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UnderGraduate Skill laboratory


Under-Graduate Skill laboratory is operational Since March 2012. During the past Ten years, Almost 1800 under-graduate students of MBBS every year have been trained at Under-Graduate Skill laboratory.

A total of 300 training sessions were held per year for Under Graduate MBBS Students. A total number of 18000 (Eighteen Thousand students) have been trained 40 (Forty) different kind of skills related to Surgery, Medicine, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Chest etc. In those 300 training sessions in a single year.

Every undergraduate student of MBBS Program in the university is rotated at Undergraduate skill laboratory for hands on training to learn various skills. At the time, lab is receiving a group of 50 to 60 students on every posting for hands on training; the group is further divided in to 5 to 6 sub-groups of 10 students each.

Each sub group requires one tutor, so at a given time, a minimum of 6 tutors are required for proper teaching and training of students. Presently, Demonstrators from Clinical and basic medical sciences are given additional job to work at Undergraduate Skill Laboratory.

Aims and objectives

The Undergraduate Skill Lab will serve the purpose of developing student`s skills and attitudes during clinical training and will ensure patients safety.The mission of the laboratory is to promote clinical competence, ensure patient safety and enhance the skills of medical students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) during their training. Faculty who will participate in student`s learning experiences will impart their experiences during debriefing sessions and feedback, that will go a long way in improving the performance of students before they are exposed to real life scenarios.
In this environment, the students will be exposed to manikins related to clinical, surgical, obstetrics, cardiac and pediatric specialties. The facilitators will help the students in exposing them to procedure and scenarios over manikins in a way to gradually enhance their skills as they progress during their academic years. This will be followed by evaluating these activities after the end of individual sessions so as to improve the performance of these students further.

The laboratory is primarily intended for undergraduate students. But because of the availability of high fidelity cardiac simulators, it will be used for training of postgraduate students and faculty members to certify themselves in Basic life support workshops and for medical students, general public and paramedical staff will also be available to promote the concept of BLS in public places.

Accessibility of skills lab and safety guidelines

The following guidelines for the smooth running of Skills and Simulation lab are presented and the students are expected to follow these.

  • No student is allowed to take bags, pens, pencils into the skills lab. They are strictly prohibited to write anything on the manikins, tables, walls etc.
  • Needles and blades used in skills lab should not be reused and should be disposed of in the nearest sharps container.
  • Lights should be turned off upon leaving the lab area, and doors securely pulled up and locked..
  • All drainage bags must be emptied, disposed of or cleaned appropriately for later use.
  • Students who use the skills lab will keep the confidentiality and privacy of manikins and videos and are discouraged to make videos or take pictures of manikins and discuss the contents or student performance in the simulation scenarios. This rule will apply to all students who want to enter and use the skill lab manikins and any violation will result in disciplinary action against that student.
  • Students are not to be left unattended by faculty or staff at any time.
  • The doors to skills lab should be locked at all times when not in use.
  • A first aid kit will be available all the time in the skill lab to be used in case of any injury to the student or faculty.
  • No food and drinks will be allowed in skills lab.
  • Students, staff and faculty must be aware that some of the equipment and supplies in the skill lab contains latex. Those with a known sensitivity / allergy to latex should contact the Director Academics. All users who suffer from a latex sensitivity / allergy should familiarize themselves with the policy and take precautions while using or handling latex parts by wearing non-latex gloves. Unauthorized persons are not allowed in the labs at any time.