The Masters / Diploma Program in Toxicology, offered by the GMU, is designed to provide the candidates with a good foundation of knowledge and skills in all aspects of Toxicology in order to prepare competent professionals and researchers, capable and dedicated, who will effectively contribute to the advancement of health care system in the UAE.

Level I Objectives (Diploma and Master’s) By the end of the program, graduate students should be able to:

Knowledge: Describe the vital processes to which the major classes of chemical agents are subjected within the body and the general principles by which they induce their toxicity. Explain the cellular and molecular mechanisms occurring in organ systems and whole body when affected by these chemical classes. Use their knowledge of cellular mechanisms to predict and design therapeutic management of acute intoxications. Demonstrate awareness of the concepts of environmental toxicology and risk assessment Find sources of information describing chemicals clinicallyencountered and analyze such information. Demonstrate awareness of the rules and regulations that protect public and personal health and ensure safety Integrate knowledge and develop critical thinking skills as they solve toxicology related problems.

Show awareness of the different research methods and ethics involved in biomedical research. Skills: Perform techniques for detecting, assessing and predicting effects of toxins. Demonstrate GLP abilities.

Attitude: Show awareness of the importance of toxicology to industry, health, environment and society.

Level II Objectives for MS Program only.

Collate, interpret and communicate toxicological information. Follow best evidence based-practice in biomedical research Conduct a research project in a chosen specialized field of toxicology.

The Gulf Medical University came into existence with the Decree issued by the Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan on the 10th of July 2008 when the Gulf Medical College, Ajman was officially approved as the Gulf Medical University. The University had its humble beginnings as the Gulf Medical College, Ajman established with the Decree No. 1, dated 28 January, issued by his Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al-Nuaimi, the Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Supreme Council, U.A.E in the year 1998 as there was a felt need for a medical college in the United Arab Emirates.

The Gulf Medical College Ajman began with the M.B.B.S program and later the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program was added in October 2000. Today the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research has recognized the Gulf Medical University as a center of excellence and has permitted the University to foray into newer programs in Pharm D, DMD, Masters Programs in Clinical Pathology, Toxicology and Public Health.

The focus of the Gulf Medical University is in the three core areas of Medical Education, Healthcare and Research. The university will strive to develop these three core areas as spotlights of medical excellence in the coming years.

This was the first medical institution in the region, which offers admissions to both boys and girls of all nationalities. The university has infrastructure and facilities, which is on par with some of the established medical institutions in the world. Apart from the academic programs, Gulf Medical University is in the forefront of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development Programs. The university has been organizing well acclaimed International and Regional conferences and Symposia. The university also publishes a quarterly Health magazine - GMC Health Journal, as part of its commitment to informative medical journalism.

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