History About Medicine & Surgery

The faculty of Medicine of Jazeera University was established in 2010

Sub specialities:

The Faculty offers the following degrees:

  1. One Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)

In the next coming years faculty will offer these specialities:

  1. Master degree (M.Sc) (Seven programs)
  2. Fellowships: The faculty contributes in the clinical fellowships in most specialities.

The MBBS is divided into two main Departments:

  1. Department of Medical Basic Sciences
  2. Department of Clinical Sciences

Course Descriptions:

FOND 110: Foundation Course

This course deals with basic subjects to identify the requirements of basic medical sciences, and teaches students medical terminology and introduces them to the principles of medical education.

ANTM 212: General /Regional Anatomy

To identify the precise anatomical configuration of the components of human parts; Head, neck, the upper and lower, chest, abdomen and pelvis and the perineum through practical anatomy and previous autopsy study samples and museum samples. 

PHY110: Physiology

Knowledge of the functional organization of human body, Homeostasis, Control systems in the body,  Cell membrane and its functions, Intercellular connections, Transport through cell membrane (active transport, passive transport,

simple and facilitated diffusion),Types of particles in solution, Importance of selectively permeable membranes, osmosis and, osmotic pressure, surface tension, viscosity also in relation to body fluids, Facilitated diffusion.

HIS 110: Histology

Students should be able to understanding types of microscopes, parts of a light microscope, Structure of an animal cell, Basic tissues types, classifications, how to prepare a histology slide, How to perform Gram staining and dying.

EMB110: Embryology

Students must know the Cell division and structure of DNA, Principles of cytogenetics, Structure of genes and relation to DNA, Terms used in embryology, Gametogenesis, Fertilization, cleavage and implantation of embryo, Molecular mechanisms involved in embryology, Development in 2nd and 3rd week of intrauterine life, Changes in embryo between 4th to 8th week, Derivatives of germinal layers, Overview of organogenesis from 3-9th month,Twinning and teratology.

BCHM 211 : Biochemistry in Medicine

Knowledge and appreciation of the functions of the surrounding tissue, cells and function of proteins to work as a pump or portal or conduit for different materials

Students should be able to understand: Cell Biochemistry, Body fluids and pH regulation

Carbohydrates, Proteins, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids, Lipids and Fatty Acids, Enzymes, Porphyrins and Hemoglobin, Vitamins and minerals, Nutrition, Bioenergetics and Biological Oxidation, Introduction to metabolism, Metabolism of carbohydrates, Metabolism of Lipids, Metabolism of Proteins and Amino acids.

PATM 211 : Pathology (General/Systemic )

Investigation of the benefits and applications of laboratory tests and techniques; illustrations of the various diseases, diagnostic methods, disease progression and response to treatment

The students will be able to differentiate between normal and, altered state of homeostasis, recognize various types and causes of cell injuries and cell death, Understand the pathogenesis and morphology of necrosis and apoptosis, Knowledge of cell adaptation (Physiological / Pathological)

SYS 220 : Musculoskeletal System

Understanding musculoskeletal system from functional, structural and pathological aspects.

SYS 223 : Immune, Blood lymphatic System

Students study the immune system and blood from developmental, functional, structural and pathological aspects. 

CLC 231 : Basic Emergency Care

Students study the basics of emergency care from functional, structural and pathological aspects.

SYS 327 : Urinary System

Student study the renal and urinary system from the functional, structural pathological aspects.

SYS 222 : Respiratory System

Students study the respiratory system Organization/functions of respiratory tract,Functions of lungs (respiratory and non-respiratory), Mechanics of breathing, pulmonary pressure changes, Surfactant and compliance,Lung volumes and capacities, Dead spaces,Diffusion of gases (gas laws, composition),Pulmonary Circulation Ventilation / perfusion,ransport of O2 in blood O2/CO2 disassociation curves,Transport of CO2 in blood,Regulation of respiration (nervous/chemical), Abnormal breathing. 

MICM 311 : Medical Microbiology

The application component of this course consists of the properties of microbiology, Defense mechanisms of the body, Microbial mechanisms of invasion and virulence, Differentiation between sterilization and disinfection, microbes causing diseases, methods of infection and to diagnose the disease caused by microbes, treatment and immunization.

PHAM 311 : Medical Pharmacology

This module provides medical students with the basics of Pharmacology such as pharmo-kenetic, pharmodynamics, and route of administration, focusing on areas related to medicine.

