Courses Catalogue

Surgery 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) Surgical diagnosis (2 marks)
a)      Surgical history taking
b)      Common surgical examination teckniques
c)      Common surgical investigations

ii) Diagnosis and management of Inflammatory /Infective   conditions (18 Hours)
a)      Acute  infections
b)      Cellulitis
c)      Ludwig‟s  Angina
d)     Boils
e)      Carbuncles
f)       Mastitis
g)      Superficial adenitis
h)      Acute  Osteomyelitis
i)        Chronic conditions
j)        Actinomycoses
k)      Chronic  tropic ulcer
l)        Bululi ulcer
m)    Varicose Ulcer
n)      Aquamous cell carcinoma
o)      Rodents Ulcer
p)      Lipoma
q)      Lunch Absences
r)       Empyema
s)       Gangrene
t)       Gas gangrene
u)      Diabetic foot

iii) Traumatic Conditions (10 marks)
a)      Soft tissue injuries
b)      Wounds
c)      Burns
d)     Bone injuries
e)      Fractures
f)       Dislocations
g)      Head injuries
h)      Spinal  Injuries
i)        Abdominal injuries e.g.  ruptured spleen
j)        Ruptured Urinary bladder

iv)   Thoracic/Chest Injuries (5 hours)
a)      Pneumothorax
b)      Haemothorax
c)      Pyothorax
d)     Fractured ribs

v)     Specific abdominal conditions (10 Hours)
a)      Hernia
b)      Intestinal obstruction
c)      Perforated peptic ulcers
d)     Hematemesis
e)      Intra abdominal abscess
f)       Acute /Chronic appendicitis
g)      Acute /Chronic Cholangitis
h)      Peritonitis

II) Tutorials (20 Hours)
a)      General examination
b)      Examination of a swelling/mass
c)      Examination of an ulcer
d)     Common surgical Instruments
e)      Incision and drainage
f)       Surgical toilet and suture

III) Clinical/Practical (60 Hours)
This will be a supervised clinical/practical rotation in surgical outpatient/ 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