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Mr. Thillainathan Sathaananthan

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Mr. Thillainathan Sathaananthan
BSc (Hons)Sp in Chemistry, LLB(OUSL), PGDE(OUSL), PGDip.in MedEd. (PGIM,Col), MEd(EUSL), MPhil (UPDN)
Attorney at Law, Notary Public & Commissioner for Oaths
Senior Lecturer Gr I
Department of Medical Education and Research
Faculty of Health-Care Sciences
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
50, New Road, Batticaloa
Mob: +94718063908, +94773512815
Skype: tsathaabatti
Emailsathaananthant@esn.ac.lk / sathaananthan@yahoo.co.uk

Biography

Educational Qualification:

Qualification Specialization Awarding Institution Effective date
M.Phil. Medical Education    University of Peradeniya 24.06.2015
PG Diploma Medical Education PGIM, University of Colombo 01.02.2013
M.Ed Education Eastern University, Sri Lanka 18.07.2009
PG Diploma Education Open University Sri Lanka 01.12.2004
BSc(Hons) Chemistry
2nd Class Upper
Eastern University, Sri Lanka 09.10.2002
Bachelor of laws   Open University Sri Lanka 10.05.2010
Attorney at Law   Law College, Sri Lanka 12.12.2011
Certificate Course Molecular Biology Techniques University of Colombo 2007

Working Experience:

  1. Senior Lecturer in Medical Education & Research- from 3rd July 2011.
  2. Lecturer in Medical Education & Research- from 3rd July 2006.
  3. Visiting Lecturer for LLB programme at Open University Sri Lanka - from 2011.
  4. Temporary Asst. Lecturer in Biochemistry at FHCS,EUSL - 03.04.2006 -02.07.2006
  5. Temporary Asst. Lecturer in Chemistry at FOS, EUSL - 01.07.2003 - 02.04.2006
  6. Temporary Demonstrator in Chemistry at FOS, EUSL - 17.02.2003 - 30.06.2003

Publications

International Publications – full paper

  1. Sathaananthan S, Sathaananthan T. 2014. Features in Mathematics Education and Contribution of Teachers towards Effective Learning of Mathematics BEG TO REAP: A Review. International Journal of Science and Research,3 (8).

International publication - Abstract

  1. Sathaananthan. S, Sathaananthan. T, 2016. Importance of Mathematics Education in Medicine, 9th International Conference on Psychology, Language and Teaching (ICPLT), Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Sathaananthan. T, 2016. Harden’s SPICES model for Biochemistry in Medical curriculum 9th International Conference on Psychology, Language and Teaching (ICPLT), Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Sathaananthan.T, 2016. Constructive alignment in medical education in Sri Lanka Trincomalee International Conference (TRInCo-2016)
  4. Youhasan. P, Sathaananthan. T, 2016. “Education Environment for Health-Care Education at Eastern University, Sri Lanka”. 9th International Research Conference of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
  5. Sathaananthan T, Karunakaran K,E. 2015. Justice delayed is Justice denied in sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), International conference –sexual and Gender based violence (ICSSGBV 2015) in Vantharumoolai Sri Lanka
  6. Murugupillai R. Sathaananthan T, 2013. Perception of medical undergraduates on the use of videoconference as a teaching tool, 8th International Medical Education Conference (IMEC) in Malaysia.
  7. Sathaananthan T, Murugupillai R. 2013. Integrated departments in medical education, 8th International Medical Education Conference (IMEC) in Malaysia.
  8. Sathaananthan T, 2013. Perception of Biochemistry Teachers on curricula changes, 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education conference in Singapore.
  9. Sathaananthan T, 2012. A study of curriculum of a new medical school in Sri Lanka, 44th APACPH International conference.
  10. Sarjoon M, Karunakaran K.E, Sathaananthan T, 2011. In-vitro study of Karuncheerakam oil against Gram positive cocci bacteria, International Symposium South Eastern university of Sri Lanka.

National Publications – Full paper

  1. Santharooban S, Sathaananthan T. 2013. Effect of Problem Based Learning (PBL) on Library Usage: a Study at Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka 17(1).
  2. Sathaananthan T, Karunakaran K,E. 2009. Adult Learning Theory. Batticaloa Medical Journal
  3. Sathaananthan T, Karunanyake L. 2008. A new technique to gauge the vulcanisation kinetics of natural rubber latex using viscosity measurements and the use of the above method to study effects of variation of activator content on vulcanisation of NR latex. Journal of Science

