Medicine

Academic Program

The UNIBE School of Medicine has the determination to contribute with a graduate who responds to national and international requirements with abilities to incur in investigation, who is committed with the quality of the health care sector and who can act effectively within a model of integral medicine based on primary attention of health.

This plan of study includes three levels: General, Basic, and Professional. The first of these is the Pre-med which has the priority to develop integral training and the achievement of general and basic competencies; it includes common subjects for all the students of the university and others that are specific of the area of health.

The second level is basic training or Basic Sciences, which includes the subjects that gives fundament for the professional training of doctors.

The third level constitutes the professional formation that includes Clinical Sciences and the rotation cycle of interns which contains the subjects that guarantee the training of students in the area of knowledge and specific actions of the profession, known as clinical skills.

Specific objectives of the Plan of Studies

  • The UNIBE School of Medicine has the determination to contribute with a graduate who responds to national and international requirements with abilities to incur in investigation, who is committed with the quality of the health care sector and who can act effectively within a model of integral medicine based on primary attention of health.

  • This plan of study includes three levels: General, Basic, and Professional. The first of these is the Pre-med which has the priority to develop integral training and the achievement of general and basic competencies; it includes common subjects for all the students of the university and others that are specific of the area of health.

  • The second level is basic training or Basic Sciences, which includes the subjects that gives fundament for the professional training of doctors.

  • The third level constitutes the professional formation that includes Clinical Sciences and the rotation cycle of interns which contains the subjects that guarantee the training of students in the area of knowledge and specific actions of the profession, known as clinical skills.     


M14 SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 
Approved by the Academic Council on 17 july 2015.

PRE-MED CYCLE

FIRST SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ
CGB-110 BIOLOGY I 4 3 3  
CGC-100 ORIENTATION 2 2 0  
CGC-110 SPORTS OR CULTURE 1 0 2  
CGE-111 LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I 4 3 2  
CGM-140 MATHEMATICS I 4 3 2  
CGQ-100 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 3 3  
ELG-201 ELECTIVE 3 3 0  
ING-110 ENGLISH I 3 3 0  
Totals =>      25         20        12
SECOND SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ
CGB-111 BIOLOGY II 4 3 3 CGB-100
CGE-112 LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE II 4 3 2 CGQ-101
CGF-100 BASIC PHYSICS I 4 3 2 CGI-111
CGM-150 MATHEMATICS II 4 3 2 CGM-140
CGQ-101 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 3 3 CGQ-100
CGS-100 WORLD HISTORY 3 3 0  
ING-120 ENGLISH II 3 3 0  
Totals =>      26         21        12
THIRD SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ
CGF-101 BASIC PHYSICS II 4 3 2  
CGQ-200 PHYSICS II 4 3 3 CGF-100
CGS-150 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4 4 0 CGQ-101
ELG-202 ELECTIVE 3 3 0  
ELG-203 ELECTIVE 3 3 0  
ING-130 ENGLISH III 3 3 0  
SI2-125 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES I 4 4 0  
Totals =>      25        23          5
FOURTH SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ
CGC-210 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 3 0  
CGQ-201 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 4 3 3  
CGS-160 SOCIAL SCIENCES II 2 2 2  
ELG-204 ELECTIVE 3 3 0 CGQ-200
M14-290 INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3 3 0  
M14-700 PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH 3 2 2 CGB-200
SI2-126 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES II 4 4 0  
Totals =>      22        20          5

 

BASIC SCIENCES CYCLE

To enter you  must have approved all the subjects of Pre-Medicine and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
FIFTH SEMESTER  
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-200 HISTORY OF MEDICINE 1 1 0    
M14-210 EMBRIOLOGY AND HUMAN ANATOMY 12 9 6    
M14-220 HISTOLOGY 4 3 2    
M14-230 CLINICAL GENETICS 3 2 2    
M14-240 CLINICAL SKILLS I 2 1 2    
M14-245 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3 3 0    
Totals =>      25        19       12
SIXTH SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-241 CLINICAL SKILLS II 2 1 2 M12-240  
M14-250 BIOCHEMISTRY AND HUMAN METABOLISM 4 3 3    
M14-260 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 10 8 4 M12-210  
M14-270 BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY 5 4 3    
M14-280 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY 4 4 0    
Totals =>       25       20       12
SEVENTH SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-242 CLINICAL SKILLS III AND LIFE SUPPORT 2 1 2 M12-241  
M14-310 NEUROSCIENCES (NEUROANATOMY, NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPATHOLOGY) 8 7 3 M12-210, M12-260  
M14-320 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY 4 3 2 M12-250, M12-260  
M14-330 INTRODUCTION TO PATHOLOGY 5 4 2 M12-210, M12-220,
M12-250, M12-260,
 
M14-340 INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY 7 6 3    
Totals =>      26        21       12
EIGHTH SEMESTER 
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
ELE-500 PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE 3 3 0    
M14-350 PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE 3 2 2 M12-230, M12-310, M12-320, M12-330, M12-340,  
M14-360 SYSTEMS BLOCK I (NERVOUS SYSTEMS AND INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHIATRY, IMMUNOLOGICAL, CARDIOVASCULAR, RESPIRATORY AND GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEMS) 9 8 2 M12-320, M12-330, M12-340  
M14-370 PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS I 3 2 3    
M14-380 CLINICAL NUTRITION 2 2 0 M12-242 5 weeks
Totals =>     20        17        7
NINTH SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-355 TROPICAL MEDICINE AND GLOBAL HEALTH 3 3 0 M12-320, M12-330, M12-340  
M14-361 SYSTEMS BLOCK II (HEMATOLOGIC, TEGUMENTARY, MUSCULOSKELETAL, RENAL, REPRODUCTIVE AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS) 9 8 2 M12-320, M12-330, M12-340  
M14-371 PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS II 3 2 3 M12-370 5 weeks
Totals =>       15        13        5
* Integration of clinical pathology, physiophatology, microbiology and Pharmacology by system.
TENTH SEMESTER  
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-390 ETHICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF MEDICINE 4 4 0 M12-360, M12-361, M12-362, M12-363, M12-371  
M14-395 CLINICAL RESEARCH 2 1 2    
M14-400 INTEGRATED BASIC SCIENCES COURSE 10 8 4 M12-280, M12-380  
Totals =>       16        13        6

 

