Clinical Practice and Emergency Medicine 2

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Course Code: 
MED 8204
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 
  • The student consolidates and improve history-taking skills, including the role of occupational, socio-economic and reproductive history in disease.
  • Improved skills in examination of the patient looking at all systems, and in selecting relevant investigations and interpreting results.
  • Rational approach to drug prescription.
  • Disease surveillance, detecting emerging diseases and new epidemics on a medical ward.
  • Teaching medical students concepts of history taking and eliciting physical signs.
  • The rotations is as follows but, may be revised as required:
  • oncology (3-4 weeks)
  • tuberculosis (2 weeks)
  •  dermatology and venereology (2 weeks)
  • paediatrics (4-6 weeks)
  • intensive care unit (2 weeks)
  • Uganda Heart Institute (2 weeks)
  • radiology (2 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases Clinic to learn HIV/AIDS clinical care (4-6 weeks)
  • Assessment by progressive clinical assessment and tests and or examinations


Learning Outcomes: 

The student should now be in a position to teach competently in the art of history taking, clinical examination and making a differential diagnosis.  He should be able to make plans for diagnostic procedures and subsequent patient management.

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