The main purpose of this theme, which runs longitudinally, is to provide a structure to ensure that students achieve knowledge in medical research; by integrating research education and activities in the curriculum. Research education starts as early as the first semester by introducing students to the importance and concept of medical research.
Students know about the different aspects of medical research, research methodology, biostatistics, evidence based medicine, critical appraisal, SPPSS, ethics in medical research and policies and procedures relating to institutional support for research and scholarly activity. At the end of their fourth semester, students are requested to handle a proposal for their research project which will be conducted during their fifth and sixth semester.
By the time of completing basic medical education programme, the BAU medical graduate should be able to: