جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Doctor of Medicine
Duration: 36 Months (3 Years)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor
Student must complete 266 credit hours

University Requirements Student must complete 19 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
10032100 Remedial English 0
3
This course aims to establish the concept of Islamic culture and its position among the other international cultures, its position in the Muslim life, its sources, its bases and its characteristics.This course aims to introduce the Islamic culture in faith, worship, relations, morals, and knowledge, to discuss the clash between cultures in addition to Globalization, Human Rights, Woman Rights, Democracy and other contemporary issues.
3
This course aims to improve the level of students in language skills and various literary, read and absorb and express written, and oral and tasted literary, through texts flags authors and poets in different eras, lessons in Grammar and spelling, and brief definition months dictionaries and Arab old ones the modern and how to use them,This course aims to implement the Arabic language in the areas of reading and expression of both types oral and written communication.
3
This course begins with a review of all types of sentences in English, and then proceeds to paragraph writing. Students learn how to write a topic sentence, develop and support it with examples.This course aim to learn student how to organize their writing and speaking to achieve coherence among sentences in a paragraph. In addition, students learn about their subject a lot of technical terms. ( this aim is related with general objects no 7 of this curriculum)
3
The course is mandatory for university students from various disciplines, so it does provide students with knowledge and information about the Palestinian reality and in particular the political developments of the Palestinian cause since its inception until the present day in line social and economic developments and political which constitute the main pillars for the study of the Palestinian political reality.This course aims to study Palestinian issue from its begging until present day in social, economic and political issue.
11000108 Community Service 1
11000117 Leadership and Communication Skills 1
11000126 Introduction to Computer Science and Skills 2
3
This course begins with a review of all types of sentences in English, and then proceeds to paragraph writing. Students learn how to write a topic sentence, develop and support it with examples.This course aims to teach students how to organize their writing and speaking to achieve coherence among sentences in a paragraph. In addition, to teach students a lot of technical terms.

Speciality Requirements, Basic Medical Sciences Student must complete 87 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
2
This course covers general anatomy (terminology, body organization and body tissues). This is in addition to skeletal, muscular, and cardiovascular, nervous, gastrointestinal, urinary, and genital systems.This course aims to define the skeletal, muscular, nervous, gastrointestinal, urinary system of the body.
3
    • 7101101 or
    • 7101204
This course concentrates on all medical relevant aspect of human anatomy to medical students. It details the study of the gross anatomical structure of Abdomen thorax and pelvis by means of classic lectures, dissection, and special electronic materials. The course includes one Ch lab that covers the whole course except head and neck which was included with Neuroanatomy lab.This course aims to study in detail the gross anatomy of thorax, abdomen and pelvis.
7101104 Anatomy Thorax Abdomen Pelvis lab. 0
4
These courses provide students with basic aspects of medical physiology “cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal and reproduction”, in addition to principles of general physiology, the control of different organs and the coordination among them. Special emphasis will be on water, electrolyte and acid-base balance, body responses and adaptation to various stress conditions and physiological disorders. The course includes a one credit hour lab that will cover all the systems.
4
    • 7102201
These courses provide students with basic aspects of medical physiology “cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal and reproduction”, in addition to principles of general physiology, the control of different organs and the coordination among them. Special emphasis will be on water, electrolyte and acid-base balance, body responses and adaptation to various stress conditions and physiological disorders. The course includes a one credit hour lab that will cover all the systems.The aim of this course is to provide the student principles of general physiology of organs, the control of different organs and the coordination among them in the body.
0
    • 7102202
This course acquaints students with the essential practical aspects of physiology. Practical sessions will be held on cell physiology with special emphasis on diffusion through living and nonliving membranes; blood physiology with special emphasis on hematocrit, and complete blood count; renal physiology and electrolytes imbalance with special focus on filtration and urine analysis; cardiovascular physiology with special emphasis on blood pressure and electrocardiography; physiology of the nervous system with special emphasis on reflexes; respiratory physiology with special emphasis on spirometry.
2
These courses are designed to give students detailed description of general histology and organology with the emphasis on human material.
2
    • 7103101
These courses are designed to give students detailed description of general histology and organology with the emphasis on human material.
5
In the Pathology 1&2 courses, students learn to apply the principles and mechanisms of diseases. The courses cover basic disease patterns involving etiology, pathogenesis and morphologic changes. At the end of this courses the student should underlying different clinical situations and participate actively in clinical rounds, and to properly describe the disease process, differential diagnoses, and diagnostic steps, including laboratory correlation
5
    • 7103301
These courses introduce medical student to the pharmacological concepts of drugs and other xenobiotics action. The classification, mechanism of action, therapeutic uses and toxic effects of pharmacological agents will be stressed. Discussion of representative examples of major drug classes will be emphasized, and treatment modalities, whenever appropriate will be presented. This basic course is planned to assist the student, via lectures, clinical correlative discussions and independent study, to be able to understand pharmacological therapy in the clinical phase of medical education.
