The Quality Enhancement Cell at Dow University of Health Sciences was established in the 1st phase of HEC implementation in 2006, along with 29 other cells in various public sector universities throughout Pakistan. The prime objective of these cells is to practice evaluative measures in order to achieve excellence in program delivery.
A mechanism of establishment of Quality Enhancement Cells was also developed by the Quality Assurance Committee in order to improve the standards and quality of higher education in a systematic way, with uniformity across the country.
The QECS are created to enhance the quality of output and efficiency of the higher education learning systems.
Time Frame of Establishment:
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Message By Vice Chancellor, n, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
To become a model of “Quality Assurance” at the University level, with standardized processes and practices in the delivery of Health education.
To develop a standardized benchmark for quality assurance in all the academic programs of the University, through continuous quality improvement, in order to develop and implement international practices of health education.
Objectives of Quality Enhancement Cell
The prime objectives of the Quality Enhancement Cell are to:
MS / M.Phil. and Equivalent Program Review
This program review focuses on the validation of post-graduate academic programs, assurance of adherence to HEC’s minimum criteria, their acceptance and recognition and the overall value addition to the university’s portfolio of programs. This provides a useful feedback to the Quality Assurance Agency of the Higher Education Commission Pakistan. On the direction of the Vice Chancellor, DUHS, QEC conduct the program review.
MS/ M.Phil and equivalent program review in the following colleges/institutes was conducted on March 17th, 2018:
|Institute / College|
|Institute of Bio-Medical Sciences|
|Institute of Health Professionals Education|
|Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences|
|School of Public Health|
|Institute of Nursing|
|Institute of Health Management|
|Dow College of Pharmacy|
|Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|
The Ph.D program review was conducted at the Institute of Bio-Medical Sciences on 16th March, 2018, as part of an effort to streamline the process of validation of the academic program, its recognition and assurance of adherence of HEC’s minimum criteria.
We would certainly welcome your comments and suggestions to assure quality in higher education at our university.
Quality Enhancement Cell,
Dow University of Health Sciences,
2nd Floor, Administration Block,
Opposite Examination Department,
Phone # +92-21-38771000 Extension: (5171, 5172)
Website: www.duhs.edu.pk, E-mail: email@example.com
QEC is structured to have a focused attention on quality assurance aspects of higher education:-
In the recent years, there is an increasing interest of the final year students of Medicine for doing ELECTIVES in different medical schools/hospitals in the United States/UK/ Malaysia/France etc. Earlier, medical schools used to accept students directly but most of the institutions NOW accept only those students whose parent institution has some sort of Exchange Agreement with the host university.
The Quality Enhancement Cell, QEC-DUHS is actively engaged in developing collaboration and linkages with other universities, colleges and associations around the globe in different areas of interest. We have developed a Memorandum of Agreement with the following prestigious Medical School/ association:
If you are a final year student of Dow Medical College or Dow International Medical College and wish to apply for clinical electives in University of Illinois, read the SOP for Electives to proceed further.
The AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) provides a pathway by which qualified final year medical students may browse and apply to clinical opportunities at a host institution.
For details visit the link below:
We try our best to place students, but do not guarantee it at any stage. Please feel free to contact us for any assistance in this connection.
Quality Enhancement Cell / External Linkages Office
Dow University of Health Sciences,
Dow University of Health Sciences, DMC Campus,
Phone : +92-21-38771000 (extension-5171,5173)
Quality Management System
Quality Management System of DUHS is implemented by QEC.
QEC has been actively involved in establishing and implementing ISO- Quality Management System – 9001-2008 and its applicable standards. Through this program, all activities leading to ISO certification are regulated and supervised by the QEC.
Quality Enhancement Measures at DUHS
Program Evaluation is done through Self-Assessment reporting process. All the degree programs being offered at the University are required to prepare a Self-Assessment Report (SAR) on the basis of the criteria prescribed by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Year-Wise SAR accomplishment record of the programs is maintained by the QEC DUHS.
"Teacher Evaluation” is conducted with regular frequency for each program at Dow University of Health Sciences. Some programs have already done it for number of cycles and some have scheduled the same. The process of evaluating teaching is carried out through the Quality Enhancement Cell of DUHS and it is according to the method prescribed by HEC (Proforma 10, SAR Feedback Form).
