Structure of the Curriculum Plate

 

SEMESTER (I)

Course Code
Course

Theory

Practical

Credit hrs.

MD-IMED-111

Introduction to the Study of Medicine

2

0

2

MD-PHS-112

Medical Physics

2

1

3

MD-C&BIO-113

Cell and Human Biology

3

1

4

MD-BCH-114

Chemistry and basic biochemistry

2

2

4

MD-PHS-115

Man & Environment

3

1

4

MD-MUS-116

Thereality ofthe Muslim world

1

0

1

MD-ARAB-117

Arabic language (Skills)

2

0

2

MD-ENG-118

English language

3

0

3

MD-ISL-119

Quran studies (1)

2

o

2

MD-ISL-120

Quran Studies (2)

1

0

1

 

 

SEMESTER (II)

Course Code
Course
Theory
Practical

Credit hrs.

MD-COMP-121
Introduction to Computer Sciences
1
1

2

MD-ICM-122

Introduction to Epidemiology,

Medical Biostatistics and Research Methodology

3

0

3

MD-DEV-123

Growth and Development

2

1

 

MD-ETH -124

Medical Jurisprudence and Medical Ethics

2

o

2

MD-NUT -125

Nutrition and its Biochemistry

4

1

5

MD-FT -126

Fieldwork

1

1

3

MD-ISL-127

Quranic Sciences

3

0

3

MD-ARAB-128

Arabic language (Skills)

2

0

2

MD-ENG-129

English language

1

0

1

MD-ISL-12-10

Sunnah  Sciences

1

0

1

MD-ISL-12-11

Islamic thought

1

0

1

MD-ISL-12-12

Quranic (1)

1

0

1

 

SEMESTER (III)

Course Code
Course
Theory
Practical

Credit hrs.

MD-PAT-231

Introduction to Pathology

4

4

8

MD-LOC-232

Locomotor system and its problems

4

4

8

MD-PHC1 -233

Primary Health Care (1)

1

1

2

MD-EDU-234

Introduction to Education and Psychology

1

0

1

ENG-102-235

English language

3

0

3

MD-SHR-236

Jurisprudence worship

2

0

2

MD-ISL-237

Jurisprudence transactions

1

0

1

MD-ISL-238

Quranic (2)

 

 

 

MD-ARAB-239

Arabic language (Specialized)

2

0

2

 

SEMESTER (IV)

Course Code
Course

Theory

Practical

Credit hrs.

MD-RESP-241

Respiratory system

4

2

6

MD-CVS -242

Cardiovascular System

4

4

8

MD-HEM-243

Hematology

2

2

4

MD-BCS-244

Basic Skills

1

2

3

MD-PHC2-245

Primary Health Care (2)

2

1

3

MD-ISL-246

History of Islamic civilization

2

0

2

MD-ISL-247

Introduction to Shariah

3

0

3

MD-ISL-248

Quranic Studies (1)

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER (V)

Course Code
Course

Theory

Practical

Credit hrs.

MD-GIT (1)-351

Gastrointestinal Tract (1)

4

2

6

MD-GIT2-352

Gastrointestinal Tract (2)

4

2

6

MD-DENT-353

Oral and Dental Health

2

0

2

MD-END&MET-354

Endocrinology and Metabolism

4

2

6

MD-PHC3-355

Primary Health Care (3)

2

1

3

MD-ISL-356

AL- Dawah

2

0

2

MD-ISL-356

Al-Aqidah

2

0

2

MD-ISL-357

Quranic Studies (2)

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER (VI)

Course Code
Course

Theory

Practical

Credit hrs.

MD-CNS -361

Nervous System

4

4

8

MD-UROG -362

Urogenital system

4

4

8

MD-FOR -363

Forensic Medicine

2

1

3

MD-RES -364

Graduate Research Project

3

0

3

MD- END -365

Endemic diseases

2

1

3

MD PHA -366

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

2

0

2

SLM -102

Quranic studies (2)

2

0

2

 

SEMESTER (VII)

Course Code
Course

Theory

Practical

 Credit hrs.

