CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Facilitates students from international universities under the ‘Study Abroad Program’.
- Is involved in planning and coordinating weekly and monthly schedules.
- Conducts community-based diagnosis, student research and field exposure trips to various public health organisations both governmental and non-governmental in order to broaden the students’ understanding of practical Public Health.
- Is internal examiner of students of the postgraduate programme.
- Mentors postgraduate research and undergraduate research.
Varalakshmi Chandra Sekaran teaches concepts of community and public health to undergraduate medical students (MMMC) and master’s degree in Public Health.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Subject||Semester / Year|
|Community Medicine (MMMC)||Fifth semester|
|Basic Epidemiology (MPH)||First|
|Basic Epidemiology/ Epidemiology in developing countries (SAP)||Study Abroad Program|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|MPH (Master of Public Health)||Mahatma Gandhi University||2005|
|MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)||Mysore Medical College||2000|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Universal Empire Institute of Medical Sciences, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE||Senior Lecturer||Taught Health Education, Behavioural Science, Medical Ethics, Epidemiology, and Preventive Medicine to medical students affiliated to two universities:International University of Health Sciences, University of Seychelles -American Institute of Medicine , Trained students for USMLE step1 , Coordinated academic mentoring for undergraduate medical research program , Mentored undergraduate medical research , Planned and coordinated weekly schedules.|
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Adolescent Mental Health, Behavioural Sciences
Area of Research
|Medi-Compass, Dubai, UAE||Project Manager|
A study on knowledge and practices regarding menstrual hygiene among rural and urban adolescent girls in Udupi Taluk, Manipal, India
2013-01-01 Ramachandra Kamath Deboparna Ghosh Lena A
Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 2013, Vol 2, issue 4.
HIV-TB co-infection: Clinico-epidemiological determinants at an antiretroviral therapy centre in southern India
2013-01-01 Ramachandra Kamath Vikram Sharma Sanjay Pattanshetty Mohandas B
Lung India, 2013, Vol 30, Issue 4.
Assessment of environmental factors associated with dengue transmission in Udupi Taluk, Karnataka
2013-01-01 Ramachandra Kamath Roshan Gupta Sanjay Pattanshetty
Journal of the Scientific Society, 2013, Vol 40, Issue 3.
Epidemiologic correlates of bacterial vaginosis among young reproductive age women in Mysore, India
2008-01-01 P Madhivanan K Krupp C Karat A Arun
IJMM 2008, Vol 26, Issue 2.
Acceptability of male circumcision among mothers with male children in Mysore, India
2008-01-01 Madhivanan K Krupp C Karat AL Reingold
AIDS 2008, Vol 22, Pg 983-988.
The epidemiology of herpes simplex virus type-2 infection among married women in Mysore, India
2007-01-01 Madhivanan P Krupp K Karat C Arun Ax
J of STD 2007, Vol 34, No 11.
A novel recruitment strategies to increase participation and retention of women in reproductive health research: an Indian experience
2007-01-01 Krupp K Madhivanan P Karat C SN Mothi
J of Global Public Health, 2007, Vol 2(04), Pg 395 - 403.
Determinants of domestic violence among women attending an HIV voluntary counselling and testing centre in Bangalore, India
2007-01-01 Madhivanan P K Krupp R George
Ind J Med Sciences, 2007 May, Vol 61(5) Pg 253-62.
Out of pocket expenditure and insurance schemes availed among adults in Udupi Taluk.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of ICDS at selected anganwadis.
Self-medication among adults in Urban Udupi Taluk, southern India
2011-01-01 Divya Mishra
Correlates of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Karnataka, Southern India
2011-01-01 Sagar Javery
2011 , MPH.
A study on role conflict among teachers in Udupi Taluk
A study on the burden among family caregivers of disabled individuals and their coping mechanisms in Udupi Taluk
Factors associated with late presentation to HIV/AIDS care at district ART centre, Udupi: A case-control study
A study on mental health literacy among adolescents attending pre-university colleges in Udupi Taluk
2012-01-01 Judith Miti
Morbidity patterns among pre-school children attending anganwadis in Udupi Taluk-A cross sectional study
2012-01-01 Divya Susanna