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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 7 – Hematology, Muscle Disorders, Anatomy of the Extremities, Pathology, Dermatology, Behavioral Sciences, and the Febrile Exanthemas | Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System.
This block focuses upon the Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow blood, bone marrow and Macrophage-Phagocyticmacrophage-phagocytic systems, the Skin, and, and the related Pediatric Febrile Exanthems. There is an intensive study of all aspects of hematology and therapy of blood cell disorders. The histology, biochemistry and physiology of muscle including understanding muscular dystrophies, myelopathies and myasthenia will be studied.
The anatomy of the skin plus the diagnosis and therapy of dermatoses and biology of viruses, and pathophysiology of various diseases such as smallpox, measles, rubella, herpes and varicella complete the subjects studied here. Anatomy of the musculo-skeletal system and its clinical implications is also covered in depth. The behavioral sciences section discusses Diseases of the musculoskeletal system are covered. Behavioral sciences topics important to clinical practice are discussed in detail.
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