Basic Information of the Curriculum

Objective of the course:

To produce medical assistant with required knowledge, skill and attitude to provide preventive, promotive and first line curative care to the community.

1.1.Name of the Course :” Medical Assistant Training Course”

1.2.Duration of the Course :Three years plus one year internship.

1.3.The academic session will start from the month of January or July.

1.4.Medium of instruction and examination:  English.

1.5.Selection of students :

Following are the requisites for admission into the MATS

  • SSC Pass or equivalent as per Govt. decision.
  • Science with Biology.
  • GPA and others criteria and conditions as per Govt. decision.
  • The Course is divided into three parts :
  • 1st Year- 12 months
  • 2nd Year- 12 months
  • 3rd Year- 12 months

1.6.1        Duration of 1st year is twelve months.

The following four basic subjects will be taught-

  • Basic English.
  • Basic Computer Science.
  • Basic Community Health & Medical Ethics.
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology.

1.6.2        Duration of 2nd year is twelve months.

The following two basic subjects will be taught-

  • Basic Pharmacology.
  • Basic Pathology & Microbiology.

 

NB:   Clinical teaching (Indoor, Outdoor)on Basic Medicine & Paediatrics, Basic Surgery and Basic Obstetrics & Gynaecology will start at 2nd year. Classes of Basic Community Medicine & Health Management will also start from 2nd year.

 

1.6.3        Duration of 3rd year is twelve months.

The following four basic subjects will be taught-

  • Basic Medicine &
  • Basic Surgery.
  • Basic Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
  • Basic Community Medicine & Health Management.

1.7           Subject wise Hour Distribution :

 

1st Year

 

Subjects Lecture Tutorial Practical Field visit Total
Basic  English 60

(40+20)

90

(70+20)

20   170
Basic Computer Science 30 100 130
Basic Community Health & Medical Ethics 90

(75 + 15)

90

(75 + 15)

  60 240
Basic Anatomy & Physiology 100

(50+50)

100

(50+50)

  200
Total 280 180 220 60 740

 

NB: Student computer ratio should be at least 1:10. Basic Computer science teaching should be imparted by qualified diploma holder persons or at least one year certificate holder on computer science from a recognized institute. Basic English will be taught by English teacher who have capability of communicative English.


 

  2nd Year

 

Subjects Lecture Tutorial Practical Field visit Total
Basic Pathology & Microbiology 60 136 42 238
Basic Pharmacology 59 59 10 10 138
Basic Community  Medicine & Health Management (Group A & B) 72 72   75 219
                                  Total 191 267 52 85 595
Clinical/Ward/Bed side Teaching 200
Grand Total 795

 

3rdYear

 

Subjects Lecture Practical/ Clinical/ Ward/ Bed side Teaching/ Indoor/ Outdoor/Emergency Clinical teaching at UHC (Indoor, Outdoor, Emergency) Total
Basic Medicine & Paediatrics 120 210 15 x 3 330
Basic Surgery 80 120 200
Basic Gynaecology & Obstetrics 80 120 200
Basic Community  Medicine & Health Management          (Group C & D) 55 65                                 (Practical -10 & Tutorial-55) 120
Total 335 515 45 850

Completion certificate from all four units will be mandatory criteria to be eligible to seat for the final faculty examination.

1.8           Faculty Examination:

  • There will be three faculty examinations after 1st year, after 2nd year and after 3rd year

1st year final             :               Conducted by faculty

2nd year final            :              Conducted by faculty.

3rd year final            :              Conducted by faculty.

Regarding class attendance – 75% will be considered as pre-requisite for form fill up for faculty examinations.

Completion of card and field visit will be considered as pre-requisite for form fill up for faculty examinations.

  • After every One Year there will be faculty examination.
  • The examinations will be conducted in English.
  • Students who will not pass 1st year final faculty examination, will be allowed to attend academic activities of 2nd year but not be allowed to appear 2nd year final faculty examination before passing 1st year final faculty examination.
  • Students who will not pass 2nd year final faculty  examination will be  allowed to attend academic activities  of 3rd  year  but will not be allowed to appear 3rd year final faculty examination without passing 2nd year final faculty examination.
  • Respective institution will be the place of examination if it is approved by SMFB.
  • Certificate for examinations-

The principal of the institution in which a candidate has undergone the course shall submit on behalf of every candidate, a certificate showing the number of lectures and practical classes taken and number attended by the respective students. 75% attendance in each subject, both in lecturers and practical classes, field visit, clinical class is mandatory.

  • Arrangement for examinations-

All arrangements supervision etc. shall be made under the order of the state Medical Faculty with co-ordination of respective principals

  • Application for examination-

Every candidate for three faculty examinations shall apply through the Head of the institute to the Secretary, State Medical Faculty of Bangladesh in prescribed forms available in the office of the institution (which will be supplied by Faculty) along with requisite four weeks before the commencement of examinations.

  • Examination fees-

For each candidate the examination fees shall be submitted as per faculty decision.

