Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences Médicales

Docteur en Médecine

Hybride

Mission

The mission of the Doctorate of Medicine program is to contribute to the wellbeing of Lebanese citizens by training good general practitioners and preparing graduates for different future specializations, and by providing knowledge, general education and ethical skills in order for them to become socially responsible doctors and general practitioners and to have an appropriate foundation for further training in any branch of medicine. For the fulfillment of its mission, the department finds its anchor point in the mission of the Lebanese Maronite Order (O.L.M) and the social...
teaching of the Catholic Church on universities.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates will use their knowledge for the benefit of patients in harmony with the principles and limits of general medicine.
2. Graduates will use their knowledge to reach a diagnosis, provide treatment and monitor the proper implementation of this treatment in collaboration with various specialists.
3. Graduates will support the patient psychologically and morally, and the family and entourage for better compliance.
4. Graduates will be motivated to accomplish ongoing training as well as sharing their knowledge.
5. Graduates will use their expertise in health management and health systems.
6. Graduates will apply and promote the concepts of preventive medicine.
7. Graduates will apply and promote the concepts of social responsibility.
8. Graduates will promote good health in relation to both physical and moral well­being, and promote the best quality medicine at the best price synonymous with efficiency as well as equity of medical care for all.
9. Graduates will work with a sense of professionalism towards patients, colleagues, other specialists, and finally themselves.
10. Graduates will become specialists after appropriate training.

Program Outcomes

a. Students will acquire basic scientific, social, economic, legal and ethical knowledge enabling them to acquire good clinical knowledge.
b. Students will master clinical knowledge for the proper application of clinical skills (syllabus outcomes and subjects), taking as a model PUIGEP.
c. Students will master the clinical skills such as taking a good history, basic clinical examination gestures and other more specialized ones (ad­hoc) to build a medical record.
d. Students will master clinical reasoning skills such as problem formulation, development of diagnostic hypotheses, formulating a course of action and the development of a monitoring plan.
e. Students will use publications and international literature to improve their performance.
f. Students will attend medical specialists and surgeons (and others) to understand certain techniques.
g. Students will perform minor actions such as IV, suture, abscess incision, put on and remove and monitor casts, and put in probes.
h. Students will acquire extensive knowledge in public health, health systems and management, and quality of care with expertise in medical epidemiology.
i. Students will acquire the principles of medical ethics, in particular respect for autonomy, working for the benefit of the patient, in their best interest, and equity of care for all.
j. Students will experience working in collaboration with other specialists or in a multidisciplinary framework respecting the medical code of ethics.
k. Students will be able to communicate verbally, in spoken and written language.
l. Students will be prepared to present in national and international competitions in their specialization.
230 crédits
General Education Common Core
BIO377Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory
1 credits
This lab is divided into two parts: a biochemistry part and a molecular biology part. In the biochemistry sessions, the students are initiated into the methods used to measure the levels of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates in the serum of patients. In the second part of this lab, the students are introduced to molecular biology methods. They are allowed to practice most of the concepts covered in the course of molecular biology: genomic and DNA plasmid extractions, PCR amplification, enzyme digestion, SDS­PAGE, Western blot and bacterial transformation.
MEDL335Biophysics
3 credits
This course introduces the students to different types of radiation, explains their effects on the organism and defines the basic principles of radioprotection. It illustrates the physics of the different imaging modalities (XRay, US, CT, MRI, PET), their utility in clinical practice and their optimal usage. Molecular imaging enables visualization of the cellular function and the follow up of the molecular process in organisms by using biomarkers. It has numerous potentialities and helps diagnose cancer and neurological diseases.
MEDL215Biostatistics and Introduction to Epidemiology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MAT218 Or MAT216
This course introduces statistical information. It includes: information regarding how to organize and summarize data, how to reach decisions about a large body of data by examining only a small part of the data, the use of statistical data in medical literature and using frequently used statistical methods of data analysis.
MEDL321Cytology and Histology Laboratory
1 credits
This course will initiate students into recognizing the histological structure of primary tissues in the human body. They will learn the basic functions of each tissue and the place it occupies in the organs. They will become aware of the importance of each structure for the good functioning of the organs.
