Teaching & Non Teaching Faculty

Department facility / Infrastructure

General Facilities:

Nomenclature Museum Research Lab. Demo. Rooms Seminar Rooms Practical Hall
Size (Area) 103.22m2 50.6 m2 50.6 m2 30 m2 150.11 m2

 Office Space:

Nomenclature Dept. Office Professor / Head of the Dept. Professors Associate Professor Assistant Professor Tutors
Size (Area) 20m2 20m2 20m2 20m2 20m2 20m2


Important Equipments
Weigh with Height Ma
List of equipments
·  Dissecting Microscope
·  Analytical Balance
·  Kitchen Balance
·  BP Apparatus
·  Weighing machine (Adult)
·  Weighing machine (Baby)
·  Height Measuring Stand
·  Measuring tape
·  Horrock’s Apparatus/ Chloroscope
·  Sling Psychrometer
·  Sixs Max.-Min. Thermometer
·  Wet & Dry Thermometer
·  Hygrometer
·  Callipers
·  Autoclave (vertical)
·  Autoclave
·  Centrifuge – clinical
·  Water-still
·  Incubator
·  Sterilizer
·  Hand Lens
·  LCD Projector
·  Refrigerator
·  Aquaguard
·  Semi-auto-analyzer
·  Suction apparatus
·  Microscope
·  Computer
·  Wrights peak outflow meter
·  Glucometer
·  Hand lens
·  Vaccine carrier
·  Thermometer
·  Calorimeter
·  ECG machine
·  X ray machine
·  Dental chair
·  Delivery table
·  Dome light
·  Operating table
·  Nebulizer
·  Console
·  Oxygen cylinder with mask
·  Laryngoscope  pediatric
·  Gram staining kit
·  Leishman staining kit
·  Counting chambers
·  Zeil-Nelson stain  kit
·  Test tube and rack
·  Pipette
·  Chemicals for mounting specimens
·  Slides
·  Cover slip
·  Oto scope
·  Infra-red light
·  Benedicts reagent
·  Spirit lamb
·  Stethoscopes
·  Waste bins- colour coded
·  Extraction apparatus
·  Amplifier
·  OHP
·  Gas stove and cylinder
·  Filter (PC/Berkefeld)
·  Cot
·  Urine dipsticks
·  Vacutainer set
·  ILR