It documents the progress of a teacher through their teaching plan, lectures, summaries, assessments conducted and student’s progress. This practice is very effective for professional grooming and capacity building of teaching faculties and administrative staff.
Teachers’ evaluation is done through the students, through Peer review, HoD review, and through teachers’ portfolios. The latest feedback results of Teachers’ Evaluation at each College/ Institute are correlated with the previous feedback results for quality improvement. These results are then further compared with the next evaluation.
QEC-DUHS has also implemented a very structured feedback mechanism where feedback is collected from the various stake holders, students, faculty, employees, employers, alumni etc. regarding course evaluation, teachers evaluation, their satisfaction related to administrative services, job etc. on surveys prescribed by the HEC.
This program focuses on training needs of the faculty and provides them with forums and channels for the enhancement of professional skills, such as English language learning, faculty development training in the fields of curriculum design, teaching as a profession, academic planning and management, learner’s psychology, assessment and evaluation, androgogical skills, communication skills and research methods and skills. The faculty development program is facilitated by a master trainer from the HEC, where a continuous system of train the trainer identifies faculty members who have exhibited education leadership skills to be trained; subsequently, they will re-create the training at the University level. So far, 3 Master Trainers have been identified and trained by HEC in FY 2017-2018.
The Quality Enhancement Cell – Dow University of Health Sciences conducted an Institutional Performance Evaluation, as part of the self-review, in accordance with the external quality assurance mechanism of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. The self-review of IPE was conducted at the Ojha campus on 26th and 27th March, 2018. Students and faculty members participated in the evaluation and discussed their concerns with the evaluators.
The review panel met the Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellors and all the HODs/ Deans/ Principals/ Directors from all departments/ colleges/ institutes of DUHS. A Review Room was prepared by QEC for the IPE Review Panel, where all the evidences related to the University Portfolio Report were placed. Laptops / Desktops with Internet/Wi-Fi facility were provided to the evaluators in the Review Room in order to facilitate the evaluation.
The 2 day Evaluation proceeded as follows:
The evaluators first met the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Saeed Quraishy, the Pro Vice Chancellors Prof. Dr. Zarnaz Wahid and Prof. Mohammad Masroor. Ms. Sanam Soomro, Director Quality Enhancement Cell, DUHS presented a brief introduction of DUHS in front of the review panel, discussing all the programs, research activities, Innovation and Commercialization Activities, accreditations and Affiliations, Ph.D. and MS/M.Phil. Program Review status, Enterprise Resource Planning of the Dow University, ISO Certification and a brief introduction about the Healthcare services provided at Dow University Hospital.
After the presentation, the evaluators followed up on the evidences prepared by the Quality Enhancement Cell for Institutional Performance Evaluation. The evaluators went through all the eleven (11) standards of IPE. They also met the Registrar, Director Planning & Development, Controller of Examinations, Director Finance, Director Procurement and Head of Department of Research. This was followed up by individual interviews to clarify any questions regarding the evidences provided from their departments. The evaluators then met the students from every Post Graduate, Graduate and Under Graduate Program at different departments of DUHS. Students discussed their concerns and shared the insights of the various programs with the evaluators in an open group discussion
QEC is actively engaged in developing collaboration and linkages with different international medical universities and colleges around the globe for the facilitation of students’ clinical electives abroad.
This program focuses on identifying areas where international collaboration may be established.
Currently we are working for:
Quality Assurance Tool Kit
We would like to acknowledge the efforts of the faculty who got the highest score in Teachers Evaluation by students on the prescribed form of HEC, conducted by QEC-DUHS from April 2017 to December 2018.
