Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 3(3), pp. 257-263, March 2012         
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The establishment of a medical faculty advisory board for the development of curricula, competencies and learning outcomes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nurka Pranjić¹, André Govaert², Chris Van Keer², Geert De Lepeleer², Azra Kurtić¹,

Farid Ljuca1, Merisa Imamović- Kuluglić3 

¹Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Gent, Belgium

3Ministry of Health Tuzla Canton, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

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Received 13 January, 2012; Accepted 15 February, 2012


To establish Advisory Board which has tasks to found the learning outcomes to educate professionally competent physicians for the needs of the public health care system. Methods of achieving this based purely on duration of study are fallible and give little information as to how graduates will perform in the workplace. To establish faculty curricula advisory board we conducted a stakeholder’s principles and stakeholder analysis. The stakeholder analysis is a method of determining the most appropriate actions to be taken. During the workshops the structure of advisory board were extensively discussed and debated. Advisory board will consist of a maximum of five persons from a group of internal and five persons from a group of external stakeholders. A Curricula Medical Advisory Board officer will be appointed in university. This Board will be the advisory body for the Faculty’s Academic Council, the Dean and the Faculty Commission for education, where applicable. A great deal of work has already been done to define stakeholders, interrelations between stakeholders, Curricula medical advisory board structure and objectives for each B and H medical faculty to develop curriculum-level outcomes/competences for medical education. Following curricula evaluation and stakeholder analysis the advisory board will oversee implementation of changes and monitor progress of the institutions progress towards fulfillment of agreed aims and objectives.


Keywords: Curricula medical advisory board, stakeholder analysis, medical practitioners.


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