A group of Year-4 Bachelor of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services students, from the HCT-Dubai Colleges, discussed the effects and impact of the Ebola virus on an international stage when they presented a paper at the recently held Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine Conference in Dubai.
The students, Beshayer Abdulrahman Al Rum, Hend Saeed Al Musallami and Hamda Ibrahim Al Hammadi, delivered their research paper, entitled "Ebola: The deadly virus", as part of a disciplinary research project which involved the HCT's Faculties of Health Sciences and General Education, and the HCT-Dubai Colleges' Knowledge Centre Library.
Speaking about her experience in preparing and presenting the paper, Beshayer Abdulrahman Al Rum, said, "The hidden facts about Ebola have stimulated our curiosity to search more about the disease. We wanted to deliver a message to the healthcare professionals about the importance to learn as much as they can about this deadly virus." The students are currently employed by the Dubai Corporation of Ambulance Services after graduating with a Higher Diploma in Paramedical Studies and going back to complete a one-year, top-up Bachelor Degree in Emergency Medical Services.