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Manipal University Launches Leadership Programme in Interprofessional Education

Manipal University has launched a leadership programme in interprofessional education in partnership with Foundation for Advancement of ...

Manipal University has launched a leadership programme in interprofessional education in partnership with Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), Philadelphia.  The programme was launched at the university campus by exchanging MoUs in the presence of Ms. Ralf Graves, Associate Director, FAIMER regional institutes and Dr. K Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University.

The Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE) is a first of its kind two-year fellowship program that emphasizes development of leadership competencies for interprofessional practice (IPP). It provides opportunities for interaction with recognized leaders in IPP, collaboration with peers, and implementation of interprofessional projects.

The fellowship includes two annual one-week residential sessions at Manipal University, Karnataka, India and two 11-month online learning sessions following the residential sessions. Participants of this program will also receive mentoring and support from experts, faculty, and fellows who will be connected throughout the program and beyond.
During the launch of the program, Dr. Vinod Bhat, Pro- Vice Chancellor, Manipal University said “We are delighted to partner with FAIMER for a unique program. Through this initiative, we aim to enhance the understanding of interprofessional learning amongst medical practitioners and thereby address the health needs of the community”.
Dr. Ciraj AM, Course Director, MUFIILIPE, Dr. Surendra Shetty, Pro Vice Chancellor, Manipal University, Dr. Sudhakar Nayak, Director, Manipal Center for Professional and Personal Development and Anand R. Deputy Director, Quality and Compliance, Manipal University were the other dignitaries present at the event.

The first residential program starts between May 4 – May 10, 2015.  To apply for the fellowship visit http://mu.faimerfri.org/
About Manipal University: 

Manipal University www.manipal.edu  is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students -- from 57 different nations --live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also houses over 2700 faculty and other support and service staff, who cater to the two colleges and 24 professional institutions in medicine, engineering, management and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus.

There is also a campus in nearby Mangalore with a medical, dental and a nursing college with attached teaching hospitals.  Another campus, in Dubai, UAE, offers graduate and post graduate courses in engineering, technology and management.

Each of these institutes has world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education.

In Manipal, these include educational facilities like the Simulation Lab with computer driven Manikins, an Innovation Centre, one of Asia’s largest health sciences libraries, one of the world’s best anatomy museums, a business incubation centre and various other centers of excellence. Academic collaborations and twinning programs with several universities in the US, UK, Australia and other countries ensure that students get international exposure and expertise.

The MARENA, a massive indoor sports complex with five badminton courts, four squash courts, three tennis courts, a basketball court, a hi-tech gym and a walking track, reflects the university’s belief that a healthy mind needs a healthy body.

Part of the Manipal Group, the University is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 certified,  and has won the prestigious IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award and the International Asia Pacific Quality Award in 2007- 2008.

The Manipal Group, a pioneer in higher education services with a 60-year-old legacy of excellence, also owns and operates campuses in Sikkim and Jaipur in India, and in Nepal, Malaysia, and Antigua, in the Caribbean.

Source : Business Wire India

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