Timetable and curriculum

CLINICAL SKILLS TIMETABLE SUMMARY

 

DAY

TIME

YEAR

Monday

10:00am- 12:00 noon

III- Session 1

Wednesday

10:00am- 12:00 noon

II

Wednesday

2:00pm- 4:00pm

I

Thursday

10:00am- 12:00 noon

III- Session 2

 

Note- Year I and IIs have two weeks of attendance / group, with one session per week.  Hence every individual attends two sessions per semester.

Year IIIs have two weeks of attendance / group as well but with two sessions per week- Monday 10 am to noon and Thursday morning 10am to midday. This means the group assigned on a particular week attends on Monday for the first session and returns on Thursday morning for the second session. Hence each individual should attend four sessions in total per semester.

 

SEMESTER I- First year

Session 1

  • Wednesday  2-4pm

Interpersonal/ communication skills (1hour)+ Giving and receiving feedback (1 hour)

Session  2

  • Wednesday  2-4pm

Vital signs Temp, Pulse (rate, rhythm, volume), Blood Pressure (and interpretation)

Second year

Session 1

  • Wednesday 10am- midday

Senses/ Cranial nerves and reflexes- smell, sight, hearing, taste, touch (light, pressure, vibratory)

Session 2

  • Wednesday 10am- midday

Antenatal exam

Third year

Week 1

  • Session 1-Tuesday midday- 1pm

History taking/ communication skills

  • Session 2-Thursday 10am- midday

Respiratory exam

Week 2

  • Session 1-Tuesday midday- 2:00pm

CVS exam

  • Session 2- Thursday 10am- midday

Abdominal examination

SEMESTER II

First Year

Session 1

  • Wednesday 2-4pm

Taking weight, height and calculating BMI, Communication Skills

Session 2

  • Wednesday 2-4 pm

Basic examination of Heart and Lungs

Second Year

Session 1

  • Wednesday 10am -12 noon

General exam - Assessing for anaemia, dehydration, shock

Session 2

  • Wednesday  10 am – 12 noon

Phlebotomy/ Venipuncture; Communication skills; Aseptic technique

 

Third Year

Week 1

  • Session 1 ;Monday 10am- 12 noon- Breast exam
  • Session 2 ;Thursday 10am- 12 noon- Communication skills-> HIV counseling/ Breaking Bad news

 

Week 2

  • Session 1 ; Monday 10am- 12noon- Gynecological exam
  • Session 2 ; Thursday 10am- 12noon- Urethral catheterization