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The post graduate program is delivered full time through two academic years at Dubai Medical College. This is an MSc ACP program which is 2 years is articulated to provide opportunity for students to obtain a PG Diploma ACP by completing the first year.

MSc ACP program (2 years)

  • – Each academic year is evenly divided between two Semesters running from February to June and September to January.
  • – Each semester is composed of fifteen weeks of study including examinations.

The two semesters of the first academic year are devoted to formal taught modules scheduled to be given over weekend (Fridays & Saturdays). The second academic year consists of a major research project and clinical clerkships. Clinical clerkships are provided at ERADA Center for Treatment and Rehab.

The mandatory credit hours required for MSc is 41 which have to be covered in 9 core modules and 6 specialized modules.

Optional Concentration in Advanced Nursing Practice:

Students who opt for nursing concentration are required to complete specialized modules for nursing.

PG Diploma ACP Program (1 year)

  • – Students who wish to enroll for a PG Diploma will have to complete all the 24 credits provided in the first year.
  • – Each academic year is evenly divided between two semesters running from February to June and September to January.
  • – Each semester is composed of fifteen weeks of study including examinations

The two semesters of the first academic year are devoted to formal taught modules scheduled to be given over weekend (Fridays & Saturdays).

The mandatory credit hours required for PG Diploma is 24 credits which have to be covered in the two semesters.

Definition of credit hour

  1. Credit hour is defined as 15 hours of teaching /learning sessions in classroom. These are usually conducted over a period of 15 weeks. It is also presumed that for every hour of class, a student should spend 2 hours of independent study/assignment time outside class time. Therefore, one academic credit equals to a 45-hour commitment to learning over a semester.
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