Entry Requirements
a) Candidates shall have met the minimum University and School of Medicine entry requirements.
b) Candidates shall have obtained a mean grade of at least C+ at K.C.S.E. and passed the subject clusters indicated or 2 principal passes at A level or their equivalents:

i.Alternative A
Biology B
Chemistry B
Mathematics or Physics B
English or Kiswahili B

ii.Alternative B
Biological Sciences B
Physical Sciences B
Mathematics B
English or Kiswahili B


c) Candidates shall have obtained two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in Physics or Mathematics.

d) Holders of a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized Medical Training Institution and must be registered as Clinical Officers.
e) The candidate must have attained the minimum University entry requirements of C+ at KCSE division II at O level.
f) Holders of a Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences, Zoology, Botany, Biology, Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy, Clinical Medicine.

Duration and Programme of Study
• The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree programme (MBChB) is a full time programme to take six academic years of three trimesters each.
• All the courses in the programme are core and must be successfully completed by the student before graduation. A course is designated as one or more units of study.
• Each clinical course shall comprise the contact hours indicated against it. These will comprise of lectures, practicals, rotations and clinical instruction, field courses and combined community health attachments where applicable. A unit shall be defined as 35 contact hours.

Examinations Regulations
The University and School Examination Regulations shall apply.The assessment of students'
performance for every course shall be made up of Continuous Assessment Tests which will comprise of practicals, orals, assignments, written tests and any other mode prescribed by the School.There shall be end of course final examinations, which shall be marked out of 60%which will be distributed as follows: Final written 25% Practical/Clinical Component 25%,Orals 1 0 % . The distribution of marks for the final grade shall be as follows where applicable and shall be derived from continuous assessment tests and end of year examinations:Continuous Assessment Tests 40%,End of Year Examination 60%.
The letter grades for the marks scored per course out of 100% shall be indicated as follows for inclusion in the Academic transcripts only: The letter grades for the marks scored per unit shall be indicated as follows for inclusion in the Academic transcript.(A) 75% -100% Distinction, (B) 65% to 74% Credits, (C) 50% to 64%Pass, (E) 49 and below(Fail).The pass mark for any course shall be 50%. In the clinical subjects, any candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the clinical examination shall have failed the examination in that unit even if the final mark is 50% or higher. In order to proceed to the following year of study, a candidate must pass in all examinable courses for the year of study.A candidate who fails with 40% to 49% in one of the courses offered in an academic year shall sit for a supplementary examination in the course.A candidate who obtains a final mark of between 47% and 49% in a particular course may be compensated according to the provisions for compensation as determined by the School.Compensation shall be possible but not compulsory. Compensation shall be considered by the departmental Board of Examiners when processing the end of year examinations. Compensation marks shall come from related courses, which shall be identified by the Department Board of Examiners. Candidates who fail with a final mark of 47% and above may be compensated in order to obtain the minimum pass mark of 50%. Marks for compensation shall be obtained by subtracting marks from the related course on the
basis of two mark for every one mark compensated
Final marks for candidates passing supplementary examinations and for candidates passing after repeating a year on academic grounds shall be 50%. No candidate will be allowed to repeat a course more than once.
Special examinations shall be allowed under specific reasons acceptable to the Board of examiners of the University. A candidate who scores less than 30% in any course taken will be discontinued.

A candidate who scores marks between 30% and 40% in any course taken will repeat the course.A
candidate who is a repeater and who fails a supplementary examination will be discontinued.The degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery shall not be classified.
Course Structure

Human Anatomy
Medical Biochemistry
Medical Physiology
Common Units
Community Health
Pathology I Pathology II
Internal Medicine
General Surgery
Peadiatrics & Child Health
Reproductive Health
100 Level Units
Semester I
UCU 100: Communication Skills


Year I
Year I-Year II Year I-Year II
Year I & Year V
Year I-Year IV
Year II Year III
Year II- Year III Year III-Year VI Year III-Year VI Year III-Year VI
Year IV Year IV

UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
HCH 100: Behavioural Sciences, Medical Education and Ethics
HMA 100: Introduction to human anatomy
HMA 101: Anatomy of gluteal region, hip joint and the thigh
HMA 102: Anatomy of the leg and the knee joint
HMA 103: Anatomy of the ankle joint and foot
HMA 104: Anatomy of the pectoral region, shoulder and arm
HMA 105: Anatomy of the forearm and hand
HMB 100: Introduction to Medical Biochemistry
HMB 101: Biomolecules
HMP 100: Introduction to Medical Physiology

