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P R E C L I N I C A L S C I E N C E S
School Of Medicine
The basic sciences program consists of lectures, practicals, tutorials, and moderated group study which provides students with the knowledge and understanding needed to start clinical medicine. In addition, there is the development and understanding of knowledge self-assessment which will prepare students for a world where medical practice is rapidly evolving.
The Pre-Clinical Medical Sciences program consists of 92 weeks and is divided into 11 blocks. Block Zero is 12 weeks in length while Blocks 1 through 10 are 8 weeks. The pre-clinical program consists of instruction in all the basic sciences, USMLE Step 1 exam preparation, and introduction to clinical medicine.
C O U R S E S T R U C T U R E
Block 2 – Microbiology and Immunology.
This block includes an introduction to the study of Microbiology, organisms involved in human diseases, virulence factors and principles of Therapeutics. The medical immunology section will include a study of cells involved in the immune response, humeral immune processes and the body’s responses to disease and hypersensitivity reactions.
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