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General Medicine Curriculum

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Curriculum

(I) Interns shall acquire following training during their term. 

(a) Acquire competence for clinical diagnosis based on history physical examination and relevant laboratory investigation and institute appropriate line of management; 
(b) This would include diseases common in tropics (parasitic, bacterial or viral infections, nutritional disorders, including dehydration and electrolyte disturbances) and system illnesses.

(II) The intern shall have assisted as a care team in intensive care of cardiac, respirator, hepatic, neurological and metabolic emergencies. 

(III) The intern shall be able to conduct the following laboratory investigations: 

(a) Blood: (Routine haematology smear and blood groups);
(b) Urine: (Routine chemical and microscopic);
(c) Stool: (for ova/cyst and occult blood);
(d) Sputum and throat swab for gram stain or acid fast stain and
(e) Cerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF) for smear. 

(IV) Conduct following diagnostic procedures: 

(a) Urethral catheterisation

  • Proctoscopy
  • Ophthalmoscopy/Otoscopy
  • Indirect laryngoscopy

(b) Therapeutic procedures

  • Insertion of Ryles Tube
  • Pleural, ascetic tap
  • Cerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF) tap
  • installing or air way tube
  • Oxygen administration etc. 

(V) Biopsy Procedures:

  • Liver, Kidney,
  • Skin, Nerve
  • Lymph node
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Biopsy of Malignant lesions on surface
  • Nasal/nerve/skin smear for leprosy

(VI)

(a) Familiarity with usage of life saving procedures:

  • Including use of aspirator
  • Respirator
  • Defibrillator

(b) Competence in interpretation of different monitoring devices such as cardiac monitor, blood gas analysis etc.

(VII) Participate as a team member in total health care of an individual including appropriate follow-up and social rehabilitation. 

(VIII) Other competencies as indicated in general objectives.