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					                        THE MODULES
            PHASE I: SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF MEDICINE
                       )Foundation courses)
                               Semester I
Module No. MD- C&M 111                       3Cr
Module Title: Cells & molecules
Coordinator (Preferable specialty) Histology
Module Objectives:
         1. describe the structure of a typical cell
         2. relate the structure of each of the intracellular components to
            function
         3. explain the function of the cell membrane
         4. develop an awareness of the general structure of tissues
            including their classification & functions
         5. list biologically active molecules & their roles in life processes
         6. develop an awareness of environmental & behavioral factors in
            the pathogenesis of disease
Content Inputs:
         1. histology : light & electron microscopy of cells & tissues
         2. physiology : cell membrane functions; including electrical
            properties.
         3. biochemistry : cell composition, biologically active molecules
         4. microbiology : introduction mono-cellular organisms & viruses
         5. pathology: introduction to neoplasia
         6. Community medicine : pollution, Smoking, Food Additives
Relevant Case Studies:
            Lung cancer ; HIV ; glycogen storage disease
Guide to study :
            A guide to Schedules of Lectures , practical classes,
            assignments & learning resources will be provided by the
            coordinator at the beginning of module

Module No. MD- CHM 112                        3Cr
Module Title INORGANIC & PYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Coordinator (Preferable specialty) Chemistry
Module Objectives:
      Taking into consideration of the different background of the students,
the general objectives of this course aim at achieving an
understanding of A level chemistry especially those relating to physical
chemistry
Content Inputs:
   1. Physical chemistry
    Atoms molecules & stoichimetry
    Atomic structure
    Chemical bonding
    The gaseous state
    Chemical energetics
    Electrohemistry
    Equilibria
    Reaction kinetics
   2. Inorganic chemistry
    the periodic table: chemical periodicity
    Group II
    Group IV
    An introduction to the chemistry of transition elements
Practical chemistry :
    Qualitative analysis of acidic and basic radicals
    Volumetric analysis
Relevant Cases in point for Health Sciences Studies:
        1. Topics are selected for assignments or discussion groups
        2. inorganic compounds in every-day life
        3. intra- & extra-cellular ions
        4. forces acting across cell membranes
        5. Hyper-osmotic dehydration
Guide to study :
A guide to Schedules of Lectures, practical classes, assignments & learning
resources will be provided by the coordinator at the beginning of module

Module No. MD- PHS 113                       3Cr
Module Title: MEDICAL PHYSICS
Coordinator (Preferable specialty) Physics
Module Objectives: Taking into consideration of the different background
of the students, the general objectives of this course aim at achieving an
understanding of A level physics & introduce students to the applications of
physics to medicinal & health sciences practice.
Content Inputs:
      1. Magnetism, Electricity, electronics
      2. Heat, Light, sound
      3. Mechanics & basic fluid mechanics
 understanding of A level chemistry especially those relating to physical
chemistry

Module No.113 PHY                      3Cr
Module Title : MEDICAL PHYSICS
Coordinator (Preferable specialty)Physics
Module Objectives: Taking into consideration the different background of
the students, the general objectives of this course aim at achieving an
understanding of A level physics & introducing students to the applications
of physics to medicinal & health sciences practice.
Content Inputs:
      1. Magnetism, Electricity, electronics
      2. Heat, Light, sound
      3. Mechanics & basic fluid mechanics
 Relevant Cases in point for Health Sciences Studies:
      1. Hearing & vision
      2. Heamodynamics
      3. Spectrophotometry
      4. Ultrasound , x-rays & radiation therapy
Guide to study :
             A guide to Schedules of Lectures, practical classes, assignments
             & learning resources will be provided by the coordinator at the
             beginning of module

Module No. MD- IS 114         3Cr
Module Title : INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Coordinator (Preferable specialty) Information Technologist
Module Objectives: On completion of this course the students shall
           1. understands the basics of computing & computer
               components
           2. become competent in the use of personal computers for
               educational purposes
           3. use a computer for communication
Content Inputs:
           1. computer hardware & basic PC requirements.
           2. software & its utilization
           3. operation of programs essential to module objectives
           4. The internet, search engines, important sites & search
               services.
            5. Electronic mail services
Relevant Case Studies:
            Assignments to demonstrate above competencies
Guide to study:
            A guide to Schedules of demonstrations, practice sessions,
            assignments & learning resources will be provided by the
            coordinator at the beginning of module

Module No. MD- ENG 115                        3Cr
Module Title: ENGLISH LANGUAGE / STUDY SKILLS
Coordinator (Preferable specialty) English Language
Module Objectives: On completion of this course the students shall achieve
at least ILETS or equivalent
           1. demonstrate reading skills, using sample textbook extracts
           2. writing, summarizing & note-taking
           3. listening
Content Inputs:
      1. Adopt English language courses according to students entry level
      2. A recognized scientific English course
      3. Styles of learning & learning skills
Relevant Case Studies:
    1. Practice using texts from recommended relevant sources
    2. assignments
Guide to study:
              A guide to Schedules of Lectures, practical classes, assignments
              & learning resources will be provided by the coordinator at the
              beginning of module