CLINICAL SCIENCES CYCLE: PRE INTERNSHIP

To enter you  must have approved all the subjects of Basics Sciences

ELEVENTH SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-430 PSYCHIATRY 3 2 2    
M14-440 HEALTH SERVICE MANAGEMENT 3 3 0    
M14-450 INTERNAL MEDICINE I (CARDIOLOGY, NEUMOLOGY, NEPHROLOGY, GASTROENTEROLOGY, ENDOCRINOLOGY + IMAGING I) 13 8 10   8 weeks
M14-451 INTERNAL MEDICINE II (NEUROLOGY, HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY, RHEUMATOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES) 9 6 6   4 weeks
Totals =>         31         22      18
TWELFTH SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-460 SURGERY (GENERAL SURGERY, ANESTHESIOLOGY, IMAGING II) 10 7 6 M12-450, M12-451 5 weeks
M14-461 EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND SURGICAL SPECIALTIES 10 7 6 M12-450, M12-451 1 week
M14-462 DERMATOLOGY 3 2 2   1 week
M14-470 FAMILY MEDICINE 6 4 4   1 week
Totals =>         29         20       18
THIRTEENTH SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
ELE-510 PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE 3 3 0    
M14-510 OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 8 5 6 M12-460, M12-461 4 weeks
M14-511 PEDIATRICS AND NEONATOLOGY 12 8 8 M12-450, M12-451 8 weeks
M14-530 PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION 2 2 0    
Totals =>         25        18       14

 

CLINICAL SCIENCES CYCLE: INTERNSHIP

To enter you  must have approved all the subjects of Sub-Internship and must approved USMLE Step 1

FOURTEENTH SEMESTER  
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-540 SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY INTERNSHIP 18 0 36   10 weeks
M14-550 PSYCHIATRY INTERNSHIP 6 0 12   6 weeks
M14-560 FINAL PROYECT I 4 2 4    
Totals =>         28          2        52
FIFTEENTH SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-570 PEDIATRICS INTERNSHIP 14 0 28 M12-540, M12-550 8 weeks
M14-580 OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY INTERNSHIP 14 0 28 M12-540, M12-550 8 weeks
Totals =>         28          0        56
SIXTEENTH SEMESTER
CODE DESCRIPTION CR HT HP PREREQ Hosp. Rotations
M14-610 INTERNAL MEDICINE INTERNSHIP 21 0 42 M12-570, M12-580 12 weeks
M14-620 PRIMARY CARE AND FAMILY MEDICINE INTERNSHIP 6 0 12 M12-570, M12-580 8 weeks
M14-660 FINAL PROYECT II 4 0 8 M12-540, M12-550, M12-560, M12-570, M12-580  
Totals =>         31          0        62

To graduate you must approved USMLE Step 2

Total duration of the career: 16 semesters = 5 years and 4 months.

Approved by the Academic Council on 17 july 2015.

Subjects by cycles:
Premed: 29  | Basic Science: 27 | Pre Internship: 12 | Internship: 08
Total subjects in the plan of study: 76

No. of credits per cycle:
Premed: 98 | Basic Sciences:127 | Pre Internship: 85 | Internship: 87
Total credits in the program: 397

No. Hours Teorics per Cycle
Premed: 84 | Basic Sciences:103 | Pre Internship: 60 | Internship: 02
Total Hours Teorics in the program: 249

No. Hours Practice per Cycle
Premed: 34 | Basic Sciences:54 | Pre Internship: 50 | Internship: 170
Total Hours Pratices in the program: 308

 

Weeks of hospital rotations:
TBD

Total weeks of hospital rotations in the career: TBD


Curricular Policies

  • Students must approve all Pre-med subjects and obtain an cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in order to be promoted to Basic Sciences
  • Foreign students must take the extra-curricular language courses during the first five semesters in the university.
  • During Basic Sciences, students can only take two of the Block Systems courses during the same semester.
  • Students must have approved all Basic Science subjects before entering the Clinical Sciences (Pre-Internship), including the levels of extracurricular languages.
  • Commencing in the Clinical Sciences, the instruction language will be in Spanish.(11th semester on)
  • Students must have approved all the Pre-Internship subjects before commencing internship.  Students of international track modality are also required to approve the USMLE Step I before the internship selection process.
  • The students who participate of the international track modality must have approved USMLE Step II (CS and CK) as a requisite for graduation. In order to request graduation candidates must submit official transcripts of both exams.

Regulations of Universidad Iberoamericana: 

Academic Calendar

M14 Plan of Medical Study


PREMED

FIRST SEMESTER

BIOLOGY I

  • Code: CGB 110
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Hours of Theory: 3/week
  • Hours of Practice: 3/week

Description:

Biology I is a theory and practice subject, offered during the first semester of the medical career. This course offers the student the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities that allow the performance in subjects of superior levels of the career. It consists of units that cover, in general terms, the life’s characteristics and organization, the flow of energy in the living systems, reproduction and embryonic development.

UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION

  • Code: GCG-100
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Total Credits: 2
  • Theory Hours: 2/week
  • Hours of Practice: 00

Description:

In this subject students will have the opportunity to learn about the processes of the university, its service organizations as well as norms, rules, and laws that govern the University and that allow good connivance and a sense of belonging in favor of the academic community of the university. Also it promotes the development, on the part of the students, of the abilities and tools to improve academic performance.

SPORTS OR CULTURE

  • Code: CGC-110
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Total Credits. 1
  • Theory Hours: 0
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

In the Sports and Culture course, students will have the opportunity to put their skills and acquire new ones, about the sporting aspects and physical activity, allowing you to create or improve a physiological basis (physical health) higher quality through sports together. Also include develop the intellectuality through art and culture, using activities that stimulate creativity and expressiveness. The combination of these two aspects will pave the way for get a professional with full and self-realized personality.

In the course students should choose according to their personal interests and physical conditions of these subjects:

COURSE DESCRIPTION
CGD015 CHESS-BASKETBALL
CGD016 CHESS-TABLE TENNIS
CGD017 BASKETBALL-THEATRE
CGD018 PERSONAL DEFENSE-MUSIC
CGD019 GYM-RIDGE
CGD020 GYM-DANCE
CGD021 GYM-MUSIC
CGD022 GYM-THEATRE 
CGD023 TENNIS-RIDGE
CGD024 TENNIS -THEATRE 
CGD025 TABLE TENNIS-RIDGE
CGD026 TABLE TENNIS -DANCE 
CGD027 TABLE TENNIS -MUSIC 
CGD028 TABLE TENNIS -THEATRE
CGD029 VOLLEYBALL -THEATRE 

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I

  • Code: CGE-111
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

This is a subject with a theory and practice character. It is intended to achieve the improvement of skills of oral and written understanding and expression in different registers of language. The course promotes reading and analysis of contemporary texts to encourage discussion and promote the acquisition of the values of the institution.

MATHEMATICS I

  • Code: CGM-140
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

This course contains various topics that provide a general overview and basic use of mathematics as an auxiliary science of others and as an independent science. By learning these topics, the participants improve their ability to apply mathematics to other areas, to reason and think.

The course starts with the characterization of the number sets. It continues with the treatment of expressions with exponents (scientific notation) and radicals; the subject of factoring polynomials and algebra work; rational expressions, equations and inequalities. The course ends with an introduction to analytic geometry and a good introduction to the study of analysis of functions.

