Sign In
  • A-
  • A
  • A+
  • ع
  • A-
  • A
  • A+
  • ع
Dr.Jacqueline Dias Chair Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • • Curriculum development and evaluation • Clinical Teaching • Oncology, Palliative and Geriatrics • Simulation in Health Care Professions

Research Interests:

  • Curriculum design and evaluation Simulation & Clinical Teaching Online and blended Learning Faculty Development Inter-professional Education

Contact

PhD(Italy), MEd ( UK), BScN (Canada), SFHEA(UK)
Associate Professor July 2016 to date Associate Professor & Director, Post RN BScN and Blended Learning March 2014to July 2017 Interim Co – Director, Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) October 2015 – December 2016 Program Director, Post RN BScN and BScN Program November 2008 – February 2014 Program Director, General Nursing Diploma Program August 2003 – September 2007 Program Director, BScN Program August 15, 2004 – February 15, 2005 Assistant Professor, AKU July 2000 – July 2016 Senior Instructor, AKU January 2000 – July 2000 Assistant Manager, Nursing Services May 1995 – December 1999 Acting Assistant Manager, Nursing Services April 1994 – May 1995 Senior Instructor, Nursing Services September 1991 – April 1994 NES Instructor, Nursing Services September 1988 – August 1991 Staff Nurse , Nursing Services October 1986 – August 1988 Joint Appointments Associate Professor, Department of Educational Development (DED), Medical College February 2004 – to January 2019
Coordinator for Simulation Champions and set up Simulation Based Education courses at undergraduate and graduate level Convener for National Baccalaureate Curriculum appointment by Higher Education Commission Pakistan Chair of Curriculum Committee Director of Blended Learning in which I led the transformation of a didactic curriculum to a blended pedagogy Introduced Elective courses into the baccalaureate curriculum Chair of Work Based Model for Post RN Set up the Baccalaureate Program at Al Bath University, Syria Technical Expertise provided to Kabul University to set up the BScN Program Set Up the Professional Licensure Examination for Baccalaureate Nursing Conducted a Need Assessment Exercise for Nursing Education and Services in Bangladesh Set up Enrichment Programs for baccalaureate students in Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan and Central Asia Set Up an Examination Cell for Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Sigma Theta Tau International Catholic Woman’s Guild Karachi Goan Association
Flipped Classrooms Activities Leads to Improved student Engagement Using Simulation as a strategy to teach end of life care Simulation Based Team Training to teach Management of Shoulder Dystocia Educational Development Review – using reflection to enhance Teaching and Learning Practice Measuring Factors of Blended Learning in Higher Education Institutes: Perceptions, Attitudes and Practices of Course Facilitators Effectiveness of the Preceptorship Model using Blended Learning Educational Learning Environment – using the DREEM tool Need Assessment for Faculty Development Critical Thinking Dispositions among 4th Year BScN students of the Various Armed Forces Colleges of Nursing, Pakistan Perception of staff nurses about the Leadership Attributes of Effective Head nurses in two hospitals of Islamabad Faculty and Student Experiences of Using Blended Learning as a Teaching Strategy Clinical Preceptorship Models Knowledge of Cardiology Nurses regarding care of patients with permanent Pacemaker implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in Karachi, Pakistan Inter Professional Education : Faculty Perceptions in a Private University Patients Perceptions about Quality Nursing Care( QNC) at tertiary care Hospitals, Karachi, Pakistan Medication Errors at a Tertiary Care Hospital: underlying factors and health care professionals experiences The process of Role Transition from Student to Staff Among Nurses of University Teaching Hospital Barriers to Higher Education in Nursing, Sindh, Pakistan Medication Tracking Errors Early Childhood Development
