Curriculum

(Government Recognition No. 153 Series of 1961)

Current Curriculum

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (M.D.) – A FOUR-YEAR CURRICULUM
Effective School Year 2006-2007

In 2006, after much clamor from the clinical science faculty and upon the recommendation of the Faculty Senate that was organized by the President of the University, the Board of Trustees has approved the modification of the innovative curriculum implemented from 1998 to 2006 to a curriculum that utilizes the best features of the traditional and the problem based strategy. The first two years are correlated by systems using large classroom teaching, small group discussions and laboratory exercises, while clinical skills are acquired increasingly from exposure to clinical materials using the skills laboratory, as well as the patients in the hospital wards through preceptorships and bedside teaching activities from the second and third year, while the fourth year is clinical clerkship (see details below).

SUBJECT   1st Sem   2nd Sem    Total Hours

  YEAR 1

At the end of Year 1, the student must be able to develop mastery of fundamental concepts in the basic sciences: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Preventive Medicine

Human Anatomy 216 144 360
Human Physiology 144 144 288
Biochemistry 144 144 288
Patient Doctor 1 36 36 72
Epidemiology & Research Methods 1 0 54 54
Disease Prevention & Control 36 0 36
Human Life Cycle 18 0 0
History & Perspective in Medicine 18 0 18
TOTAL 612 540 1152 Hours

YEAR 2

At the end of Year 2, the student must be able to develop mastery of fundamental concepts in Microbiology and Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Medicine and Surgery in order to be able to explain the etiopathogenesis and pathophysiology of
the rational approach to the diagnosis and management of disorders of the different organ systems.

General & Systemic Pathology 180 144 324
Pharmacology 144 144 288
Microbiology 144 0 144
Parasitology 0 72 72
Medicine I(Physical Diagnosis) 108 108 216
Pediatrics I 0 90 90
Surgery(Principles of Surgery) 0 72 72
Psychiatry I 18 18 36
Research Methods II 36 0 36
Research Projects I 0 36 36
Bioethics 0 18 18
Neurology I 18 0 18
TOTAL 648 702 1332 Hours

YEAR 3

At the end of Year 3, the student must be able to utilize medical evidences and the data base (history, physical examination and laboratory examinations) in solving a clinical problem presented by the patient and to arrive at a diagnosis, differential diagnosis, formulate a plan of management (pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic) including rehabilitative and preventive aspects in disorders of different organ systems.

Medicine II 144 144 288
Surgery II 108 108 216
Pediatrics II 108 108 216
Neurosciences 54 54 108
Psychiatry II 36 36 72
Obstetrics 72 0 72
Gynecology 0 18 18
Clinical Pathology 0 54 54
Otorhinolaryngology 36 0 36
Ophthalmology 0 36 36
Community Medicine 0 36 36
Legal Medicine & Medical Jurisprudence 36 0 36
Research Projects II 36 0 36
TOTAL 630 594 1224 Hours

YEAR 4  (CLINICAL CLERKSHIP)

At the end of Year 4, the student must be able to correlate knowledge of basic and clinical sciences in understanding disease processes, diagnostic regimens and treatment options in the clinical setting.

Surgery 2 months  
Medicine 2 months  
Pediatrics 2 months  
OB-Gynecology 2 months  
Community Medicine 1 month  
ENT 1/2 month  
Ophtha 1/2 month  
Neurology 1 month  
Psychiatry 1 month  
TOTAL 12 Months 5536 Hours
GRAND TOTAL
 
9226 Hours