It will be developed using exposure, brainstorming, teamwork, problem solving, among others and maximizing the virtual platform with content, practices, special exercises and any task that may be relevant to the scope objectives.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

  • Code: CGQ-100
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week

Description:

Chemistry I is a theory-practice subject with the purpose of providing students with the fundamental notions of chemical concepts that will serve as base to understand the processes related to the changes experienced by matter. The content is organized commencing with the importance of Chemistry, the scientific method and  the measurement  systems, then continuing with atoms, links, compounds, equations, laws and finally the physical state of matter, solutions and colloids.  During the development of this subject not only concepts are analyzed but also the historical contexts of the different findings and their social implications in the manner in which they have been used; and thus, it may be possible to appreciate the significance which the development of Chemistry has for humanity.

ELECTIVE

  • Code: ELG-201
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

In regard to electives, this will depend on what the University has for offer at the time, as a bank of elective subjects. 

ENGLISH I

  • Code: ING-110
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

English I seeks to lay the foundations for optimal development of learning this as a second language, both for students who already have a basic level of it, as for those who decide to initiate studies of the language; considering that will increase their knowledge and develop with greater speed in their surroundings or in your workplace, required to get a better job or get job for those who do not have it.

This course is for students interested in learning and consolidate their knowledge of English as a second language, developing their intercultural communicative competence in a dynamic way, taking into account all the four language content and skills while discovering the richness of the English-speaking world through their cultures in a way real and fun.

 

SECOND SEMESTER

BIOLOGY II

  • Code: CGB-111
  • Prerequisites: CGB-110
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week

Description:

Cellular and Molecular Biology  has the purpose of offering the student the knowledge regarding the organization of a cell, the structures and functions that integrate same with a modern focusing at a molecular level.  Students may relate the different structures and cellular functions with many human problems that may be attributed to the alteration of the activities at a cellular and molecular level and recognize the importance of the basic investigation in order to understand and treat the major part of these problems.

This course will supply the basic knowledge, abilities and skills to allow a better performance at superior levels of the career.

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE II

 

  • Code: CGE-112
  • Pre-requisites: CGE-111
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

This subject has a theory-practice character seeking to orient the student on the comprehension, production of complex texts in its organization as well as in the nature of contents.  It pretends that students secure their comprehensive and expressive competences of texts in a variety of genders and communicative situations pertaining to the academic, cultural, social and professional life.

The goal is that students value the language as a fundamental tool for the expression of thought.

BASIC PHYSICS I

  • Code: CGF-100
  • Prerequisites: CGM-140
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

We start with introduction to physics where we create the base to absorb more advanced topics. We will address various issues related to the study of measuring systems, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy and fluid mechanics.

The course contents are focus various topics related to the field of medical sciences with the objective that the concepts discussed, can have best advantage for students and thereby create greater interest in the subject.

Since we have a program that can become extensive, joined this time available, how will develop content-explanatory so demonstrative. We will also make use of the exploratory manner wherever possible. For which the course has an experimental phase that takes place in the laboratory where each week an experiment related to the content of the subject of the class is done. 

MATHEMATICS II

  • Code: CGM-150
  • Prerequisites: CGM-140
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

Mathematics II course is a continuation in Mathematics I. Its purpose is to provide students with the skills, abilities and knowledge required to take courses in the area of mathematics, such as calculus, analytic geometry, mathematical finance and other related areas as physical and statistics, among others.

Topics of study include: functions and graphs, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric, combinatorial analysis, vectors and matrices and some notions of analytical geometry.

This subject will be developed through teacher presentations, debates among students, classroom dynamics, aimed at maintaining the active role of them and facilitate learning activities.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

  • Code: CGQ-101
  • Prerequisites: CGQ-100
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week

Description:

General Chemistry II as a continuation of the course General Chemistry I, comprising learning theoretical and physicochemical properties of matter, which subsequently will be of particular importance in key areas of medicine, such as biochemistry (carbohydrates, lipids and proteins) , physiology (acids, bases and salts) and pharmacology (alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, acids, esters, amines, amides), among others.

WORLD HISTORY

  • Code: CGS-100
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

Universal History forms a part of the theory disciplines of the General and Basic Cycle which is common in different careers of Universidad Iberoamericana. It is conceived as a global and analytic synthesis of the principal political, economic, and social processes of Universal History, which contributes towards the critical comprehension of the contemporary world reality.

ENGLISH II

  • Code: ING-120
  • Prerequisites: ING-110
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This course is for students interested in learning and consolidate their knowledge of English as a second language, developing their intercultural communicative competence in a dynamic way, taking into account all the four language content and skills while discovering the richness of the English-speaking world through their cultures in a way real and fun.

This course helps students to express themselves using English with more reliability and will also serve to assess the English in the actual social, academic, and professional environment.

 

THIRD SEMESTER

BASIC PHYSICS II

  • Code: CGF-101
  • Prerequisites: CGF-100
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

Initially we will be in contact with the aspects dealing with electricity, beginning with the theme of electrical discharges, power and electrical fields.  We shall also approach the concepts of electric power, capacity, electric current, electric resistance, among others.

After referring to the electrical aspects, we will continue with the electromagnets, always trying to give to the themes discussed an inclination towards the application of health.

Another theme included in this subject is the optics, where we shall refer to the concepts of refraction, reflection, lenses, mirrors and others.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

  • Code: CGQ-200
  • Prerequisites: CGQ-101
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week

Description:

In this signature that is offered to Medical students and Dentistry Students during the third four month period of their careers, emphasis is made on the chemical fundaments that allow to understand the structure and reaction mechanisms of organic molecules that constitute living entities as well as the incidence of these compounds in the industry and in the environment.

This course begin with a detailed study regarding the molecular structures, methods of purification of organic substance and continues with the characteristics of carbon and its different hybridizations and ends by deepening in the particularities of hydrocarbons, aliphátics, cyclic and aromatics.

SOCIAL SCIENCES I

  • Code: CGS-150
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 4/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This will depend on what the University has to offer at the time, as a bank that offers Social Sciences subjects.

ELECTIVE

  • Code: ELG-202
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

In regard to electives, this will depend on what the University has for offer at the time, as a bank of elective subjects. 

ELECTIVE

  • Code: ELG-203
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

In regard to electives, this will depend on what the University has for offer at the time, as a bank of elective subjects. 

ENGLISH III

  • Code: ING-130
  • Prerequisites: ING-120
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This course is for students interested in learning and consolidate their knowledge of English as a second language, developing their intercultural communicative competence in a dynamic way, taking into account all the four language content and skills while discovering the richness of the English-speaking world through their cultures in a way real and fun, in turn opening the doors in a globalized world.

Considering that every professional should have a level of competence that allows you to cope, both within the everyday aspects and performing more complex tasks in their work and academic life, the graduate of UNIBEN must reach the level Effective Operational Proficiency -level C1 of English and preferably another foreign language. But developing the knowledge and skills to act effectively or to communicate in another language, which is not the mother tongue requires a certain study and practice each communication skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening next to learning grammar and vocabulary.

