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School Of Medicine

The Pre-Medical course and degree offerings at IUHS are designed specifically to be just that. The necessary academic foundation to undertake the study of Medicine.

The philosophy of the department is to not only prepare a student for medical school with the necessary undergraduate sciences but to enlighten them and draw the links between those studies and Medicine.


The IUHS premedical courses offered satisfy the need for a foundation of knowledge as well as offering the opportunity to achieve a Bachelors of Science. The core courses in the program include Math/Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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Course list: Core Pre-Requisite Modules,  Select to view. 

Module 7 – Chemistry 1

An introductory study of the fundamental principles of atomic structure, valence theory, and the periodic table. The biological significance of these basics will be highlighted, i.e role in molecular transport, biological membrane filtration, electrolyte and pH regulation, and bio-technical uses of molecular properties.

Additionally from this basic understanding of chemistry the historical, practical, and simple chemical aspects of food as it has influenced human health will explore newly appreciated role of food itself by the medical community and patients. Concepts examined will include the effects of food preparation techniques, food additives, vitamins, minerals, the links between diet and cancer, dieting, food-borne illnesses, health food.

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