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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.

 
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Block 8 – The Eye, Ear, Nose And Throat, Dermatology, Congenital Anomalies, Tropical Diseases, Autoimmune Diseases, Legal Issues In Clinical Medicine And An Introduction To Epidemiology And Biostatistics. 

 

In Block 8 we progress to the study of the HEENT and integumentary organ systems. This block also includes a detailed study of specific infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, syphilis, HIV infections and tropical diseases. The mechanism of autoimmunity, and clinical aspects, laboratory diagnosis and therapy of specific autoimmune disorders including lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and scleroderma are studied. Finally, the student studies the complex interplay between embryology, infectious diseases, and environmental injury. There are lectures on specific congenital anomalies and embryology of the head, face, G.I. tract, heart, great vessels and the central nervous system. Various specific legal issues in clinical medicine are discussed. In addition, lectures are presented in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Environmental Medicine.

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