College Departments

Dear student; each patient that you will examine in your clinic with medical problem is composed of gross anatomic structures, which may or may not exhibit functional deficits. Therefore, knowledge of Anatomy as a basic science is indispensible for all medical students. Fundamental information is presented to allow you to understand the normal structure and function of the human body. A detailed knowledge of clinical anatomy is very essential for clinicians working in all fields of Medicine, Surgery & all medical sciences. One of our goals is to give you detailed knowledge of clinical anatomy which is now essential for clinicians working in technologically driven fields such as imaging & endoscopic surgery We feel indeed that our duty is to support you in all researches on medical problems affecting the local area & in whole kingdom to find their causes & to settle the best ways for their prevention & treatment. We hope that you will get the maximum benefit from attending the lectures & practical sessions of Anatomy to become familiar with all features of the human body which will help you in better understanding of the function & pathogenesis of diseases of the different systems of the body.

Welcome to the Department of Family and Community Medicine's web site, considering that department of the newly emerging sections in the faculty of medicine at the University of Tabuk and established in the year 1431 H- 2010 G, this department includes family medicine and community medicine. Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, sexes, each organ system and every disease entity. The Community Medicine is a branch of medicine that is concerned with the health of the members of a community, municipality, or region. The emphasis in community medicine is on the early diagnosis of disease, the recognition of environmental and occupational hazards to good health, and the prevention of disease in the community.

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tabuk, Faculty of Medicine. The Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to enhance the health and well-being of children and families through collaborative medical care, education of professionals dedicated to pediatric healthcare, breakthrough research that improves lives, leadership and community service. We develop and provide outstanding pediatric educational programs for medical students, residents, community physicians, and the greater community.

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Pharmacology at Tabuk University! We are a newly developed department with a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate levels. Our undergraduate program currently includes a wide collection of Pharmacology courses, taught by our faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching. Pharmacology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of drug action or more specifically it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. Conventionally, Pharmacology has been considered an applied science. However, with the development of molecular biology Pharmacology has become an evolving science that relies on finding novel therapeutics and improving existing ones. We are here to offer you the best in basic sciences education. If you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student, we invite you to visit our department website which contains information about our undergraduate program, seminars given within the Department, as well as a listing of staff and links to interesting resources.

About the Department of Pathology The Department of Pathology is one of the foundation departments within the Faculty of Medicine of Tabuk University. On an academic level, the study of pathology is elementary for clinical practice, and a good quality clinician must have good knowledge of pathology. The Department of Pathology is responsible for the teaching of Pathology to Medical students and Applied Medical Science students and in the near future for Dental students. For undergraduate studies, the department begins to receive the second-year medical students in the academic year 1429-1430 (2008-2009) for the male section and in 1430-1431 (2009-2010) for the female section. What is Pathology? Pathology is the study of diseases; dealing with their etiology, mechanism (pathogenesis), morphological features (gross and microscopic), fate, effects and prognosis. It is a discipline which investigates human disease at every level from the molecule to the population. The aims of these investigations is to understand disease processes, then help to develop management and treatment strategies, or even better, prevent disease from occurring. For a student of medicine, pathology is thus the bridge between the basic sciences taught largely in the preclinical part of most curricula and the practice of clinical medicine. Studying Pathology at the University of Tabuk Pathology is traditionally learnt in two stages: general pathology and systemic pathology. The former focuses on the fundamental cellular and tissue responses to pathologic stimuli, while the latter studies the specific diseases that affect individual organs or systems. The principles of general pathology must be understood before an attempt is made to study systemic pathology. In the curriculum of Tabuk Faculty of Medicine, pathology is, currently, taught with other subjects in an integrated course. So, general pathology is included with other subjects in the abnormal human morphology module given in the second semester of the second year for medical students. Systemic pathology is covered in different body system modules given in the second and third year of the faculty. The main features of the module are the integration of knowledge and a taste of clinical aspects. The study guide will show the necessary items related to each subject.

The newly developing physiology department will be participating in medical education for undergraduate and graduate medical candidates. We work as a part of integrated system for medical education which, specifically, is community based. Physiology is the study of how the systems of the body work including the cardiovascular, respiratory, neural, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems. We aim at teach the student the basic facts that enable him to understand the different medical subjects that are concerned with the study of the health and disease of the human being. The study includes both theoretical and practical programs. We aim also at developing an ambitious research program based on collaboration with other highly advanced research centers anywhere in the world and our research project will depend on the high technological methods used by these centers. We are highly supported by the University of Tabuk and the high education ministry in Saudi Arabia.

