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UHS starts developing new MBBS curriculum

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

 According to a press release issued on Thursday, to develop this integrated curriculum for MBBS in which the formal “classroom” 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, surgery by Prof Mehmood Ayyaz, medicine by Prof Sajid Nisar, gynaecology by Dr Sohail K. Lodhi, paediatrics by Dr Humayun Iqbal, forensic medicine by Dr Aamir Bashir, and for physiotherapy by Dr Hafiz M Asim. UHS Department of Medical Education has organised a three-day training workshop for the members of these committees which started on Thursday. The workshop is being facilitated by the Dean, Quest International University, Perak, Malaysia, Prof Dr Alam Sher. UHS VC Maj Gen (R) Prof M Aslam inaugurated the workshop. In this regard, UHS Pro-VC and professor of medical education Dr Junaid S. Khan said the development of this integrated curriculum was only the first step towards meeting the World Federation for Medical Education standards for accreditation of the MBBS programme.

LAHORE: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has started developing an integrated curriculum for medical colleges in order to provide students with a patient-centered and disease-focused medical education.
The UHS spokesperson said on Thursday that the varsity had constituted 15 committees of subject specialists, headed by senior academicians, to develop the curriculum for MBBS classes in which the formal classroom knowledge would be integrated with clinical experience. A three-day training workshop organised by the UHS Department of Medical Education for members of these committees also opened on Thursday. Prof Dr Alam Sher Malik, dean of Quest International University, Perak, Malaysia, is facilitating the workshop.
UHS Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Junaid S Khan said that the development of integrated curriculum was only the first step towards meeting the World Federation for Medical Education standards for accreditation of the MBBS programme.