Improving Healthcare Outcomes In Chronic Disease - Enhancing The Curriculum At Masters Level (IHOD)
Tashkent Medical Academy
Tashkent - Uzbekistan
Taskent Medical Academy was established in 2005 based on the former 1st and 2nd Tashkent State Medical Institutes. It is the leading higher education institution in Uzbekistan for medical education. In addition to research and training medical personnel, it is responsible for the coordination and guidance of medical education in the country and for promoting public health and preventative medicine. It has 803 faculty, including 2 Academicians and 97 Professors. There are general medicine, medico-pedagogical, medico-prophylactic and nursing faculties at the Academy, in total there are 4,662 students, including 735 postgraduates. Education of highly qualified specialists is being performed at the Center of Acquiring Practical Skills, OSCE (Objectively Structured Clinical Examination) Center, 2 training laboratories, School of Public Health, Information-Resource Center, Demonstration-Training Stomatology Complex, and at 2 demonstration-training modules of the Rural Doctors’ Station. The main clinical bases of the Academy are 1st, 2nd and 3rd Clinics, Republican Specialized ScientificPractical Medical Centers, and the Republican and City Clinical Hospitals.
The main research unit of the academy is the Central Research Laboratory (CRL). There are currently 25 projects, out of them 18 are applied, 3 – fundamental, 2 – innovation, 2 are for youth. 160 staff members are involved in the implementation of grants. Tashkent Medical Academy is collaborating in the sphere of development of international relations on education, research issues and strengthening partner relations between leading higher education facilities in four countries. It has close relations with the First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M.Setchenov. It is a partner in the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in HE project, ‘Modernizing Health Education in Universities’. 561857-EPP-1-2015-1- DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP.
Taskent Medical Academy will play the leading national role in the project. It will participate in work packages 1, 2 3, 4, and 5. The expertise of the School of Public Health and the Department of Nursing in the Academy will be deployed in this project to help enable a successful outcome. TMA will participate by attending a study tour of partners in the EU, developing programme curricula in line with the ECTS guidelines, helping to develop the approach and requirements for the masters programme, hosting oneweek 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 and a stakeholder conference.
Assoc. Professor Mary Casey
UCD School of Nursing,
Midwifery & Health Systems
Belfield, Dublin 4