Prof. Lubna Baig

Prof. Lubna Baig MBBS, MPH (USA), FCPS (Community Medicine), PhD (Medical Education, University of Calgary) is a renowned educationist, researcher and Public Health physician with an FCPS in Community Medicine and PhD in Medical Education. She is currently the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Jinnah Sindh Medical University and Dean of APPNA Institute of Public Health, JSMU.  She is adjunct faculty for many International and National institutions including, University Ambrosiana, Italy and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.     She has more than 70 papers in peer reviewed journals in addition to 4 training manuals, 2 Books and 10 chapters in books. She has over 100 presentations in national and international conferences with special interest in Medical Education and Public Health. She has been an invited speaker to many Education and public health conferences. She is the founder member of the Master in Health Professions Education (MHPE) at Dow University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Baig’s  par excellence academic  record includes Fellowship from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, (FCPS) in Community Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy with Specialty in Medical Education from University of Calgary. She also possesses Master degree in Medical Education and Public Health from Dundee, UK and USA respectively.

TOPIC TITLE: Can changes in curriculum improve health status of the country?

ABSTRACT: The responsibility of health professionals training institutions is to ensure that they are graduating competent and safe practitioners for tomorrow. The health professions teaching/training institutions have a mandate from the community and the graduates to provide quality education; to accomplish that task the curriculum must be contextual and responsive to their needs. The community is the ultimate beneficiary of a quality curriculum that is imparted appropriately with inbuilt quality assurance mechanism. More often institutions hastily develop and implement curricula that may have worked in other parts of the world with a different context and better resources. The talk will specifically focus on the importance of a contextual curriculum which considers the resources available and the health needs of the community.