Dr Dhiren Punja

Professor and Head

Department of Physiology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Dhiren Punja takes theory and practical classes in physiology for first M.B.B.S

    He

    • Takes practical classes for MD and provides guidance for seminars.
    • Is involved in BLS training programme for undergraduates.
    • Is involved in taking lectures in Physiology in integrated teaching programme organized for second MBBS and ophthalmology postgraduates.

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Medical Physiology MBBS 1st and 2nd semester
Medical Physiology MD

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Physiology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2011
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2006

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC,Manipal Professor and Head Mar 2020 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2015-Feb 2020
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2011 to 2015
KMC, Manipal Tutor 2008 - 2011

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Cardiovascular Physiology

Team-based learning as a teaching strategy for first-year medical students

2014-31-12 Punja D Kalludi SN Pai KM Rao RK Dhar M

Australasian medical journal [AMJ 2014; 7(12):490–499]

The effectiveness of self-directed learning (SDL) for teaching physiology to first-year medical students

2014-30-11 Pai KM Rao KR Punja D Kamath A

Australasian Medical Journal [AMJ 2014; 7(11):448–453].

Efficacy and perceived utility of Podcasts as a supplementary teaching aid among first year dental students

2013-30-09 Kalludi SN Punja D Pai KM Murali Dhar

Australas Med J. 2013; 6(9): 450–457.