CLC 332, CLC 333 :Clinical Experience and Communication Skills

Students in this module learn interpersonal communication skills within small groups, with some clinical skills.

CLC 435 : Medical Genetics

Student study common genetically determined autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant disorders, Pattern of inheritance & Genetic counseling from functional, structural and pathological aspects.

SYS 328 :  Gastrointestinal System

Students study the gastrointestinal system from functional, structural and pathological aspects.

SYS 329 : Nervous System and Special Senses

Students study the nervous system and senses from functional, structural and pathological aspects.

SYS 325 : Endocrine System

The order and the formation and function of the organs of endocrine glands including the pituitary gland parathyroid, adrenal and their relationship to health and growth and development of cases of patients.

SYS 326 : Reproductive System

Student study the reproductive system from functional, structural and pathological aspects.

SYS 324 : Nutrition and Metabolism

Students study nutrition and metabolism from functional, structural and pathological aspects.

CLC 434 : Basic Imaging

Students study basic knowledge of different types of radiologic imaging showing the normal and comparing them to the abnormal patient status.

CLC 436 : Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Medicine aims to involve students in the role of Laboratory Medicine in the clinical diagnosis, and teaches students how to be positive in working as a team.

PATM 413 : Forensic Medicine/toxicology Professionalism

Students study Forensic Medicine and Toxicology from functional, structural and pathological aspects. After taking this course students will be expected to have a basic understanding of the subject of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology and its role towards public, state and judiciary.

COM 431 : Community Medicine

Learning in a holistic way to deal with health problems and diseases in the community (health promotion / prevention / treatment/ rehabilitation)

ENT531 : Otorhinolaryngology

Student learns how to obtain the history of diseases and acquire the skills necessary to examine the ear, nose and throat and how to perform some simple procedures.

OPH 531 : Ophthalmology

Diagnosis and treatment of sudden blindness, progressive loss of vision, eyelid disorder, tears, Red eye, refraction disorder, strabismus, neurological diseases, eye diseases and other body diseases.


Students study principles of Autonomy, Beneficence Non-maleficence and Justice, Informed consent confidentiality, Privacy, Develop and defend a personal moral view on ethical dilemmas

according to religious, cultural and legal perspectives. For example, euthanasia, end of life issues.

Basic Sciences Departments  Medicine Program

EL 414 : Special study module & elective

Course Descriptions Students study elective hours in the curriculum in which they wish to expand their knowledge.

PEDM 531 : Pediatrics

This course investigates the various pediatric common diseases that affect the various organs of the body; diseases of the digestive system, respiratory, nervous system, diseases of the newborn,

diseases of the infection, arthritis and others.

MEDM 533 : Psychiatry

Provides students with knowledge of the most important Psychiatric diseases and methods of diagnosis and treatment.

ANS 531 : Anesthesia/ICU

This course aims to enable students to obtain knowledge of ICU, and the related behavioral and psychological skills needed before, during and after surgeries as well as during periods of critical need for nursing care.

COM 632 : Coommunity/Family Medicine

This course focuses on building the knowledge, skills and professional behavior needed to treat the health problems that are commonly tackled by the family medicine practitioner; in addition to practice in employing the psychological approach.

EL 541 : Special study module & elective

Students study elective hours in the modules in which they wish to expand their knowledge.

OBGM 531 : Obstetrics and Gynecology

This course aims to give students the opportunity to practice and provides them with the necessary information in the field of comprehensive medical care for women and girls. Students must obtain the history of the disease and focus on the aspect of gynecological and obstetric in addition to being able to conduct the general clinical examination.

MED 632 : Medicine + all sub specialties + Patient Safety

A selection of subspecialties in internal medicine – diagnostic methods and treatment of coronary circulatory failure – Chronic renal failure and severe – systemic lupus erythematosus – disease of the liver, acute and chronic – inflammation of the intestine – endocrine diseases – rheumatic diseases – allergic diseases – heart disorders – Osteoporosis – arterial inflammatory disease – acid alkaline balance – Acquired immune deficiency syndrome- SARS – Avian Flu- tuberculosis and its spread outside the lungs – critical situations in allergic diseases – Toxicology and treatment – disease of blood cancer – blood transfusion – blood clotting and arterial venous.

SURG 632 : Surgery + all sub specialities + Accident & Emergency

Students learn surgical methods and non-surgical treatment of diseases, particularly diseases that pose a threat to the patient’s life or some parts of the body.