7103309 Pathology 1 Lab. 0
7103310 Pathology II Lab. 0
3
A discussion of biology activity at the level of the single cell. Cell structure. Chemicalconstituents, material exchanges with the environment and the cell membrane. Majorenergy generating biochemical pathways. Photosynthesis and control of cellularactivities
3
    • 10231114
This is an introduction to the study of biological compounds, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, in the human body, and their metabolic reactivity; the way the body gets energy. It also introduces, briefly, major aspects of enzymology, types of restraining enzymatic reactivity and enzyme structures and co-enzymes. The course has one credit hour lab.
1
This course is designed for students follow the medical laboratory program only. This is constructed in a manner to cover the essential lab methods and major laboratory techniques which will provide student with comprehensive understanding of major experiments done for carbohydrates, lipid, and protein. In addition to the enzyme kinetic as well as the basis of molecular biology.
2
An integrated function of the human body is considered ranging widely from cellular to higher organ-system levels. This course will cover the molecular composition of living cells, the chemical reactions that biological components undergo the regulation of these reactions and the nutrients that are needed by the living cells. The course material covers bioenergetics and intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins and their enzymatic regulation. It is a fundamental biological and medical science course that provides an understanding to cell biology, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacology, pathology and physiology at the molecular level. The course has one credit hour lab.
1
This lab will provide student with essentials in molecular biology, and related experimental technique. Students will be familiar with cell culture, karyotyping, DNA sequencing, PCR, tissue preparation, DNA and RNA extraction, and bioinformatics. This lab covers the practical aspect of molecular biochemistry course.
2
This course provides students with comprehensive view of the science of genetics. It covers the history and development of genetics, structure and function of genes, chromosomes and their anomalies, patterns of single gene inheritance, types and mechanisms of mutations and tools of human molecular genetics.
4
    • 7105403
A two semester course specialized in basic and medical microbiology. The first part introduces medical students to basic concepts in microbiology including, bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. The second part concentrates on medical microbiology and provides core knowledge of infectious disease processes affecting each organ system, as well as working knowledge of the appropriate clinical laboratory investigations. The course has one credit hour laboratory, which covers a variety of microbiological and immunological techniques, with experiments designed to illustrate major concepts of bacteriology, virology, mycology and immunology.
3
    • 7105403
This course concentrates on the basic and clinical science of the immune system and its relationship to other sciences and biological systems of mammals. The first part will concentrate on function-structure relationship of the immune system and its components such as the lymphoid tissue and cells, as well as the development and function of the immune system. The second part concentrates on the clinical science of the immune system and its role in the prevention, causation and diagnosis of human diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disease and other topics.
3
    • 7104212 or
    • 7104202
    • 7105403
    • 7105302
    • 7105306
Theoretical and practical introduction to general and special medical laboratory techniques. Techniques include making and formulating chemical solutions and compounds, processing clinical specimens in all medical laboratory branches including: Routine, Microbiology, Hematology, Blood bank, Immunology and Serology, Molecular genetics, Histopathology and Cytology and Clinical chemistry.
3
This course introduces medical students to basic concepts in microbiology including, bacteriology, virology, mycology and Parasitology. The course has one credit hour laboratory, which covers a variety of microbiological and immunological techniques, with experiments designed to illustrate major concepts of bacteriology, virology, mycology and immunology.
1
    • 7105403
This course is intended to teach the students of medical specializations, the most important practical skills and methodologies used in the Microbiology lab.The course includes several practical sessions that start with an introductory lab, which introduces the students to the main concepts of the biosafety levels, safety rules, the most important equipments and instruments used in the Microbiology lab, and the theoretical basics of light and electron microscopy.Each of the other practical sessions includes a comprehensive explanation of the theoretical basics of the experiment(s) assigned to be conducted during the session, the practical steps of the experiment(s), and analysis as well as interpretation of the obtained results.The practical skills and procedures of these sessions include, types and preparation of bacterial artificial culture media, staining procedures used to identify and characterize bacteria and some of their structural components, the main methods used in bacterial enumeration, sterilization and disinfection, some of the main bacterial diagnostics tests, and antibiotic sensitivity tests.
3
This course aims at studying individual, family and community relationships, the cause of pathological phenomena in the society and their symptoms, sources of water and its pollution, air-transmitted diseases, flora and fauna. In addition, the course highlights diseases resulting from technological and urban development. Noise pollution is a case in point. It deals with the dimensions of personal and environmental health and their relationship to social, economic, psychological and political factors, measurements and indices of community health status. Theoretical framework for viewing organizational issues in the delivery of health services is also discussed
2
This course includes normal and therapeutic nutrition. The role of nutrition in promoting wellness and regaining wellness will be emphasized. Nutritional care of clients with abnormal reactions due to a single or multiple problems will be covered. Furthermore, common nutritional problems in Arab World as well as nutritional education to individuals, families, and communities will be emphasized.
