Abass Alhassan, PhD, MPHIL, BSc
Abass Alhassan, FHEA, PhD, MPHIL, BSc, is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Embryology and Histology at AUC School of Medicine's UK Track program. Dr. Alhassan is an 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 histology course material to Medical students. Additionally, he is responsible for coordinating the peer tutoring programme and serves as a member of the AUC’s Admissions Committee.
Dr. Alhassan has nearly fifteen years of experience teaching the foundations of medicine to undergraduate and graduate level students. Dr. Alhassan hold fellowship status of the UK Advanced Higher Education Academy. His research focus is on innovations in Anatomy education, depression, and anxiety among infertile women. He was previously employed 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 as the Head of the Anatomy department.
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 Kumasi, 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.