English Language (1), ENGL1400, 6 Credit Hours
This English Course serves as foundation in the Medical and Dentistry College for students aiming for the CEFR B1 level. Integration of the four language skills is achieved using an increasing range of listening, reading, and writing texts in various context settings. The focus on communicative interaction is maintained and supported by means of a variety of familiar topics offering students greater exposure to authentic texts and cultivating an appreciation of all four language skills. On successful completion, students will progress to ENGL1500. They will also be able to use the learned medical vocabulary in their conversations.
Biology, BIOL1450, 3 Credit Hours
This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology including: Cell structure and division, cell function, metabolism, energy production and transformation, principles of genetics, and human endocrine system. It includes theoretical lectures in addition to laboratory practice.
Computer Skills, CSKL1100, 3 Credit Hours
The course uses both lectures and practical application to introduce students to the basic computer concepts in hardware, software, networking, computer security, databases, websites and other emerging technologies such as blogs, wiki, RSS, podcasting, and Google Apps. Applications widely used including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, and web development programs are studied. The course will also help students develop critical thinking skills as well as learning terminology and problem-solving techniques to solve IT problems. The course will focus on performing tasks that simulate practical and professional situations.
University Skills, SKLS1101, 3 Credit Hours
The university skills course aims to teach students the basic skills that the university student should know for all disciplines. In this course, the student also learns how to effectively recall methods and how to create a cognitive map of information and skills, in addition to teaching scientific research skills and simple and complex thinking skills. At the end of the semester, student masters a large number of skills that help him to successfully complete his/her university degree and prepare for the the labor market.
Fitness & Health Education, HEDF1100, 1 Credit Hour
This course covers skills and knowledge related to healthy nutritional habits, physical integrity, healthy sleep, reproductive health, consumer health, and the importance of exercise in preventive health and maintenance of the health. It also includes the basics of first aid, the best ways to deal with stress. Also, this course will discuss preventive of smoking, alcohol drugs, & drugs. The course also includes physical activities that aimed to improve health by using advanced and modern machines.
English Language (II), ENGL-1500, 6 Credit Hours
This integrated English for Medical Purposes course provides an introduction to medical terminology via the concepts and methods pertinent to studying in an academic context. The cultivation of study skills, critical thinking, and the development of autonomous learning are integrated in the course as are key academic skills required for successful participation at undergraduate level. The receptive skills of listening and reading for detail, gist, global understanding and deducing meaning from context and inference ensure students receive language input essential for academic preparation. Students are expected to achieve intermediate plus proficiency (B1 – B2) on successful completion of the course.
Chemistry, CHEM1450, 3 Credit Hours
This course covers general principles of chemistry including:
(1) The composition and structure of the atom which includes atomic theory, laws, atomic structure, subatomic particles, isotopes, atomic number, and atomic mass
(2) The periodic table of elements which covers quantum mechanics, quantum numbers, shapes of orbitals, the modern periodic table, electron configurations, valence electrons, periodicity, atomic radius, ions, ionic radius, ionization energy, electron affinity, and metals
(3)Chemical bonding includes the ionic bonds, the covalent bond, Lewis dot structures, coordinate bond, simple Lewis structures, electronegativity, polar bonds, and Lewis structures of molecular compounds and polyatomic
(4) Inter/intra-molecular forces including intermolecular attractive forces
(5) Organic chemistry covers hydrocarbons, saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, hybridization, isomerism, reactions of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes and their reactions, aromatic compounds and aromaticity, resonance and inductive effect, recognize functional groups in organic molecules and name the families they come from, alcohols, phenols, Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic acid and their derivatives, amino acids , peptides and proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.
Physics, PHYS 1450, 4 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to a physical description of living systems. The concepts of force, energy, oscillations, waves, and image formation and its relevance to living systems, especially in the human body. This course introduces students to the relationship between Laws of Physics and human body, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. It covers many topics:
- The human body, tissues, bones, and cells are all subject to the Laws of Physics and Chemistry. The proper function, dysfunction, treatment of the body and its parts, the impact and constraints of the Laws of Physics.
