10 HOURS COURSE
Giving Lecture on Gastroenterology
Clinical bedside teaching once a week for 2 – 3 hours.
Med Course 341 is the first clinical course for the medical students. It is a 10 credit hours course of theoretical part (lectures) and clinical part (bedside teaching). The main objective of the course is mastering history taking: learning the technique of how do physical exam and know the physical sings of patients. The course was taught over 28 week’s period.
TEACHING PART OF THE COURSE
THEORETICAL PART: There shall be three lectures per week covering all the general medicine aspect such as cardiology, rheumatology, pulmonology, endocrinology, nephrology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases and neurology given over 84 lectures during 28 weeks.
CLINICAL BEDSIDE TEACHING: There shall two clinical sessions per week. The teaching consists mainly of basic history taking, basic technique of different system examinations and definition and identification of physical sings.
A. Textbook of Medicine
Any one of the following excellent books:
1. Clinical Medicine – A textbook for Medical students and doctors
P.J Kumar and M.L. Clark “Latest Edition”
2. Textbook of Medicine – by Souhami and Moxham
– Latest Edition
3.Davidson’s Principles and Practices of Medicine –
C.R. Edward and Ian, A.D Bonchir
– Latest Edition.
B. Physical Examination
Any one of the following books:
1. A guide to physical examination and history taking, by Barbara Bates – Latest
2. Macleod’s Clinical Examination by John Munro and C. Edwards.
3. Clinical Examination – 2nd Edition by Nicholas Talley and Simon O’Connor.
CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT EXAM is 40% from the total 100% marks.
- This is the first exam done after the students finished the first half of the course and it
Consists of Written Exam (20%) and Clinical – Long Case Exam (20%)
FINAL EXAMINATION is 60% from the total 100% marks.
- This will be the second exam after the students finished the 28 weeks of teaching and
Just like the first exam it consists of written exam (30%) and clinical – long case exam (30%)
WRITTEN EXAM – IS COMPOSED OF 45 QUESTIONS OF TRUE OR FALSE ANS 15 QUESTIONS OF SINGLE BEST, each question is required to have five stems, setting the questions in a standard form, 5 statements a to e. There shall be 1 mark to be awarded for each correct statement answered in True or False questions (i.e. 1 x 5 = 5) and 5 full marks on every correct answer in the Single Best questions. There is no negative marking in the written exam. Students are advice to answer all the questions and make sure to submit the answer sheets with out any empty space.