MEDL200Cytology and Human Cell Pathologies
3 credits
This course will allow the students to acquire knowledge of the essential principles of cell structure and functions. Structural and functional heterogeneity of cells, characteristics, location and sequence of main cellular events, signaling molecules and mechanisms of their action, biological membranes, their structural organization and functions, transport across membranes, the cell surface, its specializations, cell adhesion and communication, cell junctions, cell organelles, cell nucleus, its changes during the cell cycle and cell death will all be developed in this course. Furthermore, the students will study specific readings and literature independently in accordance with the topics of the course and they will analyze medical cell biology articles.
MEDL445Economics and Health Management
3 credits
This course is an introduction to theoretical health systems in the world giving students an insight into different economic, social and ethical aspects. The course covers principles of management focusing on hospital management.
MEDL455Emergency First Aid and Introduction to Hospital
1 credits
This course is for students entering the medical professions. This class is divided in two sessions: 1. Emergency first aid including CPR, first aid care of dislocation and neck fracture and back injuries, and bleeding emergencies; 2. Introduction to the different wards of a teaching hospital, and rotating in small groups to surgical and medical wards - ICU, pain, emergency, pediatrics requiring primary and essential skills.
MEDL425Epidemiology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: STA220 Or MEDL215
This integrated course is a multi­disciplinary series of lectures and tutorials covering basic issues in epidemiology and biostatistics. The overall aim of this course is to familiarize students with concepts and measures of vital events, health, disease, disability and death. It also introduces students to epidemiologic methods related to identification of disease risk and protective factors, and to the assessment of causal associations and inferences. Special attention is given to presenting the contents in the context of the situation in Lebanon where possible. The statistical component of the course will present an overview of statistical estimation and hypothesis­testing procedures, and an introduction to relevant probability models.
CHM377General Chemistry and Physics Laboratory
1 credits    |    Pré-requis: CHM212
In its chemistry parts the objective of the course is to introduce the students to the basic techniques used in a chemistry laboratory, including solution preparations, titration, distillation and recrystallization and aspirin synthesis. The physics part of this lab aims to achieve: the experimental measurement of the latent heat of vaporization at constant volume, the experimental study of the magnetic field, the operational amplifiers and the RLC circuit.
MEDL205General Histology
3 credits
The purpose of this course is the theoretical and practical acquisition of the fundamental basics in general functional histology. Outline: the histology techniques, supporting tissues, epithelial, muscle tissue, nerve tissue, hematopoietic tissue.
Methodology: theoretical acquisitions in lectures, tutorials and practical TD TP. Personal research work to strengthen and deepen these acquisitions. This course prepares the students for the understanding of the histology of organs.
MEDL400General Pathology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MEDL320 Or SCS320
The students will become aware of the lesions related to morbid processes and their morphological appearances in tissues. This will be carried out with some clinical, biological, physiopathological and epidemiological data. An overview of the different anatomo­pathological techniques will be provided.
MEDL430General Pharmacology and Toxicology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MEDL325 And MEDL330
The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with medications. It explains the different phases the medication has to go through before being manufactured and used on the market, the fate of medications in the body as well as the mechanism of action of the medications. The students will become familiar with major side effects of medications, drug­drug interactions and precautions to be taken while prescribing medications in specific populations.
MEDL320Histology of Organs
3 credits
This course will familiarize the students with the structure of different organs in the human body. It will integrate the data learned in the general histology courses. Some physiological hints will be explained.
MEDL330Homeostasis Physiology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MEDL310 Or SCS325
This course is given to medical students who have taken basic cell physiology and body anatomy. At this point of their training, the students will be introduced to the detailed functions of three major organs: the kidneys, the lungs and the heart. These three organs maintain the homeostasis of the body, namely the body fluid status, the acid/base balance, blood pressure, and gaseous exchanges.
MEDL220Human Anatomy
3 credits
This course introduces the students to the human body and its many complex structures. The structure and function of important organs will be demonstrated, discussed and related to common surgical scenarios and current research. Each part of the course will focus on a specific area of the human body. This will help the students to apply their understanding of basic anatomy to common clinical scenarios and research.