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES I

  • Code: SI2-125
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 4/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This will depend on what the University has to offer at the time, as a bank that offers behavioral Sciences subjects.


FOURTH SEMESTER

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  • Code: CGC-210
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

Scientific Investigation is considered a key discipline in the university career of learners.  Through this discipline theory and practice aspects of investigation were used and it contributed towards the formation of a reflexive, critical, creative and innovative thought of students in such a manner as to prepare them for the performance of their research work.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

  • Code: CGQ-201
  • Prerequisites: CGQ-200
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Theory Hours: 3
  • Practice Hours: 2

Description:

Organic Chemistry II is very necessary for understand Biochemistry and Physiology. This subject studies in detail  the physical, chemical and environmental contamination characteristics of the different functional groups: alcohols, aldehydes, cetonas, ethers, acids, esters, amines and amides, as well as structures, obtainment  reactions, and the chemical behavior of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.

SOCIAL SCIENCES II

  • Code: CGS-160
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 4/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This will depend on what the University has to offer at the time, as a bank that offers Social Sciences subjects.

ELECTIVE

  • Code: ELG-204
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

In regard to electives, this will depend on what the University has for offer at the time, as a bank of elective subjects. 

INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

  • Code: M14-290
  • Prerequisites: CGB-200
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

Anatomy is the science that studies the morphology of the human body, this course is the structural basis for the future doctor; it’s based in a detailed study of the body’s topography, the interrelation of different organs because of their function, and the anatomic and physiologic relation between them.

This course contains only theory that includes the generalities of all the organ systems, and also other detailed aspects of each system. 

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH

  • Code: M14-700
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This subject, Professional English, is obligatory in the career.  Its purpose is to train students to learn and understand the basic technical terms of the profession, developing abilities of aural and written comprehension with emphasis on the importance of reading literature within its area of knowledge in the elected language for the publication of scientific articles

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES II

  • Code: SI2-126
  • Prerequisites: SI2-125
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 4/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This will depend on what the University has to offer at the time, as a bank that offers behavioral Sciences subjects.


CYCLE OF BASIC SCIENCES


FIFTH SEMESTER

HISTORY OF MEDICINE

  • Code: M14-200
  • Prerequisites: Pre Med
  • Total Credits. 1
  • Theory Hours: 1/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This course covers the historical evolution of the main health problems affecting the world.  Students will evaluate, from a critical perspective, the different solutions to health problems in the past, as well as causes of health problems today.  It is aimed at the history of medicine, not only as a biological science, but also as a social science emphasizing on the social role of doctors.

EMBRYOLOGY AND HUMAN ANATOMY

  • Code: M14-210
  • Prerequisites: Premed
  • Total Credits. 12
  • Theory Hours: 9
  • Practice Hours: 6

Description:

The purpose of this course is to integrate the basic concepts of anatomy and human embryology so that students can conceptualize the three-dimensional structure and organization of the human body. Students will integrate knowledge about embryonic development and organ development, which will form the basis for understanding the macroscopic structure of the organs, and the organization and functioning of the human body.

HISTOLOGY

  • Code: M14-220
  • Prerequisites: Premed
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3
  • Practice Hours: 2

Description:

This course aims to give students basic knowledge of cell biology and microscopic anatomy. It is given along with Anatomy and Embryology.  This course provides the basic knowledge needed to understand the relationship between function and structure in the human body at the cellular and molecular levels. The knowledge gained in this course will help students in their ability to integrate and correlate the biochemistry, physiology and molecular biological processes to which the student will be exposed during their medical careers.

CLINICAL GENETICS

  • Code: M14-230
  • Prerequisites: Premed
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 2/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

Genetics is a rapidly advancing field of medicine. After many years of advancement in sciences it is now recognized that genetic mechanisms play a fundamental role in the pathogenesis and treatment of diseases. This course is designed to provide an overview of human genetic concepts and clinical disorders that have a genetic component. The course seeks to teach the students how to apply their knowledge of the principles of human genetics to a variety of clinical problems. It surveys many clinical and basic science areas including cytogenetic, molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, population genetics and medical genetics.

CLINICAL SKILLS 1

  • Code: M14-240
  • Prerequisites: Premed
  • Total Credits. 2
  • Theory Hours: 1
  • Practice Hours: 2

Description:

This is the first of three courses designed to prepare medical students for the doctor-patient relationship. Through lectures, small group discussions, role-playing activities and standardized patient activities students will develop the basic communications skill required for clinical care including history taking skills. Also, basic concepts of the physician-patient relationship will be emphasized including professionalism in medicine and ethical conduct.

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Code: M14-245
  • Prerequisites: Premed
  • Total Credits. 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This course is designed for students interested in the scientific, statistical, policy, and ethical aspects of clinical trials research.  The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the design and analysis of clinical trials, including first-in-human studies (dose-finding, safety, and proof of concept). During the semester, students can handle the fundamental concepts for an application in their professional area by using the scientific method and biostatistics through the design of research studies. Emphasis is placed on the importance of research to the profession for the advancement of its ideals, validation of procedures, as well as development of more effective and reliable techniques. Furthermore, the course was designed to use PBL courses that stimulate critical reasoning. It is offered in a small group setting. The first seven weeks are dedicated to teach, practice and examine general concepts of Evidence Based Medicine through the different types of research method. Practice of these concepts will be carried out with clinical cases, designed by the faculty.  The last 8 weeks will be for application of EBM to clinical cases using PBL methodology.

 


SIXTH SEMESTER

CLINICAL SKILLS II

  • Code: M14-241
  • Prerequisites: M14-240
  • Total Credits. 2
  • Theory Hours: 1/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

This is the second of three courses designed to prepare medical students for the doctor-patient relationship. Through lectures, small group discussions, role-playing activities and standardized patient activities students will develop the physical examination skills required for performing a complete, head to toe physical exam (with the exception of the Neurological Physical Exam) in children, adults and geriatric patients. History taking skills and basic communication skills learned in the first course will be reviewed.

BIOCHEMISTRY AND HUMAN METABOLISM

  • Code: M14-250
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week

Description:

Biochemistry is a science that arises from the combination of three pure sciences: biology, physics and chemistry. Through this course, students know and understand the chemical structure of compounds related to vital processes and the relationship between structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and other molecules.

This course has extensive relationship with other sciences: molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and physiology. With this course, students will be introduced into the study at the molecular level of the biomolecules that make up the cell and its metabolic transformations. Also the students get a basic understanding of how the human metabolism to interpret life activities and understanding normal and disease states. It includes both theoretical and practical.

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

  • Code: M14-260
  • Prerequisites: M12-210
  • Total Credits. 10
  • Theory Hours: 8/week
  • Practice Hours: 4/week

Description:

This course covers all the basic concepts and contents of human physiology. The course forms the foundations from which courses such as pathophysiology, pathology and pharmacology will build the knowledge and skills. All human body systems will be discussed in a clinically relevant perspective and all previous courses taken will serve as pre-requisites for this course.

