COURSES & ELIGIBILITY (M.B.,B.S. Programme)

 

The University accepts average 300 students per year from those who apply for the Universities of Medicine after passing the Basic Education High School Examination (equivalent to “O” level GCE) in science combination for that year.

 

M.B.,B.S Programme (New Curriculum)

Medical education requires the acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and values to provide highly effective patient care. Graduates of the medical degree program must have the board base of the knowledge and the skills and competencies that are essential to be a skilled and effective practitioner of medicine.

Medical students must achieve and demonstrate individually by the time of graduation all of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behavior and values embodied in each of the required competencies across the six domains.

The new outcome based integrated curriculum is commenced in 2019 intake.

Outcomes of the new medical curriculum are

  1. Patient care
  2. Medical Knowledge
  3. Practice –based learning and improvement
  4. Interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Professionalism
  6. System-based practice

This outcome based integrated curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong scientific foundation and a comprehensive approach to clinical medicine. The foundation year of this course will equip you with the academic skill and knowledge you will need to progress onto our five-year medical program. As well as focusing on sciences and learning skills, you will start developing your medical knowledge in Principle Block.

In the first semester of the foundation year, you will learn GCE A level science subjects with emphasis on their relation to Medicine.

Following are the subjects involved in first semester:

  1. Myanmar
  2. English
  3. Science 1 (Biology)
  4. Science 2 (Physics & Maths)
  5. Science 3 (Chemistry)

The second semester of the foundation year is in essence introduction phase for Medicine. Students will learn the

following principles of medicine.

  1. Structural Principle
  2. Functional Principle
  3. Molecular Principle
  4. Principle of Disease Mechanism
  5. Principle of Medical Microbiology
  6. Principle of Drug Therapy

Medical year 1 and 2 on the course are taken up with modules on the structure and function of the Human body. You will learn how each system is controlled and is able to respond to the demands of everyday life and how they are effected by disease and medical treatments.

Students will undertake predominantly campus-based learning programs, including lectures, small group teaching /discussion and practical classes. Patients contact will be introduced and be experienced in variety of environments, exposing students to range of health-care practices with an emphasis on community.

In the medical year 1, students must complete the following five integrated system modules.

  1. Musculoskeletal module
  2. Genetic module
  3. Cardiovascular module
  4. Respiratory module
  5. Liver, Gastrointestinal and Nutrition module

In the medical year 2, following five modules have to be completed.

  1. Hematology & Oncology module
  2. Immunology module
  3. Endocrinology module
  4. Renal and Reproductive module
  5. Neurology and Psychiatry module

In the year 4, 5 and 6, students will be involved in a series of clinical rotations including electives and residential field training. Students will undertake clinical placements at one of the following teaching hospitals of the University.

  1. North Okkalapa General Hospital
  2. Thingangyun Sanpya General Hospital
  3. Insein General Hospital
  4. Yankin Children Hospital
  5. Ywarthargyi Mental Health Hospital

Along the medical year 1 to 5, following five vertical modules are incorporated.

  1. Clinical Management
  2. Medical Ethics and Professionalism
  3. Community and Family Health
  4. Research Culture and skill
  5. Social and Behavioral Science

 The clinical departments that will provide training in the medical year 3 are

  1. General Medicine
  2. General Surgery
  3. Infectious diseases
  4. Geriatric
  5. Oncology
  6. Dermatology
  7. Orthopedic
  8. Rehabilitative medicine
  9. Radiology
  10. Eye,ORL-HNS

During the medical year 3, there is a 4 week Elective when students may choose the discipline as interested in.

In the medical year 4, students will rotate in following clinical departments.

  1. Obstetrics & Gynecology
  2. Pediatrics
  3. Psychiatry
  4. Forensic medicine
  5. General surgery
  6. Anesthesia
  7. Emergency Medicine

In addition, there is a 4 week Residential Field Training Programme in medical year 4. Students will be placed at township hospital and rural health centers and will have opportunity to learn healthcare in community.

In the final year, students undertake rotation among the four major clinical departments and there is also a 4 week Student Selected Component when student will have their own choice to learn in one of the clinical departments.

 

Teaching/Learning Opportunities

The university is committed to an environment and professional workplace that inspires learning, compassion, accountability, and commitment to ethical patient care .The university ensures a positive learning environment to promote active, self-directed and lifelong learning. Following teaching/ learning methods are applied to achieve the outcomes of the programme.

  • Lectures
  • Small Group work (SGD, Tutorial, Project)
  • Team Based Learning
  • Practical/dissection session
  • Clinical Skill Training
  • Clinical workplace training
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Case Based Learning

 

Assessment

The training programme of the university is very intensive and students’ commitment and dedicated performance are expected. Students need to face series of assessment including continuous course work assessment and module-end or year-end assessment. Depending on the year of the programme, students’ competencies will be assessed by written test/ exam, practical test, viva voce and OSCE (Objective structured Clinical Examination) and OSPE (Objective Structure Practical Examination) at Skill Training Lab. Your professional attitude and active participation throughout the course will also be monitored.

 

Course/Clerkship Attendance

In the medical school, learning is a shared activity that requires students to acquire and integrate new knowledge through experiential interaction with faculty, peers, and others in a collegial and supportive atmosphere.

Learning process in both clinical workplace and engagement for group learning activities like TBL,Simulation-based learning and CBL .Absence diminishes the experience for both the student who is absent as well as the other students in the group who are present. Because of this dynamic, attendance is strictly regulated for the Mandatory Teaching/Learning Activities.

M.B., B.S. Programme( Traditional Curriculum)

The traditional curriculum extends over  7 years.

First Year

You will study courses concerning sciences with relevance to medicine and  languages. Area covered  will  include

Science      

– Botany

– Zoology

– Chemistry

– Physics

– Math

Languages  

– English

– Myanmar

Second Year

You will learn about normal structure, function, cellular and molecular  mechanisms  of human body. Area covered will include.

-Anatomy

-Physiology

-Biochemistry

Third  Year

You will take courses that introduce the principle of disease mechanisms, infection,   principle of drug  treatment  and  introduction to clinical practice .Area  cover  will  include

-General  pathology and  hematology

-Microbiology

-Pharmacology

-Medicine

-Surgery

Final Part  1

You  will  study the  disease  of  the  system in human body ,epidemiology and preventive aspect of  disease and legal aspect of medicine in both  community  and  hospital  setting .You will also learn about child and  women  health during this year.

Area  cover  will  be

-Systemic  Pathology

-Preventive & Social Medicine

-Forensic Medicine

-Pediatric

-Obstetric & Gynecology

-Medicine

-Surgery

You will visit township and rural health center during the residential field training period. There you will learn about  Myanmar  health  care system  at  township and rural levels. You will have  to conduct  a research and submit report on your findings.

Final Part  II

You will study all aspect of clinical medicine and health care delivery in four major clinical  disciplines, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics , Obstetric  & Gynecology at assigned teaching hospitals. You will also have chance to learn the specialty disciplines such as Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery, Anaesthesia, Radiology, Dermatology, STD/HIV, psychiatry. You will  develop your practical  experience in clinical skills through placements in training hospitals.

House officer Training

You will consolidate your learning from previous years during house officer training period. You will be assigned in rotation at medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetric & gynecology, anesthesia, emergency medicine , orthopedics wards. There is emphasis on developing practical skill and knowledge in respective clinical fields.

Your knowledge about healthcare in community setting will be expended in your placement at community field training center in Hlegu Township. M.B., B.S. degree is conferred to students only after satisfactory completion of House Officer training.