Five days Faculty Development Programme was organized by the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences from 13th Feb 2023 to 17th Feb 2023 in Dental TV Studio, B Block SGT University. Five days of FDP covered various aspects regarding the innovation in health sciences which are as follows:
The theme of the 1st day (13th Feb 2023) of the FDP was ‘Health and Wellness’. Health and wellness can have a major impact on one’s life. Good health and wellness can help anyone live a long, active, and fulfilling life. It can also help you feel good about yourself, both physically and mentally. This principle of how to keep oneself healthy should necessarily be practiced by all faculties and passed on to the students for their overall growth and development.
Following the day’s theme, there were four talks organized on the 1st day of the FDP. Beginning with the first talk, Dr Deepti Verma, Head Nutritionist, VLCC, India emphasized on four points for the overall health and wellbeing. The four points were the importance of nutrition, exercise, sleep and meditation in leading a healthy life in every way, be it physically, mentally and spiritually. Dr Verma highlighted on the need to incorporate all these points as a part of the course curriculum. The 2nd talk was by Prof H N Mallick, HoD, , Department of Physiology, FMHS, SGTU, in which he focused on the importance of maintaining a sleep hygiene and following the circadian rhythm. The 3rd talk of the day was by Dr Vineet Pathak, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, FMSH, SGTU, in which he enlightened the listeners with the ways by which we can stay aware and make others aware about the mental health of each of us. Mental health should not be considered a taboo or stigma and should be placed on the same pedestal as physical health. The last talk of the day was by Prof Pooja Anand, Dean, FPHY, SGTU, whose talk was all about ‘exercise being the medicine’. The exercise routine that we follow should be like the phrase ‘to each, his own’. She educated the listeners about the FITT technique of designing the exercise program. FITT stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type of exercise to be done whether doing aerobics or any high intensity exercise. She also taught some basic and simple stretching exercises which can be practiced while at work to break the sedentary lifestyle and keep oneself relaxed and flexible at the same time.