  • The centre fees shall be retained in the centre and be utilized to pay the remuneration ‘to presiding officer, hall superintendent, invigilators, clerks, bearers and sweepers etc. selected for the purpose of examinations. Remuneration of examiners will be paid by the state Medical Faculty of Bangladesh, examination scripts working papers etc. will be supplied by the Faculty.
  • The fees paid by candidates who fail to pass or present themselves for the examinations shall not be refunded or carried over for a subsequent examination.
  • Hours of examination: The hours of examination for written papers shall be 3 hours for each paper.
  • The time tables of oral and practical, clinical examination showing the dates, times and place of examination will be notified by the secretary of the state medical Faculty of Bangladesh.
  • For passing any examination (i.e. 1st, 2nd& 3rd year final faculty) an examinee is required to obtain 50% marks in written paper for each subject and 50% marks in oral -practical examinations.
  • The examinees are required to pass separately in theoretical paper and in oral, practical/c1inicals.
  • Board of Examiners for 1st year, 2nd year & 3rd year faculty examinations shall be appointed by the Faculty. There will be examiners for each subject. The internal examiner shall be the teacher of respective subject from the same institute while the· external examiner should be a teacher of same subject from another Medical Assistants Training School/medical institute.
  • After the completion of examinations, the marks shall be submitted by the Principal of the respective institution within ten (10) days to the Secretary of State Medical Faculty. The Secretary, state Medical Faculty will publish the result of the successful candidates within further ten (10) days.
  • For developing written   question Short Answer Question (SAQ) will be chosen.
  • Question setting, moderation, printing, distribution, tabulation, result publishing will be as per faculty rules, guidelines and instruction.
  • The oral and practical examinations of each paper shall be conducted by two examiners jointly. The external examiner preferably is a teacher of the respective subject from another Institute.
  • One of the examiners of the subject shall visit the examination hall when the written examination is being held.
  • Examiners and examinees will follow the code of conduct of SMFB in examination halls.

 

1.9 Subject wise Marks Distribution

 

1st Year

 

Subjects Marks for

Written

Marks for

Oral

Marks for

Practical

Total Marks
Basic English Course. 50 25 25 100
Basic Computer Science 50 50 100
Basic Community Health & Medical Ethics 100

(75+25)

50 50 200
Basic Anatomy & Physiology 100

(50+50)

50 50 200
                                                  Total = 300 125 175 600

 

2nd Year

 

Subjects Marks for

Written

Marks for

Oral

Marks for

Practical

Total Marks
Basic Pathology & Microbiology 100 50 50 200
Basic Pharmacology 100 50 50 200
                                        Total 200 100 100 400

 


 

3rd Year

 

Subjects Marks for

Written

Marks for

Oral

Marks for

Clinical/Practical

Total Marks
Basic Medicine &Paediatrics 100 50 50 200
Basic Surgery 100 50 50 200
Basic Gynaecology& Obstetrics 100 50 50 200
Basic Community  Medicine & Health Management 100 50 50 200
                                         Total 400 200 200 800

 

1.10  Internship :

 

Duration – 12 months

  • 9 months- at General/Sadar hospital  or any equivalent hospital
  • 3 months- at Upazila Health Complex

Each student after successful completion of 3rd year final faculty examination will go under 12 month compulsory internship. 9 months at General/Sadar hospital or any equivalent hospital and 3 months at Upazila Health Complex

After successful completion of 12 months rotator internship he/she will get permanent registration.

 

1.11 How to use this curriculum :

 

This curriculum is meant for the guidance of three groups for people :

  1. Students to guide them in what to learn and how to learn
  2. Teachers to guide them in what to teach and how to teach
  3. Examiners to guide them in what to evaluated and how to evaluated

It will be meaningful only if above groups succeed in discharging their responsibilities relating their role properly.

As there is no standard text books for the Medical Assistants the teachers must prepare their lesson plan having learning objectives, subject-content, teaching methods and methods of evaluation and list of resource materials. The whole instruction design or lesson plan should be set as per time allocation.

1st YEAR

  1. Basic English Language Course
Contents Expected hours /days Assessment
Part –I

 

a.        Subjects & predicate

b.        Part of speech-

§  Noun & its classification

§  Pronoun & its classification

§  Adjective & its classification

§  Verb-Adverb

§  Article

§  Tense

§  Conjugation

§  Preposition

§  Punctuation (capitalization, fragment, end, comma, semi colon, colon, hyphen, underlining)

§  Spelling

§  Wrong words

c.        Translation (Bengali to English, English to Bengali), short story writing, technical description, comprehension.

d.        Paragraph writing, application writing, letter writing, report writing, summary writing.

Group discussion with special emphasis on present and future problems relating conversation to population and family planning, food and nutrition, environment and pollution.

L-40 hrs

T-70 hrs

Written

Viva

Part -II

 

Communicative English

§  Reading skill

§  Writing skill

§  Listening skill

§  Conversations skill

L-20 hrs

T-40 hrs

Written – SAQ communicative

Oral/Practical

  1. Basic Computer Science
Detailed Contents :

Relevant Instruction for Practical :

§  Information Technology – its concept and scope

§  Computers for information storage, information seeking, information processing and information transmission

§  Elements of computer system – computer hardware and software: data -numeric data, alpha numeric data; contents of program, processing.

§  Computer organization, block diagram of a computer, CPU, memory.

§  Input devices; keyboard, mouse etc; output devices; VDU and printer, scanner, plotter.

