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Restart of in-person practices in laboratories and workshops at the School of Health Sciences

 Restart of in-person practices in laboratories and workshops at the School of Health Sciences

Surgery and Nutrition students of the south campus are resuming these activities on a voluntary basis and with the compulsory measures on the University Safe Return Plan.

The students returned to Anahuac University in Mexico City premises. It has not been a simple road as the task has been difficult for the entire community and society, but having them back at the south campus remains a light of hope in this pandemic.


This week, students from the Medicine and Surgery and Nutrition degrees of the School of Health Sciences returned to in-person classes in laboratories and workshops with all safety measures and protocols.


After the conversation between the authorities of the Mexico City government and Anahuac University in Mexico City, in view of the need to complement the theoretical training of students of different majors at the School of Health Sciences, in March 9th, in-person practices resumed at the south campus (Mexico City) and on a voluntary basis, so students could pass the required subjects for the January-June 2021 term.


On the past few weeks, our students kept in touch with their academic coordinators, who provided information on the schedules, materials, and the conditions needed for in-person practices.


“The fact that students are back at our University means hope. We want to tell everyone we are still up and will remain up. That we are resuming classes with the required order and health measures,” answered Dr. Damián Carrillo Ruiz, Director of the School of Health Sciences during an interview.


“It is essential for the School of Health Sciences students to be able to resume their education. It is not the same to receive theoretical education, which has an important role, as to put into practice what has been learned in workshops and practical classes. It is important to remain behind the anatomical model, the microscope, cultures. It is essential to have a comprehensive idea of the profession.”


Some of the courses that will be developed in classrooms are Microbiology, Basic Anatomy, and Clinical Anatomy.


Our student Jessica Valle Ruiz (8th semester, Medicine and Surgery) shared her happiness for being able to return to college. “I feel very excited for being able to return to classes after a year-long lockdown and witnessing nothing has changed at the university. Though the number of students that decided to return is small, we can still feel the university atmosphere that characterizes Anahuac University.”


She also said that, despite the quality of online classes, in-person courses are quite different.


“Meeting with classmates is very exciting. It has been a long time since we have not seen each other in person. As a student, it feels nice to meet with teachers and coordinators.”


Also, she sent a message to her classmates, not only of the School of Health, but the entire University: “Be patient. If it is not finishing soon, at least we know the end is closer. A year ago, we thought it was going to be forever. Now we are back at school, even if there is just a few of us at classes. We are overcoming this situation.”


The School of Health Sciences labs are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, not only for in-class students, but also for those who take virtual classes.


The Microbiology and Genomics labs, where classes will be held, are fitted with digital camera microscopes for real-time sharing across multiple platforms, as well as adult, pediatric, and patient simulators.


The University has a VR classroom and 20 viewers to experiment with immersive anatomy and interactive digital whiteboards, as well as specialized training equipment.


It is important to say that Anahuac University developed and implemented the Safe Return Plan, which comprises all the required health, safety, and hygiene protocols to resume in-person activities according to the highest safety standards authorized by the relevant authorities in order to prevent and control COVID-19 infections.


Therefore, students and teachers should follow the guidelines found in this link: Compulsory Guidelines.


We also have to be responsible in face of the current health contingency. With everyone’s commitment and responsible behavior in full compliance with health and safety guidelines, we will manage to maintain a safe campus.








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