|INSTITUTE OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES|
|Dr. Huma Mansoori||3rd Semester of M.Phil-2018|
|Dr. Farina Hanif||2nd Semester of Ph.D-2017|
|Ms. Mehwish Hussain||1st Semester of Ph.D-2017|
|Dr. Mohsin Wahid||3rd Semester of M.Phil-2017 & 2nd Semester of Ph.D-2017|
|Ms. Sumera Inam||1st Semester of M.Phil-2017|
|Dr. Sikander Adil Mughal||2nd Semester of M.Phil-2017|
|DOW INSTITUTE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS EDUCATION|
|Dr. Syed Imran Mehmood||1st Semester of MHPE-2018|
|Dr. Mahjabeen Khan||4th Semester of MHPE-2018|
|Dr. Syed Imran Mehmood||2nd Semester of MHPE-2017|
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY|
|Dr. S.M.Hasan||2nd Semester of M.Sc (D & E)-2018|
|Dr. Zareen Kiran||4th Semester of M.Sc (D & E)-2018|
|Dr. Zareen Kiran||3rd Semester of M.Sc-2018|
|Dr. M.Umar khan||1st Semester of M.Sc-2018|
|Dr. Akhtar Ali Baloch||1st & 3rd Semester of M.Sc-2017|
|DOW MEDICAL COLLEGE|
|Dr. Fuad Ali Moosa||5th Semester of MBBS-2017|
|Prof. Syed Saud Hassan||5th Semester of MBBS-2018|
|Dr. Ruqhayya||7th Semester of MBBS-2018|
|Dr. Hina Abbas||1st Semester of MBBS-2017|
|DOW INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL COLLEGE|
|Dr. Farrukh Mustafa||Cardiovascular Module of MBBS-2018|
|Dr. Mehnaz Nooruddin Gitay||Reprodution Module of MBBS-2018|
|Dr. Farrukh Mustafa||Foundation Module & Neuro Sciences Module of MBBS-2018|
|Dr. Ramlah Naz||Infectious Diseases Module of MBBS-2018|
|DR. ISHRAT-UL-EBAD KHAN INSTITUTE OF ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES|
|Dr. Ambreen Qamar||1st Year of BDS-2018|
|Dr. Khurram Parvez||2nd Year of BDS-2018|
|Dr. Nasreen Nagani||5th Semester of DCP-2017|
|Dr. Syed Omer Hassan||8th Semester of DCP-2017|
|Dr. Mansoor Akhtar||Final Year of BDS-2017|
|Dr. Ambreen Qamar||1st Year of BDS-2017|
|Dr. Khurram Parvez||2nd Year of BDS-2017 & 3rd Semester of M.Sc-2017|
|Dr. Tauqeer Bibi||3rd Year of BDS-2017|
|Dr. Dur-e-Sameen||4th Semester of MDS-2017|
|Dr. Ambrina Qureshi||7th Semester of MDS-2017|
|DOW DENTAL COLLEGE|
|Dr. Batool Ali||Final Year of BDS-2018|
|Dr. Muhammad Bilal||1st Year of BDS-2018|
|Dr. Aisha Abdul Haq||1st Year of BDS-2017|
|Dr. Faiza Amin||2nd Year of BDS-2018|
|Dr. Fouzia Qadir||3rd Year of BDS-2017|
|Dr. Arshad Hassan||4th Year of BDS-2017|
|DOW INTERNATIONAL DENTAL COLLEGE|
|Dr. Qaiser Ali Baig||3rd Year of BDS-2018|
|Dr. Syed Jaffar Abbas||1st Year of BDS-2018|
|Dr. Mansoor Dar||2nd Year of BDS-2018|
|SCHOOL OF DENTAL CARE PROFESSIONALS|
|Dr. Salman Shuja||5th Semester of DCP (Hygiene/Technician)|
|Dr. Rao Subhan M khan||6th Semester of DCP (Hygiene/Technician)|
|Dr. Mohsin Haider||8th Semester of DCP (Hygiene/Technician)|
|DOW COLLEGE OF PHARMACY|
|Dr. Tehseen Quds||7th Semester of PharmD(E)-2018|
|Dr. Moona Khan||7th Semester of PharmD-2018|
|Dr. Sabahat Naeem||1st Semester of PharmD(E)-2018 & 9th Semester of PharmD-2018|
|Dr. Auwais Ahmed Khan||1st & 3rd Semester of PharmD-2018 & 3rd & 5th Semester of PharmaD(E)-2018|
|Dr. Saba Inayat Ali||5th Semester of PharmD-2018|
|Dr. Tehseen Quds||4th Semester of PharmD(E)-2017 & 8th Semester of PharmD-2017|
|Dr. Syed Ahsan Ali||Final Semester of PharmD-2017|
|Dr. Sabahat Naeem||2nd Semester of PharmD(E)-2017|
|Dr. Masood Ahmed||2nd Semester of PharmD-2017|
|Dr. Farah Saeed||6th Semester of PharmD(E)-2017|
|Dr. Hafiz M Arshad||3rd Semester of M.Phil-2017|
|Dr. Tariq Ali||3rd Semester of M.Phil-2017|
|Dr. Hina Zahid||6th Semester of PharmD & PharmD(E)-2017|
|Dr. Saba inayat Ali||4th Semester of PharmD-2017|
|INSTITUTE OF NURSING|
|Mr. Badil||3rd Semester of BSN-2018|
|Mr. Amjad Ali||5th Semester of BSN-2018 & of 3rd Semester of Post RN-B.Sc-2018|
|Mr. Muhammad Rehan||1st Semester of Post RN-B.Sc-2018|
