UNEC College of Medicine Third Year Course Outline (UNEC) 2024

This post contains the course outline for third-year students in UNN college of medicine, UNEC.

Third-year medical students in UNEC offer the following courses in the college of medicine;

Course CodeCourse Title
ANA 301Gross Anatomy
ANA 302Embryology and Genetics
ANA 303Histology and Histochemistry
BIC 341Nutritional Biochemistry
BIC 351Special Topics in Biochemistry
PYS 301Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology

Gross Anatomy III (Head, Neck and Neuroanatomy)

SNGross Anatomy III (Head, Neck and Neuroanatomy)
1The Skull
2Scalp and Face
3Course and Distribution of ICA and ECA
4Thyroid and Parathyroid Gland
5Parotid Gland
6Cranial Nerve V & VII
7Cranial Nerve IX, X & XI
8Submandibular Region, Pterygopalatine Fossa
11External and Internal Features of the Spinal Cord+
12Basal Ganglia+ White Matters of the Cerebrum
13Blood Supply of The CNS
14Ventricles of The Brain, And CSF Circulation
16Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Air Sinuses
20Triangles of The Neck
21External Features of the Cerebrum, And Cerebral Cortex,
22External and Internal Features of the Brainstem

Histology and Histochemistry

SNHistology and Histochemistry
3Urinary Bladder
4Pituitary Gland, Islet of Langerhans
5Thyroid and Suprarenal Glands
6Testis, Epididymis, Vas Deferens
7Seminal Vesicle, Prostate
8Phallus and Urethra
9Ovary, Uterine Tube, Uterus
10Vagina+ Mammary Gland
11Spinal Cord+ Cerebellum
12Cerebrum, Eye

Embryology and Genetics

SNEmbryology and Genetics
1Early Embryogenesis Late Embryogenesis
2Development of Gut
3Development of the Urinary System
4Development of Genital System I and II
5Development of Genital System III
6Development of The Spinal Cord
7Development of Face, Hard and Soft Palate
8Development of Eye
9Development of Ear
9Pharyngeal Pouches and Cleft
10Pharyngeal Arches

Nutritional Biochemistry (BIC 341)

Principles of Nutrition

  1. Components of Macro- and Micro- & Nutrients
  2. Nutritional Roles of Carbohydrate
  3. Proteins
  4. Fatty Acids and Other Lipids
  5. Biochemical Basis and Biomedical Significance of Common Nutritional Disorders/Diseases
  6. General Consideration of the Vegetarian Diet


  1. Sources
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biochemical Roles
  4. Classification
  5. Deficiency and Toxicity of Vitamins


  1. Classification; Sources
  2. Biochemical Roles
  3. Deficiency and Toxicity

Special Topics in Biochemistry (BIC 351)

Hormones I

  1. Hormones
  2. Mechanism of Action of Hormones
  3. Hormones-Like Substances

Hormones II

  1. Hormones of The Hypothesis (Anterior and Posterior Pituitary Glands)
  2. Hormones from The Pancreas and The Gastrointestinal Tract
  3. Parathyroid Hormones
  4. Thyroid Hormones, Hormones of The Adrenal Medulla


  1. Structure and Function
  2. Biosynthesis and Degradation
  3. Disorders of The Heme Synthesis
  4. Globin Structure and Disorders
  5. Cytochromes


  1. General Concept
  2. Phase I and II Reactions


  1. Introduction to Neurobiochemistry
  2. Brief Explanation of Axonal
  3. Transmission and Resting Potentials
  4. The GABA Shunt
  5. Definition and Classification of Neurotransmitters
  6. The Concept, Structure and Functions of Classical Receptors
  7. Neoclassical G-Protein Linked Receptors
  8. 2nd Messengers


  1. Brief Review of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Muscle Cell
  2. Structure and Functions of Important Muscle Proteins
  3. Mechanism of Muscle Contraction and Its Bioenergetics
  4. Other Contractile Structures and Proteins


  1. Molecular Basis of Immune Reactions
  2. Structure and Function of Immunoglobulins
  3. Antigen-Antibody Interactions

Endocrinology and Reproduction


1Introduction to Endocrinology I
2Introduction to Endocrinology II
3Hormones of The Pituitary Gland I
4Hormones of The Pituitary Gland II
5Thyroid Hormones
6Endocrine Functions of the Pancreas and Disorders
7Parathyroid Hormone & Calcium Balance I
8Parathyroid Hormone & Calcium Balance II
9Hormones of The Adrenal Cortex I
10Hormones of The Adrenal Cortex II
11Hormones of The Adrenal Medulla
12Other Hormones/Glands

Reproductive Physiology

1Genetic & Chromosomal Sex Differentiation. Sex & Gender, Classification of Sex
2Puberty & Human Sexual Response
Abnormal Sexual Dvt.
3Male Reproductive System
Basic Anat & Physiology
Endocrine Testes
4Female Reproductive System I
Functional Anatomy
Menstrual Cycle
Graffian Follicle
5Female Reproductive System II
Menstrual Cycle: Changes in other organs
Regulation and Hormones of
Menstrual Cycles
6Pregnancy, Lactation and Contraception
Diagnosis of Pregnancy
Changes in Pregnancy
Milk Ejection Reflex
Fertility Regulation

College of Medicne Lecture Venues

  • Histology Laboratory (Anatomy Department)
  • UNEC Physiology Auditorium

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