Revision of curriculum to help improve capability of students: Prof Masood

Staff Reporter

Karachi—Revision of medical and dental curriculum would help improve professional capability of students enrolled at medical and dental colleges. The revision of medical and dental curriculum of the country would make it at par with international standards.
Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) is proudly announcing the launching of the document, The Five Year Integrated Modular Curriculum of MBBS Program. The curriculum has been prepaid by the whole medical faculty of DUHS. These views were expressed by DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof. Masood Hameed Khan and Dow Medical College (DMC) Principal Prof. Junaid Ashraf at a Press Briefing held today at DMC.
They further said that Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) recommended revision of medical and dental curriculum of the country to bring it at par with international standards. This is first time in the history of Pakistan Medical Colleges/ Universities that Integrated Curriculum of MBBS program has been documented.
Under supervision of DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, a Curriculum Committee was formed comprising of highly qualified and skilled faculty members for making of Integrated Curriculum. This curriculum committee consists of Prof. Salahuddin Afsar, Chairman Curriculum Committee, Prof. Junaid Ashraf, and Co-Chair Curriculum Committee Prof. Khalid Mehmood, Co-Chair Curriculum Committee, Prof. Shams Nadeem Alam, Member, Prof. Abdul Rauf Memon, Member, Prof. Rukhsana Rubeen, Coordinator Medical Education Cell and Prof. Naheed Khan, Chief Module Coordinator.
The curriculum document has been editing by team consisted of Prof. Junaid Ashraf, Co-chair Curriculum Committee, Dr Sabahat Zaidi, Lecturer in Anatomy and the secretarial assistance has been provided by Nouman Khan and Ahsan Lakhani.
The curriculum is integrated horizontally as well as vertically. Instead of subject like Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, the students study on the format of modules each module relating to a specific system for example Respiratory system, Nerves System etc.
Furthermore, every module is studied in different spirals for example CVS1- CVS-2 each module consists of different systems of human for example Respiratory system, Renal System. In this way it becomes easy for a medical student to study every system in each domain i.e Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, pathology and Pharmacology simultaneously.

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