MD-PAED- 4&5-1

Paediatrics

8

6

14

MD-OPH-4 & 5-2

Ophthalmology

1

1

2

MD- PHC-4 & 5-3

Management of Primary Health care

1

1

2

 

SEMESTER (VIII)

Course
Course Code

Theory

Practical

          Credit hrs.

Surgery

MD-SURG -4&5-4

9

9

18

 

SEMESTER (IX)

Course Code
Course

Theory

Practical

      Credit hrs.

MD-MED -4&5-5

Medicine

8

8

16

MD- DER -4&5/6

Dermatology

1

1

2

 

SEMESTER (X)

Course Code
Course

Practical

Theory

Credit hrs.

MD- OBS& GYN -4&5-7

Obstetrics and Gynecology

6

6

12

MD-RAD -4&5-8

Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

1

1

2

MD-PSYC - 4&5-9

Psychiatry

2

2

4

MD- RUR -4&5-10

Rural Residency

1

2

3

 

Year 1

(PHASE I) INTRODUCTORY COURSES

(SEMESTER I&II)

            Semester I

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2

2

MD-IMED- 111

Introduction to the Study of Medicine

This course is from the beginning focused on that the student should be aware about the contents, methods, and practices which are used in teaching of its curriculum. This curriculum stresses on the principles of this university, which is community oriented edu­cational philosophy and work on studying and getting solutions for their medical, health, and social problems.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2

2

MD-PHS -112

Medical Physics

Physics has gained great importance in the medical field in re­cent years with developed devices for diagnosis and treatment.

This course designed to support the student by basic princi­ples of physics that help them to understand medical applications and basics of diagnostic devices and machines.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

4

4

MD-C&BIO -113

Cell and Human Biology

Studying the cell and living organisms beside the basics of anatomy is essential for studying medical sciences.

This course introduces the student to the levels of organism complexity; the basis of life, cellular structure and processes, and introduction to the human body.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

4

4

MD-BCH -114

General chemistry and basic biochemistry

Principles of general chemistry are important for understand­ing basic biochemistry, which is a prerequisite for studying nutri­tion and nutritional biochemistry. It is evident that medicine to­day is going towards understanding diseases at its molecular levels. Consequently this course is of vital importance to establish strong base for medical students.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

4

4

MD-PHS -115

Man and Environment

Introduce the student in a scientific way to know the basic physiological mechanisms in the human body related his internal + external environment system of the human body work in har­mony to achieve

 

Semester II

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

3

3

MD-ICM -121

Introduction to Epidemiology,

Biostatistics and Research Methodology

The course will contain introductions to epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology. Variety of instruction methods will be adopted to deliver the course content. All these methods will concentrate on student self learning and group interaction. This will work to emphasize and sharpen variety of necessary skills in the medical students including presentation skills, management process, decision making skills, rational thinking skills and skills of report writing.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

4

4

MD-DEV -123

Growth and Development

From a biological standpoint, human development is a con­tinuum, starting with the germ cell (ovum and spermatozoon), through fertilization, prenatal development, birth, and growth to adulthood. The germinal stage refers to ovum (egg) prior to fer­tilization, through the development of the early embryo, up until the time of implantation. During this stage, the fertilization creates a single-celled zygote, which is defined as an embryo because it contains a full complement of genetic material. Prior to implanta­tion, the embryo remains in a protein shell, the zona pellucida, and undergoes a series of cell divisions. A week after fertilization the embryo still has not grown in size, but hatches from its protein shell and adheres to the lining of the mother’s uterus. This induces a decidual reaction, wherein the uterine cells proliferate and sur­round the embryo thus causing it to become embedded within the uterine tissue. The embryo, meanwhile, proliferates and develops both into embryonic and extra-embryonic tissue, the latter form­ing the fetal membranes and the placenta. In humans, the embryo is referred to as a fetus in the later stages of prenatal development. The transition from embryo to fetus is arbitrarily defined as occur­ring either 8 weeks after fertilization or 8 weeks after implantation.

