Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Clinical Methods And Clerkship

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

I) Lectures

i) Steps in making a diagnosis (4 Hours)

a)History taking-Demographic data, the presenting complaint/illness, History of presenting complaint, Review of systems, Past medical history, Past surgical history, Family history, Social history, Obstetric and gynecological history, developmental history, Nutrition history, Immunisation history, Summary.

b)Examination,-Principles of a good physical examination, General examination, and physical examination techniques that is inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation.

c)Interpretations of Common  laboratorogical, pathological and radiologist  investigations

ii) Analysis of symptoms and signs of systemic illnesses (24 Hours)
a)        Symptoms  and signs of the respiratory diseases
b)        Symptoms and signs of the gastrointestinal tract
c)        Symptoms and signs of the cardiovascular system
d)       Symptoms and signs of the Central nervous system
e)        Symptoms and signs of the endocrine system
f)         Symptoms  and signs of  the urinary  system
g)        Clinical approach to a febrile patient.
h)        Clinical approach to the the unconscious patient.

II) Tutorials (20 Hours)

a)      General examination
b)      Examination of the respiratory diseases
c)      Examination of gastrointestinal tract
d)     Examination of the cardiovascular system
e)      Examination the Central nervous system
f)       Examination of the abdomen
g)      Examination of a swelling
h)      Examination of an ulcer
i)        Obstetric examination
j)        Examination of a young child
k)      Neonatal examination
l)        Common laboratory investigations in medicine
m)    Common radiologist investigations

Teaching/learning methods
a)      Lectures
b)      Tutorials
c)      Clinical examination videos
d)     Course work
e)      Role-plays and simulation sessions
f)       Student presentations

Teaching/learning Materials
a)      Whiteboard and markers
b)      LCD projector
c)      Thermometers
d)     Tape measures
e)      Sphygmomanometer
f)       Stethoscope
g)      Patellar hammer
h)      Tunic fork