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This course provides students with an early exposure to basic clinical skills and professional issues which are essential for success during their clinical clerkship. These skills include, communication skills , interviewing techniques and physical examination. Students begin by obtaining a complete medical history and physical examination techniques considering age variations. These skills are learned through lectures, workshops, standardized patients and in Community Preceptorship experiences.


These courses emphasize the basic concepts of normal human function that provide the foundation for further development during the clinical years. Physiology I & II are aligned with Developmental and Clinical Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology, Immunology, Introduction to Clinical Skills and Professionalism to assist students with integration of functional units and systems. Medical Physiology I, starts with an introduction covering all aspects of normal cell function. This is then followed by the Physiology of the Muscular-Skeletal System and Autonomic System.Medical Physiology II, continues with the Physiology of the Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Gastrointestinal System, Renal System, Endocrine System and Reproductive Endocrinology. Teaching methodology include, but is not limited to, lectures with clinical correlations, participation in Academic Competence Enhancement (ACE) activities, directed self-study sessions, assignments, laboratory sessions and computer tutorials. In addition, Community Service and Professionalism is incorporated in both courses. All systems include a Pediatric and Geriatric approach that facilitates integration with other courses during the year and with the identification of diseases in the Second Year Courses.


Gross Anatomy and Embryology were integrated into one course.The course is aligned with Histology and Cell Biology, Medical Physiology, Immunology, Introduction to Clinical Skills, Neuroscience, and Professionalism.The course is offered in two semesters and is designed for the student to learn the characteristics, development, functions, and clinical aspects of the human body. The course prepares the students to apply their knowledge of macroscopic and developmental anatomy to resolve clinical cases that will be encountered throughout their career as medical doctors. In the dissecting laboratory, the students reaffirm the knowledge conveyed in the lectures and other related educational activities. The modern anatomical-clinical approach with the use of diagnostic imaging techniques, guarantees the complete development of our students. In the laboratory, the students are responsible for the dissection of the human body with the direct supervision of the Anatomy faculty.

This course presents the structure and function of the cell and the characteristics of basic tissues in human biology.It also addresses the interaction between the tissues that make up the body’s organs and systems.

Histology/Cell Biology I will cover basic concepts of Histology and Cell Biology such as cell organelles, epithelia and specific types of tissues.These are important for medical formation.

Teaching methodology include but are not limited to lectures, conferences, case presentations, virtual laboratory sessions, journal articles and Academic Competence Enhancement (ACE) activities.Histology and Cell Biology contains a virtual laboratory where students will be able to study and identify structures in microscopic slides and/or computer interactive programs.Histology and Cell Biology is integrated with other courses such as Biochemistry and Genetics, Medical Physiology, Developmental and Clinical Anatomy, and Clinical Skills.Case study presentations and journals are included to illustrate the pivotal role of cell biology in medicine.