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Pre-Clinical Departments

Department of Anatomy 

Anatomy is the science that deals with studying the structure of the human body & the relationship of its constituent parts to each other. It includes embryology that studies the formation and development of the human embryo.

It is the gateway of medicine and without proper knowledge of anatomy, it is impossible to understand how the body organs perform their function and hence be able to detect abnormalities of the structure or function caused by diseases. Without a good knowledge of anatomy, medicine cannot be accurately and safely practiced.

It is also essential for the surgeon to know the proper anatomy of the area upon which he is operating.

Objectives of the course

Teaching the course of human anatomy to medical students aims that the students should:

  • Comprehend the anatomical terms, use them correctly and develop a positive approach to the subject.
  • Recognize anatomical structures correctly and comprehend the topographic anatomy of the regions of the upper & lower limbs, the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, perineum & head & neck by actual dissection & museum study.
  • Understand the classification of bones, their general features, structure, functions & the mechanism of displacement of bone fragments at the common sites of fractures.
  • Understand the important joints of the body, their movements & the muscles producing these movements.
  • Be able to identify different body organs, their form, shape and their relation to each other.
  • Be able to correlate the structural design of each organ to its function.
  • Acquire information about the different facial planes in the different regions of the body & their surgical importance.
  • Understand the general plan of lymphatic drainage of the body & the regional lymph node where common malignant growth can spread.
  • Interpret the normal structural images of body organs as they appear in X-ray films & C.T. scans and demonstrate by inspection, palpation & percussion important bony land marks, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, nerves & viscera on the living body.
  • Acquire the up to date knowledge about the formation and development of the human embryo.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the congenital abnormalities, their etiology and the mechanism of their development.
  • Be able to apply the anatomical and embryological information given with each part of the body for the interpretation of some medical and surgical problems (applied Anatomy).
  • Develop sufficient understanding of the subject to be able to pursue post-graduate studies, continue medical education and develop the habits of self-learning.


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Course Modules.

  • HEAD & NECK + (EMB)
  • RENAL+ (EMB)
Prof. Mohmmed Galal El-Din Ahmed
Ph. D. Anatomy
Dean & Head of Department

Neuroanatomy, Stereology, & Dermatoglyphics
Tel: +971-4-2646465 
Prof.Shefaa Moustafa
Ph.D of Anatomy

Tel: +971-4-2646465

Dr Shifan Khanday
M.B.B.S., Dip. Family Medicine (UK), MBA, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Tel: +971-4-2646465


Department of Pathology 

This course provides basic knowledge and understanding of diseases through

elaborating their etiology, mechanisms, morphology, clinical features and complications.

The course spans the gap between the preclinical and clinical subjects. It provides the students with the necessary information required for planning patients’ treatment and for developing proper preventive strategies.

Objectives of the Course

The main objectives of the Pathology course are to:

  1. Recognize and understand the basic responses of different body organs to abnormal stimuli.
  2. Recognize types and effects of genetic mutations and understand the molecular basis of carcinogenesis.
  3. Correlate the etiology and pathogenesis of different diseases with their clinical presentation, morphology and outcome.
  4. Identify and describe the morphology of tissues/organs in various diseases through examination of gross specimens and microscopic slides.
  5. Analyze and interpret clinical scenarios utilizing knowledge of basic sciences and diseases, independently and through team work, to be presented to peer and professional groups for evaluation.
  6. Review literature to help in understanding mechanisms of disease, potential for intervention & prevention in the society.