Module No. MD- SUD 116                  2Cr
Module Title: SUDAN CULTURE
Coordinator (Preferable specialty) Information technologist
Module Objectives:
Taking into consideration of the different background of the students, this
course offers learning experiences by the end of which students
   1. gain insight into the impact of both ancient and modern histories of
      the Sudan on shaping the value systems of present Sudanese society
   2. appreciate the cultural diversity of Sudanese communities
   3. relate geographical, socio-economic & cultural diversity to the
      strengths of Sudanese society & the origins of conflict
   4. quote examples of the contribution of Sudanese scholars & artists to
      national & international heritage
   5. recognize the effects of environmental , socioeconomic & cultural
      factors on health & disease
Content Inputs:
   1. Ancient history of the Sudan
   2. Overview of modern Sudanese history
   3. Social-economy of the Sudan
   4. Background to conflict
   5. Literature & the Arts
   6. Sudan economic geography
   7. Socio-psychological studies & Sudanese identity
Relevant Case Studies:
   1. Overview of Sudan geography & people
   2. Cush, Meroe & other ancient kingdoms, Funj, Sennar & pre -Ottoman
      occupation,
   3. Turkish rule, the Mahdia & condominium government.
   4. Post independence governments & conflicts
   5. Modern Sudan economy
   6. Socio-cultural factors & health in Sudan
Guide to study:
Schedules of Keynote Lectures by authors & invited scholars,
Seminars, assignments on selected case studies & learning resources will be
provided by the coordinator

                              Semester II
Module No MD- BIO 121                  3Cr
Module Title: BIOLOGY
Coordinator (Preferable specialty) Zoology
Module Objectives
      Taking into consideration the different background of the students, the
general objectives of this course aim at achieving an understanding of A
level Biology & introducing students to the applications of biological
sciences to medical & health sciences practice. In particular students shall:
          1. acquire basic biological concepts
          2. identify major components of human organ systems & outline
             their functions
         3. become aware of the impact of the environment on community
            health
         4. apply botanical & entomological knowledge to health &
            medical practice
Content Inputs:
  1. biology including an introduction to entomology & medicinal plants
  2. basics of anatomy & physiology of mammalian organ systems
  3. Introducing environmental health & community medicine
Relevant Case Studies:
  1. worms of medical importance
  2. medicinal plants
  3. insect vectors
  4. water-born diseases
Guide to study :
            A guide to Schedules of Lectures , practical classes,
            assignments & learning resources will be provided by the
            coordinator at the beginning of module

Module No. MD- BCH 122                  3Cr
Module Title: BIOCHEMISTRY
Coordinator (Preferable specialty) Biochemistry
Module Objectives:
       Taking into consideration of the different background of the students,
the general objectives of this course aim at achieving an understanding of A
level organic chemistry & the biochemical basis of medicine.

Content Inputs:
1. Organic chemistry
           An introduction: Structure Of inorganic molecules, isomerism,
            functional groups, nomenclature, organic reactions
           The hydrocarbons
           Halogen derivatives
           Hydroxy compounds
           Carbonyl compounds
           Carboxylic acids and derivatives
           Nitric compounds
2. The biochemical basis of the health sciences
           Carbohydrates
           Lipids
           Proteins
          Nucleic acids
Relevant Cases in point for Health Sciences Studies:
   1. Organic chemical in every-day life
   2. chemistry of cell contents
   3. Protein- Energy nutritional disorders
Guide to study: A guide to Schedules of Lectures, practical classes,
assignments & learning resources will be provided by the coordinator at the
beginning of the module

Module No. MD- MATH 123                       3Cr
Module Title: MATHEMATICS
Coordinator (Preferable specialty)
Module Objectives:
Taking into consideration the different background of the students, the
general objectives of this course aim at achieving an understanding of O
level maths. & introducjng students to the basics of biostatistics & its
applications to medical & health sciences practice.
Content Inputs:
      1.O-level Maths
      2.Introduction to biostatistics
Relevant Case Studies:
      1.logarithmic scales, log- linear plots
      2.drug half-life studies
      3.epidemiological applications
Module No. MD- PSYC 124                 2Cr
Module Title : INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY & PSYCHOLOGY
Coordinator (Preferable specialty) Applied psychology or social science
Module Objectives: On completion of this course the students shall :
          1. Describe social organization
          2. Explain the concept of the social environment as one of the
             contributing factors to the health of the individual & family.
          3. Appreciate the relevance socioeconomic factors to health
          4. Understand the psychological basis of behavior of individuals
             & groups.
Content Inputs:
      1.psychology
      2.sociology
      3.community medicine
      4.education
Relevant Case Studies:
      1.neuroses
      2.drug addiction
      3.health impact of rural-urban migration (urbanization)
Guide to study :A guide to Schedules of Lectures , practical classes,
assignments, other activities & learning resources will be provided by the
coordinator at the beginning of module

Module No. MD- ENG 125                 3Cr
Module Title: ENGLISH LANGUAGE / STUDY SKILLS
Coordinator (Preferable specialty)English Language
Module Objectives: On completion of this course the students shall achieve
at least ILETS or equivalent
1.     demonstrate reading skills, using sample textbook extracts
2.     writing, summarizing & note-taking
3.     listening
Content Inputs:
1.     Adopt English language courses according to students entry level
2.     A recognized scientific English course
3.     Memory
4.     Study skills
Relevant Case Studies:
       1. Practice using texts from recommended relevant sources
       2. assignments
       3. Styles of learning & learning skills
Guide to study :A guide to Schedules of Lectures , language skills lab,
assignments & learning resources will be provided by the coordinator at the
beginning of module

				
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