Overview of Uttara Adhunik Medical College (UAMC) Dhaka
Way back in 1984 in the middle of a monopoly trend of Govt. medical services a group of prudent, wise men had foreseen the scopes of medical education in private sectors in Bangladesh and attempted to bring a revolutionary change with the establishment of Bangladesh medical studies research institute (BMSRI). It was the strong devotion of such remarkable individuals which resulted in formation of Bangladesh medical college (BMC); the first private medical college and the milestone in the history of private medical colleges in Bangladesh. Since then BMSRI has successfully contributed in opening new avenues for the health workers & physicians in private sector. Uttara Adhunik Medical College & Hospital is the latest addition to many other successful institutions grown under the aegis of BMSRI.
The dynamic leadership of BMSRI ensured the enrichment of Bangladesh medical college which has further expanded into the culminated creation of a huge hospital complex at Uttara, known as Uttara Adhunik Hospital. Initially the hospital started with outdoor facility on 12th. March 2003. Indoor facilities were available since 10th March 2005. This hospital with a capacity of 500 beds is now registered by the ministry of health and family welfare, government of the people’s republic of Bangladesh.
In the year of 2007 BMSRI added ‘Uttara Adhunik Medical College’ as its latest unit. The College started its journey in 22nd January 2008 with enrolment of fifty students. Since then college has undergone tremendous development and has been recognized as an excellent seat of learning and motivation. UAMC has been affiliated with Dhaka University from the very beginning (since 2008). The hospital and medical college is proud of its excellent staff and the faculty of whom many have decades of experience in running medical institute in private and government sectors. It is the dedication of all the members of UAMC&H that has made this institute to earn its rightful position & proved itself as the center of excellence in private medical sector in such a short distance of time.
THE MBBS COURSE CURRICULUM
The main course offered at UAMC is the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) based on undergraduate medical course curriculum (Newly revised; September 2012) approved by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council and by the Faculty of Medicine of Dhaka University (DU). The medical students will be awarded MBBS degree by Dhaka University (DU) upon their successful completion of the course and passing final professional MBBS examination.
To produce competent, compassionate, reflective and dedicated health care professionals who:
- consider the care and safety of their patients their first concern
- establish and maintain good relationship with patients, their attendants and colleagues are honest, trustworthy and act with integrity
- are capable of dealing with common diseases and health problems of the country and are willing to serve the community particularly the rural community
- but at the same time acquire firm basis for future training, service and research at both national and international level
- are committed to keep their knowledge and skill up-to-date through “Continuous Professional Development” all through their professional life.
Objectives of MBBS Course:
At the end of the MBBS Course students shall:
- Acquire knowledge and understanding of
- a) The sciences upon which Medicine depends and the scientific and experimental methods;
- b) The structure, function and normal growth and development of the human body and the workings of the mind and their interaction, the factors which may disturb these, and the disorders of structure and function which may result;
- c) The etiology, natural history and prognosis of the common mental and physical ailments. Students must have experience of emergencies and a good knowledge of the common diseases of the community and of ageing processes;
- d) Normal pregnancy and childbirth, the common obstetric emergencies, the principles of ante-natal and post natal care, and medical aspects of family planning and psycho-sexual counseling;
- e) The principles of prevention and of therapy, including health education, the amelioration of suffering and disability, rehabilitation, the maintenance of health in old age, and the care of the dying;
- f) Human relationships, both personal and social and the interaction between man and his physical, biological and social environment;
- g) The organization and provision of health care in the community and in hospital, the identification of the need for it, and the economic, ethical and practical constraints within which it operates; and
- h) The ethical standards and legal responsibilities of the medical profession.
- Develop the professional skills necessary to
- a) Elicit, record and interpret the relevant medical history, symptoms and physical signs, and to identify the problems and how these may be managed;
- b) Carry out simple practical clinical procedures;
- c) Deal with common medical emergencies;
- d) Communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and their relatives;
- e) Communicate clinical information accurately and concisely, both by word of mouth and in writing, to medical colleagues and to other professionals involved in the care of the patient; and
- f) Use laboratory and other diagnostic and therapeutic services effectively and economically and in the best interests of his patients.
- Develop appropriate attitudes to the practice of medicine, which include
- a) Recognition that a blend of scientific and humanitarian approaches is needed in medicine.
- b) A capacity for self education, so that he may continue to develop and extend his knowledge and skills throughout his professional life, and recognize his obligation to contribute if he can to the progress of medicine and to new knowledge;
- c) The ability to assess the reliability of evidence and the relevance of scientific knowledge, to reach conclusions by logical deduction or by experiment and to evaluate critically methods and standards of medical practice;
- d) A continuing concern for the interests and dignity of his patients;
- e) An ability to appreciate the limitations of his own knowledge, combined with a willingness, when necessary, to seek further help; and
- f) The achievement of good working relationships with members of the other health care professions.
Learning Outcomes of MBBS course:
To achieve the National goal and course objectives, a set of “Essential learning outcomes/ competences” which students of the medical colleges / institutes on completion of MBBS course and at the point of graduation must be able to demonstrate has been defined by BMDC are:
- I) The graduate with knowledge of scientific basis of Medical Practice
- II) The graduate as a practitioner
III) The graduate as a professional
Medium of Instruction: English
Duration: MBBS course comprises of 5 Years, followed by logbook based rotatory internship for one year
Course structure and duration
The MBBS course is of 05 academic years (excluding 01 year compulsory internship training required for registration to BMDC) is described under 4 phases:
- First 1.5 years as preclinical studies (Phase -1),
- Next 2 years of Paraclinical studies (Phase - 2 & 3) and
- Last 1.5 years of clinical studies ((Phase - 4)
At the end of each phase the students shall attend the central summative phase assessments under DU; officially named as the professional MBBS examinations (similar to board exams).