Curriculum
Course Description
 
FIRST SEMESTER
SECOND SEMESTER
THIRD SEMESTER
FOURTH SEMESTER
FIFTH SEMESTER


 
THIRD SEMESTER:
1 PHARMACOLOGY
120 HOURS
The Pharmacology course is designed to provide medical students a basis from which they can apply their knowledge of pharmacology to the prevention and treatment of disease and to assess the usefulness of future therapeutic agents in their practice of medicine.  This course encompasses the concepts of pharmacodynamics (e.g., drug-receptor interactions, signaling mechanisms, and dose-effect relationships) and pharmacokinetics (e.g., drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination).  Additionally, the course emphasizes the biochemical and physiological bases for understanding drug action, and it introduces many major classes of drugs.  Groups of drugs which are specifically considered include those acting on the autonomic nervous system, those most prominently affecting the immune system, and antineoplastic, antimicrobial, and antiparasitic compounds  
2 GENERAL PATHOLOGY
100 HOURS
The General Pathology course covers the basic pathophysiology of mechanisms of disease in medicine.  The knowledge gained from study of these basic mechanisms will be applied to the Systemic Pathology Course, as well as to the 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations.  This pathology course will incorporate gross pathologic, microscopic, and radiologic material to assist you in understanding the disease processes and prepare you for licensing examinations.  The knowledge gained from a study of pathology will integrate with other courses to provide you with the means for assessment and diagnosis of patients under your care  
3 ENT
20 HOURS
The Dermatology course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of dermatology.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in the basic science courses, including histology, physiology, microbiology, immunology and general pathology to the practice of dermatology.  Included in this course is an introduction to clinical findings, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis associated with diseases of the skin.
4 RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
20 HOURS
The Respiratory Medicine course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of the treatment of disorders of the respiratory tract.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in the basic science courses, including histology, physiology, microbiology, immunology and general pathology to the practice of respiratory medicine.  Included in this course is an introduction to clinical findings, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis associated with diseases of the respiratory tract.
5 NEUROLOGY
20 HOURS
The Neurology course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of the treatment of neurological disorders.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in basic science courses, including histology, physiology, microbiology, immunology and pathology to the practice of neurology.  Included in this course is an introduction to the clinical findings, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis associated with neurological diseases.
6 FLUIDS/ELECTROLYTES
20 HOURS
The Fluid/Electrolytes and Renal course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of the treatment of fluid and electrolyte disorders and kidney disease.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in the basic science courses, including histology, physiology, microbiology, immunology and general pathology to the treatment of fluid and electrolyte disorders and kidney disease.  Included in this course provides an overview to the diagnosis and differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of disorders associated with fluid and electrolyte imbalance and diseases of the kidney.
7 ENDOCRINOLOGY
20 HOURS
The Endocrinology course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of endocrine disorders.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in the basic science courses, including physiology, microbiology, immunology and pathology to the understanding of the basis and clinical implications of endocrine disorders.  Included in this course is an introduction to common clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis associated with diseases of the endocrine system.
8 DERMATOLOGY
20 HOURS
The Dermatology course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of dermatology.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in the basic science courses, including histology, physiology, microbiology, immunology and general pathology to the practice of dermatology.  Included in this course is an introduction to clinical findings, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis associated with diseases of the skin.
9 LEGAL MEDICINE
 20 HOURS
The Legal Medicine and Medical Ethics course discusses ethical and legal principles and responsibilities of physicians.  Emphasis includes an appreciation and understanding of the relationship of current ethical standards to the health care team and health care delivery.
10 ANESTHESIOLOGY
20 HOURS
The Anesthesiology course is taught by a practicing Anesthesiologist and is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical practice of anesthesiology.  The student will learn the basic anesthetic principles which govern inhalation, IV and local anesthesia.  Emphasis will be directed toward the understanding of physiologic and pharmacologic mechanisms encountered in the daily practice of anesthesiology.
11 TROPICAL MEDICINE &
PARISITIOLOGY


40 HOURS
The Tropical Medicine & Parasitology Course is designed to provide students with both comprehensive and selected detailed information on the fundamentals of diagnosis, treatment, pathology, transmission, and control of human parasites. A large portion of the above is learned simply by knowing the life cycles of the parasites in question and, thus, how to break the chain of infection. Therefore, much of this course will concentrate on the basic life-cycles of parasites.  Additionally, the natural history and epidemiology of the major infectious and parasitic diseases that occur in developing countries will be presented.
12 PSYCHIATRY
40 HOURS
This course encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.  The basis of psychological disorders will be presented with tests and techniques used for diagnosis.  Material presented in previous basic sciences courses - biochemistry, physiology, neuroanatomy, neurology and pathology will be integrated and applied to the evaluation of psychiatric disorders.  Included in this course is an overview of the clinical practice of psychiatry, which includes diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis associated with psychiatric disorders.
 