In comparison to the embryo, the fetus has more recognizable ex­ternal features, and a set of progressively developing internal or­gans

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2

2

MD-ETH -124

Medical Jurisprudence

The module is a survey module introducing students to the principles of medical and healthcare jurisprudence, primarily fo­cusing on the Islamic jurisprudence, and the regulation of health­care through regulatory bodies in Sudan.

Attention is also paid to comparative law issues, and to re­gional and international human rights principles and case – law. The module introduces students to the fundamental legal and pol­icy issues relating to consent, confidentiality, mental capacity, the human body and its parts, death and dying, abortion and repro­ductive healthcare, product liability, medical research. It is taught mainly with a focus on legal materials, but this is an area which is fraught with ethical debate and challenges.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

5

4

MD-NUT -125

Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry

It is well known that nutrition strongly affects human health and is responsible for life threatening diseases. e.g. Malnutrition and obesity. Nutrition is now becoming essential for the preven­tion, follow up and prognosis of some diseases like diabetes mel­litus, hypertension, cancer and the inborn errors of metabolism.

One of the major health problems in developing countries population is the malnutrition which affects pregnant woman, children and their mothers. However, 50% of African children suf­fer from the different types of malnutrition.

This course is designed to facilitate better understanding of human body nutritional needs and the impact of diet on human health. This course is oriented to participate in solving our commu­nity health problems through adopting the problem based learning as on of the educational methods.

 

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

3

3

MD-FT -126

Field Training

The medical Faculty of Medicine has adopted a community approach since inception. The medical curriculum fosters an early exposure of its students to community health problems: identifi­cation, planning solutions, and implementing intervention. This course is the practical part of epidemiology, biostatistics and re­search methodology studied in the same semester.

 

 

Year II & Year III

SYSTEM COURSES (SEMESTER III- VI)

Semester III

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

8

8

MD-PAT -231

Introduction to Pathology

General pathology is a broad and complex scientific field which seeks to understand the mechanisms of injury to cells and tissues, as well as the body’s means of responding to and repair­ing injury. Areas of study include cellular adaptation to injury, ne­crosis, inflammation, wound healing and neoplasia. It forms the foundation of pathology, the application of this knowledge to di­agnose diseases in humans and animals.

 

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

8

8

MD-LOC -232

Locomotor system

Since musculoskeletal disorders account for majority of all visits to the hospital, it is essential that medical students have a good working knowledge and understanding of the relevant basic and clinical sciences, to integrate basic and clinical science using problem based learning approach, to allow them to diagnose and treat such disorders.

The musculoskeletal disorders affect all age and causes can be different, some of these disorders now increasing like road traffic accidents with the increasing number of cars and travelling, so we need to know how to handle such conditions in the correct way to save lives, this cannot be achieved unless we do some hard work to know this system and its disorders.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2

2

MD-PHC1 -233

Primary Health Care (1)

As nations seek to strengthen their health systems, they are increasingly looking to Primary Health Care (PHC) to provide a clear and comprehensive sense of direction. The World Health Or­ganization (WHO) proclaimed primary health care as an essential response to the health challenges of a rapidly changing world and the growing expectations of countries and their citizens for health and health care. This was confirmed in October 2008 by the WHO in its report “Primary Health Care Now More Than Ever”. More than that PHC is the strategy of Federal Ministry of Health to achieve Health For All which is defined as “attainment of a level of health that will permit all peoples to lead a socially and economi­cally productive life”.

 

Semester IV

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

6

6

MD-RESP -241

Respiratory system

The main function of the respiratory system is the transport and exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the blood and the inspired air which is a vital process for cellular metabolism.

This happens in the alveoli which are round, 250,000,000 in number, in an area of 80 sq. meters which equals the area of the skin of man 50 times.

Every ml. of blood pumped by the heart goes through both lungs, as the lungs have to face the harmful substances natural, chemical or biological present in the environment as well as that the blood brings like bacteria, thrombi, Antigens and Antibodies.