3
Applications of physical sciences in medical technology are the main field of this course. Topics include bio-mechanics, sound and hearing, pressure and motion of fluids, heat and temperature, electricity and magnetism in the body, optics and the eye, biological effects of light, use of ionizing radiation in diagnosis and therapy, radiation safety and medical instrumentation.
1
This is an introductory course which aims at teaching essential skills needed inemergency cases and the methods of providing patients with first aid prior to latertreatment. It also teaches appropriate behavior during sudden critical situations such asbleeding and burns and how to prevent these dangers
3
This course introduce important notion in medical psychology and different old and modern approach of behavioral theories applied to the field of patient care and encounter.
3
This covers physchological topics mainly how to deal with patients with physchiatric disorders
7309201 Pharmacology I 4
7309202 Pharmacology II 4
3
This course introduces the methods of statistical data classification and presentation, as well as their collection, organization and analysis. It also introduces principles of probabilities, some probability distributions, and distribution of samples, testing of hypotheses, simple linear regression and correlation, analysis of variance. There will be also medical and biological applications on all of the aforementioned .
3
A comprehensive survey of chemistry for premedical students which emphasize theprinciples underlying the formation and interaction of chemical substances:stoichiometry, states of matter, thermo-chemistry, atomic and molecular structure,intermolecular forces, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acidsand bases, electrochemistry and introduction to organic and biological chemistry. Thecourse includes one credit hour laboratory
1
    • 10231114
Set of experiments are conducted which involves acid radical characterizations. Gas laws, Stoichiometry empirical formula and other topics related to general chemistry.
3
    • 10231114
    • 10231115
The course comprises a systematic study of nomenclature, structure, properties, and reactions of aliphatic compounds. Attention is given to recent developments in interpretation of structure and reaction mechanisms. The course will address the basic concepts in organic chemistry for students who are planning to study medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or health professions. The course will concentrate on the hybridization theory, molecular geometry and polarity of the covalent bond. Nomenclature of alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, and alkynes as well as their reactivity and mechanism of reactions are included. Stereoisomerism and optical activity will be given special attention since biologically active compounds are often chiral. Oxygen containing functional groups (alcohols, ethers and epoxides) and alicyclic hydrocarbons will be addressed too. The course includes one credit hour laboratory.
1
    • 10231236
The course comprises a systematic study of nomenclature, structure, properties, and reactions of aliphatic compounds. Attention is given to recent developments in interpretation of structure and reaction mechanisms. The course will address the basic concepts in organic chemistry for students who are planning to study medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or health professions. The course will concentrate on the hybridization theory, molecular geometry and polarity of the covalent bond. Nomenclature of alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, and alkynes as well as their reactivity and mechanism of reactions are included. Stereoisomerism and optical activity will be given special attention since biologically active compounds are often chiral. Oxygen containing functional groups (alcohols, ethers and epoxides) and alicyclic hydrocarbons will be addressed too. The course includes one credit hour laboratory.

Speciality Optional Requirements, First Set Student must complete 25 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course is designed for students of health sciences so that they can master skills of basic math, use of measurement systems, and strategies of problem solving needed in health-science courses. Fractional equations and formulas; ratios, proportions, and inverse variations; percents; the metric system of measurement; apothecaries' and household systems of measurement; calculations needed to determine dosages; construction and reading of graphs; introduction to statistics, including measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion.
7101200 Anatomy Limbs & Back lab. 0
3
This course designed to provide knowledge of the organ systems within the limbs and back area, and to help students understand the structural relationship between such organs and the visual system. Laboratory hours will be used to examine models, films and slides to understand the organ system.This course aims to study in detail the gross anatomy of limbs ( upper and lower limbs) and back.
2
A course designed to provide knowledge of the organ systems within the head and neck area, and to help students understand the structural relationship between such organs and the visual system. Laboratory hours will be used to examine models, films and slides to understand the organ system.This course aims to study in detail the gross anatomy and system of head and neck.
3
The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the structural organization of the human central nervous system in sufficient depth to form the basic for further clinical studies of the nervous system. Students will learn to identify the major features of the brain and spinal cord (using protected specimen’s models and cross-sectional images) to understand the structural and functional relationships between these structures and to apply this knowledge to the clinical situation. The course include 1 hour lab that covers also head and neck anatomy.
3
Human embryology from fertilization to the end of the fetal period will be reviewed. Topics include: current concepts in mammalian morphogenesis applied to the development of various organ systems, the principles of teratology; mechanisms of malformation and the etiology and pathogenesis of some of the more common human congenital abnormalities.
