|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|
|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|
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.
- Common Alphanumeric in Arabic
- General Conversation
- Doctor/Patient Communication in different clinical scenarios
|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:
|*According to existing demand|