§  Electrical requirements, inter-connections between units, connectors and cables.

§  Secondary storage; magnetic disks-tracks and sectors, optical disk (CD and DVD Memory), primary and secondary memory: RAM, ROM, PROM etc.

§  Capacity; device controllers, serial port, parallel port system bus 47

§  Exercises on file opening and closing; memory management; device management and input-output (I/O) management with respect of windows.

§  Installation concept and precautions to be observed while installing the system and software.

§  Introduction about operating systems such as MS-DOS and Windows.

§  Special features, various commands of MS word and MS- Excel, PowerPoint.

§  About the internet-server types, connectivity (TCOP/IP, shell); applications of internet like: e-mail and browsing.

§  Various Browsers like WWW (World Wide Web); hyperlinks; HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol); FTP (File Transfer Protocol).

Basic of Networking -LAN, WAN, Topologies.

Total

L-30 hrs.

Written

Viva

Practical

Detailed Contents :

§  Identify various components of a computer and list their functions.

§  Identification of various parts of a computer and peripherals.

§  Practice installing a computer system by giving connection and loading the system software and application software.

§  Installation of DOS and simple exercises on TYPE, REN, DEL, CD, MD, COPY, TREE, BACKUP commands.

§  Exercises on entering text and data (Typing Practice).

§  Installation of Windows 98 or 2000 etc.

§  Features of windows as an operating system.

§  Start

§  Shutdown and restore.

§  Creating and operating on the icons.

§  Opening, closing and sizing the windows.

§  Using elementary job commands like – creating, saving, modifying, finding and deleting a file.

§  Creating and operating on a folder.

§  Changing setting like, date, time color (back ground and foreground)

§  Using short cuts, using on-line help.

MS-WORD

§  File Management

§      Opening, creating and saving a document, locating files, copying contents in some different file (s), protecting files, giving password protection for a file.

§  Page set up : Setting margins, tab setting, ruler, indenting

§  Editing a document : Entering text, cut, copy, paste using tool-bars

Formatting a document: Using different fonts, changing font size and colour, changing the appearance through bold/italic/underlines, highlighting a text, changing case, using subscript and superscript using different underline methods, aligning of text in document, inserting bullets and numbering.

 P-30 hrs Written

Viva

Practical

Detailed Contents :

§  Formatting paragraph, inserting page breaks and column breaks.

§  Use of headers footers: Inserting footnote, end note, use of comments.

§  Inserting date, time, special symbols, importing graphic images, drawing tools.

§      Tables and Borders: Creating a table, formatting cells, use of different border styles, shading in tables, merging of cells, partition of cells, inserting and deleting row in a table.

§  Print preview, zoom, page set-up, printing options.

§  Using Find, Replace options.

§  Using Tools like: Spell checker, help, use of macros, mail merge, thesaurus word content and statistics, printing envelops and labels.

§  Using shapes and drawing toolbar.

§  Working with more than one window in MS Word.

§  How to change the version of the document from one window to another.

§  Conversion between different text editors, software and MS word.

§  MS -Excel :

Starting excel, open worksheet, enter, edit, data, formulas to calculate values, format data, create chart, printing chart, save worksheet, switching from another spread sheet

§      Menu Commands :

Create, format charts, organize, manage data, solving problem by analyzing data, and exchange with other applications. Programming with MS Excel, getting information while working.

§      Work Books  :

Managing workbooks (create, open, close, save) working in work books, selecting the cells, choosing commands, data entry techniques, formula creation and links, controlling calculations, working with arrays.

§      Editing a worksheet, copying, moving cells, pasting, inserting, deletion cells, rows, columns, find and replace text, numbers of cells, formatting worksheet.

P-30 hrs. Written

Viva

Practical

Detailed Contents :

§  Creating a chart :

Working with chart types, changing data in chart, formatting a chart, use chart to analyze data

§  Using a list to organize data, sorting and filtering data in list

§  Retrieve data with MS-Query: Create a pivot table, customizing a pivot table. Statistical analysis of data.

§  Customize MS-Excel :

How to change view of worksheet, outlining a worksheet; customize work space, using templates to create default workbooks, protecting work.

§  Exchange data with other application: linking and embedding, embedding objects, linking to other applications, import, export document

PowerPoint :

§  Making Slide

§  Slide Projection

Internet and its applications :

§  Log-in to internet

§  Navigation for information seeking on internet

§  Browsing and down loading of information from internet

§  Sending and receiving e-mail

§  Creating a message

§  Creating and address book

§  Attaching a file with e-mail message

§  Receiving a message

§  Deleting message

P-25 hrs

P-15 hrs

Written

Viva

Practical

 


 

  1. Basic Community Health & Medical Ethics

 

1.        Introduction to Community Health

i.      Health : Definition and determinants of Health

ii.      Disease :  Definition, agents of diseases, Interaction between “host, agent and environment”

iii.      Define : Medicine, Hygiene, Public Health, Preventive Medicine, Social Medicine

iv.      Community:  Definition, comprehensive health team.

