Dr. Kalyani Pethiyagoda
Senior Lecturer
Email Kalyaniq33@gmail.com    
TP 0094-081-2396490 (Office),0094-081-2227380 (Home),077 3620191 (Moble)
Educational Qualifications
  • University of Peradeniya
    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 1993
  • University of Colombo
    • Master of Science, Community Medicine (MSc), 1997
  • University of Birmingham
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Occupational Health (PhD), 2004
Working Experience
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
    • Research Assistant (1993-1994)
  • Teaching Hospital Peradeniya
    • Intern Medical Officer (1994-1995)
  • Rural Hospital Kotaligoda
    • MO in Charge (1995-1996)
  • Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
    • Lecturer (1996-2005)
  • Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
    • Senior lecturer (2006 to date)
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
    • Visiting lecturer (2006 to date)
  • Postgraduate Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya
    • Visiting lecturer (2008 to date)
  • Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya
    • Module Coordinator- Community Health1 (2007 to 2011)
  • Faculty of Health Care  Sciences, Eastern University of Sri Lanka
    • Visiting Lecturer  (2008 to date)
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
    • Convener Communication , Learning and Research (2006 to 2008)
Teaching Ecperience

Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Statistics, Epidemiology, Research methods, Communication, Health Information Systems, Disaster Management

Committees and Associations
  • Research Committee, Committee, Faculty of Medicine (1997 to 2013 )
  • Ethical Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine (1997 to date )
  • Sri Lanka Medical Association (Since 1996)
  • Sri Lanka Association of Community Physicians (Since 1998)
  • Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association (Since 1997)
  • Kandy Society of Medicine (Since 2006)
  • Nature Society of Kandy (2005 to date)
Presentations and Publications
  • Pethiyagoda K,  ‘Anthropometric study of Year One Students in the Hindagala Community Health Project Area’, paper presented at Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, 1998, Awarded Medal for best Postgraduate Student Presentation
  • Pethiyagoda K, ‘Respiratory Symptoms and Long term Mortality in Foundry Workers’ Presented at EPICOH, 2002, Barcelona, Spain
  • Pethiyagoda K, Abeyrathna AN, Mabharana IDM, Work Motivation among the Kandy Municipal Council Employees,  Proceedings, Kandy Society of Medicine 30th Annual Academic Sessions, Volume 30, February 2008
  • HGWPAPL Bandara, Pethiyagoda AUB, Ratnatunge NVI, Waduge RN, Gunewardena RTAW, Pethiyagoda K,  Does Chronic Prostatitis have more association with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or Cancer, Proceedings, Kandy Society of Medicine 31st Annual Academic Sessions Volume 31 February 2009
  • Wijesuriya WSSK, Pethiyagoda K, Dharmapala HLPS, Kumarasiri PVR, Goonasekera CDA Quality of health care in an Out Patient Department, Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine 2006;15(2)33-39
  • Marambe K., Pethiyagoda, K., Athuraliya, T.N.C. and Edussuriya, D. (2009). The module on effective communication through student assignments: The views of first Year medical students. Proceedings of 6th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, National University of Singapore , Singapore . 19th to 22nd February 2009 page 144. (Poster presentation)
  • Pethiyagoda AUB, Weragoda WARV, Pathirana LYV, Pethiyagoda K ‘Prazosin versus Nifedipine as facilitators in Medical Expulsive Therapy (MET) for the management of ureteric stones’   Peradeniya University Research Sessions (PURSE) 16th December  2010
  • Muthugala RC, Morel RP, Pethiyagoda K ‘Health Care Provider preferences among the adults residing at a rural area of the Kurunagala district’ Peradeniya University Research Sessions (PURSE) 24th November  2011
  • Munidasa KGPK,  Pethiyagoda K,  Samarasinghe K ‘Validation of a selected section of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire to use as a tool of identifying musculoskeletal diseases in Sri Lankan hospital nurses’ International Conference on Public Health Innovations, National Institute of Health Sciences Kaluthara, 2 nd to 4th May 2013
  • Wickramatilake MSK, Arnold SM,  Pethiyagoda K,  Faizal AM,  Suraweera SMJP,  ‘Knowledge attitude and practices of Water Sanitation (WASH) among school children in Kiran MOH area’ International Conference on Public Health Innovations, National Institute of Health Sciences Kaluthara 2 nd to 4th May 2013
  • Nirmala Priyadharshani and Kalyani Pethiyagoda ‘Mothers‘ knowledge regarding neonatal baby care’ 2nd Global Health Conference, Singapore, 8th and 9th July 2013
Conferences and workshop attended
  • Workshop on Teaching Methodology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 1996
  • Workshop on Medical Sociology, Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, 1996
  • Training Programme on MOH Work, MOH and Regional Training Centre,  Kadugannawe, 1996
  • Training Programme on Health Systems Research, National Institute of Health Sciences, Kalutara, 1998
  • WHO Regional Meeting on Public Health Education in Medical Faculties, 8-10th December 2009 Bangkok , Thailand
  • 42nd Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACH) Conference, 24th to 27th November 2010, Bali, Indonesia
  • WHO Regional Meeting to Review Progress in Strengthening Teaching of  Public Health in Medical Faculties, 11 to 13th  December 2013 Pattaya , Thailand


Workshop conducted

Workshop on Occupational Health 28th to 29th June 2010, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya.  Conducted in collaboration with National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Colombo
Workshop on Occupational Health for Laboratory Technical Staff,  21st  September, 2010, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya. Conducted in collaboration with National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Colombo

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