- Thursday, 07 December 2017
The curriculum of Amoud Health Sciences is community-oriented education with a learning experience for the students and services to the communities with the objective of giving the students the appropriate skills, attitudes and knowledge in identifying and dealing with the community health problems.
The educational strategy is a student centered approach with emphasis on self learning to develop in the students the ability and willingness to pursue their own learning after graduation. The instructional strategies are lectures, seminars, group dynamics, presentations, and demonstrations and supervised clinical experience in community and hospital settings.
Speaking of the milestones of the history of our curriculum it was the first curriculum to be developed after the collapse of the Somali central government. We first started with traditional curriculum but coming to contact with the modern literature of the new trend of medical education and allied health professionals training and visiting other training health institutions practicing the new trends of health professionals educational programmes. We have continually reviewed our curriculum and finally adopted the integrated curriculum because the traditional way of teaching introduced world–wide at the beginning of the 20th century does no longer meets current demands of education process and the health needs of our communities. The problem is caused mainly by the growing gap between constantly increasing amounts of knowledge together with development of new methods. The educational process in traditional curriculum is divided according to individual theoretical or clinical disciplines. Thus each discipline has its own textbook, Institute, chief lecturer as well as examiner. Horizontal interdisciplinary connections among such well-defined fields are minimal and students are not expected to obtain the required education that is responds to the health needs of designated communities.
Hence the overall orientation of the educational programme is to be community based. The teaching and learning strategies were chosen to encourage the acquisition of an integrated and holistic body of knowledge and skills through self-directed active learning methods. Amoud Health Sciences therefore, also lays emphasis on the acquisition of knowledge and skills in research, so that the graduates are able to carry out research in the health and health–related issues to predict and plan the health polices and the preventive measures.
Amoud College of health sciences main campus is at the north of Borama town near Rays Hotel and about six hundred metres south of Allaaleh Hospital. It is the first health training institute after the collapse of the Somali central government who has produced the first medical Graduates in mid 2007.
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