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General Education Curriculum (MBBS/MD) Program

General Education Course Description

Course Prerequisite: None
Course Summary: This course covers the basic skills of the English language required for students of Medicine. This course includes the use of professional English in medicine including medical terminology with the correct pronunciation. It hones the students’ English language skills to read, write, listen and speak effectively in medical contexts.

Course Prerequisite: ENG 103
Course Summary: Health Sciences Communication in English covers the soft skills required for a medical professional to interact with patients and their families. At every level, it emphasizes Empathy, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, and problem-solving skills while interacting with patients, their families as well as their colleagues. Students are exposed to techniques of communicating in different contexts. Public Speaking skills including conference presentations are practiced

Course Prerequisite: None
Course Summary:The Computer Skills course is designed to provide students with basic Information Technology (IT) to equip them with the essential skills required as healthcare professionals. This course covers system security, communications, and a variety of computer applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The students are exposed to input-output devices, which will be helpful in their future careers. The course also includes discussions on the impact of information technology on various aspects of healthcare.

Course Prerequisite: None
Course Summary: Psychology is the study of human behavior and consists of various psychological principles and theories that enhance one’s understanding of human thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This course includes psychological principles such as learning, behavior, emotions, and personality development that will aid in the comprehensive management of patients required of medical professionals. It also includes the practical skills of counseling and motivational interviewing that are integral components of good medical practice.

Course Prerequisite: None
Course Summary: This course adopts a variety of language situations to assimilate everyday life issues for students of medical and health sciences. Different issues related to daily life such as greetings and introductions are covered through oral dialogues. The course gives priority to pronunciation and correct articulation while speaking in Arabic.

Course Prerequisite: None
Course Summary:Islamic Culture and Medicine course introduces the concept of medicine in Islamic belief. The course covers the pillars of the Islamic faith, the ethical and moral issues, rights and duties, and allowance and forbiddance of certain surgeries and procedures related to medicine under Islamic belief.

Course Prerequisite: None
Course Summary: Psychology is the study of human behavior and consists of various psychological principles and theories that enhance one’s understanding of human thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This course includes psychological principles such as learning, behavior, emotions, and personality development that will aid in the comprehensive management of patients required of medical professionals. It also includes the practical skills of counseling and motivational interviewing that are integral components of good medical practice.

Course Prerequisite: None
Course Summary: This course adopts a variety of language situations to assimilate everyday life issues for students of medical and health sciences. Different issues related to daily life such as greetings and introductions are covered through oral dialogues. The course gives priority to pronunciation and correct articulation while speaking in Arabic.

Course Prerequisite: None
Course Summary: Islamic Culture and Medicine course introduces the concept of medicine in Islamic belief. The course covers the pillars of the Islamic faith, the ethical and moral issues, rights and duties, and allowance and forbiddance of certain surgeries and procedures related to medicine under Islamic belief.

Course Prerequisite: None
Course Summary: The Emirates society course seeks to consolidate national belonging and identity and appreciate the national achievements of the United Arab Emirates. The course focuses on introducing students to the main social features of the Emirati community and its core values and heritage, as well as the history and geography of the country. It discusses the internal and foreign policy, social development, and services provided by the State, including the empowerment of women and their role in society. The course also aims to shed light on UAE’s role in building an Emirati knowledgeable society, encouraging multiculturalism, and developing solid economic and technological infrastructure, as well as positioning UAE in a globally competitive level. The course also includes the future visions and challenges towards developing strategic plans as it discusses Federal Government Vision and Abu Dhabi's Vision 2030 and the different issues related to future development plans and the expected challenges.

Course Summary: The research process is the cornerstone for informed and effective decision-making to improve health and the effectiveness of their health systems. The course is emphasizing the understanding of the main elements of the scientific research process. It will encourage students to understand how to conduct the research in their practice; seek the answers to the questions in the current practice in their field as well as base their professional practice on emerging evidence from research. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, self-directed learning, and demonstrations. The course has been designed to provide the basic tools required to write a successful proposal and to become familiarized with the research methodology. The latter includes the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, data collection, presentation, and descriptive analysis, and the final report of a research proposal, manuscript, grant, or abstract.

Course Summary: Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a two-credit course offered in the second semester of the second year of the Medical program. The goal of the course focuses on assisting the students to acquire a practical approach to how to transform a novel idea into a successful commercial product and application of knowledge to real-life organizational issues faced by those establishing and managing innovation-driven organizations. The course also encourages students to understand how to evaluate the opportunities to design new medical products and organizations that solve problems or make patients’ lives better; seek the knowledge of building teams to manage and lunch new ventures. Learning is facilitated through interactive lecture sessions, group discussions, and self-directed learning.