|Ms. Rubina Hafeez||1st & 7th Semester of BSN-2018|
|Mr. Sarafarz Masih||6th Semester of BSN-2018|
|Mr. Badil||2nd & 4th Semester of BSN-2018 & 1st Semester of MSN-2018|
|Mr. Amjad Ali||2nd Semester of Post RN B.Sc-2018|
|Dr. Kashif Shafique||1st Semester of MSN-2018|
|Mr. Tahir Rizwan||1st Semester of MSN-2017|
|SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH|
|Dr. Syeda Kanwal||2nd Semester of MPH-2018|
|Ms. Sidra Siraj||5th Semester of BS-Nutrition-2018|
|Dr. Shah Kamal||1st Semester of MPH-2018|
|Dr. Mahjabeen Khan||3rd Semester of MPH-2018|
|Ms. Nilofer Fatima Safdar||3rd Semester of MSPH-2018|
|Ms. Sukaiana Shabir||1st, 2nd & 6th Semester of BS-Nutrition-2017|
|INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION|
|Dr. Farheen Hasnain||7th Semester of DPT-OJHA-2018|
|Dr. Samreen||7th Semester of DPT-IPMR-2018|
|Dr. Shahida Parveen||2nd Semester of BS-P&O-2018|
|Mr. Syed Arif||6th Semester of BS-P&O-2018|
|Ms. Sumera Inam||1st Semester of MSAPT-2018|
|Dr. Kashif Shafique||1st Semester of MSAPT-2018|
|Mr. Mohammad Khan||3rd Semester of MSAPT-2018|
|Ms. Mariha||1st Semester of DPT-2017 & 8th Semester of DPT-2018|
|Dr. Nazia Shahab||3rd Semester of DPT-IPMR-2017|
|Dr. Sumbul Shamim||3rd Semester of DPT-IPMR-2017|
|Dr. Farheen Hasnain||2nd Semester of DPT-IPMR-2017|
|Ms. Nazia Zeya||5th & 9th Semester of DPT-OJHA-2018|
|Dr. Areeba||7th Semester of DPT-OJHA-2018|
|Mr. Muhammad Sarfaraz||8th Semester of DPT-IPMR-2017|
|Mr. Irham Iqbal Shamsi||Final Semester of DPT-IPMR-2017 & 2018|
|Ms. Madiha Latif||9th Semester of DPT-IPMR-2017 & 6th Semester of BS-P&O-2017|
|Mr. Ahmed Waqas||4th Semester of BS-P&O-2017|
|DOW INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY|
|Dr. M.Ali||7th Semester of BS-CLS-2018, 7th Semester of BS-PS-2018 & 7th Semester of BS-ST-2018|
|Ms. Sumaira Inam||7th Semester of BS-CO-2018|
|Mr. Omair||5th Semester of BS-CO-2018|
|Mrs. Shagufta Ishtiaq||3rd Semester of BS-RCC-2018|
|Ms. Maryam||5th Semester of BS-PS-2018 & 5th Semester of BS-RCC-2018|
|Dr. Muhammad Zaheer||7th Semester of BS-RCC-2018|
|Ms. Sidra Zaheer||3rd Semester of BS-ST-2018|
|Ms. Sehrish||5th Semester of BS-ST-2018|
|Dr. Humaira Aman||5th Semester of BS-CLS-2018|
|Dr. Amir||3rd Semester of BS-CO-2018|
|Dr. Fareeha||1st & 6th Semester of BS-CLS-2018, 1st Semseter of BS-ST-2017 & 1st Semester of BS-RCC-2017|
|Mr. Faiz Rasool||1st Semester of BS-PS-2017 & 1st Semester of BS-CO-2017|
|Dr. M.Ali||4th Semester of BS-PS-2018 & 6th Semester of BS-ST-2018|
|Ms. Sidra||2nd Semester of BS-ST-2018|
|Mr. Omair||8th Semester of BS-RCC-2018|
|Mrs. Shagufta Ishtiaq||4th Semester of BS-RCC-2018|
|Ms. Afshan||2nd Semester of BS-RCC-2018|
|Ms. Ambreen||2nd Semester of BS-PS-2018|
|Ms. Zoobia||2nd Semester of BS-CLS-2018|
|Ms. Fatima Owais||2nd Semester of BS-CLS-2018|
|Mr. Kashif Ali||6th Semester of BS-RCC-2018 & 4th Semester of BS-CLS-2018|
|Ms. Syeda Hina Rizvi||8th Semester of BS-CLS-2018 & 8th Semester of BS-ST-2018|
|Dr. Humaira Aman||6th Semester of BS-PS-2018|
|Ms. Salma||4th Semester of BS-ST-2018|
|DOW COLLEGE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY|
|Mr. Amir Khan||1st Semester of BS-BT-2017 & 2nd Semester of BS-BT-2018|
|Dr. Mushtaq||3rd Semester of BS-BT-2017|
|Engr. Tabish Ali||4th Semester of BS-BT-2018|
|DOW INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGY|
|Dr. Anila Rahim||5th Semester of BS (Radiology)-2018|
|Dr. Syed Furqan Ahmed Hashmi||7th Semester of BS (Radiology)-2018|
|Dr. Farheen Danish||4th Semester of BS-2017 & 4th Semester of AASRT-2017|
|Ms. Nida Khan||1st Semester of AASRT-2018|
|Dr. Hatem Adil||6th Semester of BS-2017|
|Dr. Arslan Siddiqui||2nd Semester of AASRT-2017|
|INSTITUTE OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT|
