FACULTY OF MEDCINE

 
Introduction
With many faculties of medicine in Sudan, Omdurman Ahlia University (OAU) is confident that its Faculty of Medicine makes a difference by providing an alternative for students aspiring to achieve personal and professional goals. Most distinguishing is that the faculty inherited OAU’s long and rich philosophy of commitment to the pursuit of knowledge in service of the community. The Faculty's core value of Cura Personalis and commitment to service and social justice shapes its educational curriculum and prepares students to be agents of an empowering community-based health care system.

Objectives
Ensure that students obtain the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes for professional medical practice and life-long learning.
Enable a critical, analytical and reflective stance towards medical education and its practice.
Promote critical self-awareness and reflexivity in relation to the practice of medical education and leadership.
Foster creativity, innovation and ethical practice in educational research, development and leadership within the medical profession.
Vision
Build an exceptional socially accountable Faculty through excellence in education, research and patient care, consistent with the dynamic health needs of a globalized world.

Mission
Deliver educational service leading to providing world-class doctors commanding knowledge, skills and values necessary for practicing the medical profession. The Faculty seeks to accomplish this through modern and rigorous curriculum and cutting-edge research capable of achieving its objectives locally, regionally and internationally.

Values
Professional culture, ethics, civility, mutual respect, rigorous pursuit of excellence, integrity and commitment to positive contribution to society’s health.

Education Philosophy
Outcome-based and community-oriented.
Develop self-directed learners.
Build a strong foundation in both the basic and clinical sciences.
Emphasizes problem solving skills and develops life-long learning skills.
Build information management skills.
Instill clinical competency.
Integrate ethics, preventive medicine, and societal issues.

Characteristics of the Curriculum
The curriculum is designed to greatly improve students’ preparation for the complex challenges of globalization medicine by deeply exposing the them to the many faces of human disease and health. The key to the innovative curriculum is the integration of labs and lectures with active, experiential clinical learning. This tight linkage assures our curriculum is both relevant and evolving to accommodate patient needs, new disease trends, and scientific discoveries.

The curriculum has a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach. It provides a continually expanding level of medical experience, starting in the first semester of the course. In the early years of the programme students will learn about the medical sciences in the context of their relevance to patient care. The basic medical and  behavioural sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology) are introduced within interdisciplinary units. In all of these units there is a major focus on clinical issues through case studies. Later in the course, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation with an emphasis on clinical communication and clinical reasoning skills.

Learning Modalities
Interactive Lectures.
Case-based learning.
Team learning.
Multidisciplinary conferences.
Online exercises.
Laboratories.
Written assignments.
Experiential learning.
Hands-on training.

Evaluation
Students are evaluated against curriculum standards.
Written and practical examinations.
Small group, laboratory, and presentation performance.
Written and electronic assignments.
Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE).
Clinical competency.

Organizational Structure
The Faculty consists of 10 departments as Follows:

Anatomy.
Physiology.
Biochemistry.
Pathology.
Community Medicine.
Forensic  Medicine.
Paediatrics & Child Health.
Medicine.
Surgery.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Allocated Training Hospitals
Abu Anga Hospital.
Awad Hussein Hospital.
Omdurman Pediatric Hospital.
Chinese Hospital.

The Faculty is also endowed with 30 000 m2 allocated for constructing Medical Complex.

Admission
The Faculty is dedicated to enrolling qualified students who have adequate academic credentials, demonstrated leadership abilities, and a profound, sincere desire to commit their lives to medical service.
The requirements for admission is obtaining at least seven passes in seven subjects at one and the same examination in either the Sudanese Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or its Arabic /Foreign Certificate equivalent,  as standardized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The Subjects Required for admission for(SSSC) include:  Religious Studies, Arabic Language, English Language Additional Mathematic, Biology , Chemistry Physics .
Foe foreign certificates (e.g. IGCSE/GCSE/Canadian etc.) a pass in each basic sciences subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematic, English Language) plus any other two subjects obtained at on and the same examination.

Contacts
Postal address: P O Box 786 Omdurman
Phone: 00249 187 569334 – 00249 187 571127
Fax: 00249 187 553447     
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Location and Address
P.O. Box 786- Omdurman - SUDAN
Tel: + 187-571127, +187-566116, +187-566118 Fax: +187-553447

Email: info@oau.edu.sd

 

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