Challenges of Teaching Physiology Following the Transition From Traditional Curriculum To An Integrated System-Based Curriculum

  • Zuheir Hasan Arabian Gulf University
  • Reginald Sequeira
Keywords: Key words, integrated system based curriculum, traditional curriculum, physiology, teaching, learning, challenges.

Abstract

The transformation of a traditional discipline-based medical curriculum into a system-based integrated curriculum often poses dilemmas to faculty involved in teaching basic medical sciences. This paper examines the challenges of teaching physiology to medical students in a system-based curriculum. Some of these challenges include: defining the core curriculum, curriculum links, sequencing curriculum content, interdisciplinary integration, and student assessment. A number of relevant issues including defining the core physiology content, faculty expertise, and coping and adapting to curriculum transitions are discussed from a personal perspective. For successful implementation of a system-based curriculum and to overcome the challenges, educational issues should be debated in regional and international forums.

 

 

Author Biography

Zuheir Hasan, Arabian Gulf University

Department of Physiology

Professor

Published
2012-04-30
How to Cite
Hasan, Z., & Sequeira, R. (2012). Challenges of Teaching Physiology Following the Transition From Traditional Curriculum To An Integrated System-Based Curriculum. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 3(1), e73-e76. https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.36574
Section
Commentary and Opinions