Semester II

HCH 101: Medical Anthropology and Sociology
HMA 106: Anatomy of the Head and neck region
HMA 107: Neuroanatomy
HMA 108: Organization of larynx and phonation
HMA 109: The thoracic wall and mechanisms of breathing
HMA 110: Anatomy of the mediastinum
HMA 111: The abdominal cavity and viscera
HMA 112: The Gastrointestinal Tract and the pancreas
HMB 102: Enzymology
HMB 103: Metabolism: Basic Concept And Design
HMP 101: Membrane and Excitable tissue physiology
HMP 102: Physiology of Circulating Body Fluids
HMP 103: Physiology of the Heart

Semester III

HCH 102: Social Work and Community Development
HMA 113: Anatomy of the Billiary System
HMA 114: Anatomy of the intestinal tracts
HMA 115: The urinary system and kidneys
HMA 116: The ureters, bladder and the urethra
HMA 117: The male reproductive system
HMA 118: The female reproductive system
HMA 119: The perineum and pelvis
HMB 104: Carbohydrate Metabolism
HMB 105: Lipid Metabolism
HMB 106: Protein Metabolism
HMP 104: Physiology of Vascular system
HMP 105: Physiology of special circulation
200 Level Units

Semester I

HCH 200: Medical Statistics
HMB 200: Special Metabolism Of Amino Acids
HMB 201: Nucleic Acid Metabolism
HMB 202: Biochemical Genetics
HMP 200: Respiratory Physiology: Mechanics of Respiration
HMP 201: Transport of gasses and respiratory control
HMP 202: Physiology of Endocrine system & metabolism
HPA 200: General Pathology I
HPA 201: Basics of Immunology
HPA 202: Introduction to Medical Microbiology
HPA 203: Pathogenic Bacteria
HPA 204: Introduction to Medical Parasitology
HPA 205: General Pathology II

Semester II

HCH 201: Medical Demography
HMB 203: Biochemical Endocrinology
HMB 204: Biochemistry Of Haemoglobin
HMB 205: Biochemistry Of Vitamins
HMG 200: Human Genetics
HMP 203: Physiology of Reproduction
HMP 204: Peripheral Nervous Physiology
HMP 205: Motor System and Equilibrium Physiology
HPA 206: Cellular & Immunoglobulin interaction in Immunology
HPA 207: Immunity and Immunopathology of infections
HPA 208: Clinical Bacteriology
HPA 209: Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
HPA 210: Medical Protozoology
HPA 211: Medical Entomology

Semester III

HCH 202: Health Services Management
HIP 200: Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology
HMB 206: Biochemistry of Specialised Tissues
HMB 207: Biochemistry of Micro Organisms
HMB 208: Special Topics in Biochemistry
HMP 206: Physiology of Special Senses
HMP 207: Physiology of Higher Cerebral functions
HMP 208: Gastrointestinal and Autonomic nervous system Physiology
HMP 209: Renal Physiology & Body fluid Homeostasis
HPA 212: Clinical Immunology
HPA 213: Introduction to Medical Virology
HPA 214: Pathogenic Viruses
HPA 215: Medical Helminthology

300 Level Units

Semester I

HPA 300: Pathology of the Heart, Blood Vessels and Lymphatics
HPA 301: Basics of Chemical Pathology HPA 302: Introduction to Haematology
HPA 303: Introduction to Histopathology and Cytology
HPA 304: Pathology of Urinary Tract and the Genital System
HPA 305: Pathology of the Respiratory System
HPA 306: Neoplastic Disorders
HPA 307: Histopathology and Cytology of Internal Organs
HPA 308: Toxicology And Forensic Chemical Pathology
HPA 309: Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
HPA 310: Haemostasis
HPA 311: Pathology of Skeletal and Soft Tissue
HPA 312: Blood Transfusion
HPA 313: Neuropathology
HPA 314: Pathology of the Skin and Breast
HPA 315: Forensic Pathology

