Dr Sharmila Torke

Professor

Department of Physiology

Qualification: MSc, PhD

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Involved in teaching physiology to students of first year MBBS, dental and allied health science courses
    • Function as internal examiner in the evaluation of theory, practical and viva voce components of summative examinations of MBBS and dental courses
    • Function as internal examiner in the evaluation of theory component of summative examinations of allied health science courses
    • Functions as convener of Integration Coordination Committee (ICC)
    • Functions as coordinator for compiling and updating summative examination question paper files of MBBS Phase 1 stage 1 and MBBS Phase 1 stage 2

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Physiology First two semesters Phase I Stage I MBBS
Physiology First and second semesters, BDS
Physiology First year allied health science courses

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Medical education Manipal University 2008
MSc (Master of Science) Physiology Kasturba Medical College 1992

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
MMMC (Manipal Campus),Manipal Professor 2015 - till date
MMMC (Manipal Campus), Manipal Associate Professor and Head 2012 - 2015
MMMC (Manipal Campus), Manipal Selection Grade Lecturer and Head 2008 - 2012
MMMC (Manipal Campus), Manipal Selection Grade Lecturer 2004 - 2008
MMMC (Manipal Campus), Manipal Senior Grade Lecturer 2001 - 2004
MMMC (Manipal Campus), Manipal Lecturer 1997 - 2001
Oxford Dental College, Bangalore Lecturer 1996 - 1997
KMC, Manipal Lecturer 1992 - 1996

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Medical Education

Area of Expertise

Physiology

Area of Research

Medical Education

Computer-assisted objective-structured practical examination - an innovative method of evaluation

2006-01-01 K Ramnarayan Subramanya Upadhya Reem Rachel Abraham

Advances in Physiology Education, 2006, 30:48-49.

Impact of multiple true - false questions on student performance in written examinations

2006-01-01 Asha Kamath K Ramnarayan Reem Rachel Abraham Subramanya Upadhya

Indian Educational Review, 2006, 42(2):71-80.

Peer-guided co-operative Learning (PCL) enhances performance of refresher students

2007-01-01 Reem Rachel Abraham K Ramnarayan Subramanya Upadhya

Advances in Physiology Education, 2007, 31:118.

Integrated practical examination - A novel approach to evaluate undergraduate medical students in physiology practical

2008-01-01 Subramanya Upadhya Reem Rachel Abraham Asha K K Ramnarayan

South East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 2008, Vol.2, no 1:48-54.

Clinically oriented physiology teaching - strategy for developing critical-thinking skills in undergraduate medical students

2004-01-01 Reem Rachel Abraham Subramanya Upadhya K Ramnarayan

Advances in Physiology Education, 2004, 28:102-104.

Student perspectives of assessment by TEMM model in physiology

2005-01-01 Reem Rachel Abraham Subramanya Upadhya K Ramnarayan

Advances in Physiology Education, 2005, 29:94-97.

Perceptions of academic achievers and under-achievers regarding learning environment of Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal campus), Manipal, India, using the DREEM Inventory

2007-01-01 Reem Rachel Abraham K.Ramnarayan Vinod Pallath Maneesh M

South East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 2007, 1: 18-24.

Students perceptions of learning environment in an Indian medical school

2008-01-01 Reem Rachel Abraham K.Ramnarayan Vinod Pallath

BMC Med Educ, 2008, 11:8:20.

The impact of viva-voce examination on student’s performance in theory component of the final summative examination in physiology

2010-01-01 Reem Rachel Abraham K.Ramnarayan K Asha

Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology, 2010, Vol. 1(1), pp.10-12, April.

Learning through story writing

2011-01-01 Reem Rachel Abraham

South East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 2011, Vol.5 No.2/Dec.

Student and faculty perspectives on Laboratory Based Learning (LBL) sessions in Physiology.

2012-01-01 Asha Vashe, Reem Rachel Abraham, Sharmila Torke,Vinod Pallath,Asha Kamath.

South‐East Asian Journal of Medical Education. Vol. 6 no.2, 2012.

Faculty perspectives on the multi-component assessment system in physiology.

