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Last modified: December 02, 2014 13:43:33.

The medical education program will be designed along best international practices, with a view on their application in Qatar. Specifically, the curriculum will aim to be:

  • Outcome- and competence-based, with content and teaching aligned to clearly defined learning objectives across skills and behaviors

  • Oriented towards preparing students for clinical practice, with early exposure to the clinical environment to ensure that the students gain a deep understanding of and practical exposure to real patient care settings throughout the program

  • Systems- or disease-based, i.e., following an “integrated structure” incorporating content from multiple disciplines in modules focusing on major organ systems or typical diseases, and their diagnosis and treatment

  • Emphasis on common diseases and conditions in Qatar, their social and behavioral underpinnings, and communication to treat patients in a culturally sensitive manner

  • Evidence-based, with a strong emphasis on scientific method and exposure in research 

  • Inter-professional, to ensure an early exposure to and appreciation of other core members in medical teams, including nurses, pharmacists, technicians and administrators

The pedagogy and learning environment will also follow international best practices in “student-centered learning,” and promote opportunities for educational innovation, e.g.,
  • Interactive and engaging pedagogy, incorporating team-based learning, problem-based learning, self-directed learning and self-reflection, and potentially online and blended learning (‘flipped classroom’) models, as well as classroom teaching

  • English will be the language of instruction, in line with best practices in medical education and with the requirements of the future work environment

  • Students will attend general courses in other colleges in a gender-segregated environment, while specialized courses and clinical teaching will be offered jointly. A culturally sensitive learning approach is adopted to prepare doctors for treating and working with both genders in a clinical setting.