Medicine


 

Description:


The Medicine & Surgery field at GU adopts the latest medical education disciplines applied in prevalent international medical schools. Study in this field is mainly student-centered that focuses on problem solving rather than memorization and recalling.

 

Fundamentally, basic medical sciences courses are integrated in the pre clerkship phase (first three years), to reduce repetition of information. 


With the presence of an international hospital on GU campus, students get early on exposure to clinical study, this helps them develop personal and professional skills within an educational environment that encourages group discussion and teamwork.

  • Provide health services to the surrounding community, taking into account its privacy, in accordance with international standards.
  • Show appropriate and adequate knowledge of basic medical, clinical, statistical and behavioral sciences, along with the ability to incorporate and apply this knowledge to maintain health and treat patients.
  • Have a wide range of clinical skills that enable him to provide patients with adequate care to effectively address health problems, while optimizing the resources available to provide patients with optimal care
  • Acquire and display personal and communication skills that enable him to effectively exchange information with patients, their families and professional and community partners.
  • Be able to review and evaluate his/her own practices in patient care; evaluate and absorb scientific evidences and scientific research results, leading to improved patient care outcomes.
  • Be able to participate in medical research of all kinds.

GU Medicine graduates are trained to provide reliable and safe patient-centered care, based on on the integration of the knowledge they gain along with clinical skills and commitment to professional and ethical values. 

Graduates must therefore be able to acknowledge and apply the following principles:


Primary Health Care:

  • Take and record patient histories in a structured, patient-centered manner.
  • Perform complete physical examination appropriate for patients’ age and sex in a timely manner, taking into account their cultural concerns.
  • Determine appropriate diagnostic tests and interpret their results, taking into account the cost and effectiveness.
  • Perform diagnostic and intervention procedures in a skilled and safe manner; and adapt to unexpected results or change of the pathological condition.

Health Promotion:

A main value that students acquire through their study period is the ownership developing the community and promoting health well-being. Graduates have a duty to encourage individuals and communities to practice healthy behaviors, use his/her knowledge and skills to prevent disease, reduce mortality and promote a good lifestyle. 

Throughout their studies, students learn how to:

  • Identify the underlying factors of health and the principles of health improvement.
  • Identify economic, psychological, social and cultural factors that interfere with recovery and well-being.
  • Discuss the role of nutrition and physical activity in health. 
  • Identify major health risks in the community, including occupational and environmental risks, endemic diseases and common chronic diseases.
  • Describe principles of disease prevention plans and implement health education programs for individuals, groups or a particular community.
  • Identify the epidemiology of common diseases within the community and apply methodological means to help in preventing these diseases.

Scientific principles and researching:

Students are taught to base their clinical practice on profound understanding of the scientific principles and methods of medical and social sciences, apply this knowledge in clinical care, clinical reasoning, care provision, and research development. 

In order to achieve this, students learn to:

  • Describe the natural body structure, its main organs and explain its functions.
  • Explain the molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms of the body.
  • Identify major changes that occur to humans as they grow and the impact of aging on them.
  • Identify the different causes of a disease (genetic factors, aging, metabolism, toxins, microbes, autoimmune diseases, tumors, degenerative causes, trauma, and other reasons).
  • Describe the changes that are caused to the body and organ-functions due to various diseases and conditions.
  • Describe the procedures to be taken in order to prescribe medications: treatment, pharmacokinetics, side effects and drug interactions, including multiple treatments, long-term and non-prescription drugs.

Professional leadership of health care:

An important part of the medical profession is to collaborate effectively with doctors and other colleagues in the healthcare field and show awareness and respect for their role in providing safe and effective care around the patient.

Consequently, students get to learn to:

  • Apply leadership skills to enhance teamwork and health care delivery.
  • Respect other healthcare professionals and cooperate with them to deal with patients effectively.
  • Negotiate in cases of overlapping or shared responsibilities with doctors and other colleagues.
  • Manage time and learning resources effectively.
  • Critically evaluate published research studies in terms of integrity, credibility, and applicability.
  • Analyze numerical data and apply basic statistical methods.
  • Summarize and present relevant research findings to the public and professional audience.

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