Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Medicine (2022/2023)
12 Course Descriptions

The courses in all Phases form a continuum. Each Phase provides blended and clinical learning experiences in the medical school, teaching hospitals and community sites. In Phase 4, the students become members of the patient care team and have graded and supervised responsibility. In any given course, multiple teaching and learning methods such as lectures, small group discussion, labs and self-directed learning will be used.

12.1 Phase 1


Patient I

introduces students to themes integrating physician competencies and clinical skills with basic and clinical sciences as they relate to common clinical encounters and patient symptoms. Students will begin to examine their future roles as professionals in our health care system.

CH: 19


Clinical Skills I

introduces students to the main elements of the medical interview and techniques of interviewing. Students will develop skills in examining healthy individuals within all age ranges. Communication and collaboration skills will be developed in the context of patient-centered care and working with other health care providers.

AR: attendance is required


Physician Competencies I

introduces students to concepts that encompass the non-medical expert physician roles of scholar, communicator, collaborator, advocate, leader and professional in the context of the patient, family and physician within health care systems.


Community Engagement I

places students in early clinical experiences with a family physician. Through a variety of sessions, students will also explore concepts of health and its determinants.

AR: attendance is required

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).