Dr Varalakshmi Chandra Sekaran

Senior Grade Lecturer

Community Medicine

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Varalakshmi Chandra Sekaran teaches concepts of community and public health to undergraduate medical students (MMMC) and master’s degree in Public Health.

    She:

    • 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.

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Community Medicine (MMMC) Fifth semester
Basic Epidemiology (MPH) MPH - 601 First
Basic Epidemiology/ Epidemiology in developing countries (SAP) Study Abroad Program

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience

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

Adolescent Health

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
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.

2014-01-01

Evaluation of the effectiveness of ICDS at selected anganwadis.

2014-01-01

Self-medication among adults in Urban Udupi Taluk, southern India

2011-01-01 Divya Mishra

2011, MPH.

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

2012-01-01 Megha

2012.

A study on the burden among family caregivers of disabled individuals and their coping mechanisms in Udupi Taluk

2012-01-01 Santosh

2012.

Factors associated with late presentation to HIV/AIDS care at district ART centre, Udupi: A case-control study

2012-01-01 Uday

2012.

A study on mental health literacy among adolescents attending pre-university colleges in Udupi Taluk

2012-01-01 Judith Miti

2012.

Morbidity patterns among pre-school children attending anganwadis in Udupi Taluk-A cross sectional study

2012-01-01 Divya Susanna

2012.