Department Objectives

Goals, objectives and strategies:

We are basically involved in clinical skill module and internal medicine module as well as other modules that are fortified by internal medicine topics.

We have certain learning outcomes following end of internal medicine module:

1) Knowledge

   Graduate should have sufficient knowledge and understanding of:

      a. The normal structure, function and development of the human body and interaction between body and mind

      b. The normal pregnancy and child birth, the principles of antenatal and postnatal care

      c. The aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, natural history and prognosis of common physical and mental disease, particular those which pose acute danger to function, life or the community.

      d. The common diagnostic tests and procedures, their uses, limitations and costs

      e. The management of common conditions including pharmacological, psychological, physical and nutritional therapy

      f. The principles of health education, disease prevention, rehabilitation and the care of the suffering and dying.

      g. The principles and ethics related to health care and the Islamic and legal

         responsibilities of the medical profession.

2) Skills

   Graduate should acquire the skills of:

      a. Taking a tactful, accurate and organised medical history

      b. Performing a gentle and accurate physical and mental examination

      c. Integrating history and physical examination to reach a provisional diagnosis of differential diagnosis

      d. Selecting the most appropriate and cost effective diagnostic procedures

      e. Formulating a management plan

      f. Counselling patients and families clearly regarding diagnostic and therapeutic procedures before eliciting consent

      g. Performing common life-saving procedures

      h. Using information resources to obtain further knowledge and interpret medical evidence critically and scientifically

    i. Communicating clearly and considerately with other health professionals.

3) Attitudes

   Graduate should have the attitude of:

      a. Respecting every human being and abiding by relevant Islamic ethics

      b. A desire to ease pain and suffering

      c. Willingness to work in a team with other health professionals

      d. Responsibility to remain a life-long learner and maintain the highest ethical and professional standards

      e. Referring patients to other health professional when needed

      f. A realization that it is not always in the interest of patients to pursue every diagnostic or therapeutic possibility.

And by the end of clinical skill module that done together with the surgical department, the students will be able

1) Knowledge

Graduates should have sufficient knowledge and understanding of:

a. The normal structure, function and development of the human body and interaction between body and mind.

b. The etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, natural history and prognosis of common physical and mental diseases, particularly those which pose an acute danger to function, life or the community.

c. Common diagnostic tests and procedures, their uses, limitations and costs

d. The management of common conditions including pharmacological, psychological, physical and nutritional therapy.

e. The principles of health education, disease prevention, rehabilitation and the care of the suffering and dying.

f. The principles and ethics related to health care and the Islamic and legal responsibilities of the medical profession.

2) Skills

Graduates should acquire the skills of:

a. Taking a tactful, accurate and organized medical history.

b. Performing a gentle and accurate physical and mental examination.

c. Integrating history and physical examination to reach a provisional diagnosis or differential diagnosis.

d. Selecting the most appropriate and cost effective diagnostic procedures.

e. Formulating a management plan.

f. Counselling patients and families clearly regarding diagnostic and therapeutic procedures before eliciting consent.

g. Performing common life-saving procedures.

h. Using the information resources to obtain further knowledge and interpret medical evidence critically and scientifically.

i. Communicating clearly and considerately with other health professionals.

3) Attitudes

Graduates should develop the following attitudes:

a. Respect for every human being and obedience by relevant Islamic ethics.

b. A desire to ease pain and suffering.

c. Willingness to work in a team with other health professionals.

d. Responsibility to remain a lifelong learner and maintain the highest ethical and professional standards.

e. Referring patients to other health professional when needed.

f. A realization that it is not always in the interest of patients to pursue every diagnostic or therapeutic possibility.