BIOSTATISTICS AND GENERAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

  • Code: M14-270
  • Prerequisites: M14-245
  • Total Credits. 5
  • Theory Hours: 4/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week

Description:

This course introduces medical student to the quantitative concepts needed in medical practice to critically evaluate the medical literature and make informed decisions. To this end, the basic concepts of biostatistics and the introductory concepts of study designs will also be covered.

CLINICAL PSYCOLOGY

  • Code: M14-280
  • Prerequisites: Premed
  • Total Credits. 4
  • Theory Hours: 4/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

Clinical Psychology course will introduce students to the study of clinical psychology, concepts, methods, techniques and trends. To this end general aspect of the profession, the role played in society and in health systems and their importance in society were addressed. He also clarified the differences between this and other disciplines dedicated to mental health service. In addition, the taxonomies of mental illnesses will be studied DSM; etiology, treatment and advocacy.

This course offers prospective doctors theoretical tools to discriminate different mental disorders and professionally competent to treat them.


SEVENTH SEMESTER

CLINICAL SKILLS III AND LIFE SUPPORT

  • Code: M14-242
  • Prerequisites: M14-241
  • Total Credits: 2
  • Theory Hours: 1/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

This is the last of three courses designed to prepare medical students for the doctor-patient relationship. Advanced concepts of communication and history taking skills will be review and introduced such as cultural competency, adolescent and elderly interview, difficult patient interview, changes of lifestyle interview, and team communication. Universal precautions and professionalism themes will also be covered. In addition to this, the complete physical exam including the mental status and neurologic physical exam will be reviewed along with the complete history taking skills. It also includes general principles of basic life support

NEUROSCIENCES

  • Code: M14-310
  • Prerequisites: M14-260
  • Total Credits: 8
  • Theory Hours: 7/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week

Description:

The purpose of this course is to integrate basic concepts of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and introductory concepts of clinical neuropathology. Students will be required to integrate knowledge about embryological development and organ development; structural organization and the nervous system function in wellness and disease.

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

  • Code: M14-320
  • Prerequisites: M14-250/M14-360
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Theory Hours: 3
  • Practice Hours: 2

Description:

The purpose of this course is to introduce medical students to the basic principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics which are clinically relevant including individual human factors that may alter these processes such as age, sex and disease. Students will learn about the general principles of autocoids, antimicrobials, antineoplastic drugs, inmunosuppressor drugs and drugs which affect the Autonomic nervous system. Finally, basic toxicology concepts will be discussed including the most common clinical presentations of intoxication states and their antidotes.

INTRODUCTION TO PATHOLOGY

  • Code: M14-330
  • Prerequisites: M14-250/M14-260
  • Total Credits: 5
  • Theory Hours: 4
  • Practice Hours: 2

Description:

This course introduces concepts that form the basis of pathology and pathophysiology of diseases. Concepts include cellular adaptations to damage, inflammation and its mediators; reparative processes; homeostasis; regeneration; tumors and their differentiation.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

  • Code: M14-340
  • Prerequisites: M14-230, M14-250 y M14-260
  • Total Credits: 7
  • Theory Hours: 6/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week

Description:

In this course the students will learn the classification of microbes, the structure, metabolism, genetics, pathogenesis and clinical presentation, epidemiology and diagnostics of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Microbes associated with specific diseases will be discussed in the systems blocks. During this course the students will also learn the basic concepts of the human body immunological responses.


EIGHTH SEMESTER

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE

  • Code: ELE-500
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits: 3
  • Theory Hours: 3
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

The Professional Elective subject has the objective to offer students the possibility of selecting a subject of interest in his (her) area and allow them to deeply immerse into the professional field, allowing a concentration. The subject is offered in accordance to the needs of Dominican reality and the interests of the students.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

  • Code: M14-350
  • Prerequisites: M12-270 y M14-340
  • Total Credits: 3
  • Theory Hours: 2/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

This course aims at providing basic knowledge about Public Health and Health Systems as part of the medical competencies required by UNIBE.  Students will discuss health systems and disease prevention from local as well as global perspectives.

SYSTEMS BLOCK I

  • Code: M12-360
  • Prerequisites: M14-280/M14-310/M14-320/M14-330/M14-340
  • Total Credits: 9
  • Theory Hours: 8/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

This course integrates clinical epidemiology, microbiology, clinical pathology, pathological anatomy, physiopathology, and therapeutics of each of the human systems. The courses are designed based on the “Principales Problemas de Salud que debe Dominar el Egresado” (Main Health Problems that Must Be Mastered by Students) from UNIBE’s School of Medicine. In this first part, the following systems will be discussed: Nervous System and Introduction to Psychiatry, Immunological, cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems.  For each system, students will learn about their most common conditions (emphasizing on patter recognition), pathology, and physiopathology, their most common clinical representation, prevention, and first line treatment.

PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS I

  • Code: M14-370
  • Prerequisites: M14-242
  • Total Credits: 3
  • Theory Hours: 2/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week
  • Clinical Rotation: 15 hours

Description:

The Physical Diagnosis I will be highly integrated to the courses Systems Blocks I. Throughout the course the pertinent history and physical exam of the systems discussed will be viewed with a pathological perspective, emphasizing on the most common clinical presentations, pertinent positive and negative findings, and their associated differential diagnosis. The idea is that students apply their clinical reasoning skills and develop pattern recognition. Students will practice how to write the history of a patient and how to perform a physical examination to at least one adult patient and one pediatric patient for each of the main systems.

CLINICAL NUTRITION

  • Code: M14-380
  • Prerequisites: M14-250 y M14-260
  • Total Credits: 2
  • Theory Hours: 2/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

Clinical Nutrition describes the fundamental aspects for maintaining health. During the development of this course the student obtains and use the indicators used to assess nutritional status at the individual and collective level, at different stages of life and in healthy individuals or patients; for the diagnosis of most common health problems related to food and nutrition: deficit (malnutrition), excess (Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome) and eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, etc.). His surveillance, treatment, prevention, control and rehabilitation.

This subject make an special emphasis on the nutritional management of hospitalized patients, the doctor-patient relationship and respect for the food culture, communication skills, nutritional education, and the social and economic impact of nutritional problems.


NINE SEMESTER

TROPICAL MEDICINE AND GLOBAL HEALTH

  • Code: M14-355
  • Prerequisites: M14-340/M14-350
  • Total Credits: 3
  • Theory Hours: 3/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

his course provides medical students with the required basic concepts about tropical diseases, as well as the fundamental practical aspects concerning the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of such diseases. 

Students will learn about the factors limiting the endemic and epidemic nature of these tropical diseases (climate conditions, habits, customs, hygiene, and the country’s health condition). 