This indeed is an exciting time in the field of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. With the identification of new organisms and immune-related disorders, this field of medicine has become most critical for discovery and innovation in basic sciences and in clinical practice. At this newly established Department of Medical Microbiology, we are building a community of scholars who will share a common passion for outstanding teaching, focused research and outreach. Our objective is to provide the most rigorous and inspiring education and training to medical students in areas of microbiology, virology, parasitology, immunology, host-pathogen interactions and related fields. We are also committed to conduct best possible research in selected areas that affect our communities. The gradual and incessant increase in primary immunodeficiency disorders is a matter of concern for this region and the Kingdom. Our goal is to create a focused program to ascertain the etiology of this disease and to find solutions for their prevention and proper management. We are also developing strong and meaningful community outreach programs that would address issues such as prevention and effective treatment of HIV/AIDS, hospital-related and drug-resistant infections, Asthma, Psoriasis, and other commonly occurring infections and immune-related disorders. Educational programs are being developed to endow the community with the tools and the knowledge that they need to effectively address some of these challenges. We invite you to visit our website frequently to get updates about the educational, research and community outreach programs and to learn more about the exciting discoveries that our faculty, staff and students have made in their areas of research interests.

Welcome to the website of the department of internal medicine in university of Tabuk. The department of internal medicine is committed to achieve the excellence in clinical care, education and research. The field of internal medicine is continue to be a challenge all over the word regarding newly discovered diseases and new evolving therapeutic modalities. Practicing an evidence-based medicine, ensure patient safety and satisfying patient expectations are an essential part of our commitment. We have two affiliated hospitals in Tabuk city where our students are practicing at present time while our 400-bed teaching hospital is under construction. The affiliated hospitals are North-West Armed Forces Hospital and King Khaled Civilian Hospital. Our staff is covering most of the specialties in medicine and they are very enthusiastic about education and conducting state-of-art clinical research. We look forward to join us in achieving our mission as we enhance health, learning and knowledge for our community, and for the word.

The department of medical biochemistry is one of the main departments in the faculty of medicine that deals with teaching of biochemistry for the undergraduate students. The department deals with teaching the basic chemistry of macromolecules and their metabolism, vitamins and genetics for second year medical students. In addition to this the department is also involved in some specialized courses for third and fourth year medical students. Regarding the practical part of the subject, the students learn how to analyze important compounds like glucose, urea and liver enzymes in blood samples and correlate their levels with heath and disease. The department members are: a professor, an associate professor, an assistant professor and a lecturer .The department will look forward for the update of the subject to match the advancing progress in biochemistry all over the globe.

The department of surgery has the mission to provide the students with high quality teaching in the surgical sciences. Through the different expertise that comprises the teaching staff, the department aims to enrich the students` knowledge in different surgical specialties. The taught surgical modules enable the students to gain an updated knowledge and clinical skills in the field of surgery supported by our partnership with the hospitals in Tabuk region. Research activities and faculty developmental programs are also at the center of the departmental concerns.

Welcome to the Obstetric and Gynecology Department of Tabuk University Vision Delineate the standard of care for all women, today and tomorrow. Mission By preparing medical students in knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, appropriate and effective care for women, which will under the Guide of obstetric and gynecology department help in optimizing the women's health care in the region.

The ENT Department prepares and submits clinical cases for the training of medicine students, doctors, doctors of excellence and graduate students within the Arab disciplines stemming of the Council of the Arab Medical Specializations . The members of the faculty prepare as well researches in the field of specialization together with other academic departments. Furthermore, the department participates in the teaching of fifth and sixth year medicine students, doctors of excellence and graduate students aiming to provide training on the medical cases enabling diagnosis and treatment. Consequently the students acquire clinical skills and the ability to interpret pathological symptoms and laboratory tests to formulate the proper diagnosis.

The Medical Education Department (MED) is responsible for all aspects of education and assessment at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tabuk (FOM-UT). This includes curriculum development and reform, preparing syllabi and student guides, and proposing and tailoring innovative educational methods to advance the educational process to keep pace with the continuous progress in medical sciences. The MED also takes care of upgrading and systematizing the process of student assessment in knowledge, skills, and attitudinal aspects. The MED is also involved in evaluation of education programs and proposing solutions for development and continuous quality improvement. A major job of the MED is upgrading the capabilities of the academic staff members of FOM-UT to suit their educational, research, and service responsibilities, and to make them qualified enough to help the FOM-UT achieve its mission of graduating high quality doctors to serve their communities and promote the healthcare services in the Kingdom. The MED pays special interest in research in different sciences of medical education sciences, where its members share in featured research plans and projects with enthusiasm for sharing research findings in specialized international conferences.