Faculty Development Program

Health Profession Education Unit (HPEU)

Creating the doctors, surgeons, and healthcare professionals of tomorrow is an extraordinary responsibility. It is crucial to ensure that the medical education they receive is accurate, effective, and — most importantly — up to date. 

The Health Profession Education Unit (HPEU) by the Faculty of Dental Sciences is an attempt to train professors and faculty members who will, in turn, train the medical workforce of the future. 

Envisioned as a faculty development program, HPEU equips educators to create a learning environment that is student- and patient-centric. Faculty members are taught to adopt evidence-based instructional and assessment methods to ensure engaging and interactive learning. 

Recognizing the need for regular interventions in teaching to remain up to date with the times, HPEU closely monitors curricular reforms and plans faculty development sessions accordingly. 

New instructional technologies, academic aids, and assessment methods are introduced to meet the learning needs of students. 

HPEU also celebrates excellence in teaching and academia by recognizing faculty members for teaching, research, and service awards. 

Vision Statement

Empowering the academic leaders of FDS to constantly strive to improve the quality of education and contribute to the success of graduates.

Ensuring a conducive environment at FDS to work, live, and learn, while also promoting patient safety through teaching.


  1. Identify competencies relevant to the program, curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation
  2. Empower teachers to adapt and adopt appropriate instructional and assessment methods to comply with curricular requirements
  3. Assist in accreditation requirements at the national and international level
  4. Assist in establishing collaborations with international dental schools to adopt best practices in curriculum and educational research
  5. Contribute in creating an encouraging and collaborative atmosphere for all faculty members in teaching, learning, and patient service
  6. Develop evidence and disseminate research findings

Organizational Structure


  1. Student induction programmes
  2. Orientation of new faculty to the institution’s instructional technology resources
  3. Induction and training programmes for admin and supporting staff
  4. Planning and delivery of instructional and assessment methods for faculty
  5. Planning and delivery of courses in the domain of hidden curriculum
  6. Training support staff to contribute effectively in instruction and assessment
  7. Strengthening mentorship programme
  8. Conducting Faculty Development Programmes (FDP) for external faculty
  9. Consulting on new instructional strategies
  10. Actively seek and encourage younger faculty members to initiate educational reform in an organized, scientific, evidenced-based manner
  11. Assist in developing scholarship
  12. Develop program evaluation plans and initiate remedial action, if any
  13. Update knowledge and skills related to HPEU
  14. Stay up to date with latest developments in the medical field with the Journal Club