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
- Patient care
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice –based learning and improvement
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- 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:
- Science 1 (Biology)
- Science 2 (Physics & Maths)
- 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.
- Structural Principle
- Functional Principle
- Molecular Principle
- Principle of Disease Mechanism
- Principle of Medical Microbiology
- 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.
- Musculoskeletal module
- Genetic module
- Cardiovascular module
- Respiratory module
- Liver, Gastrointestinal and Nutrition module
In the medical year 2, following five modules have to be completed.
- Hematology & Oncology module
- Immunology module
- Endocrinology module
- Renal and Reproductive module
- 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.
- North Okkalapa General Hospital
- Thingangyun Sanpya General Hospital
- Insein General Hospital
- Yankin Children Hospital
- Ywarthargyi Mental Health Hospital
Along the medical year 1 to 5, following five vertical modules are incorporated.
- Clinical Management
- Medical Ethics and Professionalism
- Community and Family Health
- Research Culture and skill
- Social and Behavioral Science
The clinical departments that will provide training in the medical year 3 are
- General Medicine
- General Surgery
- Infectious diseases
- Rehabilitative medicine
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.
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Forensic medicine
- General surgery
- 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.
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.
- Small Group work (SGD, Tutorial, Project)
- Team Based Learning
- Practical/dissection session
- Clinical Skill Training
- Clinical workplace training
- Problem Based Learning
- Case Based Learning
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.
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.