The Goals of Medical and Dental Education at CMS

The goals of Medical and Dental education at the College of Medical Sciences of the University of Maiduguri are to produce:

  • Doctors with qualifications that are acceptable internationally.

  • Doctors who will be Care Providers to patients where ever they may find themselves.

  • Doctors who shall be decision-makers, researchers, managers and life-long learners and teachers.




Philosophies and Objectives for Preclinical Sciences Courses


Philosophy and Objective

  • To train students in human anatomy to enable them pursue their clinical programmes.

Philosophy

Team work, in the widest sense of the word, and teaching of biochemistry via a metabolic basis of disease approach to medical students in order for them to acquire sufficient knowledge on the role of modern biochemistry in clinical applications.

    Objectives

  • To provide medical students with sufficient knowledge and the basics of medical biochemistry and molecular genetics as well as the most significant advances in biochemistry that are important to medicine

  • To ensure the complete understanding, at the molecular level, of all chemical processes associated with living cells; to relate the biochemical events to the physiological processes occurring in the human body; and to cite examples of deviant biochemical processes in human disease.

Philosophy

The department provides the requisite knowledge in integrated biophysics and chemistry that forms the basis of understanding of human function indispensable to the medical and allied professions. It also aims at stimulating and harnessing abundant inert energies and resourcefulness towards capacity building, improving the quality of life and contributing to self, community and national development.

Objectives

  • The goal of the department is to position graduates for productive engagements in medicine and dentistry; other paramedical professions and postgraduate studies in medical and allied professions.



Philosophies and Objectives for Clinical Sciences Courses


Philosophy and Objectives

  • To produce medical graduates who possess global standards of the attitude, skills and knowledge of general and specialty medicine required for general clinical practice and for further specialist professional and/or academic training.

  • To produce socially-responsive medical graduates who meet up with global standards in the knowledge of medicine and who are competent to diagnose and treat common medical diseases and emergencies.

Philosophy

To produce medical graduates who have acquired sufficient understanding of Basic Behavioural Sciences, and are able to apply this knowledge to advance clinical practice.

Philosophy

In order to achieve effective functioning, the training of medical undergraduates must be community-based, community oriented and integrated on problem-solving basis, bringing together, as much as possible, all disciplines in the field of medicine.

Objectives

The overall aims of the undergraduate training in community health must be to:

  • Introduce to the students the concept of community health and health care delivery system of Nigeria.

  • Equip the students with the knowledge and skills to be able to carry out epidemiological studies to identify the preventable health problems in the community and also to determine ways and means of alleviating these problems.

  • Equip the students with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, organize and evaluate appropriate health problems (promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative) in collaboration with other members of the health team in order to reduce morbidity and mortality in the community and also to improve the quality of life.

  • Develop in the students the spirit of team work in promoting health in all population groups of Nigeria.


Objectives

  • To produce medical graduates who possess global standards of the attitude, skills and knowledge of general and specialty Surgery required for general clinical practice and for further specialist professional and/or academic training.

  • To produce socially-responsive medical graduates who meet up with global standards in the knowledge of Surgery and who are competent to diagnose and treat common Surgical diseases and emergencies.


Philosophy and Objectives

  • To produce medical graduates who meet up with global standards in the medical knowledge of ophthalmology, and are competent in the diagnosis and management of common ophthalmic emergencies and diseases.

  • To produce socially-responsive medical graduates who meet up with global standards in the knowledge of ophthalmology, and are competent to diagnose and treat common ophthalmological diseases and emergencies.


Philosophy and Objectives

  • To produce medical graduates who possess global standards of the attitude, skills and knowledge of principles of orthopaedics required for general clinical practice and for further specialist professional and/or academic training.

  • To produce socially-responsive medical graduates who meet up with global standards in the knowledge of Orthopaedics and are competent to diagnose and treat common orthopaedic diseases and emergencies.


Philosophy and Objectives

  • To produce medical graduates who meet up with world standards in the basic knowledge in otorhinolaryngology, and who are able to diagnose and manage common ENT diseases and emergences.

  • To produce socially-responsive medical graduates who meet up with global standards in the knowledge of ear, nose and throat, as well as head and neck diseases; and who are competent to diagnose and treat common ENT diseases.


Philosophy and Objectives

    To produce medical graduates who:

  • Understand the principles of general, regional and other subspecialties in anaesthesia.

  • Possess satisfactory knowledge to be able to manage patients under general or regional anaesthesia.

  • Have sufficient knowledge and skill to monitor vital signs and to diagnose and manage life threatening conditions such as hypotension, hypovolaemia, airway obstructions, hypoxia and respiratory insufficiency and other complications in the perioperative period.

  • Will be able to provide basic life support where necessary and to be able to manage effectively acute and chronic pain.

  • Possess satisfactory understanding of worldwide standard of anaesthetic practice such as minimum standard of monitoring of patient under anaesthesia and ideal set-up for administration of anaesthesia.