Area of Department Library:   30m2

No. of Books Available

Central Library:   518

Departmental Library:   140


Area No. of Specimens Charts/Diagrams
103.22 m2 80 128

Publications & Research


  • Jabir Ibrahim Jibril, Inbisat Baig, Marwa Oudah, Amer Kowatli, Noorallah Nabel Jaber, Jayakumary Muttappalymyalil, Elsheba Mathew, Aji Gopakumar. Self-Reported Dyspepsia Among Pre-Clinical Medical Students In Ajman, UAE.Journal of Science / Vol 5 / Issue 11 / 2015 / 944-949.
  • Philip Mathew. Indiradevi E R, Soniya UR, Shilpa B. Poonnen, Sajan T Alex, Sony Solomon. Prevalence and risk factors for respiratory morbidity among high school students of South India. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences 2015. Vol 3, Issue 5. 1149-1152
  • Philip M. Encouraging use of generic medicines, an experience from South India. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2015 (accepted for publication)
  • Jing Ma, Elsheba Mathew, Ahmed Nabil Abou-Taleb and Jayadevan S. Work ability index among expatriate work force in Ajman and Sharjah, UAE. International Journal of Current Research. Vol 7, Issue 3, pp 13286-13291. March 2015
  • Philip M, Indiradevi ER, Srijith R, Mathew T, Varghese Vijayan V. Prevalenceand Risk Factors for Tobacco Smoking among College Students of South India. International Journal of Health Care Sciences. 2015. Vol 2, Issue 2. 354-357.
  • Stalin P, Zile Singh, Anil J Purty, Yogesh Sharma, Sherin Billy Abraham. Study on prevalence and factors influencing patient’s adherence to anti-diabetic medications in Urban Pondicherry. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries.DOI 10.1007/s13410-014-0259-y. Published online:19th January 2015.
  • Sherin Billy Abraham, Ramesh chand Chauhan, Muthu Rajesh, Anil J Purty, Zile Singh. Nutritional status and various morbidities among school children of a coastal area in South India. Int J Res Med Sci. 2015; 3(3): 718-722 7.
  • Murugan Natesan, Ramesh Chand Chauhan, Johnson Cherian, Anil Jacob Purty, Zile Singh, Suba Joice, Sherin Billy Abraham. Patient and health system delay among new pulmonary tuberculosis patients diagnosed at medical college hospitals in Puducherry, India. Int J Res Med Sci. 2015; 3(1): 188-193 8.
  • Vinitha Jacob, Jacob Abraham, Rajeev A. Abruptio Placenta – an Analysis of Risk Factors and Perinatal Outcome. Academic Medical Journal of India, 2015. Volume 3, Issue 1. (accepted) 9.
  • Anand David Saldanha, Sherin Billy Abraham, Vikram Gowda NR, Rajeev Aravindakshan. Quality of Life among Individuals with Chronic Physical Conditions. International Journal of Medical and Applied Sciences. Jan-Mar 2015, Volume 4 Issue 1 , Advance online
  • Philip M, Jose A, Alex RG, Mohan VR. Chronic pesticide exposure- Health effects among pesticide sprayers in Southern India. Indian J Occup Environ Med 2015 (Accepted for publication)
  • Gopimohan R, Chandran A, Jacob J, Bhaskar S, Aravindhakshan R, Aprem AS. A clinical study assessing the efficacy of a new variant of the levonorgestrel intrauterine system for abnormal uterine bleeding. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Feb 8. pii: S0020-7292(15)00066-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2014.11.023. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25704255.
  • Jing Ma, Elsheba Mathew, Ahmed Nabil Abou-Taleb and Jayadevan Sreedharan.Work Ability and its association with psychosocial factors.International Journal of Innovative and Applied Research (2014), Volume 2, Issue (11): 1- 8.
  • Ruksana Akter,Rifah Assadi, Himanshi Singh, Maryam Gholam baszadhezouri, Sonia Lamichhane, Haseena Ahadi, Elsheba Mathew, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Aji Gopakumar. Sources of information and level of knowledge on Hypertension among entry level university students in Ajman, UAE American Journal of Research Communication,2014: Vol 2(5). 16.
  • George K, Mathew P, Mohan VR. Prevalence of respiratory and gastrointestinal morbidity among children aged 6 months to 10 years in Kaniyambadi block of Vellore District; tnmgr medej; March-April 2014, Vol 4(2):
