Develop in each student, the virtues and values of humanity, dignity and worthiness; a desire and capacity for critical reasoning; an appreciation and understanding of the social sciences; and the ability to communicate. Special emphasis is placed on promoting self-directed learning and developing lifelong learners and leaders in health professions with the skills to acquire new knowledge and meet the challenges of the exponential growth of information.
COMPETENCIES OF ZU GRADUATES:
- Self-directed and life-long learner
Competencies with Program Learning Outcome
|Competencies with Program Learning Outcomes|
| i. Diagnose the common clinical presentations based on pathophysiology, clinical features and investigation findings.|
ii. Compare various therapeutic options according to patients’ needs based on indications, contraindications, mechanisms of action, side effects & cost-effectiveness.
iii. Develop a management plan by applying evidence-based medicine (EBM) to provide safe and holistic healthcare.
iv. Elaborate management plan of the common clinical problems based on severity and complexity of the diseases.
v. Justify the management plan with or without referral decisions by using critical reasoning skills based on:
|II. Self-directed and Life-long Learner|
|vi. Perform self-evaluation of one’s own learning needs in relevance to the evolving societal needs.|
vii. Update one’s own knowledge & skills in line with the changing evidence-based practice to contribute effectively.
|viii. Respond to the diverse academic community using a wide range of verbal and written modes of communication effectively.|
|ix. Collaborate with a range of professionals within and across the disciplines to achieve safe patient care.|
x. Engage in intellectual exchange of knowledge with peers to address important research issues.
| xi. Maintain the highest standards of personal, academic, and professional integrity within and across the disciplines.|
xii. Respond constructively to the opinions of peers and teachers in a conducive learning environment.
xiii. Demonstrate accountability to patients as well as colleagues and accept responsibility for errors.
xiv. Apply ethical principles in treating patients and conducting research.
| xv. Engage in original research work adopting the latest technological, methodological, or theoretical approach.|
xvi. Demonstrate safety protocols and/or ethical considerations in research activities.
xvii. Disseminate research findings to the academic community and the stakeholders in society in an ethical manner.
|xviii. Demonstrate resilience during peer interactions, providing them equal opportunities to contribute to scholarly activities.|