Third Year Medicine, Semester (5) Courses

The main aim is to improve the clinical skills of medical students in general and pre-clinical students in particular before their contact with the patients in hospitals and health units in the clinical phase. The programme extends longitudinally throughout the curriculum from year 2 to year 4 and is coordinated with the block/system and the learning problems. In this way the basic clinical skills (social, lab. and clinical) are acquired early in the programme to give enough time for their perfection before graduation.

Carrying out research is a challenging, creative and intellectually satisfying activity. Research develops and advances knowledge, which will improve the services and techniques used to enhance the lives of the people or reduce the suffering and solve the problems affecting the individuals, families and communities. A medical profession is evidence-based and whatever is used in the diagnosis and management of disease or in the promotion of health has to have a sound and correct scientific base, founded on observations, measurements of experimental or naturalistic inquiry. A medical professional has to know how these finding is arrived at and be able in the future to conduct research of his/her own, in the area of interest. The medical councils and other bodies governing the process of health care, put much weight on the conduct of the professional and if her/his practice follows the up-to-date scientific findings.

In this block the aim is that the students will be able to learn the scientific basis of various conditions affecting the genitourinary system so that a better clinical management of the patients can be done.

Endocrine glands constitute one of the important communication systems sending chemical messages to various organs of the body. These messages not only control various systemic effects but also metabolic pathways in the target organs. Thus, endocrines are ultimately and intimately related to metabolism and homeostasis.

Any organic or functional abnormality in these organs or in their control mechanisms produces various metabolic and systemic derangements constituting various syndromes and disease states.