Our students had their take on clinical, and hospital pharmacy as they headed to Baheya Hospital, putting theory into practice! The NGU vision aligns with the UCL curriculum in aiming to give our future pharmacists real-world experiences for their future careers. From IV admixture, chemotherapy to physiotherapy and Radiology, this placement visit was all about engagement and creativity.
The diverse roles of the pharmacist as a medication expert and as a researcher are of intertwined importance; no wonder they are embedded together in our modules. In order to learn and practice the essential lab skills, a hands-on approach to apply scientific concepts is adopted at the School of Pharmacy.
This session is a clear example of NGU’s pursue to provide the students with a chance to apply their theoretical knowledge and work effectively in the lab. The students applied the rules of analytical chemistry to draw a calibration curve between known concentrations and the absorbance using colorimetric methods, then apply their knowledge to perform a glucose tolerance test.
In a continuous process for the scientific enrichment of the School of Medicine at NGU, world-class scientists/physicians are being invited by the Health Sciences Research Division. Within this context, Prof. Hesham Sadek, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, and Associate Director of Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was invited for the second time to give a talk at NGU for medical students.
One of the key functions of being a pharmacist is dispensing medications; we aim to provide our students with practical pharmacy skills that involve both the technicalities and knowledge of medications, as well as, the necessary skills that conform to the modern ethical and legal requirements. Dispensary sessions provide an experience that accommodates the safety and professionalism of being a pharmacist; to provide an active-learning experiences in the recognition, resolution, and prevention of medication errors and integrate – like our system always aims – the scientific concepts into pharmacy practice.
As a member of the United Nations Academic Impact, NGU encourages its students to take part in solving health issues.
For this purpose, NGU World Health Organization (NGUWHO) Organzied their 2018 conference from the 10th to 14th of April. This year’s conference tackled the issue of Mental Health: Factors affecting the development of PTSD in areas of mass casualties and traumas.
Today NGU celebrates World Health Day (7 April). As a member of the United Nations Academic Impact, NGU encourages you all to spread awareness about the “Health for All” campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO). You can get involved by sharing the key messages that WHO aspires to spread on World Health Day 2018.
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is about ensuring all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship.
No one should have to choose between good health and other life necessities.
UHC is key to people and nations’ health and well-being.
UHC is feasible. Some countries have made great progress. Their challenge is to maintain coverage to meet people’s expectations.
All countries will approach UHC in different ways: there is no one size fits all. However, every country can do something to advance UHC.
Making health services truly universal requires a shift from designing health systems around diseases and institutions towards health services designed around and for people.
7. Everyone can play a part in the path to UHC, by taking part in a UHC conversation.
On March 22nd, NGU celebrated World Water Day by inviting its students and followers on social media to join the mission of conserving water for our beautiful planet earth by following these easy ways to conserve water at home.
1. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. Water comes out of the average faucet at 2.5 gallons per minute. Do not let all that water goes down the drain while you brush! Turn off the faucet after you wet your brush, and leave it off until it is time to rinse.
2. Turn off the tap while washing your hands. Do you need the water to run while you’re scrubbing your hands? Save a few gallons of water and turn the faucet off after you wet your hands until you need to rinse.
3. Fix your leaks. Whether you go DIY or hire a plumber, fixing leaky faucets can mean big water savings.
4. Head to the car wash. If you feel compelled to wash your car, take it to a car wash that recycles the water, rather than washing at home with the hose.
5. Cut your showers short. Older showerheads can use as much as 5 gallons of water per minute. Speed things up in the shower for some serious water savings.
6. Hand-washing many dishes? Fill up your sink with water, instead of letting it run the whole time that you are scrubbing.
7. Use less electricity. Power plants use thousands of gallons of water to cool. Do your part to conserve power, and you are indirectly saving water, too!
8. Wash Fido outdoors. That way, you are watering your yard while you are cleaning your pup. Just make sure that the soap you are using isn’t harmful to your plants!
In observance of World Down Syndrome day, NGU hosted a speech entitled “Why Yehia Kandil is My Superhero” by Dr. Mostafa Kandil, Teaching Assistant at school of Dentistry.
The inspiring speech showcased the amazing journey of Yehia Kandil and the fantastic power of will of which he made the impossible so easy to reach. Yehia is dreaming of going to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
He always dreams big and that is how he goes places. We are all touched and inspired by a true hero yesterday.