Dr. Lena Ashok

Dr. Lena Ashok

Associate Professor & Coordinator (MSW)

MSW | Master of Social Work

My Name is Dr. Lena Ashok, my profilePage is. I am aAssociate Professor & Coordinator (MSW)in Department of Public Health.
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Lena Ashok is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the MSW Program in the Department of Public Health at Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    She   

    • Teaches PG students pursuing Master's degree in Social Work (MSW).
    • Prepares Syllabus in consultation with experts
    • Coordinates and organises field work practicum for MSW PG students in various governmental and non-governmental organisations and hospital settings to broaden the students’ understanding and to expose them for practical training.
    • Facilitates students from international universities every year for the Symposium organised by the department.
    • Is Internal examiner and External examiner for the postgraduate programme.
    • Conducts original research.
    • Guides students in their research projects.
    • Is Co- investigator in research projects funded by ICMR . 
  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject
    :
    Introduction to social case work and group work (MSW)
    Subject code
    :
    MSW 603
    Year / Semester
    :
    First Semester
    Subject
    :
    Human Growth and Development (Shared)
    Subject code
    :
    MSW 607
    Year / Semester
    :
    First Semester
    Subject
    :
    Advanced Social case work and group work
    Subject code
    :
    MSW 602
    Year / Semester
    :
    Second Semester
    Subject
    :
    Social Work Research and Social Statistics
    Subject code
    :
    MSW 606
    Year / Semester
    :
    Second Semester
    Subject
    :
    Basic Counselling skills - Theory and practice
    Subject code
    :
    MSW 621
    Year / Semester
    :
    Third Semester
    Subject
    :
    Community Medicine (MMMC)
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    Fifth Semester
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree
    :
    PhD
    Specialisation
    :
    Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
    Institute
    :
    MAHE, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
    Year of passing
    :
    2006
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Role:Medical Social Work
    Tenure
    :
    1987 to 1991 and 1992-2008
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Lena Ashok is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the MSW Program in the Department of Public Health at Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    She   

    • Teaches PG students pursuing Master's degree in Social Work (MSW).
    • Prepares Syllabus in consultation with experts
    • Coordinates and organises field work practicum for MSW PG students in various governmental and non-governmental organisations and hospital settings to broaden the students’ understanding and to expose them for practical training.
    • Facilitates students from international universities every year for the Symposium organised by the department.
    • Is Internal examiner and External examiner for the postgraduate programme.
    • Conducts original research.
    • Guides students in their research projects.
    • Is Co- investigator in research projects funded by ICMR . 
  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject Subject code Year / Semester
    Introduction to social case work and group work (MSW) MSW 603 First Semester
    Human Growth and Development (Shared) MSW 607 First Semester
    Advanced Social case work and group work MSW 602 Second Semester
    Social Work Research and Social Statistics MSW 606 Second Semester
    Basic Counselling skills - Theory and practice MSW 621 Third Semester
    Community Medicine (MMMC) Fifth Semester
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
    PhD Medical and Psychiatric Social Work MAHE, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2006
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
    Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Medical Social Work 1987 to 1991 and 1992-2008
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest
    :
    Adolescent health, MCH, Elderly
    Areas of expertise
    :
    Adolescent health
    Areas of research
    :
    Adolescent health, Elderly
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

     

    • Best Paper Presentation was awarded for the paper on “HIV/AIDS Education for Adolescents- An experiment in a rural setting” at the Silver Jubilee National Conference of the Indian  Society for Medical Statistics  held at Manipal during Dec 2007.
    • Indian Association of Social Sciences in Health (IASSH).
    • Indian Society of Professional Social Work (ISPSW).
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest Adolescent health, MCH, Elderly
    Areas of expertise Adolescent health
    Areas of research Adolescent health, Elderly
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

     

    • Best Paper Presentation was awarded for the paper on “HIV/AIDS Education for Adolescents- An experiment in a rural setting” at the Silver Jubilee National Conference of the Indian  Society for Medical Statistics  held at Manipal during Dec 2007.
    • Indian Association of Social Sciences in Health (IASSH).
    • Indian Society of Professional Social Work (ISPSW).