BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY

Overview

The course shall be full time and extend over six academic years, of 204 weeks spread over 30 weeks for first and second years and 36 weeks each for third to sixth year of study totaling 8,160 hours.

This revised curriculum allows for early introduction to ICT, improved teaching methods and examination modification enhancing use of multiple choice questions, short essay questions and objective structured clinical examination. Emphasis is placed on the contribution of clinical or practical examination in the evaluation process. Graduates are expected to be self-motivated, disciplined and ethical doctors well versed with holistic approach to health care management.

Objectives

·         Impart knowledge, clinical skills and competencies necessary in holistic medical practitioner.

·         Instill the student requisite discipline, professional ethics and etiquette necessary for safe and medical practice

·         Integrate clinical training with basic science from an early stage in the course

·         Facilitate consolidation of knowledge, involvement in critical thinking and research to enable students practice evidence based medicine.

Kenyan Government Sponsored Students (Regular Programme)

Admission to the University of Nairobi is by the University Senate through the Public Universities Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) whose membership comprises Vice-Chancellors of the Public Universities, Principals of Colleges, Directors of Institutes and Deans of Schools and the academic registrars as secretaries.

The admission is based on the minimum University entry requirements. In addition the applicants should meet the enrolment requirements for the School for the various courses which depend on the KCSE subject cluster as follows:-

Alternative A

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • English/Kiswahili

Alternative B

  • Biological Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • English/Kiswahili

Self Sponsored Students (Module II Programmmes)

Admission to the Module II programmes is by the University Senate, through the school admissions committee. Admission is based on the set minimum requirements for each program.

1. K.C.S.E. holders -As in regular program. Additionally, an average of B- (minus) in the 4 cluster subjects shown above provided that no subject in the cluster shall have a score below C+ (plus).

 Alternative A

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics/Mathematics
    • English/Kiswahili

Alternative B

    • Biological Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • English/Kiswahili

2. Advanced Level Holders -A minimum of 2 principal passes; one in Biology and the other in Chemistry and 1 subsidiary pass in either Mathematics or Physics.

    • Biology

Clinical Medicine Physicians:

  • Anaesthetist - anaesthetics during surgery
  • Cardiologist - heart problems and surgery
  • Dermatologist - skin problems
  • Endocrinologist - glands and blood
  • Gastroenterologist - stomach & intestine problems
  • Geriatrician - elderly people
  • Hepatologist - liver specialist
  • Internist - specialist physician
  • Nephrologist - kidney specialist
  • Neurologist - brain, spinal cord and nerve specialist
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon - bones
  • Orthodontist - dental surgeon - teeth and jaws
  • Ophthalmologist - eye specialist
  • Paediatrician - child specialist
  • Psychiatrist - mental problems
  • Pulmonologist- respiratory system
  • Radiation Oncologist - radiation for cancer
  • Rheumatologist - rheumatism specialist

Laboratory Medicine Physicians:

  • Anatomical Pathologist
  • General Pathologist
  • Haematological Pathologist
  • Medical Biochemist
  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Neuropathologist
  • Pathologist - diagnose disease

Surgeons:

  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon
  • General Surgeon
  • Gynaecologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Obstetrician
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Otolaryngologist
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Thoracic Surgeon
  • Urologist
MBchB-Year I -36 Weeks      
Course Code  Course code    Hours   Unit Cost 
Human anatomy  HHA100         630.00           311,111.11
Biochemistry  HBC100         225.00           111,111.11
Physiology  HMP100         180.00              88,888.89
IT  HIT100           45.00              22,222.22
Behavioural Science  HCH100         135.00              66,666.67
TOTALS      1,215.00           600,000.00
       
TUITION               600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                    6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                    5,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                    5,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                    2,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                    4,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                    7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                    4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
       
Semester 1               336,000.00
Semester 2               300,000.00
Total-Year 1 MBchB Fees                636,000.00
       