|Ms. Erum Ghayas||1st Semester of BBA-2018|
|Ms.Yasmeen Zehra||2nd Semester of BBA-2018|
|Mr. Ovais Ahmed||3rd Semester of BBA-2018|
|Mr. Muhammad Babar||4th & 6th Semester of BBA-2018|
|Ms. Wajiha Saghir||5th & 7th Semester of BBA-2018|
|Dr. Shah Kamal||8th Semester of BBA-2018|
|Mr. Sajjada Shamim||1st Semester of EMBA-2018|
|Ms. Rashida Valika||2nd Semester of EMBA-2018 & 1st Semester of MBA(E)-2018|
|Mr. Nadeem Shakoor Javeri||3rd Semester of EMBA-2018|
|Dr. Raj Kumar||4th Semester of EMBA-2018 & 2nd Semester of MBA-2018|
|Ms. Ume Amen||3rd Semester of MBA-2018|
|Mr. Muhammad Rizwan||6th Semester of MBA-2018|
|Dr. Sarwat||2nd Semester of MBA(E)-2018|
|Mr. Hassan Memon||3rd Semester of MBA(E)-2018|
|Dr. Arshad Siddiqui||2nd Semester of MBA-2018|
|Ms. Samreen||3rd Semester of BBA-2018|
|Mr. Asim Mehmood||5th Semester of BBA-2018|
|Dr. Shah Kamal||7th & 8th Semester of BBA-2018 & 4th Semester of EMBA-2018|
|Dr. Mazhar Jamil||1st & 3rd Semester of EMBA-2018 & 1st Semester of MBA(E)-2018|
|Mr. Nadeem Shakoor Javeri||2nd Semester of EMBA-2018|
|Mr. Kashif Baig||6th Semester of EMBA-2018|
|Ms. Kiran Farooq||5th Semester of MBA-2018|
|Dr. Akhlas||3rd Semester of MBA(E)-2018|
|Ms. Wajiha Saghir||2nd Semester of MBA-2018|
|Ms. Humera Asrar||5th & 6th Semester of BBA-2017 & 3rd Semester of MBA-2018|
|Mr. M.Shujaat Khan Ghaznavi||1st Semester of BBA-2017|
|Ms. Sanam Soomro||6th Semester of BBA-2017 & 3rd Semester of EMBA-2017|
|Dr. Nadeem Mehmood||4th Semester of MBA(E)-2017|
|Ms. Ume Amen||2nd & 5th Semester of EMBA-2017 & 8th Semester of BBA-2017|
|Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman||4th Semester of EMBA-2017|
|Mr. Akhtar Mahmood||1st Semester of EMBA & MBA(E)-2017|
|Ms. Quarahtulain Ezam||1st & 2nd Semester of BBA-2017 & 2nd Semester of BBA-2018|
|Mr. Adnan||4th Semester of MBA-2017 & 2nd Semester of MBA(E)-2018|
|Ms. Fatima Syed||4th Semester of BBA-2017 & 1st Semester of BBA-2018|
|Mr. Habib ur Rehman||5th Semester of BBA-2017|
|Mr. Ghayas Tahir||2nd Semester of MBA-2017 & 6th Semester of BBA-2018|
|Mr. Ovais Ahmed||3rd & 7th Semester of BBA-2017|
Trainings and Workshops
|Sr. No.||Activities||Date||Target Group||Purpose of Activity|
|1.||Guest Speaker Session on ‘Factors Influencing Quality Culture at Postgraduate level' at DIMC||21 March, 2019||HEI's, Affiliated Colleges QEC Officials & DUHS faculty involve in Post Graduate Program Review||To understand the delivery of postgraduate programs at HEI, minimum HEC criteria to start postgraduate program, credit hours' requirement, importance of Postgraduate Program Review by HEC, along with Self review of postgraduate programs.|
|2.||Execution Bricks to Bridges organized by PharmEvo Pvt. Ltd. at DIMC Campus||20 March, 2019||HOD's, Deans, Directors, Principals||To create a feasible and comprehensive strategy for execution To make strategy come alive to set the benchmark for new To identify actions in eight critical areas for successful implementation|
|3.||Execution Bricks to Bridges organized by PharmEvo Pvt. Ltd. at DMC Campus||19 March, 2019||HOD's, Deans, Directors, Principals|
|4.||Participated in QEC Lead Analyst Course at Mehran Hotel||19 March, 2019||Data Analyst||To become proficient in all of the analytical and assessment tools necessary to define, measure, analyze, improve, and control program initiatives|
|5.||Participated in Seminar on “Practices of Quality Assurance in Universities/HEIs"||26th Feb, 2019||QEC Officials inside and outside the University including the QA professionals, Directors QEC, faculty, management people, etc.||To look into some of higher education initiative's for improving the quality of higher education and to improve the quality assurance within the organization|