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Prof. of Pathology

Tel: +971-4-2646465

Dr. Riham Ahmed
M.B.B.Ch., MSc., MD.
Assistant Prof. of Pathology

Tel: +971-4-2646465

Dr. Hiba Ismail

Teaching Assistant of Pathology

Tel: +971-4-2646465

Department of Microbiology & Immunology:

Microbiology is the scientific study of living microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi), which are very small and simple in structure, yet their medical importance is great. Medical students need to learn the following most important aspects of microbiology in order to diagnose and treat microbiological infections successfully.

o   Structure and virulence factors of microbes

o   Mode of infection of Microbes

o   Immunopathogenesis of Microbes: the ways in which microorganisms produce disease in the human body and interaction of microbial products and components with the immune system.

o   Clinical findings of specific infected case

o   Laboratory diagnosis: for each case, laboratory investigation depends on taking appropriate specimen. Then performing all the specific tests to get the confirmed result and interpretation of these results to obtain the accurate diagnosis of the case

o   Performing antibiotic sensitivity tests for each isolated pathogen to avoid drug resistance strains. Refer these results to the clinical departments

o   Specific Immunization: for each organism specific vaccine is applied. The structure of this vaccine and its interaction with the immune system should be studied


Immunology is the scientific study of the immune system. The physiologic function of immune system is defense against infectious microbes. Medical students need to learn the following most important aspects of immunology to understand how the immune system prevent and eradicate an established infection

Innate and adaptive immunity

o   Types of adaptive immune response

o   Cardinal features of Adaptive immune responses

o   Cellular components of the Adaptive immune system

o   Overview of immune responses to Microbes

o   Studying applied and clinical immunology. This will be clear by studying the relation of immune system and the following clinical conditions: Hypersensitivity reaction, Transplantation immunology, Tumor immunology, Autoimmune disease and immunodeficiency diseases

Prof. Magda Abdel Rahman Ismail
Head of the department

Ph. D Medical Microbiology and Immunology


  • Enterotoxigenic & Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in diarrheal diseases
  • Role of Immune response in graft rejection.
    Tel: +971-4-2120535
Dr. Sadia. Jamel


  • Teaching Assistant
    Tel: +971-4-2646465

Department of Physiology

The general objective of the curriculum of Dubai Medical College for Girls has been defined so that medical students who acquire a sound knowledge of physiology will be in a position to confront, in practice and research, the two central corners of the health sciences:

  • The understanding and maintenance of health
  • The understanding of the mechanism of disease when physiology is deranged

Physiological studies and good knowledge of physiology have illuminated many aspects of health as well as mechanisms of disease processes which is a pillar in determining treatment modalities.

Course delivery 

The delivery of Physiology course includes:

  • Lectures
  • Student presentations
  • Small group discussion
  • Case based learning
  • Scenario based interactive learning
  • Team based learning
  • Computer based material: interactive online resources
  • Practical classes


The objectives of the Physiology Department are to provide the graduate with a comprehensive background in human physiology and an opportunity to develop into an independent learner and researcher.

Physiology Courses

Course code Content
1111 1.         General and cell physiology.

2.         Nerve and muscle physiology.

1211 1.         Metabolism.

2.         Blood physiology.

3.         Autonomic nervous system physiology.

2111             Digestive system physiology.
2211 1.      Cardiovascular system physiology.

1.         Respiratory system physiology.

2.         Renal system physiology.

3111 1.      Central nervous system physiology.

2.         Special Senses physiology.

3.         Endocrine system physiology.

4.         Reproductive system physiology.

Dr. A A Ibraheem

Ph D Physiology

Assistant Professor

Tel: +971-4-264646

Dr. R A Eldeeb

Ph D PhysiologyAssociate Professor

Tel: +971-4-2646465

Dr. H F Al Samman


M Sc Public Health

Teaching Assistant

Tel: +971-4-2646465

Department of Community Medicine
The goals of the course of community medicine are to develop a physician oriented on preventive aspect of health, and to gain experience to be a future doctor with a comprehensive concept of Medicine that preventive and curative medicine work hand in hand. The department is concerned also with preparing a medical student to be a good researcher in the future.

The course is divided into theoretical section and practical section. The practical application of Community Medicine includes Field Visits to Schools and Disability Centers in addition to practical application for Biostatistics and Research Methodology.


