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Innovation in Health Higher Education and Training

Innovation in Health Higher Education and Training


Values & Strategic Goals

The UHS ambitions to adopt and implement in Cambodia an updated and evidence-based health professional education, with the goal that “The UHS achieves and is recognized for both academic excellence and the extraordinary development of its students and faculties” (Strategic Goal #1, UHS Strategic Plan 2014-18).

To achieve this goal, several strategies have been prioritized, including the training of trainers in best-evidence health professional education, the revision of curricula using a competency-based approach, the standardization and computerization of students’ assessment tools.


International Relations

The UHS believes in international partnerships to promote innovation in higher education and training in the health sciences field. Several projects have already been conducted successfully with international partners, notably:

  • The training of trainers with a Master in Health Professional Education in 2011/15, delivered at UHS by the University of Philippines, Manila (supported by AusAid, France and WHO)
  • The review of the post graduate curricula at the Faculty of Medicine, in partnership with Universities/CHU of France (supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France) and with Boston University (supported by GHETS)
  • The revision of curricula at TSMC, in partnership with Australia Volunteers International (AVI), the EWHA Womans University, the Fred Hollow Foundation
  • The training of trainers and medical interns through international scholarships, in partnership notably with Ghent University (Belgium), the Universities/CHU of Amiens, Angers, Bordeaux, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lille, Limoges, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Rouen, Saint-Etienne, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Tours and other hospitals (France).


Examples of the Network activities

The UHS calls for partnerships in three ambitious priority projects, designed to leverage the UHS strategy to innovate in higher education and training for the 21st  centuries:

These projects provide the UHS partners with the opportunity to contribute in a coordinated way to the training of trainers and students in Cambodia, notably by:

  • Sending visiting trainers to UHS for short training sessions
  • Welcoming UHS teaching staff in partner institutions for short on-site visits
  • Exchanging students and finding scholarships
  • Sharing educational documents, developing distance learning/teaching and joint teaching programs




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