1)    Medical objectives :

*    Critical Care represents the highest level of continuing patient care and treatment, which involves continuing management and supervision by the multi-disciplinary team.

                    The philosophy of critical care services considers that:

v Critical Care provides a commitment to the needs and requirements of the critically ill patient, using a holistic approach, to achieve recovery where possible, with the relief of pain, discomfort and anxiety.

v Each person is an individual with particular needs, and will be treated with respect, empathy and preservation of dignity. Religious beliefs and cultural traditions will be respected.

v Communication with the patient and their carers is essential in the provision of intensive care, and we will inform both patient and carers throughout their stay.

v Critical Care is usually reserved for patients with threatened or established organ failure

v Because critical care is an expensive and limited resource, the critical care unit should be reserved for those patients who have a reasonable prospect of substantial recovery. To avoid inappropriate utilisation of this scarce resource, the decision to admit a patient to the critical care unit must be made at a senior level.

2)    Educational objectives :

For undergraduates

*    To conduct learning objectives that cover the most critical cases that commonly
encountered in ICU and their management.

*    To conduct active training courses and work shops for dealing with different critical  cases and different procedures done in ICU .

*     To conduct both written and oral exam evaluation for each student after completing the critical care medicine course.

                                    For postgraduates

*    To start developing both master and MD degrees in Critical care medicine .

*    To put a well-defined curriculum and criteria for both degrees, this curriculum involving lectures, training courses and attendance.