The curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, is outcome-based. While it has a discipline-based structure, innovative educational experiences have been practiced, newer methods of instruction & evaluation have been developed. Community-based learning experiences, which have been practiced since the inception of the medical school, have received more emphasis since the 1970s.
The new curriculum has several features worthy of vote. It provides for the first time, discrete and structured courses and planned theoretical and practical, and clinical learning experiences in behavioural sciences, an integrated course in neuroscience communication skills, medical ethics, basic clinical skills, and emergency medicine.
Development of the educational resources have included the new physical facilities project, expansion of computer-based learning & information technology facilities, the clinical skills laboratory and WHO recognition of the Education Development Centre for Health Professions. The Faculty of Medicine is now poised to use these resources in teaching and learning as well as in student’s assessment and staff development.