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Dubai Medical College for Girls (DMCG) Graduate Entry Exam (DGEE) is a multiple-choice examination designed to assess your problem-solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

Total duration of Exam: 4 hours

The Graduate entrance test consists of three blocks with a 15-minute break in between the blocks. Each Block is a single best answer type multiple choice question that can be passage-based or discrete.

Details of the blocks are as follows:

Areas tested 
Total MCQ's 
Block 1 90 min Human Biology 40
Human body Structure & Function 20
Break 1 (15 min)
Block 2   60 min  Biochemistry  20 
Nutrition & Metabolism  20
Break 2 (15 min) 
Block 3  60 min Psychology and sociology 15
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 25

Learning outcomes:

Human Biology
IHB102/01: Describe the main anatomical features of the human body especially musculoskeletal,
digestive, respiratory systems with special emphasis on anatomical ethics.
IHB102/02: Describe the normal structure of the cell and its components including the nucleus, other
organelles, and their functions.
IHB102/03: Compare types of cell division, stages of each and aspects of similarity and dissimilarity.
IHB102/04: Describe the four basic tissues of the human body, anatomical terms, movements, planes,
and body regions.
IHB102/05: Describe the reproductive systems, gametogenesis, and the basis of fertilization.
IHB102/06: Explain various stages of embryogenesis.
IHB102/07: Recognize the physiological basis for the cardiovascular, nervous, and endocrine systems.
IHB102/08: Correlate the role of integumentary system to thermoregulation.
IHB102/09: Recognize common microorganisms affecting the human body in terms of their classification
and give examples of diseases caused by them.

Human body Structure & Function:
HSF208/01: Describe the structure of the different body systems in relation to its functions.   
HSF208/02: Analyze the body’s homeostasis and the physiologic responses to environmental stimuli.  
HSF208/03: Describe the major anatomical components and physiological functions and processes of the bone, skeleton, and muscle. 
HSF208/04: Recognize the major anatomical components and physiological functions and processes of the different circulations.  
HSF208/05: Describe the major anatomical components and physiological functions and   processes of the nervous system.  
HSF208/06: Discuss the major anatomical components and physiological functions and processes of the endocrine system.  
HSF208/07: Relate the structure and functions of the skeleton, muscle, bones, nerves, circulation and hormones to other body components. 

BIO202/01: Describe the nomenclature, structure, classification, and properties of
carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, DNA and RNA molecules with emphasis on their physiological
importance and clinical correlations.
BIO202/02: Correlate the structure function relationship of different complex biomolecules.
BIO202/03: Recognize the basis of physical chemistry, acid base and electrolyte balance and
their impact on the enzymatic activity, and the relation to metabolic and respiratory disorders.
BIO202/04: Explain the enzymatic structure, classification, kinetics, diagnostic and therapeutic
BIO202/05: Identify the basic concepts of bioenergetics, the sequence of reactions and
different inhibitors of oxidative phosphorylation, and their clinical, and functional correlation.
BIO202/06: Correlate the concepts of different phases of digestion, absorption of different
biomolecules with related disorders.
BIO202/07: Recognize basic laboratory instruments, techniques of physical chemistry,
molecular separation, purification, and the effect of different factors on enzymatic activity.

Nutrition & Metabolism:
NAM209/01: Recognize the biochemical basis related to different metabolic, genetic and acquired disorders such as diabetes, obesity, starvation and atherosclerosis.  
NAM209/02: Describe the basic nutritional requirements, including different macro and micronutrients, and the effect of their imbalance.  
NAM209/03: Discuss the management of different metabolic and nutritional disorders.  
NAM209/04: Discuss public health concepts of community nutrition and community nutritional assessment.  
NAM209/05: Conduct history taking, and physical examination of nutritional disorders 

Psychology and Sociology
PPS105/01 Recognize normal and abnormal psychosocial growth and development across the
life span in the context of patient care.
PPS105/02 Identify the emotional aspects of illness.
PPS105/03 Demonstrate resilience and healthy coping mechanisms to respond to stress.
PPS105/04 Describe the field of psychology.
PPS105/05 Identify the ways that psychosocial factors affect patients’ health and health
PPS105/06 Correlate social stratification (e.g., race, class, gender, and age) to discrepancies in
access to health-enhancing resources
PPS105/07 Apply sociology principles to hypothetical doctor-patient relationship.
PPS105/08 Discuss human behavior in relation to health.
PPS105/09 Prioritize strategies to enhance adherence to treatment


Syllabus for DMCG Graduate Entrance Exam (2024-25)

Topics of Introduction to Human Biology
Cell components and cell division
Anatomical ethics, terms, planes, movements &body regions
Basic tissues of the human body
Stages of embryogenesis
Outline of all body systems and their physiological basis
Common microorganisms and examples of diseases caused by them.
Topics of Human body Structure & Function
Bones & Joints
Outline of nervous system
Overview of the heart
Overview of pulmonary system
Outline of endocrine system
Topics of Biochemistry
Structure and function of Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, polysaccharides, derived sugars.
Structure and function of Fatty acid, Triacylglycerols, Phospholipids, Lipoproteins, and ketone bodies and Steroids
Structure and function, and classification of amino acids
Different levels of protein structure, folding, denaturation, and degradation.
Structure function relationship of hemoglobin, immunoglobulins, and fibrous proteins
Oxidative phosphorylation
Acids, bases and buffer systems in humans
Properties, Mechanisms of action and Classification of enzymes
Topics of Nutrition & Metabolism:
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Lipid Metabolism
Protein Metabolism
Metabolism of Lipoproteins
Integration of Metabolism
Topics of Psychology and Sociology
History of Psychology
Biological Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology including mental disorders
Substance abuse and addiction
Positive psychology, mindfulness, resilience, coping and stress management.
Sociology and Health and illness
Impact of Illness
Medical Sociology
Equity and Healthy (Race, ethnicity, wealth etc.)
Healthcare and Health disparity