Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar Proceedings, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Social and Islamic Studies (ICSIS) 2023

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Definition of Islamic medicine in the curriculum of Medical Education Program, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Muhammadiyah Makassar
Ihsan Jaya R., Dara Ugi Aras, Dzata Bahjah

Last modified: 2023-06-03


The term Medicine of Islamor Islamic Medicine often causes confusion, as well as controversy. Not only because the juxtaposition of the word medicine and the word Islam has caused terminological problems, but also because of the implications that can arise from the different meanings of the terms. There is a social phenomenon that is the struggle for meaning over the term. Medicine is the development of biological sciences based on empirical, with pragmatic and relative characters; while Islam is a religion of revelation based on faith, with an idealistic-humanist and absolute character. How the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHC) Universitas Muhammadiyah (Unismuh) Makassar, as an Islamic Education institution defines and implements the term Islamic medicine in the Medical Education curriculum, is discussed with a normative approach in this article. The term Islamic medicine in the curriculum of the FMHC Unismuh Makassar medical education program is defined as medical science that is in line with, or does not conflict with the values of the Qur'an and Hadith, continues to develop in accordance with the development of science and technology, by looking at humans as a whole. With this understanding, the medical education program of FKIK Unismuh Makassar can implement Islamic medical values, as it understood, in all academic aspects.


Islamic medical curriculum; medical education