Fifth Year Medicine, Semester (9) Courses

The emphasis of family practice is broad-based care of the person and family with a humanistic approach integrated with evolving new technologies for provision of longitudinal health care. Family practice is a health-oriented, comprehensive and holistic approach rather than a narrow disease-oriented focus.

This rotation introduces the students to the principles and practice of family medicine. The core content is determined by the common problems that present to family physicians.

Studying psychiatry and caring for mental health is absolutely necessary, not only because of the evident psychiatric illnesses, which require consulting a specialized physician, but because many patients, arriving at the primary care level, present organic complaints that can only be explained on the bases of psychological disturbance.