2
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the human gross anatomy of the head and neck with special emphasis on the eye and orbit; gross microscopic look and embryology of the eye and associated structures. Laboratory hours will be dedicated to presenting models of the human eye, head and neck with an emphasis on histological studies of various ocular tissues
3
    • 7101203 or
    • 7102102
The course covers basic neuroanatomy, neurohistology and neurophysiology, focussing on processes involved in sensory and motor functions of the CNS. This knowledge will provide the foundations to understand the abnormal functional disorders and disabilities that may result from disease or trauma to the central nervous system
2
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive study of the physiology of the eye, including related pathophysiological mechanisms. The course provides an integrated approach of the physiology of the eye by looking at these specific areas: Smooth muscles of the eye, the extra ocular striated muscles, conjunctiva, the lacrimal apparatus, the cornea, the iris, the lens, the ciliary body & the vitreous body, production and drainage of aqueous humour & its effect on intraocular pressure
3
This is a theoretical and analytical study of different body fluids. Pathological results, accompanied with clinical changes in the body, will be compared with the normal results of these fluids.
1
This course aims to understand the composition, testing procedures, and the clinical correlation of results for different body fluids (such as urine, cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, pericardial, peritoneal, and seminal fluid). Moreover, the student learn the appropriate laboratory techniques, methodologies, instruments and equipment; and accurately calculate, record, and report body fluid results to improve patient care.
3
    • 7103101
Study the basic principles of endocrinology, focusing on major endocrine glands which regulate the metabolism and biochemical functions, growth and reproduction, Structure synthesis, effects of major hormones in the body, their secretion in normal and abnormal cases, and laboratory diagnosis of ass
3
This is a study of blood constituents in health and disease states with special emphasis on lab diagnosis. In addition, the course is a study of different pneumonia diseases, blood cancer, factors behind blood clotting and other related diseases. The course include one credit practical
1
The course is designed to provide students with the basic concepts and techniques in the hematology laboratory. Tests of red blood cells, hemoglobin, platelets, white blood cells and coagulation systems are included in the course. The practical work in the course is designed to expand and reinforce the ideas introduced in the lectures. Enough background and instructions on laboratory methods and instrumentation are provided to enable satisfactory laboratory performance. Automation in hematology laboratory is also discussed in addition to various automated processes used in Hematology. The lab is located in faculty of Science (14B3250) and designed to accept 20-22 students. The lab is equipped with different types of automations such as spectrophotometer, coagulation analyzer, water bathes, centrifuges and others.The following are examples of some experiments that are conducted in the lab:Principle of blood withdrawing and AnticoagulantsCell counts (RBCs, WBCS and platelets)Automated Cell count (complete blood count) CBCHemoglobin and hematocrit determinationBlood films and differential count of WBCsReticulocyte countOsmotic Fragility of erythrocyteAnti-globulin Coomb’s testErythrocyte sedimentation Rate (ESR)Bleeding time, Clotting time, PT and PTTExamination of prepared blood film and bone marrow of abnormal cases
1
This course covers the normal blood coagulation, the Pathophysiology of hemorrhagic and thrombotic diseases and the principles of assays performed in investigation of hemostasis. The practical part provides bench-level instruction on the performance, interpretation and quality control of routine and specialized tests in the evaluation of hemostasis,
1
This laboratory session covering the laboratory and molecular biological tests needed for the diagnosis of bleeding and clotting disorders including bleeding time, PT, PTT , aPTT, platelets count , and platelets function test, quantitative determination of coagulating factors .
1
The purpose of this course is to study different blood groups, Rh factor, test making, separation of blood constituents, methods of blood donation and reception and the precautions to be taken before and after blood taking
1
In this course you will learn the laboratory techniques for identification of antigens and antibodies for ABO, Rh and other blood group systems. In addition to that, this course provides student with the scientific procedures for donor screening, blood collection, antibody screening, cross-matching, ABO discrepancies, problems associated with pregnancy, and quality control and safety rules in blood bank.
3
This is an advanced study of different human body fluids in health and disease states. The course also introduces methods of estimating these fluids by using high tech equipment and how to estimate normal and abnormal values in the body. It is also a quantitative and instrumental analysis. Particular emphasis is given to diagnosis, treatment, and disease prevention. Case studies of patients and quality control concepts will also be covered
1
This course is designed to provide the principles of clinical chemistry investigation in health and disease. Through the course students will conduct the experiments to investigate body fluids for major and important parameters done to diagnose several diseases with emphasis on the technique used to measure these parameters.
2
    • 7104101
This course is designed to give major general concepts in cell biology and to provide medical students with basic biological principles and understanding of various biological processes that govern life of the cell, its structure function and reproduction
3
This is a detailed study of running a microbiological lab and how to take samples from patients and send them to lab for testing. The course also deals with methods of isolating and identifying bacteria from these samples and their diagnosis with emphasis on microbial diagnosis. It is also a study of bacteria causing diseases from clinical and diagnostic aspects
1
Study the major laboratory test for bacterial diagnosis and antibiotic sensitivity test.
