Curriculum Focus

Medical Sciences is the study of human and medicine. It provides basic science knowledge as well as the medically-oriented science necessary for understanding the human condition in both health and disease.

With medical science you will learn about the scientific basis of medicine. This includes understanding the way that the body and major organs work as a whole (anatomy, physiology) and the foundations of human behaviour (psychology).
Of course, the study of medicine requires an understanding of the basis of human disease and how rapid advances in science have transformed medicine in recent years. Therefore, you will learn how a person’s genetics and biochemistry determine how individual cells, organelles and biomolecular function (genetics, biochemistry, metabolism), and courses in clinical pathology, immunology, and pharmacology will provide you with a strong focus on medicine. Also, to be up to date with the impact of infectious diseases in the future, you will take courses addressing public health science – microbiology, infectious disease, epidemiology and infection control.
Altogether, the study of Medical Science will provide you with an excellent understanding of the human body and its workings, and position you for the next stage of undergraduate programme.
In preparing for your admission, the Department of Medical Sciences has worked and in concert with other Department/School in the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences to set in place the requisite facilities for teaching and learning in our campus.
The Diploma in Medical Sciences course at PICOMS provides extensive and integrated teaching covering areas of chemistry and biology. Our course also emphasizes practical skills and experience at all stages, including case studies on diseases.
You will undergo a three year programme in which the learning spans on lecturing, tutorials, problem-based learning and practicals.