Best Practices for Health Education and Promotion | SIHS Pune

Best Practices

Best Practices

Holistic Health Promotion

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health through the overlapping spheres of health education, environmental modifications, nutritional interventions, lifestyle and behavioral changes, prevention and health protection. Student health is a critical foundation on which students can optimize their learning, reach their potential, and achieve their academic goals. SIHS provides accessible & feasible on-campus facilities & ecosystems to enhance health & thereby create healthy minds. Students develop healthy habits at a young age during their education, which ultimately reflects as an increase in non-communicable diseases, and an improvement in the much lacking sphere of mental health-these are rising concerns of tomorrow’s world. All these conditions are reversible with interventions in the form of health promotion. The SIU University campus with all its preventive & promoting facilities provides for learning environments to attract students and thereby ensure that they develop healthy practices & adopt them as lifelong habits.

The following provisions are made available to students at SIHS, and special efforts are made to create awareness & promote utilization:

  1. Annual health check-ups
  2. Health insurance
  3. Developing confidence through continuous interactions & health lecture series
  4. fun activities
  5. Sports facilities & linking performance with participation in sports activities
  6. Conducting sports fest, training in disaster management,
  7. Provision for opting liberal arts courses, developing empathy through service learning
  8. Establishment of Symbiosis Community Outreach Program & Extension (SCOPE)
  9. Establishment of emotional wellbeing support
  10. Symbi care
Simulation-based learning

Simulation-based training is an integral part of the education and training in Medical Technology and helps students to acquire technical competencies. Students are taught the basic understanding & applications of the instruments used in their respective departments. Practical demonstration and proficiency in the skills are attained prior to the hospital training before the students perform any procedure on patients directly. Students are taught through skill-based training in different specializations of Medical Technology like Cardiac Care, Respiratory Therapy, Imaging Sciences, Clinical Laboratory, Dialysis, and OT & Anesthesia.

Students are taught the following topics using simulations at Skill station:

  1. Generic and communication skills
  2. Basic patient assessment on the Metiman
  3. Instrumentation topics like Electrocardiography technique
  4. Identification of Cath Lab instruments are covered in cardiac care skill lab
  5. Phlebotomy techniques are taught in Clinical Laboratory Skill station
  6. Chest X-ray Interpretation & Positioning in Imaging Sciences skill station
  7. Airway management
  8. Ventilation and Basic Life Support and
  9. Advanced Cardiac Life support are taught in Respiratory Skill station and Metiman

This training helps in making medical technology students hospital friendly and enhance their skills. To assess the competent level of the student they are tested on their technical skills on simulation based clinical scenarios.