2013-01-01 Sharmila Torke, Reem Rachel Abraham, Ramnarayan K.

International Journal of Arts and Education - Vol.3, Issue, 1, pp. 1- 3, January, 2013.

Mini-test blueprint for OSPE in Physiology.

2013-01-01 Reem Rachel Abraham, Sharmila Torke, Surekha Kamath

Education in Medicine Journal 2013; 5 (4): e90-e91

A study of the association between the internal assessment and the final summative examination scores in Physiology

2015-01-01 Sharmila Torke, Ramnarayan K, James Gonsalves

Int. J. Adv. Res. Biol.Sci. 2(1): (2015): 143–147.

Relationship between library usage and academic performance of first year medical students

2015-01-01 Sharmila Torke, Neermala Narasingam,Thiepagarasi Krishnamurthi

Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary. Volume-1, Issue-30, pp.291-303. February, 2015

Students’ perspectives on the multi-component evaluation system in Physiology

2015-01-01 Sharmila Torke, K. Ramnarayan, Reem Rachel Abraham

International Journal of Current Research.Vol. 7, Issue 02, pp.12469-12474, February, 2015

“Heart Shots”: a classroom activity to instigate active learning

2015-01-01 Reem Rachel Abraham, Asha Vashe, and Sharmila Torke

Adv Physiol Educ 39: 189–191, 2015

Standard setting of objective structured practical examination by modified Angoff method: A pilot study

2016-01-01 M. Ganesh Kamath, Vinod Pallath, K. Ramnarayan,Asha Kamath, Sharmila Torke, James Gonsalves

Natl Med J India 2016;29:160–2 (The National Medical Journal of India, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2016)

Curricular impact on learning approaches and critical thinking skills of medical students

2016-01-01 Vashe A, Vasudha D, Rao R, Abraham RR, Pallath V, Torke S.

Education in Medicine Journal. 8(4):39–45. DOI: 10.5959/ eimj.v8i4.468 - 2016

Modified directed self-learning sessions in physiology with prereading assignments and Pecha Kucha talks: perceptions of students.

Reem Rachel Abraham, Sharmila Torke, James Gonsalves, Sareesh Naduvil Narayanan, M. Ganesh Kamath, Jay Prakash, Kiranmai S Rai.

Adv Physiol Educ 42: 26–31, 2018; doi:10.1152/advan.00048.2017.

Yoga for stress management

Amsavalli Sundaresan Nirmal Raj Woo Tay Cheong

Batch 25, semester 3.

Studying the relevance and importance of preclinical physiology practical during clinical phase

M Vairavan D Muralidharan rajoo

for MBBS students of MMMC and KMC, Batch 25, semester 3.

A study of the awareness of contact Lens usage among MMMC students

Aswanzulfian Bin Khairul Aswandy Bahjat Safuraa Binti Ismail Chathurini Dayaratna Shuhadatul Fadliah Binti Shafie

Batch 26, semester 3.

A study of the proportion of patients with diabetes mellitus developing heart disease

Matthew Anand Louis Harwinder Singh Gill Joshua Lee EuKhong Tee Sook Moon

Batch 30, semester 3.

Stress on lecturers and its impact on the quality of teaching

Khoo Li Ying Dineth Jayatilake Damon Koh Sze En Khirul Aminur Khamis

Batch 30, semester.

A study of the relationship between library usage and academic performance of first year medical students of MMMC, Manipal. Thiepagarasi Krishnamurthi, Neermala Narasingam Batch 31, Semester 3

Gender Wise Comparison Of Learning Capabilities Of MMMC Students. Harjinder Singh, Poon Li Yang, Harvindave Singh, Jaswinderpal Singh Batch 35, Semester 3

A study of the association between blood group types and memory. Jayasree Patamanagan, Rutra Illanggovan, Sathesh Ganesan Batch 35, Semester 3

Effects of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) on students' academic performance and its management. Sue Sandra Sergius, Lee Zhenyu, Edward Cheng Han Jian, Manjot Kaur A/P Gurdial Singh Batch 36, Semester 3