  • Mathew P, Reginald GA, Soumya S, Anand A, Deepak G, Srinivasan R. A study on morbidity among automobile service and repair workers in an urban area of South India. Indian J of Occupational & environmental Medicine, 2014; Vol 18(1): 9-12.
  • Venkatachalam J, Anil J Purty, Zile Singh, Abraham SB, Narayanan S, Sathya GR, Natesan Bhumika, Joy Bazroy. Prevalence of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in a Rural Population of South India. International Journal of Contemporary Medicine, 2014 Jan-June;2(1):55-58
  • Tharyan Tharyan, Felix Johns. Pan masala-The drug that holds you in Thrall. Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Health care, October 2014; Vol 1(8): 857-861.
  • Mathew P, Reginald GA, Soumya S, Anand A, Deepak G, Srinivasan R. A study on morbidity among automobile service and repair workers in an urban area of South India. Indian J of Occupational & environmental Medicine, 2014; Vol 18(1): 9-12.
  • George K, Mathew P, Mohan V R. Prevalence of respiratory and gastrointestinal morbidity among children aged 6 months to 10 years in Kaniyambadi block of Vellore District; tnmgr medej; March- April 2014, Vol 4 (2): 420-425
  • Nisha Kurian, Elsheba Mathew, Winnie Philip, E R Indira Devi. Knowledge of Medical Students on Geriatric Health Care- Comparison of First and Fourth Years. (Accepted for publication) Pushpagiri Medical Journal. 2014. Vol.6 (1). (ISSN: Print 0976-402X). 17.
  • Vargese SS, Gopalakrishnan P, Patki S, C.H. H, Antony R. Screening for cognitive deficit among inmates of an old age home in Kerala. IJMPS. 2014; 5(4): 06-09. 18.
  • Gopalakrishnan P, Patki S, Varghese SS, C.H. H, Antony R. Effectiveness Of Different Methods Of Education Among First Year Medical Students In Central Kerala. Ijmps. (2014); 5(1): 01-04.
  • Gopalakrishnan, V. M. Iqbal, M. K. C. Nair, P. S. Sarma, Saritha Susan Vargese, Harsha C. H, Jitha S. “Prevalence and Causative Factors of Dental Fluorosis in Kerala”. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2014; Vol. 3, Issue 31, July 31; Page: 8585-8591 20.
  • Kawthar Alabdouli, Majd Munir Farajallah, Mohammed Soror Alaithan, Mustafa Abu Muaileq, Saja Fadil Jabre,Elsheba Mathew, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Esheiba EM, Aji Gopakumar Family History of Non-communicable Disease and its Relationship in Acute Coronary Syndrome with or without Diabetes Mellitus. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research 2014;16(2):321-331.
  • Farajallah, M. M., Alabdouli, K. A., Alaithan, M. S., AbuMuaileq, M. S., Jabre, S. F.,Rashid, S. M., Mathew, E., Muttappallymyalil, J. K., Esheiba, E. M. and AjiGopakumar. Socio-demographic and ethnic differences in patients of Acute Coronary Syndrome with or without diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Current Research2014;6(9):8815-8818.
  • Geethadevi M, Elsheba Mathew, Manjula V. D, Sobha A, Anita Bhaskar, Bindu Vasudevan, Ajith R.“Prevalence and Determinants of Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use among Adolescent High School Students in an Urban Area of Kottayam District, Kerala”.Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2014; Vol.3,Issue36,August18; Page:9456-9464,DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2014/3220.
  • Nisha Kurian, Elsheba Mathew, Winnie Philip, E R Indira Devi. Knowledge of Medical Students on Geriatric Health Care- Comparison of First and Fourth Years.  (Accepted for publication) Pushpagiri Medical Journal. 2014. Vol.6 (1). (ISSN: Print 0976-402X).
  • Vargese SS, Durgawale PM , Mathew P. Self medication in an urban slum in Maharashtra .Jkimsu (2013); 2(2). 21.
  • Sinha A, Benny PV, Vargese SS, Hari A .Gender and antibiotic resistance pattern of uropathogen in a tertiary care hospital. IJPTM Vol 1 (1) / Nov-Dec, 2013. 22.
  • Venkatachalam J, Abraham SB, Divija, Murugan N, Zile Singh. Awareness about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in a Coastal Area of Tamil Nadu, South India. ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 2013 Aug;3(8):156-158
