OUTLINE OF THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM

 

Academic Programme

The MBBS Degree Program is an integrated organ system-based course of five years’ duration. Each academic year comprises of three (3) terms and each term is 10 weeks in duration. The Curriculum is divided into three phases:  

The First Phase in year 1 and 2 comprises of study of normal structure and function of the human body.   The second phase in year 3 and 4 comprises of study of etiology, pathology, treatment, prevention and control of disease. Clinical training commences in third year. There are three professional examinations at the end of each phase on study.

Phase I: comprises of thirteen modules, teaching the normal structure and function and the biochemical aspect of the human body. The Personal and Professional Development Stream(PPD) also will commence in Phase I. It begins with an orientation programme and then spans over 5 terms.

Phase II: consists of fifteen modules, Community Medicine and Professional development stream. Students learn the abnormal structure and function in relation to various diseases

Phase III: comprises of the final year professorial appointments in Medicine, Surgery , Obstetrics and and Gynaecology and Paediatrics with six weeks attachment in Psychiatry and two weeks attachment in Family Medicine

 

Departments of Study

The following Departments of Study shall be established phase wise over a period of 5 years:

Phase I : Basic Sciences- Department of Anatomy

  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Biochemistry

Phase II : Department of Microbiology

  •  Department of Parasitology
  •  Department of Pathology
  •  Department of Forensic Medicine
  •  Department of Community Medicine & Family Medicine
  •  Department of Pharmacology
  •  Department of Medical Education

Phase III:  Department of Surgery              

  •  Department of Medicine
  •  Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  •  Department of Paediatrics
  •  Department of Psychiatry


 MBBS program at the University of Wayamba is subject-based and includes 14 major subjects which are divided into Preclinical (3 subjects), Paraclinical (6) and Clinical (5) blocks. Preclinical and Paraclinical subjects are taught as modules; preclinical subjects in the first three semesters, Paraclinical subjects from fourth to seventh semesters. The weightage of modules are expressed in hours. Clinical subjects spread from fourth to tenth semesters and are not module based. Modules are assessed in both in-course and end-course examinations and three composite examinations.

Year

Semester

Subjects, Module/s

Assessment type

1

I and II

Communication and Information Technology

In-course and End-course

1

I

Anatomy I, Physiology I,  Biochemistry I

In-course and End-course

1

II

Anatomy II, Physiology II, Biochemistry II

In-course and End-course

2

III

Anatomy III, Physiology III, Biochemistry III

In-course

Second MBBS Examination, (main and supplementary)

2

IV

Main subjects

Microbiology I, Parasitology I, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics I, Pathology I, Community Medicine-I         

 

In-course and End-course

Other Subjects

Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery

 

 

In-course

3

V

Main Subjects

 

Microbiology II

Parasitology II

Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics II

Pathology II

Community Medicine-II

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology I

In-course

In-course and End-course

Other Subjects

 

Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery

 

In-course

 

 

Year

Semester

Subjects, Module/s

Assessment type

Third MBBS Part I Examination, (main and supplementary)

3

VI

Main Subjects

 

Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics III

Pathology III

Community Medicine-III

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology II

In-course and End-course

Other Subjects

Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery

 

In-course

4

VII

Main Subjects

Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics IV

Pathology IV

Community Medicine IV

Family Medicine (Family Medicine/General Practice)

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology III

In-course

Other Subjects

Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery

In-course

Third MBBS Part II Examination, (main and supplementary)

4

VIII

Main Subjects

Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery

In-course

5

IX

Main Subjects

Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery

In-course

5

X

Main Subjects

Clinical Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery

In-course and End-course

 

 

Final MBBS Examination, (main and supplementary)     

(the content of the table is subject to minor revision)