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MB.B.Ch Programme

 

M.B.B.Ch. Program Specifications 2011-2012

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1- Programme Specification:
2- Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
3- Academic Standards:
4- Curriculum Structure and Contents:
5- Programme Courses:
6- Programme Admission Requirements:

1- Programme Specification:

A- Basic Information

1- Programme Title: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MB.BCh)

2- Programme Type:       Single   √          

3- Department (s):

  1. Anatomy ,
  2. Histology,
  3. Physiology,
  4. Biochemistry,
  5. Pathology,
  6. Pharmacology,
  7. Parasitology,
  8. Microbiology,
  9. Community & Industrial Medicine,
  10. Forensic Medicine and clinical toxicology
  11. Oto-rhino-laryngology,
  12. Ophthalmology,
  13. Internal Medicine& Specialities,
  14. Paediatrics,
  15. General Surgery & specialities,
  16. Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
  17. Islamic Studies

4- Coordinator:…Prof. Samia  Sioudi   And Prof.Magda Hassaballa…
External Evaluator(s)…....................................

6- Last date of programme specifications approval:……14/10/2008…………

B- Professional Information

Programme Aims to:

  • Provide female graduates with knowledge and understanding of health and its promotion, and of disease prevention and management laying stress on update and evidence based approach to be clinically competent for safe and effective medical practice.
  • Prepare graduates to be proficient in basic clinical skills, demonstrate competency in the performance of a limited number of basic technical procedures and to pursue life long learning and problem solving skills.
  • Encourage the acquisition of research skills and stimulating approach to the major public health problems related to the community.
  • Impart appropriate professional and personal attitudes and behaviour based on Islamic principles for the achievement of high standards of medical practice.

 
2- Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)


2.1- Knowledge and Understanding:

Graduates attaining basic medical education should have knowledge that enables them to:

2.1.1- Recognize basic sciences and different stages of development at a level sufficient to understand normal structure, ultrastucture and function of human body and basics of normal and abnormal behaviours;
2.1.2- Demonstrate molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms important in maintaining homeostasis;
2.1.3- Outline the immune system and the different defence mechanisms against injury and disease;
2.1.4- Describe the causative organisms of all diseases that may affect the human body including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites stressing on methods of its isolation and identification and methods of infection control.
2.1.5- Identify the aetiology, genetics, pathology and prognosis of all physical and mental diseases in humans, laying stress on community health problems;
2.1.6- Describe pharmacological principles of treatment using drugs, their  efficacy in the management and symptomatic relief of diseases, and their adverse reactions, stating different modalities of pain relieve and palliative treatment including care of life threatening illnesses and terminally ill  diseases;
2.1.7- Recognize principles of disease surveillance and screening, disease prevention, early detection of common community health problems,  principles of healthcare planning, and prioritization of services environmental & industrial health hazards, communicable disease control, health promotion and rehabilitation;

2.1.8- Develop epidemiological principles of demography and biological variability and how population-based approaches to health care services can improve medical practice
2.1.9-Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of medicolegal aspect of medical practice and intervention and recognize the basis of clinical toxicology;
2.1.10- Consider the legal responsibilities of the medical profession and  the competencies of defining the medical ethics based on an Islamic view;
2.1.11- Recognize basics of health and safety procedures during practical and clinical years;
2.1.12- Describe different types of diseases related to all body systems  and   ways of management at all age groups .
2.1.13- Recognize principles of Obstetric/Gynaecology  and principles of family planning;
2.1.14- Understand basis of surgical conditions and their management including basic pre- and post operative care and non invasive and invasive available intervention ;
2.1.15-Describe causes and mechanisms of diseases related to Oto-rhino-laryngology and define the proper management;
2.1.16- Identify the aetiology of diseases related to Ophthalmology and describe its proper management;  
2.1.17-Identify, diagnose and manage common acute and chronic neonatal, infant, childhood and adolescent healthcare problems and preventive paediatrics;
2.1.18- Describe aging process and principles of geriatric medicine;
2.1.19-Understand  the  principles  of  musculoskeletal  biomechanics  and replacement therapy as well as physical methods   used in the investigation, evaluation and diagnosis of musculoskeletal diseases and disability;

2.1.20-Recognize   the principles of non-pharmacological therapies including psychotherapies.
2.1.21-Understand basic Islamic Jurisprudence and other related religious subjects that can ascertain good medical practice;
2.1.22-Acquire appropriate level of English language that enables them for learning and practicing medicine efficiently.  