Dias J.M., & Violato, C., (2018). A Need Assessment for Faculty Development in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs in Pakistan, International Studies in Nursing,3(1) Dias J.M., & Zuberi, R.W. (2018). Establishing a Simulation Centre in Karachi, Pakistan, COJ Nursing & Healthcare. 1(4) Dias, J.M., & Hooda, K. (2018). Setting Up a Cardio Thoracic Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program In Pakistan: Challenges Encountered and Lessons Learned. Nurs Pract Today. 2018; 5(1):219-221 Farooq, S., Rehman, R., Hussain, M., & Dias, J. (2018). Perceptions of Nursing Students of Educational Environment at a Private Undergraduate School of Nursing in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. 68(2),pp216-223 Farooq S, Rehman R, Hussain M & Dias, J.M. (2018).Comparison of undergraduate educational environment in medical and nursing program using the DREEM tool. Nurse Education Today ,69 ,74–80 Badruddin, S, Gul, R, Dias J, Pir Muhammad K, Roshan R (2018) Health Care Professional as a Second Victim. Med Clin Rev Vol. 4 No. 1: 2. Dias, J. & Khowaja, A., (2017). A Case Study on Experiences of Clinical Preceptors in the Undergraduate Nursing Program . World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index 131, International Journal of Social, Behavioural, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, 11(11), 2537-2540 Dias, J., Lalwani, E., Khawaja A. A., & Mithani, Y. (2017). Emerging Role of Clinical Preceptors (CPs) at a Private University, Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Education and Training Studies, Vol. 5 (8)pp .46-50 Cassum, S., Allana, S, & Dias, J. (2016). “Faculty and Student experiences of Adopting blended learning in health assessment course in Post RN BScN program, Karachi, Pakistan”. Journal of Education and Training Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.11114/jets.v4i1.1168 Nishat, T., Saeed,T., Dias, J.M., & Allana, S. ( 2016).Strategies to Eliminate Medication Error Among Undergraduate Nursing Students, International Journal of Nursing Education. 8(1), pp 167-171 Dias, J., Kurji, Z., Gulamani, S., and Mithani, Y. (2015). Moving towards Preceptorship Model and Blended Learning Methodologies in Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Pakistan. International Journal of e-Healthcare Information Systems (IJe-HIS), 2 (1), pp: 51-55. Ayyub, R., Kanji, Z., Dias, J., and Roshan, R. (2015). Perceptions of Patients Regarding Quality Nursing Care (QNC) at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics, 6(6), pp: 1-5. Punjwani, R., Khatoon, A., Dias J.M., Kurji, Z., Siddiqui, D.F., Bana, S., and Baig-Ansari, N. (2015). Palliative Care in Nursing - Where are we in Pakistan? Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, S5:1, pp: 1-4. Tabassum, N., Allana, S., Saeed, T., & Dias, J. M. (2015). Content Validity of a Tool Measuring Medication Errors. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 5(8), pp 1 – 2. Vertejee, S., Somani, R., Allana, S., & Dias, J.M. (2015). Students’ Cognitive Engagement In “Care of Elderly course” using Blended Learning Methodologies. International Journal of Nursing Education. International Journal of Nursing Education 7(3), pp 23-28. Tabassum, N., Allana, S., Saeed, T., Dias, J. M. (2015). Reported Medication Errors Committed by Undergraduate (Four Year BScN) Students at AKU-SoNaM, Karachi, Pakistan. International Journal of Nursing Education, 7(3), pp 94-98. Hirani, S., & Dias, J. M. (2014). Pediatric Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum in Pakistan: Strengths, Limitations and Recommendations. International Journal of Nursing Education, 6(1), 54. Dias, J. (2013). The Future of Nursing Education, Canadian Medical Education Journal, 4 (1) e-113-114. Lalani, N.,& Dias J.M (2011),The Role of Transition of Nurses in a University Teaching Hospital in Pakistan, Journal of Nurses in Staff Development Vol 27, No.4 E1-E5. Dias J. M., Mithani Y., & Hirani S. (2011). Setting up a Professional Licensure Examination in Nursing (PLEN) in a University Teaching Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 15, 2383–2386. Dias J. M., & Kurji Z. (2011). Evaluation of teaching and learning course in the nursing baccalaureate curriculum in one University Teaching Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 15, 2963–2966. Dias J. M., Ajani K., & Mithani Y. (2010). Conceptualization and operationalization of a baccalaureate nursing curriculum in Pakistan: Challenges; hurdles and lessons learnt. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2 (2010) 2335–2337. Premji I S. , Lalani N. , Ajani K. , Lakhani A., Moez S. & Dias J .M. (2010). Faculty practice in a private teaching institution in a developing country: embracing the possibilities. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi.11111/j.1365-2648.2010.05523.x. Khowaja, K., Nizar, R; Merchant R, J; Dias, J; Bustamante-Gavino, I; Malik, A. (2008). A systematic approach of tracking and reporting medication errors at a tertiary care university hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. Accepted for publication in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 2800 OLE-TCRM-OA-2008- Khowaja.pdf. Carbonu D. M. & Soares J. M. (1997). Forensic Nursing in Pakistan Bridging the Gap Between Victimized Women and Health Care Delivery Systems. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. Vol 35. No. 6.