- The concepts and quantitative methods of physics are employed to understand the workings of the human ear, the human eye, and human metabolism.
- The concepts and quantitative methods of wave motion and image formation are specifically applied to medical imaging techniques (e.g. ultrasound sonography, X-ray imaging, and CT-, PET-, and MRI-scans), to learn of their strengths, weaknesses, and ranges of applicability.
Biostatistics, STAT 1450, 3 Credit Hours
This course covers the basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will be equipped to carry out common statistical procedures and follow statistical reasoning. Principles of measurement, data summarization, and univariate and bivariate statistics are covered. Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental concepts to real world situations of the medical fields.
Introduction to Nursing Practice 1, NURS1201, 7 Credit Hours
This course provides an introduction to basic nursing skills and the underpinning knowledge. It includes numeracy and basic drug calculations. Students spending time in a supervised clinical setting will be able to practice and develop skills in line with the relevant skills inventory. This practice module includes university-based skill development activities designed to enable students to confidently engage in learning activities whilst on placement.
Introduction to Study Skills, NURS1203, 5 Credit Hours
This course provides the next level of foundation of nursing studies, developing the student’s study and writing skills, and introducing evidence based practice and the concept of professionalism.
Introduction to Nursing Science, NURS1204, 5 Credit Hours
A working knowledge of the body informs health promotion, exercise and fitness. It is critical to our understanding of what happens when things go wrong with the body, the causes and effects of disease, how diagnoses are reached and treatments decided. A sound knowledge of the disciplines of Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology are also essential in becoming a knowledgeable, a well informed and effective health practitioner.
Introduction to Islamic Culture, ISLM1100, 2 Credit Hours
The introduction to Islamic culture course aims to identify the concept of Islamic culture, its various sources, and what are the challenges it faces. It covers also the knowledge of the Islamic faith, its pillars, and the sources of its reception. It includes the definition of the three nullities of faith.
Introduction to nursing practice 2, NURS1202, 7 Credit Hours
This course builds on the concept of the delivery of person- centered nursing practices across all population groups and within a range of clinical areas introduced in the previous practice module. This course continues the students’ development in understanding the importance of effective communication with people with a range of physical and mental health problems across their lifespan. This course aims to prepare the student to actively participate in a range of practice learning environments. It continues to encourage development of the skills and professional behavior necessary to meet health and social care needs across the lifespan introduced in part one. Practice learning is supported by a formative skills inventory. This practice module includes university-based skill development activities designed to enable students to confidently engage in learning activities whilst on placement. This is reflected in the total contact hours for the module. These are designed to prepare students for all practice learning that meets the standards for pre-registration education.
Application of Nursing Theory to Practice, NURS1205, 5 Credit Hours
This course acts as an introduction to the key concepts of nursing, allowing students to explore the complex nature of nursing. Students undertake guided independent learning and bring this to group activities in which scenarios are used to facilitate their professional knowledge and development.
Person Centered Practice in Nursing, NURS1206, 5 Credit Hours
This course focuses on person centered practice within the context of nursing. It will achieve this by exploring themes such as health promotion, health inequalities and public health and how these relate to person centered practice.
Developing Nursing Practice 1, NURS1301, 7 Credit Hours
This course offers opportunities for students to act in an increasingly competent and autonomous manner in clinical placements. The course will include annual mandatory training in CPR, manual handling and numeracy. This course aims to extend the student’s generic and field knowledge and skills through undertaking a range of basic and complex practice learning opportunities. Students will work with less direct supervision to make the most of opportunities to extend knowledge, skills and practice. Practice learning is supported by a formative skills inventory. Enhanced skills are taught in university to prepare students for practice. However, in recognition of the students’ acquisition of skills in the previous year, university contact hours are reduced.
