Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain

  • Building No. 2441, Road 2835, Busaiteen 228, Kingdom of Bahrain
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The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain, or RCSI Bahrain, is a constituent university of RCSI, which was established as the national training body for surgery in Ireland in 1784.

RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education ever since and had developed a long-standing history of educating students from the Middle East before officially opening the Bahrain in 2004.

RCSI Bahrain is licensed by the Higher Education Council in the Kingdom of Bahrain as an independent private university, and like its counterpart in Dublin, is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.

In 2008, RCSI Bahrain moved to its current home, a purpose-built, campus in Busaiteen, which was officially opened by His Royal Highness Prime Minster Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and the, then President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.

The campus features a host of teaching spaces, laboratories, an extensive library and dedicated student support and recreational facilities and is now home to a student community of almost 1,300 made up of 40 nationalities.

RCSI Bahrain’s undergraduate degrees in medicine and nursing are supported by clinical tuition provided by the adjacent King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH), Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital and other primary healthcare centres.

As an avid purveyor of transnational education, the RCSI Bahrain curriculum, examinations, oversight and supervision are set alongside those at RCSI in Dublin, with graduates receiving National University of Ireland (NUI), which are recognised around the world.

Since the inaugural conferring in 2010, RCSI Bahrain has produced more than 2,000 graduates, who now form a network of alumni spreading across 27 countries.

Key Facts : 
RCSI Bahrain opened its doors in 2004 in a temporary facility in the Seef District
Construction of a purpose-built, state-of-the-art campus commenced in 2005
RCSI Bahrain delivers undergraduate courses in Medicine and Nursing and a Masters in Nursing programme
They also offer the Institute of Leadership (IOL)
RCSI Bahrain graduated its first cohort of students in June 2010

 

Medical Commencement Programme

  • Bahrain
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain
  • 1 year(s)
  • Foundation Year
  • ID 5871

Medical Commencement Programme.
Certificate in Foundation Medical Science.  
Full Time : 1 Year.
Fee for Academic Year 2020/21 : $11300.

Programme overview.
Why RCSI Bahrain's Medical Commencement Programme?
RCSI Bahrain's Medical Commencement Programme (MCP) is designed to provide a learning path in English language and basic sciences to those who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine but require some specific additional knowledge. Upon successful completion of this one-year programme, candidates will progress to the Foundation Year stage of the undergraduate medicine programme.
Qualification.
On completing this programme students will receive a Certificate in Foundation Medical Science from the National University of Ireland (NUI), which is a Special Purpose Award at level 6 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
Curriculum.
The MCP comprises 12 modules over two semesters, including biology, chemistry, physics, third-level learning and medical terminology. Teaching methods vary according to the requirements of each module, but typically include lectures, tutorials, group and individual work and self-directed learning and are characterised by small class sizes. Students are also encouraged to participate in laboratory electives designed to enhance their science based modules.
Career Outcomes.
With a world-respected curriculum and assessments aligned across three continents, RCSI Bahrain produces highly-qualified medical graduates with the knowledge to compete for international places. The National University of Ireland (NUI) degree awarded to RCSI Bahrain medical graduates is recognised around the world.
Medicine is a vocational degree, allowing you to develop both the practical and clinical skills specific to medicine and the professional and personal attributes necessary to become a doctor.
Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Anaesthetist
  • Cardiologist
  • Clinical radiologist
  • General practice doctor
  • Hospital doctor
  • Neurologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Pathologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Surgeon

NOTE ON ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
Applicants are selected for admission to the Medical Commencement Programme on the basis of open competition using the following criteria:

  • Basic eligibility, i.e. achievement of minimum academic and English language entry requirements
  • References and life experience, i.e. work / life balance, extracurricular activities, relevant work or voluntary experience, etc
  • Performance at a structured interview

The following requirements are the minimum standards required for consideration for entry into the Medical Commencement Programme for the academic year 2019/2020. Attainment of these grades does not guarantee acceptance. Admission to the programme will be determined by the Admissions Committee.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS.
Applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated solely in a native English speaking country must satisfy an English language proficiency requirement through one of the following means:

  • IELTS Academic - A minimum score of 5.0 overall (minimum 4.5 in any band) or TOEFL equivalent.

