MED 341 Course: 10 Credit hours.

It is the first clinical course for the medical students.  It teaches the third year medical students and consists of a theoretical part (lectures) and clinical part (bedside teaching).

Objectives: - History taking

- Learning the technique of how do physical exam

- To know the physical sings of patient.



THEORETICAL PART: There are 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 are two clinical sessions per week.

          The teaching consists mainly of - History taking

                            -  Basic technique of different system examinations

                             - Definition and identification of physical sings.


            Assessment of the students:

All students will be assessed by two examiners by Continuous assessment exam (40%) and Final exam (60%).

             - At the end of the first half of the course students will be evaluated by CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT    

               EXAM Consists of Written Exam (20%) and Clinical – Long Case Exam (20%).

-      After 28 weeks of teaching all students will be assessed again by the FINAL EXAMINATION,consists of written exam (30%) and clinical – long case exam (30%).



  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

 o   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