December 22, 2009
University in Uganda Integrating LMS Material into Its Curricula
Recognizing the need for pre-service training in leadership and management for health professionals, the Faculty of Medicine of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in southern Uganda is integrating an exciting new curriculum into the medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and laboratory sciences departments. MSH began collaborating with the faculty in August 2006 to integrate leadership development into the Faculty’s Leadership and Community Placement program. In late October 2009 the Faculty Board approved the Leadership and Management curriculum design for immediate implementation. It was then given unreserved approval by the University Senate in November 2009. Beginning in May 2010 health managers in 15 health center sites in southwestern Uganda associated with the Leadership and Community Placement program will teach the medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and laboratory science students how to address challenges faced at the health centers using the eight Leadership and Management practices.