Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

- 2019/03/18


In line with the new reformed curriculum at the College of Medicine, and in collaboration with the University College of London (UCL), the Department teaches pharmacology and toxicology. The subjects cover the classification of drugs and the therapeutic effect of the union of protein receptors or the inhibition of certain enzymes within the body, as well as the therapeutic properties, medical applications and side effects of medical drugs and pharmacological conflicts, and the study of toxins.

Pharmacology is divided into pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, neuropharmacology, psychopharmacology, pharmacogenomics, theoretical pharmacology, and toxicology.

The department teaches students in the medical program at the College of Medicine using both vertical and horizontal modules. The modules are listed below:

For the second year:

  1. Foundations of health and medical practice.
  2. Infection and defense.
  3. Circulation and breathing.
  4. Fluid, nutrition and metabolism.

For the third year:

  1. Movement and musculoskeletal biology.
  2. Neuroscience.
  3. Endocrine systems and reproduction.
  4. Genetics, development, and cancer.

For the fourth year:

  1. Cardiac and respiratory diseases, infectious diseases, endocrine systems, and diabetes.
  2. Neurological, renal and hematology diseases.
  3. Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases, and general surgery.

These modules aim to impart a holistic understanding of medical phenomena and cases.

The department teaches different skills: correct ways of writing drug prescriptions, using drug charts, and detecting drug interactions.