  • Shweta Keswani, Lavina Loungni, Tiana Alexander, Hebah Hassan, Shatha Al Sharbatti, Rizwana B Shaikh, Elsheba Mathew. Musculoskeletal Pain among Computer users. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 2013; Vol 7(1): 90-95.
  • Elsheba Mathew, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Lisha John, Jayadevan Sreedharan. Self-reported Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among the Health Care Consumers of Modern Medicine at a Tertiary care centre in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research; April-June 2013 Vol 5(2).
  • Elsheba Mathew, Rizwana B Sheikh, Afrah M Rafique, Rasangi SC Suraweera, Hussein Khan. Medical students’ attitude towards older adults by year of study. Publication from St. Teresa’s College.
  • Rizwana B Sheikh, Elsheba Mathew, Afrah M Rafique, Rasangi SC Suraweera, Hussein Khan. Attitude of medical students toward old people in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Asian J Gerontol Geriatr 2013; 8
  • Jonathan Ausman, Anas Javed, Shuja Ahmed, Mohammad Abdul Samad, Abdolraoof Salehi Pour, Elsheba Mathew, Rizwana B Shaikh, Shatha Al-Sharbatti, Jayadevan Sreedharan. Social Factors Influencing Career Choice in a Medical School in the United Arab Emirates. Education in Medicine Journal Vol 5(1) 2013.
  • Varghese S, Mathew P, Mathew E. Utilization of public health services in a rural area and an urban slum in Western Maharashtra, India. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2013), 2(3): 646-649. doi:10.5455/ ijmsph. 2013. 220420135
  • Saed Al-Sharbatti, Rizwana Burhanuddin Shaikh, and Mawahib Abd Salman Al-Biate.Breast self examination practice and breast cancer risk perception among female university students in Ajman. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP 14(8):4919 (2013) PMID 24083768.
  • Lisha Jenny John, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Elsheba Mathew, Jayadevan Sreedharan, Jenny John Cheriathu, Masarat Mehboob et al. Acceptability and utilization of complementary medicine among health care providers: A pilot study. J Pharm Biomed Sci. 2013 October; 35(35): 1727-1731.
  • E Mathew, J Muttappallymyalil, J Sreedharan, LJ John, J John, M Mehboob, A Mathew.Self-Reported Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among the Health Care Consumers at a Tertiary Care Center in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Ann Med Health Sci Res 2013;3(2): 215-9.
  • E Mathew, A Mathew, J Muttappallymyalil, J Sreedharan, SAM Ibrahim. Reasons for complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus observed in the United Arab Emirates: Physicians’ opinion. Journal of Diabetology, October 2013; 3:6.
  • Karuppasamy G, Anwar A, Bhartiya A, Sajjad S , Rashid M, Mathew E, Shaikh B R, Sharbatti Al S, Sreedharan J. Use of Social Networking Sites among University Students in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.Nepal Journal of Epidemiology 2013;3(2):245-250
  • Rajeev A. Operations Research in Health Care. Editorial. Pushpagiri Medical Journal. July-December 2013. Volume 5, No. 1. p 6.
  • Haseena Begum Ashar, Shumailah Sahar, Asmin Sha, Neena Hasheef, Rizwana B. Shaikh Shatha Al Sharbatti, Elsheba Mathew.Halitosis among higher secondary school students. Sudanese Journal of Public Health – July 2013, VOL. 8 No. 3.
  • Easow Mathew M, Sharma A, Fahad S, Aravindakshan R. Splenectomy for people with thalassaemia major and intermedia (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD010517. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010517.
  • Jayadevan Sreedharan, Anne Antony, Shakaib Qureshi, Sakia Fazal, Hisham Siddiqui, Juel Choudhury, Pervaiz Aslam1, Elsheba Mathew, Rizwana B Shaikh and Shatha Al-Sharbatti.Media Influence on the Body Image Among Students in UAE. J Community Med Health Educ. 2013;2:182.
  • Rajeev A, Nisha Kurian. ‘R’ – A Software Platform for Statistical Programming and Computing. Pushpagiri Medical Journal, Vol 4, No.2, January – June 2013
  • Ann T Thomas, Tharyan Tharyan, Aagy S Joseph, Adarsha K Baby, Beena Thomas. A study on prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis among a tribal community in sulthan battery, Wayanad. Puspagiri Medical Journal, Vol 4, No.2, Jan- June 2013.
