Master of Medicine in Orthopedic Surgery

Introduction

Orthopaedic surgery is the surgical specialty for the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, diseases, and congenital deformities of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedics therefore is concerned with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. It includes diseases of the upper limb, lower limb, vertebral column and bony pelvis.

Moi University stands in the unique position of leading the way in orthopaedics training in Kenya. This will be the first MMed-orthopaedics training program in Kenya. The University will provide the innovative leadership that will positively affect the health care of the Kenyan people in the specialty of orthopaedic surgery. Increasing the number of orthopaedic surgeons in Kenya will enhance the capacity of the country to deal with the burden of trauma and orthopaedic conditions/diseases. This will be in line with the vision, mission and philosophy of Moi University of training experts who will be available to meet community needs.

Award of Degree

The Master of Medicine in orthopaedic surgery (MMed Orth) will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the program as outlined in this curriculum.

Admission Requirements

1

Be holder of the MBChB degree of Moi University or its equivalent from other institutions recognized by Moi University senate.

2

Be registered or be registrable as a medical practitioner by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya (MPDB).

3

Must have practiced for at least one year after internship.

4

MMed General Surgery holders who meet the university postgraduate requirements are eligible to join at Part II.

Duration

The orthopaedic surgery degree program shall normally extend over a minimum of four (4) years and a maximum of eight (8) years of full time attendance unless Moi University senate approves otherwise.

 

Course Structure

Part1: year 1

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

MMB 801

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

4

MMB 802

Introduction to Medical Education

2

MOB 811

Anatomy

3

MOB 812

Orthopaedic Physiology

3

MOB 813

Orthopaedic Pathology *

3

MOB 814

Radiology & Imaging

2

MMI 801

Computer use in Medical Practice

2

CHM 803

Health Services Management & Healthy Policy

4

MMR 801

Research Methods I

3

MOC 811

Accident & Emergency

2

MOC 812

Plastic surgery

2

MOC 813

Neurosurgery

2

MOC 814

General Surgery

2

MOC 815

Vascular Surgery

2

MOC 816

Anaesthesia & ICU

2

TOTAL

38

Orthopaedic Pathology includes; General Pathology, Microbiology, Chemical Pathology

& Immunology

Part1: Year2

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

MMR 801

Research Methods II

1

MOB 820

Biomechanics

6

MOC 821

Orthopaedic trauma I

10

MOC 822

General Orthopaedics I

10

MOC 823

Paediatric Orthopaedics I

10

MOC 824

Rehabilitation Medicine

3

TOTAL

40

Part2: Year3


COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

MOC 831

Orthopaedic trauma II

8

MOC 832

General Orthopaedics II

8

MOC 833

Paediatric Orthopaedic II

8

MMR 899

Research Project Implementation

8

MHE 804

Electives

6

TOTAL

38

Part2: Year4


COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

MMR 841

Spine Surgery

8

MOB 842

Hand Surgery

8

MOC 843

Arthroplasty

8

MOC 844

Foot & Ankle Surgery

8

MOC 845

Sports Medicine

8

TOTAL

40

 

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