Basic Sciences-Clinical Fifth Trimester

Course
Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
Pharmacology
5
3
6
Medical Psychology and Psychopathology
4
 
4
Dermatology
2
 
2
Medical Nutrition
2
 
2
Radiology Physical Medicine
2
 
2
Psychiatrics, Mental Health Psychopathology
2
 
2
NMBR (National Medical Board Review) USMLE
0
 
 2
TOTAL: Hours, Credits
17
3
20

Course Descriptions

Pharmacology

The course will cover all the basic aspects of pharmacology such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmaco-therapeutics. It will emphasize the principles of drug interactions, drug development and toxicology.

 

Medical Psychology and Psychopathology

The course will provide an understanding of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors 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.

 

Dermatology

This course will introduce you to ample material of disorders of our body's largest organ, the skin.  Readily visible alterations of the skin surface have been recognized since the dawn of history. skin disorders.

The history of skin grafts has its beginnings in ancient India, where Sanskrit texts document skin transplants performed by Hindus in 3000-2500 BC 

Probably the most early description of the disease we today call urticaria is found in "The Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic", Huang Di Nei Jing, which was written sometimes between 1000-200 years before Christ.

Hippocrates who lived 460-377 BC described elevated itching lesions caused by nettles and mosquitoes which he called knidosis after the Greek word for nettle (knido).

The diagnosis and management of skin disease makes up a large component of Primary Care and most GPs develop diagnostic and surgical skills to deal with this demand.

In 1801 the first great school of Dermatology became a reality at the famous Hospital Saint Louis in Paris.

Founder of the French School of Dermatology.

JL Alibert 

Baron Jean-Louis Alibert (1768-1837)

Alibert was born in Villefranche de Rouergue (South West France). Graduated in the Paris School of Medicine (refounded in 1794), then appointed as head of a medical department in Saint-Louis hospital in 1801 (called hospice du Nord according to the revolutionnary vocabulary), Alibert specialized his activities in dermatology.

Alibert's lectures, in open air during the sunny days under the lime trees in the yard of Saint-Louis hospital, became very famous and fashionable. He described several dermatoses including the princeps observation of mycosis fongoides. Alibert was the author of many textbooks and in-folios superbly illustrated by colour engravings.

Alibert proposed to classify the cutaneous diseases according the method previously created by the botanists notably Bernard de Jussieu and his best known classification took the appearance of the famous "Tree of dermatoses".

At the end of his carreer, Alibert became the personal physician of the kings Louis XVIII and Charles X and was ennobled as a baron.

From:The French Society for the History of Dermatology

 

Medical Nutrition

This course gives you the basics of Nutrition.

Science-based dietary guidance is critical to enhance the public's ability to make healthy choices in the effort to reduce obesity and other food related diseases.

Since dietary needs change throughout the lifespan, specialized nutrition information is provided for infants, children, teens, adult women and men, and seniors.

http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/index.html

 

Radiology Physical Medicine

Radiology and Physical Medicine deals with the clinical application of physical agents for the purposes of diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation.

It covers four medical specialties: radiodiagnosis, radiotherapeutic oncology, nuclear medicine and rehabilitation.

The general aim is that students who complete this course will have acquired a basic knowledge about the physical foundations of the techniques used in radiology and physical medicine, and be familiar with both the imaging diagnosis procedures used in the study of different organs and systems, as well as the therapeutic applications of physical agents. This will enable them, in the clinical cycle, to acquire more specific knowledge about diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation procedures applied to each of the pathologies associated with different organs and systems.

 

Psychiatrics, Mental Health Psychopathology

The exploding field of the neurobiology of behavioral disorders has caught many students and practitioners in the mental health profession off guard.  In this section we will open the links between brain and behavior and learn about the disorders of behavior and how to treat them. The material covered in this course is comprehensive, evidence based and practical.

The course will provide 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 psychiatric 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.