2.2- Intellectual Skills:

Graduates attaining basic medical education should develop Intellectual skills that enable them to:

2.2.1- Integrate basic anatomical, histological, biochemical and physiological facts with clinical data;
2.2.2-Analyze interpret, and objectively evaluate data obtained from patient’s history and physical findings for choosing the appropriate diagnostic procedures required;
2.2.3- Identify the appropriate investigations required for diagnosis;
2.2.4- Interpret medical evidence, use analytical thinking in problem-solving and  apply decision making skills for  appropriate management of common acute and chronic conditions taking into consideration the social status of the patient;
2.2.5- Apply principles of scientific research and recognize the importance of rigour in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data;
2.2.6- Recognize different elements of risk assessments ( to select appropriate tests for detecting patients at risk for specific diseases or in the early stage of disease), and to determine strategies for responding appropriately.
2.2.7- Demonstrate their ability to recognize and cope with uncertainty by:

  • accepting that uncertainty is unavoidable in the practice of medicine;
  • Using appropriate cognitive and intellectual strategies to deal with uncertainty when it arises.

2.3- Professional and Practical Skills:

Graduates attaining basic medical education should develop Professional and Practical skills that enable them to:

2.3.1- Demonstrate essential practical skills in basic sciences.
2.3.2- Take accurate and organized, patient-centred, sensitive, structured and relevant medical history.
2.3.3- Perform accurate relevant and systematic physical and mental state examination in a sensitive manner, appropriate for age, gender, culture and clinical condition;
2.3.4- Communicate properly with patients, their relatives, colleagues, nurses, other health professionals and the community;
2.3.5- Define problems and formulate a differential diagnosis;
2.3.6- Produce and maintain recent, legible and accurate records for patients under their care;
2.3.7-Give advice on health promotion and diseases prevention and control;
2.3.8-Evaluate the health needs of patients with chronic illness and disability;
2.3.9-Choose the best cost-effective diagnostic measures and the proper treatment.
2.3.10-Work out drug dosage based on patient's weight ,age, and health condition and write safe prescriptions of different types of drugs.
2.3.11- Recognize and manage effectively and efficiently different emergency conditions including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation;
2.3.12-Perform simple intervention and  basic medical procedures
2.3.13-Make clinical decisions based upon evidence and findings;
2.3.14- Plan an appropriate management strategies for patients;


Graduates at the end of the house officer year should be competent in performing the following:

2.3.15- Practice the procedures learnt during undergraduate in real situations
2.3.16- Perform venepuncture and collect blood samples
2.3.17- Insert a cannula into peripheral veins
2.3.18- Give intramuscular, subcutaneous and intravenous injections
2.3.19- Perform suturing of superficial wounds.
2.3.20- Demonstrate competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic life-support
2.3.21- Administer compulsory childhood, maternal and international vaccines
2.3.22- Perform basic bedside tests
2.3.23- Perform and interpret ECG
2.3.24- Administer basic oxygen therapy
2.3.25- Use a nebuliser (inhalation therapy) correctly
2.3.26- Insert a nasogastric tube
2.3.27- Perform bladder catheterization
2.3.28- Perform procedure of normal labor
2.3.29- Adopt suitable measures for infection control

2.4- General and Transferable Skills:

Graduates attaining basic medical education should develop General and Transferable skills that enable them to:

