Basic Arabic for Health Professionals

COURSE CODE & TITLE BAC 27 Basic Arabic for Health Professionals
COURSE DURATION 55 Hours
COURSE AVAILABILITY Twice a Year – *Weekend/Evenings
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION English
MAXIMUM INTAKE 40
PREREQUISITES (General) A health related professional or students of medicine,dentistry,pharmacy or health sciences who want to improve comprehension of the Arabic language. No prior experience in using Arabic language is expected.
AWARD 5.5 CE Units

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Beginners level (Level 1) course, of 16 hours’ duration, can be taken by health professionals or health professional students, who wish to communicate in Arabic to deal with day to day activities. Course content includes but is not limited to: greeting people, making enquiries regarding services required, asking for directions to visit places of interest, and giving directions.

Level 2 comprises the Arabic for Special Purposes course: Obtaining information about patient complaints and their need for health services: giving information and obtaining patient consent for medical examinations and interventions; identifying main body parts and referring to body organs; explaining the need for investigations and procedures; explaining diagnostic findings, giving information on prognosis and treatment outcomes; advising about drug dosage; and follow up visits.

COURSE OUTCOMES:At the end of this course the student should be able to:

  • Communicate in Arabic used in the Arabian Gulf region in the setting of a hospital, clinic or a community health care facility.
  • Acquire skills in writing and reading Arabic at an introductory level.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE COURSE:
The course is aimed at non-Arabic speaking students and health professionals in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and other health fields.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Common Alphanumeric in Arabic
  • General Conversation
  • Doctor/Patient Communication in different clinical scenarios
COURSE METHODOLOGY:

  • Classroom teaching
  • Audio tapes of the lesson as self-learning aids
    will be provided
  • Instructor-led discussions
VENUE OF STUDY

  • Information & Learning Center, Gulf Medical University.
ASSESSMENT: Continous and End of the course assessment
For academic advising and planning of their study schedule applicants are requested to contact: The CCECO Coordinator, Office of the Director, Center for Continuing Education & Community Outreach, Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, UAE.

Continuing Education units:
The course has been accredited for Five and Half Continuing Education (CE) units awarded by the Gulf Medical University. Although these CE units cannot be transferred to satisfy credit requirements in any diploma or degree level courses in which the candidates may enroll at a future date, they could be counted for advancement of their career by the relevant institutions.

*According to existing demand