Curriculum for a New Clinical Medicine Course
A New Curriculum for Clinical Medicine. The Ministry of Education and Sports has changed the clinical medicine and public health curricula. The training program, developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, the Allied Health Professionals Council, and other stakeholders, was launched on September 6 at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe.
Mr Fred Byamukama, Minister of State for Transport, introduced the curriculum on behalf of Mrs Janet Kataha Museveni, Minister of Education and Sports.
According to Mr. Byamukama, the curriculum intends to generate quality and trained health workers in order to meet the changing health landscape. He stated that the curriculum has been updated to include new teaching approaches that are compatible with the technology demands of today’s healthcare and education environments. This change is required to prevent schools from teaching out-of-date material.
The minister also stated that while employees who studied the old curriculum are still qualified, they will require additional skills and would need to be updated through continuous professional development courses.
Dr. Safinah Kisu Museene, Commissioner of Education and Health Training, highlighted that educational training programs are held every five years to keep up with advances in knowledge, skills, and technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 underscored the significance of utilizing digital technologies and apps into healthcare education. These modifications have already been incorporated into the new curriculum, allowing doctors to remotely monitor patients and provide community services more effectively.
Ms Rose Nassali Mugumirise, Chairperson of the Association of Heads of Health Institutions in Uganda and Director of the Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences Mulago, stated that the updated curriculum would increase the quality and quantity of health workers.
It emphasizes defined processes in order to develop qualified health workers who conform to established norms, guaranteeing that the country’s health care demands are satisfied efficiently.