Measures of Quality Enhancement
UHS is a unique institution that has the responsibility of standardizing and improving the quality of medical education in the province of the Punjab through its affiliated institutions. It has introduced measures for the quality assurance in all its academic programmes, with an aim for enhancing it further. We take pride in establishing sound foundations in achieving our targets.
A brief review into the programs specific to UHS are highlighted below;
UHS has introduced the unique system at Graduate & Post Graduate level. To avoid any chances of bias coming into play internal and external assessment of final examination has been introduced. In this evaluation system special emphasis has been laid on continuous assessment of students. Class room presentation has been made integral part of internal assessment. In Undergraduate program, special system has been developed and introduced to have a more comprehensive evaluation of student. Through this system the students of this University and its affiliated institutions are evaluated in their courses of study both externally and internally. The prominent educationists/teachers are sent to different colleges at the time of examination as external examiners to achieve the standard and quality of University evaluation system and credibility of the degree awarded by it. UHS has introduced MCQs/SEQs, OSCE/OSPE, Internal Evaluation and Centralized Marking of Papers first ever in the history of Medical Education in Pakistan.
Unbiased/Vetted/Standardized Questions' Banks
QEC is keenly involved for the development of MCQs/SEQs Banks. In phase I of this project 5000 MCQs and 200 SEQs are being developed for each subject of basic medical sciences. To ensure quality of these Questions' Banks, each and every question is vetted and standardized by various subject specialists. Our question selectors and setters have been trained by international/foreign experts so that they could design healthy questions. A bank of about 60,000 MCQs with keys has been developed. UHS has also become member of IDEAL Consortium - Chinese University , Hong Kong.
The development of curricula of UHS was undertaken with a view to modernize and up-dating teaching learning strategies and curriculum contents, keeping in line with national requirement and global trends. The organization of courses is made with intent to meet the national needs and to introduce contemporary trends and ensure quality of medical education. Syllabi of about 12 Post Graduate Diploma courses have been updated. Diploma programmes are being extended up to 2 years duration to produce mid level consultants especially for peripheral areas. Subject of Behavioural Sciences has been introduced in MBBS/BDS courses.
Teaching and Learning Methodology
To impart quality education to students of this University, the innovations in the teaching methodology have been introduced. Interactive participative strategy has been promoted to imbibe comprehension and confidence among the graduates of this University. Classroom presentation has been made mandatory for each student in every course offered. High profile seminars featuring prominent scholars/ professionals have been launched as a permanent feature in University. International lecturers, Noble Laureates, and Scientists of Global Repute are invited to impart education to the students of UHS and its affiliated institutions. Teachers and Subject Specialists from affiliated institutions and colleges are invited as Master Trainers and International Instructors are hired to train these professionals so that quality education and evaluation system could be imparted at under and post graduate levels.