(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
- 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
(a) Familiarity with usage of life saving procedures:
- Including use of aspirator
(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.