Tuesday Wednesday Thursday


8:00 am – 10:00 am Pathology I Pathology I Pathology I Pathology I Pathology I
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pharmacology Pharmacology Psychology Psychology Pharmacology
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Microbiology Microbiology Microbiology Microbiology Microbiology
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Research Methods II CCBS 3 Pharmacology Pharmacology Pathology I Lab

Course Description:

Pathology I (11 credits) This course is the first of two Pathology courses at Saint James. The first semester deals with the basic concept of the various disease processes in the body, like the causes and mechanisms of disease and the associated alterations in the structure and function of various organs and organ systems.

Microbiology (10 credits) In the Medical Microbiology course, the students are provided with the scientific microbiological approach to infectious diseases, microbiological methods, knowledge, understanding and critical judgment in the field of microbiology and related disciplines (immunology, epidemiology, and prevention). At the end of this course, the students are expected to be able to provide detailed description of morphology, culture, spread, biochemical properties, antigenic characters, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control measures, including immunizations, of main micro organisms involved in human diseases, define the organs involved, explain the relationship between the development of the infection and symptoms and signs and pathology.

Pharmacology (10 credits) The Pharmacology course is designed to prepare the students for the clinical study of therapeutics by providing knowledge of the manner in which drugs modify biological functions. It includes a systematic study of the effects of drugs on different organ systems and disease processes; the mechanisms by which drugs produce their therapeutic and toxic effects and the factors influencing their absorption, distribution and biological actions.

Medical Psychology (4 credits) Psychology is the scientific and empirical study of human behavior and mental processes. By the end of the course, the medical student is expected to understand the concepts of psychology and psychological disorders as well as their treatments.

RHM II (1 Credit) This course is aimed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to practice evidence based medicine and demonstrate the attitude to the life long learning. They will learn to critically review articles published in scientific journals and practice making presentations. The students will also start their research projects during RHM II. They will be expected to originate the project within the scope of what is possible within the available infrastructure, produce a project proposal, commence and pursue the project, and produce a report at the end of RHM III.

CCBS III (Clinical Correlation of Basic Science) (1 credit) This third course in CCBS provides more practice in case-enhanced problem based learning. In this approach, fundamental knowledge is mastered by the solving of problems. Information is learned or reviewed by the student in an active learning mode and promotes lifelong learning. This case-enhanced style employs student initiative as the driving force for problem solving. The students’ group assumes primary responsibility for the process and the Professor is a knowledgeable-facilitator. Teamwork, open inquiry and critical thinking are emphasized. At this level, the list of clinically-oriented cases/topics is taken from the MD1 through MD3 Subjects.