|6.||Teachers Excellence Certificate Distribution Ceremony||9 Feb, 2019||Faculty Members||To Recognized and motivated the Faculty of DUHS on their good Performance|
|7.||Professional English Language Training Program organized by QEC||1st Feb to 9 Feb,2019||Students/ Staff & Faculty Members||To improve English proficiency of faculty, staff and students of DUHS|
|8.||Awareness Session on Self-Assessment Report for Affiliated Colleges/Institute||December 31st ,2018||Focal Persons of Affiliated Colleges/Institute||To aware the participants about the importance and procedure of SAR with respect to quality assurance of academic program.|
|9.||Awareness Session for the Establishment of QEC at Affiliated Colleges/Institutes of DUHS||December 1 ,2018||Focal Persons of Affiliated Colleges/Institute||To aware the participants about the importance and procedure of QEC with respect to HEC quality assurance mechanism of academic program|
|10.||QEC organized a Faculty Professional Development Program on Understanding Adult Learning By Nadia Shah, HEC Master Trainer||November 26 ,2018||Faculty members of DUHS||To help them in identifying the use of action verbs which allows the teacher to observe student behavior for learning and objective makes clear the intended learning outcome Learning objectives focus on student performance.|
|11.||QEC organized a Faculty Professional Development Program on Research Method and Skills and Anti Plagiarism Policy By Nadia Shah, HEC Master Trainer||November 24 ,2018||Faculty members of DUHS||To help them in understanding about the time management and conflict resolution in research and create awareness and importance of Anti Plagiarism Policy|
|12.||QEC organized a Faculty Professional Development Program on Communication Skills & Teaching as a Profession & Learner’s Psychology By Nadia Shah, HEC Master Trainer||November 22 ,2018||Faculty members of DUHS||To enable participants to communicate clearly and with impact, by improving their verbal and non-verbal communication style, as well as enhancing interpersonal skills at workplace. & how individual differences create a conducive learning climate in the classroom by selecting different learning strategies and methods|
|13.||QEC organized a Faculty Professional Development Program on Micro Teaching By Nadia Shah, HEC Master Trainer||November 19 & 20 ,2018||Faculty members of DUHS||To enable teacher to learn and assimilate new teaching skills under controlled conditions.|
|14.||Strategic Planning retreat of Dow University of Health Sciences facilitated by QEC - DUHS||Sept 12 ,2018||Professors and other faculty Members of DUHS nominated by VC||A gateway planned for team building and brainstorming|
|15.||QEC organized a Faculty Professional Development Program on Research Method and Skills||July 03 ,2018||Faculty members of DUHS||To help them in understanding about the time management and conflict resolution in research.|
|16.||QEC organized a Faculty Professional Development Program on Stress Management and Micro Teaching||June 30 ,2018||Faculty members of DUHS||To help them in identifying the effects of stress on everyday issues and strategies to reduce or control stress and enable teacher to learn and assimilate new teaching skills under controlled conditions.|
|17.||QEC organized a Faculty Professional Development Program no Communication Skills/Academic Writing, Academic Planning and Management /CLUE||June 26 ,2018||Faculty members of DUHS||To understand the Academic Planning and Management (APM) process to adapt a strategic approach to semester planning as per the curriculum and enable participants to communicate clearly and with impact, by improving their verbal and non-verbal communication style, as well as enhancing interpersonal skills at workplace|