By the end of the course, the students will be able to:

  1. Identify the descriptive epidemiology of the disease in terms of person; place and time.
  2. Develop skills in identifying the common disease related risk factors.
  3. Understand the nature of non-communicable diseases, their impact upon the public health and the importance of acquiring healthy life styles.
  4. Define the elements of primary health care and recognize the different components and objectives of reproductive health and safe motherhood.
  5. Assess and monitor child’s growth and development with the ability to detect early deviation from normal.
  6. Make use of the available health data in presenting health problems.
  7. Be acquainted with the common prevailing health problems in UAE and setting priorities in controlling those problems and identifying the most feasible level of disease prevention.
  8. Develop skills in conducting health education programs and sessions for the common health problems and selecting the best method of communication.
  9. Get the skill of writing a basic medical research and doing a critical appraisal using the knowledge of research methodology course.
  10. Utilize the different biostatistical methods in presenting and analyzing the available data and finding results as well as conclusions.


 Contents of the course:

    • Environmental Health
    • Nutrition& Health
    • Primary Health Care Principles
    • Concepts of Epidemiology
    • Health Education and Healthy Life Style
    • Epidemiology of Diseases Transmitted Through Respiratory Tract
    • Epidemiology of Food Borne Diseases
    • Epidemiology of Blood Borne Diseases
    • Epidemiology of Vector Borne Diseases
    • Investigation of an Outbreak
    • Epidemiology of Diseases Under International Health Regulation
    • Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Epidemiology of Diseases Affecting Reproductive System
    • Screening &Surveillance in Public Health
    • Elimination& Eradication
    • Expanded Program On Immunization
    • Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
    • Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
    • Research Methodology& Biostatistics
    • Public Health Programs; Child Care Program and Occupational Health Program
Dr. Sahar Helmi AbdelMaqsoud

Doctor Degree in Public Health; Epidemiology

Associate Professor of Community Medicine

Head of Department

Tel: +971-042120555

Department of Biochemistry

The general objective of the Curriculum of Dubai Medical College for Girls has been defined in this part of the preliminary plan as follows:

Medical students who acquire a sound knowledge of biochemistry will be in a position to confront, in practice and research, the two central concerns of the health sciences:

  • ·  The understanding and maintenance of health
  • ·   The understanding and effective treatment of disease.

Biochemical studies have illuminated many aspects of health and disease, and, conversely, the study of various aspects of health and disease has opened up new areas of biochemistry. This relationship between medicine and biochemistry has important philosophical implications for the former. As long as medical treatment is firmly grounded in a knowledge of biochemistry and other relevant basic sciences, (e.g. physiology, microbiology, nutrition), the practice of medicine will have a rational basis that can be adapted to accommodate new knowledge. As all diseases are manifestations of abnormalities of molecules, chemical reactions, or processes.

Course Objectives

The objectives of biochemistry course are categorized as Ultimate and Terminal

Ultimate objectives are those to be fulfilled by the end of the course, while the terminal objectives are those connected with various parts of the course

Course Contents

The course of biochemistry consists of the following:

  • Lecturing programme.
  • Teacher centered tutorials.
  • Students centered seminars and presentations.
  • Visual material; transparencies, PowerPoint and board work
  • Demonstrations for some practical work.
  • Practical programme.
Prof. H. Ahmed

PhD Biochemistry

Head of Department
Liver & GI Tract
Tel: +971-4-2120536 

Prof. N.Raafat
PhD Biochemistry
Researches: Oncology & Molecular Biology
Tel: +971-4-2120526
Dr. Hajer N. Sheikh
M.B.B.Ch, M.S.
Assistant Lecturer, Biochemistry
Molecular Cardiology
Tel: +971-4-2120555

Department of Histology

The objectives of studying Histology are categorized as:

Ultimate and terminal

The ultimate objectives are those to be fulfilled by the end of the course.