3
Topics covered in this course include morphology, structure, diseases and laboratory diagnosis of parasites, their life cycle, ways of infection and prevention with an emphasis on lab diagnosis of these parasites.
1
This Lab covers the biology, morphology, and microscopic diagnosis of major human parasite in stool, urine and blood.
2
This course starts with principles of general fungi and other medically important fungi causing human diseases. The second part of the course deals with methods of protection, treatment and diagnosis of these diseases.
1
The major technique for isolation and identification of medical mycology will be covered in this course.
2
This course introduces several topics related to viruses: structure, metabolism, genetics, and diagnosis. It emphasizes infectious diseases caused by viruses in both human beings and animals, and ways of protection, treatment and diagnosis.
2
The course provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning. This course represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons; issues of power and sample size in study designs; sampling techniques and random sample; and emphasis on interpretation and concepts
2
This course focuses mainly of the effect produced by poisons on the environment (humans, animals, plants, soil, water, etc). It includes detailed studying of the groups of environmental pollutants, the need to further research and investigation in this area, bioaccumulation, the effect of poisons on all levels of the universe, and the methods and pathways leading to contamination and the methods of calculating or estimating them
4
This course is organized in hospital-based groups of 6 students, and will take place 1/2 day each week of the academic year. (4 hours /week 16 cessions = 2CH /semester, it will include 8 general lectures in 4 sessions of 2 hours). This course constitutes the first experience of the possible future doctors with clinical medicine.(see detailed description)
1
This is a one credit hour offered to second year students. It deals with fundamental ethical principles underlying medical practice. Ethical aspects of decision – making are discussed with special emphasis on moral, cultural and religious issues in addition to confidentiality and respectability in patient management.
1
This course, as the title suggests, emphasizes the ethical principles upon which the medical professions and pharmacy in particular rest. The course looks at the nature and place of pharmaceutical services in society, and the moral standards and professionalism expected from a pharmacist.
1
A course designed to introduce students to the development of optometry, optometric education and the scope of optometric services in Palestine and around the world. Students will learn about the right and responsibilities of optometrists. The course will examine the expectations and challenges of optometrists in the health care system. The focus will be on professional behaviors, ethics and communication skills necessary for patient care, patient rights and licensure requirements.
1
This is a historical study of medicine and pharmacy throughout the ages. The course highlights the Muslim Arab scientists' contributions to these two fields.
2
This course examines the eye as an optical instrument. Course work in the areas includes: The refracting mechanism, the mechanism of accommodation and pupillary contraction, blur of the retinal image and stray light in the eye will be
4
This course is designed to introduce students to optical principles. The principles integrated include light behavior, reflection and refraction, vergence, objects, and images, thin lenses, simple model eyes, spherical refracting surfaces, thick lens systems, mirrors, ray tracing, and prisms. Physiological optics will focus on principles such as angular magnification, telescopes, apertures and stops, prismatic effects of lenses, diffraction, polarization, interference, electromagnetic waves
3
This course is designed to explore the wide scope of clinical problems related to infectious diseases and management with emphasis on the most common conditions.
1
The course emphasizes the most important communication skills to enable the student to play a vital role in patient education and thus improving patient understanding and compliance.
4
    • 10231236
This course is an introductory course to the concepts required to understand drugs as organic chemicals whose biological activities are derived from their chemical structures, physicochemical properties, and metabolic pathways. The course covers some drug classes like the anti-infective agents, NSAID etc. The course will highlight on the chemistry, synthesis, mechanism of action and the structural activity relationship (SAR) of the covered drug classes.
4
    • 7303301
This is an intermediate level course of medicinal chemistry. It is a continuation to Medicinal Chemistry I. The course will highlight on the vital role of medicinal chemist in drug development. The course will introduce various classes of therapeutic agents including the anticancer drug, drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system and other classes with emphasis on their structural features. For each drug class, the discussion will focus on how structural changes affect physicochemical properties and pharmacologic activity of these drugs.
2
This course focuses on evidence based phytogenic compounds which have therapeutic or physiological effects on the human body systems (GIT, CVS, CNS, Endocrine system, Respiratory system ,Reproductive system and others)
3
    • 10231114
    • 10231115
A lecture course that involves a broad spectrum of classical and modern methods of analysis. Gravimetry, titrimetry, electrochemistry, spectrometry and chromatography are included, the practical part include a set of experiments designed to cover the topics included in 23212. Emphasis is given to lab technique
1
    • 10231213
    • 10231115
Practical experiments of neutralization; titrations; precipitation titrimetric; complex-formation titrations and analytical separation by solvent extraction.