L-7 hrs

Tutorial/ group discussion –  7 hrs

Written

Viva

Community Health –

Definition, components, community health care system

Primary Health Care (PHC)-

Definition, principles, components, concept of ‘health for all (HFA)’

L-7 hrs

Tutorial/ group discussion –  7 hrs

Written

Viva

2.        Environmental Health

a.        Introduction

b.        Water

c.        Human excreta/waste

d.        Air

e.        Insects of Medical importance

f.         Personal Hygiene

L-12 hrs

T-12 hrs

Visit-10 hrs

Written

Viva

Practical demonstration by students

3.        Introduction to Epidemiology & Demography

§  Concept of Epidemiology &    its uses

§  Definition of incidence & prevalence

§  Definition and components of Demography

§  Population trends and problems and its impact in Bangladesh

L-5 hrs

T-5 hrs

NOTE:   Field visit should be completed after completion of the specific topic and should take place under supervision of concerned teacher and the total process will be supervised by the principal of the institute.

4.        Food & Nutrition a.        Concept of food & nutrition

b.        Proximate Principle of food

c.        Sources, requirements & functions of different kinds of foods

d.        Concept of ‘balanced diet’

L-5 hrs

T-5 hrs

Visit-10 hrs

Written

Viva

Practical demonstration by students

5.        Maternal & Child Health and Family Planning ;

a.     MCH

§  Concepts of MCH & reproductive health

§  Causes of Maternal & infant mortality

§  Prevention of Maternal & infant mortality

§  Breast feeding

§  EPI

b.     Family Planning :

§  Definition of Family Planning

§  Contraception & its methods (Types, Merits & demerits)

§  Importance of Family Planning in context of Bangladesh

L-10 hrs

T-10 hrs

Visit-10

6.        Behavioural Science

a.        Concepts & component of behavioural science

b.        Human interpersonal communication

L-6 hrs

T-6 hrs

Visit-8 hrs

Written

Viva

7.        Health Education

a.   Concept, Principles & Methods of Health Education

L-6 hrs

T-6 hrs

Visit-8 hrs

Written

Viva

8.        Mental Health

a.     Concepts of mental Health

b.     Factors causing mental illness

L-6 hrs

T-6 hrs

Written

Viva

9.        Occupational Health

a.     Definition

b.     Common occupational health problems at rural level

c.     Prevention of occupational problems

Lec- 3hrs

Tuto-3 hrs

Visit-6 hrs

Written

Viva

10.     Introduction to Bangladesh Health Service

a.     Organogram of Bangladesh Health Services with emphasis to Upazila &   below

b.     Job description of UHFPO, MO, RMO, UFPO, MA, FWV, FPA, FWA, HA   and other field staff

c.     Organization chain of supervision from upazila & below

Lec- 8hrs

Tuto-8 hrs

Visit-16 hrs

Written

Viva

11.     Medical Ethics

1.        Medical ethics, Geneva Declaration

2.        Central areas of health ethics

§  The health care providers and patient relationship

§  Fairness and equity

§  Specific health issue

3.        Components of Health service provider & patient relationship –

§  Patient autonomy

§  Informed consent

4.        Medical  Etiquette

5.        Professional infamous conduct

6.        Professional secrecy

7.        Negligence

8.        Mal practices (Professional Negligence)

9.        Criminal mal practices or criminal professional negligence

10.     Patient rights

L-15 hrs

L-15 hrs

Written

Viva

  1. Basic Anatomy & Physiology

 

1.     General Body Structure

a.     Anatomical Positions

b.        Cell

c.        Tissue

d.        System

Total-24 hours

Lec.- 12 hrs.

Demo-12 hrs

Written SAQ

Oral + Practical

2.     Body Fluids

a.     Types of fluid

b.     Intake & output of fluid

 Blood & Lymphatic System

a.     Blood & It’s cells

b.     Lymph & lymph nodes

Total-18 hours

Lec.- 9 hrs.

Demo–9 hrs

Written

(SAQ)

Oral + Practical

3.     Cardio-vascular system 

a.     Heart and it’s parts

b.     Main Vessels

c.     Blood pressure

Total-20 hours

Lec.- 10 hrs.

Demo–10 hrs

Written

(SAQ)

Oral + Practical

4.     Respiratory System

a.     Parts of respiratory Tract

b.     Para nasal Sinuses

c.     Respiration

Total-16 hours

Lec.- 8 hrs.

Demo–8 hrs

Written

(SAQ)

Oral + Practical

5.    Digestive System

a.     Regions of abdomen

b.     Parts of Alimentary Tract

c.     Surface Marking

6.     Digestion & Metabolism

a.     Digestive juices functions

b.     Metabolism of CHO, Fat & Protein

Total-24 hours

Lec.- 12 hrs.

Demo–12 hrs

Total-18 hrs

Lec.- 9 hrs.

Demo–9 hrs

Written

(SAQ)

Oral + Practical

Written

(SAQ)

Oral + Practical

7.     Skin & Musculo-skeletal System

 

8.     URO-Genital System 

a.        Parts of the Urinary tract

b.        Parts of the genital tract

c.        Menstrual Cycle

Total-24 hours

Lec.- 12 hrs.

Demo–12 hrs

Total-22 hrs

Lec.- 11 hrs.