2.4.1- Search through medical data base and adopt the principles of self-directed lifelong learning;
2.4.2-Use updated information technology resources to be independent thinkers and self-learners;
2.4.3- Work effectively within a team.
2.4.4-Practice effectively in a continually changing and developing environment;
2.4.5-Present information clearly in written, electronic and oral forms, and communicates ideas and arguments effectively;
2.4.6- Effectively manage time and resources and set priorities;
2.4.7- Identify the needs and expectations of patients;
2.4.8-Solve problems related to patients, work management, and among colleagues.
2.4.9-Improve their linguistic capabilities and computer related skills;
2.4.10- Show leadership skills when appropriate;
2.4.11- Study topics in depth.
2.4.12- analyze and use numerical data (use simple statistical methods).
2.4.13- Evaluate their work and that of others using constructive feed back.  


2.5- Values and Attitude:

Graduates after attainment of basic medical education should acquire the attitude that enables them to:

2.5.1-Behave ethically and professionally and be committed to their Islamic principles;
2.5.2-Respect human beings rights irrespective of diversity;
2.5.3-Cope with situations where communication is difficult including breaking bad news.
2.5.4-Show compassion to the patients and their relatives in situations of stress and grief.
2.5.5-Acquire a respectable appearance and performance;
2.5.6- Apply the main principles of medical ethics and be able to explain the reasoning behind a decision;
2.5.7- Respect the role of other healthcare professionals;
2.5.8-Recognize the limits of their professional competence;
2.5.9-Work with colleagues in the ways that best serve patients’ interests.

3- Academic Standards:

External References for Standards (Benchmarks)

Subject benchmark statements of the General Medical Council (GMC) –UK-
( www.qaa.ac.uk)-Annex-1 are mainly adopted to be followed as an external source of reference for the faculty programme specification. National academic reference standards were implemented in May 2008 and  were consequently adopted.  

4- Curriculum Structure and Contents:

4.a- Programme duration: Six years
4.b- Programme structure
4.b.i-No.of hours per week: Lectures: 10 0 ,Lab./Exercise: 6 8      total:1 68
4.b.ii- No. of credit hours:        Compulsory           Elective          Optional     
4.b.iii-No. of credit hours of basic sciences courses:   No.:   83           60 %
4.b.iv- No. of credit hours of courses of social sciences and humanities:
 No.:3       78  %   
4.b.v-  No. of credit hours of specialized courses:   No.:63              37.5 %
4.b.vi- No. of credit hours of other courses:         No. : 17             10 %
4.b.vii Practical/Field Training: 8h / week.                           
4.b.viii-Program Levels (in credit-hours system): -------

5- Programme Courses:

5.1- Level/Year of Programme: First year (subject 5 -annex 2),

Code
 No.

Course Title

No. of hours /week

Programme ILOs
Covered
(By No.)

                     Lect.

                     Lab.

                  Exer.

 

Anatomy and Embryology

5

6

----

 

 

Physiology

5

2

----

 

 

Histology

2

3

----

 

 

Biochemistry

5

2

-----

 

 

English

4

-----

------

 

 

Qur’an

1

-----

----

 

 

Islamic subjects
العقيدة والأخلاق- الفقه الإسلامى

4

----

-----

 

 

Computer

1

----

-----

 

5.1- Level/Year of Programme: Second year (subject 7 -annex 2),

Code
 No.

Course Title

No. of hours /week

Programme ILOs
Covered
(By No.)

                     Lect.

                     Lab.

                  Exer.

 

Anatomy and Embryology

4

6

----

 

 

Physiology

5

2

----

 

 

Medical psychology

1

-----

----

 

 

Histology

2

3

-----

 

 

Biochemistry

5

2

------

 

 

English

2

-----

----

 

 

Qur’an

1

----

-----

 

 

Islamic history

2

----

-----

 

Level/Year of Programme: Third year (subject 9 -annex 2),


Code
 No.

Course Title

No. of hours /week

Programme ILOs
Covered
(By No.)

                     Lect.

                     Lab.

                  Exer.

