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Essential principles of human anatomy are presented in this course. Basic anatomical principles and relationships are presented in a regional approach.
Lectures, case-based presentations, and laboratory dissections are used to illustrate the anatomy of the human body. Major emphasis is upon cadaver dissection. Correlation of function with structure is stressed in all areas.
Course concepts are organized by regions: Head and Neck, Upper Limb, Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis and Lower Limb
Essential principles of human physiology are presented, including basic chemistry, cell and tissue studies, and a detailed study of all the body systems.
The objective of this course is to help medical students learn and comprehend functions of the human body that are essential for clinical medicine. The course covers normal physiology, as well as the body systems physiology. Concepts are organized by system: cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, renal and acid/base, and gastrointestinal. The course consists of didactic lectures covering basic science and clinical correlations, video presentations, and review sessions.
Microscopic Anatomy is presented as an integrated study of cells, basic tissues, and organ systems. The course is designed to teach the microscopic structure and function of human cells, tissues and organs. . Correlation between structure and function at both the light and electron-microscopic levels as a basis for understanding the physiological and biochemical activities of cells and tissues. The application of cell biology and histology to clinical disciplines is emphasized.
Embryology course allows students to learn the human development from fertilization to birth. The sequence of development of all tissues and organ systems, placenta ion, congenital malformations and their causes, critical periods of development, and human embryology will provide students with a basis for understanding gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, and neurosciences.
As students progress through their medical studies, they will appreciate embryology increasingly as a correlator of disciplines such as anatomy, pathology, physical diagnosis, surgery, pediatrics, genetics, and obstetrics and gynecology.
Embryological case-based presentations are also presented in a systematic format to assist students in learning pertinent aspects of normal and abnormal human developmental anatomy.
Biostatistics & Medical Writing
Conceptual and practical perspectives of the doctor-patient relationship. The basics of medical history, physical examination, and the relationships between patients and disease are explored both individually and jointly; medical ethics, public health, risk-factor assessment and intervention, and clinical epidemiology.
Legal medicine and Medical Ethics
The emergence of new technologies in the care of patients, has made a significant change in the way medicine is practiced in modern days. Although these technologies have brought hope to mankind, they have also created new ethical conflicts in the field of medicine.
This course is designed to give medical students the fundamentals for analyzing and adjudicating conflicting moral values often present in the making of medical decisions. The course content includes discussions of the development of self-regulation, the moral basis for medical decision-making and selected topics, such as abortion and infanticide; euthanasia and care for the dying; truth telling and confidentiality; the patient’s domain over his body; paternalism in the physician-patient relationship; the rights and care of the mentally retarded; and the setting of a value on a human life.
This course presents with the chemical transformation of compounds and elements important for human metabolism, including carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleic acids, vitamins, hormones, and minerals. In addition, the relation between structure and function of proteins carbohydrates and lipids is emphasized, particularly with respect to hemoglobin, collagen, enzymes, and the plasma proteins. Emphasis is placed on the molecular mechanisms that underlie the pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Finally, molecular aspects of metabolic regulation, nutrition, and hormonal control are presented. The material is presented through a combination of lectures, laboratories, and problem-based clinical case sessions.
This course is designed to familiarize the students with the basic genetic principles, new genetic mechanisms and current molecular technology that is available to diagnose genetic and/or genetically influenced diseases in clinical medicine. Students will gain insight into approaches to diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling.
The course deals with the 1.Mechanisms of biochemical reactions in energy production, biosynthesis, and degradation, and their relationship with disease. 2. Chromosomes, their aberrations, and the disorders that result from them. 3. Molecular and clinical genetics, including prenatal diagnosis and genetic screening. 4. An overview of modern genetics, cancer genetics, and gene therapy
Microbiology and Immunology
This course teaches the principles of medical microbiology and infectious disease. It covers basic host defense mechanisms and the interaction of pathogens with these host defenses. Bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens will be considered.
