Jabatan Anatomi Fakulti Perubatan

 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Doctor of Medicine


The Department of Anatomy's involvement in this program is through these modules:

Year 1, Semester 1:

FFFF1213 – Tissues of Body Module

Head of Modul – Dr Taty Anna Kamarudin

The cell is the functional unit of all living organisms. The aim of this module is to describe to the students the living body, based on cell, classification of basic tissues and explain their embryological derivatives. The knowledge will then be applied in stating the cellular basis of diseases. This module helps in learning about the structure of body tissues which is composed of cells. Structure is closely related to the cells
function. Together with the knowledge from physiology, biochemistry, pathology and other basic sciences, the study of body tissues can provide a powerful tool in understanding the normal functioning of the body as well as the disease process.

Year 1, Semester 2:

FFFF1424 – Musculoskeletal System Module

      Head of Module – Dr Fairus Ahmad

The aim of this module is to enable the student to acquire the cardinal principles of structures of the bones, joints, muscles, neurovascular supply and its function. The emphasis on the application of basic knowledge to the common clinical disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system will be discussed. In addition, clinical correlations classes in radiology and orthopaedic disciplines will be introduced to enhance the students’ knowledge and appreciation to this module. The students shall learn through concept lectures, practicals, Problem-Based Learning packages (PBL) and Self-Learning packages (SLP).

Year 2, Semester 1:

FFFF2214 – Cardiovascular System Module

(Dept. Representative – TBA)

The aim of this module is to expose students to disease processes affecting the cardiovascular system. The module builds upon an understanding of the structure,functions and metabolism of the heart and blood vessels. Students will be able to acquire knowledge on the underlying mechanisms and the principles of management of common diseases of the cardiovascular system, enabling them to integrate basic science knowledge and clinical concepts related to the system.


FFFF2313 – Respiratory System Module

(Dept. Representative – Dr. Syarifah Aisyah Syed Abd Halim)

The aim of this module is that the students should be able to understand the structure of the respiratory system and relate the structure to its functions. The knowledge of basic sciences obtained in year 1 such as infection and immunity, the mechanism of diseases and the pharmacokinetics of drugs will help students to understand the diseases commonly affecting the respiratory system and the drugs used in respiratory diseases.


FFFF2433 – Urinary System Module

(Dept. Representative – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elvy Suhana Mohd Ramli)

The aims of this module are, first, the students should have sufficient knowledge of macroscopic and microscopic structure of the urinary tract system in order to understand the normal function and common clinical problems. Second, that the students should appreciate the role of the kidney in controlling the volume and composition of body fluid and the way in which they respond to abnormal volume, electrolyte concentration and systemic haemodynamics. Third, students should understand as much detail of renal cellular function as well as allow them to appreciate the basis of relevant therapeutics. Fourth, students should be able to describe normal micturition, the reasons for oliguria and such common conditions as glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, urinary tract infection, urinary calculi, haematuria, proteinuria and acute and chronic renal failure.


Year 2, Semester 2:

FFFF2125 – Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary System Module

(Dept. Representative – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoh Seong Lin)

The aim of this module is to guide the students in understanding and learning the development (embryology), structure, relation, radiology and histology (anatomy), functions (physiology) and metabolisms (biochemistry) of gastrointestinal tract and hepatobiliary system. It also emphasizes on the pathological aspects in terms of epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations (pathology,microbiology
and parasitology) and basic principles of management and control (pharmacology & public health) of gastrointestinal diseases and infections.


FFFF2242 – Endocrine System Module

(Dept. Representative– Dr. Taty Anna Kamarudin)

The aim of this module is to enable the students to acquire basic knowledge on the endocrine system which include the anatomy of the endocrine glands, the hormones they secrete including their synthesis and degradation, mode of action and regulation of their secretion and also the mechanisms and pathophysiology of common endocrine disorders. It will also facilitate students to understand the signs and symptoms of these common endocrine disorders and enable them to interpret the relevant investigation results for the diagnosis of these disorders. The module will also cover the pharmachological management of some common endocrine disorders.


FFFF2325 – Neuroscience Module

(Dept. Representative – Prof. Dr Norzana Abd Ghafar)

The aims of the Neuroscience Module are to provide the medical students, through a study of the structure and the function of the major components of the nervous system, the important connections and the concept of its functions and dysfunctions. They will also gain an insight into the testing and imaging of the nervous system as applied to patients' problems. It will make the diagnostic importance of concepts such as upper and lower motor neurons and peripheral and central divisions of nervous system and the associated lesions more apparent. Besides, examining discrete malfunction of the major elements, the global function of the cerebral cortex and the other parts of the nervous system, is covered with reference to the neurochemistry of the brain. They will also understand common infections of the nervous system including toxoplasmosis, prevention and the drugs used in the treatments. In addition, they will understand the drugs used in the degenerative diseases, drugs of abuse, sedative hypnotics, anaesthetics,
anticonvulsants, antidepressants and antipsychotics. Furthermore, the student will understand the common cerebral neoplasia, the effects and complications. Similarly, they will understand the effects of the space occupying lesions in the nervous system.


FFFF2443 – Reproductive System Module

(Dept. Representative – Dr. Mohamad Fairuz Yahaya)

The aim of this module is that students should understand the processesof human reproduction from the production of gametes to the establishment of independent life of the neonate. Students should understand common problems and disorders of the male and female reproductive tract, mechanisms of contraception and the sexual transmission of infections.