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Bioethics Education in Pakistan: taking on the challenge Aamir Jafarey. 95% of Postgraduate and 61% of undergraduate medical institutions did not teach bioethics 35% institutions surveyed had an Ethical Review Committee 27% medical educational institutions had a Hospital Ethics Committee.

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Bioethics education in pakistan taking on the challenge aamir jafarey

Bioethics Education in Pakistan: taking on the challengeAamir Jafarey


Current scenario

95% of Postgraduate and 61% of undergraduate medical institutions did not teach bioethics

35% institutions surveyed had an Ethical Review Committee

27% medical educational institutions had a Hospital Ethics Committee

Current scenario


Centre of biomedical ethics and culture cbec

Inauguration at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Karachi in October 2004

Only such initiative in the country

Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC)


Postgraduate diploma in biomedical ethics

Organized by CBEC

Offered free of cost to all students

Awarded by the Karachi University

Graduated first batch in December 2006

Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Ethics


Diploma format

Modular

Part time

Contact sessions

Distance learning component

Diploma Format


Contact sessions

Faculty led discussions

Student presentations based discussions

Ethics through the arts and literature

Ethics through movies

Small group work

Workshops

Assignments

Contact sessions


Distance learning

Web based thematic discussions

Email based “postings” and “responses”

Critical analyses

Distance learning


Projects

Bioethics Curriculum development

Undergraduate Medical Students *

Postgraduate Medical Students *

Biotechnology Students

High School Students *

Policy Development for Institutions

DNR Policy

Code for Physician-Pharmaceutical Interactions

Guidelines for Stem Cell Research

Projects


Projects1

Bioethics Educational Group for Institutions

Constitution of IRB/ERC

Hospital Ethics Committee

Projects


Limited follow up

Graduates appearing in national and international conferences

Organizing bioethics workshops

Already having an impact?

Limited follow up


Bioethics education in pakistan taking on the challenge aamir jafarey

Karachi: 19

Hyderabad: 2

Quetta: 1

Lahore: 4

Islamabad: 2


Our hopes

Diploma will be a means of addressing the immediate needs

Diploma graduates will form core group of future Masters students

CBEC graduates will initiate their own programs at their parent institutions

Our Hopes


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