Improving Healthcare Outcomes In Chronic Disease - Enhancing The Curriculum At Masters Level (IHOD)

Bukhara State Medical Institute (BUK)

Bukhara - Uzbekistan

The Bukhara State Medical Institute is named after Ibn Sina, one of the Islamic world’s most celebrated philosophers and physicians. Since its foundation in 1990, it has trained over 10000 medical personnel in over 40 departments. One of the key factors motivating the work of the Institute is the need to address the shortage of trained medical personnel in the region, which has experienced a high level of mortality from heart and other chronic diseases, made worse by the ecological disasters linked to the Aral Sea.

BUK maintains a combined approach of disseminating its expertise throughout the region using a series of regional clinics, the town’s hospital, village based surgeries and other health centres whilst striving to maintain its teaching and treatment standards to international levels using a number of international partnerships with countries such as the USA, France, UK, and South Korea. Its department of oriental medicine works closely with UNESCO and the University itself is playing an active role in the Erasmus+, ‘Modernizing Health Education in Universities’ project.

BUK is actively involved in research into chronic diseases of the digestive and metabolic systems, as well as the effect of environmental and ecological factors and relevant treatment methods as evidenced by the publication of research results, monographs and textbooks and by presentations at major scientific conferences. This research is converted into practical health care by BUK’s participation in the National Personnel Training Programme with the aim of developing a reformed health system based on educating medical personnel as well as the wider population in the prevention of such illnesses as well as their long-term treatment.

Bukhara State Medical Institute will contribute its particular expertise in treating chronic illness and its focus on primary care. It will participate in work packages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. It will attend a study tour of partners in the EU, develop programme curricula in line with the ECTS guidelines, helping to develop the approach and requirements for the masters programme, hosting one-week competence enhancing course, helping to develop modules and short courses, attending train the trainers courses in EU, hosting train the trainers courses, sending students for one month courses in the EU, participating in dissemination activity, i.e. workshops the final stakeholder conference.


Founded by the
Erasmus+ Programme
of the European Union

The Erasmus Programme (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is a European Union (EUStudent Exchange Programme established in 1987.
Erasmus+ is the new programme combining all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport.

Project Coordinator

Assoc. Professor Mary Casey

UCD School of Nursing,
Midwifery & Health Systems
Belfield, Dublin 4

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