  • The students will acquaint good and up-to-date knowledge about different types of Microscopes, Microtechniques, tissue culture and karyotyping.
  • The students will acquire the skills required for staining and examining different tissues under a light microscope.
  • The student will be capable of obtaining at the end how the structure of each tissue in any organ adapts and serves its function.
  • Ultimately the students, after being familiar with the normal structure of different tissues, will be able to detect any pathological changes in the tissues on studying pathology later on.

Terminal objectives:

They are connected with various parts of the subject:

These are divided into:

  1. Introduction including:- Microscopy – Microtechniques – Types of stains.
  2. Medical biology includes:- Cytology and cytogenics.
  3. General Histology including:
    • Epithelial tissue.
    • Connective tissue.
    • Muscular tissue.
    • Nervous tissue.
  4. Systematic Histology includes studying the structure of organs of different systems in the body.


  • 0611HIS1CL – CELL
  • 0611HIS1TIS – TISSUE
  • 0612HIS1HM
  • 0621HIS1RN – RENAL
  • 0622HIS1EYE
  • 0622HIS1Ear
  • 0622HIS1SK – SKIN
Prof. N. Mohammed
Ph. D Histology
Head of Department
Light & Electron Microscopy Studies
Tel: +971-4-2646465
Dr. H. Faiz Al-Samman
Teaching Assistant
Tel: +971-4-2646465

Department of Pharmacology 

The objectives of pharmacology course are classified as general and specific. General objectives are those to be fulfilled by the end of the course, while the specific one are those connected with various parts of the course.

General Objectives

Medical student will get considerable knowledge: –

  • Pharmacology from the stand point of the actions, uses and side effects of drugs and also its role in the prevention and treatment of diseases.Acquire the basic effect principles necessary for the rational use of drugs.Learn about over dosage drug-related -toxicity and its management.Acquaint themselves with fairly good, updated knowledge of the discipline, and get adequately trained in self learning as well as problem solving procedures in order to continuously update her knowledge and skills.Learn the ability to apply her pharmacological knowledge in her practice of medicine.Acquire the ability to utilize online information through internet available in the college to update their knowledge related to the recent advances in Pharmacological sciences.
Prof. Tasneem Sandozi

DNB  MD (Pharmacology)

Tel: +971-4-2120555

Dr. Rania Hamed

MD (Pharmacology)

Tel: +971-4-2120555

Dr. Iman. Jabber

Teaching Assistant

Tel: +971-4-2120555

Medical Parasitology course for undergraduate medical students offers the basic knowledge of parasites’ morphology, life cycles with emphasize on infective stage to man, modes of infection of the parasites and their diagnostic stages.

Host parasite relationship and pathogenesis of parasitic disease with correlations to clinical presentation and understanding of immune reactions is one of the main objectives of this course that help the students understand the clinical context that she will face in clinical practice with the principles of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic diseases that affect man.


By the end of the course, students will be able to classify and describe parasites of medical importance with differentiation of their modes of transmission and life cycle, correlate pathogenesis of parasitic diseases affect different organs to their clinical manifestation based on host- parasite interaction and describe the appropriate methods of their diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control.


Ø  Introduction to Medical Parasitology (General classifications and characters of Protozoa, Helminthes and Arthropods of medical importance.

Ø  Parasites’ genome and applications of Molecular techniques in Parasitology.

Ø  Parasitic infections affect the gastrointestinal tract and Hepatobiliary system.

Ø  Parasitic infections affect the cardiovascular system and parasites inhabit blood and lymphatics.

Ø  Parasitic infections affect the respiratory system.

Ø  Parasitic infections affect the renal system.

Ø  Parasitic infections affect the skin.

Ø  Bionomics and medical importance of arthropods.

Ø  Diagnostic techniques applied in parasitology.

Ø  Immune response to parasitic infections

Prof.Nehad Mahmoud Sayed Ali
Professor of Medical Parasitology


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