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    Course objectives

    Below you will find an overview of the key objectives for all of the University’s core classes (ARP and elective courses are not listed below).  

    dr. jalan umhs

    Dr. Anoop Kumar Jalan, professor of pathology, teaching a class in the auditorium on the St. Kitts campus

    Basic Science objectives

    Semester 1

    MANT 0603
    Gross and Developmental Anatomy
    11 credits
    MANT 0620
    Histology
    5 credits
    MBIO 0650
    Cell and Molecular Biology
    6 credits
    MICM 0660
    Introduction to Physical Diagnosis
    2 credits

    Semester 2

    MPHY 0711
    Physiology
    10 credits
    MBIO 0760
    Biochemistry
    7 credits
    MBIO 0770
    Genetics
    3 credits
    MBEH 0920
    Biostatistics and Epidemiology
    2 credits
    MMCR 823
    Immunology
    2 credits

    Semester 3

    MPAT 0800
    Pathology I
    9 credits
    MNEU 0810
    Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy
    7 credits
    MMCR 0820
    Microbiology
    5 credits
    MBEH 0830
    Behavioral Science and Medical Ethics
    6 credits

    Semester 4

    MPAT 0900
    Pathology II
    12 credits
    MPHM 0910
    Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    7 credits
    MICM 1010
    Introduction to Clinical Medicine II
    7 credits

    Clinical objectives

    The clinical years of the UMHS curriculum aim to prepare students who have mastered the Basic Sciences into students who can deal with patients and their problems in a hospital or outpatient milieu. The Maine Fifth Semester program begins this process. Numerous new clinical skills and considerable medical knowledge must be added to that which the student has previously acquired during semesters One through Four. Beginning in the Fifth semester and thru years Three and Four the six core competencies will be stressed as students acquire both diagnostic and therapeutic skills. The Core Competencies are:

    • Patient Care
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Practice Based Learning and Improvement
    • System Based Practice
    • Professionalism
    • Interpersonal Skills and Communication

    Medical knowledge is of two types – factual and conceptual. The vast amount of knowledge required and the ever accelerating rate of discovery reinforces the notion that the practicing physician must forever be a student of medicine and a life-long learner. This provides a framework on which to arrange rapidly changing and increasingly detailed medical information.

    UMHS is committed to a competency based curriculum. Students will be graded and receive pertinent feedback.

    • Self assessment of weakness
    • Analysis
    • Identification of problems

    Family Medicine Core

    Patient care
    Medical knowledge
    Interpersonal skills and communication
    Practice based learning and improvement
    Professionalism
    System based practice

    Internal Medicine Core

    Patient care
    Medical knowledge
    Practice based learning and improvement
    System based practice

    OB/GYN Core

    Patient care
    Medical knowledge
    Interpersonal skills and communication
    Professionalism

    Pediatrics Core

    Patient care
    Medical knowledge
    Interpersonal and communication skills
    Professionalism

    Psychiatry Core

    Patient care
    Medical knowledge
    Interpersonal skills and communication
    Practice based learning and improvement
    Professionalism
    System based practice

    Surgery Core

    Patient care
    Interpersonal skills and communication
    Practice based learning
    Professionalism
    System based learning