The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Programmes: Undergraduate

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The medical curriculum at the FMS at Cave Hill has been accredited by CAAM (Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medicine) and is primarily based on the medical curriculum of the UWI Mona campus in Jamaica. The FMS through its efforts to harmonise with the other UWI campuses (Mona and St. Augustine) will be working closely with those campuses to continuously improve the medical curriculum in accordance with CAAM recommendations and internationally accepted accreditation standards. Courses offered in Phase I and II are listed below:



  • MDSC1000 Fundamentals of Disease and Treatment (part I)
  • MDSC1103 Meiosis to Man: Introduction to Embryology and Histology
  • MDSC1105 Locomotor System
  • MDSC1201 Cell Biology
  • MDSC1202 Introduction to Medical Practice

  • MDSC1000 Fundamentals of Disease and Treatment (part II)
  • MDSC1104 Introduction to Molecular Medicine
  • MDSC1201 Introduction to Medical Practice
  • MDSC1203 Health Care Concepts*
  • MDSC1205 The Respiratory System
  • MDSC1206 Neuroscience 1
  • MESC2103 The Cardiovascular System


  • MDSC2103 The Cardiovascular System
  • MDSC2104 Digestive System
  • MDSC2105 Health and the Environment*
  • MDSC2201 The Endocrine System and the Skin
  • MDSC2202 Introduction to Medical Practice (Unit 2)
  • MDSC2203 Neuroscience II- The Central Nervous System


  • MDSC3101 Clinical Haematology
  • MDSC3102 Renal/Urinary & Reproductive
  • MDSC3103 Human Nutrition
  • MDSC3104 Health Services Management
  • MDSC3200 Understanding Research
  • MDSC3201 Junior Medicine Clerkship
  • MDSC3202 Junior Surgery Clerkship
  • MDSC3203 Aspects of Family Medicine

*These courses will be rotated in semester 2 of year 1 and year 2


Year 4 / Clinical Rotations

  • Anesthesia & Intensive Care
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Pathology & Microbiology
  • Obstetrics
  • Medicine, Law & the Humanities
  • Community Health
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopedics
  • Elective

Year 5/Clinical Rotations

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Community Health
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Child Health
  • Elective

Contact the Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: (246) 417- 4694/4703/4264 Fax: (246) 438-9170 Email: