Sindh Institute of Oral Health Sciences (SIOHS), Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), is committed to modernizing dental education in Pakistan and, therefore, has introduced integrated curriculum, case-based learning and problem based learning in their institute. These academic innovations include structured teaching in all basic and clinical sciences departments. Active participation of students in these programs is also encouraged.
The new changes in the curriculum is the brainchild of Prof Kefi Iqbal the Dean of SIOHS and head of the department.
The curriculum includes the course topic, further comprising elaborate lecture topics and learning objectives, which facilitates in providing better focus to the learning graduates; there is improvement in their theoretical knowledge as well as clinical skills, enabling them to become self-learners and thinkers with an ethical orientation. Teaching methods and assessment are also part of the curriculum.
All faculty members of the five affiliated dental colleges and constituent colleges of JSMU, including the medical educationists, have contributed to this milestone.
This curriculum entirely meets the criteria designed according to the new regulations of PM&DC, and has also been approved by the Dental Board of Studies of JSMU