This course covers the areas of microbiology, epidemiology, and immunology.

On completion of this course, students will be able to understand:-

1.  Basic immunology (Antibody, T-cells, B-cells)

2. Basic bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology (introduction to terminology,                           life cycles, structure and function, etc.)

3. Principles of laboratory diagnosis (includes lecture, bacteriology laboratory sessions,         immunology laboratory sessions)

4. Antibiotics (antibacterial, antiviral, anti-mycobacterial, anti-parasitic, antifungal agents)

5. Infectious disease organisms and presentations by system (Respiratory, Genitourinary, Skin and Soft Tissue, G 1, CNS, Liver, Multisystem viral)

6. Infectious disease organisms and presentations by means of transmission (vector-borne diseases, zoonoses)

7. Host immune response against infectious disease organisms

8. Epidemiology

9. Medical aspects of immunology (hypersensitivity, transplantation, tumor immunology, immune deficiencies, tolerance, autoimmunity)

10. Pathologic response to infection

11. Current and future therapeutic interventions for infections and immune related diseases.

Title:                                Introduction to Clinical Medicine I

Code:MED 311

Duration:32 weeks (2 courses each 16 hours)

Credit hours:6 credit hours

Distribution of hours:2 theory + 4 practical

Intended students:Phase II, MD 1 students of UCM

Pre requisite:Students admitted to MD 1 should pass Premed II

Introduction to Clinical Medicine I is a longitudinal course that provide the student with the basic knowledge and clinical skills to practice medicine. The course will emphasise on the art of history building and physical examination skills. It teaches the student the art of communicating with the patient, building a history over several sessions then teaches him physical examination skills system by system.

This course introduces the student to the concepts of human development. The course is designed to explore the basic concepts of human development, including physical, cognitive, and emotional development across the lifespan. Students will be introduced to developmental tasks and challenges unique to each stage of human development from the infancy, early and middle childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle age and old age. Beginning with the infancy, students will also be introduced to the biological, emotional, cognitive, psychosocial, as well as the social, and cultural factors that influence growth and development across the life span.

The Human Structure course is a comprehensive study of the structure and development of the human body at the macroscopic level. During the next 9 weeks you will be introduced to approximately 10,000 anatomical terms and structures, learning the physical relationships between those structures and how those structures develop in the embryo. In addition you will see how the anatomy of the human body determines the physiology and pathology observed by the physician and appreciates why a comprehensive understanding of anatomy is required for the physician in primary care and in all specialties.