Mission

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 an exponential growth of information.

COMPETENCIES OF ZU GRADUATES:

  1. Skillful
  2. Self-directed and life-long learner
  3. Communicator
  4. Collaborator
  5. Professional
  6. Researcher
  7. Leader

Competencies with Program Learning Outcome

Competencies with Program Learning Outcomes
I.   Skillful
  i.   Diagnose the common clinical presentations on the basis of patho-physiology, clinical features and investigation findings.

ii.   Compare various therapeutic options according to patients’ needs on the basis of 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 on the basis of severity and complexity of the diseases.

v.   Justify the management plan with or without referral decisions by using critical reasoning skills on the basis of:

  • Relevant basic, clinical & community health science knowledge.
  • Primary, secondary & tertiary dimensions of care.
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.

III.  Communicator
viii.Respond to the diverse academic community using a wide range of verbal and written modes of communication effectively.
IV.  Collaborator
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.

V.  Professional
 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.

VI.  Researcher
  xv.   Engage in original research work adopting 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 to the stakeholders in society in an ethical manner.

VII. Leader
xviii.   Demonstrate resilience during peer interactions, providing them equal opportunities to contribute in scholarly activities.