Situational analysis of teaching and learning of medicine and nursing students at Makerere Univesity College of Health Sciences

Post Date: 
2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Summary: 

Background: Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in Uganda is undergoing a major reform to become a more influential force in society. It is important that its medicine and nursing graduates are equipped to best address the priority health needs of the Ugandan population, as outlined in the government's Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP). The assessment identifies critical gaps in the core competencies of the MakCHS medicine and nursing and ways to overcome them in order to achieve HSSP goals.


 


Methods: Documents from the Uganda Ministry of Health were reviewed, and medicine and nursing curricula were analyzed. Nineteen key informant interviews (KII) and seven focus group discussions (FGD) with stakeholders were conducted. The data were manually analyzed for emerging themes and sub-themes. The study team subsequently used the checklists to create matrices summarizing the findings from the KIIs, FGDs, and curricula analysis. Validation of findings was done by triangulating information from the different data collection methods.

Citation: 
Kiguli S, Baingana R, Paina L, Mafigiri D, Groves S, Katende G, Kiguli-Malwadde E, Kiguli J, Galukande M, Roy M, Bollinger RC, Pariyo G. Situational analysis of teaching and learning of medicine and nursing students at Makerere Univesity College of Health Sciences. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2011 Mar 9; 11(Suppl 1):S3. PMCID:PMC3059475
Collaborators: 


  • Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda

  • Faculty of Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

  • School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 

  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

  • School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 

  • HQ/HWA Global Health Workforce Alliance, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland