AUA medical students learning basic sciences
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Basic Sciences

Medicine is not static. Every day new research uncovers a greater understanding of anatomical functions, diseases, and treatments. That’s why American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine provides its students with more than just essential medical knowledge: it teaches them to be lifelong learners. We take the material out of the lecture hall to create a fully immersive learning experience.

At AUA we are breaking free of the standard, lecture based curriculum and taking advantage of new research in teaching and learning, as well as making full use of the electronic and digital resources.  Our new curriculum is based on what we are calling the Homeroom concept.  A classroom is dedicated to the use of no more than 20 students, with two faculty facilitators, to work with two small groups of 10 students in each homeroom to deliver the majority of learning activities.  Students will have all of the necessary digital tools at their fingertips to access any resource needed to enhance their learning.  They will have 24/7 access to this room for study and learning purposes.  They will be able to stream group activities going on in other parts of the campus.  Each small group will attend activities in our Simulation Lab, where SimMan 3G®, SimBaby™, Harvey®, and Noelle® are used to teach clinical skills as well as scenarios involved in Basic and Advanced Life Support.

The availability of these extensive campus resources gives students every opportunity to excel in medical school. Our courses provide an innovative approach to teaching the essentials of medicine. Learn more about the courses taught during Basic Sciences. Discover the academic resources available at EED.

Basic Science Curriculum

Educational Enhancement Department