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Student Selected Components (SSCs)  

The faculty offer Student Selected Components (SSCs) to students, who are keen on expanding their scope of competence in medicine and medicine related areas. It is an opportunity for students to share the knowledge and experience of staff members / departments in a variety of fields with the view of diversifying and improving the educational experience of students.

 Deadline extended till 26th October 2016

What is the format of SSCs?

Individual department or individual academic staff members have proposed SSCs. The duration of the SSC can be either one or two weeks. The number of students accommodated in each SSC is determined by the SSC proposer. Depending on the nature and the relevance, the SSC will be offered either after the Frist or the Second Exam of Medical Degrees. The teaching / learning and assessment method will not be formal and structured. However, the, teaching / learning and assessment method will reflect the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of a given SSC. The assessment methods in most instances will not be conventional (e.g. MCQs, OSPE /OSCE) but work-based.

Is it compulsory for all students?

The SSCs are entirely optional for students. The available SSCs will be made public through the website / VLE each year. Students, who are interested, should complete and submit an online application. Students are offered the SSCs on the 'first come first served' basis.

What will students gain by doing this?

This will be an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and experience in medicine and related subjects in a less stressful environment. With the successful completion of SSCs students will be awarded a certificate of completion from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya. The certificate will help strengthen your Curriculum Vitae. Most importantly, it will be very enjoyable learning experience.

Who coordinates the SSCs?

The SSC programme will be coordinated by the Department of Medical Education (MEC).

What are the Intended Learning Outcomes of the SSC?

  • > To enhance the interest and motivation for learning among students through the diversification of the learning experience
  • > To enhance the engagement of students with the academic staff by means of sharing the specialised knowledge and special interests of the staff
  • > To improve the quality of graduates by expanding their depth and breadth of their understanding in the practise of medicine

SUMMARY OF SSC – 2016

Course code

Title

Proposers

Department(s)

Weeks

No. of students accommodated in Phase I

SSC1

Medical History/Literature and Medicine

Prof. S.J. De.S.Hewavisenthi

Pathology

1

10

SSC2

Introduction to data management and analysis for clinical trials

Prof A. Pathmeswaran

Public Health

2

10

SSC3

Introduction to WordPress

 Dr Dileepa Ediriweera

Computer Centre

1

10

SSC4

Geographic Information Systems and Health

Prof Kithsiri Gunawardana

Parasitology

1

10

SSC5

Learning ethical aspects of medical practice through Cinema

Dr. Nirmala Perera

Forensic Medicine

2

10

SSC6

Basics of Assessment in Medical Education

Dr. Madawa Chandratilake

MEC

1

10

SSC 7

Introduction to Electronics and basic fault finding steps in household and laboratory equipment

Prof Kithsiri Gunawardana

Parasitology

1

20

 

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