Please note: English language qualifications are only valid for two years from the date of the test.

Applicants in Bahrain who require an IELTS certificate, are advised to book an appointment with the British Council at their earliest convenience, Tel: +973 1726 1555/1726 6166 E-mail: bc.enquiries@britishcouncil.org.bh.

Applicants who have been solely educated through an English language curriculum in a native English speaking country and / or those who have completed the following curricula meet the English Language Requirement for entry into the Medical Commencement Programme.

IB Diploma

Minimum score of 5 in Standard or Higher Level English.

(I)GCSE/GCE

Minimum score of Grade C in English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum score of Grade D in Ordinary Level English.


ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
Please note: All applicants must have completed at least 12 years of schooling by the end of secondary school education.
Applicants applying from a curriculum not listed will be considered for entry into the Medical Commencement Programme by the Admissions Committee on a case by case basis.

 

$11300 Annual Fees

Medicine

  • Bahrain
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain
  • 5 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 6087

Medicine MB,BCh,BAO.
Full Time : 5 Years/6 Years.
Fee for Academic Year 2020/21 : $39,500.

Programme overview.
RCSI Bahrain's medical programme is a core five-year programme.The six-year programme provides a one-year preparation stage in advance of entry to the core five-year programme.
The Medicine programme is divided into a Foundation year and three cycles.

  • Foundation year (FY) - one year
  • Junior cycle (JC) - 18 months
  • Intermediate cycle (IC) - 18 months
  • Senior cycle (SC) - two years

In Foundation Year and Junior Cycle, you will be taught in a mixture of lectures and small group teaching involving tutorials, anatomy practicals and clinical skills training.
In Intermediate Cycle, you will participate in small group simulation scenarios with state-of-the-art simulators, progressing to Senior Cycle, where you will be attached to consultant-led (senior physicians) teams in a hospital setting.
Throughout your studies you will be provided with continuous appraisal, mentoring and case presentations on an individual basis, along with frequent reviews of your clinical progress with senior clinicians in the clinical years.
Teaching styles.
A blended approach to teaching and learning is applied. FY is delivered as:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Small group teaching
  • Laboratory practicals
  • Electives

Tutorials serve to reinforce and enhance your understanding of the fundamental concepts covered in lectures and test your basic understanding through applied problems in a practical context.
Elective opportunities facilitate your growing awareness of the crucial roles that communication, culture, collaboration, critical thinking, medical ethics, information literacy, project management and self-reflection play in the professional practice of medicine.
Assessment
Each module is assessed independently by a combination of continuous assessment (laboratory write-ups, mid-semester MCQ assessments, reflective assignments, group projects) and summative end of semester MCQ and short note question (SNQ) papers.
Career Outcomes.
With a world-respected curriculum and assessments aligned across three continents, RCSI Bahrain produces highly-qualified medical graduates with the knowledge to compete for international places. The National University of Ireland (NUI) degree awarded to RCSI Bahrain medical graduates is recognised around the world.
Medicine is a vocational degree, allowing you to develop both the practical and clinical skills specific to medicine and the professional and personal attributes necessary to become a doctor.
Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Anaesthetist
  • Cardiologist
  • Clinical radiologist
  • General practice doctor
  • Hospital doctor
  • Neurologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Pathologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Surgeon

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
Applicants whose first language is not English, or those who have not been educated entirely in a native English speaking country, must satisfy an English language proficiency requirement through one of the following means:
Five-year entry.
IELTS Academic - A minimum score of 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any band) or TOEFL equivalent. Please note: English language qualifications are only valid for two years from the date of the test.
Six-year entry.
IELTS Academic - A minimum score of 6.0 overall (minimum 5.0 in any band) or TOEFL equivalent. Please note: English language qualifications are only valid for two years from the date of the test.
Applicants in Bahrain who require an IELTS Academic certificate, are advised to book an appointment at their earliest convenience by contacting the British Council through +973 1726 1555/1726 6166 or bc.enquiries@britishcouncil.org.bh.
Applicants who have been educated entirely through an English language curriculum in a native English-speaking country, or those who have achieved the following grades, will meet the English language requirement for entry into the undergraduate medicine programme.

IB Diploma

Minimum score of 5 in Standard Level English.

(I)GCSE/GCE

Minimum score of Grade C in English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum score of Grade D in Ordinary Level English.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

Minimum of Level 5 in English.

Further pdf's on specific entry requirements are available upon request.

 

$39500 Annual Fees

Nursing Bridging Programme

  • Bahrain
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain
  • 18 month(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 6088

Nursing Bridging Programme BSc (Hons).
Full Time : 18 months.
Fee for Academic Year 2020/21 : $18,000.

Programme overview.
The nursing bridging programme is designed to give practicing nurses the opportunity to enhance their existing qualifications by obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Nursing degree.
Why RCSI Bahrain's nursing bridging programme?
If you are a practising nurse and want to take your career to the next level by upgrading your qualifications, then our BSc (Hons) Nursing Bridging Programme could be the choice for you. The programme is designed to progress Nursing Diplomas to BSc (Hons) level and aims to provide personal and professional development for nurses with varying clinical backgrounds and levels of experience.

Programme details.
The BSc (Hons) Nursing - Bridging programme is provided over 18 months/three semesters (part-time), and is designed for registered, practicing nurses who have already obtained a diploma in nursing. The BSc Bridging programme includes 6 modules: health promotion, nursing theory, research methods, leadership and legal and ethical issues.
The programme embraces clinical nursing and patient care and is ideally positioned to prepare nurses for post graduate studies. The BSc (Hons) Nursing Bridging programme has also been delivered at Johns Hopkins Aramco Health Care in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Qualification.
Graduates will be awarded a BSc (Hons) Nursing degree from RCSI Bahrain and the National University of Ireland (NUI).
Curriculum aims.
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Bridging) students will be equipped with the necessary skills to be able to:

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate health promotion strategies, taking into account the factors that determine and influence health
  • Integrate nursing theories and principles into competent nursing practice
  • Analyse research findings and evidence to improve the quality of patient care
  • Apply skills of clinical health assessment in various health care settings
  • Assess the role of the nurse and related challenges in the delivery of healthcare, in order to position themselves as a leader in the organisation
  • Practice in a professional manner within a legislative and ethical framework

Career Outcomes.
Working as an adult nurse offers you the chance to make a real difference in the lives of others. Plus, by studying nursing you'll have excellent employment prospects.
Employers.
As an adult nurse you can find work in hospitals, GP practices, in the community (attached to a health centre or general practice), in residential homes and hospices and in specialist units and schools. You may also work with patients in their own homes. 
Once you've gained enough experience you may also work as a nurse trainer or deliver health education, rather than carrying out hands-on clinical work.

English Language Entry Requirements.
Acceptance of IELTS indicator in lieu of IELTS during the current COVID-19 travel restrictions.

RCSI Bahrain will accept the score of the IELTS Indicator; an English language test for candidates who reside in countries where they currently cannot attend a test centre in person to complete the IELTS test due to travel restrictions. 
It will assess a student’s English language skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking in a timed, online test. IELTS academic which is the form of IELTS we currently require is available in IELTS indicator tests.
IB Diploma - Minimum score of 5 in Standard Level English
(I)GCSE/GCE - Minimum score of Grade C in English
Irish Leaving Certificate - Minimum score of Grade D in Ordinary Level English

Academic Entry Requirements.
Please note: All applicants must have completed at least 12 years of schooling by the end of secondary school education.
Applicants must:

  • hold an associate degree in nursing or a 3 year nursing diploma.
  • have recent experience in nursing practice.
  • be a registered nurse or midwife.