MEDL310Human Cellular Physiology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: BIO211 Or MEDL200
This class is a cellular human physiology course for students entering the medical professions. The students will study human cell functions and relate them to cell structure. Furthermore, this course involves the structure and function of the principal systems of the human body, as it pertains to how the body systems relate to one another in organization, adaptation, and homeostasis. While the course will focus on examining basic mechanisms in cell physiology, there will be a thread of discussion of disease mechanisms throughout preparing the students for the clinical physiology courses.
MEDL300Human Embryology
3 credits
This course helps the students understand how a well-organized and complete individual develops from the zygote (single totipotent) following inductions in chains. The aim is also to understand that the development of the human body is dependent on endogenous factors (regulatory genes) and is also dependent on external or environmental factors. This course is closely related to anatomy and also helps students to understand the anatomy of the adult.
MEDL315Human Parasitology and Mycology
3 credits
Human parasitology and mycology involves the study of animals or fungal organisms that might be pathogenic to their host. The course will explore the importance of parasites and fungi, their biological classification and the diagnostic techniques used in their identification. Opportunistic diseases (such as toxoplasmosis, cryptococcal disease, and aspergillosis in the setting of HIV) will be of particular importance in this course. Furthermore, there will be a focus on tropical parasitic diseases that are common to our region and that require the ability to make a rapid diagnosis and initiate the appropriate specific treatment (as is the case with malaria and amebiasis). The course will include clinical cases that will be discussed to maximize the understanding and grasp of relevant content and ideas
MEDL405Immunology
3 credits
This class is a fundamental immunology course for students entering the medical professions. The students will study immune system physiopathology which is typically divided into two categories: innate and adaptive responses. This course includes the anatomy of central and peripheral lymphoid organs and functions of immune cells (T and B lymphocytes, NK cells, dendritic cells) and molecules (MHC, TCR, BCR, complement system) in physiological and pathological situations such as transplantation, infections, tumors and autoimmunity. The second part of the course provides the core information required to understand diseases with an immunological basis. It covers the underlying pathophysiology, the signs and symptoms of disease, the investigations required (mainly the immunologic laboratory tests intended to aid in clinical diagnosis). It also includes a brief review of immunohematology and blood transfusion issues.
MEDL435Medical Genetics
3 credits
The course will focus on human genetics: fundamental aspects, applications and methods. It will include principles of classical genetics and genomics, chromosomal studies, cytogenetic and molecular approaches, genetic variations, population genetics and patterns of inheritance (monogenic, polygenic, and complex).
MEDL450Medical Semiology
3 credits
The objectives of this course are to teach the students about the basics of physical exam, the signs and symptoms along with the associated biological and radiological signs related to the different syndromes and diseases in medicine.
BCH421Metabolic Biochemistry
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: BCH415 Or BCH410 Or BCH300 Or BCH320 Or BCM320
Understanding all vital processes requires knowledge of the biochemical reactions and their integration in metabolic pathways. This course covers two basic areas of molecular biochemistry which are the production and storage of energy, and the biosynthesis of macromolecules. The course starts with the metabolism of carbohydrates, the main producer of energy in the cell. Several topics are devoted to the study of glycogen metabolism, glycolysis, the Krebs cycle and the pentose phosphate pathway. Then lipid metabolism (β oxidation, fatty acid synthesis, cholesterol synthesis), and on to protein metabolism (transamination, urea cycle) and then nucleotide metabolism.
MEDL410Microbiology
3 credits
The course will provide a foundation for the infectious diseases course. To achieve this the course has the following objectives to: understand the mechanisms by which pathogens cause infectious diseases at the environmental, molecular and cellular levels and the implications that these mechanisms have on both treatment and prophylaxis; identify the main pathogenic bacteria, their epidemiology, the infections that they cause, as well as the notions of pathogen­specific antibiotic treatment and prophylaxis; explore the general laboratory techniques and methods used in the diagnosis of infections and in the identification of specific disease­causing pathogens.
