Aims and Objectives
1. To inculcate in trainees the discipline of directing own learning in order to solve clinical and public health problems through Research.
2. To expose students to the ethics, law and standards of medical practice throughout the entire duration of the four clerkships in Medicine.
The curriculum in medicine will be largely a student-centred programme, the aims of which are:
• To impart the skills of the art of medicine.
• To involve the students in taking adequate medicine history and perform systematic physical examination of patients.
3. To involve the students in integrating the history and clinical examination to evolve a number of different diagnoses, and for the students to be capable of selecting the investigations needed to arrive at a definite diagnosis. He/She should be able to perform the simpler of these investigations (see below).
The student is to be able to institute adequate management including: follow-up of the patient. This should include the performance of common and simple bed-side skills (see below). The student should acquire adequate knowledge of prognosis.
To involve the student in impacting effectively with patients (History taking, Physical examinations, Laboratory Investigations, and patient management) and to communicate his findings in writing and/or discussion with his colleagues and other members of the health care team.
To provide adequate theoretical knowledge and practical exposure to make possible the acquisition of all the above with respect to common medical problems.
To base his clinical practice upon the knowledge of the basic mechanisms of normal and disordered structure and function.
To expose the students to the rudiments of medical ethics and standards in medicine practice.
To inculcate in trainees the discipline of directing own learning in order to solve clinical and public health problems through Research.
To expose students to the ethnics, law and standards of medical practice throughout the entire duration of the four clerkships in Medicine.