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Interdisciplinary research in biology: The need of the hour
As a student of biology, one always comes across hurdles in their academic career wherein you are required to conduct a part of your research in a department which is not your major area of focus. In such a scenario, the role of interdisciplinary research plays a powerful part in ensuring smooth progress of your work. Subjects such as microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry are emerging fields of research and often needs joint academic initiatives to shell out good quality research projects. One also needs to work on designing a complete curriculum in the graduate level programme to ensure students get maximum exposure to all allied and basic branches of sciences to build a strong biological background for their careers ahead. With proper planning and implementation of joint ventures one can conduct research in a much more convenient manner which is both time and cost effective. Interdisciplinary research would also ignite more interest towards research in the minds of young students who choose biological sciences as a choice of career. It would ease financial burden of research initiatives to some extent and improve credibility and even lead to development of novel branches of science.
Upasana Sarma, Lecturer
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (Microbiology)
Success Key in Radio-Imaging Technology
In Radio-Imaging Technology the goal is to keep radiation exposure at a minimum, while obtaining quality images. Take care of patients.
Make no mistake. Radiographers are members of the patient management team. They always have been. Often radiographers are associated with the acquisition of good quality of images when, in fact, their mission is to help the Radiologist and Referring physician achieve the best possible outcome for the patient. As a Radiographer they have traditionally amplified the patient management ability.
Value-based medicine is reshaping the structure of medical practice. In this new environment, the key to success is perfectly, confidently, quickly handling of equipments.
Radiographers with depth knowledge in the specific modality of Radio- Imaging Technology for leadership roles in Hospitals/ Research centers/ Healthcare industry in the following specializations:
MRI – Routine and Special Investigation Scans
CT Scan- Routine and Special Procedures
X-ray – Routine and All Special Procedures
Interventional Procedures on DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography) equipment.
Ultrasound- Detailed theory knowledge on ultrasound scans.
Mammography & DEXA.
Department of Radio-Diagnosis
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Healthy Choice for Healthy Life
Everyone is an extra conscious about what we have to take and how can we increase our stamina or energy levels to live a healthy life. The trick of making your lifestyle healthier is to make a small healthy change every day such as drinking one extra glass of water, walking a little extra or use stairs instead of the lift and the most important part is the quantity of food. Every little bit counts and it all adds up to burning more calories. Making small changes in our daily routine can benefit our health in a longer run.
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat smartly is an art”. Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness. One must know his or her body requirements to have a healthy disease free future and must opt and encourage healthy living for a better tomorrow.
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Environment in General Perception
When we talk about the very word ‘Environment’, everyone seems to know a great deal about this. But when the people are asked about their knowledge about this, they don’t go much further than the phrases like ‘grow more trees’, ‘don’t cut the trees’, or ‘smoke’, ‘garbage’ and ‘dirty water’. They are not aware about the inter-connectivity of natural systems. Before pursuing any activity or any idea, one must know about its what, how and why.
Generally, environmental degradation is linked with problems like lack of education, poverty and under-development. There are many examples of poor, less educated but cleaner and well-managed countries like Vietnam and Cambodia; and also there are cases of developed but highest waste producing countries like USA. Developed countries produce more waste per person because they have higher levels of consumption. Hence, we can say that environmental degradation in a country is directly related with consumer habits, cultural and traditional norms and living in equilibrium with nature.
Most civilizations and societies have developed on the banks of rivers. These civilizations grew according to their climate and resource availability; and they were self-sustaining. After industrial revolution in 19th century, globalization started and cultures got mixed which reduces the adaptability between man and its environment. Therefore, to sustain the environment, it is necessary to carry on the survival practices (of food, agriculture, water use and life-style) on which the civilizations carried on for thousands of years.
Department of Environmental Sciences