FOURTH SEMESTER:
1 GASTROENTEROLOGY
20 HOURS
The Gastroenterology course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of gastroenterology.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in the basic science courses, including histology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, immunology and pathology to the diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Included in this course is an introduction to the clinical findings, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis associated with disorders of the GI tract.  
2 HEMATOLOGY
20 HOURS
The Hematology course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of disorders of the blood.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in the basic science courses, including histology, physiology, microbiology, immunology and pathology to the understanding of the basis and clinical implications of blood disorders.  Included in this course is an introduction to common clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis associated with blood diseases.  
3 ONCOLOGY
20 HOURS
The Oncology course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of cancer: prevention, diagnosis, primary treatment, management of complications and paraneoplastic syndromes.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in the basic science courses, including histology, physiology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, and pathology to the study of cancer.
4 ORTHOPEDICS
20 HOURS
The Orthopedics course is designed to provide students an introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of the disorders of the musculoskeletal system.  This course is taught by a practicing orthopedic surgeon, who will present an overview of the principles of orthopedic medicine to the students. 
5 PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL MEDICINE
20 HOURS
The Principles of Clinical Medicine course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the practice of medicine.  Students are introduced to the sequence of diagnostic inquiries and laboratory tests that are implemented during the evaluation of specific medical problems.  Established techniques for obtaining the history of the complaint, physical examination, diagnostic tests and the assessment and therapeutic plan are presented in preparation for the physical diagnosis course and, ultimately, clinical practice.
6 RADIOLOGY
20 HOURS
The Radiology course is taught by a practicing Radiologist and is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical practice of radiology.  The student will learn the basic principles of radiology, with the emphasis directed toward the understanding of the use of X-rays, MRIs and CAT scans to assist in confirming
7 OPHTHALMOLOGY
20 HOURS
The Ophthalmology course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of ocular disease.  An overview of the clinical practice of ophthalmology is presented, including the most common symptoms of ocular disease, the eye examination, and specific disorders of the eye.  This course incorporates and relates material learned in the basic science courses, including histology, physiology, microbiology, immunology and pathology to the understanding of the basis of ocular disorders.  Included in this course is an introduction to common clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis associated with eye disease.
8 SURGERY
60 HOURS
The Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery course is designed to provide students an overview of the practice of general and orthopedic surgery.  It is taught by practicing general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons who will provide students with an overview of methods and techniques used for the diagnosis and the repair of injuries and disorders requiring surgery.
9 OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY
80 HOURS
The Obstetrics and Gynecology course is designed to encompass the basic information a physician will need for the primary care of women.   It is structured to to facilitate efficient, focused learning, based on the “Instructional Objectives for a Clinical Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7th ed.,” of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  These national standards are used to organize most Ob-Gyn clerkships in the United States and Canada, and are used as a guideline in the development of national standardized exams
10 PEDIATRICS
60 HOURS
The Pediatrics course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the practice of pediatric medicine.  Established techniques used to conduct portions of the physical examination of infants, children and adolescents that require different approaches or techniques from those used in the physical examination of adults.  Additionally, this course incorporates and relates material learned in basic science courses, including histology, physiology, microbiology, immunology and pathology to the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases.
11 SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGY
80 HOURS
The emphasis of the Systemic Pathology course shifts from the fundamental mechanisms of cell, tissue structural/functional changes and major disease processes to specific examples of the major diseases, which affect each of the vital tissue and organ systems.  Particulars of cause and effect, including genetic, molecular, metabolic, infectious, immunologic, nutritional and environmental factors are discussed in conjunction with pathophysiologic manifestations, the typical course or progression of each disease, and the potential for complications
12 GERIATRIC MEDICINE
20 HOURS
The Geriatric Medicine course is designed to provide students with an overview of the clinical aspects of the specialized management of geriatric patients.  This course focuses on methods used to approach older patients, disorders that are more commonly seen in the older person, specialized therapies and long-term management strategies, and important considerations that must be taken into account in the pharmacological management of geriatric patients
13 CHILD ABUSE & HUMAN
DEVELOPMENT

20 HOURS
The Child Abuse and Human Sexuality Course is designed to examine the historical and social dynamics which foster an abusive family environment.  The most common injuries associated with child abuse are presented, with strategies physicians may use to diagnose child abuse.  Current requirements for and procedures for reporting child abuse are emphasized.
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