Thursday, September 21, 2017
Created Date : Saturday, November 7, 2015  

Faculty of Medicine

 

 

 

Background

Afzalipour Medical School commenced educational and research activities in Nourieh endowed estate, in 1977, having admitted 50 medical students.

General subjects, including literature, physics, and chemistry, were instructed by professors of the Schools of Science and Management, and the first basic science subjects like Microbiology and Biochemistry 1, were undertaken by Dr. Mirzaei (our first ever chancellor). It must be noted that the Administration Office (of Kerman University as well as the Medical School) had no specially-designated office, and commenced activity in a leasehold property.

The actual growth and development of the Medical School occurred after the Iranian Revolution. Since its establishment in 1977 up to early 1979, the Medical School lacked any codified plans, facilities, staff, or even a permanent location. Subsequent to student objections, in May 1979, the then Kerman’s chief clergy, Hojatoleslam Mohammadjavad Hojati Kermani and Dr. Seyed Aliakbar Hosseini (first chancellor after Revolution) invited Dr. Mohammadhassan Salehi Kermani, who took charge, and, as the first Dean of the Medical School, undertook the organization of this fledging center.

As a first action, he designated a room as the Medical School Office and invited a number of private physicians in Kerman to cooperate on a contractual basis, in teaching specialty subjects to senior students (Dr. Houshang Alaei, Dr. Hossein Ehsan, Dr. Houshang Safavi, Dr. Mohammad Hassani). He also started employing the first faculty members, doing so, Dr. Mohammadali Emami Meybodi (Anatomy), Dr. Seyed Abdollah Mousavi (the 2nd Dean of the Medical School), Dr. Shahla Mansouri and Dr. Mohammad Ahmadinejad (professors at the Department of Microbiology) Dr. Mohsen Janghorbani (professor of Health subjects), Dr. Motahareh Zhianpour (Radiologist), Dr. Ahmad Gholamhosseinian (professor of Biochemistry), all of whom held master’s degrees and received PhD degrees at domestic and foreign universities, formed the first ever core of the specialty faculty of the Medical School.

The codified educational programs of the School was actually implemented in September 1979, and meanwhile the initial planning, new faculty members were employed, so that, by May, 1980, simultaneous with temporary closing of universities (the Cultural Revolution), the Medical School had managed to employ even more physicians, to arrive at a faculty of 15 members.

It should be noted that, since curriculum of the first two years of education of medical students entailed education of basic sciences, from September 1979 to May 1980, inevitably, visiting professors from Mashhad and Isfahan were invested with a part of basic science courses. Also, parts of Biochemistry 2 were instructed by professors from the Department of Pediatric Medicine (Dr. Mohammadhossein Daei Parizi, Dr. Pedram Niknafs, Dr. Akbar Ahmadi, and Dr. Ghorbanali Amiri) who assisted the only professor of the said course, Dr. Ahmad Gholamhosseinian.

Starting with the Cultural Revolution, new physicians and professors, including Dr. Bahram Yaghmaei and Dr. Iraj Sharifi were recruited, and upon purchase of Kerman Darman Hospital from the private sector in 2009, the university’s independent Clinical Ward was completed.

The foundation of the current Afzalipour Medical School was laid by late Mr. Alireza Afzalipour, in a property of 17,000 m2. Said complex was composed of four buildings titled Pasteur, Razi, Hippocrates, and Avicenna, at the overall standing area of 15,500 m2.

 

 

Physical Locations of the Medical School

 

 

Location

Unit

Classroom

9

Laboratory

15

Conference Hall

3

 

The Medical School is composed of four buildings:

Razi Building

Ground Floor: Department of Islamic Education; Radiology; Office of the Supreme Leader’s Representative; two classrooms; Maintenance; professors’ offices; Conference Hall

First Floor: Department of Biochemistry; Hematology; Computer

Second Floor: Administrative Affairs; Physiology

 

Hippocrates Building

Ground Floor: Department of Community Medicine; classrooms

First Floor: Serology; Operating Room; Nutrition Lab; Skill Lab;

Second Floor: Pathology; Physiology; Conference; Promotion Committee

 