Demo–11 hrs

Written

(SAQ)

Oral + Practical

Written

(SAQ)

Oral + Practical

9.     Nervous System

a.         Brain & its parts

b.         Central & Peripheral Nervous system

c.         Functions of Cranial nerves

d.         Eyes & Ear

Total-20 hours

Lec.- 10 hrs.

Demo–10 hrs

Written

(SAQ)

Oral + Practical

10.   Endocrine system

a.     Endocrine Glands

b.     Different hormones & their functions

Total-14 hrs

Lec.- 7 hrs.

Demo–7 hrs

Written

(SAQ)

Oral + Practical

 


 

 

2nd YEAR

 

  1. Basic Pathology & Microbiology
Contents Expected hours /days Assessment
Microbiology

Introduction

Definition

Classification

Sterilization

Bacteriology

Definition

Classification

Mode of infection

Lec-1hr

Tut-1hr

Prac-1hr

Lec-2hr

Tut-21hr

Prac-2hr

Lec-2hr

Tut-21hr

Post session

Written(SAQ)

Viva & Practical

Diseases produced by the following common bacteria:

·         Staphylococcus

·         Streptococcus

·         Pneumococcus

Lec-3hr

Tut-3hr

Prac-3hr

-Do-
·         Gonococcus

·         Meningococcal

Lec-2hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-2hr

-Do-
·         Vibrio Lec-1hr

Tut-1hr

Prac-1hr

-Do-
·         E.coli

·         Salmonella

·         Sheila

Lec-3hr

Tut-3hr

Prac-3hr

-Do-
·         M.Tuberculus

·         M.Leprae

·         C. Diptheria

Lec-4hr

Tut-4hr

Prac-4hr

Post session

Written(SAQ)

Viva & Practical

Virology

Definition, classification. List the medical importance virus, their spread and the diseases produced by them (including emerging and remerging virus) and their special importance to:

Lec-1hr

Tut-1hr

Prac-1hr

-Do-
·         Measls virus

·         Influenza virus

·         Varicella virus

·         Herpes virus

Lec-2hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-2hr

-Do-
·         Poliomyelitis

·         Rota virus

Lec-2hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-2hr

-Do-
·         Hepatitis viruses Lec-2hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-2hr

-Do-
·         Dengue virus

·         Rabies virus

Lec-2hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-2hr

-Do-
·         HIV virus

·         Flu viruses

Lec-2hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-2hr

-Do-
Mycology

Definition, classification of fungus, common superficial fungus and diseases produced by them

Lec-2hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-2hr

-Do-
Parasitology

Introduction

Classification

Mode of infection

Lec-2hr Tut- 4hr Post session

Written(SAQ)

Viva & Practical

Name of disease produced by the following common parasites:

·         Entamoeba histolytica

·         Malairial parasites

Lec-2hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-1hr

-Do-
·         Giardia Lambia

·         Trichomonus vaganalis

Lec-1hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-1hr

-Do-
·         Leishmania Donovani Lec-1hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-1hr

-Do-
·         A.L

·         A.D

·         E.V

·         T.T

Lec-2hr

Tut-4hr

Prac-2hr

-Do-
·         Wuchereiabancrofti (micro filarial) Lec-1hr

Tut-2hr

Prac-1hr

-Do-
Clinical Laboratory :

·         Blood

Tut-6hrs

Prac-12hrs

Post session

Written

(SAQ)

Viva & Practical

·         Urine : Tut-6hrs

Prac-12hrs

-Do-
·         Stool : Tut-6hrs

Prac-12hrs

-Do-
  1. Basic Pharmacology
Contents Expected hours /days Assessment
1.     Basic Concept of Pharmacology

 

Lec-8hrs

Tutorial & Practical-8hrs

Visit (hospital dispensary)-4hrs

Lec-6hrs

Tuto-6hrs

Post Session Written Test and Viva
2.     Essential drugs in groups.

i.    Antiseptic /Disinfectant

–   Gention violet

–   Acriflavin

–   Potasium Permanganate

–   Chlorhexidine

ii.    Analgesic, Anti Pyreticand Non SteriodalAnti inflammatory drugs

–          Asprin

–          Paracetamol

–          Pethidine

iii.    Anti spasmodic

–          Atropine

–     Hyocine N-Butyl Bromide

iv.    Antacid

–          Aluminium Hydroxide

–          Magnesium Hydroxide

–      Magnesium         Trisilicate

v.     Haematinics-

–     Ferrous sulphate

–     Folic Acid

vi.    Anti-Helminthic

–          Mebendazole

–          Albendazole

–          Pyrental pamoate

vii.   Anti-Malarial

–          Chlorqnine

–          Quinine

–          Sulphadoxine +Pyrimethamine

viii.  Anti Amoebic

–          Metronidazole

ix.    Electolyte and 1/V fluids

–     O.R.S

–   I/V fluid of various strength (Dextrose aqua/Dextrose saline/Cholera saline)