BIO413Molecular Biology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: BIO411
The course begins with a review of nucleic acids and demonstrates the methods for their extraction, separation and analysis. Secondly, the course extensively studies the regulation of gene expression and provides an update on the changes to the nucleic acids transcriptionally, post­ transcriptional and translational. Finally, detailed molecular analysis techniques, cloning, PCR, sequencing and development of DNA banks are explained.
MEDL210Musculoskeletal Anatomy
3 credits
The teaching of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system has changed in recent years in the direction of simplification, a return to the essential, eliminating many unnecessary details. The program of the musculoskeletal system concerns the descriptive and topographic anatomy of the upper limbs and lower spine including the sacrum and the anatomy of the skull and rib cage.
CHM317Organic Chemistry
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: CHM212
Organic chemistry is an introduction to the structure, reactivity, and properties of organic compounds. This course is intended to introduce students to the major concepts in organic chemistry and prepare them for the upper level classes in chemistry and biochemistry and the organic requirements for medical schools. Topics include: introduction and review, electronic structure and bonding in organic molecules; nomenclature of organic compounds; structure and properties of alkanes, cycloalkanes, and alkyl halides; stereoisomerism and chirality of organic compounds; and the structure, properties and reactivity of alkynes and alkenes.
MEDL411Parasitology and Microbiology Laboratory
1 credits
The experimental work supports the ideas explained in the course and introduces microbiological and experimental approaches. It includes bacteriological analysis of samples and a review of cytobacteriological bronchopulmonary secretions as well as blood culture. It deals with the cytobacteriological examination of urine and urethral smears.
MEDL325Physiology I
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MEDL310 Or SCS325
The course is a complete review of the different systems in their normal and physiological situation. Neurology: the motor, somatosensory, vegetative reflexes, cortical, and vigilance states, emotions and fluid studies (CSF circulation) and metabolism. Endocrine: regulating the release and action of different hormones with clinical implications of their excesses and their disability. Gastric, intestinal and hepatic: general concepts, digestive, liver and biliary secretion, intestinal absorption, digestive motility and continence mechanism. The purpose of this course is to enable the students to thoroughly study the nervous, endocrine, gastric and hepatic systems functioning in normal conditions. It prepares students for the understanding of semiology (endocrine, neurology, gastric, hepatic) and their pathology.
BCH320Structural Biochemistry
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: CHM317 Or CHM311 Or CHE311
This course is based on an understanding of the different biochemical processes taking place in the human body. Students will learn about the basic formations in biochemistry, so they are then able to competently address all areas related to medical biochemistry. Structural biochemistry defines the structure of the various molecules of living matter such as carbohydrates, lipids, amino­acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleotides and vitamins.
MEDL420Surgical Semiology
3 credits
This course discusses and explains the different signs and symptoms related to surgical pathologies as well as providing an introduction to how to take a medical history and do a physical exam.
Specialization
MEDM510Cardiovascular Pathology
3 credits
This course will deal with cardiac pathology, including different parts (coronary, myocardial, endocardial, pericardial and valvular), in a way to be useful to the GP in dealing with his patient especially in critical and chronic cases.
MEDM500Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MEDL430 Or SCS420
This course will cover all the major classes of medications. For each class of medications, the following subjects will be covered (including but not limited to): therapeutic use of the class, mechanism of action, pharmacological properties, pharmacokinetics, side effects, drug­drug interactions, and use of the medications in specific populations (pregnancy, lactation, renal failure, liver failure).
MEDM650Clinical Reasoning and Risk Management
3 credits
This course describes and elaborates on the process of reasoning facing a clinical situation, dealing with the best use of the knowledge gained by the students through the learning process considering above all the safety of the patient, of the team and finally themselves.
The course will be divided into 3 parts: (1) The reasoning process (2)The risk management (3) The ethical problems, with clinical examples concerning in particular organ transplantation.
MEDM560Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: (MED511 Or MEDL450) And (MED516 Or MEDL450) And (MED521 Or MEDL420)
This is a course of dermatology and plastic surgery delivered to medical students to get them acquainted with common dermatological pathologies and give them knowledge of treatments for skin pathologies and plastic surgery.