Semester III

HIP 303: Antibiotics
HIP 304: Antimicrobial Agents
HIP 305: Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs
HIP 306: Drugs acting on the Central Nervous System
HIP 307: Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Drugs
HIP 308: Metabolic and Endocrine Drugs
HIP 309: Haematology, Immunology and Cytotoxic Drugs
HPS 300: Psychiatric Evaluation and Classification
HPS 301: Acute Stress and Mood Disorders
HPS 302: Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
PIM 300: Infectious diseases
PIM 301: Introduction to Pulmonary and Gastrointestinal Tract Diseases
PIM 302: Introduction to Renal and Cardiac Diseases
PIM 303: Junior Clerkship in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
400 Level Units
Semester I
HPD 400: Infections in children
HPD 401: Neonatology
HPD 402: Growth, Development, Nutrition requirements and Related Disorders
HPD 403: Respiratory disorders in children HPD 404: Child and Adolescence health.
HPD 405: Disorders of the gastrointestinal systems in children
HPD 406: Disorders of the cardiovascular and renal system in children
HPD 407: Neuromuscular Disorders in children
HPD 408: Paediatric Haematology and Oncological disorders
HPD 409: Homeostatic, metabolic, and Endocrine disorders
HPD 410: Paediatric emergencies and child abuse
HPD 411: Dermatologic and allergic disorders in children
HPD 412: Clerkship in Paediatrics and Child Health (Equivalent to 4 units)
Semester II
HRH 400: Overview of obstetrics and physiology of pregnancy
HRH 401: Antepartum management, normal labour and delivery
HRH 402: Abnormal labour and operative obstetrics
HRH 403: Common complications of pregnancy
HRH 404: Disorders of the placenta and fetal membranes
HRH 405: Medical and surgical complications in pregnancy
HRH 406: Obstetric Anatomy Reproductive physiology
HRH 407: Acquired and inherited gynecological disorders
HRH 408: Reproductive tract infections
HRH 409: Gynecological malignancy
HRH 410: Infertility and abortion management
HRH 411: Contraception and sterilization
HRH 412: Gynecological operations
HRH 413: Techniques used to assess fetal health
Semester III
HCH 400: Community Health
HCH 401: Fundamentals of Environmental Health
HCH 402: Foundations of Epidemiology
HCH 403: Research Methods
HCH 404: Health Information Management
HCH 405: Community Health field work (Equivalent to 5 units)
HCH 406: Disaster Management
HCH 407: Health Economics and Health Care Financing

500 Level Units
Semester I
HMS 500: Introduction to Radiology and Imaging
HMS 501: Techniques in Radiology and Imaging
HMS 502: Dental Health
HMS 503: Dental Therapeutics HMS 504: Basics of Anaesthesia
HMS 505: Principles of Anaesthesia
HMS 506: Principles and practice of Paediatric Surgery
HMS 507: Clerkship in Paediatric Surgery
HMS 508: Ophthalmology I HMS 509: Ophthalmology II
HMS 510: Head and Neck Surgery
HMS 511: ENT
PIM 500: Nursing Skills and current trends in medicine
Semester II
UCU104: Introduction to entrepreneurship
HPS 500: Forensic Psychiatry
PIM 501: Dermatology
PIM 502: Dermatology and Sexuality PIM 503: Management HIV and AIDS
PIM 504: Forensic Medicine

PIM 505: Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Systems of Medicine

PIM 506: Natural Medicines

PIM 507: Integrating Traditional and Complementary Medicine into National Health Care

Semester III

Elective Term

600 Level Units

Semester I

HMS 600: Principles and Practice of Surgery

HMS 601: Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobilliary Surgery

HMS 602: Orthopaedic Evaluation and General Fracture Management

HMS 603: Lower Gastrointestinal and Breast Surgery

HMS 604: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

HMS 605: Congenital and General Orthopaedics

HMS 606: Urology and Neurosurgery

HMS 607: Surgical Skills in Orthopaedics and Trauma, Arthroplasty and Prosthetics

HMS 608: Specialized Techniques Radiology and Imaging

HMS 609: Senior Clerkship in Surgery (Equivalent to 4 units)

Semester II

PIM 600: Genital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

PIM 601: Hepatobilliary and Pancreatic Diseases

PIM 602: Neurological Disorders

PIM 603: Haematological Disorders

PIM 604: Oncological disorders

PIM 605: Rheumatology and Endocrinology

PIM 606: Senior Clerkship in Internal Medicine (Equivalent to 4 units)

PIM 607: Pulmonary Diseases

PIM 608: Gastrointestinal Diseases

PIM 609: Renal Diseases

PIM 610: Cardiac Diseases

Semester III

HPS 600: Misuse and Dependence on Alcohol and Other Drugs

HPS 601: Eating, Sleeping and Psychosexual Disorders

HPS 602: Aging, Dementia and Amnesic Disorders

HPS 603: Developmental Disorders

HPS 604: Psychopharmacy and Electroconvulsive Therapy

HPS 605: Psychotherapies and Psychiatric Care in the Community

HPS 606: Ethics in Psychiatry and the Mental Health Act

HPS 607: Senior Clerkship in Psychiatry (4 units)

HIP 600: Clinical Toxicology