sound knowledge of pharmacological action of drugs in life support.
Introducing Community Health and its relevance in health care delivery
clinical assessment, investigation and management of body diseases
Appreciate the principles and practice of the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Providing training in theoretical and clinical Paediatrics and Child Health.
Recognize the importance of differential diagnosis in the practice of Psychiatry.
Understanding principles of image and simple x-rays.
Introducing students to the methodology and signs of surgical illness.
Learning to care for optimal health and quality of life.
Having completed the training programme in Basic Medical Sciences,the student is now ready for the Faculty of Clinical Sciences. Postings in the Faculty last approximately thirty (30) months and proceed according to the sequence contained in Appendix A.
The clinical postings expose students to the fundamental structure of clinical medicine, and provide the learning environment for the acquisition of clinical skills required by students to practice as doctors upon graduating from the medical school. Students are expected to rotate through the clinical departments during the clinical years at the College.
Students are expected to participate in all academic and clinical activities during each posting as they give the opportunity for passing instructions. Some of these activities include, but are not limited to:
- Didactic lectures
- Business ward rounds
- Teaching ward rounds
- Grand Rounds
- Call duties
- Theatre sessions
- Community Health postings
- Procedure sessions
Students should note that a 75% minimum attendance of all these activities is required to enable them write the end of posting examination as well as the Professional examinations.
At the beginning of each posting, students are to obtain the posting log book from the Academic Affairs office in the College. All attendances and procedures must be correctly logged and signed up in the log book. The log book must be submitted to the appropriate departmental office/HOD at the end of the posting. Loss of Log book should be reported to the appropriate HOD promptly.
A list of books and equipment required for each posting should be obtained from the HOD in each department.
At some point during the rotations through clinical departments immediately after the Third Professional Examinations,
Students are expected to undergo a period of four weeks of an elective posting anywhere and in any field of their choice. The Faculty strongly advises that those who are unsuccessful at the Third Professional Examination should devote the elective period in the department of their deficiency. This is because there will be no other opportunity to have formal remedial classes and revisions before the re-sit examinations.
Modes of assessment
Each department administers in-course assessments which form part of the 30% reserved for Continuous Assessment in the Professional Examinations.
There are two sets of professional examinations during the 30 month rotation through departments in the Faculty
of Clinical Sciences. The Third Professional Examination involves the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. The Fourth and final Professional Examinations take place in three departments – Surgery, Medicine and Community Health and Primary Health Care. For these two sets of examinations, students must not only obtain a minimum of 50% to pass in the subject area but must also pass clinical aspect of the examination.
In accordance with College regulations, students are required to pass the in-course assessments in Behavioural Medicine and Radiology in order to qualify to sit the final professional Examinations.
Examination formats vary slightly from one department to the other butare generally in form of:
- Multiple Choice questions
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
- Steeple Chase
- Clinical examinations (Long case and Short cases Clinical examinations)
- Viva voce
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