Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Program


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program comprises of 2 years of pre-clerkship (integrated modular applied basic sciences) courses and 3 years of clinical clerkship courses. After graduation, one year of internship is required as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, UAE, to practice medicine in UAE.

1. The Goals


The curriculum has been developed to provide learning opportunities enabling medical students to acquire fundamental knowledge develop basic skills and appreciate principles relevant to health care in the context of the community. The five-year curriculum has been designed to achieve the following goals:

      1) To provide a comprehensive medical education leading to MBBS degree

      2) To prepare for evidence based medical practice in the changing health care environment of the 21st Century

      3) To follow outcome based approach to medical courses and prepare the student to achieve the competencies in Medical knowledge, Clinical skills, Evidence-based learning, Patient care, Effective communication skills & Professionalism.

      4)To develop a compassionate, analytical and ethical approach in the delivery of health care to the community.

      5) To prepare physicians to function effectively in the social health care system.


2. Program Outcomes


a. Knowledge

Upon completion of the program, the students will be able to:

      1) Recognize and explain the scientific, including molecular basis of normal health and disease conditions affecting the human body.

      2) Integrate the basic sciences knowledge to the clinical context in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the human systems.

      3) Analyze the human psychosocial behavior in relation to health disorders in clinical decision making.

      4) Demonstrate basic knowledge of the global healthcare delivery in the community according to the health needs.

      5) Assess the strategies to support lifelong learning and apply the same to make professional decisions.


b. Skills


Upon completion of the program, the students will be able to:

      1) Elicit accurate and focused medical histories of patients and perform relevant, comprehensive physical examination.

      2) Evaluate the use of laboratory tests and imaging studies and interpret the results to arrive at clinical decision making.

      3) Perform the common medical and surgical techniques in clinical settings including the 'basic life support'.

      4) Formulate and implement plans for the prevention and treatment of diseases and refer patients to experts, if needed.


Aspects of Competence

Autonomy and Responsibility


The students will be able to:

      1) Display the attributes of sincerity, honesty and integrity while dealing with patients, community and medical profession.

      2) Analyze the scientific basis of the modalities available and apply them in clinical decision making process in patient care.

      3) Educate and motivate the patient to promote healthy habits for wellness and prevention of disorders.


Role in Context


The students will be able to:

      1) Communicate effectively and compassionately with the patients, colleagues and paramedical staff involved in health care management.

      2) Demonstrate professionalism and high ethical standards in all aspects of medical practice.

      3) Organize a healthcare team and take responsibility for the team performance in healthcare settings.


Self-Development


The students will be able to:

      1) Exhibit a capacity for self-evaluation and motivation for lifelong learning in medical practice

      1) Remain updated with advancements of medical sciences and apply new knowledge and skills in the patient care.

      1) Take active part in all national and international health care programs to keep the community in good health.


c. Attitudes & Behaviors


The Students shall be able to:

      1) Display the personal attributes of compassion, honesty, and integrity in relationships with patients, families, communities and the medical profession.

      2) Demonstrate the ability to communicate compassionately and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with patients, their families, colleagues and others with whom physicians must exchange information in carrying out their responsibilities.

      3) Exhibit appropriate value for the sensitive nature of the doctor/patient relationship and the importance of compassionate communication and active listening, with attention to the patient's familial, cultural, and spiritual circumstances.

      4) Demonstrate professionalism and high ethical standards in all aspects of medical practice, specifically competence, honesty, integrity, compassion, respect for others, professional responsibility and social responsibility.

      5) Exhibit a capacity for self-evaluation, moral reflection and ethical reasoning to form the basis for a self-directed, lifelong engagement in the responsible, committed, compassionate practice of medicine.