MEDM565Ear Nose and Throat Pathology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: (MED511 Or MEDL450) And (MED516 Or MEDL450) And (MED521 Or MEDL420)
This course will develop ENT pathology concerning the ear pathologies, and functional hearing disturbances, nose and sinus diseases, oropharynx pathologies (laryngeal and cervical), and facial pathologies, in order to help the GP to treat the most frequent, to detect the most critical and follow up the most dangerous.
MEDM505Electrocardiology and Hemodynamics
3 credits
This course covers multiple topics regarding dysfunction of the cardiovascular system, mainly in electrocardiology and cardiac mechanics.
After a quick review of normal physiology, cardiac pathologies will be presented with a focus on recognized diseases, mainly those related to dysrhythmias and heart failure. The course is presented by cardiologists, a cardiac anesthesiologist and a cardiovascular surgeon, each of them with a different expertise in the field. Consequently, we expect that this course will give you a solid basis in the cardiovascular pathologies relevant to the course and prepare students adequately for the future therapeutics courses.
MEDM525Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
3 credits
This course aims to introduce, elaborate upon and explore diseases of the endocrine system and some of the frequent metabolic disorders to the medical students in order to help them in establishing a good GP practice.
MEDM640Forensic and Medical Law
3 credits
This course enables students to understand the basic concepts of forensics. It describes the Lebanese legislation (laws and decrees) and their rights and duties. The content deals with aspects regarding consideration of a corpse, lifting the body and procedure of the autopsy, violence and victimization, and forensic expertise. The course introduces the law, structure of the Lebanese judiciary, the doctor's relationship with the law as well as the three components of medical law (medical liability, patient rights and bioethics).
MEDM535Gastrointestinal Disease
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MED511 Or MEDL450 And MED516 Or MEDL450 And MED521 Or MEDL420
This course covers medical and surgical diseases of the digestive tract As such, students will learn a significant pathology for their medical education. At the end of the course, students will have acquired the basic knowledge of the discipline, to prepare successfully for their medical degree and to adequately prepare for testing and specialization contests.
MEDM555Hematology Clinical Biology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: (MED601Or MEDM510) And (MED606 Or MEDM520) And (MED616 Or MEDM535 And MEDM540) And MED536 Or MEDM525 And MEDM515
The first part of the Clinical Biology course, hematology, will discuss the basic concepts required to understand the physiology of blood cells, bone marrow and blood-forming organs, as well as, hemostasis. This understanding can then be used to properly interpret laboratory tests and make treatment and management plans. There will be a special emphasis on both the cytologic and immunophenotypic diagnostic aspect of hematological diseases.
The second part of the course, clinical chemistry, will teach the foundations of clinical biochemistry that are necessary to understanding biochemical investigations. By using clinical cases as teaching material, the students will gain the knowledge and skills to make appropriate use of biochemical tests for the diagnosis and management of disease.
MEDM600Hemato-Oncology
3 credits
This course is divided into two parts: part one is on solid tumors; part two is on hematologic malignancies. The first session is an introduction to the course, followed by sessions on the carcinogenesis and principles of cancer’s therapy, then a detailed one on prevention and early detection. The other sessions are about oncologic emergencies, paraneoplastic syndromes and detailed sessions focused on the most prevalent and the most lethal cancers as well on those that show some exemplarity. The second part describes the most common hematologic malignancies as well as those that need particular care as they are extremely dangerous.
MEDM540Hepato Biliary and Pancreas Pathology
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MED511 Or MEDL450 And MED516 Or MEDL450 And MED521 Or MEDL420
This course explores the pathologies of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas.
Delivery will be shared between gastroenterologists and surgeon teachers.
This course will aim to be complete and sufficient for students to acquire the basic knowledge necessary for their training as general practitioners or specialists.
MEDM625Hospital Internship II
3 credits
During internship, the students must be able to recall all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to gain skills to: interrogate the patient and the family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; and respect ethics and deontology.
MEDD700Hospital Internship IV
1 credits
During their internship, the students must be able to integrate all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to: interrogate the patient and family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; propose and participate in the development of an adapted therapy; and respect the rules of ethics and deontology.
