Medical Tourism Facilitator Course

COURSE CODE & TITLE MTC 37 Medical Tourism Facilitator
COURSE DURATION 90 hours
COURSE AVAILABILITY Weekend
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION English
MAXIMUM INTAKE 30
PREREQUISITES (General) Diploma / Bachelor Degree (Any Stream)
AWARD 9 CE units

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Medical Tourism Facilitator certificate course aims to train the students in different aspects of medical tourism and to develop their skills to perform as an operator and promotional role in medical tourism industry. This course provides information and knowledge in various areas like travel industry, medical facilities and conditions, legal/ethical issues, logistics and hospitality industry related to medical tourism and also facilitates a better systematic understanding of the medical tourism industry. This course prepares students to take up various challenges while working in the role of medical tourism facilitator. The course further inculcates the theoretical as well as practical understanding of new trends in medical tourism industry thereby helping the student to identify key operational areas in the field.

COURSE OUTCOMES:

The course outcomes combine with components of essential Knowledge, Skills and Attitude. At the end of this course the student shall be able to:

Knowledge Components:

At the end of this course the student shall be able to:

  • Describe different basic elements of medical tourism.
  • Understand the global scenario of medical tourism and position of UAE in international market.
  • Identify the opportunities and threats faced while working as a medical tourism facilitator.
  • Gain basic knowledge of different medical terms and common procedure’s used in the process of medical tourism.
  • Understand the nature and concept of tourism business and basic terms of airlines, tour operation, hospitality industry used in medical tourism facilitation.
  • Understand the significance of wellness tourism and wellness tourism market.
  • Describe various components of patient care and ethical legal aspects of medical tourism.

Skill Components:

At the end of this course the student shall be able to:

  • Develop skills to escort medical tourist at medical tourism destination.
  • Demonstrate the methods to improve medical tourism facilitation services and business development.

Aspect of Competence:

Autonomy and Responsibility:

At the end of this course the student shall be able to:

  • Design an effective itinerary, customized and tailor-made package for a patient of medical tourism.

Role in Context:

At the end of this course the student shall be able to:

  • Applies principles of teamwork in medical tourism facilitator business to avoid business risk.

Self-Development:

At the end of this course the student shall be able to:

  • Improve self-management skills besides business communication.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE COURSE

Any Diploma/Bachelor degree holder who is interested to take up work as a medical tourism facilitator.

COURSE CONTENTS:

MTC 101 Introduction to Medical Tourism
MTC 102 Medical Terminology & Healthcare Systems
MTC 103 Basics of Tourism Terminology
MTC 104 Outline of Wellness Tourism & Hospitality
MTC 105 Seminar

Field Work/ Visits & Assignments (Practical)

Online Activity

COURSE METHODOLOGY:

  • Lectures & video sessions
  • Course Work
  • Instructor led discussions
  • Worksite learning

ASSESSMENT:
Continuous and End of the course evaluation.

VENUE OF STUDY

  • CCE & CO, GMU, UAE.
  • THUMBAY HOSPITAL, DUBAI UAE.

Fees

  • Registration : AED 200/-
  • Course Fee : AED 15,000/
  • Examination fee : AED 150/-

For academic advising and planning of their study schedule applicants are requested to contact: The CCECO Coordinator, Office of the Director, CME & CPD, Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, UAE.

Continuing Education Units:
The course has been accredited for nine continuing education (CE) units. Although these CE credits 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 in advancement of career by the relevant institutions.