x.     Bronchodilators- salbutamol, aminophylline

xi-    Diuretics

–      Frusemide

–      Thiazide

xii.   Antipsychotic drug

–          Chlorpromzine

xiii.  Hypnotic and Sedative

–          Phenobaribitone

Diazepam

xiv.  Antimicrobial

–   Phenoxymethyl Penicilline

–   Procanie Penicilline

–   Ampicillin

–   Amoxicillin

–   Cloxacillin

–   Tetracycline

–   Co-Trimoxazole,

–   Ciprofloxacin

xv.   Anti-Histamines

–      Chlorpheniramine

–      Pro methazine HCI

xvi.  Anti-Scabics

–      Benzyl-benzoate

–      Tetmosol

xvii. Anti-Fungal

–      Benzoic Acid+Salicylic Acid

–      Griseofulvin

xviii. Local Anesthetics

–       Lignocaine 2% with or without adrenaline

xix.  Hypotensive

–          Methyldopa, amlodipine

–          Propanolol, atenolol

xx.   Ecbolic

–          Ergometrin

–          Oxytocin

xxi.  Contraceptives

–          Oral contraceptives

–      Emergency pill

xxii. Vaccines

–          BCG

–          DPT

–          TT

–          Polio

–          Measles

–          Hepatitis B vaccine

–          Influenza vaccines

xxiii. Vitamins and trace elements

–          Vit-A

–          Vit-B Complex

–          Vit-C

–          Vit-D

–          Vit-E

–          Zinc

xxiv. Cortico-Steroid

–          Dexamethasone

–          Prednisolone

Lec-45hrs

Tuto-45hrs

 

 
3.        Prescription Writing

4.        Preparation of ORS

10 hours Post session written and viva
  1. Basic Community Medicine & Health Management (Group A & B)
  • Classes will be started from the beginning of 2nd year and summative examination will be held at the end of 3rd

 

Group A

 

Contents Expected hours /days Assessment
1. Introduction to Community Medicine :

1.  Definitions

2.  Communicable Diseases.

Lec-6hrs

Tuto-6hrs

Post session

Written

(SAQ)

Viva

2.      Contact Diseases

Scabies, ring worm, candidiasis (Oral & Vaginal), Conjunctivitis

Lec-3hrs

Tuto-3hrs

Visit-3hrs

Post session

Written

(SAQ)

Viva &

Diagnosis and management of cases in Ward + community

3.     Sexually transmitted disease (STD)

 

Trichomoniasis, gonorrhoea, syphilis, AIDS

 

Lec-3hrs

Tuto-3hrs

Visit-4hrs

Post session

Written

(SAQ)

Viva &

Diagnosis and management of cases in Ward + community

4.      Diseases from animals (Zoonosis)

 

Rabies.

Lec-2hrs

Tuto-2hrs

Visit-4hrs

-Do-
5.      Faecal & water borne Disease : (Exclusive Helminthiasis)-

Diarrhoeal diseases

Dysenteries

Cholera

Typhoid

Food poisoning

Poliomyelities,                                                                                                 Viral  hepatitis (A & E)

Lec-8hrs

Tuto-8hrs

Visit-8hrs

-Do-
Arsenicosis Lec-6hrs

Tuto-6hrs

Visit-6hrs

Post session

Written

(SAQ)

Viva &

Diagnosis of management of cases in Ward + community

6.     Helminthiasis

 

Hookworm,

Ascariasis,

Enterobiasis

Stronglyloidiasis

Trichuriasis

Taeniasis

Lec-8hrs

Tuto-8hrs

Visit-8hrs

Post session

Written

(SAQ)

Viva &

Diagnosis of management of cases in Ward + community

7.     Infectious diseases

Respiratory Tract infection (ARI), Pneumonia, meningitis, chicken pox, common cold, Influenza , Mumps, Swine flu.

EPI activities:

BCG, DPT, OPV, Measles, TT, Hepatitis B, Hib.

Lec-8hrs

Tuto-8hrs

Visit-8hrs

-Do-
8.     Vector Borne Disease :   

Malaria

Dengue

Filaria

Kala-azar

Lec-6hrs

Tuto-6hrs

Visit-6hrs

Post session

Written

(SAQ)

Viva &

Diagnosis of management of cases in Ward + community

9.     Chronic infections diseases :   

Tuberculosis

Leprosy

Lec-3hrs

Tuto-3hrs

Visit-4hrs

-Do-
10.   General principle of      management Lec-8hrs

Tuto-8hrs

Post session

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Observing activities in organization of team performing task

11.   Administration : Public Health

a)      Principles of administration

b)      Collection, compilation, interpretation, presentation & use of health data.

c)      Preparation of different registers and ledgers as per Govt. Performa:

d)      technique of official correspondences

e)      Medical record keeping

Lec-3hrs

Tuto-3hrs

Visit-8hrs

Post session

Written(SAQ)

Viva &

Observing activities in organization of team performing task

Group: B

 

12.   Supervision

a)     Purpose & functions of supervision

b)     Qualities of a good supervisor

c)     Requirements and methods of supervision

Lec-2hrs

Tuto-2hrs

Visit-4hrs

Post session

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Observing activities in organization of team performing task

13.   Health team & leadership

a)     Composition and function of health team

b)     How to establish good relations with community people

Lec-2hrs

Tuto-2hrs

Visit-4hrs

 -Do-
14.   Communication Skill

1.     Definition,  Purpose & major elements

2.     Types & methods

3.     Barriers

Lec-2hrs

Tuto-2hrs

Visit-4hrs

-Do-
15.   Primary Health Care:

a.     Concept of Health for all by the year of 2000 AD.