SYSTEMS BLOCK II

  • Code: M14-361
  • Prerequisites: M14-360
  • Total Credits: 6
  • Theory Hours: 6
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

This course integrates clinical epidemiology, microbiology, clinical pathology, pathological anatomy, physiopathology, and therapeutics of each of the human systems. The courses are designed based on the main health problems that must be mastered by students, from UNIBE’s School of Medicine. In this third part, the following systems will be discussed: Hematologic, Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Renal, Reproductive and endocrine systems.   For each system, students will learn about their most common conditions (emphasizing on patter recognition), pathology, and physiopathology, their most common clinical representation, prevention, and first line treatment.

PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS II

  • Code: M14-371
  • Prerequisites: M12-370
  • Total Credits: 3
  • Theory Hours: 2/week
  • Practice Hours: 3/week
  • Clinical Rotation: 15 hours

Description:

The physical Diagnosis II will be highly integrated to the courses Systems Blocks II. Throughout the course the pertinent history and physical examination of the systems discussed will be viewed from a pathological perspective, emphasizing on the most common clinical presentations, pertinent positive and negative findings, and their associated differential diagnosis. The course focuses on teaching students how to apply their clinical reasoning skills and develop pattern recognition. Students will practice how to write the history of a patient and perform a physical examination on at least one adult patient and one pediatric patient for each of the main systems in their simulation rotations prior to the exposure of real patients. 

 


TENTH SEMESTER

ETHICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF MEDICINE

  • Code: M14-390
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Theory Hours: 4/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

During this course, students will be able to apply their knowledge of humanities by discussing the fundamental concepts related to bioethics.  Through films and clinical cases, students will be encouraged to discuss conflicts.  By means of case discussions, small groups, and individual presentations, students will analyze and discuss medical ethics issues from a legal perspective including informed consent, confidentiality, ethical conduct, terminal patient’s care

CLINICAL RESEARCH

  • Code: M14-395
  • Prerequisites: M14-270
  • Total Credits: 2
  • Theory Hours: 1/week
  • Practice Hours: 2week

Description:

This course is imparted at the end of Basic Sciences cycle, so that students can handle the fundamental concepts for application in their professional area, the scientific method and biostatistics through the design of research studies. During the semester students will complete a research proposal which should be developed during the cycle of Clinical Sciences.

INTEGRATED BASIC SCIENCES COURSE

  • Code: M14-400
  • Prerequisites: M14-361/M14-371/M14-380
  • Total Credits: 10
  • Theory Hours: 8/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week

Description:

This course is intended to complete an intensive and integrated review of basic sciences from a clinical perspective in order to prepare students for their clinical years and help them succeed on their license exams.  It includes anatomy, histology, embryology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, behavioral science, pathology, microbiology and parasitology, immunology, pharmacology, and therapeutics. Self-study is a key element of this course’s methodology. 


CLINICAL SCIENCES


ELEVENTH SEMESTER

PSYCHIATRY

  • Code: M14-430
  • Prerequisites: Basic Sciences courses
  • Total Credits: 3
  • Theory Hours: 2/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week
  • Hospital rotation: 1 week

Description:

Through this subject students will learn and understand the alterations that most frequently originate mental illnesses and of personality, during infancy, adult age and old age, and will be capable to establish their diagnosis, manner of prevention and indicated treatment.

During the development of the contents students will familiarize themselves with the Classification of  the Mental Illnesses of the American Association of Psychiatry (DSM-IV-TR) and the existing different means of approach: hospital Psychiatry, primary attention or ambulatory and in the community or communal or community psychiatry. It has an ample relation with the Sciences of Behavior and Psychopathology.

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

  • Code: M14-440
  • Prerequisites: Basic Sciences courses
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Theory Hours: 4/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

Health Services Management, as well as Public Health, Epidemiology, and Preventive Medicine, is envisioned to help students strengthen those competencies that will allow them to understand the importance of managing the resources allotted to the health sector and identify the most cost effective interventions. This will contribute to give a more integrated and thorough perspective to the curriculum.  During the course, students will discuss and understand general aspects related to health management, fundamentals of sanitary management, quality of health care, optimization of resources, human resources, contraction of human resources, and planning as a management tool.

INTERNAL MEDICINE I

  • Code: M14-450
  • Prerequisites: Basic Sciences courses
  • Total Credits: 12
  • Theory Hours: 8/week
  • Practice Hours: 8/week
  • Hospital rotation: 6 weeks 

Description:

This course proposes to offer students medular knowledge of internal medicine through the concepts of Cardiology, Pneumology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, and Endocrinology, aiming to train the student to be capable of integrating past acquired knowledge in Systems Block and Physical diagnosis, to transfer, analyze and apply this knowledge to the different clinical presentations and develop patterns of illnesses that later will be recognized in order to diagnose and treat. Includes studies of images required for internal medicine.  It is complemented with hospital rotations in different sub-specialties composing it and is concurrently offered with Family Medicine.

INTERNAL MEDICINE II

  • Code: M14-451
  • Prerequisites: Basic Sciences courses
  • Total Credits: 12
  • Theory Hours: 8/week
  • Practice Hours: 8/week
  • Hospital rotation: 6 weeks

Description:

This course proposes to offer students medular knowledge of internal medicine through the concepts of Neurology, Hematology/oncology, Rheumatology and Infectious Disease aiming to train the student to be capable integrating past acquired knowledge in Systems Block and Physical diagnosis, to transfer, analyze and apply this knowledge to the different clinical presentations and develop patterns of illnesses that later will be recognized in order to diagnose and treat. Includes studies of images required for internal medicine.  It is complemented with hospital rotations in different sub-specialties composing it and is concurrently offered with Family Medicine.


TWELFTH SEMESTER

SURGERY

  • Code: M14-460
  • Prerequisites: M14-450/M14-451
  • Total Credits: 10
  • Theory Hours: 7/week
  • Practice Hours: 6/week
  • Hospital rotation: 4 weeks

Description:

This course offer students the most relevant knowledge of General Surgery, anesthesiology and the study of images required to diagnose and evaluate surgical pathologies.  This course is complemented with hospital rotations and/or simulated practices for the different sub-specialties composing it.

EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

  • Code: M14-461
  • Prerequisites: M14-450/M14-451
  • Total Credits: 10
  • Theory Hours: 7/week
  • Practice Hours: 6/week
  • Hospital rotation: 4 weeks

Description:

This course offer students the most relevant knowledge of emergency medicine and Surgery Sub-specialties. Include Orthopedics and Traumatology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology. This course is complemented with hospital rotations and/or simulated practices for the different sub-specialties composing it.

DERMATOLOGY

  • Code: M14-462
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits: 3
  • Theory Hours: 2/week
  • Practice Hours: 2/week
  • Hospital rotation: 2 weeks

Description:

Dermatology is a subject that offers students the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary for the solution of specific health problems that have a priority in our country, such as the lesions of the skin, mucous membrane, including those of sexual transmission.

