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Syllabus for Foundations of Medicine

First year students (Lecturers from the Departments of Medicine and Community of Medicine took part in teaching this subject)(see page 119 for details).

 Third year syllabus of Internal Medicine    

                                          Introduction to Medicine    

Nutritional disorders    

Disturbances in water, electrolytes and hydregen concentration

 Endemic  and helminthic  diseases  

Fourth year syllabus of internal Medicine         

  Infectious diseases             

                                           Cardiovascular  diseases 

Respiratory   diseases                          

  Endocrine and Metabolic  disorders       

Gastroenterology and liver disease                                               

                              Fifth year syllabus of Internal Medicine 

 Psychiatry and  Behavioural Sciences

 Dermatology and Venereal Disease

  Renal diseases

   Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases   

 Dermatology  and Venereology  

Syllabus of  Psychiatry for fifth year students


1-   Introduction: concept, history of psychiatry

2-  Psychopathology

3-   Psychiatric assessment (interview)

4-  Etiology, classification & diagnosis

5-  Anxiety disorders: GAS (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), Panic, Phobias, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), Stress disorders

6-  Somatoform and dissociation disorders, Factious and malingering

7-   Eating and sleep disorders

8-   Mood disorders

9-  Schizophrenia and related disorders (Delusional, Schizoaffective , Brief psychosis, Schizophreniform disorder) critical lesion

10-  Personality disorders, Impulse control disorders, Suicide and deliberate self harm

11-Substance abuse: Alcohol, Drugs and other substance

12- Cognitive disorders: Dementia, Delirium, Amnestic disorder, Epilepsy , Head injury and Stroke

13- Old age psychiatry

14- Psychiatric aspects of medicine (Liaison psychiatry)

15- Psychosexual disorders

16- Women psychiatry

17- Child psychiatry

18- Adolescent psychiatry

19- Psychiatric aspect of mental retardation

20- Forensic psychiatry

21- Treatment in psychiatry, include:

Physical treatment (Drugs, Electroconvulsive therapy, and psychosurgery)

Psychotherapy, Social therapy and rehabilitation




6th year student – objectives of the clinical course.

 During their course in general medicine,  what should the students do or learn ?

1- They  should obtain a comprehensive ( problem- based, case oriented ), history from patients including complete physical examination, provisional diagnosis, differential diagnosis and relevant investigations.

2- They should demonstrate the ability to write clear and concise history.

3- They should be able to discuss the general management of the patients.

4- They should follow their patients every day, write down clinical notes, new symptoms and signs,  check  B.P. weight ,peak flow meter, vitolograph and ECG according to the case, they should also be familiar with the results of  investigations which have been sent.

5- They should be able to interpret the laboratory, X-ray and ECG findings , etc….for each case and be aware of      both the value and limitations of the investigations  in arriving at a diagnosis.

6- They should observe some diagnostic procedures done in the ward like G.Ie ndoscopy, liver, pleural , bone marrow, peritoneal, and  jejunal biopsy etc….

7- They should be able to fill a request lab or X-ray  form.

8-  They should  be  able to write a referral letter or discharge summary.

 During their course in CCU :

1-  The students  should be able to recognize changes of acute myocardial infarction (Q wave and non Q wave    infarction ).

2-  They should be bale to recognize the common arrhythmias and their significance and how to treat them,  in    particular: premature atrial and ventricular ectopics, atrial fibrillation, supra ventricular tachycardia,ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation

3- They  should be familiar with common complicationsof acute myocardial infarction and treatment.

4-  They should be familiar with all anti arrhythmic drugs used in CCU with their dose, route of administration and   side effects.

5- They should be familiar with thrombolytic agents used in acute myocardial infarction

6-  They should be familiar with pace makers and their indications.

7- They should be familiar with the  CCU monitors, defibrillators, indirect laryngoscopy and  other resusciations      procedures.

During their course in T.B.  centre


1- The students should be familial with  tuberculin  and  BCG tests. How to perform them, their indications and contra   indications.

2- They should  be familiar  with  all  available anti- TB  treatments  their doses  and side effects.

3- They should be familiar with different  radiological findings of  pulmonary and  extra pulmonary T.B.

4- They should be familiar with the procedures of zeil- neelsen  test  and  be able to recognize the acid fast bacilli.

  During their course in dialysis unit:

1-  The students should be familiar with all dialysate  fluids  and the drugs used in the unit and their indications.

2-  They should be familiar with  the technique  of peritoneal and haemodialysis, indications and complications of    each  technique.

3-  They should be able to differentiat between acute and chronic renal  failure clinically, and biochemically and be  familiar  with all the complications of acute and chronic renal failure and their management particularly the management of hyperkalaemia.

4-  They should  have  some  ideas  about  kidney transplantation, indications, how to prepare a patient for   transplantation, ways to prevent rejection, drugs used after transplantation and their side  effects.