Curriculum of The Medicine and Surgery Program

Program Mission

To graduate highly competent physicians in an enthusiastic environment that supports education, scientific research, and community engagement.

Program Goals

  1. Offering high standard education and training to medical students
  2. Providing an enthusiastic learning environment
  3. Promoting excellent scientific research
  4. Building effective partnerships with community institutions

Graduate Attributes

Vision College of Medicine prepares its graduates to be:

  1. Competent physicians
  2. Effective communicators
  3. Experienced collaborators
  4. Investigative
  5. Ethical practitioners
  6. Community-engaged

The Degree Awarded By The Program

Bachelor’s Degree Medicine and Surgery (MBBS).

Program Level According To The National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Seventh level.

Program Requirements

Vision College of Medicine awards Bachelor’s Degree of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) to students who successfully complete the 212 required credit hours and complete one-year internship training program.

DegreePlan TypeStartedTotal Hours Study TypeCategory
BachelorMajor PlanFirst Semester 2014 – 2015212LevelsGeneral

The 212 credit hours are distributed as follows:

YearCredit Hours
First year (Basic Sciences)35 hours
Second year courses33 hours
Third year courses36 hours
Fourth year courses36 hours
Fifth year courses36 hours
Sixth year courses36 hours
Total212 hours

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

K1PLO1. Describe the basic, clinical, behavioral, and social concepts related to medical sciences
K2PLO8. Recognize the regulations of the Saudi healthcare system in the Kingdom
K3PLO9. Identify the principles of health promotion and disease prevention


S1PLO2. Practice evidence-based health care
S2PLO3. Demonstrate the essential clinical skills
S3PLO4. Demonstrate clinical reasoning, decision making, and problem-solving skills in medical practice
S4PLO5. Manage patients with life-threatening medical conditions
S5PLO6. Formulate and implement appropriate management plans for patients with common medical problems
S6PLO10. Communicate verbally and in writing with patients, their families, colleagues, and other health professionals
S7PLO12. Apply medical informatics in the healthcare system effectively
S8PLO16. Demonstrate basic research skills


V1PLO7. Establish patients’ needs and safety at the center of the care process
V2PLO11. Practice teamwork and inter-professional collaboration
V3PLO13. Demonstrate professional attitudes and ethical behaviors of physicians
V4PLO14. Apply Islamic, legal, and ethical principles in professional practice
V5PLO15. Demonstrate the capacity for self-reflection and professional development
V6PLO17. Demonstrate scholarly activities related to health sciences research critically

Program Study Plan

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hours


ENGL 105 Medical Terminology 3 First
ISLM 101 Islamic Culture 2
ICOM 101 Introduction to Computing 3
ARAB 101 Arabic Language Skills – 1 2
BIOS 101 Biostatistics 2
ENGL 101 English Language – 1 6
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry 3 Second
PHYS 101 General Physics 3
ARAB 102 Arabic Language Skills – 2 2
ENGL 103 English Language – 2 4
COMM 101 Communication Skills 2
BIOL 101 Biology 3
GAD 203 Growth, Development and Aging 4 Third
HBO 203 Human Body I 6
BAN 203 Biochemistry and Nutrition 4
MBG 203 Molecular Biology and Human Genetics 3
PDO 204 Principle of Diseases I 4 Fourth
PDT 204 Principle of Diseases II 4
BPC 204 Basic Pharmacology 4
HBT 204 Human Body II 4
CVS 305 Cardiovascular System 6 Fifth
RES 305 Respiratory System 4
HPS 305 Hematopoietic System 5
MEP 305 Medical Ethics and Professionalism 3
GIS 306 Gastrointestinal System 5 Sixth
ENS 306 Endocrine System 4
ECM 306 Epidemiology and Community Medicine 3
MSS 306 Musculoskeletal System 6
RME 407 Research Methodology & Evidence-based Healthcare 4 Seventh
NSC 407 Neurosciences 5
UGS 407 Urogenital System 4
FMT 407 Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 3
IMS 408 Integrated Multisystem 4 Eighth
COM 408 Communication Skills for Medicine 4
MDI 408 Medical Imaging 4
BCS 408 Basic Clinical Skills 4
PHC 408 Primary Health Care 4
FAM 509 Family Medicine 6 Ninth
PSY 509 Psychiatry 3
MED 509 Internal Medicine I 7
DRM 509 Dermatology 2
ENT 510 Ears, Nose, and Throat 2 Tenth
OPH 510 Ophthalmology 2
OBG 510 Obstetrics & Gynecology 6
SUR 510 Surgery I 8
ERM 611 Emergency Medicine 2 Eleventh
MED 611 Internal Medicine II 6
PED 611 Pediatrics 10
SUR 612 Surgery II 10 Twelfth
ORT 612 Orthopedics 6
ELC 121 Elective Course 2