During development, the student familiarizes with the clinical and surgical aspects of the area, identifies the group of illnesses that are most common, those that originate from skin as well as of systematic origin and will recognize the importance of prevention methods. Through the direct exploration of the patient and the analysis of signs and clinical symptoms and semiological findings the student may distinguish abnormality, established probable diagnostic, recognizes the necessary laboratory tests and identifies the treatment indicated.

Has an ample relation with immunology and allergy, microbiology, parasitology in general and in particular, mycology, genetics, cytopathology and histopathology, pharmacology, internal medicine and surgery.

FAMILY MEDICINE

  • Code: M14-470
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits: 6
  • Theory Hours: 4/week
  • Practice Hours: 4/week
  • Hospital rotation: 2 weeks

Description:

During the development of this subject the student consolidates his (her) bio-psychosocial focus of the health process of  illness, and will be capable to offer efficient clinical attention and a therapeutic response to the prevailing health problems, taking into account the risk factors of the individual related to the style of live of the patient’s surroundings.

Through the analysis of its contents: Principles of family medicine, types of family and vital family cycle, tools of the family doctor, among other things; recognizes the importance of being an interlocutor between the Health System and the individual and the community, capable of translating the health needs to the everyday language, facilitating an auto-responsibility in the care and maintenance of health.

It is related to internal medicine and with preventive medicine and primary attention.


THIRTEENTH SEMESTER

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE

  • Code: ELE-510
  • Prerequisites: --
  • Total Credits: 3
  • Theory Hours: 3
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

The Professional Elective subject has the objective to offer students the possibility of selecting a subject of interest in his area and allowing a deep penetration into the professional field, permitting a concentration. This subject is offered in accordance to the necessities of Dominican reality and the interests of the students.

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

  • Code: M14-510
  • Prerequisites: M14-460/M14-461
  • Total Credits: 8
  • Theory Hours: 5/week
  • Practice Hours: 6/week
  • Hospital rotation: 7 weeks (+90 hours of service)

Description:

Gynecology and Obstetrics provide student with knowledge, strategies and techniques that are necessary for the performance of women’s primary doctors when women so require. During this subject the physiological and pathological mechanisms of the human reproduction will be comprehended: gestation physiology, child delivery and puerperium, its pathological deviations; physiology and pathology of the feminine genital tract organs and mammary gland.

Clinical skills will be developed for the gynecology-obstetric evaluation, the identification of diagnostic criterions and the application of basic  therapeutic in the problems of the most prevailing reproductive health, integrating the scientific fundaments with the direct exploration of the patient.  In addition, the student will become familiarized with the activities of the area, especially the prenatal check-up and follow-up of labor work before childbirth.

PEDIATRICS AND NEONATOLOGY

  • Code: M14-511
  • Prerequisites: M14-450/M14-451
  • Total Credits: 12
  • Theory Hours: 8/week
  • Practice Hours: 8/week
  • Hospital rotation: 7 weeks (+90 hours of service)

Description:

Pediatrics is one of the basic areas for training of a general medical that has the responsibility of taking care of the mother before and after conception, to get the conception of a child (a) healthy (a) care for and maintain your physical health mental, through a follow programmed

This subject provides the student with knowledge, strategies and techniques that will allow him to offer assistance to an individual during the initial stages of life (childhood and adolescence), with a bio-psychosocial perspective and utilizing health primary attention as a strategy to guarantee prevention, opportune diagnosis, and efficient treatment.

This program includes the most important aspects of the newborn, its growth and infantile development; the physiopathological, diagnostics and therapeutic processes of the principal illnesses that affect this stage of life and its integral approach; the interventions of promotion and prevention, projecting breast feeding, nutrition and immunizations.

PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE

  • Code: M14-530
  • Prerequisites: --    
  • Total Credits: 2
  • Theory Hours: 2/week
  • Practice Hours: 0

Description:

Rehabilitation Medicine: is the medical specialty, which concerns the assessment, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of patients with disabilities, aimed at facilitating, maintain or restore the highest degree of functional capacity and independence possible.

In the same they are considered a set of social, educational and professional measures to reintegrate the patient with disabled, contributing with the strengthening of the new bio-psycho-social approach of the health-disease process.

During the development of content , the student familiarize with the necessary scientific and technological bases for assessment, diagnosis, care and treatment of orthopedic injuries (skeletal muscle), rheumatologic, neurological, respiratory or cardiac that most often require rehabilitation ; the same will be classified according to intensity and type of therapy recommended for each case.

 


FOURTEENTH SEMESTER

SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY INTERNSHIP

  • Code: M14-540
  • Prerequisites: --    
  • Total Credits: 18
  • Theory Hours: 0
  • Practice Hours: 36
  • Hospital rotation:  10 weeks

Description:

Through the direct exploration with patients, the student will integrate the knowledge acquired in previous years to apply these in the handling of the principal problems of health that require surgical treatment.

The internship cycle deals in general and specialized surgical areas, including Orthopedics and Traumatology. During emergency practice, operating room, hospitalization and consultation pavilion, the intern doctors will strengthen their capabilities which will allow them to make surgical medical diagnosis of sick patients under his charge, indicate the necessary diagnostic tests and plan adequate treatments. In addition, the doctor will acquire some of the basic manual skills that are necessary to perform as an assistant in operating theatres, perform some of the procedures such as suturing traumatic or surgical wounds, indicate pre-operative treatments and recognize post-operatory complications.  Likewise, he will be capable of resolving traumatology emergencies at a primary level, identify complications of acute lesions and refer them in a timely manner.

PSYCHIATRY INTERNSHIP

  • Code: M14-550
  • Prerequisites: --    
  • Total Credits: 6
  • Theory Hours: 0
  • Practice Hours: 12
  • Hospital rotation:  6 weeks

Description:

During this internship cycle, the student will integrate all the knowledge acquired during the previous years. Throughout this rotation in the mental health unit the student will strengthen the competencies that will allow him(her) to recognize the principal alterations of mental health and the personality of the individual, establish diagnosis according to classification, identify prevention strategies and the indicated treatment. 

FINAL PROJECT I

  • Code: M14-560
  • Prerequisites: --    
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Theory Hours: 2
  • Practice Hours: 4

Description:

Upon completing the Plan of Studies, the student will realize a final project called Professional Work, focused on the solution of one health problem previously identified and prioritized.

Through the signatures Final Project I and II, the student will strengthen competencies that are necessary to recognize and adequately delimitate problems and formulate and execute a project by utilizing scientific methods based on information obtained and correlated from different sources.

Includes recognizing and properly define the research problem, choose the type of study and analysis techniques best suited to design data collection sheets, work schedules and budget management.

