Message from Dean

DR. SUNITA SALDANHA

MHA, MSc(TQM), PGDBA, Ph.D ,
Professor and HOD(HA)

Yenepoya School of Allied Healthcare Professions, a constituent unit of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) was established in the year 2020 with the aim to provide quality training to the Allied & Healthcare Professions, who are the backbone of our healthcare system. Allied & Healthcare Professions are vast & diverse, encompassing specialties such as Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Physician Assistant and many other. Each profession brings unique skill & expertise to the table to deliver comprehensive patient care.

We at YSAHS, are committed to producing skilled allied & healthcare professionals with a strong scientific foundation, knowledge, confidence & values in order to excel in their chosen specialty. The programmes are designed based on a choice-based credit system & are aligned with international education standards. The curriculum & syllabus aims to enhance academic standards and quality in higher education through innovation in the teaching-learning process and evaluation. Thus, students are prepared to acquire a strong set of skills required by the respective specialty and become competent professionals to meet the requirements of national & international healthcare standards. Students are also provided with the opportunity to experience a full range of holistic & multidisciplinary education with ample opportunity to explore & exhibit their talents.

I take pride in the commitment & dedication of the faculty members & the institution in preparing & molding each & every student, an industry ready health care professional.

Degree Specialization College University Year
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Physics, Maths and Computer Science Sri Bhuvanendra College, Karkala Mangalore University April 1994
Post Graduate Diploma Business Administration Mount Carmel College of Management Bangalore-560 052 ∑igma Open University, U.S.A. November 1995
Master of Science (MSc) Hospital Administration Fr. Muller Institute of Medical Education and Research, Mangalore Rajiv Gandhi University of Helath Sciences, Bangalore September 2002
Master of Science Total Quality Management Sikkim Manipal University of Health Sciences Sikkim Manipal University of Health Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim, India December 2004
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Business Administration (Hospital) Mangalore University , Mangalaganothri Mangalore University August 2009

Designation Institution Tenure
Operations Officer – Quality Control and Supervision AJ Hospital & Research Centre, Mangalore 15th October 2004-31st October 2007
Assistant Professor of Hospital Administration Padmashree College of Hospital Administration, Bangalore 2nd November 2007-30th September 2008
Administrative Officer/Principal, College of Hospital Administration Alva’s Health Centre, Mangalore 26th October 2008-20th February 2010
Assistant Professor of Hospital Administration Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Yenepoya University, Mangalore 1st March 2010-16th December, 2013
Associate Professor of Hospital Administration and Officer Operations Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Yenepoya University, Mangalore 17th December, 2013-31st January, 2019
Professor & HOD, Department of Hospital Administration Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Yenepoya University, Mangalore 1st February, 2019-Till date
Dean, Faculty of Allied & Healthcare Professions Yenepoya Allied & Healthcare Professions 1st February, 2021-Till date

  • “Need to establish a Geriatric Set up in a Teaching Hospital” in Journal of Academy of Hospital Administration. JAHA VOL 15, July-December, 2002, No.2 29-32.
  • “Why do Hospitals Need strategic Management” in clipboard of Christian Medical Association of India” Issue 27 July-September 2003.
  • “Quality the fabric of Health care Organizations” in the Souvenir of the National conference Safety and Quality aspects in Health care, 5th and 6th February 2011.
  • “Awareness of Health Insurance among Rural population”, in Global Journal for Research Analysis, Volume -4, Issue-6, June -2015. ISSN No 2277-8160.
  • “Evaluation of Medical Record Documentation of a teaching hospital using NABH Criteria” JAHA Vol.28 No.1, Jan-June 2016.
  • “Medication Prescription Errors in a Selected Teaching Hospital”, JK –Practitioner International Journal of Current Medical Science & Practice , 2016 , Vol: 21(3-4): 34-37
  • “Study of acceptance of NABH accreditation by Nursing Staff of a teaching hospital” in International Journal of Medicine & Surgery , JK- Practitioner , Volume 21, No. 3-4, July-December 2016.
  • “An assessment of patient waiting & consultation time in the Out - Patient department at a selected tertiary care teaching hospital” Journal of Evolution Med. Dent.Sci ISSN-2278-4748/vol.7Issue 08 February 2018.
  • “Impact of Out of Pocket Health care Financing & Health Insurance Utilization among the population – A system Review” International Journal of Health Science & Research, Feb 2018, Vol.8: Issue:2, February 2018.
  • “Application of Lean Six-Sigma approach to reduce Biomedical Equipment breakdown time & associated defects , Journal of Evolution Med. Dent.Sci ISSN-2278-4748/vol.7/Issue 34/ Aug 20, 2018.
  • “Implementation of ‘5S’ Technique in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital ,Journal of Evolution Med. Dent.Sci ISSN-2278-4802/vol.7/Issue 34/ Aug 27, 2018.
  • “Challenges Faced in Handling Medico-Legal Cases in as Elected Teaching Hospital, International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. ISSN 2394-6040/Vol.6/Issue 9/ Sep 06, 2020.
  • “A Study on Water Management Strategies in a Selected Teaching Hospital, International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health. ISSN 2394-6040/Vol.7/Issue 12/ Dec 07, 2020.
  • “Cost comparison of laparoscopy, Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy and Open Nephrectomy inn a selected teaching hospital. ISSN Online 2708-3594/Vol.2/Issue 3/May-Jun: 2021.
  • “A study on the Utilization of Hospital Information System in inpatient ward, Ins. Aca.Ros. JInr.Med.Pub.Hilh. ISSN online Vol-2/ Iss-6/ Nov-Dec:2021.
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