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Medicine (MBBS): Course Outline(MBBS)

Internal medicine or general medicine (in Commonwealth nations) is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists, or physicians (without a

Course Outline



By the end of five years, medical students should be able to identify

and discuss the common causes of common clinical presentations.

1- Causes in detail can be discussed under various other headings.

  1. Fever
  2. Edema
  3. Headache
  4. Drowsiness and unconsciousness
  5. Clubbing
  6. Cough
  7. Sputum and haemoptysis
  8. Chest pain.
  9. Dyspnea
  10. Shock
  11. Painful and difficult swallowing
  12. Anorexia, nausea and vomiting
  13. Abdominal pain
  14. Diarrhea and constipation
  15. Urination abnormalities
  16. High colored urine
  17. Cachexia
  18. Involuntary movements
  19. Seizures
  20. Paresis and paralysis
  21. Numbness and paresthesias
  22. Weakness and lassitude
  23. Dizziness and vertigo
  24. Joint pains
  25. Nutrition (re-enforcement)
  26. Geriatrics
  27. End-of-Life Care
  28. Preventive aspects
  29. Ethical problems
  30. Communication Skills


  1. Oral Cavity Presentations:
  2. Aphthous Ulcers*6, Pigmentation (Addison‟s), Gingivitis, Glossitis* (Candida, Plummer-Winson Syndrome, Vitamin B2 and folate deficiency).
  3. Nausea/Vomiting
  4. Hepatitis, Gastro-enteritis, Bacterial food poisoning, Acidpeptic disease
  5. Indigestion/Flatulence
  6. Diet, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gastroparesis
  7. Dysphagia Of Solids: Carcinoma Esophagus (with cachexia) and Achalasia. Of Liquids: Psychogenic and Neuro-Muscular Disorders (Dementia, Bulbar Palsy and Scleroderma)
  8. Heartburn and/or Epigastric pain
  9. Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, Peptic ulcer and Gastritis.
  10. Diarrhea
  11. Acute Diarrhea due to Acute Gastro-enteritis: Viral Shigellosis, Salmonellosis, Traveler‟s diarrhea

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