Sonam Deki | Intern

To improve the quality of medical education through the use of digitalisation, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Science of Bhutan (KGUMSB) launched an audio-visual centre at the university campus in Thimphu.

Health Minister Dechen Wangmo and Japan International Cooperation Agency Chief Representative Kozo Watanabe inaugurated the centre.

KGUMSB President Dr Kinzang P Tshering said, “With this audio-visual studio, we can meet the increasing demand of having contextualised online teaching and learning materials for quality education and academic continuity even in situations like a pandemic.”

KGUMSB will use the audio-visual centre to create course content for national resuscitation courses (NRC), total quality management, postgraduate, undergraduate, and diploma programs.

Staff were given a six-week training on how to operate the studio.

The audio-visual studio will not only serve KGUMSB but will also help health professionals improve their knowledge and skills by offering online courses.

The audio-visual centre was established with support from JICA Bhutan.