Abass Alhassan, PhD, MPHIL, BSc
Abass Alhassan, PhD, MPHIL, BSc, is an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Embryology and Histology at AUC School of Medicine's UK Track program. Dr. Alhassan is on faculty at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston UK, where the program is delivered, and is responsible for planning and teaching all embryology and history course material to first semester students.
Dr. Alhassan has nearly a decade of experience teaching the foundations of medicine to undergraduate and graduate level students. From 2011-2018, he served as Head of the Anatomy Department at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana where he oversaw the design and delivery of the university’s anatomy curriculum. His time at SMHS included leadership positions on numerous academic and faculty committees, including the Curriculum Committee, the Academic Board Executive Committee and the Faculty Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance Committee. His true passion is teaching and helping students learn through problem-based learning techniques.
Dr. Alhassan earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumashi, Ghana. After completing his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science, he pursued an advanced research degree in developmental biology and a doctorate degree in pharmacology. In 2013 and 2015, Dr. Alhassan completed additional training in academic medicine and medical curriculum design at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Dr. Alhassan is a member of the Anatomical Society of Ghana, the International Association of Medical Science Educators, and was named a 2018 Fellow of the West African College of Morphology.