3
    • 7004004 or
    • 10231213
Instrumental analysis course will explain the theory of operation, instrumental design, methodology, and applications of instrumental techniques used in pharmaceutical analysis in quality control labs as well as in research. Both identification and quantitative methods are described. Methods used include principles of UV-Visible spectrometry, IR, fluorescence, atomic absorption, atomic emission, electrochemistry, in addition to different types of chromatographic separative methods of high performance gases and liquids.
1
    • 10231214
    • 10231313
This practical course was designed to enhance the practical background of students with respect to topics covered in instrumental analysis theoretical course. This laboratory course introduces students to many instruments used in pharmaceutical analysis and to some of the instrumental techniques that are most commonly used in bioanalysis. It emphasizes on the use of modern instrumentation to perform quantitative and qualitative analyses and determination of physical properties and chemical composition of some drugs. In this course students will be given sessions of different techniques including spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemistry that are adapted by international pharmacopeias. Some experiments are based on HPLC, visible spectrometry and ion-exchange chromatography.
3
    • 10231236
The course comprises a systematic study of nomenclature, structure, properties, and reactions of aliphatic compounds. Attention is given to recent developments in interpretation of structure and reaction mechanisms. The course will address the basic concepts in organic chemistry for students who are planning to study medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or health professions. The course will concentrate on the hybridization theory, molecular geometry and polarity of the covalent bond. Nomenclature of alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, and alkynes as well as their reactivity and mechanism of reactions are included. Stereoisomerism and optical activity will be given special attention since biologically active compounds are often chiral. Oxygen containing functional groups (alcohols, ethers and epoxides) and alicyclic hydrocarbons will be addressed too. The course includes one credit hour laboratory.
10231334 Practical Organic Chemistry II for Health Sciences 1
    • 10231239
    • 10231330
11011222 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3

Speciality Requirements, Clinical Medical Sciences Student must complete 135 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
2
This course is offered to the clinical years, it can be registered at any level when available. It will emphasize notions given in Biostatics and epidemiology and public health and introduce students to the different methods in clinical research and the sensitive ethical issues related to the involvement of patients and humans in research
7000503 Introduction to Research Project 0
6
    • 7221401
    • 7222401
    • 7224401
    • 7000503
This is a six credit project without special free weeks, it should be registered for by the beginning of 2nd year and conducted through the time available in the 2nd and 3rd years and to be finished before the end of 3rd year according to given dates by the faculty. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the field of medical research; the subjects dealing with public health issues are particularly encouraged. The students can choose also a pure scientific clinical or basic medical science subject. 2 students can share a project if needed, yet it is mainly aimed to choose a student for each project. Students can choose their own project research or choose a subject from a proposed list. The Best researches will be proposed for publication in local or international journals. Each student (or 2) will have an advisor.
12
This is a 12 week rotation course designed for the 1st clinical year and provides training in the care of medical problems of adults. Under supervision, students assume role of physician and take histories, perform physical exams, formulate differential diagnoses, write orders and perform routine procedures. The course includes frequent written and oral presentations of patients and stresses importance of working as a member of the health-care team. Students attend departmental meetings, seminars and lectures and take night call with their assigned team. Students are encouraged to think critically, to develop differential diagnoses, diagnostic outlines, and management plans for the patients they follow. In the Ambulatory Experience component students are taught how to manage patients outside of the hospital in-patient environment. This patient-focused, clinical experience can take place in a hospital clinic, doctor's office, a community clinic, an emergency department, etc. The experience should provide an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, and reinforce and integrate the concepts learned in the introduction to clinical medicine and inpatient Clerkship.
4
    • 7221401
    • 7222401
    • 7224401
    • 7227401
    • 7223501
    • 7226503
    • 7225502
    • 7226502
This part of the course consists of 4 weeksStudents are in the ER under supervision of medicals in charge to learn how to receive and deal with medical emergencies and how to distribute them according to priorities, to examine them, to learn about the triage system and how to transfer and transport these patientsStudents will be in the stressful conditions of these situations and they should learn how to deal with them and to start building their own experience and skills in this harsh environment managing communication with families and peers with proper caution. They see how hard and precise decisions are taken in these critical situationsStudents should make reports about their own experience and observations and perform discussionsStudents should abide to supervisors' instructions precisely and know the proper time for their inquiries, they should also expect and accept stressed behaviors of working staff
8
    • 7221401
    • 7222401
    • 7224401
    • 7227401
    • 7223501
    • 7226503
    • 7225502
    • 7226502
This is an 8 week clerkship course, theoretical review of related therapeutics is integrated in the afternoons of this course. it is offered to 3rd year students. Emphasis is placed on acquiring skills and attitudes desirable from a compassionate and understanding physician. Students record histories, physical examinations and laboratory data together with the diagnosis and treatment plans. They are taught how to develop sound clinical reasoning and responsibility for full time involvement in patient care including night calls. Each student works with and is supervised by a resident and attending staff.