It is mandatory to think that the respiratory tract is the en­try for many micro-organisms, living or non-living, harmful or not which are inspired in the air, so the diseases of the respiratory sys­tem are inspired in the air, so the diseases of the respiratory system are the most common in the whole world and this explains the im­portance of knowing thoroughly the physiological functions and the disease of the respiratory system for the medical doctor.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

8

8

MD-CVS -242

Cardiovascular System

Cardiovascular diseases are major causes of mortality and mor­bidity worldwide. In Sudan although there is no definite statisti­cal data but the hospital reports of admissions and deaths shows that cardiac disease constitute the top of the list of other diseases. Rheumatic heart disease is an important problem predominantly in countries with poor sanitation, overcrowding and malnutrition such as our country, Hypertension as well is a major cause of mor­tality and morbidity affects all the organs in the body.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

4

4

MD-HEM -243

Hematology

By the end of the module the medical student should be able to:

Describe the components of the blood and lymph, their origins and functions. The medical student should understand the processes involved in blood cell formation and their requirements so as to explain the course of defects in haemopoiesis, and also to know the role of hemoglobin in the transport of oxygen in the red blood cells

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

3

Longitudinal

MD- BCS -244

Basic Clinical Skills

To practice medicine, the student should know full medical information & gain basic skills to solve any medical disorder by reaching the diagnosis from history & proper examination with the help of some investigations relevant to the case.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

3

Longitudinal

MD-PHC2 -245

Primary Health Care (2)

This course is a continuous learning and training of PHC1. Students are expected to learn in-depth the main 8 components of PHC with full integration integrated with related departments.

 

Semester V

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

6

6

MD- GIT (1)-351

Gastrointestinal Tract - 1

The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is the main site where the complex interactions between eating and health have intended as well as unintended consequences. The GIT is considered as the most organ in the human body exposed to different environmen­tal factors and miscellaneous personal habits. However, it has an amazing ability to get acclimatized to these factors through a per­fect structure and functions as well as its defense mechanisms.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

6

6

MD- GIT2 - 352

Gastrointestinal Tract - 2

In developed and developing countries gastrointestinal prob­lems are common reasons for attendance at the primary care clin­ics as well as the secondary and tertiary outpatient clinic of the hospitals. Moreover, in developing countries, poor hygiene and malnutrition allow the spread of infective organisms. So, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are a major cause of morbidity and mortality.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2

Longitudinal

MD-DENT -353

Oral and Dental Health

Whilst there have been extensive advances in health there continues to be an epidemic of dental caries in special populations and huge problems of access to oral health care, exist in rural com­munities and often whole countries We know there is an inequi­table distribution of doctors in areas of need and while we aim to prepare medical students to

Work in these areas, they should also be aware that there is an even greater problem associated with dental caries and periodon­tal disease, their impact on general health and how they as future medical practitioners can help

 

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

6

6

MD-END& MET -354

Endocrinology and Metabolism

The endocrine system is one of the body’s main systems for controlling, and coordinating the body functioning. Communica­tion among various parts of the body is essential for enabling the organism to respond appropriately to changes in the internal and external environments.

This course provides an overview of the basic characteristics of the endocrine system and elaborates on the morphology, bio­chemistry, physiology and pathology of various glands associated with the common clinical disorders of the endocrine system.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

3

Longitudinal

MD-PHC3 355

Primary Health Care (3)

As nations seek to strengthen their health systems, they are increasingly looking to Primary Health Care (PHC) to provide a clear and comprehensive sense of direction. The World Health Or­ganization (WHO) proclaimed primary health care as an essential response to the health challenges of a rapidly changing world and the growing expectations of countries and their citizens for health and health care. This was confirmed in October 2008 by the WHO in its report “Primary Health Care Now More Than Ever”. More than that PHC is the strategy of Federal Ministry of Health to achieve Health For All which is defined as “attainment of a level of health that will permit all peoples to lead a socially and economi­cally productive life”.

