The Arab Schoolof Urology (ASU) has been founded in 2017 as the educational platform whichserve to develop and maintain the urological knowledge and professional skillsof urologists in Arab world and beyond 

Overview

ASU will deliver
intellectual and surgical skills education through multidisciplinary approach
including online education, master classes, live surgery events, and
hands-on-training. These educational models should cover main disciplines of
minimally invasive laparoscopic and endourological techniques, onco-urology,
and functional & pelvic reconstructive surgery.

Justification

Faculty members
and leaders of ASU disciplines are recognized experts from all over Arabic
countries, they will be required to develop and maintain educational plans for
their individual filed of experience. This is of utmost importance to allow
expert Arabic tutors to build-up a confident and maintained educational
approach. Moreover, it will minimize costs of inviting foreign tutors and
therefore, more finance can be directed towards to the actual educational
process.

Target candidate

Teaching and learning in urology, for doctors
at any stage of a urological career, and for allied professionals working in
the area. ASU is using a wide range of materials and techniques for effective
learning, and also for enhancing the learning experience. ASU will aim to stimulate, coordinate
and organize all postgraduate teaching and education activities at the highest
level possible. Therefore all teaching activities organized by the ASU will be
open to constant examination.

Learning objectives Short Term:

As appropriate, training is mandatory to acquire the necessary skills of minimally invasive
techniques, beginners should gain considerable training and experience so as to minimize the rate of complications and to conduct a safe surgery.

This should be achieved through the 3 subsequent steps:

  1. Knowledge: the anatomy,
    instrumentations, operation room, approach and complications
  2. Comprehension: step by step how to
    do it, managing difficulties, new ideas, illustrations, on models teaching and
    variable preferences
  3. Application: applying words to real
    action on models, wet lab or animal
    and cadaver lab with monitoring, discussion and mentoring.
  4. Evaluation through
    exam
Long term:

To be established as a recognized training by Arabic Board of
Urology To establish Arabic Guidelines in Urology

 

Chairman of ASU   

Yasser Farahat 

 Secretary General of ASU

Ahmed Hammady