b.     Concept of Primary Health care

c.     Level of health care in context of Bangladesh

d.     Components & principles of PHC

e.     Community Health Problems

f.      Community participation & integrated approach of PHC

Lec-2hrs

Tuto-2hrs

Visit-4hrs

Post session

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Observing activities in organization of team performing task

16.   HPSP & HNP-SP services

Description, component

Lec-3hrs

Tuto-3hrs

-DO-

3rd YEAR

 

  1. Basic Medicine & Paediatrics
Contents Expected hours /days Assessment
Part- I

 

A.    Examination of Patient :

1.     Clinical Examination of:

a) Adult case

b) Children case

Bed side

Clinical class

12 Hrs

Visit-6hrs

Practical examination with patient    (Adult cases & children case)

& viva

Written (SAQ)

2.     Examination of Emergency cases & first aid

 

Lec-12hrs

Visit-6hrs

Written (SAQ)

Practical

& Viva

3.     Differential diagnosis of common complaint

Fever

Cough,

Oedema

Skin rash

Dyspnoea,

Red eye,

Abdominal pain

Ear ache

Throat pain

Lec-4 hrs.

Visit-6hrs

Written (SAQ)

Practical

& Viva

Part – II

        Patient Care :

1.   Introduction to the concept of general patient care

2.     Practical General care

Lec-4 hrs

Visit-8 hrs

Practical

& Viva

Written (SAQ)

           3. General Procedures Lec-12 hrs Practical

& Viva

Written (SAQ)

Part III

 

        Diseases & Medical Emergency:

 

A.    Diseases to be studied :

Stomatitis & mouth ulcer, peptic ulcer, Enteric fever, Cirrhosis of liver, Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma, Pneumonia, Status asthmaticus, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pleural effusion, Hypertension, Congestive cardiac failure, Ischemic heart diseases, Malaria*, Anaemia& other common blood disorders,, Rheumatoid arthritis, Headache, Diabetes Mellitus, Goitre, Hysteria, Malnutrition, Vitamin deficiencies

Lec-25 hrs

Visit-800 hrs.

(in 2 years)

Written (SAQ)

Practical

& Viva

B.    Medical Emergencies :

a)      Snake bite, dog bite,

b)      Drowning

c)    Convulsion, Status asthmaticus, Shock, Poisoning (Kerosene, Datura,                                                                         Sleeping pills, Insecticide)

Lec-6 hrs.

Visit-8 hrs.

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Practical Demonstration

Part IV

       Child Care :

             A.    Growth : Child Development and infant feeding

Lec-4 hrs

Tuto-6 hrs

Visit-8 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Practical

             B.     Pattern of child hood diseases :

 

Lec-12 hrs

Tuto-4 hrs

Visit-4 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Practical

             C.     Paediatric emergencies  :

Hyperpyrexia, Dehydration, Convulsions, Poisoning, Surgical                             emergencies, acute abdominal distension

 

Lec-25 hrs

Tuto-4 hrs

Visit-4 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Practical

             D.     Common diseases of childhood :

Diphtheria, ARI* (Tonsillitis, Otitis media, pneumonia), whooping cough, Childhood tuberculosis, Bronchial asthma, Measles, Mumps, Diarrhoeal diseases and Dehydration*, Anaemia, Congenital heart disease, Urinary tract infection, Nephritis, Rheumatic fever, Rheumatoid arthritis, Nephrotic syndrome, Meningitis, Malnutrition*, Hypothermic, Goitre, Malaria*, Dengue*

Lec-25 hrs

Visit-120 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Practical

Clinical assessment

  1. Basic Surgery

 

Contents Expected hours /days Assessment
1.        General Surgery Infection:         

Abscess, Tumour, Carbuncle, Cellulites, Ulcer, Tetanus, Gangrene, wounds and its Types

Lec-8 hrs

Visit-10 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Case presentation

2.        Regional Surgery.

a)        Relating to thorax

·       Breast lump

·       Breast Abscess

b)       Relating to abdomen

·      Causes of acute abdomen

c)        Relating to rectum and anal canal

·      Haemorrhoids

·      Anal fissure

·      Anal Fistula

d)       Relating to pelvis and perineum

·      Causes of acute and chronic retention of urine

·      Hematuria

·      Causes of inguino- scrotal swelling

Lec- 10 hrs.

Pr-18 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Case presentation

e)        Relating to Eye and E.N.T

·      Conjunctivitis

·      Stye, Chalazion

·      Foreign body in Ear

·      Wax

·      Causes of Epistaxis

·      Causes of sore throat

·      Acute tonsillitis

Lec-5 hrs

Visit- 10 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Practical

f)        Relating to teeth

·      Gingivitis

·      Caries teeth

Lec-10 hrs

Visit- 4 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Practical

3.           Surgical Emergency and Traumatology

·       Wound

·       Haemorrhage

·       Shock

Lec- 10 hrs.

Visit- 20 hrs

Lec- 12 hrs.