 

Pathology

4

4

------

 

 

Pharmacology

4

4

------

 

MIC-M-U3

Microbiology and Immunology

2

2

-----

 

 

Parasitology

2

2

-----

 

 

Qur’an

1

-----

----

 

 

Islamic subject
تفسير

1

----

-----

 

 Level/Year of Programme: Fourth year   (subject 11 -annex 2),


Code
 No.

Course Title

No. of hours /week

Programme ILOs
Covered
(By No.)

                     Lect.

Clinical rounds

 

Ophthalmology

2

12
2m/year

 

 

Otolaryngology

1

12
1m/year

 

 

Community and Public Health

4

8
2m/year

 

 

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

2

10
2m/year

 

 

Medical ethics based on Islamic principles

2

------

 

 

Qur’an

1

------

 

 

Islamic Subject
حديث

1

-------

 

Level/Year of Programme: Fifth year (subject 13 -annex 2),


Code
 No.

Course Title

No. of hours /week

Programme ILOs
Covered
(By No.)

                     Lecture*

Clinical rounds

 

Internal Medicine and Specialties

9

12/week
8m/year**

 

 

Paediatrics

2

12/week
3m/year

 

* Theoretical (Hour/year)

  • 30h /year in Skin & Venereal disease
  • 15h /year in Chest disease
  • 15h /year in Cardiology & vascular medicine
  • 15h /year in Neurology & Psychiatry
  • 15h /year in Tropical Medicine
  • 15h /year in Endocrinology
  • 15h /year in Clinical Pathology
  • 6h /year in Physical Medicine & Rheumatology

**There's 15 days round in each of the following specialities:
Chest- Cardiology & Critical cases – Neurology- Tropical Medicine- Clinical Pathology – Skin & Venereal disease – Physical Medicine & Rheumatology - Psychology& Endocrinology

Level/Year of Programme: Sixth year  (subject 14 -annex 2),


Code
 No.

Course Title

No. of hours /week

Programme ILOs
Covered
(By No.)

                     Lecture***

Clinical rounds

 

Surgery and Specialties

9

12/w
8m/year****

 

 

Obstetrics and Gynecology

4

12/w
4m/year

 

***Theoretical (Hour/year):

  • 30h /year in Anesthesia
  • 15h /year in Orthopedic Surgery
  • 15h /year in Urology
  • 15h /year in Radiology
  • 15h  /year in Emergency Medicine

****There's 15 days round in:
Orthopedic Surgery- Anesthesia& Intensive care –Neurosurgery- Radiology-
Urology - Emergency Medicine
 

6- Programme Admission Requirements:

The regulations of Al-Azhar University only select female students who are holding Al-Azhar Education Secondary Certificate (AESC). Applicants are residing in Cairo as well as all other governorates. Those having the highest grades are prioritized. Students from other countries, mainly, Arab, holding equivalent certificate are also accepted. Students with the highest rank are having the best chance for acceptance. The annual students’ intake is determined by Al-Azhar Supreme Council.
According to the regulations of Al-Azhar University and its by-law (subject 2-annex 2), the undergraduate programme of education provides general education that prepares the students for all career options in medicine. It is a discipline based six-year curriculum, followed by twelve months Pre-Registration House Officer (PRHO) period in the university and community hospitals in order to be licensed for practicing medicine.
The curriculum is divided into three phases; phase one: first and second years of medicine (the preliminary phase), phase two: the third year of medicine (the intermediate phase). Both phases cover the basic medical sciences and the preclinical years. Phase three: the fourth, fifth and sixth years of medicine (the final phase), where students start their clinical clerkships (subject 3, annex 2. Islamic related subjects are studied in the first four years, they are taught in Arabic. English language and humanity and behavioural sciences are studied in the first and second years while computer is studied in the first year only. All medical courses are studied in English. The academic year is thirty-six weeks starting in mid-September and ending in mid-June. It includes a mid year vacation for two weeks in January. Phase I and II are not semester based, while the last three clinical years are divided in blocks in term of weeks.  

 

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