 


FIFTEENTH SEMESTER

PEDIATRICS INTERNSHIP

  • Code: M14-570
  • Prerequisites: -- M14-540/M14-550   
  • Total Credits: 14
  • Theory Hours: 0
  • Practice Hours: 28
  • Hospital rotation:  8 weeks

Description:

Pediatrics is one of the basics areas for a medical career, during which students should deepen their knowledge and skills acquired in previous years to provide comprehensive care for children (as) and adolescents, including the promotion of health, prevention, control, and diagnosis and treatment opportune of diseases of higher prevalence in the different pediatric ages. All this through permanent contact with the different stages of their integral growth and development.

To achieve these objectives, the student will use the tools learned, achieving a good clinical history and a good physical examination, which should allow to reach a possible diagnosis, diagnosis test decision and therapeutic decision, empirical or not, and especially its prevention. Integrate theoretical knowledge and practical solutions to the most common health problems of the country and from any geographic area in the world.

During this stage should perform and accurately interpret the procedures more used in pediatrics: assessment of growth and development (anthropometry); body surface determination and calculation of solutions and drugs; Ophthalmoscopy and otoscopy, taking blood pressure,  venipuncture and intravenous routes channeling; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; lumbar puncture, thoracentesis; immunizations; cardiovascular resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, image interpretation most commonly used, asepsis practices, bioethics and research among others.

GYNECOLOGY-OBSTETRICS INTERSHIP

  • Code: M14-580
  • Prerequisites: M14-540/M14-550   
  • Total Credits: 14
  • Theory Hours: 0
  • Practice Hours: 28
  • Hospital rotation:  8 weeks

Description:

In this internship cycle the student deepens his (her)  basic and fundamental knowledge of Gynecology and Obstetrics allowing said student  to offer integral attention to women, especially  through the prenatal check-up and delivery, identifying the risks of the mother-infant health.

During the emergency practice, labor room, hospitalization room and consultation, the intern doctor will strengthen his(her) competencies to allow him(her) to identify the diagnostic criterions and the application of  basic therapeutics in the most prevailing reproductive health problems. Also, the student will acquire basic manual skills that are necessary to realize some of the basic procedures: taking vaginal cytology, vaginal speculum, vaginal tact, obstetric maneuvering, auscultation fetal cardiac focus, breast examination, monitoring of obstetrical delivery in low risk patients and family planning, among others.

 

 


SIXTEENTH SEMESTER

INTERNAL MEDICINE INTERNSHIP

  • Code: M14-610
  • Prerequisites: M14-570/M14-580   
  • Total Credits: 21
  • Theory Hours: 0
  • Practice Hours: 42
  • Hospital rotation:  12 weeks

Description:

During this rotation, the student strengthens his knowledge, abilities and skills in order to deal with the principal health problems affecting adults,  recognizing their signs and symptoms, indicating and interpreting the means of diagnostics available and offering opportune and efficient treatment, taking into account the protocols of updated management and prioritizing the methods directed to prevention and control.

Through the direct exploration of the  users, the intern doctors will improve  their capabilities that are necessary in order to realize and correctly interpret the most commonly used procedures in clinical: Electrocardiogram, taking arterial blood pressure, ophthalmoscopy and otoscopy, venous puncture and endovenous canalization; cardio-pulmonary resuscitation maneuvering, use of fluids replenishment and electrolytes, among others. 

PRIMARY CARE AND FAMILY MEDICINE INTERNSHIP

  • Code: M14-620
  • Prerequisites M14-570/M14-580   
  • Total Credits: 8
  • Theory Hours: 0
  • Practice Hours: 16
  • Hospital rotation:  8 weeks

Description:

In this internship cycle, students offer assistance to the users of a Primary Attention Center, and will develop promotion and health prevention activities, using a family health approach and bio-psychosocial concept of health-disease and rehabilitation.

During this subject students will strengthen their knowledge, abilities and skills that may allow them to offer an integral medical attention, social and communitarian, identifying the risk factors of the individual related to their life style and surroundings, providing an opportune and efficient treatment, and using all the opportunities for the prevention and education of health; with a command of the interventions included in the Basic Plan of Health of the Dominican Social Security System.

FINAL PROJECT II

  • Code: M14-660
  • Prerequisites: M14-540/M14-550/M14-560/ M14-570/M14-580
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Theory Hours: 0
  • Practice Hours: 8

Description:

This course is taken during the last semester of the career and should be selected only when you are completing the total of Curriculum subject. Through the subject the students develops the research proposal, previously designed in the course of Final Project I and at the end they present solutions to the problem identified and previously defined.

Curricular Policies

  • Students must approve all Pre-med subjects and obtain an cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in order to be promoted to Basic Sciences
  • Foreign students must take the extra-curricular language courses during the first five semesters in the university.
  • Students must have approved all Basic Science subjects before entering the Clinical Sciences (Pre-Internship), including the levels of extracurricular languages.
  • Commencing in the Clinical Sciences, the instruction language will be in Spanish.(11th semester on)
  • Students must have approved all the Pre-Internship subjects before commencing internship.  Students of international track modality are also required to approve the USMLE Step I before the internship selection process.
  • The students who participate of the international track modality must have approved USMLE Step II as a requisite for graduation. In order to request graduation candidates must submit official transcripts of both exams.

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The School of Medicine, in coordination with the Department of Community Services of UNIBE, has been implementing a Community Development Plan which may allow our students to acquire competences through work and service to the community, focusing the comprehension and the search of solutions to the principal problems of health in the Dominican Republic.

Our students, during their formation, participate in diverse activities as part of the subjects included in their Plan of Studies and/or voluntarily participate in extracurricular activities of university extension through the Association of Students of Medicine and the undergraduate student groups.      

These activities of Services to the Community include:

  • Diagnostics of Health Condition
  • Activities of Promotion and Health Education
  • Community Medical Services
  • Identifying environmental risks and finding of solutions
  • Blood Donation Services
  • Scholar Deworming and supplements with micronutrients

Investigation Lines

  The themes and areas prioritized by the School of Medicine are as follows: 

  • Mother-Child Health
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Traumas
  • Degenerative Chronic Illnesses (Diabetes, Cancer, EPOC, TB)
  • Mental Health
  • Geriatrics
  • Public Health and Primary Care
  • Causes of mortality by groups: infants, motherhood, adolescents, adults, aging
  • Infectious contagious diseases: Dengue, Malaria, Leptospirosis, Cholera

  Integrated Subjects.

Integrated Subjects, are those which due to their contents are appropriate for the student to develop or intensify knowledge in the area of investigation and which later will become of great priority to perform the graduation work or final project.

  • Research methodology
  • Introduction to Research in Health Sciences
  • Biostatistic abd General Epidemiology
  • Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Ethical and Legal Aspects of Medicine
  • Clínical Research
  • Final Project I
  • Final Project II

Final Project

Manual for the realization and evaluation of the Final Project

The Final Project forms a part of the requirements for the final term students.  It is necessary to obtain the university title; established in the Academic Regulations and the Plan of Studies of Medicine.  Referred to as Final Project I and II, must be originally elaborated by the student. 

  • Publications
  • Funds for Investigation Projects.

Academic Program

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