Inauguration of new courses at Father Muller College of Allied Sciences
Mangaluru: The Father Muller College of Allied Health Sciences (FMCOAHS), the youngest unit of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions (FMCI), held the inauguration of its new M.Sc. courses in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc. Imaging, B.Sc. in Optometry and the Inaugural Courses in Physiotherapy and Allied Health Sciences 2022-23 on October 10, 2022 at the Muller Mini Dine, Father Muller Convention Center – Mangaluru.
The dignitaries and new entrants were welcomed by the Dean, FMMC and Dean in charge of the Father Muller College of Allied Health Sciences (FMCOAHS), Dr. Antony Sylvan D’Souza, who also explained the credentials of the main guest, the Dr Aishwarya KC – Director of KVG Medical College and Hospital for the occasion. Dr. Antony expressed words of appreciation and gratitude to the students and parents striking a chord that was appreciated. He pointed out that the institution is continuously dedicated to providing quality health care service to the community, which is reflected in its accreditation in NABH, NABL and NAAC. In addition to this, the institution has qualified faculty, resources, and adequate exposure to educate new entrants.
The event was chaired by Reverend Father Ajith B Menezes – Trustee, Father Muller Medical College with Senior Program Guest, Dr. Aishwarya KC – Director of KVG Medical College and Hospital, Professor and HOD, Department of Radiology, KVG – Sullia. Dr. Aishwarya KC welcomed the students and parents to Tulunadu and thanked the parents for choosing Father Muller as the institution of choice for their wards. She emphasized the holistic and integrative approach that students should instill in treating patients.
In her address to the students, Dr. Aishwarya KC emphasized the importance of allied health professionals in bridging the gap between patients and doctors. The service rendered by them brings clarity and helps patients with their comforting care which truly resonates with our motto “Healing and Comforting”. She talked about how empathy, ethics and compassion are some of the fundamental characteristics that every student should learn and practice during their professional tenure.
The pandemic has been a time when the hospital and its staff have stood with dignity in comforting and caring for the sick without distinction as a team. She urged students to be leaders and support each other during their college life. She concluded by saying that students should use the four years to be a better version of themselves and to shine despite the obstacles they face. She ended her address by saying that everyone should bring their wisdom and knowledge to the betterment of the profession and society as a whole.
Reverend Father Ajith B Menezes emphasized the importance of discipline, determination and dedication which are vital qualities required to embark on their journey in professional health courses. Struggles and challenges in college life are inevitable and in overcoming them there is glory. He wanted each student to develop holistically and be the future bearer of tomorrow. Students are expected to imbibe the institution’s ethos of “healing and comforting” with service and dedication.
The Rev. Father Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of the FMCI, cordially welcomed parents and students to Father Muller’s family via a pre-recorded message. He emphasized that their children would benefit from the best exposure to academic and extracurricular activities at our institution. Health professional studies require hard work and diligence and there is no shortcut to success. He reiterated that success can be achieved by being firm in character, which will ultimately lead to success.
FMCOAHS courses are Hospital Administration (BHA/MHA), B.Sc. Courses: Medical Imaging Technology, Optometry, Radiation Therapy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Anesthesia and Operating Room Technology, Kidney Dialysis Technology. M.Sc. Courses: Medical Laboratory Technology, M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc. in Imaging Technology, B.Sc. in Optometry. All courses are affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.
The Courses Students Desire shows that institutions focus on infrastructural requirements and the impetus for teaching excellence with the holistic development of each student focusing on physical, mental and emotional health. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Shailaja Katti – Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Course Coordinator for FMCOAHS. The Master of Ceremonies was Ajay Wilson Lobo – 2nd year B.Sc. MLT. Reverend Father George Jeevan Sequeira – Assistant Administrator, FMMCH, Reverend Father Nelson Dheeraj Pais – Assistant Administrator, FMMCH, members of the Management and Governance Committee, faculty, staff and students were present for the occasion.
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