Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Medicine

by Moha
(Kakamega)

Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Medicine Scholarships, Course Details and Requirements.

Admission Requirements - Candidates wishing to study for the Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Medicine shall have met the minimum University entry requirements as stipulated in the University Statutes.

In addition they should meet the following Faculty requirements;

i) Applicants must have attained a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade of B (Minus) or its equivalent and passed in the subject cluster as indicted here below:
a) Biology B (Minus)
b) Chemistry B (Minus)
c) Mathematics or Physics B (Minus)
d) English or Kiswahili B (Minus)

OR

ii) Advanced level or equivalent with a minimum of two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in Mathematics or Physics.

OR

iii) Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery candidates who have passed with at least a ―credit‖ and above plus mean grade of C (Plain) in KCSE or equivalent or relevant health related medical course from an institution recognized by University Senate.

Clinical Officers with a Higher National Diploma in a related discipline who will need to enroll in this program will have an added advantage.

A maximum forty percent (40%) credit transfer of the Senate approved credit factors towards the requirements for the degree program will be given where applicable.

Course Structure and Duration

Course Duration

i. All courses in the Bachelor of Clinical Medicine program shall be compulsory unless the Faculty Board recommends exemption and the Senate approves.

ii. The Bachelor of Clinical Medicine shall extend over a period of 180 weeks divided into 4 academic years of 45 weeks each for regular students with total of 251.0 CFs.

iii. Bachelor of Clinical Medicine (In-service) shall extend over a period of 127 weeks divided into two and half academic years of 45 weeks each with total of 175 CFs.

iv. The academic session for the course of Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine shall be in trimesters. Each trimester shall comprise 15 weeks.

v. There will be compulsory community health attachment during third year of the academic study for all students which will cover 8 weeks for community diagnosis and 4 weeks of Health Service Management

Program Administration

i) The program will be offered in courses
ii) The University course system of study will apply as follow:-

a) 15 lecture hours is equivalent to 1 credit factor,
b) 30 practical/tutorial hours is equivalent to 1 credit factor
c) 45 clinical hours is equivalent to 1 credit factor

Course Coding

i. The course code for Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine will depended on area of specialty e.g. ANAT for Anatomy followed by 3 numerical numbers e.g. ANAT ii. The first numeral represents the year of study,
iii. The second numeral represents course category, i.e.

1. ANAT=Anatomy
0= general anatomy
2. HPHY=Physiology
0=General physiology
1=Pathophysiology
3. COMH=Community Health
0=Environmental health and Occupational health
1=Epidemiology
2=Management
3=Education
4. PATH= Pathology
0=Microbiology
1= Pathology
5. PHAM=Pharmacology
0= General pharmacology
1=Clinical pharmacology
6. MEDS=Internal Medicine
0=General Medicine
1=Psychiatry
2=Dermatology
7. SURG=Surgery
0=General Surgery
1=Orthopedic Surgery
2=Anesthesia
3=Ophthalmology
4=Ear, Nose and Throat
5=Dentistry
6=Radiology
8. PAED=Pediatrics and Child Health
0 = General pediatrics
9. REPH=Reproductive health
0=Obstetrics and Gynecology

iv. the third numeral represents the order of the specific courses in the particular category

Examination

Rules and Regulations

The University rules and regulations shall apply for the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine program.

Examination Modes

The examinations in this program will be conducted in a combination of any of the following modes, depending on the year of study and according to the examination schedule

i. Written examination
ii. Viva voce (oral examination)
iii. Practical examination
iv. Clinical examination

In addition, the following rules and regulations shall apply;

Continuous Assessment Tests

i. Continuous assessment tests will comprise 40% (both for pre-clinical and clinical courses) of the end of year/course examination, except for courses offered by other departments in the University where the 70% and 30% rule will apply.
ii. Continuous assessment shall comprise of assignments, group discussions or presentations, practicum, written assessments or logbook presentations.

End of Years/Course Examinations

End of Year or Course Examination will account for 60% of the total marks and;

i. Written Examination that will account for 25% (or 30% where the viva voce is not applicable) of the marks and may comprise of essay, multiple choice questions, and short answer questions.

ii. Clinical or Practical Examination that will account for 30 % of the marks.

iii. Structured oral (Viva Voce) examination (where applicable) that will account for 5% of the marks.

iv. Any candidate who fails the clinical examination will have failed to satisfy the examiners in the overall discipline examination even if the final mark is 50% or higher

v. The fourth Year Examination which is the end of course examination shall comprise all the units taught within the following disciplines.

i. Internal Medicine
ii. Reproductive Health
iii. Surgery
iv. Child Health
v. Community Health and Health Service Management.

b). The pass mark shall be 50% except for University core courses whose pass mark will depend on the department under which these courses fall.

165.6. Grading System

The total marks scored for each course shall be translated into letter grades as follows:
75% and above - A (Distinction)
65 – 74% - B (Credit)
50 – 64% - C (Pass)
Less than50% - D (Fail)
Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree Classification
The Bachelor‘s degree in Clinical Medicine shall not be classified.

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