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The aim of this curriculum for the MBBS degree is to produce a well rounded medical graduate, who as a result of the five and half years of undergraduate education programme in medical sciences will be competent to carry out preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitive functions expected of a basic doctor. The accent of the curricular approach is community orientation, student centered, integrated, problem based learning and theoretical-learning experience. However, the emphasis is given on practical learning and hand on experience.

The four and half year span of the MBBS course of study is divided into nine units, each of six months duration. The first four units are devoted to the Basic Medical Sciences. The next five units are devoted to Clinical Sciences. After successful completion of the course of study of four and half years, and having passed the final MBBS examination, the student will have to complete one year of compulsory Rotating Residential Internship to become eligible for being conferred with the degree of MBBS of the Kathmandu University.

This curriculum, which as been designed embracing modern education, science and technology – as applied to medical education, provides for acquisition of knowledge of;

  • Medical ethics of handling patients with dignity and decorum
  • Core knowledge, the basic medical doctor must possess
  • Clinical skills to diagnose and manage patients
  • Desirable attitudes of acquiring proficiency and efficiency in medical profession
  • Competence to determine and resolve health problems of the community
  • Proficiency to function in diverse health care settings
  • Interest in continuing medical education

The curriculum is:
Student centered (rather than teacher centered)
Problem based (rather than subject based)
Integrated (rather than discipline based)
Community Oriented (rather than hospital centered)
Electives embodied (rather than standard program oriented)
Systematic (rather than apprentice based)
Basic Sciences( first year and second year)

The first year and the Second year instruction cover Integrated Basic Medical Sciences, Community Medicine and Clinical Orientation..

Basic Medical Sciences includes; Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology. These subjects will be taught in an integrated manner and would be threaded into Community Medicine and Clinical Orientation, as appropriate. Also, during this phase the student will be introduced to clinical knowledge and skills utilizing a problem solving approach. Medical Informatics will provide computer literacy relevant to medical education.

The clinical orientation begins right from the first semester. The second part (Part-II) of the course, namely Clinical phase, is covered from the fifth to ninth semester. The comprehensive study of Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Anaesthesiology and Dental are taken up during this period. Teaching methodologies include hospital postings, didactic lectures, daily sessions devoted to seminars, group discussions, problem based learning and integrated teaching sessions, field work etc.

After the successful completion of the prescribed course, students are required to undergo a compulsory rotating Internship for a period of Twelve (12) months in the college teaching hospitals and Community Health Centers, thus making them eligible for a MBBS degree.

To benefit from the integrated teaching, students are expected to have 100% attendance in all subjects. However, under unavoidable circumstances, the students should have not less than 75% attendance separately in theory & practical classes in order to be eligible to appear for the University examination.


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