The course will provide to student a thorough understanding of the secondary/supported elements of PHC

 

Semester VI

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

8

8

MD-CNS -361

Nervous System

The study of the nervous system is essential in medicine. The nervous system through its various organs, structures and network connection serves many vital functions for the body. Neurologi­cal and psychological disturbances are frequent bringing about a heavy load to the community, families and individuals. Meningitis, in particular meningococcal meningitis is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in Sudan leading to epidemics every 8-12 years. Another important and disabling disease worldwide is poliomyelitis which is under eradication now. It is expected to be eradicated from Sudan by the year 2005. CVA and its consequences is the one of the commonest causes of admission in our hospitals. This reflects the importance of the study of this module.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

8

7

MD-UROG -362

Urogenital system

This course will enable the student to learn obstetrics and gynecology and the problems of the urinary system so he will be able to manage the complications of pregnancy and labour and the problem of the urinary system.

This is the first course in the college syllabus which gives the student the opportunity of the direct contact with obstetrics and gynecology before he embarks in the clinical practice of this sub­ject which considered as a period of consolidation of knowledge and skills.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

3

3

MD-FOR -363

Forensic Medicine

Forensic medicine is the field that involves collection and anal­ysis of medical evidence (samples) to produce objective informa­tion for use in the legal system. The primary aim of the module is to introduce students to the ways in which medical science can assist in the resolution of legal issues in the criminal and civil courts.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

3

Longitudinal

MD-RES -364

Graduate Research Project

Research is vital for the progress of modern medicine and has created an ever evolving medical world. New discoveries are being uncovered everyday which are influencing medical practice.

Research at an earlier stage, allows the student to think in a systematic way and allows the student a chance to broaden their knowledge and skills in biostatistics and research methodology.

For these rationales and others, carrying out graduate research projects ahs become an integral part of the pre-clinical course in most national and international medical schools.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2  (2+1)

Longitudinal

MD- END -365

Endemic diseases

The knowledge so acquire will guide the students in clinical practice to recognize factors that can affect the communicable and non-communicable diseases and to institute appropriate preven­tive methods.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2(2+0)

2

MD PHA -366

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Pharmacology and Therapeutics is the study of the interac­tions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that af­fect normal or abnormal biochemical function. The field encom­passes drug composition and properties, interactions, toxicology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities. In pharmacology, therapeutics refers to the use of drugs and the method of their administration in the treatment of disease.

 

 

Year IV &V

Clerk­ ship phases (Semester VII - X)

Semester VII

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

14

14

MD-PAED - 4&5-1

Paediatrics

In clinical phase, students can practice what they studied at the previous two phases. Students should demonstrate knowledge and high skill to communicate with child/parents. The course lasts for 12 weeks from semester seven to semester ten. We must keep in mind that to achieve these objectives, students should not de­pend only on integration of curriculum themes but rather on self-directed, experiential learning.

In the last decades, Pediatrics started to gather momentum in order to establish a strong base to stand on. The motives of this ac­tion are following:

Children under the age of fifteen are representing about 50% of population.

High infant mortality rate in Sudan “140 per thousand” as child mortality rate represents 50%. 80% of this mortality is highly attributed to Acute Respiratory Infectiousness and other Infectiv­ity, Malnutrition and Diarrhea.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2

2

MD-OPH -4 & 5-2

Ophthalmology

Eye diseases are very common in Africa. Eye diseases require attention, the initiative for protection and treatment of them. The study of the eyes has become a significant branch of medicine.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2(1+1)

2

MD- PHC -4& 5-3

Manangement of Health Services

From the early stage in the movement to establish primary health care as the basis for achieving health for all, it was evident that the principal obstacle was weak management, particularly at the district level of health systems.

Managing well makes work easier. It improves the relations with colleagues and the service given to others; it makes life pleas­anter and more rewarding and improves the quality of work. Man­agement well also leads to harmonious work; it lessens irritations and frustrations that arise from confusion and poor organization.

