11, 2017. Prof Dr Sadaqat Mehdi, former Rector, Virtual University Lahore was the facilitator.
Student’s assessment and evaluation forms a very important component of the learning process. Fair, accurate and effective evaluation of students’ knowledge and skills is an element that needs to be imported and implemented by a teacher to maintain high quality of education.
Prof Dr Sadaqat focused on such areas as the style of question paper, components of a balanced and effective assessment. He also stressed on issues related to impartiality of a teacher towards all students in the examination and assessment of their knowledge. The session was well-attended by the faculty members of TUF and UMDC.
A workshop on “Impact of Teacher’s Behavior on Students’ Self- regulation” under the umbrella of ORIC was organized on October 14, 2017 for the faculty members of all Schools of TUF and UMDC in Health Sciences Campus.
Dr Shahid Tufail, Chairperson Department of Business Administration, GC University, Faisalabad was the facilitator. A well structured session focused on such important aspects as impact of teacher’s performance on students’ behavior, self-efficacy of a teacher as well as generic methods of delivery in the class. The session was well attended and appreciated by all the faculty members.
World Renowned Qaris, Qari Syed Sadaqat Ali from Pakistan, Qari Gandam Nazad Tusi from Iran, Qari Mehdi Nijati Taha Ismaeel from Egypt and Qari Tahir Usman Alvi from USA visited The University of Faisalabad for the recitation of Holy Quran on October 10, 2017. A large gathering of faculty and students from TUF and UMDC were mesmerized by the recitation of holy Quran in its classical glory by these Qaris.
Retinal diseases are among the most common causes of vision loss in the global working population. School of Optometry, The University of Faisalabad observed World Retina day on October 03, 2017. Students of Doctor of Optometry distributed flyers among the patients in Madinah Teaching Hospital to enlighten the importance of the day and to raise awareness of eye health and vision care among the public.
School of Pharmacy observed World Pharmacists Day in Health Sciences Campus on September 27, 2017. Dr Farooq Azam, Head Department of Pharmacy, University of Agriculture Faisalabad was the chief guest while Dr Ghulam Hussain, Plant Manager, Saffron Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd was guest of honour. They expressed their views about the role and importance of pharmacists in the field of health and other related walks of life. On this occasion, an awareness walk to highlight the impact and added value of the pharmacy profession and its role in improving the health of people was also arranged by the School of pharmacy.
The University of Faisalabad celebrated International Day of Peace on September 21, 2017.
Chief guest of the event Prof Dr Abdul Majeed, Rector, in his address to the students said that our religion Islam means peace, love, justice, and equality. Peace is a basic need of humanity and we must work for the betterment of humanity and protection of human rights, he further added.
Students presented documentaries on this years’ theme “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” by the students.
Another student presented a ghazal on the theme of peace with related visual effects.
TUF Dramatic Society presented a skit performance with the theme of atrocities being committed on the inhabitants of Kashimir and Barma. Painting and digital poster competition was also arranged by the Art Society. Photography Society held an exhibition of photographs and quotations highlighting the idea of peace and tolerance, appreciated by the visitors. Winners of competitions were awarded certificates by the Rector.
The event was followed by an awareness walk led by Prof Dr Abdul Majeed and Ms Zahida Maqbool, Additional Registrar.
Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), The University of Faisalabad organized a seminar on “Health Security; the Neglected Element of National Security” in Health Sciences Campus, on September 12, 2017.
Eminent scholar Dr Farrukh Saleem, a strategic analyst, CEO, Center for Research and Security Studies gave deliberation on the topic. In his address, he presented the concept of human security based on three distinct processes; Economic Security, Food Security and Health Security. The nutritional status of people of Pakistan was not satisfactory, he added. He emphasized that health and education sector should be given top priority. Education was directly proportional to the economical development of a country as it opens window of opportunity for the economically active people, he further added.
Prof Dr Abdul Majeed, Rector of the University, Prof Dr Aamir Ali Choudhry, Vice Principal University Medical & Dental College and Prof Dr Zahid Masood also spoke on the occasion. It was highly interactive session participated by large number of faculty members and students.