The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has decided to upgrade the MBBS curriculum. The integrated syllabus would be implemented from the academic year 2022-23.
Under the new syllabus, the students would be taught both the basic and clinical subjects simultaneously. This would enhance the students’ clinical skills and clinical orientation right from the beginning. Under the old course, students were taught basic medical subjects for the first two years and the clinical subjects were added in the remaining three years.
The salient features of the new curriculum include Ethics, Professionalism, Research, Leadership, Information as well as Technology. In addition to this, recitation and translation of the Holy Quran would also be made a part of the new, updated curriculum.
The development came after the 46th meeting of the UHS’ Board of Studies (Medicine) that was held recently in the presence of Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof. Dr. Ahsan Waheed Rathore as the chair.
Representatives of the public and private medical colleges that are associated with UHS were also a part of the meeting. They validated the university’s decision.
In the meeting, VC UHS stated that the new curriculum would be taught to the batch starting from Feburary, 2023.
A steering committee was also made by the VC to ensure the implementation of the new curriculum. Prof. Majeed Chaudhary would be leading the committee which will have representation from all the affiliated colleges.
The committee was also advised to train the faculty members in the next three months so they would be able to teach the courses in Feburary, next year.
The need of introducing a new curriculum is under the directions of the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) and Paksitan Medical Comission (PMC) as well.
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