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The curriculum is formed of two stages. When accomplished successfully, the student gets the grade of the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBCh)

The first Phase: Pre-clerkship Phase

This phase aims at making the students able to study the medical sciences in the integrated system. It consists of 6 educational semesters through the first 3 years.

The First Semester
  • Is a Preliminary semester for preparing the students for high education in general and medical education especially. The student studies a curriculum in medical terminology, active methodologies, research methods and gaining information through E-libraries and the available sourcesin the internet
  • He also gets a curriculum about the rules governing work in the faculty and the university and informing him about his rights and duties
The Second semester
  • Through 5 semesters, a student studies medical courses in the form of integrated systems based on the study of different systems in the body in the form of modules.
  • This phase represents the base on which the second phase (the stage of dealing with patients) will depend on. In this phase, a number of  interlacing courses taught in association with clinical departments for showing the relationship between basic medical sciences with the nature of clinical practice.
Professional Skills Development course
  • A student begins to learning the communication skills with patients, followed by skills of clinical examination, debating with patients, first aid, etc in clinical skills development lab and clinical teaching halls.
  • A student also studies in this course the bases of  human behaviorsand its relation with his professional practise. He also goes deeply into rules related the ethics of the profession, the medical charter of honour, human rights and its applications in dealing with patientsthrough the five semesters from the second until the sixth.
  • At this phase, the student also studies an introduction about the science of epidemiology, medical statistics, and the bases of medical research. He is also introduced to the nature of the “bed work “either in hospitals or in primary medical care centers.
  • In addition, he gets to learn the bases of fighting infections and also the bases of the quality control in medical care. This phase also includes the clinical training of  Internal Medicine in hospitals. A students learns the principles of  getting the pathological history , clinical detection and the bases of clinical training for patients.

The second Phase: Clerkship Phase

This phase lasts for 6 semesters and it aims for preparing the students for professional practicing,

in which they are clinically trained through direct interaction with patients in the general and specialized clinical departments.

Curriculum and Evaluation

First  Year
1st semester 2nd  semester:
  1. Musculoskeletal system
  2. Blood, lymph & Immune system
Second Year 
1st semester 2nd  semester:
  1. Infection & Immunity
  2.  Nervous system and special senses
3. Cardiovascular system
4. Respiratory system
Third Year
1st semester 2nd  semester:
  1. Endocrine system
  2. Urinary System
  3. Reproductive System
4.Gastrointestinal system
Fourth Year Group A Group C
Semester VII 8W 4W General Medicine
(General)
6W Basic Opthalmology
4W Forensic & Clinical Toxicology 2W Surgery (General)
1W Clinical Exam
Group B Group D
8W 4W Basic Ear, Nose & Throat 2.5W Tropical Med
4W Family Medicine Principles & Revisiting child health, Maternal & Mental health 2.5W Orthopedics
3W Elective
1W Clinical Exam
1W Study Leave
1W End of Semester Exam
Semester VIII Group A Group B
2.5W Tropical Med 8W 4W Basic Ear, Nose & Throat
2.5W Orthopedics
3W Elective 4W Family Medicine Principles & Reviiting child health, maternal & mental health
1W Clinical Exam
Group C Group D
4W Basic Ophthalmology 4W General Medicine (General)
4W Surgery (General) 4W Forensic & Clinical Toxicology
1W Clinical Exam
1W Study Leave
1W End of Semester Exam
Fifth Year Group A Group C
Semester IX 9W Obs / Gyn 5W 2.5W Cardiology
Chest
4W 2W Cardiothoracic
2W Elective
Group B Group D
9W Pediatrics 4.5W 2W Urosurgery
2.5W Dermatology
4.5W Neurology & Psychiatry
Neurosurgery
1W Study Leave
1W End of Semester Exam
Semester X Group A Group C
9W 4.5W 2W Urosurgery 9W Pediatric
2.5W Dermatology
4.5W Neurology & Psychiatry
Neurosurgery
Group B Group D
9W 5W 2.5W Cardiology 9W Obs/Gyn
2.5W Chest
4W 2W Cardiothoracic Surgery
2W Elective
1W Study Leave
1W End of Semester Exam
Sixth Year Group D Group C Group B Group A
Semester XI 9W Surgery (1) + Anesrhesia Internal Medicine(1) + Critical Care
9W Internal Medicine(1) + Radiology & Clinical Pathology Surgery (1) + Critical Care
Semester XII 9W Surgery (2) + Critical Care Internal Medicine(1) + Radiology & Clinical Pathology
9W Internal Medicine(2) + Critical Care Surgery (2) + Anesrhesia
4W Elective Courses
End of Year Exam
Curriculum of the first phase
First  Year
Semester I (30 ECT) Semester II (30 ECT)
 I. Introduction to Medical Studies