 

$18000 Annual Fees

Nursing

  • Bahrain
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain
  • 4 year(s)
  • Bachelor
  • ID 6089

Nursing BSc (Hons).
Full Time : 4 Years.
Fee for Academic Year 2020/21 : $12,000.

Programme overview.
Why nursing at RCSI Bahrain?
RCSI has been developing healthcare professionals in Ireland for over 230 years. For those who wish to pursue a career in nursing, the RCSI Bahrain undergraduate nursing programme offers education of the highest local and international standards.
What will you study?
The BSc (Hons) Nursing is a full-time, four-year undergraduate nursing degree programme. During the programme, students will gain experience in the nursing care of children, adults and the elderly and will spend half of their time in local clinical settings such as primary and community healthcare centres and psychiatric, general and specialist hospital care through our affiliated hospitals.
During the programme, students will learn the principles of holistic care, clinical competence, therapeutic communication, accountability and personal development. The curriculum also includes biomedical and social sciences knowledge, as applied to nursing, while the education dynamic involves the fostering of problem-solving skills, critical thinking and evidence-based approaches, all fundamental to nursing.
Qualification.
Students will graduate from the School of Nursing and Midwifery with a BSc (Hons) Nursing from RCSI Bahrain and the National University of Ireland (NUI).
BSc (Hons) Nursing graduates are able to conduct a holistic assessment of patient needs, and plan their care in conjunction with other clinical team members. They are also able to monitor patient progress in line with a care plan, and be fully aware of legalities around their care.
RCSI Bahrain strives to produce self-aware nurses who develop their competence through practicing, and who can establish, maintain, and conclude therapeutic practice with patients, be it on an individual, group, family or community basis.
Being a nurse means being a team player, and at a more senior stage, graduates will be able to lead and delegate to other nurses, and foster teamwork in their daily practice. Most importantly, our graduates can take responsibility to enrich lifelong personal and professional development of themselves and others.
Assessment.
Students assessment and examinations will take place during or at the end of a module and in a variety of forms depending on the specific learning outcomes.
Assessment methods include:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Short-answer written questions
  • Objective structured clinical examinations
  • Projects
  • Oral presentations
  • Student clinical assessment reports

 Career Outcomes.
RCSI Bahrain strives to produce self-aware nurses who develop their competence through practicing, and who can establish, maintain, and conclude therapeutic practice with patients, be it on an individual, group, family or community basis.
Working as an adult nurse offers you the chance to make a real difference in the lives of others. Plus, by studying nursing you'll have excellent employment prospects.
Employers.
As an adult nurse you can find work in hospitals, GP practices, in the community (attached to a health centre or general practice), in residential homes and hospices and in specialist units and schools. You may also work with patients in their own homes. 
Once you've gained enough experience you may also work as a nurse trainer or deliver health education, rather than carrying out hands-on clinical work. 

English Language Entry Requirements.
Applicants whose first language is not English, or those who have not been educated entirely in a native English speaking country, must satisfy an English language proficiency requirement.
Upon successful completion of the online application form, the admissions team will schedule the applicant for an English examination at RCSI Bahrain. Additional information on this exam is available here.
If valid IELTS Academic/TOEFL results are provided, they will be reviewed by the Admissions team to assess if the applicant is required to complete the entrance English examination.
Please note: English language qualifications are only valid for two years from the date of the test.

Applicants who have been educated entirely through an English-language curriculum in a native English speaking country and or those who have completed the following curricula will meet the English language requirement for entry into the undergraduate nursing programme.

IB Diploma

Minimum score of 5 in Standard Level English.

(I)GCSE/GCE

Minimum score of Grade C in English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum score of Grade D in Ordinary Level English.


Note : Further entry requirements are available from the RCSI website and upon request.

 

$12000 Annual Fees