Using Evidence to Guide Nursing Practice, NURS1303, 5 Credit Hours
This course has been designed to provide students with an introduction to using published evidence to inform care delivery. The focus of this course is to assist students in becoming an informed consumer of evidence by making them more aware of the role of research evidence in the profession they have chosen to work in, and the evidence that shapes and influences nursing practice. This course has a practice-related learning focus evidenced through a report and essay facilitated through group and individual tutorials.
Health and illness across the lifespan, NURS1304, 5 Credit Hours
A working knowledge of the body informs health promotion, exercise and fitness. It is critical to our understanding of what happens when things go wrong with the body, the causes and effects of disease, how diagnoses are reached and treatments decided. A sound knowledge of the disciplines of Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology are also essential in becoming a knowledgeable, a well-informed and effective health practitioner.
Arabic Language Skills, ARAB 1101, 2 Credit Hours
This course consists of four modules: The first unit covers the original and subordinate pseudonyms; the second unit includes the verbal sentence, the subject’s noun, the object’s noun, and the infinitive; the third unit explains the subject and the predicate, Tanna and her sisters, Kana and her sisters, Enna and her sisters; and the fourth unit illustrates the accusative, accusative, accusative, adverbial, and distinction).
Developing Nursing Practice 2, NURS1302, 7 Credit Hours
This course will provide practical and theoretical teaching to underpin the practice element of the program; it will support students to achieve all the practice based learning competencies required by the second progression point. This course will offer opportunities for students to act in an increasingly competent and autonomous manner in clinical placements. Mandatory training in CPR and manual handling and maternity care are included.
Professional Values and Therapeutic Interventions in Nursing, NURS1305, 5 Credit Hours
This course will consider nursing practice across the lifespan. The course focuses on exploring how nursing theories relate to the wider public health issues. There will be an emphasis on providing insight into working with families and individuals. How to promote, improve and protect their health and well-being. This will include brief intervention for a healthier lifestyle. This course builds on the concepts introduced in year Two, and allows the students to consider how they are applied in nursing practice.
Contemporary Issues in Healthcare (long term conditions), NURS1306, 5 Credit Hours
The course requires the student to apply professional, legal and ethical concepts to a Long Term Condition patient they have been in contact with in clinical practice. You are further required to develop your reasoning to the impact of the LTC upon health provision using atlas variations, and the collaborative approaches utilized to manage the patient.
Consolidating Nursing Practice 1, NURS1401, 7 Credit Hours
This course will develop and enhance clinical competencies, building on previous practice courses and practice experience. Students will be encouraged to extend their knowledge on more complex clinical practice whilst becoming more autonomous and addressing areas for further development in preparation for final year.
Nursing management and leadership, NURS1403, 5 Credit Hours
The course is designed to prepare the student for their forthcoming leadership roles in nursing. Students will be introduced to leadership styles, how to plan and implement quality improvement and how to assess their own leadership development needs.
Managing Complex Care in Adult Nursing, NURS1404, 5 Credit Hours
The course aims to develop the student’s understanding of the complexity of care and equip them with the skills required in nursing complex cases. It will allow the students to experience caring for patients with complex needs and also to consider the effects of complexity on the patient, and on the family care.
Consolidating Nursing Practice 2, NURS1402, 7 Credit Hours
This course will develop and enhance clinical competencies, building on previous practice courses and practice experience.
Changing Perspectives in Healthcare, NURS1405, 5 Credit Hours
The course is designed to provide critical insight into the current state of healthcare It will introduce a variety of improvement strategies currently employed by high performing organizations. The course will enable students to explore issues in the context of nursing and developments of contemporary practice. These have a profound effect on patients and service users/carers and must be addressed by the practitioners of tomorrow.
Research Methodology, NURS1406, 3 Credit Hours
This course builds a knowledge on nursing research, main components of nursing research. This course promotes the active participation of the students in this area. This course discusses the basic principles of research, research methods, ethics in conducting research, how to read and write a scientific paper, and how to critically analyze a research article.