Experimental Physiology needs a thorough revisit


 Meeting at YMDC Islamabad

Experimental Physiology
needs a thorough revisit

ISLAMABAD: A panel discussion hosted and arranged by Physiology Department of Yusra Medical and Dental College (YMDC) Islamabad organized a panel discussion on 15th February 2018. The meeting was attended by 15 Medical Colleges of Islamabad and Rawalpindi region. A number of eminent physiologists speaking on this occasion felt that experimental physiology needs a thorough revisit.

Prof. Maj. Gen.M.Aslam Pro VC NUMS photographed along with other noted physiologists who
in the panel discussion held at Yusaf Medical & Dental College Islamabad recently.

After welcome address by the host Prof. Idrees Farooq Butt, Head, Department of Physiology, those who addressed the meeting included Prof. Ambreen Asad, Prof. Abdul Majeed of Islamabad Medical & Dental College (IMDC), Col. Umbreen Ahmed from Army Medical College (AMC) and Prof. Shazia Ali from Islamic International Medical College (IIMC).   After a thorough debate by participants it was emphasized and agreed that changes in the Experimental Physiology Curriculum are direly needed. Chief Guest Pro-Vice Chancellor, National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Professor Dr. Muhammad Aslam in his concluding remarks said that more emphasis should be given to skills required by a doctor in patient care as well as those skills should be taught and practiced which are helpful in developing conceptual knowledge. It was agreed that revision of Experimental Physiology Curriculum is a continuous process for which required measures were initiated by constituting a committee for formulating the recommendations to be presented in forthcoming joint Conference of Physiologists under Pakistan Physiological Society (PPS) and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Association of Physiologists being held at The University of Lahore from 14-16 December 2018. Subsequently, the recommendations would be submitted to PM&DC for adoption by all Medical Colleges of the country. (PR)