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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