1 Name of Course Fundamental Islamic Knowledge V (History of Medicine in Islam)
2 Course Code DAF 4011
3 Academic Staff Dr. Muhammad Aunurrochim Mas’ad Saleh
4 Rationale for inclusion of the course in the programme Faculty compulsory course.

In parallel with USIM’s philosophy of education which is integrated with islamic teaching

5 Semester and    Year Offered Semester 1 : Year 4



Total Student Learning Time (SLT)

Face to Face

Face-to- face Indep Learning Total
Lecture 12 24 36
Seminar/Case Presentation 2 2
Ward round
A&E Posting
Field Visit
Revision 2 2
Total 12 28 40
Total Guided and Independent Learning

Face to face 12
Independent Learning 28
Total 40
7 Credit Value 1 credit
8 Prerequisite (if any) None

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students are able to:

LO 1 Describe the history of Islamic medicine C2
LO 2 Explain the role of Muslim scientists, scholars and practitioners in the development of modern medicine C3
LO 3 Recognized the contributions made by Muslim scientists, scholars and practitioners. A3
10 Transferable skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Lifelong learning



Teaching-learning and assessment strategy

 Teaching-learning strategy:

  • Interactive lecture
  • Discussion

 Assessment strategy:

  • Summative assessment (end semester examination)




This course presents the history of Islamic medicine and its sources from the time of Rasullullah (s.a.w). The contribution of Islamic scholars and doctors in areas like medicine, surgery, opthamology, cardiology, dermatology, and etc will be mentioned. Names like Ibnu Sina, Khawarizmi, Ibnu Haitham, Ibnu Nafis, Ibnu Qaf, Al-Zahrawi, Al-Razi and others will be highlighted.
13 Mode of Delivery Interactive lecture in Arabic


14 Assessment Methods and Types
Summative Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage Assessment Method
End Semester Examination 100% Written



Content  outline of the course/ module and the SLT per topic

Topics Face-to-face Independent Learning Total SLT
Lecture Tutorial Practical Clinical Others Lecture Tutorial Practical Clinical Others
Input 1 : Introduction

Introduction of course, its importance and famous books

1 1 2 1 5
Input 2

History, its sources and the importance of studying history of medicine specifically.

2 1 4 1 8
Input 3

History of medicine before Islam and during early Islamic period.

1 1 2 1 5
Input 4

Famous Muslim doctors during Prophet period and during Al-Khulafa’ Al-Rashedin period

2 4 6
Input 5

Methodology of Muslim doctors in medicine in history and development of the industry

1 1 2 1 5
Input 6

Translation activities and development of medicine during Al-Khilafah Al-Abbasiyyah.

1 2 3
Input 7

Professionalism of Muslim doctors and development of medical research during the golden era.

1 1 2 1 5
Input 8

Contribution of scholars to Medicine and books.

Ibn Zuhr, Ibn Sina, Ibn An-Nafis and Ibn al-Haytham, Al-Razi, Al-Zahrawi

1 2 3
TOTAL 10 5 20 5 40
18  References:

* Main references

** Additional references

1.  Al-Huwari, Ahmad Ibrahim. 2005 Min Tarikh al-Tibb al-Islami. El-Haram: Ein For Human and Social Sciences.

2.  Ibnu Qayyum, 2001. al-Tibb al-Nabawi. Beirut : al-Risalah

3.  Ibnu Sina. 1999. Qanun fi al-Tibb. Beirut : Dar al-Kutub al-‘Alamiyah

19  Other additional information Appendix 1 (Mapping of the Course to the Programme Learning Outcome)