To be one of the best academic institutes in the nation in research, medical education, and excellence in patient care.
To provide an international, culturally diverse environment in which students learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for postgraduate training in the health profession, while being inspired to develop compassion, curiosity, tolerance and commitment to patients and society, dedication to life-long learning and an understanding of the vital role of research in healthcare.
Main Features of the Programme
- The curriculum is concerned with providing the medical students with a sense of responsibility towards the patient and society which is lacking in medical education in many developing countries.
- The curriculum is based on community and public health, to reflect the medical problems of the country
- Clinical relevance is emphasized throughout the course. Early clinical experience is introduced to the students during their study of basic medical sciences.
- Joint teaching by different departments, especially in the basic medical sciences, is planned to ensure effective integration and holistic approach to teaching of medicine.
Overview of the Programme
The medicine program in Hayatt University College (HUC) runs a five-year MBBS programme, divided into 10 semesters, of approximately 20 weeks each. The curriculum is a hybrid between the traditional pre-clinical/clinical system and the highly integrated systems. So, although we keep separate phases for the curriculum (see below) there is a good deal of integration, both 'horizontally' so that disciplines within medicine are learned together and 'vertically' in that clinical work and relevance are introduced from the beginning.
On successful completion of the MBBS programme, the medical graduate will:
- Understand the scientific foundations of medicine, and will apply that understanding to the practice of medicine.
- Understand the concept of health and the individuals and the community needs of health
- Master the core clinical skills needed to evaluate and care for patients. This includes:
1- Obtain relevant and adequate medical history, perform appropriate physical examination, use diagnostic tests appropriately and synthesize the information to formulate a differential diagnosis.
2- Use his/her knowledge, skills, clinical judgment and the scientific method to formulate a plan of management
3- Recognize and institute initial treatment for patients with life-threatening emergencies;
4- Work collaboratively as a member of health care teams to offer the patient the best multi-disciplinary care.
5- Understand the importance of disease prevention and acquire the ability to formulate strategies for promoting health and preventing illness.
6- Develop the capacity for life-long learning including use of information technology and ability to critically evaluate the medical literature.
7- Treat patients with compassion and respect, maintain integrity and high moral conduct and adhere to ethical principles.
8- Demonstrate leadership skills and abilities.
9- Know how to critically appraise the scientific and clinical evidence that underlies the best approaches to the treatment and care of individuals and populations and contribute to scientific and medical research.
10- Listen to and communicate effectively with patients, patients' families, colleagues and others who contribute to health care delivery, in both written records and in oral communication.
The Course structure for MBBS in Medicine & Surgery is divided into three phases:
- Phase 1 (Semesters 1 – 4):– Scientific Foundations of Medicine
- Phase 2 (Semesters 5 -6) – Science and medical practice
- Phase 3 (Semesters 7 -10) – Clinical rotations
Prof. Abdualgfar Ali Adm
Coordinator of Medicine & Surgery Program