Curriculum

Basic Biomedical Science

1st & 2nd Semester

1104 Hours

The course is an integration of the disciplines of Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biophysics, Embryology, and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Human Nutrition, which are essential in understanding the normal biological functioning of the human body. It is important that students of medicine gain an insight into the mechanisms of how the body operates at various levels of organization, that is, from molecular to cellular to organ systems to body as a whole; as well as how various processes going on in the body are coordinated and controlled.

 

Integrated Clinical Science

1st & 2nd Semesters

1088 Hours

In Integrated Clinical Science I, the students learn at depth the common diseases encountered in the community that they are expected to manage with competence as primary care physicians. There are fifteen instructional units. Each instructional unit is made up of two to four modules. The knowledge base that students are expected to acquire are gained through modules that they work through in small group sessions with the faculty facilitator. The trigger for discussing these modules is the clinical presentation. The modules are designed to simulate the cognitive processes that physicians go through during actual encounter with patients. Certain health social sciences topics are included in the study.

 

Integrated Clinical Science II

1st & 2nd Semesters

1140 Hours

This course is the second portion of a vertically integrated curriculum, which began in year level II. Students working in small group with faculty facilitator work through Instructional modules that simulate clinical presentations of patients in the primary care setting.  The modules are designed to simulate the cognitive processes that physicians go through during actual encounter with patients. The modules include obstetrical cases, and common gynecological, surgical, pediatrics and medical cases. Certain health social sciences topics are included in the study.