Establishment of Intercalated Program in Basic Medical Sciences in Jordan/ iBMS-JO

ERASMUS+ KA2 – Capacity Building 
Leader: Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid
Duration: 15/01/2020 – 15/01/2023
Budget: 1,000,000 €


iBMS-JO aim at improving the capacity of all Medical Schools in Jordan in developing new programs in Basic Medical Sciences (BMS), in parallel to the currently available programs of Medicine and Surgery, and establishing local but interconnected Telemedicine Laboratories (TL). 

 Hence, iBMS-JO aims at achieving the following specific objectives:

SO1. Analyze the available resources and courses in BMS in each JO HEI

SO2. Analyze the needed competences and training for JO staff in BMS

SO3. Develop a capacity building plan for JO staff to improve their competences on BMS, and implement the developed program at EU partner institutions.

SO4. Establish Telemedicine Laboratories in every JO HEI; these centers will collaborate with each other for cost effectiveness and better efficiency;

SO5. Develop/reform and accredit curriculum programs in iBSc in BMS at JO HEIs by establishing one-year long iBSc programs in BMS that highlight the necessity for higher-degree holders in the various disciplines of BMS and meet the current severe shortage of scientists and academicians in this field.

SO6. Develop research capacity among JO medical students

SO7. Establish multiple interdisciplinary, field-of-interest oriented, applied research units within the academic structure at all JO HEIs, aiming at creating a favourable environment for integrated basic and translational medical research, a process of which shall result in good-quality scientific publications that will significantly improve the competency of Medical School graduates.

SO8. Promote the concept of student and academic staff exchange between JO and EU countries. for the major goals of sharing of experiences, optimization of implementation, and revitalization of the continuous medical education process, which will promote the dialogue between EU and JO HEIs in order to facilitate the reciprocal recognition of competences and credits, informing on EU University system: Bologna Process, Quality Evaluation and Internationalization;

SO9. Contribute to guidelines for best practice for Medical Education;



P1: JUST- Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan)

P2: UJ-The University of Jordan (Jordan)

P3 :MU-Mutah University (Jordan) 

P4: YU-Yarmouk University  (Jordan)

P5: HU-Hashemite University (Jordan)

P6: BAU-Al-Balqa Applied University (Jordan)

P7: MONOJO-Jordan Company for Antibody Production (Jordan)

P8: AQACHEI-Accreditation & Quality Assurance Commission for Higher              Education Institutions (Jordan) 

P9: UPORTO-Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

P10: UNIPI-Università di Pisa (Italy)

P11: UmU-Umeå University (Sweden)

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