MED 442

Course Identification and General Information:

Course title and code: Internal Medicine  (Med 442)
Credit hours: 11 hrs (8Theoretical + 3 Clinical)
Program(s) in which the course is offered: Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Level/year at which this course is offered: 5thYear Medical Students
Pre-requisites for this course (if any): Med 341 course

Objectives:

  • What is the main purpose of this course?
  • To graduate students who  master the skills of history taking and physical examination with the ability to identify abnormal physical findings, have a systematic and problem based approach to the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, to be able to interpret the results of commonly use diagnostic tests, to be able to recognize patients with life threatening conditions & have a safe and organized approach to the diagnosis and management of common medical emergencies, to be able to communicate effectively ,both verbally and in writing with patients and other health care professionals and to be able to practice student centered learning in his/her free time using available resources.

Specific objectives:
By the end of this course, the student will be able to :

  1. Demonstrate the ability to conduct a focused medical history and perform targeted physical examination appropriate to the patient’s chief complaint(s).
  2. Perform clerking and physical examination of patients admitted through emergency department supervised by Consultant/ Registrar
  3. Develop a differential and provisional diagnosis and to formulate a problem list.
  4. Document the details of the history, physical examination, impression, and plans for the patients seen in ER duties
  5. Understand the use of different investigations tool in confirming the final diagnosis, assessing the location, as well as assessing the stage/severity of the disease and any associated complications.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate clinical pharmacological principles in the selection of drugs to treat common internal medicine problems.
  7. Gathering and reviewing relevant data, including laboratory and radiological data.
  8. Choose principles of evidence-based medicine in making diagnostic and management decisions in internal medicine.
  9. Communicating with other people involved in the care of patients under their primary care e.g. (consultants, residents, consultation services, nurses and others).
  10. Enhance student’s self-directed learning skills and their abilities to work on their learning tasks and report back to their small group members.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to become accountable/responsible for their learning sessions in regard to attendance, contribution to a discussion, working with peers, and getting the best out of each teaching/learning activities.
  12. Develop skills in basic clinical procedures by using mannequin-based simulation modalities and high- fidelity standardized patients.
  13. Develop skills in basic clinical procedures by using mannequin-based simulation modalities and high- fidelity standardized patients.
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