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MUHS to introduce ethics, communication skills in medical curriculum

Mumbai: The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), which governs all medical colleges in the state, has decided to introduce ethics and communication skills in the curriculum from June 2015.

In a move to overhaul the exam pattern, the university also plans to introduce more scenario-based questions in the winter exam this year, where students’ diagnostic skills will be assessed in addition to their theoretical knowledge, reports ToI.

Dr Arun Vyanktesh Jamkar, vice chancellor, MUHS, announced the measures at a media interaction in the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) on Tuesday.

He said, “Ethics was never a part of the curriculum as we believed it can be learned on the job. But now there is a need to train students in bio-ethics too. There should be transparency while discussing the error margin in procedures, etc.”

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