Courses Catalogue

Medicine I

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

Course Content and Outline

i) Steps of making a diagnosis (1 Hour)
a)      History taking
b)      Clinical examination
c)      Investigations

ii)) Introduction to Communicable diseases (4 Hours)
a)      Communicable disease epidemiology
b)      Pathogenesis of infectious disease
c)      Principles of diagnosis of infectious diseases
d)     Pyrexia of unknown origin
e)      Septicemia and bacteremia

iii)       Diagnosis and management of common protozoal infections (5 Hours)
a)      Malaria
b)      Trypanasomiasis
c)      Toxoplasmosis
d)     Leishmaniasis
e)      Amoebiasis
f)       Trichomoniasis
g)      Giardiasis
h)      Crysporidiasis
i)        Balantidiasis

iv)Diagnosis and management of common helminthic  infections( 8 Hours)
a)      Hook worms
b)      Ascariasis
c)      Strongloidiasis
d)     Enterobiasis
e)      Trichuriasis
f)       Onchocerciasis
g)      Filariasis
h)      Loiasis
i)        Schistosomiasis
j)        Paragonimiasis
k)      Loiasis
l)        Drancuculiasis
m)    Hydatidosis
iv)       Diagnosis and management of common bacterial infections (8 Hours)
a)      Tuberculosis
b)      Enteric fever
c)      Brucellosis
d)     Anthrax
e)      Leptospirosis
f)       Relapsing fevers
g)      Typhus fever
h)      Chlamydial infections
i)        Tetanus
j)        Botulism
k)      Gas gangrene
l)        Pseudomembranous Colitis
m)    Plague
n)      Shigellosis
o)      Cholera

v)         Diagnosis and management of common viral infections (6 Hours)
a)      HIV/AIDS
b)      Mumps
c)      Herpes Simplex
d)     Herpes Zoster
e)      Hepatitis A
f)       Hepatitis B
g)      Cytomegalovirus
h)      Ebola heamorrhagic fever
i)        Yellow fever
j)        Dengue fever
k)      Rift valley fever
l)        Rabies

vi)       Diagnosis and management of common fungal infections (1 hour)
a)      Candidiasis
b)      Cryptococcosis

vii)     Diagnosis and management of common sexually transmitted diseases (6 Hours)   a) Syphilis
b)      Gonorrhea
c)      Vaginal candidiasis
d)     Trichomonas vaginitis
e)      Bacterial vaginosis
f)       Cervicitis
g)      Venereal warts
h)      Molluscum contangiosum
i)        Syndromic management of STDs

viii)   Diagnosis and Management of common conditions of the haematopoietic system(6Hours)
a)      Anaemias;Haemorrhage  anemia,Hemolytic  anemia,Iron  deficiency ,Vitamin B12 deficiency ,Aplastic anemia,Folic acid deficiency
b)      Leukemia
c)      Bleeding disorders

ix) Diagnosis and Management of common conditions of the cardiovascular system (8 hours)
a)      Hypertension
b)      Cardiac failure
c)      Pulmonary oedema
d)     Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease
e)      Angina pectoris
f)       Myocardial infarction
g)      Rheumatic fever
h)      Infective endocarditis
i)        Deep venous thrombosis
j)        Pericarditis
k)      Pericardial effusion
l)        Constrictive pericarditis
m)    Valvular heart disease

x) Common skin diseases (4 hours)
a)      Teniasis
b)      Herpes simplex
c)      Herpes zoster
d)     Eczema
e)      Seborrheirc dermatitis
f)       Allergic  Dermatitis
g)      Drug Eruption –Urticarial rashes
h)      Impetigo
i)        Haemanglioma
j)        Ersipelas
k)      Leprosy
l)        Leucodrma/Vitiligo
m)    Scabies
n)      Pediculosis
o)      Myiasis Sarcoma

xi) Diseases of the alimentary canal (6 Hours)
a)      Stomatitis
b)      Glossistis
c)      Dysphagia
d)     Dypepsia
e)      Gastro Enteritis
f)       Peptic  Ulcer
g)      Colitis
h)      Appendicitis
i)        Pancreatitis
j)        Peritonitis
k)      Malabsorption syndrome and Malnutrition 

xii) Common condition of the hepato-biliary /obstruction (6 Hours)
a)      Cholecystitis
b)      Liver  failure
c)      Hepatitis
d)     Portal hypertension
e)      Liver cirrhosis
f)       Hepatoma

II) Tutorials (20 Hours)
a)      General examination
b)      Abdominal Examination
c)      Cardiovascular examination
d)     Skin examination

III) Clinical/Practical (60 Hours)
This will be a supervised clinical/practical rotation in medical outpatient/medical ward in which students will record all their activities in a log book.

Teaching/Learning methods
a)      Classroom discussions
b)      Lectures
c)      Demonstrations /return demonstrations 
d)     Case study and Case follow up
e)      Supervised practice
f)       Clerking and case presentation

Teaching/Learning methods
a)      Textbooks
b)      Film
c)      Stethoscope
d)     Sphygmomanometer
e)      Tape measures
f)       Patients
g)      Pulsometers
h)      Stop watch