This module presents a guide on the district level, where high standards of management are vital to the functioning of health sys­tems based on primary health care.

The course will contain the basic principles of management health services at the district level including health economics with emphasis on health insurance and international health regu­lations. (IHR).

 

Semester VIII

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

18

18

MD-SURG -4&5-4

Surgery

Each graduate of medicine should be eligible to deal with and address the surgical problems, whether it is an emergency or a rou­tine problem. Surgical problems are of the most common prob­lems which face the medical practitioner. The Surgical Sciences increases steadily, and the surgeon works in most cases within the health team and must in many times consult doctors with different specialties; radiologist, pathologist, physicians etc. So, the differ­ent specialties and sub-specialties will participate in the course.

 

Semester IX

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

16

16

MD-MED -4&5-5

Medicine

Our community still suffers from treatable and preventable in­fections such as malaria which is the most common killing disease in Sudan in addition to its morbidity and its effects upon the social and economical lives of the population, it constitutes the major cause of absence from work in the whole country. Our students must be aware of these preventable diseases and life threatening in­fections so as to change and improve the health and health services in the community. This is a period of consolidation were the stu­dent is going to face most of the important common medical prob­lems in real life situations (causality, in - patient and community). The previous courses were well integrated – anatomy – physiology pathophysiology in such a way that the student can interpret the medical problem in a very logical way so that he can reach a diag­nosis and plan for the management including the investigations, treatment, preventive measures and rehabilitation.

Our community needs competent doctors equipped with good basic skills, clinical knowledge and high ethical values.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2

2

MD- DER -4&5/6

Dermatology

The skin is the biggest organ of the body. It measure about 1.5 -2.0 square meters. Its vitality is essential to life. On the other hand, skin disorders constitute about 15% of all medical illnesses seen in a general hospital’s outpatient clinic. Therefore a good knowledge of the common skin diseases is mandatory to every suc­cessful practicing doctor.

 

Semester X

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

12

12

MD- OBS& GYN -4&5-7

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Our country has a high maternal mortality rate (MMR) which is generally due to lack of care during pregnancy, delivery and post­partum. However other reasons of maternal mortality related to antenatal period can avert a lot of untimely deaths.

The majority of the students in medical colleges (55%) are females and they will have to deal with reproductive health prob­lems. The medical graduates of tomorrow should be trained to im­prove reproductive health services especially at primary care cen­ters. The students will be learning the principles of reproductive health. The emphasis will be on recognizing and managing preva­lent problems of reproductive health in Sudan and referring the complicated cases appropriately. The majority of our population lacks primary health care services, hence to reduce MMR students should be trained as primary health care providers.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

2

2

MD-RAD -4&5-8

Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

The course offers the medical student an opportunity to ac­quire a broad base of knowledge related to imaging in almost all aspects of medicine. Students learn more about appropriate use of diagnostic im­aging and interpreting images.

 

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

4

4

MD-PSYC - 4&5-9

Psychiatry

This course is designed to provide the main concepts of men­tal health mental hygiene and mental disorders. It also aims to provide good knowledge of etiological factors in mental disorders, early detection and prevention of mental disorders, as part of com­munity psychiatry, together with the role of multidisciplinary team and the concept of liaison psychiatry in addition to good knowl­edge about the history of Psychiatry in Sudan.

Credit hours

Duration/weeks

Code

Course title

3

3

MD- RUR -4&5-10

Rural Residency

The medical Faculty of Medicine has adopted a community approach since inception. The medical curriculum fosters an early exposure of its students to community health problems: identifi­cation, planning solutions, and implementing intervention. This course is the practical part of epidemiology, biostatistics and re­search methodology studied in the same semester.

The course aims at strengthening the capacity of medical stu­dents through enhancing their knowledge and skills to identify community health problems and assess in promoting the health of these communities.

By the end of the course student’s are expected; to know and be able to conduct a rapid assessment of a situation, define and analyze health problems, prioritize problems and find options for risk reduction and to report.