12
This is a 12 week rotation course designed for the 1st clinical year students. It introduces students to the diagnosis and management of surgical problems. A comprehensive program is offered that includes the physiological basis of surgical care, differential diagnosis and decision making, and the basic principles of surgical management Active participation in the care of inpatients and outpatients in addition to attendance and scrubbing in the operating rooms which provide practical experience in the application of surgical skills. Through the theory-practical integrated system, students attain the knowledge in line with their practical course, they are also expected to share actively in seminars, discussions and meetings. As working in a team they will also be integrated in night calls
8
    • 7221401
    • 7222401
    • 7224401
    • 7227401
    • 7223501
    • 7226503
    • 7225502
    • 7226502
This is an 8 week clerkship course, theoretical review of related therapeutics is integrated in the afternoons of this course. it is offered to 3rd year students. This is designed to give students the chance to improve on their skills of history taking and physical examination and provides them with clinical exposure in the evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of surgical diseases. Emphasis is placed on teaching students to recognize and manage basic clinical problems. Students function as active members of the surgical team and follow patients both pre-operatively and during the post-operative period. They attend ward rounds, seminars, outpatient clinics, operations and participate in night duties under supervision of surgical residents.
12
    • 7221401
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This 12 week course if offered to the 2nd clinical year students. The theory part which is integrated through the course provides students with knowledge in pediatrics, pediatrics' surgery, neonatology and pediatrics' gynecology, in addition to specific aspects of ethical issues in pediatrics' medicine. Inpatient and outpatient Pediatric clerkship of 12 weeks is designed to expose students to child care. Emphasis is on history taking and physical examination. Students are exposed to the environment of child care. Instructions include ward rounds, outpatients, seminars and didactic lectures.
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This is an 8 week clerkship course, theoretical review of related therapeutics is integrated in the afternoons of this course. it is offered to 3rd year students. Students will improve on their skills in history taking, physical examination and problem solving appropriate for children of various ages. Emphasis on differential diagnosis and therapeutic approaches to common pediatric problems in general wards, pediatric intensive care units and out-patient clinics. Students participate in daily follow-up care of patients and in night duties.
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This 8 weeks integrated course is offered to the 1st clinical year students. The integrated theory part will be insisting on the particularities of obstetrics and gynecology. Students are exposed to the care of adult and adolescent female patients for 8 weeks in a hospital setup. They are taught how to take history and perform clinical examination and are involved in the diagnosis and management of obstetric and gynecological problems. Instruction is given during ward rounds, outpatient clinics, delivery and operating rooms in addition to didactic lectures and seminars.
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This is an 8 week clerkship course, theoretical review of related therapeutics is integrated in the afternoons of this course. it is offered to 3rd year students. This is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to care for patients with common gynecological problems, the well – woman examination and pregnancy from prenatal care through delivery and post-partum. Emphasis is placed on history and physical examination and the management of pregnancy and vaginal delivery and common gynecological procedures. Students attend ward rounds, seminar discussions, out-patient clinics, labor and delivery and operating rooms.
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This course can be registered at any level of the clinical years on the condition that student has finished successfully the courses of internal medicine, general surgery and OBGY. Students have the possibility to select 2 sets of 4 weeks rotation one in any of the surgery related disciplines and the other in any of the medically related disciplines.
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This 8 week course is designed for the 2nd clinical year students. Theoretical component is provided through the integrated plan of this course. Students share in the morning reports and interactive seminars. They prepare, discuss and contribute actively. It is designed to provide students with essential information and skills in1- Orthopedics and traumatology:This part of the course consists of 4 weeks It teaches students how to take orthopedic history and perform physical examination of the muscular-skeletal and locomotor system. Students are also expected to learn how to diagnose and treat common adult and pediatric traumatic and orthopedic problems through training in hospitals and outpatient clinics under supervision of specialists.2- Surgical emergencies:This part of the course consists of 4 weeksStudents are in the ER under supervision of medicals in charge to learn how to receive and deal with surgical emergencies and how to distribute them according to priorities, to examine them, to learn about the triage system and how to transfer and transport these patientsStudents will be in the stressful conditions of these situations and they should learn how to deal with them and to start building their own experience and skills in this harsh environment managing communication with families and peers with proper caution. They see how hard and precise decisions are taken in these critical situationsStudents should make reports about their own experience and observations and perform discussionsStudents should abide to supervisors' instructions precisely and know the proper time for their inquiries, they should also expect and accept stressed behaviors of working staff.
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This course can be registered at any level of the clinical years on the condition that student has finished successfully the courses of internal medicine, general surgery and OBGY. Students have the possibility to select 2 sets of 4 weeks rotation one in any of the surgery related disciplines and the other in any of the medically related disciplines.
