PKU Health Science Center holds Second Symposium on Curriculum Development for Organ Systems

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Peking : Peking University Health Science Center successfully held the second symposium on curriculum development for organ systems as part of the teaching reform of clinical medicine. Leaders from PKU Medicine and representatives from all the affiliated hospitals attended the meeting, totaling more than 70 people.

Liu Yucun from Peking University made the first speech. He pointed out that the teaching reform carried on in the PKUHSC was substantial, which required each participant’s passion and devotion.

The meeting proceeded with five project reports. Wang Jingchao, director of Office of Teaching Management of PKUHSC Department of Education, introduced the whole framework and teaching procedures of the course. Wang Yun, deputy dean of School of Basic Medical Sciences (SBMC), introduced in detail the course plan and design principle of “Medicine Basic Comprehensive Course”. Professor Zhang Weiguang from SBMC explained the content, teaching resources, and building history of local anatomy. Li Haihan, vice president of PKU First Hospital, made proposals on the teaching principle and content of the survey of diagnostics. Wang Jianliu, vice president of Peking University People’s Hospital, introduced the key points in the course design for organ system starting from the history and teaching practice from home and abroad of the course, and proposed that teaching reform embrace a new start after many difficulties.

Then the representatives of 12 organ systems made reports on the teaching content, teaching hours, faculty team and work plan for the next step.

In the end, Wang Weimin, vice president of PKUHSC, concluded that this was the first time for basic teaching and clinical teaching to be integrated. On the basis of present teaching plan, we should take into consideration how to best present the student-centered educational and teaching idea, so as to give students more time to study autonomously. He emphasized that the core of this round of teaching reform should change from the knowledge presentation method to the knowledge building method, where teachers should play the leading role in helping students to build their knowledge system.