Teaching at SGPGI, Lucknow, November-December 2017

In November 2017 I was kindly invited to  SGPGI Lucknow by Prof Phadke, Head of the Department of Medical Genetics, to teach on the DM (Genetics) course. This was my second visit to SGPGI this year. This was a more intensive session than my previous visit, extending over a week, and consisting of several lectures and clinics. The lectures covered various aspects of LSD, from basic science to new treatments. While they were specifically designed for the benefit of the DM students, the lectures were attended by PhD students as well. It was also possible for the lectures to be telecast live to other centres, thanks to the excellent Telemedicine facilities available at SGPGI.

The clinic attendance was deliberately restricted to a few patients per day to allow for more time for teaching.

Overall this model (a short, intensive, course, focussing on one area) seemed to work quite well, with positive feedback.

Below are some pictures from my visit.

 

SGPGI Campus pictures

 

Families at Clinic

 

Teaching Sessions

Author: Ashok Vellodi

I have had a lifelong interest in lysosomal storage disorders. Having recently retired I now have time to pursue my passion for teaching and training of young doctors and scientists, and hopefully instil in them the passion for their patients that is so integral to working in this field.

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