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Course Description

Pre-Clinical Phase

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Anatomy 1101, 1201, 2101, 2201, 3101 354 Hrs. 360
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
General Embryology- Lower Limb- Upper Limb- Abdomen and Pelvis- Thorax- Head and Neck- Neuro Anatomy- Special Embryology related to each part.
OBJECTIVES: –
This subject provides comprehensive knowledge of the structure of human body and its application in the clinical setting. 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.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Bio Chemistry 1102, 1201, 2102, 2202 246 Hrs. 220
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Cell- Vitamins- Minerals- Nutrients- Lipid Metabolism- Carbohydrates- Proteins- Immunoglobulin’s- Carbohydrate Metabolism- Enzymes- Biological Oxidation- Protein Metabolism and neurotransmitters- Tumor Markers- Organ Function Test- Hemoglobin- Myoglobin- Chemistry and Metabolism of Hormones- Purines and Pyrimidines- Genetics and Porphyrin Metabolism.
OBJECTIVES: –
This course covers the study of the constituents of living cells and their chemical reactions and emphasis is made on intermediary metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, clinical biochemical tests and their application to clinical medicine. By the end of the course, the student should have comprehensive knowledge of the various bio-chemical exchanges that occur within the human body in relation with their application in the field of medicine.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Histology 1106, 1206, 2106, 2206, 3106 172 Hrs. 150
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Cytology- Cyto-Genetics Microtechniques-Body Tissues- Skin- Blood-Cartilage- Bone-Muscles- Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems- Respiratory- Renal System- Digestive Systems. Endocrine Glands- Reproductive System- Special Sense System- Central Nervous System.
OBJECTIVES: –
The objective of studying Histology is to gain a comprehensive knowledge of microscopic structure of different parts of the body. This includes skills of using light microscope. Have an in-depth knowledge of how the structure of each tissue in any organ adapts and serves its function and detect any pathological changes in the tissues on studying pathology.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Physiology 1111, 1211, 2111, 2211, 3111 321 Hrs. 360
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Cell- Muscles and Nerves- Blood- Autonomic Nervous System- Respiration- Heart and Blood Vessels- Digestive system and Metabolism- Kidney. Endocrine Glands and Reproductive system- special Senses- Central Nervous System.- Behavioral Sciences.
OBJECTIVES: –
This imparts a comprehensive understanding of maintenance of health and the mechanism of disease when physiology is deranged. This forms the foundations for further studies in pharmacology, pathology, pathophysiology, and medicine. It gives the student an opportunity to develop into an independent learner and researcher.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Parasitology 2108, 2208, 3108 100 Hrs. 100
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Helminthology- Medical Entomology- Protozoa
OBJECTIVES: –
By the end of the course, students should have an in-depth knowledge of the parasites that infect man, diseases caused by them, clinical picture and response generated by man against them, the various methods of their diagnosis, treatment and finally prevention and control.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Pharmacology 2110, 2210, 3110 205 Hrs. 220
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
General Pharmacology- Antiviral- Anticancer- Antibacterial- Chelating agents & Vitamins- Drugs used in treatment of diseases of (Nervous System- Muscles- Respiration- Urinary And Circulatory Systems- Blood- Allergy- Digestive- Central Nervous System- Endocrine System)
OBJECTIVES: –
The course provides knowledge of pharmacologic principles and their application in the therapeutic use of drugs. An in-depth knowledge of the actions, uses and side effects of drugs and their use in prevention and treatment of diseases. At the end of the course the student should be able to apply her pharmacological knowledge to practice medicine and be able to manage any cases of drug-related -toxicity due to over dosage.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Pathology 2109, 2209, 3109 236 Hrs. 220
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
I. General Pathology and Immuno pathology
II. Systemic Pathology, Diseases of.: Cardiovascular System- Respiratory System- Urinary System- Digestive System- Endocrine System- Male Genital System- Female Genital System- Breast- Blood- Lymphatic System- Bone – Nervous System
OBJECTIVES: –
This deals with the study of diseases and their causes, mechanisms, manifestations and complications. The effects of the disease producing agents, upon the living human body. The ultimate objective of physicians who study pathology is the prevention and cure of disease, but first they must study disease as an entity in itself because only in this way they start to discover mechanisms in the disease producing process. The course spans the gap between the preclinical and clinical subjects. It provides the student with a basic knowledge of the diseases likely to be encountered in the wards and clinics.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Microbiology 1204, 2107, 2207, 3107 146 Hrs. 150
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
General Microbiology – Immunology – Bacteriology – Virology – Mycology.
OBJECTIVES: –
Microbiology is the scientific study of living micro-organisms which are very small and simple in structure, yet their medical importance is great. Medical students need to learn the most important aspects of microbiology in order to diagnose and treat microbiological infections successfully.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Community Medicine 1103, 2103, 2203, 3103 123 Hrs. 120
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Statistics + Environment- General Epidemiology- Nutrition- Primary Health care- Communicable Diseases and Non Communicable Diseases.
OBJECTIVES: –
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.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Clinical Skills Module 40 Hrs. 38
(Calculated as 2% from the scientific activity marks of each subject).
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Introduction to Clinical Skills, Infection Control and Hand Washing, History Taking, General Physical Examination, Intravenous (IV) injection, Intramuscular (IM) Injection, Body Mass Index, Field visits to observe the services provided in Primary Health Care Clinics including: (Child health care program, maternal health care program, Traveler health care program, Diabetic Mini Clinic and Observation of Consultation Skills).
OBJECTIVES: –
The objectives of this course are orientation of the students to the components of Primary Heath Care centers, Observation of what is common and the variety of what is normal, Observation and practice of communication skills. By the end of the course the student should have developed the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors which are necessary to practice the art and science of medicine in an optimal manner.

