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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
C O U R S E S T R U C T U R E
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.
Block 3 – Respiratory And Cardiovascular Systems.
In this block, the student concentrates on the Respiratory and Cardiovascular systems, and will study both normal and abnormal processes. This will involve learning the underlying anatomy, embryology, histology, biochemistry and physiology of these systems, and the microbiology of the infections these systems are prone to. Therapeutic intervention for each problem is discussed.
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