1.0 INTRODUCTION: AN INTEGRATED CURRICULUM
Islamic Input in the Medical Curriculum (IIMC) aims at integrating three things. The teacher is integrated in the sense that
the teacher of a medical specialty is also the teacher of the Islamic values and teachings related to it. The teaching material
is integrated in that Islamic concepts are taught alongside medical science and medical practice thus doing away with the
dichotomy or duality in the education system in which Islam is taught separately from modern disciplines. The examination
is also integrated in that questions on Islam are embedded in the same medical examination.
2.0 TRAINING MATERIAL
the material to be covered in IIMC is generally what a normal adult Muslim knows and is termed ‘al ma’aluum fi al ddiin bi al dharurat’. There are a few additional topics that require study of specialized
material but these are few. The training will therefore not focus on providing facts. It will rather focus on showing how
Islamic facts relate to the medical curriculum and how students can be helped to integrate the two.
3.0 METHODOLOGY OF THE WORKSHOP
in the training workshop will attend plenary lectures at which general principles are presented. These lectures will be short
and will introduce the main paradigms. Then the participants will be divided into groups according to their areas of specialization.
Each group will be given written material relating to that specialization. The material will be given in advance of the training
workshop so that the participants can read it and digest it. During the workshop the participants will discuss the material
with the aim of coming out with three consensus statements on (a) How will teaching of this material contribute to the defining
characteristics of a Muslim doctor? (b) What are the basic ethical guidelines in the practice of medicine and surgery (c)
The curricular learning objectives (LOBs) for each stage of medical education. Each of these statements will require holding
a training program for a total of 2 working days. Each workshop can be hosted by a different faculty of medicine.
4.0 DISCUSSION GROUPS
proposed that participants be grouped into 5 discussion groups as follows:
- Group 1 (Experts in Fundamental Islamic knowledge) to cover ‘aqidat,
ilm, & fiqh al ibadat
- Group 2 (Basic Medical Scientists) to cover jism al insam, hayat
& sihhat (life and health), & fiqh al aadaat
- Group 3 (Clinical specialists) to cover fiqh al amraadh &fiqh
- Group 4 (Community/Public Health specialists) to cover fiqh
al jamaat & fiqh al muamalaat
- Group 5 (Deans and Vice deans) to cover issues of personal development: qiyadat
- (leadership), idarat (management), and takwin
al tabiib(physician formation).
5.0 FORMULATION OF THE FINAL STATEMENTRapporteurs from each group will summarize the discussions in the group relevant
to the definition of a Muslim physician. These will be compiled and will be drafted into a final statement that will be approved
at the end of the workshop.