It is  an integrated modular program , leading to the awards of  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCH). The curriculum centres on key health problems, clinical presentations and patient pathways. You will have clinical contact throughout with patients and doctors.

Degree Summary

  • As a student of medicine at NGU you will be joining an important and prestigious medical school,
  • Your degree will follow a six-and half year programme . The programme includes a series of ‘horizontal courses’ incorporating the vertical themes (e.g. scholarship and science, social determinants of health, patient safety, professionalism, use of medicines etc.). Student-selected components (SSCs) and electives  in a variety of topics also form a compulsory part of the programme.

Your Learning

You will be taught through lectures, tutorials and small-group work, and laboratory classes. Later years will involve attachment to teams of consultants and doctors.

You will be assessed by methods including single best answer questions, data interpretation and objective structured practical examinations and objective structured clinical examinations supplemented with portfolios. The programme integrates basic medical sciences and clinical sciences with professional skills and competencies throughout the programme. The integrated BSc enhances key generic skills including independent learning, critical thinking, scholarly writing and scientific method.

The undergraduate program MBBCh is followed by a 12-month internship at an approved hospital.

Program Structure

It is  an integrated modular program , leading to the awards of  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCH). The curriculum centres on key health problems, clinical presentations and patient pathways. You will have clinical contact throughout with patients and doctors.

  • Year 1 | Introductory Semester and fundamentals of clinical science 1 (36 hours)

    Semester 1:

    • The Introductory Semester: 17 weeks (18 CUs)

    Semester 2:

    • Infection and Defence: eight weeks (8 CUs)
    • Circulation and Breathing: eight weeks (8 CUs)
    • Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)
  • Year 2 | fundamentals of clinical sciences 2 (36 hours)

    Semester 1:

    • Fluids, Nutrition and Metabolism: eight weeks,  (8 CUs)
    • Movement and Musculoskeletal Biology: eight weeks, (8 CUs)
    • Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)

    Semester 2:

    • Neuroscience and behaviour: eight weeks, (8 CUs)
    • Endocrine Systems and Regulation: eight weeks, (8 CUs)
    • Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)
  • Year 3 | fundamentals of clinical sciences 3 and foundations of clinical practice (36 hours)

    Semester 1:

    • Development, Genetics and Cancer: eight weeks, (8 CUs)
    • Behavioural sciences: six weeks , (6 CUs)
    • Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)

    Semester 2:

    • Year 3 Elective Module: eight weeks , (8 CUs)
    • Foundations of Clinical Practice: ten weeks, (10 CUs)
    • Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)
  • Year 4 | integrated clinical care (48 hours)
    • Integrated clinical care 1: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Acute Care: 15 weeks,  (15 CUs)
    • Integrated clinical care 2: Care of the surgical patient, Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery , Rheumatology, Orthopaedics (1) : 15 weeks,  (15 CUs)
    • Integrated clinical care 3: Endocrinology, Haematology, Renal: 15 weeks,  (15CUs)
    • Vertical Modules: (3 CUs)
  • Year 5 | the life cycle and Community health (48 hours)
    • Child health: 15 weeks,  (15 CUs)
    • Women’s health: 15 weeks,  (15 CUs)
    • Family Health, Community Health and Public health : 15 weeks,  (15 CUs)
    • Vertical Modules: (3 CUs)
  • Year 6 | Specialist Practice (45 hours)
    • Mental Health and Neurology: 7 weeks, (7 CUs)
    • Special senses: dermatology, ophthalmology, ENT:  7 weeks, (7 CUs)
    • Senior clerkship – Medicine and Surgery: 14 weeks, (14 CUs)
    • Oncology and Palliative Care, Care of the Elderly: 7 weeks,  (7 CUs)
    • Emergency Care including Trauma and Orthopaedics (2): 7 weeks,  (7 CUs)
    • Vertical Modules: (3 CUs)
  • Final Semester | Preparation for Practice (14 hours)
    • Final year  elective module: 8 weeks (8CUs)
    • Preparation for Practice – the student assistantship; 6 weeks,  (4 CUs)
    • Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)

Modules

Each year is made up of both horizontal modules (completed within that year) and vertical modules (running through the entire program).

Years 3 and 6 contain elective modules to enrich the program and allow students to pursue an area of personal interest or career importance in depth

Each year also has one or two Consolidation Assessment and Feedback weeks (CAF) prior to integrated summative assessments. These week-long courses, usually between horizontal modules, bring together learning from the horizontal and vertical modules in the previous semester or academic year. They do not carry credit units.

  • The vertical modules are

     

    • Anatomy and Imaging
    • Clinical Communication
    • Clinical Skills and Practical Procedures
    • Practicing in Egypt.
    • Pathological Sciences: including histology, microbiology, virology, clinical biochemistry, etc.

     

    • Professional Practice: including professionalism, personal development, ethics & law, e health
    • Social Determinants of Health: including psychological, social, cultural, and environmental factors impacting on health, health inequalities, health promotion, underserved groups, rural health
    • Use of Evidence: accessing, critiquing, using and generating evidence for practice
    • Use of Medicines: pharmacology, therapeutics, prescribing

The MBBCH Program at NGU:

Overview