  • Mohammad Abdel Hafeez Aly Freeg, Jayadevan Sreedharan, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Manda Venkatramana, Ishtiyaq Ahmad Shaafie, Elsheba Mathew, Rehana Sameer. A retrospective study of the seasonal pattern of urolithiasis. Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation. 11/2012; 23(6):1232-7.
  • Elsheba Mathew, Rizwana B Shaikh, Shatha Al Sharbatii, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Jayadevan Sreedharan, Shaikh Altaf Basha. Self-rated health, BMI, blood pressure and perceived health needs among first year students at a Middle-Eastern medical university. Preventive Medicine 54 (2012) 287.
  • Ishtiyaq Ahmad Shaafie, Jayadevan Sreedharan, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Manda Venkatramana, Mohammad Abdel Hafeez Aly Freeg, Elsheba Mathew. Effect of urinary pH and specific gravity in urolithiasis, Ajman, UAE. Gulf Medical Journal. 2012;1(1):26-31.
  • Salihu Umar Bello, Mohammad Awwal Jibril, Hessa Ali Hassam, Faris Haisan, Jasem Al Zaabi, Hafsatu Sani Zangon Daura, Rizwana B Shaikh, Shatha al Sharbatti, Elsheba Mathew, Jayadevan Sreedharan, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil.Smokers and marriage: attitude of youth in the United Arab Emirates. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP. 01/2012; 13(3):953-6.
  • Rizwana B Shaikh, Noor Mohammad Abdul Haque, Hassan Abdul Hadi Khalil Al Mohsen, Ali Abdul Hadi Khalil Al Mohsen, Marwa Haitham Khalaf Humadi, Zainab Zaki Al Mubarak, Elsheba Mathew, Shatha Al Sharbatti.Acute effects of dokha smoking on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems among UAE male university students. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP. 01/2012; 13(5):1819-22.
  • L Aryasinghe, D Moezzi, TA Ansari, E Mathew, SA Sharbatti, RB Shaikh.Congenital Anomalies at Birth: A Hospital Based Study in UAE. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society; 32(2), 2012.
  • Hunza Khan, Abeer Mohamed, Zina-Al-Sakini, Kishwar Zulfiquar, Ali Sohail, Rizwana B Shaikh, Shatha Al Sharbatti, Elsheba Mathew. Consanguinity, family history, and risk of epilepsy: A case control study. Gulf Medical Journal. 2012;1(1):32-36.
  • Felix Johns, Ashwin Alexander. Occupational hazards vs. Morbidity Profile among police force in Kerala. Kerala Medical Journal. July 2012. Vol.2 (5), 199.
  • Aravind Karinagannanavar. Gastroenteritis outbreak investigation in Kurugodu Village, Karnataka. International Journal of Current Research and Review. May 2012. Vol 4 (9). 18-24
  • Aravind Karinagannanavar. Determinants of Perinatal mortality – a case control study. International Journal of Current Research and Review. Feb 2012. Vol 4 (4). 111-116.
  • Rajeev A, Nisha Kurian. Using Financial Equations in Microsoft Excel for Demographic Projections. Pushpagiri Medical Journal. 2012. Vol.3 (2). 144-147
  • Kripa Susan Thomas, Felix Johns, Nisha Kurian, Rajeev A. Pulmonary Function of Tyre factory workers of central Kerala, South India. Pushpagiri Medical Journal. Jan-Jun 2012 Vol.3 (2). 121- 124.
  • Manju George Elanjikkal, Sobha K, Nisha Kurian, S Sushma Bai. Early detection of Autism – Comparison of two screening tools. Pushpagiri Medical Journal. Jan-Jun 2012 Vol.3 (2). 113-116.
  • Akshay Sharma, Shivika Chandra, Zbys Fedorowicz and Rajeev Aravindakshan. Non-myeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplantation versus standard stem cell transplantation for haematological malignancies (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD009342. DOI: 10.1002/ 14651858. CD009342.
  • Aravind Karinagannanavar. A study on awareness about pictorial warnings on Tobacco products and its impact on tobacco consumers in Bellary in India. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2011. Vol 12. 2473-2477.
  • Rajeev A, Leeba Babu George, Felix Johns, Anna Mary Tharyan. Marital adjustments in families of workers of a factory in Kerala and its social correlates. Pushpagiri Medical Journal 2011;03(1):32-35. (ISSN: Print 0976-402X).
