MED 441 COURSE: 11 Credit hours

It is the clinical course for the final year medical students. It is a full time clinical clerkship for 12 weeks.

Objectives: - To train students how to perform a clinical examination by practical demonstration of how to obtain  a        

                        medical history and perform a complete physical examination

-      To teach students how to synthesize the information obtained from history and physical examination to make logical conclusions with respect of making a diagnosis or a differential diagnosis.- To know the physical sings of patient.

-      To teach students how to confirm diagnosis by selecting the most appropriate, safe and cost-effective investigations and make a treatment plan.

-      To train students how to adapt their medical knowledge to the problems of the community and how to utilize the available resources for that purpose.

-      On successful completion of this course, the student is expected to be ready to function as a competent intern



-      Students will be attached to the consultant and his team for two months

-      Teaching rounds on patients

-      Students are required to attend clinics with the consultant

-      Students are required to follow patients' assigned to them (Daily clerking and follow up of assigned patients)

-      Students are required to attend departmental and unit academic and teaching activities .


Assessment of the students:

All students will be assessed by two examiners by Continuous assessment exam (written and Clinical) 40%, and Final exam (written and clinical including OSCE) 60%.



  o Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th Edition (Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (Single Vol.)) by Anthony S. Fauci, Eugene Braunwald, Dennis L. Kasper, and Stephen L. Hauser (2008)


  o   Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine by Parveen Kumar and Michael Clark (2005).

 o   Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access by Nicholas A. Boon, Nicki R. Colledge, Brian R. Walker, and John A. A. Hunter

·         Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis (Paperback)  by Nicholas J. Talley (Author), Simon O'Connor (Author).




            Important links:

·        Physical Exam Study Guides:

·        Clinical Skills Online (CSO):

·        Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, 5th Edition