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This 8 week course is designed for the 2nd clinical year students. Theoretical component is provided through the integrated plan of this course. Students share in the morning reports and interactive seminars. They prepare, discuss and contribute actively. It is designed to provide students with essential information and skills in - Dermatology: it gives students broad clinical experience in skin diseases. Emphasis is on outpatient diagnosis and treatment of common skin conditions and the cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases. Grade is assigned at the end of the course. - Radiology:* the main aim is to make students able to read the essential information of a plane radiograph either of the conventional or electronic types and to be able to identify the name, age, date and the basic clinical information.* here the emphasis is to introduce students to the normal radiological features of different parts of the human body then to compare them with the changes that can be seen in these parts and to make students able to build the differential diagnosis.* students will also be introduced to other different modalities of clinical imaging as CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, …* they are also introduced to the nature of each imaging technique and its features. - Anesthesia:* students are in company with anesthetists in the pre, post and through the operations, they see how patients are dealt with in all aspects before, through and after their anesthesia, they start to gain some skills and experience the awareness anesthetists should have with patients in emotional, psychological, as well as scientific and clinical aspects* students are introduced to different modalities as general, spinal, regional and local anesthesia* they see how smooth introduction of endotracheal tube is done and the sorts of I.V and gas medications given to insure muscle relaxation, analgesia and anesthesia of the patients. As well they see how patients are smoothly brought back to consciousness.* they learn how to monitor and follow the essential signs and parameters through the duration of anesthesia, how to keep stability of patients fluids and normal physiological status and how to deal with situations like bleeding, hypotension and other changes. They see and learn how to deal with related emergencies.
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This is an 8 week course for the 2nd clinical year students. Theoretical part is provided through the integrated scheme and during the whole course. Students should participate in the morning reports and seminars and are expected to act interactively This course is designed to provide target students with essential clinical knowledge and skills in1- Neurology and neurosurgery (4 weeks)Students learn to recognize the differential dx. of neurological problems though its effects on different organs due to changes in the central or peripheral neural system which affects personal behavior and normal functionThrough the practical 4 weeks students learn how to take history and perform physical examination and how to assess neurological disorders. Learning includes sharing in patients care in hospitals and out clinics under direct specialist supervision and through interactive seminars and discussions. These information are attained via clinical rotations in departments of neurology, neurosurgery, and pediatrics' neurology in hospitals and clinicsAnd as ENT and Ophthalmology specialties are directly related to neurology aspects, they were included in this course2- ENT (2 weeks) through which students are exposed to the experience of knowledge of the current ailments that face the beginning practitioner. It also aims to make students able to link these problems to the neurological diseases when applicableOphthalmology (2 weeks) which is designed to introduce students to the essentials of eye diseases. They are trained how to perform and understand ophthalmological examination and how to link it to neurological diseases when applicable.
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This course is offered to 1st clinical year students. Students have primary responsibility under supervision for diagnosis and care of patients at a Psychiatric community or Hospital facility. Emergency room, crisis intervention, familiarity with Psychopharmacology and short term hospitalization are emphasized. The focus is on improving the skills on approach to patients and developing an interviewing style and content appropriate to psychiatric patients. Grade is assigned at the end of rotation.
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This is a 2 credit course without clerkship, it can be registered at any level of the clinical years when available. It is designed to introduce students to the mutual effects of economics and health, how both of them can influence the other and what are responsibilities of the state and health sector towards these issues.
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This is a four-week course offered to 2nd year students at the end of their 2nd year. It is designed to introduce students to the practice of community and family medicine. Students rotate into different clinics and sites including ante-natal care well-baby and mother, immunization, food processing and handling and occupational medicine. They also attend didactic lectures and group discussions.
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This course is offered to 2nd year students, it has no assigned time for rotation, and it is conducted through the afternoons of the 2nd year. Forensic medicine is a specialized area of pathology, which not only deals with the effects of disease particularly its role in sudden death, but also examines the effects of various external agents (e.g. firearms, poisons, blunt trauma, etc) on the human body. Also, the course will discuss situations requiring notification of the coroner, autopsy consents, death certification and steps taken by a medical expert in preparing for court. Grade is assigned at the end of the course.
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The course enables students to identify the health needs of well women through the span of their life cycle. The course promotes them to develop skills to assess the physical, social, physiological and cultural needs of the Palestinian well women. Cultural, social and psychological influences on an adolescent health as early marriage education. Highlighting on her promotion and development towards a positive change within society. The course will focus upon the health needs of the Palestinian well woman where the students being professionals act as change advocates to promote health of women in their own community. The course focuses on the nutritional needs of women through their life span, reflect on social, cultural, gender, and political issues affecting the health of women in Palestine and highlight the health needs of the adolescents, premenopausal, menopause, also during the span of old age and disability. The course describes the women’s mental health (postpartum emotional changes, depression and psychosomatic disorder.

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