Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, is celebrating a new milestone after launching a new book which tackles Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy.
The new book titled ‘Advanced Techniques in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy’ fulfils a promise the VC made when taking over the helm of the university.
Top of his agenda when taking over as VC, Dr. Sharma prioritized research and publication of research and books as a way of advancing academics at the University.
And he is leading by example. This is the second book the professor has released having released another in 2017 titled "Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Depression,"
In the book, Dr. Sharma offers a holistic approach of treating depression using Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) techniques. Dr. Sharma has bred a culture of publicizing research at the university.
The faculty of health sciences published more research papers and journals than any other faculty at high rising Victoria University in Uganda.
The Vice Chancellor of Victoria University Dr. Khrisna N. Sharma said in the academic year 2018, 35 publications were released from the University.
“The highest number of publications came from the faculty of health sciences followed by faculty of Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science and Science and Technology,” the vice chancellor said in interview with Health News Uganda.
Dr. Sharma said that new book is for physiotherapy and occupational therapy students and professionals. The book is designed after considering undergraduate and postgraduate PT/OT curricula of several international Universities.
Ms. Susan Akori the President of the Uganda Physiotherapy Association said the association proud that the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University has taken lead and written this book that will guide Granduands in the physiotherapy and occupational therapy field.