Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine

Introduction

Internal medicine is a discipline encompassing the study and practice of health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adolescents and adults of all ages. Intrinsic to this discipline are the application of scientific methods of problem solving, decision making and attitude of humane caring driven by professional behavior.

Since the practice of medicine is rapidly changing with increasing emphasis on prevention and cost-effective management of patients, internists are therefore required to play emerging roles in addition to mastering the necessary clinical skills. These emerging roles include:
i. Resource management
ii. Health information management
iii. Effective teaching

The programme shall prepare doctors for practice as internal medicine specialists (physicians) while taking cognizance of diverse career opportunities. It focuses on the development of clinical skills, research and professional competency and the acquisition of factual knowledge. The doctors will also be prepared to be able to advance their intellectual growth and acquire new skills and knowledge as demanded by the advances in medical practice.

Award of Degree

The Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine (MMed. (Int. Med) will be awarded to those candidates who successfully complete the programme as herein outlined.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the programme must:

  • Be holders of the MBChB degree of Moi University or
  • Be holders of MBChB degree or equivalent from other institutions recognized by Moi University senate.
  • Be registered or be registrable as medical practitioner by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya (MPDB).
  • Have worked for at least one year after internship.

Duration

The Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine programme shall normally extend over a minimum period of three years and a maximum of six years of full time attendance unless senate approves otherwise.

Course Structure

Year1

CODE

TITLE

UNITS

MMC 810

Medical Ethics and Physicianship

2

MMC 811

Medical Literature Appraisal

2

MMC 812

Emergency Medicine

3

MMB 801

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

4

MMR 801

Research Methods and Proposal Writing

5

MMB 810

Cell Biology, Genetics and Immunology

3

MMB 811

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

6

MMP 810

Neurolocomotor Systems

2

MMP 811

Cardiovascular System

2

MMP 812

Respiratory System

2

MMP 813

Digestive System

2

MMP 814

Reproductive and Urinary Systems

2

TOTAL

35

Year2

CODE

TITLE

UNITS

MMC 820

Human Nutrition

2

MMC 821

Infectious Diseases and Parasitoses

6

MMS 820

Management of the Neurolocomotor Systems Disorders

3

MMS 821

Management of Cardiovascular Disorders

3

MMS 822

Management of Respiratory System Disorders

3

MMS 823

Management of Digestive System Disorders.

3

MMS 824

Management of Reproductive and Urinary Systems Disorders

3

MMS 825

Endocrinology

3

MMS 826

Haematology and Oncology

3

MMS 827

Child Health and Pediatrics Rotation

4

MMR 899

Research Project: Implementation

8

TOTAL

41

Year3

CODE

TITLE

UNITS

MMS 830

Mental Health Rotation

4

MMS 831

Radiology and Imaging Rotation

4

MMC 830

Dermatology and Venerealogy

4

MMC 831

Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation

4

MMC 832

Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

4

MMC 833

Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases

4

MMC 834

Metabolic Disorders

2

MMC 835

Geriatric Medicine

4

CHM 803

Health Services Management & Health Policy

4

MHE 804

Elective Period

6

TOTAL

40

 

 

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