  • Rajeev A, Santosh Pillai. Towards Custom-made Oral Rehydration Solutions: Principles and Practice. Pushpagiri Medical Journal 2011;03(1):72-74. (ISSN: Print 0976-402X).
  • Rajeev A, Thomas Heming. Making Multiple choice questions useful for application of medical student knowledge. Pushpagiri Medical Journal 2011;2(2):102-06. (ISSN: Print 0976-402X).
  • Rajeev A, Snigdha Parvathy Mohan. Optimized diet design using linear programming. Pushpagiri Medical Journal 2011;2(2):151-154. (ISSN: Print 0976-402X). (ISSN: Print 0976-402X).
  • Jacob S, Shahzad M A, Maheswari R, Panaich S S, A Rajeev. Cardiac Rhythm Device Identification Algorithm using X-rays (CaRDIA-X). Heart Rhythm.2011 Jan 7: 915-922. (Impact factor: 4.56).
  • Sony Jacob, Sidakpal S. Panaich, Sandip K. Zalawadiya, George McKelvey, George Abraham, Rajeev Aravindhakshan, Samuel F. Sears, Jamie B. Conti, H. Michael Marsh. Phantom shocks unmasked: clinical data and proposed mechanism of memory reactivation of past traumatic shocks in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2011: 205-213.
  • Rajeev A, Sharma A. Mortality and morbidity patterns among HIV patients with prognostic markers in a tertiary care hospital in southern India. Australasian Medical Journal 2011, 4, 5, 273-276.
  • Buhari, Nabila Aminu,Ahmed, Sumayya Lugman,Sohrabi, Nastaran Redha,Ogunsola, Hidayat Yetunde,Shaikh, Riwana B,Sharbatti, Shatha Al,Mathew Elsheba. Effect of Different Methods of Induction on the Mode of Delivery and Fetal Outcome. Bangladesh Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Vol 26, No 2 (2011); 81-85
  • Elsheba Mathew, Rizwana B Shaikh, Shatha Al Sharbatii, Jayadevan Sreedharan. Introducing geriatric health in medical training in Ajman, United Arab Emirates: A co-curricular approach. Australas Med J. 2011; 4(6): 346–353. doi: 4066/AMJ.2011.825.
  • Rizwana B. Shaikh, Elsheba Mathew, Jayadevan Sreedharan, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Shatha Al Sharbatti, Shaikh A Basha. Knowledge regarding risk factors of hypertension among entry year students of a medical university. J Family Community Med. 2011 Sep-Dec; 18(3): 124–129. doi: 10.4103/2230-8229.90011
  • S A Basha, E Mathew, Jayadevan Sreedharan, Jayakumari Muttappallymyalil, S A Sharbatti, R B Shaikh.Pattern of Blood Pressure Distribution among University Students in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology 2011. Vol 1(3).
  • SS Al-Sharbatti, RB Shaikh, E Mathew, Jayadevan Sreedharan, J Muttappallymyalil, SA Basha.The Use of Obesity Indicators for the Prediction of Hypertension Risk among Youth in the United Arab Emirates. Iranian J Publ Health, Vol. 40, No.3, 2011, pp.33-40
  • Shehnaz SI, Sreedharan J, Mathew E, Gomathi KG, Sami Khan N.Willingness to spare animals in undergraduate medical education in Southern India: a preliminary questionnaire-based investigation. Altern Lab Anim. 2011 Dec; 39(6):557-66.
  • Mehzabin A, Avula K, Mathew E, Joshua A, Shaikh RB, Muttappallymyalil J.Intrinsic component of resilience among entry year medical students in the United Arab Emirates. Australas Med J. 2011;4(10):548-54. doi: 10.4066/AMJ.2011.826. Epub 2011 Oct 31.
  • Elsheba Mathew, Jayadevan Sreedharan, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Shatha Al Sharbatti. Comment on: Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a Saudi community. Ann Saudi Med 2011;31(1):19-23. Ann Saudi Med 2011 May-Jun;31(3):315.
  • Mathew, Elsheba. Sheikh, Rizwana B.  Rafique, Afrah M.  Suraweera, Rasangi S.C.  Khan, Hussein.Are the 21st century doctors geared for geriatric health care in the UAE. Medical Journal of Islamic World Academy of Sciences 2010; 18 (3): 101-106
  • Sreedharan Jayadevan, Mathew Elsheba, Muttappallymyalil Jayakumary, Shatha Al Sharbatii, Rizwana B Shaikh, Shaikh Altaf Basha. Determinants of Blood Pressure among Youth in Ajman, UAE.Nepal Journal of Epidemiology 12/2010; DOI:10.3126/nje.v1i1.4107
  • Muttappallymyalil Jayakumary, Sreedharan Jayadevan, Anu Vinod Ranade. Elsheba Mathew.Prevalence and pattern of dokha use among medical and allied health students in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 01/2010; 11(6):1547-9. 2.51 Impact Factor

