Postgraduate and Research - Interdisciplinary Courses Structure

Postgraduate and Research

Course coding, Hours per Week and Per Semester

The Postgraduate Programme is made up of two parts (Part I and II), distributed over eight (8) semesters, and taking 4 years as follows:

Year 1 (Part I) Semester 1 and 2

Year

Code

Medicine

HRS

Paediatrics

HRS

Surgery

HRS

OBGY

HRS

1

PHY 600

Physiology

72

Physiology

72

Physiology

72

Physiology

72

PAT 600

Pathology

72

Pathology

72

Pathology

72

Pathology

72

BCH 600

Biochemistry

72

Biochemistry

72

Biochemistry

72

Biochemistry

72

MIC 600

Microbiology

70

Microbiology

72

Microbiology

72

Microbiology

72

PAR 600

Parasitology/

Immunology

44

Parasitology/

Immunology

44

-

-

Parasitology/

Immunology

44

PHC 600

Pharmacology

72

Pharmacology

72

-

-

Pharmacology

72

PH 600

-

-

Psychology

10

-

-

-

-

ANT 600

-

-

-

-

Anatomy

180

Anatomy

180

BS 600

Biostatistics/

Epidemiology

Research Methodology

36

Biostatistics/

Epidemiology

Research Methodology

36

Biostatistics/

Epidemiology

Research Methodology

36

Biostatistics/

Research Methodology

36

EP 600

-

-

-

-

-

-

Epidemiology/

ICT

36

HAM 600

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hosp Adm and Finance Management

10

Each discipline will at least have four (4) examinable basic science subjects to offer during the first year.

There will also be clinical training alongside the basic sciences in all disciplines during the first year (Part I).

Year 2 to Year 4 (Part II) Semester 3 to 8

Year

Medicine

Paediatrics

Surgery

OBGY

2

Clinical Medicine:

  • Body systems, systematically.
  • Clinical features and diagnosis.
  • Management and natural history.
  • Research proposal.

Description of:

  • Dissertation; proposal write-up.
  • Clinical situations affecting the child from perinatal period to birth, and from neonatology to adolescence.
  • Aetiology, pathogenesis.
  • Clinical features, investigations, treatment and follow-up.
  • Research proposal.
  • Data collection.
  • Case collection and analysis.
  • Clinical surgery
  • Clinical OBGY and hospital activities.
  • Journal club; case presentations, seminars.
  • Dissertation.
  • Clinical rotations.
  • Radiotherapy (for two weeks at ORCI).
  • Neonatology (2 weeks)
  • Surgery/Urology (4 weeks)
  • OBGY (16 weeks)

3

  • Dissertation.
  • Clinical subspecialties e.g. pulmonary medicine; renal medicine; cardiology.
  • Dissertation: data collection and writing.
  • Clinical rotations – two rotations in the year.
  • Journal club; case presentations; seminars.
  • Dissertation writing.
  • Clinical surgery.
  • Dissertation.
  • Hospital/clinical activities.
  • Journal clubs.
  • Seminars, case presentations.

4

  • Psychiatry – 4 weeks.
  • Geriatric Medicine – 4 weeks
  • Research for publication in the year
  • Journal club
  • Case presentations
  • Seminars
  • Clinical rotations – two in the year.
  • Dissertation – final write-up.
  • Journal club; case; Ob/Gy (4 (wks); Internal Medicine (4 wks); Paediatric Psychiatry (2 wks); ENT (2 wks) presentation.
  • Seminars.
  • Specialties clinical rotations.
  • 1.OBGY – 4 weeks.
  • 2.Paediatrics – 8 weeks.
  • 3.Ortho/Trauma – 6 months.
  • 4.ENT – 6 weeks.
  • Dissertation
  • Hospital/Clinical activities
  • Journal clubs
  • Seminars; case presentation
  • Mock examination
  • Final qualifying examination
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