Singapore Medical School health check
14 October 2011
The curriculum for the MBBS course due to be delivered by the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, the joint medical school established by Imperial and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has passed a milestone in its development.
The first external review of the curriculum, a standard requirement in the development of any Imperial course, saw five world experts (pictured below with Imperial and NTU staff) in the field appraise the proposed curriculum during a three day visit to NTU.
Among their findings the reviewers noted that the course was on track to meet the requirements of the School’s first intake in 2013 and well ahead in some areas, and also praised the team behind the curriculum for their commitment and experience, and the excellent facilities and resources that the School will offer.
Following feedback from the review team Imperial will consider further innovations for the course, in particular how teaching in biomedical engineering and other areas could enrich the curriculum, and how to communicate the school’s vision more clearly. The Senior Vice Dean of the School, Professor Martyn Partridge, said: “We were delighted that the external review panel felt the school was well on track. There will be no slackening of pace over the next 12 months.”
— John-Paul Jones, Communications and Development