  • Possess basic knowledge about management of the critically ill patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) and to provide basic life support (BLS) to the patient with cardiac arrest.


Philosophy and Objectives

  • To produce medical graduates who understand and appreciate the relevance and position of radiology in the diagnosis and management of diseases, and who have sufficient knowledge of the specialty for general medical practice.

  • Broad Objectives

    The broad aims are for the medical students to:

  • Understand the role of radiology in demonstrating normal anatomy/physiology.

  • Understand the role of radiology in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

  • Consider and develop interest in radiology as a specialty in his/her postgraduate medical years.

  • Specific Objectives

    To produce medical graduates who:

  • Understand the chronological history of radiology and the basic physics/principles of the different types of imaging modalities.

  • Understand human anatomy and physiology as demonstrated by the different imaging modalities.

  • Can correlate radiological images with gross/cadaveric and functional anatomy.

  • Will be efficient and effective in the use of radiology as a diagnostic tool, including referral skills.

  • To produce medical graduates who understand the indications,contraindications, and complications/limitations of each imaging modality.

  • Will be able to correlate radiology with clinical findings and map out the course of management of diseases.

  • Understand the type and appropriate sequences of requesting radiological investigations for the commonly encountered diseases in all the body system.

  • Can describe and interpret common abnormal findings on any of the imaging modalities using appropriate terminologies and language.

  • Understand radiation hazards and safety, and the different radiation monitoring and protective devices.

  • Have adequate knowledge in international radiological practice and standards.

  • Will gain communication skills relevant to radiology: both to assist patients undergoing radiological investigations and to prepare for future interactions as medical doctors with radiology staff.

  • May develop interest in radiology as a specialty later in their postgraduate years.


Philosophy and Objectives

  • To produce medical graduates who possess global standards of the attitude, skills and knowledge of general and specialty Paediatrics required for general clinical practice and for further specialist professional and/or academic training.

  • To produce socially-responsive medical graduates who meet up with global standards in the knowledge of Paediatrics and who are competent to diagnose and treat common Paediatric diseases and emergencies.


Philosophy and Objectives

  • To produce medical graduates who are able to use current evidence in the assessment, management and control of common obstetric and gynaecologic conditions in accordance with world standards and in the context of their practice environment.

  • 1st Posting-Junior/intermediate OBGYN (400L Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

    Broad Objective

  • To produce medical graduates who are able to manage and prevent common gynaecological diseases and conditions

  • Specific Objectives

    At the end of this posting, the students must be able to:

  • Take clinical history, perform comprehensive examination on patients and order appropriate investigations to diagnose and treat common gynaecology diseases and emergencies.

  • Use evidence based and culturally acceptable methods to guide clients to achieve reproductive and sexual health.

  • 2nd Posting-Senior OBGYN (600L Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

    Broad Objective

  • To produce medical graduates who are able to manage and prevent common obstetric diseases and conditions.

  • Specific Objectives

    At the end of this posting, the students must be able to:

  • Take clinical history and perform comprehensive examination in the management of normal pregnancy, labour and puerperium.

  • Take clinical history, perform comprehensive examination on patients and order appropriate investigation to diagnose and treat common obstetric diseases and emergencies.


Philosophy

  • To produce medical doctors with basic understanding of the processes that guide appropriate test ordering and possess basic understanding of the science of interpretation of laboratory results for general clinical practice.

  • Objective

  • Students are expected to perform and understand the biochemical principles and relevance of basic ward side-laboratory tests.


Philosophy and Objectives

  • To provide knowledge of the pathologic basis of disease to students. The course is taught presuming reasonable knowledge of the gross and microscopic anatomy and functions of organs; types of tissues and development of the human embryo and foetus.

  • General Aim

  • To provide knowledge of the pathologic basis for abnormal function in disease.

  • Instructional Objectives

  • Clear knowledge of basic pathologic processes, inflammation, repair, circulatory disturbances and their effects on tissue, burns, shock, degenerative processes, calcification, infective granulomas, immunity and allergy and neoplasia.

  • Knowledge of the pathology of common diseases


Philosophy and Objectives

  • The department aims at facilitating thorough understanding of clinical haematology and transfusion medicine through teaching and research in the training of doctors at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • The main objective is to provide doctors with adequate clinical and academic know-how for the prevention, diagnosis and management of haematological diseases as well as the provision of safe blood and blood products required in clinical practice.


Philosophy and Objectives

  • The course content is designed and taught in such a manner such that the medical student, after undergoing the complete course, should be able to apply the knowledge to the practice of human medicine.


Philosophy and Objectives

  • The department is at the interphase between the basic medical and clinical sciences. The broad objective is for the students to learn the scientific basis of drug therapy in man.

  • Specific aims and objectives include:

  • Provision of the knowledge of the practical/laboratory aspects of pharmacology

  • Acquisition of a wide knowledge of general pharmacology including the mode of action of specific drugs for various disease conditions and drug-drug interactions as well as other adverse effect of drugs.