School of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Diploma of Specialized Studies - Pulmonary Diseases and Intensive Care Medicine

96 credits


Common Core
MEDR910Medical Emergencies
3 credits
This course helps residents recognize urgent situations requiring immediate intervention. It describes an appropriate diagnostic approach and teaches them to apply the basic principles of management with proper prioritization of solving problems and taking actions.
MEDR926Medical Pathologies I
3 credits
This course helps residents master their knowledge in physiology, clinical findings, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, investigations and treatment of frequent diseases in cardiology, gastro­intestinal medicine, and hematology (benign and malignant).
MEDR927Medical Pathologies II
3 credits
This course helps residents master their knowledge in physiology, clinical findings, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, investigations and treatment of frequent diseases in pneumology, neurology, oncology and dermatology.
MEDR928Medical Pathologies III
3 credits
This course helps residents master their knowledge in physiology, clinical findings, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, investigations and treatment of frequent diseases in internal medicine, rheumatology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, nephrology and dermatology.


The mission of the program is to educate physicians to become outstanding clinicians, teachers and scientists in the broad field of pulmonary diseases and intensive care medicine for the improvement of patient care and public health.

Program Educational Objectives

A. Patient Care
Fellows must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
Fellows are expected to:
A.1. Communicate effectively and demonstrate caring and respectful behaviors when interacting with patients and their families.
A.2. Gather essential and accurate information about their patients.
A.3. Make informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patient information and preferences, up-to-date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment.
A.4. Develop and carry out patient management plans.
A.5. Counsel and educate patients and their families.
A.6. Use information technology to support patient care decisions and patient education.
A.7. Perform competently all medical and invasive procedures considered essential for the area of practice.
A.8. Provide health care services aimed at preventing health problems or maintaining health.
A.9. Work with health care professionals, including those from other disciplines, to provide patient-focused care.
B. Medical Knowledge
Fellows must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.
Fellows are expected to:
B.1. Demonstrate an investigatory and analytic thinking approach to clinical situations.
B.2. Know and apply the basic and clinically supportive sciences which are appropriate to their discipline.
C. Practice-Based Learning & Improvement
Fellows must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices.

Fellows are expected to:
C.1. Analyze practice experience and perform practice-based improvement activities using a systematic methodology.
C.2. Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to their patients’ health problems.
C.3. Obtain and use information about their own population of patients and the larger population from which their patients are drawn.
C.4. Apply knowledge of study designs and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies and other information on diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness.
C.5. Use information technology to manage information, access on-line medical information; and support their own education.
C.6. Facilitate the learning of students and other health care professionals.
D. Interpersonal & Communication Skills
Fellows must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their patients families, and professional associates.
Fellows are expected to:
D.1. Create and sustain a therapeutic and ethically sound relationship with patients.
D.2. Use effective listening skills and elicit and provide information using effective nonverbal, explanatory, questioning, and writing skills.
D.3. Work effectively with others as a member or leader of a health care team or other professional group.
E. Professionalism
Fellows must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
Fellows are expected to:
E.1. Demonstrate respect, compassion, and integrity; a responsiveness to the needs of patients and society that supersedes self-interest; accountability to patients, society, and the profession; and a commitment to excellence and on-going professional development.
E.2. Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles pertaining to provision or withholding of clinical care, confidentiality of patient information, informed consent and business practices.
E.3. Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients’ culture, age, gender, and disabilities.

F. Systems-Based Practice
Fellows must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.
Fellows are expected to:
F.1. Understand how their patient care and other professional practices affect other health care professionals, the health care organization, and the larger society and how these elements of the system affect their own practice.
F.2. Know how types of medical practice and delivery systems differ from one another, including methods of controlling health care costs and allocating resources.
F.3. Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation that does not compromise quality of care.
F.4. Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities.
F.5. Know how to partner with health care managers and health care providers to assess, coordinate, and improve health care and know how these activities can affect system performance.
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Tel.: (+961) 9 600 000
Fax : (+961) 9 600 100
© Copyright USEK 2024
Subscribe to our newsletter