Dr Ciraj AM

Dr Ciraj AM

Professor

Department of Microbiology

My Name is Dr Ciraj AM, my profilePage is. I am aProfessorin Department of Microbiology - MMMC, Manipal.
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Ciraj AM conducts theory, practical classes, Self - Directed Learning and Problem Based Learning sessions for the medical and dental programs.

    He:

    • Implements and periodically reviews the curriculum of the health science courses (Medical, dental and allied health science).
    • Sets question papers for the progress examinations and final summative examinations.
    • Is Mentor for an assigned group of undergraduate medical students of Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus) and guide for their mentored student project.
  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject
    :
    Microbiology and Parasitology
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    Third and Fourth semesters MBBS
    Subject
    :
    Microbiology and Parasitology
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    Third and Fourth semesters BDS
    Subject
    :
    Microbiology
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    Second year Allied Health Science (BPT, BOT, BRTT)
    Subject
    :
    Microbiology and Parasitology
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    BSc and MSc MLT courses
    Subject
    :
    Microbiology
    Subject code
    :
    Year / Semester
    :
    BSc Optometry
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree
    :
    FAIMER INSTITUTE fellowship (a two-year fellowship program for international health professions educators by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, Philadelphia, USA)
    Specialisation
    :
    Health Professions Education
    Institute
    :
    FAIMER Institute, Philadelphia
    Year of passing
    :
    2012
    Degree
    :
    Certificate course in Biostatistics and Research Methodology
    Specialisation
    :
    Biostatistics and Research Methodology
    Institute
    :
    Manipal University
    Year of passing
    :
    2008
    Degree
    :
    PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
    Specialisation
    :
    Institute
    :
    Manipal University
    Year of passing
    :
    2002
    Degree
    :
    MSc (Medical) Microbiology
    Specialisation
    :
    Institute
    :
    Mangalore University
    Year of passing
    :
    1994
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Microbiology - MMMC, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    2011
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Microbiology - MMMC, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Associate Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    2007
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Microbiology - MMMC, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Assistant Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    2002
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Microbiology - MMMC, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Lecturer
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    1997
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University, USA
    Designation
    :
    Fulbright Visiting Scholar
    Role:As a visiting scholar I was associated with the teaching-learning activities at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
    Tenure
    :
    3 months
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Ciraj AM conducts theory, practical classes, Self - Directed Learning and Problem Based Learning sessions for the medical and dental programs.

    He:

    • Implements and periodically reviews the curriculum of the health science courses (Medical, dental and allied health science).
    • Sets question papers for the progress examinations and final summative examinations.
    • Is Mentor for an assigned group of undergraduate medical students of Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus) and guide for their mentored student project.
  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject Subject code Year / Semester
    Microbiology and Parasitology Third and Fourth semesters MBBS
    Microbiology and Parasitology Third and Fourth semesters BDS
    Microbiology Second year Allied Health Science (BPT, BOT, BRTT)
    Microbiology and Parasitology BSc and MSc MLT courses
    Microbiology BSc Optometry
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
    FAIMER INSTITUTE fellowship (a two-year fellowship program for international health professions educators by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, Philadelphia, USA) Health Professions Education FAIMER Institute, Philadelphia 2012
    Certificate course in Biostatistics and Research Methodology Biostatistics and Research Methodology Manipal University 2008
    PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Manipal University 2002
    MSc (Medical) Microbiology Mangalore University 1994
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
    Department of Microbiology - MMMC, Manipal Professor 2011
    Department of Microbiology - MMMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2007
    Department of Microbiology - MMMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2002
    Department of Microbiology - MMMC, Manipal Lecturer 1997
    Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University, USA Fulbright Visiting Scholar As a visiting scholar I was associated with the teaching-learning activities at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 3 months
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest
    :
    Professional development, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Conflict management and Team building
    Areas of expertise
    :
    Problem Based Learning, Academic leadership, Diagnostic Bacteriology and Active learning
    Areas of research
    :
    Antimicrobial resistance, Student engagement, Enteric fever and Microbial biofilms
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    • Life Member of ASM (American Society for Microbiology), 1998.
    • Life Member of IAMM (Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists), 1997.
    • Life Member of IAHPE (Indian Academy of Health Professions Educators), 2012.  
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest Professional development, Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Conflict management and Team building
    Areas of expertise Problem Based Learning, Academic leadership, Diagnostic Bacteriology and Active learning
    Areas of research Antimicrobial resistance, Student engagement, Enteric fever and Microbial biofilms
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    • Life Member of ASM (American Society for Microbiology), 1998.
    • Life Member of IAMM (Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists), 1997.
    • Life Member of IAHPE (Indian Academy of Health Professions Educators), 2012.