On 22nd and 29th November 2014, The CIM successfully piloted their first structured training courses on Organ Donation and Islam at Birmingham and Leeds Universities, offering a model for the delivery of structured training courses around each issue within Islamic Medical Ethics. The pilot of course was an important landmark to the field of Medical Ethics as it was the first step towards bringing structured training courses to individuals interested in the field.
The course stemmed from the research article we published at the launch of the CIM, creating an interactive learning environment for attendees to be able to engage with the material. Over 80 people attended across the two events, including professionals with both healthcare and non-health care backgrounds, alongside a number of students interested in the subject. The for both the concept and implementation of the course has been overwhelmingly positive with 100% of attendees stating they would recommend the course to others.
The CIM will now begin the process of evaluating the course by taking on board the feedback of the attendees in order to improve our course further. We hope to role out the course to more cities in the future.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the course preparation, delivery and attendance.