Muttappallymyalil, Jayakumary; Mathew, Elsheba; Sreedharan, Jayadevan; Al Sharbatii, Shatha; Shaikh, Rizwana B.; Basha, Shaikh Altaf. Self reported physical activity among University Students in Ajman, UAE. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences;Oct2010, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p782

 Research projects utilizing Dept research Lab:

  1. Attitude of Medical Practitioners towards the use of medical records for medical research
  2. A study to assess the effect of diversional activity on perception of pain during phlebotomy procedure
  3. A study about consumption of junk food and its relationship with awareness, socio economic status and BMI among college students
  4. A study of breast carcinoma cases
  5. Assessment of medical students’ perception of educational environment using DREEM inventory
  6. Study on the types, surgical aspects and recurrence of hernia
  7. Assessment of study patterns among medical students
  8. Reliability of neck circumference as an anthropometric measure
  9. Study of vision among students using visual media
  10. A study on depression among Pushpagiri Medical College students
  11. Analysis of indications for caesarean section in a tertiary care centre
  12. Risk factors for dehydrational diarrhea in children under five years
  13. Prevalence of diabetes mellitus among elderly in four districts of Kerala
  14. Gestational diabetes mellitus and its complications
  15. Prevalence of self medication among youth
  16. Tobacco use and oral problems
  17. Relationship of anthropometric measurements to blood pressure
  18. Relation of BMI with asthma and COPD
  19. Obesity and sleep patterns
  20. Test anxiety and academic performance
  21. Awareness of hand washing in association with occurrence of infections
  22. Assessment of stress among final year medical students
  23. Awareness regarding personal safety and risk among nurses in a tertiary health care system
  24. 2015
  25. Study of use of alcohol and tobacco products among men above 18 years
  26. Prevalence and trigger factors of asthma in secondary school children
  27. Study of menorrhagia among unmarried women aged 18-22 years
  28. Frequency and risk factors of gestational diabetes mellitus
  29. Pregnancy induced hypertension- hospital incidence and risk factors
  30. Frequency and pattern of fluid intake in older adults
  31. Knowledge, attitude and barrier towards organ donation among medical students
  32. Study of varicose veins among security and house keeping staff of a tertiary care centre in South Kerala
  33. Prevalence and risk factors of respiratory morbidity among high school children
  34. Prevalence of food allergy among medical students in one medical college in south Kerala
  35. A study on knowledge about childhood UTI among mothers of under-five children attending a tertiary care hospital in south Kerala
  36. Knowledge and practice regarding osteoporosis among women aged 30 years and above
  37. Study of PCOD among nursing students in a college in south Kerala
  38. Influence of social networking among youngsters of Pushpagiri Medical College
  39. Dietary habits and its association with anthropometric measurements among young female medical students
  40. Caffeine use and its effect on memory
  41. Study of obesity and overweight among women in the reproductive age group
  42. A study of patients hospitalized with lung disease for association with smoking

Paramedical Sections

Provide brief information on staff and activities of the following sections of Community Medicine Department:-

  • Medico-Social Work Section

Faculty Incharge: Dr. Tharyan Tharyan

Lecture series arranged for students in relevance of social sciences in Medicine, Psychosocial and cultural determinants of Health, Models of health behaviour, communication in health. Social security, social science research methods, questionnaire design, FGDs, in depth interview; community participation, social marketing etc. Skilled assistance provided in patient counselling in the RNTCP activities and in the urban/rural health centres. ICTC for HIV being finalized with the AIDS control society of Kerala and MOU being signed.


  • Family Care Study Section

Faculty Incharge: Dr. Felix Johns

Aid services for mother, children and family welfare. Lectures for medical and paramedical students in measuring of maternal and child health, health problems of mothers and children, Challenges in improving maternal health in India, evolution of family, limitation, RCH, NRHM. The section also runs the unique “Family Doctor Programme”, which provides comprehensive health care to residents of 4 villages in Tiruvalla Taluk.

Identification and mapping of houses in the field practice area of urban and rural health centres. Regular visits and maintenance of family health folders in both rural and urban centres. Family allotment and training of undergraduate students in conduct of family health and diet survey, identification of problems and community diagnosis.


  • Health Education Section

Faculty Incharge: Dr. Jacob Abraham

RNTCP – Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, the pushpagiri unit has a DOTS centre and is a recognised DMC. We conduct regular training programmes for the lab technicians, other paramedical staff, interns, postgraduates and faculty members. Counselling and health education programmes for organized for the TB patients coming to the DOTS centre.

Undergraduate medical students are trained in the basic concepts of health education and health communication. The students make a ‘health talk’, under the guidance of the health educators and the community medicine faculty on current locally relevant health issues. Through this simulated environment, they get trained in the nuances of health communication to lay audience, preparation and use of appropriate AV aids etc. They use this expertise during their visit to the allotted families during their community postings. Also, health education is carried out on a regular basis in the RNTCP/DOTS clinic and also in the peripheral health centres run by the department.

First Aid: A first aid training programme called SMILE for all the police force of Pathanamthitta district.

Observance of days of public health importance like the World Health Day. Students and faculty conduct rallies, role plays and awareness campaigns.

Health education sessions are conducted in our rural and urban centres and hospital OPDs on a weekly basis.


  • Epidemiological unit

Faculty Incharge: Dr. Elsheba Mathew

Lecture series to medical, dental, para-medical and nursing students on Principles of Epidemiology and epidemiological method, research techniques, research strategies, identification of research question, planning and conduct of epidemiologic studies of different kinds, uses, in depth theoretical knowledge of factors which influence the selection and interpretation of data such as bias, randomization confounding, blinding, epidemic investigation etc. The said unit also guides and supervises the undergraduate research projects, including those funded by ICMR. The epidemiology unit also handles consultations for MD/MS, M.Pharm and Msc (Nursing) thesis dissertations. It also carries out water quality surveillance apart from hygiene studies in the various kitchens inside the hospital campus.

