Summary

POCHOLO B. TRINIDAD was born in 1967 in Manila, Philippines He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, in 1993 and obtained his Master of Rehabilitation Science from the University of the Philippines in Manila in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Emilio-Agunaldo College-Manila in 1989.

Dr. Trinidad joined Ahlia University in 2009 as a Lecturer and currently holds this position in the Department.

He is an experienced educator and lecturer specialising in the field of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Philippines with extensive knowledge in the fields of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy education. He was appointed as Dean of the College of Physical and Occupational Therapy of Emilio Aguinaldo College-Manila from 1995-2003 and worked as a member of the panel of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy education with the Commission of Higher Education of the Philippines. He carried out the goals and vision of the college and its mission as Dean of the College from 1996-2003, with specific focus on the mission, vision, and goals of the College of Physical and Occupational Therapy. He also established Community-Based Rehabilitation programmes for the disabled in five depressed communities in Manila at that time and is a recognised pioneer of CBR programmes in Private schools in the Philippines

Dr. Trinidad was also responsible for the supervision of physiotherapists and occupational therapists using the trans-disciplinary approach in the implementation of the programme and training of the students in the Community-Based Programme of the college at the same time. He also established and developed physiotherapy and occupational therapy satellite clinics which served as the college’s clinic-based training facilities. This included the establishment of a speech pathology specialised clinic within the college which provided speech pathology services to both in-patients and out- patients referred to the facility.

He was very much involved as a research programme head in development of research proposals and identified research priority areas that may be used by faculty members including improvement of research in the institution.

As administrator, he chaired different committees that streamlined the policies and procedures used in the academic and administrative day-to-day operations of the college including establishing an organised system of documentation of administrative files. He was also involved in the development of a comprehensive college and faculty development plan that provides opportunities for physical therapy and occupational therapy faculty members to actively develop and broaden their role in the academe including provisions to advance their professional growth. For several years, he served as Consultant and Sub-technical Panel member of the Commission on Higher Education for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy education in the review and implementation of updated policies and standard guidelines of Physical and Therapy and Occupational Therapy Education in the Philippines. He also served as Vice-President of the Association of Philippine Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Schools. (APPTOTS) from 1996-2002. Likewise, he became Vice-President of the Philippine Association of Health Profession Education (PAHPE) from 2001-2002 representing the Physical Therapy profession. A year later, he was elected President of the organization. From 2002-2009, Dr. Trinidad taught at the Master in Rehabilitation Science post-graduate degree programme at the College of Allied Medical Professions at the University of the Philippines in Manila. He likewise taught medical and surgical conditions on a part-time basis to Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology students. He likewise continued playing an active role in teaching at the College of Physical, Occupational and Respiratory Therapy of Emilio Aguinaldo College on a part-time basis. He was also very busy attending to his clinical duties with his private medical clinical practice prior to his academic tenure at Ahlia University in 2009.

 

Education:

M.R.S., Master in Rehabilitation Science, University of the Philippines-Manila, Manila, Philippines-2002 – “A Survey on the Involvement in Research activities among Physical Therapy Faculty members in Selected School”

M.D., Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Santo Tomas,

Manila, Philippines – 1993 “Toxic Granulation found among Sepsis Patients”

BScPT, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila, Philippines – 1989

M.A.T., Master of Arts in teaching units, completed 12 units, Emilio Aguinaldo College-Manila -2003

 

Awards:

(Academic)

University of the Philippines-Manila, Manila, Philippines – 2002

University Scholar / Graduated with Certificate of Scholastic Merit/ First Graduate of the Program

 

Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila, Philippines – 1989

Graduated with Rank of Number 1 among Graduates Class 1989

Cum Laude in Physical Therapy

Leadership Award

(Institutional/Professional)

Recipient – Most Outstanding Physical Therapy Alumnus Yr 2000 – College of Physical and Occupational Therapy, EAC- Manila, Philippines

Recipient – Milestone Achievement Award Yr. 2000 – as Dean of the College of Physical and Occupational Therapy – College of Physical and Occupational Therapy, EAC- Manila, Philippines

 

Dr Pocholo is affiliated with the following:

  • Certified Family Physician – Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, Inc. (PAFP)

 

  • Philippine Medical Association – Member

 

  • Manila Medical Society – Member

 

  • Subtechnical Panel for Physical Therapy Education

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) 1998 – 2002 Member

 

  • Association of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Schools Vice-President 1996-2002

 

  • Philippine Association of Health Professions Educators, Inc.

Vice-President – NCR 2000-2002, President 2002-2003

 

Research

Publications

Journals

  1. Efficacy of a CO Mmunity-based WALKing programme with or without a pedometer on markers of glucose control, U. Sachdeva; EK Rajab; P. Trinidad; M. M. F. Subhan (2013), cardio-respiratory fitness and lung inflammation in Bahraini adults with type 2 diabetes: a pilot randomised controlled trial.
  2. Prevalence of overweight and obesity amongst Children in the Gulf Cooperation Council ( GCC) States: A Sytematic Review, E.K. Rajab, K.E. Rajab, P. Trinidad (20140, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Volume 16, Supplement 1 , p. A-128.

 

Researches Published:

 “Health benefits of a community-based walking programme in Bahraini adults with type 2 diabetes (COMWALK2): study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial.”

www.controlled-trails.com ISRCTN49941929. (Published research online)

Investigators/Co-Investigators

Sachdeva MD, PhD1, E. K. Rajab PhD MCSP2, P. Trinidad MD, MRS, PT2, M. M. F. Subhan PhD1

 

1Department of Physiology, Arabian Gulf University, P. O. Box 22979, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

2Department of Physiotherapy, Ahlia University, P. O. Box 10878, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

 

“Prevalence of overweight and obesity amongst Children in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States: A Systematic Review”

Advanced Technology & Treatment for Diabetes. Volume 16 Supplement 1 2014 ISSN 1520-9156

 

Investigators:

E.K. Rajab PhD MCSP1, K.E. Rajab2, MD, P. Trinidad, MD, MRS, PT1

 

1Department of Physiotherapy, Ahlia University, P. O. Box 10878, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

2Department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, Arabia Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain

 

“Planning, Development and Design of in an Automated Database System in a Rehabilitation Facility”                                                      

ImPetus Vol. 2 2002 (Philippine Physical Therapy Association Journal)

Manila, Philippines

Author:

Trinidad, MD, MRS, PT1 

College of Physical and Occupational Therapy, EAC-Manila, Manila, Philippines

 

Books Published:

“Basic Clinical Practice Laboratory Module”

Department of Physiotherapy

College of Medical and Health Sciences

Ahlia University

Author:

  1. Trinidad, MD, MRS, PT1

1Department of Physiotherapy, Ahlia University, P. O. Box 10878, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

 

Proceedings Published

 

  •  “Round-Table Discussion: Community-based Rehabilitation. Planning for Sustainability,” College of Allied Medical Professions. University of the Philippines-Manila, March 2004.

 

  • “A Survey on the Involvement in Research activities among Physical Therapy Faculty members in Selected Schools,” 2nd Annual Research Forum, College of Allied Medical Professions, University of the Philippines – Manila, November 2003.

 

  • “Empowerment of a Special Child. A Collaborative Effort”, College of Education, De La Salle University, December 2002.

 

  • “Ethical issues affecting the practice of rehabilitation in different work settings,” College of Allied Medical Professions.University of the Philippines-Manila, February 2000.

 

  • “Ethics in Rehabilitation Science,” College of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Emilio Aguinaldo College-Manila,   February 2000.

 

 

 

 

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