The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University was created in 2016 by combining multiple disciplines of Biomedical sciences into a single department with the aim of integrating teaching and encouraging research across disciplines. The mission of the department is to provide quality teaching in Biomedical Sciences to produce competent future healthcare professionals, and to advance scientific and medical research.
Education is a key mandate for the Department of Biomedical Sciences and faculty members teach biomedical science courses in the MBBS and BBMS programs of the College of Medicine as well as in courses in other programs of the University including the DMD program of the College of Dentistry, Pharm.D program of the College of Pharmacy, BPT and BHS programs of the College of Health Sciences. They also teach and guide research in graduate programs including Master in Clinical Pathology, Master in Toxicology and Diploma in Toxicology.
Anatomy, Cell Biology, Histology, Physiology, Human Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pathology and Forensic Medicine are taught both as stand-alone courses as well as part of the Integrated Medical Curriculum adopting newer student- centered teaching and learning strategies in state-of –the-art lecture halls and well equipped teaching laboratories.
Faculty and staff have research expertise in the following study areas and are encouraged to take advantage of the modern research facilities available in the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation within the University
- Environmental toxicology
- Genetics of Breast cancer
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Cardiovascular disease
- Infectious diseases
- Forensic medicine
- Medical Education