The academic unit of Ilmul Jarahat basically offers lectures and practical trainings on surgery and Ear, nose, throat and ophthalmology and assist the smooth functioning of 285 direct student contact hours in the course units of Ilmul Jarahat (Unani Surgery) and Amraz e Ain AnfUznvaHalq (ENT Ophthalmology and Othodontology). The total credits offered by the Department of Ilmul Jarahat are 14 (lectures 135 hours and practical training 150 hours). Therefore, the academic unit plays an important role in disseminating knowledge and developing skills of the undergraduates with expected competencies which are vital to their sustainable and successful career as medical practitioner and researcher.
The main Objectives of our academic unit are to Identify the problems at the first level of case and be able to refer whenever necessary, Diagnose and manage common surgical conditions according to Unani concept as well as modern science, Diagnose and perform operative procedures in minor surgical conditions; Competent with the capabilities of diagnosis and management of disease related to Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) & Oral cavity, Impart modern scientific methods and materials related diseases of Eye, ENT & Oral cavity. The specific Strategic Objectives are to uplifting infra structure facilities and Establishment of skill Laboratory.
We have adopted interactive teaching methods in our teaching practice such as students led seminars, Reflective practice, self – directed learning, case studies, short clips, group activities, assignments etc. at the end of the each semester, students’ feedback is obtained from the students to improve the quality of teaching and peer-review assessment is practiced to enhance the teaching modality of lecturers.
The practical sessions of Eye, ENT and surgery are conducted at National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital (NATH) Borella. A well prepared, informative student guide book is provided to each and every student to understand the role of them in the academic unit. In order to assure the quality of our academic unit, we ensure implementing various practices such as, strictly following assignment deadline, using video clips to demonstrate surgeries, conducting academic unit monthly meetings with student representative etc. Strengths of our academic unit are arranging and participating medical camps, practical observation on cataract surgery, training program on circumcision and first aid.
Dr. A.H.A. Fazeenah
Senior Lecturer Grade I
BUMS (Hons) (Colombo),
MD Unani (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science – India)
Dr. M.A.A. Sirajudeen
Senior Lecturer Grade II (Head)
BUMS (Hons), M Phil Unani (Colombo)