Pasteur Building

Ground Floor: Department of Microbiology; Professors’ Offices; Corpse Preparation Hall;

First Floor: Parasitology; Mycology; Microbiology; Virology

Second Floor: Department of Anatomy; Dissection Hall; Anatomy Museum

 

Avicenna Building

Ground Floor: Library; Audiovisual Office; Publications; Associations; and Classrooms

First Floor: Medical Education Unit; Paramedics; Classrooms; Basic Sciences Professors’ Offices; Graduate Studies Office;

 

 

Medicine Doctorate Syllabus

 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

Biochemistry 1

2

Biochemistry 2

3

Biochemistry Lab

1

Trunk Anatomy

4

Limbs & Joints Anatomy

3

Histology

3

Psychology

2

Histology, Lab

1

Physical Education 1

1

Public Health 2, Principles of Epidemiology

2

Islamic Thought 1

2

Islamic Thought 2

2

Public Health 1

2

English 2

3

Medical Physics

2

Quran Thematic Interpretation

2

Persian

3

 

 

Pre-requisite English

2

 

 

English

3

 

 

Computer

2

 

 

 

Semester 3

Semester 4

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

Head and Neck Anatomy

3

Physiology 2

5

Physiology 1

4

Bacteriology

3

Public Health 3, Family Health

2

Bacteriology Lab

1

English for Medical Students 1

3

Virology

1

Nutrition

2

Immunology

3

Islamic Ethics

2

History of Early Islam

2

Genetics

2

Physical Education 2

1

Neuroanatomy

2

English for Medical Students 2

3

 

Semester 5

Pathophysiology

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

General Pathology

5

Pharmacology 1

2

Embryology

2

Pharmacology 2

2

Parasitology & Mycology

4

Public Health Training

2

Revolution of Iran

2

Semiology 1

2

 

 

Semiology 2

2

 

 

Pulmonary Pathophysiology

2

 

 

Renal Pathophysiology

2

 

 

Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology

2

 

 

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

2

 

 

Endocrine Pathophysiology

2

 

 

Hematological Pathophysiology

2

 

 

Rheumatic Pathophysiology

2

 

 

Organ-Specific Pathology

6

 

 

Skill Lab

2

 

First Year Clinical

Second Year Clinical

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

Surgery Training

6

Pediatrics Training

9

Internal Medicine Training

9

Obstetrics and Gynecology Training

6

Cardiology Training

3

Radiology Training

3

Infectious Diseases Training

3

Ophthalmology Training

3

Neurology Training

3

Otolaryngology Training

3

Orthopedic Surgery Training

3

Dermatology Training

3

Urology Training

3

Psychiatry Training

3

 

Theoretical Clinical Courses

Internship (7th and 8th Yrs)

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

General Surgery Diseases

10

Internal Medicine Internship

16

Infectious Diseases

3

Surgery Internship

8

Neurological Diseases

2

Pediatrics Internship

12

Pediatrics

6

Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship

8

Obstetrics and Gynecology

4

Psychiatry Internship

4

Psychiatry

2

Ophthalmology Internship

4

Medical Statistics and Research Methodology

2

Neurology Internship

4

Epidemiology

2

Public Health Internship

4

Forensic Medicine & Poisoning

2

Orthopedic Surgery Internship

2

Medical History & Ethics

2

Urology Internship

2

 

 

Otolaryngology Internship

2

 

 

Dermatology Internship

2

 

 

Cardiology Internship

4

 

 

Thesis

6

 

Majors and Programs

1.      Doctor of Medicine Program

2.      MPH and Family Medicine Program

3.      Graduate Studies including:

Specialty Programs

PhD

M.Sc.

Pathology

Physiology

Anatomy

Internal Medicine

Biochemistry

Physiology

Surgery

Microbiology

Microbiology

Dermatology

Parasitology

Parasitology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anatomy

Biochemistry

Pediatrics

Neuroscience

Mycology

Radiology

 

Virology

Orthopedics

 

Immunology

Neurosurgery

 

 

Anesthesia

 

 

Cardiology

 

 

Neurology

 

 

Otolaryngology

 

 

Psychiatry

 

 

Urology

 

 

Emergency Medicine