MBchB-Year 2-36 Weeks      
Course Code  Course    Hours   Unit Cost 
Medical Physiology  HMP200         315.00           155,555.56
Biochemistry  HBC200         270.00           133,333.33
Microbiology  HMM200           90.00              44,444.44
Immunology  HHP202           45.00              22,222.22
Medical Law and Ethics  HHP200           45.00              22,222.22
Pharmacology  HCP200         135.00              66,666.67
Community Health  HCH200         315.00           155,555.56
TOTALS      1,215.00           600,000.00
       
TUITION               600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                    6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                    7,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                    2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                    4,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                    7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                    4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
       
Semester 1               333,000.00
Semester 2               300,000.00
Total-Year 2 MBchB Fees                633,000.00
       
MBchB-Year 3-36 Weeks      
Course Code  Course    Hours   Unit Cost 
Medical Microbiology II  HMM300         270.00           112,500.00
Anatomic Pathology I  HHP300           90.00              37,500.00
Clinical Pharmacology II  HCP300         360.00           150,000.00
General Surgery I  HSU300         270.00           112,500.00
Junior Clerkship (Int Med.,Obs&Gynae.,Paedri&Surg  HME300         180.00              75,000.00
Haematology & Blood transfusion  HHP301         135.00              56,250.00
Clinical Chemistry I  HHP303         135.00              56,250.00
TOTALS      1,440.00           600,000.00
       
TUITION               600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                    6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                    7,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                    2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                    4,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                    7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                    4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
       
Semester 1               333,000.00
Semester 2               300,000.00
Total-Year 3 MBchB Fees                633,000.00
       
MBchB-Year 4-36 Weeks      
Course Code  Course    Hours   Unit Cost 
Internal Medicine I  HME400         180.00              75,000.00
General Surgery II  HSU400         180.00              75,000.00
Psychiatry I  HPS400         225.00              93,750.00
Diagnostic Imaging I  HDR400           45.00              18,750.00
Anatomic Pathology II  HHP400         180.00              75,000.00
Orthopaedic Surgery I  HOS400         180.00              75,000.00
Haematology and Blood Transfusion II  HHP401         180.00              75,000.00
Immunology II  HHP402           90.00              37,500.00
Ophthalmology I  HSU403           45.00              18,750.00
Clinical Chemistry II  HHP403           90.00              37,500.00
Otolaryngology I  HSU404           45.00              18,750.00
TOTALS      1,440.00           600,000.00
       
       
TUITION               600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                    6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                  11,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                    2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                    4,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                    7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                    4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
       
Semester 1               337,000.00
Semester 2               300,000.00
Total-Year 4 MBchB Fees                637,000.00
       
MBchB-Year 5-36 Weeks      
Course Code  Course    Hours   Unit Cost 
Obstetrics and Gynaecology  HOG500         495.00           173,684.21
Paediatrics and Child Health  HPD500         495.00           173,684.21
Community Health II  HCH500         495.00           173,684.21
Elective Term          225.00              78,947.37
TOTALS      1,710.00           600,000.00
       
       
TUITION               600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                    6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                    4,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                    2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                    4,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                    7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                    4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
       
Semester 1               330,000.00
Semester 2               300,000.00
Total-Year 5 MBchB Fees                630,000.00
       
MBchB-Year 6-36 Weeks  Course    Hours   Unit Cost 
Internal Medicine II  HME600         360.00           150,000.00
General Surgery III  HSU600         315.00           131,250.00
Psychaitry II  HPS600           45.00              18,750.00
Diagnostic Imaging II  HDR600           90.00              37,500.00
Orthopaedic Surgery II  HOS600         270.00           112,500.00
Dermatology  HME601           45.00              18,750.00
Ophthalmology II  HSU603           45.00              18,750.00
Otolaryngology II  HSU604           45.00              18,750.00
Forensic Medicine  HHP604           45.00              18,750.00
Anaesthesia  HSU605           90.00              37,500.00
Dentistry  HSU606           90.00              37,500.00
TOTALS      1,440.00           600,000.00
       
TUITION               600,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                    6,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                  11,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                    2,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                    4,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                    7,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                    4,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                    1,000.00
       
Semester 1               337,000.00
Semester 2               300,000.00
Total-Year 6 MBchB Fees                637,000.00
       
Grand totals            3,806,000.00