M.D. PROGRAMME

4 Year Medical Doctor Programme

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M.D. PROGRAMME (4YR)

CURRICULUM

Semester 1

Anatomy & Embryology (18 credits)

This course exposes students to the anatomical and embryological basis of medicine. This course is also a pre-requisite or the Neuroscience course in the subsequent semester. The laboratory component of this course exposes students to the three-dimensional relationships of structures which will prepare them for the clinical sciences. The embryology component exposes the students to formation and development of the embryo and fetus, malformations and congenital disorders.

Bio-Chemistry & Genetics ( 12 Credits )

This course is designed to expose students to the clinical aspects of Biochemistry and Genetics with special attention to concepts and principles that are the basis of various disease processes. The genetic component of this course emphasizes genetic disorders, how they are diagnosed and how they manifest. Reinforcement of molecular genetics, DNA technology, and other laboratory applications will be stressed.

Semester 2

Anatomy & Embryology (18 credits)

This course exposes students to the anatomical and embryological basis of medicine. This course is also a pre-requisite or the Neuroscience course in the subsequent semester. The laboratory component of this course exposes students to the three-dimensional relationships of structures which will prepare them for the clinical sciences. The embryology component exposes the students to formation and development of the embryo and fetus, malformations and congenital disorders.

Bio-Chemistry & Genetics ( 12 Credits )

This course is designed to expose students to the clinical aspects of Biochemistry and Genetics with special attention to concepts and principles that are the basis of various disease processes. The genetic component of this course emphasizes genetic disorders, how they are diagnosed and how they manifest. Reinforcement of molecular genetics, DNA technology, and other laboratory applications will be stressed.

Semester 3

Physiology (10 credits)

The physiology course exposes the student to a basic understanding of physiological concepts that form the basis of modern clinical medicine. This course requires successful completion of Anatomy & Embryology as well as Biochemistry & Genetics.

Neuroscience (10 credits)

This course provides students with a fundamental understanding of the human nervous system, diseases that involve the nervous system and clinically relevant issues involving neuroscience.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics (6 credits)

The purpose of this course is the exposure of the students to the concepts and principles of Epidemiology and its role in health, medicine, and research. Students will be presented epidemiological terminology and concepts impact medicine. The biostatistics portion will explore data collection, tabulation, and various methods of interpretation of data.

 

Semester 4

Medical Immunology & Microbiology (10 credits)

This course exposes students to concepts of immunology and the role it plays in infections and non-infectious diseases. Medical microbiology prepares students to appreciate an understanding of various infectious diseases, their cause, prevention, and treatment. The course also provides opportunities for the application of critical thinking in the identification of infectious disease processes and appropriate laboratory tests to differentiate between them.

General Pathology (12 credits)

This course serves as an introduction to pathology, covering general principles, pathophysiology and the interactions between organ systems in the development of disease. Concepts such as cellular injury, inflammation, neoplasia, and haemato pathology will be explored. This course serves as a pre-requisite for systemic pathology.

Behavioral Science (8 credits)

This course represents a foundational course that exposes its students to Psychology, Medical Ethics, and Human Behavior. Important concepts discussed in this course include quality of life, professional conduct, end-of-life care and ethics of research.

Semester 5

Systemic Pathology (12 credits)

The Systemic Pathology course exposes students to the pathophysiology of organs systems and diseases associated with them. Special attention is focused on diagnostic and prognostic implications, differential diagnosis, and epidemiology of various diseases. This course requires successful completion of the General Pathology course.

Pharmacology (10 credits)

The pharmacology course is designed to expose the student to the clinical study of therapeutics, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics concepts. Drugs affecting various organ systems will be discussed, including their mechanisms of action, side effects, and contraindications.

Introduction to Clinical Medicine (8 credits)

This course is designed to expose students to the practical aspects of clinical medicine Students will learn how to develop skills in history-taking, physical examinations, interpretation of laboratory values, and develop a differential diagnosis.

Semester 6

Systemic Integration and Review (20 credits)

This course is designed to approach medicine from a systemic aspect. This provides an opportunity to train students to understand diseases processes from an integrated perspective. This course also reviews much of the basic science concepts to assist in preparing students for the standardized examinations such as the USMLE Step 1.

Semester 7

Clinical Medicine Core Rotations (Part 1)

Exposure of students who have successfully finished the basic sciences and scored a passing grade on the standardized examinations (USMLE step 1 or CAMC) to clinical medicine. This semester includes Family Practice and Internal Medicine Clerkships comprising 18 weeks.

Semester 8

Clinical Medicine Core Rotations (Part 2)

Students will continue their rotations through Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology. This semester comprising 18 weeks.

Semester 9

Clinical Medicine Core Rotations (Part 3)

Students will complete their core clinical rotations in Psychiatry and Pediatrics and students will be able to complete their first elective rotation. This semester comprises 16 weeks. Students may also choose to start preparing for standardized examination (USMLE Step 2 CK and CS, CAMC and NEET-PG).

Semester 10

Elective Rotations

The final 20 weeks of the curriculum, students will be able to take 5 elective rotations in specialties of their choice. Students will be able to choose from rotations in Anesthesiology, Emergency medicine, Radiology, Neurology, Pathology, and many more.

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