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Curriculum and Instructional Strategies include:

  • Facilitate orientation of  faculty and students to the system of education and evaluation in the College and acquaint them with the new approaches in medical education and rationale for their use to make them more able and willing to support the system as well as playing a more positive and effective role in it.
  • Provide medical education advice and support to the College Curriculum Committee to help fulfillment of goals especially in relation to overseeing curriculum development, implementation activities, review and modification.
  • Follow-up, through the Curriculum Committee, the implementation of identified curriculum innovations and modifications emanating from program evaluation (unit) activities.
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Development Unit, conduct continuing medical education activities for (full and part-time) faculty in the form of individual tuition and mini-workshops focusing on improvement of planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating health professionals curricula and their component parts.
  • Provide (part-time and full-time) faculty and students with curriculum literature updates in collaboration with the Evaluation Unit, and medical education library of the Department (DME).
  • Liaise with sister colleges in the Kingdom, the region and world-wide for close collaboration in exchange of experiences, credit transfers and faculty and student exchange programs.
  • Collaborate with the Faculty Development Unit and Master of Medical Education program in faculty development activities and education/training respectively to promote curriculum development.
  • Assist faculty and students to conduct research in medical education with special reference to curriculum development in close collaboration with the Research and Dissemination Program in DME.
  • Participate in accreditation activities to ensure the curriculum is also reviewed from external perspectives.

PBL strategies include:

  • Review of PBL cases for cultural and clinical relevance on a theme and Block basis.
  • Orient and develop faculty and students for effective PBL experiences including development of face to face sessions, online and printed materials.
  • Conduct research  on the effectiveness of PBL.
  • Review Block coordinators Reports and incorporate outcomes into Action Plans for delivery to the Curriculum Committee.
  • Meet regularly with PBL facilitators for feedback and observation.
  • Produce and distribute copies of training videos.


Director: Prof. Bashir Hamad
Coordinator: Dr. Muhammad Athar Khan
Director: Prof. Bashir Hamad

Coordinator: Dr. Muhammad Athar Khan

For more information please contact Clara Hernandez at Ext: 95211