Courses Catalogue

Medicine I

COURSE CODE: IMN 3101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 6
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

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.

Course justification
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.

Course Aim
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