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THE MBBS COURSE CURRICULUM

The main course offered at UAMC is the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) based on undergraduate medical course curriculum (Newly revised; September 2012) approved by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council and by the Faculty of Medicine of Dhaka University (DU). The medical students will be awarded MBBS degree by Dhaka University (DU) upon their successful completion of the course and passing final professional MBBS examination.

National Goal:

To produce competent, compassionate, reflective and dedicated health care professionals who:

  • consider the care and safety of their patients their first concern
  • establish and maintain good relationship with patients, their attendants and colleagues are honest, trustworthy and act with integrity
  • are capable of dealing with common diseases and health problems of the country and are willing to serve the community particularly the rural community
  • but at the same time acquire firm basis for future training, service and research at both national and international level
  • are committed to keep their knowledge and skill up-to-date through “Continuous Professional Development” all through their professional life.

Objectives of MBBS Course:

At the end of the MBBS Course students shall:

1.Acquire knowledge and understanding of

a) The sciences upon which Medicine depends and the scientific and experimental methods;

b) The structure, function and normal growth and development of the human body and the workings of the mind and their interaction, the factors which may disturb these, and the disorders of structure and function which may result;

c) The etiology, natural history and prognosis of the common mental and physical ailments. Students must have experience of emergencies and a good knowledge of the common diseases of the community and of ageing processes;

d) Normal pregnancy and childbirth, the common obstetric emergencies, the principles of ante-natal and post natal care, and medical aspects of family planning and psycho-sexual counseling;

e) The principles of prevention and of therapy, including health education, the amelioration of suffering and disability, rehabilitation, the maintenance of health in old age, and the care of the dying;

f) Human relationships, both personal and social and the interaction between man and his physical, biological and social environment;

g) The organization and provision of health care in the community and in hospital, the identification of the need for it, and the economic, ethical and practical constraints within which it operates; and

h) The ethical standards and legal responsibilities of the medical profession.

2.Develop the professional skills necessary to

a) Elicit, record and interpret the relevant medical history, symptoms and physical signs, and to identify the problems and how these may be managed;

b) Carry out simple practical clinical procedures;

c) Deal with common medical emergencies;

d) Communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and their relatives;

e) Communicate clinical information accurately and concisely, both by word of mouth and in writing, to medical colleagues and to other professionals involved in the care of the patient; and

f) Use laboratory and other diagnostic and therapeutic services effectively and economically and in the best interests of his patients.

3.Develop appropriate attitudes to the practice of medicine, which include

a) Recognition that a blend of scientific and humanitarian approaches is needed in medicine.

b) A capacity for self education, so that he may continue to develop and extend his knowledge and skills throughout his professional life, and recognize his obligation to contribute if he can to the progress of medicine and to new knowledge;

c) The ability to assess the reliability of evidence and the relevance of scientific knowledge, to reach conclusions by logical deduction or by experiment and to evaluate critically methods and standards of medical practice;

d) A continuing concern for the interests and dignity of his patients;

e) An ability to appreciate the limitations of his own knowledge, combined with a willingness, when necessary, to seek further help; and

f) The achievement of good working relationships with members of the other health care professions.

Learning Outcomes of MBBS course:

To achieve the National goal and course objectives, a set of “Essential learning outcomes/ competences” which students of the medical colleges / institutes on completion of MBBS course and at the point of graduation must be able to demonstrate has been defined by BMDC are:

I) The graduate with knowledge of scientific basis of Medical Practice

II) The graduate as a practitioner

III) The graduate as a professional

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: MBBS course comprises of 5 Years, followed by logbook based rotatory internship for one year

Course structure and duration

The MBBS course is of 05 academic years (excluding 01 year compulsory internship training required for registration to BMDC) is described under 4 phases:

  • First 1.5 years as preclinical studies (Phase -1), 
  • Next 2 years of Paraclinical studies (Phase - 2 & 3) and
  • Last 1.5 years of clinical studies ((Phase - 4)

At the end of each phase the students shall attend the central summative phase assessments under DU; officially named as the professional MBBS examinations (similar to board exams).

 Schematic presentation of academic years & allocated subjects of MBBS curriculum:

Pre –Clinical

Para – Clinical

Clinical

1st

Year

2nd

Year

At the end of 1½ Year

3rd Year

At the end of 1 Year

4th Year

At the end of  1 Year

At the end of 1½ Year

1st

term

(6 m)

 

2nd

term

(6 m)

3rd term

(6 m)

Term I

6 m

Term II

6 m

Term I

6 m

Term II

6 m

1) Anatomy & Histology

1st  PROFMBBS EXAM

  • Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

2nd  PROFMBBS EXAM

A. Pharmacology & Therapeutics

3rd PROF MBBS EXAM

2) Physiology

B. Pathology

3) Biochemistry

C. Microbiology

  • Community Medicine

 

3 terms

 

  • Medicine & Allied subjects

FINAL PROF MBBS EXAM

  • Surgery & Allied Subjects

 

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology

 

Special Notes: 

  • Anatomy: Academic calendar of phase-1 shows the cards of gross anatomy only; histology cards are evaluated with term finals as per the decision of respective department.
  • Pathology includes General Pathology, Systemic Pathology, Hematology and Clinical Pathology.
  • Microbiology includes Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology, Parasitology, Mycology and Clinical Pathology.
  • Medicine includes Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Venereal Diseases and Physical Medicine.
  • Surgery includes General and Regional Surgery, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Blood Transfusion and Dentistry.
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology includes also Neonatology and Family Planning.

Teaching –learning strategies:

All the subjects in each phase are structured / organized into following components:

  • ITEMs (comparable to individual book chapter),
  • CARDs (comprising of a number of items into a system),
  • TERMs (combined cards)

The number of these components may vary in different subjects within a phase (& among the phases) depending on the learning objectives and their curriculum contents. However, the total teaching hours are distributed as per the following methods in accordance to the phase contents.

Teaching & learning methods:

Large Group Teaching:

  • Lecture
  • Seminar

Small Group Teaching:

  • Tutorial
  • Demonstration
  • Students interaction
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL)

Practical session:

  • Use of practical manual
  • Performing the task/examination by the student
  • Writing the practical note book

Field Placement (Community based medical education):

In small groups for performing activities by the student themselves

Clinical teaching:

In ward, OPD, OT, POW, ED, ICU, etc.

Integrated teaching:

Encourage to learn ICT through computer lab of the college.

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In course assessments:

Each month the students are provided with an academic calendar. The students are periodically assessed with the followings as a part of continuous teaching-learning process to evaluate their improvement:

  • Item Examination: as part of day to day learning.(Oral, Practical)
  • Card Completion Examination: variable among phases.(written, oral)
  • Term Examinations: a summative assessment of involved cards at the end of each term. (Written, oral, practical).
  • Class Examinations: supportive.

After each End-Term Examinations, guardians are informed of the progress of their children through official website records.