Basic Sciences - Fourth Trimester

Course
Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
Clinical Pathology II
5
3
6
Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology
5
3
6
Physical Diagnosis, Symptoms and signs of illness II
2
0
2
Introduction to Internal Medicine
2
0
2
Psychosocial Aspects
1
0
1
NMBR (National Medical Board Review) USMLE
0
6
2
TOTAL: Hours, Credits
15
12
19

 

Course Descriptions

Clinical Patology II

This course involves extensive presentations of significant disease processes as they affect all organs. Students will acquire knowledge in the pathogenesis of diseases and the fundamental aspects of the clinical presentations of these illnesses. 

 

Microbiology Immunology and Parasitology

This course emphasizes the aspects of microorganisms that are important in the cause of disease. Students are presented with the basic microbiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. The course will also help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the immunologic defenses and other concepts such us autoimmunity, allergy, graft rejection, immunity to tumors, and immunodeficiency.

 

Physical Diagnosis,Simptoms and signs of illness II

These lectures will aim to perfect the learning of Symptoms and signs in an organized manner.

The Physical examination or clinical examination is the process by which a Health Professional investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease. It generally follows the taking of the medical history and accounting of  the symptoms as experienced by the patient. 

A symptom can more simply be defined as any feature which is noticed by the patient.  A sign is noticed by other people. It is not necessarily the nature of the sign or symptom which defines it, but who observes it.  A feature might be a sign or symptom, or both, depending on the observer(s). For example, a skin irritation may be noticed by either a healthcare professional as a sign, or by the patient as a symptom. When it is noticed by both, then the feature is both a sign and a symptom. Together with the medical history, the physical examination aids in determining the correct diagnosis and devising the treatment plan.This data then becomes part of the medical record.

 

Introduction to Medicine, Internal Medicine

 

 

The introduction to Internal medicine is the diagnosis and management of a nonsurgical treatment of general, unusual or serious diseases. "Internist" is defined as one who emphasizes in internal systems. 

In Commonwealth nations, such specialists are often called physicians. Usually their patients are often seriously ill or require extensive investigations; internists do much of their work in hospitals. Internists have a lengthy clinical and scientific training in their areas of medical interest and have special expertise in the use of prescription drugs or other medical therapies (as opposed to surgery). Internists are trained to diagnose severe, chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may strike at the same time. Most older adults in the United States will see internists as their primary medical practitioners.

 

Psychosocial Aspects

The course provides an understanding of the feelings, thoughts, and behavior of patients so that students can be better equipped to obtain patient cooperation and understanding. Students will learn about common psychological problems and mental disorders, and about principles relating to the diagnosis and treatment of major psychiatric illnesses.

 

NMBR (National Medical Board Review)

These are comprehensive lectures designed to help students review the semester curriculum in order to start preparation for their medical board exams in the United States, Canada, and other countries.