Course Objectives

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), leading to the MBBS degree of this University is a ten-semester (5 years) program, followed by a one year-internship at a hospital approved by the Medical Council of Tanganyika where the internship will be done. The first four semesters are fully devoted to the basic and biomedical sciences; the next two semesters are introduction to clinical subjects, and community field training. The last four semesters are largely practical and consist of intensive clinical apprenticeship and community health training. Students do rotations in Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paediatrics & Child Health, Surgery and Surgical Sub-specialties.

The overall objective of the Medical Program is to train a general duty medical practitioner, who is clinically and scientifically competent and well-motivated to plan, implement, promote and evaluate primary health and secondary health care. At the end of the 5 year course the medical graduate will be able to:

  • Correctly diagnose, treat, and control medical and surgical diseases, disorders and traumatic injuries.
  • Recognize medical, surgical, obstetric and gynecological, and Paediatrics emergencies and render appropriate care to such patients.
  • Competently diagnose conditions which are above his abilities and refer them to appropriate specialties.
  • Manage and run correctly and ethically District Health Services.
  • Be able to competently run a medical institution with cost sharing activities, including medical / surgical / obstetrical and pediatric health units within the public or private sector.
  • Conduct research and utilize findings, and continue to learn in order to keep abreast with advances in medical sciences.
  • Supervise and train allied medical and health personnel.
  • Conduct Forensic Medicine tasks as and when required to do so.

Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery