Program name: English Program of Medical Education
Study Level: Single-Cycle Degree Program
Program leader: Zaza Avaliani
Otar Toidze
Study language: English
Qualification: Medical Doctor (090101)
Program capacity: 360
Program permission: English language B2 and other legislative requirements, namely citizens of Georgia should successfully pass Unified National Entrance Examinations. Foreign high-school graduates who received complete general education abroad or its equivalent and the last two years of complete general education had studied abroad or students who lived abroad for the last two or more years and who are currently studying abroad in higher educational institutions recognized by the legislation of the host countries will be able to enter the program without passing Uniform Unified National Entrance Examinations according to Order №224/N of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia (December 29, 2011). If applicant does not hold a certificate his/her level of English language knowledge is established by the university exam. Minimum threshold of 60%.
Program goals: The aim of the course is to prepare competent, compassionate, just, experienced medical doctors, who will possess necessary theoretical knowledge, practical skills and values, defined by descriptor of competences of medical education in Georgia and by learning objectives of basic medical education by TUNING/MEDINE project, which will enable them to successfully continue medical education, enroll in Masters and Doctoral programs, apply for clinical positions of junior doctor, participate in scientific and academic activities in Georgia, as well as in other countries; graduates of the course will be ready to continuously improve their knowledge and skills, and with their professional work facilitate improvement of health and wellbeing of local communities as well as global society.
Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • · Interactive lectures, seminars.

    · Visual lectures.

    · Stating and solving the problems.

    · Verbal, or oral method.

    · Induction, deduction, analysis and synthesis.

    · Practical work.

    · Discussions/Debates

    · Laboratory work;

    · Critical analysis;

    · Lecture-seminar;

    · The method of working on the book;

    · Explanation method;

    · Situational exercises;

    · Role-playing games;

    · News reports

    · Small research projects

    · Group exercises;

    · Exercises oriented on solving of the problems;

    · Case study;

    · Literature review;

    · Critical evaluation of own work

    · Searching the files in electronic format or library;

    · Written work method;

    · Presentation

    · The simulated performance;

    · Demonstration method (Using of audio-video learning material)

    · Clinical practical studies;

    · Writing Essays

    · Problem based learning

Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
Graduate will be able to:
  • · Have deep and systemic knowledge of basic natural, behavioral, social and clinical sciences.
    · Knowledge of main groups of drugs, principles of their administration according to pathological conditions and diseases.
    · Knowledge about structure and organization of different public health and healthcare systems, and realization of physicians’ role in those systems.
    · Knowledge regarding ethical and legal principals associated with clinical practice and research.
    Realization of different ways of addressing complex clinical problems


  • Applying knowledge
    Graduate will be able to:
  • · Carry out a consultation with a patient.
    · Assess clinical presentations, order investigations, make differential diagnoses, and discuss a management plan;
    · Provide immediate care of medical emergencies, including First Aid and resuscitation.
    · Prescribe drugs.
    · Carry out practical procedures.
    · Evaluate potential benefit and harm of the treatment to the patient.
    · Communicate effectively in a medical context.
    · Apply ethical and legal principles in medical practice.
    · Assess psychological and social aspects of a patient's illness.
    · Apply the principles, skills and knowledge of evidence-based medicine.
    · Use information and information technology effectively in a medical context.
    · Apply scientific principles, method and knowledge to medical practice and research.
    · Promote health, engage with population health issues and work effectively in a health care system.
    · Work in multidisciplinary team as a member of the team, as well as a leader.
    Clearly formulate objectives, negotiate them with group members, coordinate their work, adequately assess the abilities of each group member, and manage conflicting and critical situations


  • Making judgments
    Graduate will be able to:
    • Critically analyze incomplete and contradicting data.
    • Conduct differential diagnosis.
    • Form and prove diagnosis using the evidence based principles, knowledge and skills.


  • Communications skills
    Graduate will be able to:
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing in a medical context.
    • Observe, listen, ask questions, and maintain non-verbal communication

  • Learning skills
    Graduate will be able to:
    • Use educational informational resources while managing her/his own learning process.
    • Organize schedule, set priorities, comply with deadlines and accomplish agreed objectives.
    • Obtain, process and critically evaluate the data (information) from different sources.
    • Appreciate the necessity of lifelong learning and continuous professional development in medical profession.
    • Objectively assess her/his own knowledge and skills.
    • Use data and information technologies effectively in medical context

  • Values
    Graduate will be able to:
    • Use ethical and legal principals in daily work.
    • Protect patients’ rights.
    • Communicate, Negotiate and resolve conflicts in professional context with anyone, despite their social, cultural, religious or ethnic affiliation.
    • Establish relationships with patients and colleagues based on equality, social and democratic values.

    General competences

    Analyzing and synthesize skills

    Critical assessment of difficult, half-time and contradictory data. Independent analyzing of them, presentation of the conclusion understandably and using them. Critical method of approach of new information, analyzing different data, summarizing them, integration, making conclusion, giving against arguments or evidences during analyzing results.

    Information management

    Obtaining information from different sources, work on the large volume of information and critical assessment of it. Using the information in his/her profession.

    Problem solving/ decision-making

    Can independently define complex problems, find the ways to solve them, evaluate the anticipated results and make the final decision. Is aware and uses the appropriate additional resources in own profession.

    The ability to work in team

    Has ability to work in a team, as a team member, as well as a leader. Can formulate the objectives clearly, negotiate with team members, coordinate their work and evaluate their abilities adequately, manage conflict and critical situations.

    Communication skills

    Observing, listening, asking questions, also nonverbal communication skills. Is able to participate in meetings and making considerations by heart or in written form. Conduct professional negotiations and participate in conflict resolution.

    Learning/knowledge renewal skill

    Using the learning-information recourses, manage his/her own learning process. Understanding the need for continuous renewal of knowledge; Assessment of own knowledge and skills objectively.

    Ability to adapt to new environment

    Skills for working with the team; ability for professional subordination/adaptation; ability to learn new technologies.

    Skills of working independently

    Skills of managing time, choosing priorities, adherence to the dates and making agreed work. Is able to plan resources correctly. Is responsible of own results and is able to assess and criticize it

    Learning objectives in educational program of medicine are mainly defined by the Georgian descriptor of competences for primary medical education, standards set by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) and learning outcomes/competences for primary medical degree recommended by TUNING/MEDINE project.

  • Date of approval: 02-26-2016
    Approval protocol number: 07-16
    Date of program update: 05-27-2016
    Update protocol number: 19/16
    Program details: The program has 360 ECTS and includes 6 years of teaching. It consists of compulsory (326 ECTS) and optional (34 ECTS) components, 12 –of which are for language components.
    Teaching Process Characteristics: The program consists of theoretical and laboratory teaching, as well as practice, which is implemented within the courses based on the thematic direction. Theoretical lectures can be concurrently conducted in two and more groups. A semester offers clinical rotations of medical profiles that consider daily and intensive teaching and is organized as in the university campus as well as in the affiliated medical institutions. The students’ number in laboratory and practical groups is not more than 15. The practical training is conducted using mentor system, as for the evaluation of clinical and professional skills the structured (integrated) evaluation system in simulation and clinical setting is used.

    Program Core

    CodeSubjectECTSSemester
    LATN2219Latin Language (For Medics)6 1
    MD1110EHuman Body - Structure and Function I12 1
    MD1120EBiochemistry I4 1
    MD1130EGenetics and molecular biology I3 1
    MD1210EHuman Body - Structure and Function II12 2
    MD1220EBiochemistry II4 2
    MD1230EGenetics and molecular biology II3 2
    MD1240EBasic Microbiology and Bacteriology4 2
    MD1290EResearch and Clinical Skills I4 2
    MD2110EHuman Body - Structure and Function III10 3
    MD2120EBiochemistry III4 3
    MD2130EEcology and general hygiene3 3
    MD2140EVirology, Mycology and Parasitology3 3
    MD2150EFundamentals of Bioethics and Medical law3 3
    MD2190EResearch and Clinical Skills II4 3
    MD2210EHuman Body - Structure and Function IV10 4
    MD2220EBiochemistry IV4 4
    MD2230EFundamentals of Pathology5 4
    MD2240EImmunology and Medical Microbiology4 4
    MD2290EResearch and Clinical Skills III4 4
    MD3110EClinical Pathology I6 5
    MD3120EBasics of Disease and Diagnosis I7 5
    MD3130ESociology of health and disease3 5
    MD3140EBasic pharmacology I5 5
    MD3150EEpidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health6 5
    MD3210EClinical Pathology II6 6
    MD3220EBasics of Disease and Diagnosis II7 6
    MD3230EIntroduction to psychology for medical professions3 6
    MD3240EBasic pharmacology II5 6
    MD3250EFundamentals of Radiology4 6
    MD3290EPortfolio I2 6

    Credits sum:

    160

    Program Elective

    CodeSubjectECTS
    MD1320EHealth Promotion3
    HELM4150ESPSS: Data Analysis and Formation in healthcare3
    MD3321EIntroduction to Healthcare Database Planing and Manegement6
    MD3330EHealthcare informatics3
    MD3341EMedical Tourism and Telemedicine6
    MD6311EPharmacotherapy4
    MD6320EPractice in Laboratory Medicine3
    MD6331EModern Ophthalmology4
    MD6340EReproductive Medicine5
    MD6350EFamily medicine, advanced course5
    MD6360ETrauma in Emergency Medicine5
    MD6370ECardio-vascular Surgery5

    Credits sum:

    52

    Mandatory Elective

    CodeSubjectECTS
    ENGL1110EGeneral English I6
    ENGL1120EGeneral English II6
    ENGL1330English for Medics (communication with Patient)6
    ENGL1340English for Medics( Hospital&Clinic)6
    KART1141Georgian, as a second language I6
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6
    KART1119Georgian I3
    KART1219Georgian II3
    KART2119Georgian III3
    KART2219Georgian IV3

    Credits sum:

    48

    CodeSubjectECTSSemester
    MD4110EInternal Medicine I14 7
    MD4120ESurgery I14 7
    MD4130EIntroduction to family medicine2 7
    MD4210EObstetrics6 8
    MD4220ENeurology8 8
    MD4230EHematology, transfusiology4 8
    MD4240ETraumatology and Orthopedy4 8
    MD4250EDermatology2 8
    MD4260EInfectious diseases6 8
    MD5110EInternal Medicine II14 9
    MD5120EPediatrics8 9
    MD5130EGynecology8 9
    MD5210ESurgery II10 10
    MD5220EAnesthesiology and reanimatology6 10
    MD5230EPsychiatry and clinical psychology8 10
    MD5240EEmergency medicine6 10
    HELM2210EHealth Care Management6 11
    MD6120EClinical thinking, Differential diagnosis5 11
    MD6130EBasics of alternative medicine3 11
    MD6140EFamily Medicine6 11
    MD6150EClinical Pharmacology4 11
    MD6160EOncology4 11
    MD6170EPalliative care2 11
    MD6210EFundamentals of health care quality and patients safety6 12
    MD6220ESmall clinical research5 12
    MD6230EForensic medicine4 12
    MD6290EPortfolio II2 12

    Credits sum:

    167









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    Evaluation system


    Weekly review

    36 point / 36%;

    Research Paper

    10 point/ 10%;

    Midterm exams

    24 point / 24%;

    Final exam

    30 point / 30%


    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed



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