THESIS Masters in Health Professions Education, Department of Educational Development (DED) Effectiveness of Lectures Verses Blended Learning for Oral Radiological Interpretative Skills in Operative Dentistry Learning Environment in the Operating Room: Comparing the Perception of Residents and Faculty using the OREEM inventory Perception of Post RN BsN Nursing Students about Written Feedback on Clinical Practices in a Private University ,Islamabad, Pakistan Comparison of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination Scores of Students with and without Structured Integrated Skills Labatory curriculum Masters of Science in Nursing Critical Thinking Dispositions among 4th Year BScN students of the Various Armed Forces Colleges of Nursing, Pakistan Perception of staff nurses about the Leadership Attributes of Effective Head nurses in two hospitals of Islamabad Knowledge of Cardiology Nurses regarding care of patients with permanent Pacemaker implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in Karachi, Pakistan Inter Professional Education : Faculty Perceptions in a Private University Patients Perceptions about Quality Nursing Care( QNC) at tertiary care Hospitals, Karachi, Pakistan Medication Errors at a Tertiary Care Hospital: underlying factors and health care professionals experiences The process of Role Transition from Student to Staff Among Nurses of University Teaching Hospital Barriers to Higher Education in Nursing, Sindh, Pakistan PROJECTS Curriculum Development and Introduction of Blended Learning at Jamshoro University, Pakistan Management of Mentorship Program for Blended Learning In Educational Institutions The Transition to Blended Learning at Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery: an Evaluation Development of a Module for Nursing in Syria for Neonatal Nurses
Faculty Developmental Award for PhD studies 2010 Annemarie Schimel Scholarship (German)for Masters Studies (1996) McMaster- CIDA (Canadian) Award for Bachelor of Science in Nursing(1999) Appointment as SFHEA, Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK ( 2017) Award for Educational & Research Contribution, Medical College (2018) Farooq, S, Rehman, R., Hussain. M., & Dias J.M (Poster Presentation) at Comparison of Medical and Nursing Educational Environment using one DREEM tool” at Basic and Biological Sciences, February 22nd, 2018 (Best Poster Award).AKU, Karachi, Pakistan Nurudin Jivraj Professorship of Nursing (July 2004-2017) Dias, J. M., & Aijaz, A.,. (2017). A Case Study on Experiences of Clinical Preceptors in the Undergraduate Nursing Program,ICNM 19th International Conference on Nursing Management, Dubai,UAE November 27-28, 2017 (Award for Best Oral Presentation) SOTL grant to Train as Facilitator for Rethinking Teaching at Simon Fraser University, Canada (2017). Grant for Comprehensive Course in Simulation at Centre for Medical Simulation, Boston, USA (2016) Grant to attend SIMGhosts 2016 and Simulation Training, Melbourne, Australia(2016) Grant to attend SIMGhosts 2015 and Simulation Training, Dubai, UAE (2015) Award for Excellence in Education ( 2013) Appointment by Office of the Provost as a Teaching Learning Resource Person Award for Best Poster Presentation at the 16th AKU National Symposium & AEME Symposium ( 2013) Title: Maximizing the Clinical Experience for Nursing Students during a Pediatric Course in HEC/ PNC Baccalaureate curriculum in Pakistan, Lessons Learnt. Outstanding Faculty Award for Classroom Teaching ( 2004) Annemarie Schimel Scholar ( 1996)
Oncology Support Group Geriatric Care Services in Old Age Homes Annemarie Schimel Scholarship Association Zoe Bibi Fund to support disadvantaged females to gain higher education in Pakistan
My philosophy of teaching has evolved over time and is deeply rooted in nursing. Movement of higher education into universities has meant that education does not take place in the traditional way of sitting in a classroom. I have come to understand that nursing education cannot carry on in the same way as I have been taught. The future of nurse education constitutes a need for change in both teaching pedagogy and assessment. Flexible learning options, part-time study, bridge programs and work based learning are the need of the time along with a student centered approach with an inclusive curriculum, conducive learning environment and an awareness of social and cultural issues
Back to list