General Education

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Fiqh Islami 64 Hrs. 100
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
The Faith, Laws of Shariah concerning Economy, Politics and Social Affairs. Knowledge of important Islamic teachings. Laws concerning the responsibilities of persons working in medical and pharmaceutical professions. Position of Shariah in respect of contemporary problems, e.g. transplantation of body organs, cloning, plantation of embryo, clinical death, etc. Knowledge of human soul (conscience or psyche) as spelled out by Allah in the Quran. Biographies.
OBJECTIVES: –
This course is an introduction to the basics of Islam, knowledge about the faith and laws of Shariah concerning economy, politics and social affairs. It also gives an in-depth view about Islamic teachings concerning the responsibilities of persons working in medical and pharmaceutical professions.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Medical Terminology 18 Hrs. Pass/Fail
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Skills of reading, individual oral presentations, paraphrasing, introduction to medical terminology. Word Building, Pronunciation, Prefix, Suffix, Word Root, Combining Vowel, Medical Abbreviations, Medical Subjects & Specialists, Singular and Plural Endings, Body Systems, Scientific Writing.
OBJECTIVES: –
This course offers an introduction to medical terms through an analysis of their construction including prefix, suffix, root, connecting and combining forms. The student acquires an understanding of medical meanings applicable to the structure, function, and diseases of the human body. Abbreviations and their appropriate usage are represented.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Medical Informatics 15 Hrs. Pass/Fail
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Introduction to Informatics, Time Management, Information Quality, Critical Thinking, Computer Assisted Communication, Telemedicine and Tele-care, Evidence-based Medicine, Hospital Information System.
OBJECTIVES: –
By the end of the course the student would have a basic computer knowledge and understanding that would aid her in her medical profession.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Professionalism 45 Hrs. Pass/Fail
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Pillars of Medical Professionalism, Professional responsibilities -ACGME Competencies, Professionalism in medical students, Professional misconduct, Organizational behaviour- EQ, Employability, Time management, Communication skills, Bad news, Conflicts in Professionalism, Social Responsibility, Cultural sensitivity, Giving and accepting feedback, Team-work and Clinical Leadership
OBJECTIVES: –
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
Demonstrate ability to manage themselves professionally in the college setting and in a simulated/real clinical setting.
Demonstrate positive attitudes, collaborative team work, project management skills, professional conduct and leadership.
Demonstrate ability to reflect, empathize, evaluate and communicate their commitment towards the society and medical profession.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
General Psychology 10 Hrs Pass/Fail
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Introduction: Foundation, Schools, Research, & Other Topics – Biopsychology: The Link Between Psychology & Biology – Personality: Development, Theories, Link Between Nature And Nurture – Behavior: Basic Aspects, Normal And Up-Normal – Health: Stress, & Cooping – Psychological Disorder: Theories, Symptoms.
OBJECTIVES: –
By the end of the course, students should be able to: recognize the basic Concepts, methods and theories of Psychology, biopsychology, personality theories (normal and abnormal) and stress.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
History Of Medicine 15 Hrs. Pass/Fail
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
The history of eminent medical professionals who have contributed to the practice of medicine. Stories of major researchers and their lives are expected to inspire students to perform well as a better human being.
