FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCE
Faculty of medicine and health science was established in 2011 to cover the needs of the country to well trained medical staff, the faculty offers the following programs:
- Bachelor degree in Medicine and surgery MBBS
- Bachelor degree in Nursing
- Bachelor degree in public health
The MBChB programme at KU aims to produce competent doctors with the requisite critical thinking and lifelong learning skills, communication skills, teamwork, professional values and attitudes, and clinical competence to provide a comprehensive health care in the context of the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Health Care systems that is balanced between preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative.
By the end of the programme, the student should be able to:
- Discuss the normal structure, function and development of the human body and mind at all stages of life, the factors that may disturb these, and the interactions between body and mind
- Apply the scientific body of evidenced-based knowledge and caring interventions appropriately to common and important clinical problems and to the management of patients
- Competently elicit clear, comprehensive and relevant case histories, perform routine clinical examinations and select and interpret appropriate diagnostic investigations
- Perform a range of procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, synthesise and integrate information to formulate differential diagnoses and develop and implement a clinical management plan;
- Demonstrate the capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning using a range of approaches to maintain psychological, physical and overall wellbeing to themselves and others
- Use appropriate teaching and learning strategies to educate peers and other health care professionals and the community working as a constructive and collaborative health care team member and as a leader for elements of health care, with respect for complementary skills and competencies
- Make appropriate decisions in situations of incomplete knowledge, complexity/ambiguity, or resource constraint and identify feasible strategies to improve health that incorporate the broader determinants of health at community and population level
- Apply the principles of health promotion, population screening and disease management involving individuals and populations to a range of health care settings.
- Apply scientific principles, research methodologies and evidence to improve practice and the health of individuals and communities.
- Utilize the leadership and management skills in identifying best strategies for improving their own skills in personnel and patient management
- Practise ethically and with regard to medicolegal obligations
The program Structure
This will be a six year undergraduate course implemented in five phases.
Phase one: Fundamentals of medical sciences will introduce students to the sciences basic to medicine while also providing opportunity to understand aspects of critical thinking and communication and the acquisition of self-directed learning skills.
Phase two: Scientific basis of Practice of the curriculum covering the rest of the first year and the whole of the second year will enable students go through essential basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry as foundation to subsequent learning of the principles of medicine. They will are also introduced to the theoretical aspects of the community health and population based health systems.
Phase three: Pathology of disease will enable students review the various systems with emphasis on human pathology and pathogenesis of system disorders Clinical skill courses and pharmacology are introduced during this period and students will get an opportunity to learn about the practical aspects of community health during the an attachment to the peripheral health facilities.
Phase four: The Art of Medicine and Research will introduce students to clinical clerkships. Students will learn to take an appropriate history including social issues such as occupational health to be implemented in year5, perform a physical and mental status examination; and apply basic diagnostic and technical procedures, to analyze and interpret findings, and to define the nature of a problem. At this stage they are also expected to plan, design and carry out a research project and present their findings. In the second part, they will be introduced to the clinical sub- speciality.
In the final phase (Clinical rotations) students go through an advanced clerkship in the key areas of medicine, surgery, reproductive health, and child health and paediatrics. This is an equivalence of pre-internship period where students shadow the intern and are involved in clinical decision making and professionalism. They get the opportunity to learn ethical and therapeutic skills.
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