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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 8 – Chemistry 2

Introduces the fundamental concepts of Physical and Organic Chemistry which underscore medicine. Overviews of basic physical chemistry will be presented including enthalpy, entropy, and Free Energy, phase transitions, acids & bases, and electrochemistry. Overviews of basic organic chemistry will be presented including nomenclature, stereochemistry, chemical families, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, addition reactions, and polymers.


These will serve as a platform to discuss the chemistry of pharmacology including the corresponding chemistry in the body and brain. Examples driven by pharmacology will come from the range of drugs available to a person at all levels (OTC, prescribed, street). Examples driven by the chemistry of the body will include mental functions/illnesses and hormone actions and problems such as diabetes.

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