Challenges in Implementation of Integrated Curriculum-Insights from Faculty’s Perspectives

Integrated Curriculum-I & Faculty’s perspectives


  • Kainat Javed
  • Muddasar Ali
  • Noor-i-Kiran Naeem



Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the barriers regarding implementing integrated undergraduate curriculum perceived by medical faculty.
Methodology: From October - November 2023, a qualitative exploratory study was carried out at undergraduate medical college that successfully implemented integrated curriculum. We recorded and transcribed a total of twelve semi-structured interviews. Faculty perspectives of the issues preventing a smooth transition to an integrated curriculum were investigated both before and after it was implemented, using a thematic content analysis approach.
Results: Faculty who had seen the programme firsthand determined that four initial barriers were genuine: faculty reluctance, a lack of rewards, inadequate resources, and a lack of preparation. Following the event, four more barriers were found, including a lack of administration, a disregard for the concerns of the faculty, a communication breakdown, and challenges in determining suitable assessment.
Conclusions: Curriculum integration at undergraduate medical institutions may fail for a number of reasons if they are overlooked. The regulatory agency should establish relevant and adequate policies to guarantee the control over the obstacles.




How to Cite

Kainat Javed, Muddasar Ali, & Noor-i-Kiran Naeem. (2024). Challenges in Implementation of Integrated Curriculum-Insights from Faculty’s Perspectives: Integrated Curriculum-I & Faculty’s perspectives. Journal of Aziz Fatimah Medical & Dental College, 6(1), 55–61.