College of Medicine

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Overview

The college of Medicine - Aljouf University was established in the academic year 2000/2001, and became a regional leader in medical education. It adopts the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum, as well as integration within basic sciences and between basic and clinical sciences.

The curriculum is oriented towards training students to undertake the responsibilities of a physician at first contact who is capable of looking after preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of medicine. The curriculum aims to ensure that our graduates have a good working understanding of biological, psychological and social mechanisms and processes, as well as their impact on health and disease, based on principles of learning drawn from cognitive psychology. At the end of undergraduate program, the student shall endeavor to be able to:

  • Achieve competence in practice of holistic medicine, encompassing promotive preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of common diseases.
  • Develop scientific temper, acquire educational experience for proficiency in practice and promote healthy living.
  • Become exemplary citizen by observation of medical ethics and fulfilling social and professional obligations, so as to respond to national obligations.

The students coming out of the College of Medicine shall be competent in the diagnosis and management of common health problems of the individual and the community.

  • Be competent to practice medicine.
  • Be able to appreciate the socio-cultural, economic and environmental factors affecting health and develop humane attitude towards the patients.
  • To have appositive attitude for continued self- learning and to seek further expertise or to pursue research in any chosen area of medicine.
  • Acquire basic management skills in the area of human resources, materials and resource management related to healthcare delivery.
  • Be able to identify community health problems and learn to work to resolve these by designing, instituting corrective steps, evaluating outcome of such measures.
  • Be able to work as a leader in healthcare teams; and have personal integrity, sense of responsibility and dependability and ability to relate to or show concern for other individuals.

Education at the college of medicine enables students to develop a set of life and learning skills that promote a continuing ability and desire to learn, and a set of technical and professional skills that permit a range of career choices. Our excellent undergraduate academic programs leave graduates well prepared for their personal and professional lives and with a continuing ability and desire to learn.

The medical graduates of modern scientific medicine shall endeavor to become capable of functioning independently in both rural and urban environment. Every attempt will be made to encourage students to participate in PBL and seminars to enable them to develop personality, expression and other faculties which are necessary for medical graduates.

Interwoven throughout the training program is a rigorous new curriculum that enables the student to pull together the complexities of clinical practice: ethics, communication skills, self-reflection, and health systems, inter professional teamwork and being that well-rounded doctors of tomorrow must possess.