National publications - Abstract

  1. Sathaananthan T, Santharooban S, Sathaananthan S, 2012. Study of the usage of IT domains among the new students of the Faculty of Health Care Sciences, Eastern university, Sri Lanka, Scientific sessions, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
  2. Sathaananthan T, 2010. An analysis of Integrated, Modular Curriculum at the Faculty of Health-Care sciences Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 9th Annual Research Session (ARS),EUSL
  3. Santharooban S, Sathaananthan T. 2010. Increasing the use of library and self-motivated learning by Problem Based Learning(PBL) approach at Faculty of Health-Care sciences, EUSL, 9th Annual Research Session (ARS),EUSL
  4. Sathaananthan T, Karunakaran K,E. 2009. Choice of assessment type for clinical teaching, Eighth Annual Research Session (ARS),EUSL
  5. Sathaananthan T, Karunakaran K,E. 2007. Student Assessment. Batticaloa Medical Journal
  6. Sathaananthan T, Arasaretnam S, Chandralal H.N.K.K. 2005. Study of heat sensitive gelation of natural rubber latex using Poly Vinyl Methyl Ether (PVME), Fourth Annual Research Session (ARS), EUSL

Thesis

  1. Sathaananthan ,T . (2002) A new technique to gauge the vulcanization kinetics of natural rubber latex using viscosity measurements and the use of the above method to study effects of variation of activator content on vulcanization of NR latex. B.Sc thesis, Faculty of Science, Eastern University Sri Lanka
  2. Sathaananthan ,T . (2009) A feasibility study to introduce the problem based learning in
    Faculty of Health – Care Sciences, Eastern university, Sri Lanka. M.Ed thesis, Faculty of Arts and Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  3. Sathaananthan,T. (2015)Effectiveness and Relevance of Biochemistry as a Subject in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum. MPhil thesis, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

Articles
Newspaper

  • “Dangerous Dengue” Daily News - 07.08.2004
  • “Ban polythene shopping bags” Daily News - 12.18.2004
  • “Spectral phenomenon of Global warming” Daily News - 29.03.2005
  • “Do you have diabetes?” Daily News - 17.12.2005 & 24.12.2005

Other

  • “தொழிலாளர்களின் பாதுகாப்பும் தொழில்தருனரின் நெகிழ்ச்சித்தன்மையும்” Kilakkoli 2010
  • “கொலஸ்ட்ரோல்” Memorial book – Mr K Perinpam

Research Interest

  • Curriculum evaluation, Curriculum development, Law and Ethics

Teaching

Under graduate

  1. Peace Medicine(2006 to date)
  2. Nursing Education (2008 to date)
  3. Forensic Medicine (2015 to date)
  4. Introduction to Law (2016)
  5. Biochemistry (2006-2009)
  6. Chemistry (2002-2005)
  7. Constitution law (2011 to date)
  8. International Law (2011-2014)
  9. Ethics in Research (2009 to date)

Post Graduate

  1. “Teaching and Learning” for MSc in Science Education programme

Awards

  • Best research performance in Science (2002) - Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • Best research presenter - Trincomalee International Conference (TRInCo-2016)

Positions Held

University

  • Head- Department of Medical Education and research from 01.02.2016 to date
  • Council member- EUSL August 2016- January 2016
  • Senate member - Eastern University, Sri Lanka - 2006 -2012, 2016 to date
  • Member – Curriculum Committee, Eastern University, Sri Lanka - 2016 to date
  • Member – Research Committee, Eastern University, Sri Lanka 2016 to date
  • Member (Focal Point /FHCS) – Strategic Planning Statistical Unit, EUSL– 2015 to date
  • Member-SGBV standing committee, EUSL- 2016 to date
  • Chairman- Research Committee, Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, EUSL - 2016 to date
  • Chairman- Ethical Review Committee, Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, EUSL - 2016 to date
  • Member- Quality Assurance & Accreditation Cell FHCS ,EUSL – 2016 to date
  • Member- Gender Equity/Equality (GEE) Eastern University Sri Lanka - 2015 to date
  • Secretary /Curriculum Developing Committee FHCS, EUSL – 2014 to 2016
  • Secretary/ Research Committee, Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, EUSL - 2008 -2016
  • Secretary/ Ethical Review Committee, Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, EUSL - 2008 -2016
  • Member - Curriculum Developing Committee FHCS, EUSL- 2009 to date
  • Member - Research Committee, Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, EUSL - 2008 to date
  • Member - Ethical Review Committee, Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, EUSL - 2008 to date
  • Member - IT Committee, Eastern University Sri Lanka - 2006 -2012
  • Member - Sports advisory Board EUSL - 2006-2008
  • Student counselor - Eastern University Sri Lanka - 2006-2009

Professional societies & committees

  • Council Member – College of Medical Educationist 2016 to date
  • Member – Forum of Sri Lankan Medical Educationist 2012-2016
  • Life Member – Bar Association of Sri Lanka No. T453
  • Life Member - Sri Lanka Association for the advancement of science (SLAAS) No. 7085/E2.
  • Hospital development Committee, Teaching Hospital Batticaloa – Ministry of health Sri Lanka