PIED cell activity – Weekly reporting of the details about the infectious disease cases attending PIMSRC hospital to the district medical officers of the respective districts. We receive the monthly report from the government.

In case of any outbreak, investigations are carried out by the department of community medicine in Pushpagiri and its outreach areas.


  • Bio-statistics Section

Faculty Incharge: Mrs. Nisha Kurian

Classes on elements of biostatistics, analysis and presentation of statistical data, central tendency, dispersion, probability theory, distributions, tests of significance correlation and regression, multivariate analysis, survival analysis, nonparametric tests, analysis of qualitative data:- principles, method of usage and relevance in health, sources of vital statistics etc.

It also aids in compilation of research data and statistical analysis of all research activities. Apart from the training and research activities of medical college this unit also helps students dental, pharmacy and nursing.

Cancer Registry: For the national cancer mapping project of ICMR we collect and report the details regarding the patients suspected and diagnosed to have malignancy in PIMSRC.

National cancer registry programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research was started in this institute. Based on the histopathology, the details of the diagnosed cases are entered into the form and also onto the online registry. With the help of the departments of oncology and radiology, we are transforming this registry into a hospital based registry which will include cases based on clinical and imaging techniques in addition to the biopsies.


  • Others
    • Clinical Epidemiology Unit acts as a link between the Central Research Department and the Clinical Departments.
    • Secretaries of Institutional Scientific Committee and Institutional Ethics Committees from the department.

Field Practice Area.

Urban/Slum:   (UHTC) whether Owned and controlled by Institution   :     Yes

Name :                                               Urban Health Training Centre,


Population covered                        :   16300

Since when started                         :     2002

Schedule of P.G. posting               :    Will be posted

Field Staff posted there                 :     M.O.    L.M.O.    Para-Medics

Medical Officer of Health-cum-Lecturer/Asst. Professor Dr. Philip Mathew
Lady Medical Officer Dr. Mercy Rachel Mathew
Medical Social Workers Mr. Shan Mohan

Ms Rinu Mary

Public  Health Nurse Smt Anumol Issac
Health Inspectors Smt Resmitha Gopal

Smt Bindu G.

Health Educator Mr. Joel John
Technical Asst./Techn Smt Vincy Mathew

Smt. Riya M. Chacko

Peon Ms. Thankamani
Van Driver Mr. John Cherian
Store Keeper Smt. Sheeba Antony
Record Clerk Ms. Sajitha
Sweepers Smt. Ponnamma Babu

Smt. Beena George


Distance from Medical College      : 2 Km

Residential/Non-residential            : Non-Residential

Any special activity undertaken     :

  • OPD: Available & Adequate
  • Immunisation: Carried out every wednesday
  • Ante-Natal Clinic: Registrations of ANC cases done
  • Family visits: Once in three weeks
  • Deliveries: Facilities available


Rural:                        (RHTC) whether under Administrative

control of Dean or not                   :     Yes (proof of ownership or full administrative control of Dean attached)

Name : Rural Health Centre, Punnakunnam, Champakulum

Population covered                        :     27570

Since when started                         :     2002

Schedule of P.G. posting               :     Will be posted as described

Field Staff posted there                  :     M.O.    L.M.O.    Para-Medics

(Give Names)

Medical Officer of Health-cum-Lecturer/Asst. Professor Dr. Sherin Susan Paul
Lady Medical Officer Dr. Lea James
Medical Social Workers Mr Rijo Rajan

Mr. Juby John

Public  Health Nurse Ms Susan Jacob
HI/Health Assistant (Male) Mr. Abin Anthony

Ms. Sinimol P.K

Health Educator Mr. Shahida
Technical Asst./Techn Ms. Leelamma
Peon Ms Treesa Xavier
Van Driver Mr Jacob Mathew
Store Keeper cum Record Clerk Mr. Lijo P. Thomas
Sweepers Smt Subadramma

Smt Suma

Distance from Medical College      : 28 Km

Residential/Non-residential            : Residential

Any special activity undertaken.    : Palliative Care

  • OPD: Available & Adequate
  • Immunisation: Carried out on every wednesday
  • Ante-Natal Clinic: Registrations of ANC cases done
  • Family visits: Done once every two months
  • No. of indoor beds & patients: 6 beds and 4 patients
  • Deliveries: Facilities available