Master of Medicine on Psychiatry

Introductioon

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the mind. This involves disorders affecting thoughts, emotions and behaviours of individuals. The study of psychiatry encompasses various fields in the biological sciences, social sciences and clinical medicine. These specifically include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, psychology, sociology and anthropology as well the areas common to all medical disciplines such as the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, pharmacology and clinical techniques.

Training in psychiatry is also intended for preparation of the student for subspecialty training in areas such as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psycho trauma, Forensic Psychiatry and community psychiatry among others.

At the end of the program, the graduate is expected to be proficient in a variety of settings including: provision of direct care to patients, managing mental health services, teaching and undertaking research activities. This program is designed to produce a versatile graduate with the ability to function with a high level of competence in clinical, management, training and research settings.

The program is community-oriented in its implementation. The teaching and learning strategies have been deliberately selected to encourage acquisition of an integrated and holistic body of knowledge and skills through self directed active learning methods.

Admission Requirements

Applicants will be required to:

(1) Be holders of MB:ChB of Moi University or an equivalent qualification from a University.  Recognized by senate

(2) Be registered/register-able by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board of Kenya.

(3) Be proficient in both written and spoken English.

(4) Candidates will be required to pass an entry examination offered by the department of mental health.

Course Duration

The duration of the Master of Medicine in Psychiatry program, M.MED (Psych), shall normally extend over a period of not less than four academic years; and not more than eight years, unless the Senate approves otherwise. The registrars will be allowed leave of one calendar month per year.

Award of Degree

The M.Med Psychiatry degree shall be awarded to a candidate who successfully completes the programme as outlined in this curriculum. The degree shall not be classified.

Course Structure

Year1

CODE           

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

MME 801

Innovative Medical Education

    1

PEC 801

Principles of Epidemiology

    3

PBS 801

Biostatistics

    3

MMR 801

Research Methods and Proposal Writing

    6

MMS 801

ICT in Medical Practice

    2

MHB 810

Genetics of human behaviour and mental health

    2

MHB 811

Biomedical Sciences in Psychiatry

    4

MHB 812

Basic Psychology in mental health

    5

MHB 813

Medical Sociology and Anthropology

    2

MHC 810

Psychopharmacology and other biological treatments

    4

MHP 810

Clinical Psychopathology

    4

MHC 811

Psychiatric Disorders

    4

                                                                                                             Total

40

Year2

CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

MMC 812

Medical Ethics and professionalism

  2

MMC 822

Medical Literature Appraisal

  2

MHC 820

Psychotherapy

10

MHC 821

General Adult Psychiatry I

10

MHC 822

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry I

10

MHC 823

Emergency Psychiatry

  6

TOTAL UNITS                                                                                                        

40

Year3

CODE           

COURSE TITLE     

UNITS

PHM-

Principles of management and Health systems

  3

MHC 830

Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry

  9

MHC 831

HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

  3

MHC 832

Internal Medicine and Neurology

  6

MHC 832

Geriatric Psychiatry

  4

MHC 834

Addiction Psychiatry

  6

MMR 899

Research Project Design and Implementation (Thesis)

  9

                                                                                                                 Total

40

Year4

CODE           

COURSE TITLE     

UNITS

MHC 840

General Adult Psychiatry II           

10

MHC 841

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry II

10

MHC 842

Forensic an legal aspects of Psychiatry

  6

MHC 843

Community Psychiatry

  5

MHC 844

Gender and Mental health

  3

CHE 833

Electives period/attachment

  6

                                                                                                                  Total

40

CODE           

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

MME 801

Innovative Medical Education

    1

PEC 801

Principles of Epidemiology

    3

PBS 801

Biostatistics

    3

MMR 801

Research Methods and Proposal Writing

    6

MMS 801

ICT in Medical Practice

    2

MHB 810

Genetics of human behaviour and mental health

    2

MHB 811

Biomedical Sciences in Psychiatry

    4

MHB 812

Basic Psychology in mental health

    5

MHB 813

Medical Sociology and Anthropology

    2

MHC 810

Psychopharmacology and other biological treatments

    4

MHP 810

Clinical Psychopathology

    4

MHC 811

Psychiatric Disorders

    4

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