The course consists of lectures and laboratories integrated with videos, clinical correlations, and review seminars. The course material examines the role of pathogenic microorganisms and alterations of the immune response in human disease. Recent information is melded with traditional knowledge to educate the medical students in the fundamental aspects of medical microbiology and immunology
This course presents an introduction to the biological, psychological and social interactions that underline human behavior in both health and illness. Students learn to conduct medical and psychiatric interviews, perform the mental status examination, and identify the variety of psychological responses to stressors and disease. Discussions include alcoholism, substance abuse, the impaired physician, human sexuality, and an introduction to psychiatric treatment. Small group teaching is devoted to demonstrations and patient interviews.
This course provides an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the study of the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system. Integrated teaching of concepts of neurosciences fundamental to modern medicine. The course includes a study of neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neuroembryology, neurohistology, neurophysiology, and higher cortical function. Sensory and motor system functions are also stressed. The material is presented through a combination of lectures, laboratories, and problem-based clinical case sessions.
The laboratory portion of the course is intensive, allowing students to develop a working knowledge of human brain structure and organization.
Epidomiology and Public Health
This course is designed to teach the principles and concepts of Epidemiology and Public Health. The presentation of those principles and concepts via field trips, classroom exercises, lectures and presentations. Those two disciplines are the basic sciences for community medicine and public health and are presented in a combined format. The course deals broadly with methods for the study of health, disease and medical intervention as they affect groups rather than individuals Emphasis is on the critical appraisal of medical literature.
The course describes the nutrients that must be supplied in the diet, reviews the food sources of these compounds, and discusses the consequences of dietary deficiencies and excesses of the essential nutrients.
This course consists of lectures highlighted with photographs depicting diseases resulting from dietary deficiencies or toxicities.
Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
This course entails a study of major protozoa, and metazoa. The major classification of the nemathelmenthis into nematodes, intestinal and tissue. Also a study of cestodes and trematodes. All of the general morphology, gastrointestinal system, nervous system, reproductive, mode of infection, life cycle, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and very importantly preventative measures. This course enables the students to have a comprehensive understanding of the major parasites, clinical presentation and management.
The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge regarding general principles of drug action and the properties of specific categories of drugs.
This introductory course reviews the basic concepts of drug action, drug-receptor interaction, drug absorption, drug distribution, and drug elimination and the pharmacology of major classes of drugs. Types of information presented about drugs include their mechanism of action, adverse effects, disposition in the body (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and therapeutic uses. The course includes principles of toxicology.
The course is designed to provide complete authoritative and current pharmacologic principles.
Information is organized according to the sequence used in many standard Text books for better comprehension
- Basic principles
- Autonomic nervous system and drugs affecting them
- Cardiovascular – renal drugs
- CNS drugs
- Endocrine pharmacology
This sequence builds new information on the foundation of information already assimilated.
Within each chapter, emphasis is placed on drug groups and prototype Clinical pharmacology is an integral part of the course The material is presented mainly in the form of lectures.
General Pathology is an introductory course to human disease. General pathology introduces you to general concepts of injury and reaction to injury at the cellular level which in turn affect the body as a whole. This course provides the conceptual basis for understanding the pathogenesis of disease and the body’s response to injury.
The aim of this course is to provide students with an overview of the causes and consequences of human disease. General topics covered include the nature and causes of cell injury and death; adaptive cellular changes; healing and repair, thrombosis, embolism and infarction and Neoplasia.
This course is intended to lay the foundation for understanding of the mechanisms of disease processes as they affect particular organs or systems. The emphasis will be on:
- Cause of disease (etiology)
- Mechanisms of development of disease (pathogenesis)
- Structural alterations induced in the cells and organs of the body (morphologic changes)
- Functional consequences of the morphologic changes (clinical significance).
The students also will be given ample opportunity to practice interpretation of slides related to specific disease or condition.