CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Liaises with Dean/Associate Deans.
- Is involved in overall day-to-day administration of the department.
- Coordinates specific academic activities of the department.
- Prepares of annual budget and infrastructure requirements of the department.
- Reviews department activities.
- Prepares and implements teaching schedules.
- Initiates curriculum development, modification etc.
- Organizes academic activities such as guest lectures, seminars etc.
- Guides postgraduate students in academic activities.
- Sets question paper sets for the University.
- Also prepares department for reviews and inspection by statutory bodies such as MCI, ISO, NAAC.
Dr Kirtana Raghurama Nayak teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Medical Physiology||MBBS||1st and 2nd semester|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|MD||Physiology||Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore||2007|
|MBBS||Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellur||2002|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|KMC, Manipal||Professor and Head||2015 till date|
|KMC, Manipal||Associate Professor||2011 to 2015|
|KMC, Manipal||Assistant Professor||2007 to 2011|
|KMC, Manipal||Tutor||2004 to 2007|
Efficacy and perceived utility of podcasts as a supplementary teaching aid among first-year dental students.
2013-01-01 Dhiren Punja Murali Dhar
The effectiveness of self-directed learning (SDL) for teaching physiology to first-year medical students
2014-01-01 K Raghavendra Rao Dhiren Punja Asha Kamath
A Lecture in Medical Physiology- PowerPoint versus Chalkboard
2014-01-01 Rekha Prabhu Girish Prabhu Shrilatha
Team-based learning as a teaching strategy for first-year medical students
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Cardiovascular Physiology, Immunology
Area of Expertise
Recording Electrical Signals with Data Acquisition Systems. Preparation of Everted Gut Sacs to Study Intestinal Transport.
Area of Research
Neurophysiology EEG, Event related potentials, Autonomic function assessment
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
Life Member of APPI, 2008.
Rat averted intestinal segments demonstrate that fasting is a regulator of uptake and metabolism of glucose
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol, 54(1) : 89-91, 2010.
Comparative study of nutritional status of elderly population living in the home for aged vs those living in the community
Biomedical Research 2011; 22 (1): 120-126.
Acute effects of deep breathing for a short duration 2-10 minutes on pulmonary function in healthy young volunteers
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2011; 55 (2) : 154–159.
Immunology and Nobel Prize- A love story
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2012; 56 (1): 1-6.
Gum Arabic enhances par cellular transport of water in amphibian averted small intestinal segments
Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2013; 57(2) : 62–65.
Effect of Red Bull energy drink on auditory reaction time and maximal voluntary contraction
Critical analysis of red bull energy drinks on muscle performance and reaction time in healthy student volunteers
2014-01-01 Vartika Goel
In summary, the present study was aimed at investigating the effect of Red Bull Energy drink (RB) on muscle endurance and fatigue. The Auditory reaction time (ART) was recorded to detect the enhancement in attention component of cognition. After one hour of intake of the drink, maximum isometric force (MVC) and electromyogram (EMG) were recorded from the dominant hand using Biopac Systems. The Red Bull energy drink (caffeine at 2mg/kg body weight) showed a significant delaying effect on fatigue during isometric contraction and improved auditory reaction time compared to control drink.