Nutrition and food hygiene
The syllabus aims to:
1. promote an understanding of the cultural, environmental, socio-economic and other factors that influence Food and Nutrition practices in the Caribbean;
2. develop Food and Nutrition related skills and attitudes which will enhance the quality of life of peoples in the Caribbean;
3. enable the making of informed choices regarding food consumption and physical activity patterns that contribute to optimal health, and prevention of disease;
4. prepare students to take advantage of various career opportunities in the field of Food and Nutrition
Systematic anatomy is one of the human anatomy, is one of the important pillar in basic medical subject. Systematic anatomy contents several important human organ systems, such as motor system, digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system, reproductive system, endocrine system, circulatory system, sense organs and nervous system, etc.
Medical Immunology is a branch of biomedical science that covers the study of immune systems in human body. It charts, measures, and contextualizes the: physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and diseases; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (such as autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, and transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo. Immunology has applications in numerous disciplines of medicine, particularly in the fields of organ transplantation, oncology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, psychiatry, and dermatology.
Medical microbiology is a branch of medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. In addition, this field of science studies various clinical applications of microbes for the improvement of health. There are four kinds of microorganisms that cause infectious disease: bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses and one type of infectious protein called a prion.
Preventive medicine consists of measures taken for disease prevention
A science dealing with the collection,analysis,interpretation,and presentation of numerical data
Pathology is a basic course for clinical medicine, which addresses four components of disease, cause/etiology, mechanisms of development (pathogenesis), structural alterations of cells (morphologic changes), and the consequences of changes (clinical manifestations).
Pharmacology is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function.
Physiology is a science of studying normal biological functions, and the regulatory factors involved in these functions. Contents of this course include: cellular fundamental functions; blood; blood circulation; respiration; digestion and absorption; energy metabolism and body temperature; urine formation and excretion; function of the sensory organs; function of the nervous systems; endocrine and reproduction.
Health education and health promotion
This course introduces the student to the discipline and profession of health education. Students will examine the concepts of health and wellness, the determinants of health behavior, national health status, the history of health education and health promotion. The student
will recognize health education as an important foundation for population-based health care.
Health service management
Health Service Management provides a framework for addressing management problems in health
care organizations. By the end of the course you will have been exposed to many management
ideas, theories and applications.
History of Medicine
The course is designed to give a panoramic review on the history of worldwide medicine within the context of the evolution of human medicine, meanwhile utilizing a comparative perspective between western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine as the mainline. In the course, the features and value of Chinese medicine will be highlighted in the background of world history of medicine, so as to provide students a full and profound understanding of evolution trajectory and development trend of world medicine. It is hoped that the students will benefit from such a multi-dimension and multi-aspect approach of understanding medicine. Both case-based discussion and team cooperation learning will be organized and structured in the course planning, encouraging students to listen to and ingest opinions and insights from different perspectives, and reflect on some controversial issues, such as the dispute between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, Religion, Medicine and Therapy. The ability of critical thinking will be paid more attention; through some endeavor, the experience of multiple dimensional thinking and the concern about such issues might be integrated into the medical students' future professional and social practices related with medical technology.
The student knows the procedures and methods of behavior is aimed at disease prevention and health protection. Has knowledge of the pollution of air, water, soil, noise in the environment and working environment. Knows the health risks associated with food. Students obtain a general set of principles for the preservation of health and hygiene food safety in the process of production, handling and circulation. They will learn the fundamental principles of cleaning, disinfection, effective pest control and sanitation procedures customary in plants.
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
The course focuses on current health problems and diseases affecting both pregnant women and children worldwide. The impact of various common health problems at different stages of the life cycle and their functional outcomes in terms of morbidity, mortality, psychological wellbeing,reproduction and growth will be highlighted. Students will become acquainted with the epidemiology of maternal and childhood diseases in developed and developing countries.Programs and resources available to combat health and nutritional problems will be evaluated.The role of different international organizations will be discussed in the context of socioeconomic development and current political/economic policies and realities.
Global Health Social Medicine is the ideal degree for students seeking to make a difference to improving health and wellbeing, locally and globally, by shaping effective health policies and health care delivery systems. Many of our students take our programme as a path to medical training, to better understand the social context in which they will practice medicine, and make them more well-rounded physicians.
Environment and Health
Examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; and emerging global environmental health problems.
Parasitology is the study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them.