Got My Article Published by DWU Research Journal.

Yep, got my article accepted and published by a PNG academic journal – the DWU Research Journal.

Visit the Divine Word University site to read more about the journal.

Here is the title and abstract of my article.

Communicating Curriculum Reform to Students: Experience from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea


Positive change is an important indicator in the progress of societies. Following the recommendations of the 1993 World Summit on Medical Education for producing medical doctors to take on the challenges of the 21st century, medical schools around the world have been restructuring and reforming their curriculum. Following international trends in medical education the traditional Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) was restructured in 1998 to a problem based learning (PBL) curriculum. The reform was successfully implemented in all the undergraduate years in three years (1999-2001). An important factor that contributed to the successful implementation was the support of the staff and students. The communication of the reform to staff and students played a significant role to ensure this. This paper will discuss how this was achieved among students at UPNG.


About rodney itaki

Medical doctor and public health specialist from Papua New Guinea.
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