Diagnostic Physiology Center (DPC) in Hariri building, third floor, was launched in September 2018. It serves as a clinical site to perform electroencephalography (EEG),
electromyography (EMG), pulmonary function tests, audiometry, blood pressure and electrocardiogram (ECG) holter monitoring, and non-invasive cardiopulmonary stress tests for patients.
In addition, it serves as a training site for medical students to have hands-on experience on all available physiology tests. It provides students with an understanding of how to use
different diagnostic tools and to read and interpret measures and readings in diagnosing clinical cases. The mechanisms of deranged function cannot be appreciated without an in-depth
understanding of basic biophysical and physiological mechanisms. The purpose of developing these core competency criteria is to provide guidelines for the breadth and depth of
knowledge in the physiological principles and concepts that are considered minimal and essential for further progress in understanding mechanisms of disease and body defenses.
During fall semester 2018-2019, medical students, 181 in total, were introduced to various physiology tests in parallel to their theoretical sessions.