MEDM550Hospital Training
3 credits
During the rotation, the students must be able to recall and use all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to:
1. Interrogate the patient and the family regarding the patient's medical history.
2. Perform a complete and thorough clinical examination.
3. Write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination.
4. Respect of ethics and deontology.
MEDM655Hospital Training III
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MEDM625 Or MED591
During the internship, the students must be able to recall all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to gain skills to: interrogate the patient and the family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; and respect ethics and deontology.
MEDD810Hospital Training IX
3 credits
During their internship, the students must be able to integrate all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to: interrogate the patient and family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; propose and participate in the development of an adapted therapy; and respect the rules of ethics and deontology.
MEDD720Hospital Training V
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MEDD700
During their internship, the students must be able to integrate all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to: interrogate the patient and family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; propose and participate in the development of an adapted therapy; and respect the rules of ethics and deontology.
MEDD735Hospital Training VI
3 credits
During their internship, the students must be able to integrate all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to: interrogate the patient and family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; propose and participate in the development of an adapted therapy; and respect the rules of ethics and deontology.
MEDD800Hospital Training VII
1 credits
During their internship, the students must be able to integrate all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to: interrogate the patient and family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; propose and participate in the development of an adapted therapy; and respect the rules of ethics and deontology.
MEDD805Hospital Training VIII
3 credits
During their internship, the students must be able to integrate all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to: interrogate the patient and family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; propose and participate in the development of an adapted therapy; and respect the rules of ethics and deontology.
MEDD815Hospital Training X
3 credits
During their internship, the students must be able to integrate all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to: interrogate the patient and family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; propose and participate in the development of an adapted therapy; and respect the rules of ethics and deontology.
MEDD820Hospital Training XI
3 credits
During their internship, the students must be able to integrate all their knowledge in semiology and pathology in order to: interrogate the patient and family regarding the patient's medical history; perform a complete and thorough clinical examination; write a good medical observation based on the collection of data and the clinical examination; develop diagnostic hypotheses and discuss them with the residents and the attending physicians; elaborate a tailored plan of investigations based on a clear structure; propose and participate in the development of an adapted therapy; and respect the rules of ethics and deontology.
MEDM605Infectious Diseases
3 credits
The purpose of this course is to deliver to the students a thorough knowledge of different infectious diseases; those which are the most useful for a general practitioner because of their prevalence, their severity, and the presence of possible therapeutic resources or their didactic interest. It will outline different disease processes and diagnostic procedures for each and allow the student to have hospital diagnostic and therapeutic responsibilities in decision-making procedures.
MEDD710Introduction to Medical Research
3 credits
This course is designed to teach students how to collect and analyze medical information. The course evaluates medical research and introduces students to the research methodology. Finally, the course focuses on ethics in research as well as some financial issues.
MEDD725Medical and Surgical Critical Care
3 credits
The aim of the course is to prepare future generalists for airway techniques, CPR techniques, analgesic techniques and other critical care and anesthesia skills to use in critical situations for their patients.
MEDD715Medical and Surgical Therapeutics Seminars I
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: MEDD700
The course assembles in two parts a broad spectrum of pathologies (the more frequent in daily practice of a general practitioner) in medical and surgical areas and helps the students to assess frequent and urgent situations in matters of diagnosis and therapeutics.
MEDD730Medical and Surgical Therapeutics Seminars II
3 credits
The course assembles in two parts a broad spectrum of pathologies (the more frequent in daily practice of a general practitioner) in medical and surgical areas and helps the students to assess frequent and urgent situations in matters of diagnosis and therapeutics.
MEDM620Neurological and Neurosurgical Diseases
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: (MED511 Or MEDL450) And (MED516 Or MEDL450 ) And (MED521 Or MEDL420)
The purpose of this course is to deliver to the students a thorough knowledge of surgical and medical diseases of the nervous system; those that are the most useful for a general practitioner because of their prevalence, their severity, the presence of possible therapeutic resources or their didactic interest. It will outline different disease processes and diagnostic procedures for each and allow the students to have hospital diagnostic and therapeutic responsibilities in decision-making procedures.
