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Medical English

 

  Mission

Course Description

Course Delivery

Target Specialties

Prerequisites

Objectives

Required Materials

Necessary Preparations

Assessment

Lecturer and Tutor

Course Credit

Course Duration

Course Fees

Booking for a course

Deliverables on Completion of a Course

Mission

To provide education for health care providers, professionals, and students to empower them to be culturally competent in health care delivery.

 

Course Description

1.      Provide basic socio cultural health care information to enable health care providers to explore cultural issues, and strengthen their capabilities to work with various people from diverse backgrounds and varying cultures.

2.      Create awareness about own cultural assumptions and of the culture of hospitals and biomedicine, as well as its impact on people for whom this is unfamiliar.

3.      Stress the fact that identifying with one’s own culture should not make one form prejudiced views about any other cultures and belief systems.

4.      Provide the necessary resources, guidelines, and skills to achieve cultural competence.

5.      Avoid cultural misunderstandings and eliminate prejudices.

 

Course Delivery

One Credit delivered in:

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Two (2) lectures

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One (1) Audiovisual presentation

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Assignment(s)

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Examinations

 

Target Specialties

  1. Medicine

  2. Pharmacy

  3. Nursing

  4. Veterinary Sciences

  5. Social Sciences

  6. Folklore

  7. Anthropology

Prerequisites

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Bachelor students who completed the majority of courses required for the degree before taking this course.

bulletPostgraduate students after completion of research methods courses.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Define traditional medicine and related disciplines

  2. Recognize concepts behind Western biomedicine and culture-specific health care systems.

  3. Understand the systems of traditional medicine (TM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) around the world.

  4. Understand concepts and implications of cultural competence in health care.

  5. Discuss how culture shapes knowledge of anatomical and physiological functions, body image, and meanings attached to health practices.

Required Materials

Ahmad Al Safi. Traditional Sudanese Medicine; a primer for health care researchers, professionals and students, Ist Edition, TSM Foundation, Inc. Copyright © 2000. Bought from http://www.ahmadalsafi.net on registration. This eBook includes:

bullet1200 pages of text
bullet2000-reference bibliography
bullet600 recipes (vernacular, taxonomic & English synonyms)
bullet50 plates
bulletGlossary

 

Necessary Preparations

 

bulletComputer(s), Windows XP, Word, Powerpoint
bulletPrinter
bulletInternet Access

 

Assessment

A student must attend all lectures, audiovisual presentations, complete assignments and pass examination to be eligible for a credit in this course.

Marks are allocated as follows:
 

Undergraduates

Lectures & AV presentations

50%

Individual study

30%

Examination

20%

Postgraduates

Lectures & AV presentations

30%

Individual study

30%

Assignment

20%

Examination

20%

Lecturer and Tutor

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Dr. Ahmad Al Safi, MB BS, DA (England), FFARCS (England), FRCA (England), C Acupuncture (China)

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Consultant Anaesthesiologist & Intensivist;

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Managing Director, Health Heritage Centre, Sudan

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Founding Director, Traditional Medicine Research Institute, National Council for Research, and WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in Traditional Medicine, Khartoum.

 

Course Credit

bulletThis course is equivalent to one credit (8 notional hours of theoretical and individual study by the student) to consolidate general understanding of cultural issues in health.
bulletThe student is awarded a credit if he/she attends all lectures, carry out assignments if any and pass an examination.

 

Course Duration

One course would be completed in two sessions in one week. The timing, duration and content of each session would be decided by the Tutor in consultation with the candidates or their institutions.

 

Course Fees

Two (2) Thousand Dollars.

 

Booking for a Course

Contact Dr. Ahamd Al Safi at aalsafi@hotmail.com

 

Deliverables on Completion of a Course

  1. Examination Results
  2. Certificates of successful completion
  3. Copy of AV presentation(s)
  4. Copy of the outline of the lectures delivered.
  5. Assignment papers


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