Diploma in Clinical medicine
May , 2021
VISION AND MISSION OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME
To produce adequate trainee and develop work force that can confidently manage common medical conditions and prevent emerging health issues.
To establish conducive and sustainable training environment that will enable graduates to perform competently at their relevant levels and attain higher levels of knowledge, skills and attitudes in Clinical Medicine and health sciences.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme aims to:
- Form a flexible course that is responsive to dynamic and rapidly changing society;
- Provide the skills, knowledge and behaviour that are vital meeting community and employer’s needs;
- Entice self-realisation and team work skills that enable graduates to be employable and team players;
- Build capacity to participate in the implementation of National Health Policy and its accompanying Operational Guidelines; and
- Propagate and promote moral, legal and ethical conduct among health workers within the national legal framework.
This programme is intended to provide basic knowledge necessary for acquiring life-long learning and good foundation for further studies in clinical medicine.
The main objective of developing competence-based curriculum for clinical Medicine is to produce technicians who are competent in clinical medicine to enable them to work flexibly at different work places specifically at primary health facility. The specific objectives, among other things, include to:
- Help trainees to acquire the competencies desired with the aim of enabling them to work effectively;
- Facilitate training in consideration of individual learning differences by using alternative paths and flexible scheduling of learning activities; and also help learners to be more responsible for their own learning;
- Facilitate greater variety of courses of study to meet desired needs of different stakeholders;
- Implement the training program using a wide range of provisions, which satisfy the educational criteria for competent professional training;
- Make training needs clear and specific, resulting in more efficient utilization of training resources;and
- Facilitate more efficient educational exchange between trainer and trainees;
Admission to the programme will be open to candidates who have a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE).
Applicant through Direct entry into an Ordinary Diploma Course in Clinical Medicine (Clinical Officer) must have a minimum of ‘D’ credits in Biology and Chemistry, and a ‘D’ passes in Physics, English and Mathematics. A pass in English and Mathematics is an added advantage.
Applicants for the Technician Certificate course in Clinical Medicine (Clinical Assistant) must have a minimum of ‘D’ pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and Mathematics. A pass in English and Mathematics is an added advantage.
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