Phase I: Premedical
During this preparatory phase, students are given intensive English Language courses throughout the first three semesters to strengthen their English language and to enable them to communicate fluently. The program also teaches Arabic language, Islamic values and medical ethics courses in the first semester, and biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics for health sciences courses in the second semester. In the second academic year, students are provided with courses in biochemistry, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, introduction to evidence-based medicine, computer sciences and medical informatics in the first semester. In the second, they study anatomy, histology, physiology, microbiology, basic pharmacology, an introduction to the Saudi health system and innovative health profession education courses.
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During this introductory semester, students are given an intensive English language course throughout, in addition to four blocks covering the following subjects: The basic principles and practice of problem-based learning (PBL), comprehensive knowledge and applications of computer science and medical informatics, basic principles of epidemiology, research methodology, statistics and evidence-based medicine, as well as Islamic values and medical ethics.