UHS to develop new integrated curriculum for medical colleges


UHS to develop new integrated
curriculum for medical colleges

To provide students with a patient-centred and disease-focused medical education, the University of Health Sciences (UHS) has started developing a new integrated curriculum for medical colleges.

To develop this integrated curriculum for MBBS in which the formal “class room” knowledge will be integrated with clinical experience, UHS has constituted 15 subject specialists committees, headed by senior academicians.

The committee for the subject of anatomy will be headed by Prof Attiya Mubarik, for physiology by Prof Hamid Javed Qureshi, for biochemistry by Dr Nasreen Sharif, pharmacology by Prof Mohammad Saeed Anwar, behavioural sciences by Dr Mowadat Hussain Rana, community medicine by Prof Musarrat Ramzan, pathology by Dr Ghazala Jaffery, ENT by Prof Najam-ul-Husnain, eye by Prof Nadeem Hafeez Butt, surgery by Prof Mehmood Ayyaz, medicine by Prof Sajid Nisar, gynaecology by Dr Sohail K. Lodhi, paediatrics by Dr Humayun Iqbal Khan, forensic medicine by Dr Aamir Bashir, and for physiotherapy by Dr Hafiz Muhammad Asim.

UHS Department of Medical Education organized a three-day training workshop for the members of these committees on August 21-23. The workshop was facilitated by the Dean, Quest International University, Perak, Malaysia, Prof Dr Alam Sher Malik.

UHS Vice Chancellor Maj Gen (R) Prof Muhammad Aslam inaugurated the workshop. In this regard, UHS Pro-VC and professor of medical education, Dr Junaid S. Khan said that the development of this integrated curriculum is only the first step towards meeting the World Federation for Medical Education standards for accreditation of the MBBS programme. The implementation of an integrated contextually relevant curriculum that puts emphasis on the development of self-directed life-long adult learning traits and focuses on experiential learning of skills, attitudes and concepts will require considerable logistics and human resources challenges to be met by all stakeholders, he added.