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Med Tech takes on risk management for safer lab practice

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MEDICAL technicians and students were lectured for the improvement of medical technology in schools and hospitals, in a seminar-workshop at the AMV Multipurpose Hall on October 17.

“GOING GLOBAL: Trends in Medical Technology,” in collaboration with ESCO Philippines Inc., invited a set of exemplary professionals in the field such as Assoc. Prof. Joy Calayo,  Petrus Paolo Carbonell of ESCO, and Assoc. Prof. Kampol Ruchiwit, Ph.D.

“Providing the necessary training and information, should be in place to control the risk or even raising awareness of the standard of safety will ensure accountability and education in academic laboratory,” Assoc. Prof. Ma. Elena Manansala, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, asserted on her welcome remarks.

Assoc. Prof. Ruchiwit of the Thammasat University in Thailand shared his successful sojourn around the globe on the enhancements of medical technology. He emphasized the vital practice of medical technology in some countries which replaces manpower with machines.

Carbonell discussed the safety measurements and equipments in the laboratory a practitioner should know. He introduced different apparatuses and reminded the participants on the probability for damage especially on those cases of improper storage of chemicals.

“If you are not safe, your health will be compromised,” Carbonell stressed.

Further, faculty member of the Department of Medical Technology, Joy Calayo, deliberated the causes and effects of diseases that can be acquired specifically inside a laboratory.

She explained the biosafety components that include (risk) assessment, mitigation, and performance.

In addition, she encourages the participants to be aware and concern with their laboratory practice to prevent lab and personnel injuries.

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“But even if we have the biosafety guidelines and platforms inside the laboratory, but if all our ways are open, then, we will have a problem,” Calayo said.

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UST caps performance in Oct 2016 chemist licensure exams

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

 

Kent Gervacio shared the sixth spot with Lizette Mella of University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) with a score of 88.25 percent and Jinniel Cruz of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

 

Robert Yee, who scored 87.75 percent,  shared the eighth place with Jerwin Taping of University of the Philippines-Manila.

 

UST garnered a 73.17 percent passing rate wherein 30 out of 41 Thomasians made the cut. This is higher than last year’s 66.67 percent  wherein only 16 passed the examination out of 48 examinees.

 

UPD was hailed as the top performing school with a passing rate of 95 percent while Mikel Allas of De La Salle University topped the board examinations with a score of 93.50 percent.

 

According to PRC, 559 passed the board examination out of 1,019 examinees nationwide.- VA Ferreras

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UST ranks 3rd in Sept 2016 mech eng’g boards

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

 

UST garnered a 92 percent passing rate wherein 115 out 125 Thomasians passed the examination. This is higher than last year’s 63.21 percent, wherein only 67 out of 106 made the cut. No Thomasian made it in the top ten highest scorers.

 

University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the exam with a perfect passing rate. Meanwhile, Elso Elumbaring Jr. of Notre Dame University led the new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 90.15 percent.

 

According to PRC, 3,110 passed the licensure examination out of 4,470 examinees nationwide.

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UST nursing program gains Pacucoa Level IV accreditation

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

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In reference to the Harry Potter series, College of Nursing freshmen enter through a “wall” made of cloth during the Freshmen Welcome Walk last August 2015.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

Aside from Pacucoa Level IV status, the program is also a CHED Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

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