II. Nutrition & Metabolism

III. Introduction to Medical Sciences

 2

10

18

 I. Musculoskeletal system

II. Blood, lymph & Immune system

III. Professional development

IV. Human rights

16

8

5

1

Second  Year
Semester III  (30 ECT) Semester IV (30 ECT)
I- Infection & Immunity

II- Nervous system and special senses

III-Professional development including

Basics of psychological development and behavior

10

14

6

.

I. Concepts of Health and Disease

II. Cardiovascular system

III. Respiratory system

IV. Professional development

8

10

10

2

Third Year
Semester V  (28ECT) Semester VI  (32 ECT)
I- Endocrine system

II. Urinary System

II. Reproductive System

III- Professional development

8

8

10

2

I. Gastrointestinal system

II.Pathobiology of selected systems

III. Health Care environment & Management

III. Epidemiology and biostatistics

IV. Professional development

14

8

4

4

2

Plan of Summative Exams of Pre-Clinical Phase
Year Semester Module no &Name Practical exams Written exams

First

1st

1. Introduction to Medical Studies
2. Nutrition & Metabolism
  • Practical biochemistry
  • Practical Physiology
  • Mid Module
  • End of Semester
3. Introduction to Medical Sciences
  • Practical integrated
  • Mid Module
  • End of Semester

2nd

4. Musculoskeletal system
  • Practical integrated
  • End Module
  • End of Semester
5. Blood, lymph & Immune system
  • Practical integrated
  • Practical Physiology
  • End Module
  • End of Semester
6. Professional development
  • MCQ +OSCE
  • End module
Year Semester Module no &Name Practical exams Written exams

Second

1st

8. Infection & Immunity:
  • Practical integrated
  • End module
  • End semester
9. Nervous system & special senses
  • Practical biochemistry
  • Practical Physiology
  • Mid Module
  • End of Semester
10.Professional development
  • MCQ +OSCE
  • End module

2nd

11. Concepts of Health and Disease
  • Practical integrated
  • Mid Module
  • End of Semester
12. Cardiovascular system
  • Practical integrated
  • Practical Physiology
  • End module
  • End semester
13. Respiratory system
  • Practical integrated
  • End module
  • End semester
14.Professional development
  • MCQ +OSCE
  • End module
Year Semester Module no &Name Practical exams Written exams

Third

1st

15. Endocrine system
  • Practical integrated
  • Practical Physiology
  • End module
  • End semester
16 A. Reproductive System
  • Practical biochemistry
  • End Module
  • End of Semester
16 B. Urinary System
  • Practical biochemistry
  • End module
  • End of Semester
Professional development
  • OSCE
  • End module

2nd

17. Gastrointestinal system
  • Practical integrated
  • Mid module
  • End module
  • End semester
18. Pathobiology of selected systems
  • Practical integrated
  • End module
  • End semester
19.Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Oral written
  • End module
  • End semester
19.Health Care environment & Management
  • Oral written
  • End module
  • End semester
Professional development
  • OSCE
  • End module