Student Selected Components (SSCs) 2018

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 on or before 2nd of February 2018.

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 can also get the application from the Department of Medial Education. 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  (DME).

What are the Intended Learning Outcomes of the SSC programme?

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


Course code Title Proposers Department(s) Weeks No. of Students
SSC 1 Literature and medicine

Prof. S. J. De. S. Hewavisenthi, Miss Lakshani, Miss Sadani

Pathology Language Unit 1 5
SSC2 Cytopathology Dr. Gayana Mahendra, Dr. Saumya Liyanage Pathology 2 2
SSC3 Genetics and Human disease Dr. Deepthi de Silva Physiology 2 6
SSC4 Application of Molecular Biology techniques related to infectious/ genetic diseases and human DNA fingerprinting Dr. Menaka Hapugoda, Prof Aresha Manamperi ,Prof Nilmini Gunawardena Molecular Medicine Unit 2 15
SSC5 Geographic Information Systems and Health Prof Kithsiri Gunawardana Parasitology 1 20
SSC6 Sexual Abuse Forensic Examination (SAFE) reporting and multi-disciplinary management of sexually abuses Dr. Anuruddhi Edirisinghe, Dr. Indira Kitulwatte Forensic Medicine 2 20
SSC7 Learning ethical aspects of medical practice through Cinema Dr. Nirmala Perera Forensic Medicine 2 10
SSC8 Basics of Assessment in Medical Education Dr. Madawa Chandratilake, Dr Dilmini Karunaratne DME 1 10
SSC9 Introduction to Electronics and basic fault finding steps in household and laboratory equipment Prof Kithsiri Gunawardana Parasitology 1 6
SSC10 Evidence Based Medicine Prof. Chrishantha Abeysena, Dr. S. Rajindrajith, Dr. Manuja Perera Public Health, Peadiatrics, 1 30
SSC11 Improving Ethnic Cohesion Through Community Empowerment Dr. Madawa Chandratilake, Dr. Manuja Perera, Dr. B. Kumarendran, Dr. K.T.A.A.Kasturirathna Public Health DME 2 25



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