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Integrating islamic input in undergraduate psychiatry teaching: IIUM experience

Md Rosli, Najwa Hanim and Md Tahir, Mohd Faiz and Mat Zin, Nora and Mohd Noor, Hanisah and Abdullah, Kartini (2016) Integrating islamic input in undergraduate psychiatry teaching: IIUM experience. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 15 (Supplementary Issue no. 1). p. 91. ISSN 1823-4631 E-ISSN 2735-2285

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Introduction:Since the recognition of psychiatry as a medical specialty back in the 19th century, many theories, therapies and treatment were much influenced by Western findings and practice. In general, spirituality and religion had little input or mentioning. Recently in 2012, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (London) affirmed the value of considering spirituality and religion as a part of good clinical practice which would benefit both the patient and the psychiatrist throughout the treatment period. In the Malaysian context, the general postgraduate training of psychiatrists in Malaysia does not specifically integrate religious or spiritual values in the curriculum. Methods:At IIUM, the undergraduate studentsare exposed to basic and essential psychology during the first year. During their fourth year they are introduced to subject of psychiatry for a short two weeks. Later in their final year, they exposed to an extensive and comprehensive 7 weeks posting covering all major topics and disorders in psychiatry. Results:In this paper, we would like to share our experience throughout the 15 years,this program has been running and discuss the challenges, limitations and future expectation in order to realize the objective of integrating Islamic input intothe psychiatry curriculum in IIUM hence producing doctors who are may then treat and heal patients holistically; physically, psychologically and spiritually. Conclusions:Studies on the outcome of the integrated Islamic input in the psychiatry curriculum among the clinical students and graduates are to be carried out further in the future.

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 5698/85823
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychiatry, islamic input in medical practice, medical education
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Najwa Hanim Md Rosli
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 15:50
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2020 15:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85823

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