• Patient & Population Care
  • Essential Medical Knowledge
  • Practice and Evidence - Based Learning
  • Communication Skills
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Health Care System and Cost Effective Practice


  1. Foundations of Medicine
  2. Clinical Practice
  3. Professional Development
  4. Medicine and Society
  5. Research


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:

  • Determine what data exist relative to a clinical question or formal hypothesis and demonstrate how to use data sources.
  • Set a plan for data collection, organize data for analysis, and demonstrate the ability to properly represent data.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the information resources and tools available to support lifelong learning.
  • Retrieve and demonstrate the ability to refine search strategies to improve relevance of retrieved items.
  • Differentiate types of information sources in terms of their currency, format, authority, relevance and availability.
  • Interpret statistical information in medical publications.
  • Use appropriately different research study designs.