|18.||“Adaption & Implementation of HEC Plagiarism Policy at HEIs" at Dow University of Health Sciences organized by QEC||June 25 ,2018||Different Universities/Institutes/Colleges and QEC Officials||To highlight the importance of plagiarism awareness and prevention as a quality initiative at the University level, and to share experiences for the better implementation of quality practices.|
|19.||QEC organized a Faculty Professional Development Program on Teaching as a Profession & Learner’s /Adults Psychology||June 23 ,2018||Faculty members of DUHS||To understand individual differences and create a conducive learning climate in the classroom by selecting different learning strategies and methods|
|20.||QEC organized a Faculty Professional Development Program on Curriculum Design||June 22 ,2018||Faculty members of DUHS||To help them understand how to design a curriculum its process, by which teachers consider the goals, needs, and materials for their student group for a particular class or course.|
|21.||Internal Evaluation of MS / MD and M.Phil. equivalent Program conducted by Quality Enhancement Cell at Department of Post Graduate Studies||May 17,2018||Heads of support departments of DUHS||To assess the adherence of the Masters of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine program to minimum HEC criteria for MS/MD and M.Phil. equivalent programs.|
|22.||Participated in Symposium on '' Managing Quality of Assessment in HEI's '' organized by ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY||May 15,2018||Ms. Sanam Soomro, Director QEC-DUHS Ms. Shehla Naz, Deputy Director, QEC-DUHS Ms. Sanobar Hayat Khan, HR Generalist Ms. Rimsha Iqbal, coordinator QA Ms. Areeba Ashraf, coordinator Student Affairs||To maintain and improve the quality of assessment at with high accuracy and compliance with applicable standards at HEI's.|
|23.||Awareness Session on Quality Assurance Mechanism for the affiliated Colleges/ Institutes of DUH at DMC organized by QEC||April 24,2018||Affiliated Colleges of DUHS AND QEC Officials||To facilitate in the preparation of Program Self-Assessment Report (SAR) as prescribed by HEC|
|24.||Awareness Session on MS -SAR preparation with PT members of all MS Specialized program offered at DUHS||April 12,2018||MS/MD SAR PT & QEC Officials.||To facilitate in the preparation of Program Self-Assessment Report (SAR) as prescribed by HEC|
|25.||Internal Evaluation of MS/M.Phil. equivalent Program Review conducted by Quality Enhancement Cell at IPM&R||March 30,2018||Evaluation Team of Program Review & QEC Officials||To assess the adherence of the Masters in Advance Physiotherapy program to minimum HEC criteria for MS/M.Phil./ and equivalent programs.|
|26.||Self-Institutional Performance Evaluation (Internal) conducted by QEC at DUHS –DIMC Campus||March 26 & 27 ,2018||1. Prof. Arshad Karim, Dir-QEC, Sir Syed, College of Engineering and Technology||Self-Review on 11 Standards of IPE, as recommended by QAA-HEC|
Functions of QEC
The outstanding performance of QEC is evident in the bi-annual ranking of all Pakistan QECs functioning in both public and private sector universities, conducted by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of HEC. QEC - DUHS has been ranked amongst the top category i.e. W category. QEC actively coordinated for implementation of Quality Management System leading to ISO 9001:2008 certification of all major institutes & departments of Dow University. For the period of 2015-16, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of HEC assessed all the Degree Awarding Institutions through the Quantitative Assessment of Internal Quality Assurance Mechanism. QEC- DUHS secured 93% marks and stood in the “W” category.
Furthermore, in the FY 2016-17, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of HEC assigned QEC-DUHS 94% in the score range, and maintained the “W” category.
The establishment of Department of Research held with the inception of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in 2007. Since then, Department of Research actively involved in the augmentation of research environment among the faculty members and students. The glance of such key stepped activities and their importance is highlighting below:
Board of Advanced Studies and Research:
Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR) of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has been established in 2005 for imparting quality education and Research. This board constitutes the rules and regulation for post graduate studies. It also approves synopsis, projects, thesis and all policy decisions regarding postgraduate degree programs. It consists of 14 members.
Dow University of Health Sciences receives "Faculty Research Funding" by "National Research Program for Universities (NRPU)" by Higher Education Commission Pakistan. The Department of Research looks after all the processing of projects within the University. Currently Five Research Projects have been approved from 2015 to 2016.
Quality Enhancement Measures at DUHS
Following measures have been introduced and implemented at DUHS for Quality Enhancement:
This folder documents the progress of a teacher through the inclusion of a teaching plan, lectures’ summaries, assessment conducted and students’ progress. The teaching philosophy of the teacher, their vision, mission as well as the objectives of their learning and teaching areas are also part of this portfolio. Maintained and periodically submitted by the teachers’ themselves this feature is expected to yield benefits in the near future as part of our emphasis on continuing teacher development.
Teachers’ Portfolio Kit
This system provides students with Mentors at institutes to guide them properly in their desired areas. For large classes students are divided among faculty members nominated as mentors. Regular meetings and submission of progress reports through the Students’ Portfolio is the main feature of this system which allows not only a better student teacher relationship to develop but also regular feedback through their learning and concerns.
Mentor System Proformae
Quality Management System
QEC has also been actively involved in establishing and implementing ISO- Quality Management System – 9001-2008 and other applicable standards. Through this program, all activities leading to ISO certification Are regulated and supervised.
In recent years, there is an increasing interest of the final year students of MBBS for pursuing electives in different specialties, offered by medical schools/hospitals in the United States/UK or Malaysia. In the past, medical schools used to accept students directly; however, most of the institutions now accept only those students whose parent institution has some sort of a linkage or an exchange agreement with the host university.
QEC is actively engaged in developing collaboration and linkages with other universities and colleges around the globe in different areas of interest. We have developed a Memorandum of Agreement for clinical student electives with some of the United States’ prestigious Medical Schools, such as:
If you are a final year student of DMC or DIMC and wish to apply for electives abroad, please visit the Quality Enhancement Cell.
APPLICATION FOR ELECTIVES ABROAD
GUIDELINES FOR ELECTIVES ABROAD
Last date of submission of application for electives is April 30th of this year. Students interested in applying for electives should follow the guidelines:
Important Note: Quality Enhancement Cell is a facilitating body and placement is based purely on merit, and upon the availability of the clerkships at the host institution.
Please feel free to contact us for any assistance in this connection.
Quality Enhancement Cell,
Dow University of Health Sciences,
2nd Floor, Administration Block,
Phone # +92-21-38771000 (extension-5171,5172)
Institutional Performance Evaluation
National Quality Assurance Committee, HEC has introduced Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) in all universities of the country with the objective to improve the quality of universities/institutions. QEC has been actively involved in collecting data regarding IPE and compiling University Portfolio Report (UPR) based on IPE Manual, comprising eight standards, prescribed by the HEC with the aim to enable university to prepare evidences/documentation related to each of the eight standards.
Training & Workshops
Quality Assurance Toolkit
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