Faculty of Medicine Mataram University is committed to foster a positive learning environment for learners. Graduates are expected to exhibit the 7 areas of the Indonesian physician standard of competence developed by the Indonesian Medical Council in October 2006. The areas of competences include: (1) effective communication; (2) Clinical skills; (3) application of principles in the area of biomedicine, clinical and behavioral sciences and epidemiology in the practice of family medicine; (4) management of health problems; (5) information management; (6) self-awareness, self-care and personal development and (7) professional, moral and ethical context in clinical practice.
The curriculum adopted by the Faculty of Medicine Mataram University is an integrated medical curriculum that incorporates a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method of instruction as part of its teaching modality during the pre-clinical and clinical years. The duration of study in the Faculty of Medicine Mataram University curriculum is for 5.5 years, with the first 3.5 years of pre-clinical curriculum and 2 years of clinical curriculum.
The curriculum content covers the following aspects: (1) biomedical science and clinical medicine; (2) Clinical skills; (3) Medical research; (4) Population and Individual; also (5) Personal and Professional Development. The contents are integrated in the form of a Problem Based Learning Curriculum.
Biomedical science and clinical practice
It is expected in this area, students would acquire current core knowledge of basic biomedical science through an interdisciplinary approach to understand normal and altered function and structure of organ system and gradually understand recognition and management of complex clinical conditions. During the pre-clinical phase students demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of biomedical sciences, including: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Histology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology, Parasitology, Pathology, and Pharmacology. During the clinical phase, students undergo clinical rotation in West Nusa Tenggara Province General Hospital and other affiliated health centers across Lombok. The clinical rotations include rotations in the following department: Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Dermatology and Venereology, Opthalmology, Ear Nose and Throat, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Forensic Medicine.
There are various clinical skills offered in this area, which are based upon theIndonesian Physician Standard of Competence. Students are expected to demonstrate clinical skills, including: (1) comprehensive history and physical examination, (2) identify medical conditions, (3) successful development of diagnostic strategies and (4) formulation and implementation of a management plan.
The content provided in medical research field would give foundation for students to further perform research in the field of medicine. Several topics covered in this area are: methodology of research, Biostatistics and Evidence Based Medicine. Students would have the opportunity to conduct research in the field of medicine as part of the requirement to fulfill a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery Degree.
Population and Individual
The scope of content under population and individual gives fundamental understanding on the broad aspects of “health” and “health determinants” both at the individual and population. It would also include principles of epidemiology, different individual-based and population based strategies prevention and also identify and address community health needs and disparities locally and nationally. This aspect encompasses an interdisciplinary approach in the field of sociology, anthropology, family medicine and public health.
Professional and Individual development
The objective of the curriculum under professional and individual development is to provide the knowledge and skills for students as an independent, life-long and progressive learners not only during their phase as medical students but also as professionals. The subject under this study are: Learning skills, Academic writing, English for Medical Students, Indonesian, Critical thinking, Communication skills and Management of Information.