Prioritizing Health and Wellness: Medical Camp Session for BEC 3180: Personal and Professional Development Course

Prioritizing Health and Wellness: Medical Camp Session for BEC 3180: Personal and Professional Development Course

In the dynamic landscape of professional development, success is not merely defined by academic achievements or technical expertise. Instead, it encompasses a holistic approach that includes physical and mental well-being. Recognizing this integral aspect, the BEC 3180: Personal and Professional Development Course at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura offers students a unique opportunity to enhance their soft skills while prioritizing their health. As part of this journey, the recent Medical Camp Session on March 20, 2024, proved to be a pivotal moment in fostering a culture of health education, screening, and stress management among students.

Led by a distinguished Lecture Panel comprising Dr. M.P.K. Withanawasam, Mr. A.D. Hettiarachchi, Ms. Dileesha Sewwandi, and Ms. Sathsarani Weerasinghe, under the guidance of the department head, Dr. Janaka Fernando, this session underscored the importance of holistic growth and community engagement.

Fostering Health Education and Awareness:
At the heart of the Medical Camp Session was a commitment to promoting health education and awareness among students. Spearheaded by Dr. S. De Silva, Chief Medical Officer at the Medical Health Centre, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, the session offered valuable insights into various aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Through interactive discussions and informative sessions, students were equipped with the knowledge to make informed choices about their health.

Screening and Early Detection:
Early detection plays a crucial role in preventing and managing health issues effectively. The Medical Camp Session provided students with access to screening services, allowing them to assess their current health status. From basic check-ups to specialized screenings, participants had the opportunity to identify potential health concerns and seek appropriate interventions. This proactive approach towards health screening empowers students to take charge of their well-being and prioritize preventive care.

Stress Management and Mental Wellness:
In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a ubiquitous challenge affecting individuals across all walks of life. Recognizing the impact of stress on academic performance and overall well-being, the Medical Camp Session incorporated strategies for stress management and mental wellness. Through workshops and guidance from mental health professionals, students learned practical techniques to cope with stress and enhance their resilience. By addressing the mental aspect of well-being, the session aimed to foster a supportive environment where students feel empowered to seek help when needed.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices:
A healthy lifestyle is the cornerstone of well-being, encompassing aspects such as nutrition, exercise, and sleep hygiene. The Medical Camp Session emphasized the importance of adopting healthy lifestyle choices to enhance overall health and productivity. From nutritional counseling to fitness assessments, students received personalized recommendations tailored to their needs. By instilling habits that promote physical fitness and mental clarity, the session aimed to empower students to thrive both personally and professionally.

Community Engagement and Support:
Beyond individual well-being, the Medical Camp Session underscored the importance of community engagement and support networks. Through collaborative activities and group discussions, students had the opportunity to connect with peers and foster a sense of belonging. By creating a supportive community focused on health and wellness, the session laid the foundation for ongoing collaboration and mutual support among students.

The Medical Camp Session for BEC 3180 exemplifies the University of Sri Jayewardenepura’s commitment to holistic student development. By integrating health education, screening, stress management, and community engagement, the session provided students with valuable tools to prioritize their health and well-being. As students continue their journey towards professional success, they are equipped not only with essential soft skills but also with the resilience and vitality needed to thrive in an increasingly competitive world.