Biomedical Elective Courses objectives

1.    Anatomy [Applied Anatomy]


·        To help the student to correlate between the academic science, anatomy and clinical one.

·        To understand the applied anatomy that related to different regions of the body.

·        To know clearly the clinical points, definitions, symptoms and signs related to different parts of the body.

2.    Biochemistry [Interpretation of biochemical test]


1-      Define the biochemical basic information, principles, and indications of different types of biochemical laboratory tests, their principles, and indications, as liver and kidney function tests, lipid profile, tumor markers and other tests. .

2-      Relate the role of physician in test selection and interpretation to help in diagnosis and promote health.

3-      Know different types of specimens usually go to biochemistry lab.

4-      Identify the best methods for sample collection, preservation, and transport. 

5-      Recognize the safety precautions for sample handling.

6-      Recognize indications, medical interpretation, and integration of different biochemical tests.

7-      Recognize and manage spurious test results. 

8-      Enhanced communication skills with patients and physicians.

9-      Emphasize Inter-professional collaboration.

10-  Provide the basic rules of ethics.

3.    Forensic medicine and toxicology [Medicolegal aspects of domestic violence]


1.     By end of this course the student will acquire basic knowledge -as a future general practitioner- about domestic violence and abuse of human rights.

2.     The student will recognize the basic skills of dealing with abuse cases in their future careers. The student by the end of this course can be able to highlight the major problems in the community.

3.     The student by the end of this course will be able to use his basic skills and knowledge to detect and diagnose cases of domestic violence and abuse of human rights.


4.     Histology [Stem cells in experimental medicine]


1.Recognize the characters of stem cells.

2.List different classifications of stem cells.

3.Describe the microscopic structure of mesenchymal stem cells.

4.Explain the trophic effects of stem cells.

5.           Name tissues of adult stem cells.

6.           Recognize essential equipments, media, reagents and culture vessels in stem cells laboratory.

7.           Compare between basic stem cells isolation techniques.

8.           Aquire skills about how to culture stem cells from different sources. 


5.     Parasitology [ From basic to advanced diagnostic techniques in medical parasitology]

Objectives :

1.      to make students aware of the different human samples that can be used in the diagnosis of parasitic infection

2.      To demonstrate the different laboratory techniques that can be used in the diagnosis of parasitic infections.

3.      to differentiate between the parasitic stages and misleading particles in the examined samples

4.      To decode the imaging signs that can be related to parasitic infections

5.      to realize the commercially available diagnostic tools of parasites

6.      to be familiar with the molecular based diagnostic approaches in parasitic infections


6. Pathology [Techniques in pathology]


1-      Provide students with basic medical information of the pathology.

2-      Prepare students to apply medical information and use it to solve clinical problems of patients.

3-      Integrate different branches of medicine to prepare an efficient Physician.

4-      Urge students to continue medical education. 

5-      Provide the basic rules of ethics.


7.    Physiology [Applied physiology]


1.           Provide students with basic medical information of the physiology of exercise.

2.           By end of this course the student will acquire basic knowledge about the physiology of newborn.

3.           The student will recognize the Physiology of geriatrics.

4.           The student by the end of this course will be able to know the Physiological suppression of pain. 

5.           The student can Distinguish the Physiology of sleep.


8.    Microbiology [Clinical Microbiology]

Reading materials: selected readings will be provided from “Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook”, ASM press, 2007


1.      By the end of this course the students should be able to:

2.      Develop the students’ understanding of the roles of medical microbiologists and their future career paths.

3.      Improve students’ awareness of Lab safety procedures

4.      Developing students’ clinical microbiology diagnostic skills by identification of microorganisms isolated from various clinical specimens.

5.      Enhance students’ knowledge of the most common antibiotic resistant organisms encountered in the clinical setting