MEDM545Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 credits
This course allows the students to recognize the various obstetric and gynaecologic conditions beginning with normal delivery and ending with the different surgical gynaecologic pathologies. The content of this course is the following: normal delivery, its presentation, surveillance, and complications; spontaneous abortions, vulvar and vaginal pathologies, uterine pathologies, ovarian and tubal pathologies, breast tumors, hemorrhages, infertility, hormonal problems; puberty, menstrual cycle, menopause.
MEDM520Pathologies of the Urinary Tract
3 credits
This is a urology-nephrology course that enables the students to study, diagnose and treat male and female urinary tract diseases, and the male reproductive system diseases. It familiarizes them with common urological problems including urinary obstruction, urinary incontinence, infections, and tumors of the urogenital tract, etc. It also teach students nephrological pathologies so they can recognize the diagnosis and pathophysiology of renal diseases (tubular, glomerular, and vascular), and differentiate between acute and chronic renal failure. It enables the students to understand the essential concepts of urology for future daily practice.
MEDM531Pathology Laboratory
1 credits
These lab courses will introduce the students to real tissue preparation and enable them to put into practice what they have learned in the oral presentations they received in the anatomical pathology courses.
MEDM630Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: (MED511 Or MEDL450) And (MED516 Or MEDL450) And (MED521 Or MEDL420 )
The purpose of this course is to enable students to acquire the basic knowledge that any general practitioner should know, to be able to make diagnoses in everyday bone and joint diseases. The course includes concepts of pediatric orthopedics, ideas on degenerative and infectious diseases and, finally, traumatology.
MEDM615Pediatrics
3 credits
This course is intended to provide a rapid overview of common pediatric topics. This course emphasizes the ability of the medical student to gather and analyze data and formulate a treatment plan. In addition, an overview of the most frequent surgical situations in childhood is analyzed.
MEDM635Psychiatric Disorders
3 credits
Modern psychiatry has expanded its focus to other areas beyond alienation, such as anxiety in all its forms, somatoform disorders, pain, psycho-oncology, eating disorders, sexuality, etc. It is estimated that around 25% of patients seen in general practice suffer from psychiatric symptoms or disorders. It is essential that future doctors receive more training in these newly recognized diseases that represent a quarter of their professional activity. Training in conventional psychiatry (such as schizophrenia) is no longer sufficient. The purpose of this course is to learn the basics in the diagnosis and treatment of the major psychiatric disorders found in child and adult psychiatry.
MEDM645Public Health and Work Medicine
3 credits
This course deals with public health reasoning, communicable diseases, the physical environment, food security and nutrition, chronic conditions, injuries, international health, humanitarian crises, the fight against pain, transplants, and patients’ rights. It enables students to acquire basic public health concepts and understand a fair approach to public health (move from the patient to the population, from the disease to the population's risk).
MEDM515Pulmonary Pathology
3 credits
Following the acquisition of physiology, pathophysiology and clinical symptomatology , the course of medical and surgical lung diseases, coupled with clinical training and access to records of hospitalized patients, allows students to get to know the different lung diseases in their various aspects; clinical presentation, diagnosis, assessment , differential diagnosis and therapeutic approaches that any general practitioner should know.
This course focuses on a range of lung diseases; infections, interstitial diseases, obstructive diseases, asthma, neoplasm, vascular disease, pleural disease, and respiratory distress.
MEDM530Specialized Pathology
3 credits
This course will give the students the tools to diagnose lesions in different organs of the human body. It will let them recognize the abnormal appearance of the tissues in a given organ when subject to a pathological process.
MEDM610Systemic Diseases and Internal Medicine
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: (MED511 Or MEDL450) And (MED516 Or MEDL450) And (MED521 Or MEDL420)
This course consists of descriptions of the various rheumatic diseases most frequently observed in internal medicine and general medicine, to rapid diagnosis and plan a course of action that is both therapeutic and educational.
MEDD850AThesis of Medicine
9 credits
The medical students are asked for a thesis which is intended to deliver basic principles that form the foundation for scientific investigation and prepare students with the fundamentals for development of research. They will use, under the supervision of their tutors, a clinical research method, and research the literature and public information in support of their work, to provide a written document to be discussed in front of a jury.
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