The objectives of Eldaein University Faculty of Medicine are to:
- Emphasize values and ethical heritage of the Sudanese Nation in its curriculum, and follow strategies that lead to strengthening these values, as an important component of Eldaein University philosophy and message.
- Graduate a practitioner with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB BS), with strong community orientation and ethical components.
- Contribute to community development through health services provided in its own health institutions and other institutions co-operating with it, through the following: (a) partnership in designing health programs and plans, and implement whatever is feasible in utilizing the experience of specialists, (b) Contribution in continuous education through short and long term courses, to improve efficiency of health workers, and (c) Provision of essential equipments and supplies to improve quality of services, through partnership with the Ministry of Health.
- Strengthen medical and health research, making use of the University's accessibility and communication privileges.
CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES Characteristics of the Medical Graduate
A graduate of Eldaein University Medical Curriculum should be able to:
- Adopt the strategies of Eldaein University-Sudan and abide by its objectives and rules stated in its charter.
- Observe in his/her practice, the health professional ethics which agree with the Nation's values, beliefs and norms (as stated by Sudan Medical Council), and maintain good and honest relations with his/her patients, their families, his/her colleagues across all sectors involved in health.
- Appreciate the value of diversity and multi-ethnicity in solving health problems with emphatic, humane and fair practice.
- Diagnose and manage cases of endemic and epidemic diseases, and other health problems prevalent at the level of the individual, family or society, with special emphasis on the nutritional and environmental problems common in developing countries, and plays an active role in health promotion.
- Integrate basic, community and clinical sciences in solving community, family and individual health problems.
- Use scientific knowledge in diagnosis and management of health problems, according to known methods of problem solving and integration, and explains the scientific structural (anatomical), functional (physiological, biochemical), morbid (microbiological, pathological), and therapeutic (pharmacological) background related to the problems [problems in integrated medical sciences, clerkships], with full awareness of evidence-based practice.
- Manage emergencies, and decide and act properly on cases needing referrals to specialized centers or personnel. Be aware of ambulance and patient transfer facilities and contacts.
- Accepts to work in all settings according to needs, and act to improve health service delivery systems both quantitatively and qualitatively.
- Encourage community participation and act in recruiting various sectors in defining health and health-related problems, planning and providing suitable solutions, recognizing the community beliefs, ethics, and traditional practices, and remain accountable to their society.
- Adhere to "health team" approach, acting as an efficient member, capable of its leadership, dividing labor and responsibilities among its members, and ensuring both effectiveness and homogeneity among the members.
- Administer a health "unit" or "center" efficiently according to scientific, medical, statistical, economic and legal bases.
- Continue to consider elements of efficiency, costing and economic implications in his/her diagnostic and therapeutic choices.
- Acquire the skills of teaching, learning and communication efficiently to carry out her/his duties in health education and in winning the confidence of patients and their families and societies.
- Acquire the skills of self-learning, and contribute to availing opportunities for planning and implementing continuous education activities to upgrade his/her own abilities and those of his/her colleagues in the health team.
- Carry health or health-related research, alone or with a health team, using scientific methods known in such activities.
- Use computer in word processing, statistics and graphics to achieve success in other objectives of his/her career.
- Acquire postgraduate qualification in the discipline of his/her choice, recognizing the needs of the society for certain specialties, particularly general practice and family medicine.
- Have the skills of writing and / or appraising a scientific article for publication
EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES AND METHODS
The learning strategies emphasize the following: (1) early acquisition of basic clinical skills- including communication, (2) student-centered learning, and maximum student responsibility in the learning process, (3) problem-based and problem-oriented learning, (4) community-oriented and community-based activities, (5) integration of basic science, community and clinical practice in a multidisciplinary approach, (6) self- and peer education and evaluation, (7) team-work approach, (8) a wide range of electives, (9) continuous evaluation, (10) preparation for continuous education.
The Faculty of Medicine adopts the following methods in the daily program of activities: (1) problem-based learning (PBL) sessions- one problem/ week at most, (2) seminars and small group discussions –once/ week at least, (3) field practice in rural and primary health care settings and societies not less than 1/5th of the timetable, (4) practical sessions (laboratory, clinical) not less than 1/4th of the curriculum timetable, (5) skill laboratory (weekly) sessions, (6) lectures -not more than 1/3rd of the curriculum timetable (not more than 3 lectures/day), (7) educational assignments, reports and research activities (as many as the program and time would allow), (8) electives -about 10% of the curriculum timetable- (about 2 hours/semester).
The Faculty of Medicine adopts the following methods to evaluate:
Written Exams (Midterm and Final) 50%, Class attendance / participation 10%, Practical reports 10%, Final project reports 10%, Assignment reports 10%, Essay paper reports 5% and Evaluation reports 5%