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
Disturbances in water, electrolytes and hydregen concentration
Endemic and helminthic diseases
Fourth year syllabus of internal Medicine
Endocrine and Metabolic disorders
Gastroenterology and liver disease
Fifth year syllabus of Internal Medicine
Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences
Dermatology and Venereal Disease
Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases
Dermatology and Venereology
Syllabus of Psychiatry for fifth year students
1- Introduction: concept, history of psychiatry
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.