Rise of Medicine Science, History of Hospitals, Surgery, Drug Treatment and the rise in Pharmacology, Islamic Medicine, From observation to prevention, Looking to the Future
OBJECTIVES: –
By the end of the course, students should be able to critically reflect on the lives of few eminent personalities who have made seminal contributions to the practice of medicine. This course motivates them to search for information on historical figures and learn from the commitment and hard work of such personalities.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Communication Skills 10 Hrs. Pass/Fail
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Introduction to Commutation Skills, Barriers of Communication, Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication, Public Speaking, Effective Communication, History Taking.
OBJECTIVES: –
By the end of the course the students should be able to communicate with their colleagues and patients and be able to elicit a proper history while respecting their diversity of culture and socioeconomic status.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Medical Education 10 Hrs. Pass/Fail
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Introduction to medical career; learning styles, teaching methods, study skills, critical thinking, team work, How to face the examination, international standardized examinations in the medical profession.
OBJECTIVES: –
By the end of the course the students should be able to differentiate between the different learning styles and requirements for medical education and be able to apply the learning in their study. The students will be able to effectively participate in team work and critically analyse scenarios in groups.

Clinical Phase

The objective of the clinical phase is to increase the student’s clinical knowledge, competencies and skills in addition to forming her general professional development. By the end of the course the student would have acquired the knowledge, skills, and attitude which will enable her to identify, analyze and manage clinical problems in order to provide efficient, cost effective, and humane patient care.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Introductory Course (6 Weeks) 3220 100 Hrs.
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Clinical Sessions (60Hrs), Presenting Symptoms (12Hrs), Communication Skills (8Hrs), Health Informatics (16Hrs), Statistics (4Hrs).
OBJECTIVES: –
The aim of the introductory course is to introduce students to clinical skills including history taking.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Paediatrics (15 Weeks) 3224, 4124, 4224 275 Hrs. 300
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
General Pediatrics with its subdivisions including Neonatology and Genetics.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
(15 Weeks)
3222, 4122, 4222 275 Hrs. 300
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Gynecology with all the subdivisions including conception & contraception.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
General Medicine (20 Weeks) 5120, 5220 650 Hrs. *
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
General Medicine, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Rheumatology, Renal Medicine, Intensive & Critical Care, Oncology, Hematology & Thalassaemia, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Neurology, Psychiatry and Therapeutics.

SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Primary Health Care (20 Weeks) 5129,5229 450 Hrs. *
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
Organization of PHC, exposure to clinical problems relating to Primary Health Care. The care of chronic diseases, prevention of diseases, geriatric care and school clinics.
SUBJECT CODE TOTAL HOURS TOTAL MARKS
Surgery 5126, 5226 650 Hrs. *
TOPICS OF SUBJECT STUDIED: –
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic/Trauma, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Radiology, Histopathology, Forensic Medicine, Accidents and Emergency Medicine.

* Total marks for Medicine, Primary Healthcare and Surgery together are out of 1200.

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