Visit- 4 hrs

Written (SAQ) Viva & Case Presentation
·      Burn

–  Types, Causes

–  Complication

–  Determination

–  Percentage of burn

Lec-10 hrs

Visit-10 hrs

Written (SAQ) Viva & Case Presentation
·      Fracture and dislocation

–    Definition,Types,Sign symptoms and complications

Lec-5 hrs

Pr -20 hrs

Written (SAQ) Viva & Case Presentation
–   Acute abdomen

–   Acute appendicitis

–   Acute Cholecystitis

–   Acute Cholithiasis

–   Acute exacerbation of Chronic D.U

–   Acute hematemesis

–   Perforation of hollow viscous

–   Intestinal obstruction of different types

Lec- 10 hrs.

Pr -30 hrs

Viva & Case Presentation

Written (SAQ)


 

Practical Skill

The following procedures should be performed by the student as indicated. This is done during emergency department/ outdoor rosters/hospital indoor practice:

Items To perform by the students
1.       Skin and subcutaneous tissues ·         Wound toilet

·         Superficial simple wound suture & stitch removal

·         Dressing and wound bandaging

·         Drain superficial abscess

Viva & Practical demonstration

Written (SAQ)

2.       Musculo-skeletal ·         Apply arm sling and immobilization the injured part
3.       Circulatory system ·         Give I/V fluids

·         I/M Injection

·         External cardiac massage

4.       Respiratory System ·         Give artificial respiratory by mouth to mouth

·         Oropharyngial suctions

5.       Digestive system ·         Introduce nasogastric tube
6.       Urinary system ·         Introduce male & female urethral catheter
7.       Anaesthetics ·         Introduction of local anaesthetics during wound stitching

The M/A students should recognise/give first-line management/refer the following conditions:

  • Road traffic accident with unconsciousness
  • Road traffic accident with vomiting
  • Facial, Maxillary and mandible injuries
  • Served muscle, served tendon
  • Crush injuries of the thorax
  • Penetrating wounds of thorax and abdomen
  • Injuries involving pelvic and perineal region
  • Spinal and head injuries
  • Acute abdomen
  • Fracture and dislocation
  • Lacerated and crush injuries, gunshot injuries


  1. Basic Gynaecology & Obstetrics

 

Contents Expected hours /days Assessment
 

Section -1

 

1. Normal Pregancy :

–                Gravida

–                Primipara

–                Multipara

–                L.M.P

–                E.D.D

Lec-4 hrs

Visit-6 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

 

2. Labour :

 

–                Definition

–                Onset of labour

–                Stages of labour

–                Progress of labour

Lec-4 hrs

Visit- 8 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

 

4.  Obstetrical examination :

–                 History Sign & Symptoms General examination

–                 Par –abdominal examination

Lec-2 hrs

P- 8hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

 

4. Conduction of labour

Lec-4 hrs Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

 

Section -2

 

1.  Organization and function of antenatal clinic

a)   Health education to women

b)   Hb% measurement by shahlis method

c)   Urine sugar & albumin by heat coagulation method

d)   Blood pressure             measurement.

e)   Body weight measurement

f)   Immunization against Tetanus

g)   Treatment of minor ailments (Section-3)

h)   Treatment of anaemia and vitamin deficiency

i)    High-risk patients :

Lec-2 hrs

Outdoor-12hrs

Lec-2 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

 

Section- 3

 

1.   Common conditions related to pregnancy & their managements

Lec-12 hrs

Visit- 8 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

2.   General disease in Pregnancy Lec-4 hrs

Visit- 8 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

3.   High Risk Patients Lec-12 hrs

Visit-4 hrs

Lec-12 hrs

Visit- 4 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

4.   Health of mother & Newborn Lec-12 hrs

Visit-6 hrs

Lec-2 hrs

Visit-8 hrs

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Clinical Practical

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Practical

5.   Family Planning  Lec-6 hrs Visit- 6 hrs Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Practical


 

  1. Basic Community Medicine & Health Management (Group-C & D)

 

Group- C

 

Contents Expected hours /days Assessment
1.     Non communicable Disease of public health importance

a.      Hypertension

b.     Diabetes

c.      Bronchial Asthma

d.     Ischemic heart disease

e.      Rheumatic fever

f.      Cancer

g.     Drowning

h.     Snake bite

i.      Injury

Lec-10hrs

Tuto-10hrs

Visit-10hrs

Post session

Written (SAQ)

Viva &

Observing activities in organization of team performing task

Group- D

 

1.   :  Promotive, preventive and community issues of the health problems   related  to Medicine. Lec-15hrs

Tuto-15hrs

Post session

Written (SAQ)

Viva

2.   :  Promotive, preventive and community issues of the health problems related to Surgery. Lec-15hrs

Tuto-15hrs

Post session

Written (SAQ)

Viva

3.   :  Promotive, preventive and community issues of the health problems related to Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Lec-15hrs

Tuto-15hrs

Post session

Written (SAQ)

Viva

 

Internship

 

 

Each student after successful completion of 3rd year final faculty examination will go under 12 month compulsory internship. 9 months at General/Sadar hospital or any equivalent hospital and 3 months at Upazila Health Complex

Duration – 12 months

  • 9 months at General/Sadar hospital or any equivalent hospital. Interns to take completion certificate from the consultants and hospital authority
  • 3 months at Upazila Health Complex. Interns to take completion certificate from the UHFPO

After successful completion of 12 months rotator internship he/she will get permanent registration.