Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. The course is done offering lectures, tutorial and practical activities, on common medical conditions.it covers the causes, clinical features and management of communicable diseases, hematopoietic disorders, cardiovascular disordes and skin disorders. In the last two months the students are put on ward for junior clerkship.
Adults are the mainstay of patients presenting in health facilities. Due to the limited number of physicians the clinical officer ought to be trained in order to provide appropriate clinical care to such cases and refer cases that are beyond their scope.
The aim of teaching this course is to enable the learner to a to acquire competencies in the management of diseases /conditions among adult patients 8.0 Course Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, students should have the ability to;
a) Diagnose and manage common medical conditions
b) Carry out appropriate investigations
c) Identify and manage emergencies
d) Refer patients appropriately
e) Prescribe and administer appropriate medications for the various medical conditions