MASTER OF MEDICINE IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Overview

Orthopaedic surgery is the study of the principles and procedures used in preventing, diagnosing, caring for and treating musculoskeletal disease, illness, and injury in humans and the maintenance of general health.

The master of orthopaedic surgery course was born from the need to provide orthopaedic surgical care for the Kenyan population specifically and theinternational community in general. It was started in 2006 targeting a ratio of one orthopaedic surgeon to a population of one hundred thousand persons.

PHILOSOPHY

The University of Nairobi philosophy is guided by the need to connect and inspire the Kenyan community, provide leadership and stewardship and give hope and faith to the Kenyan society that it can excel in whatever it chooses to do with passion, moral responsibility and a strong sense of patriotism. The programme will produce orthopaedic surgeons in line with this philosophy.

RATIONALE

The 2016 ratio of physician per population for Kenya is 2/100,000. Orthopaedic surgery being a subspecialty has a much worse ratio with the majority of the population unable to access the service. The majority of the relatively few Orthopaedic surgeons available are concentrated in urban areas further compounding the access to service to the general population. It is thus imperative to train many more competent and skilled Orthopaedic surgeons to serve the community.

GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME

The goal of the course is to provide the participant with the opportunity to develop the confidence, principles and skills of Orthopaedic surgery in line with the University of Nairobi’s mission and vision.

  • Produce an Orthopaedic surgeon who can analyse signs and symptoms of orthopaedic conditions and correctly diagnose, treat and manage them.
  • Produce a well-rounded orthopaedic surgeon knowledgeable and comfortable in the areas of research, innovation and collaboration, and who is able to create and formulate new ideas and policies for the benefit of the community.
  • Be able to acquire, teach and pass on knowledge to others in the areas of orthopaedic health, cost effectiveness and leadership.

MODE OF DELIVERY

Face to face mode

  • Well rounded didactic lectures in all key Orthopaedic surgical topics
  • Learner led and consultant moderated cover of major and minor orthopaedic conditions.
  • Learning by active participation in discussion groups, seminars, conferences, workshops and short courses in Orthopaedic surgery.
  • Rotations, apprenticeship and practical demonstrations in clinical areas in the orthopaedic wards, clinic and operating theatres.
  • Taught, guided and self-directed tutorials and research

Open-distant learning and e-learning

Use will be made of e-learning platforms available within the University of Nairobi as well as relevant orthopaedic platforms on the worldwide web. The modes of delivery listed above will be complemented to varying degrees by relevant on line and distant learning activity.

 

 

The candidates will be admitted after completing two years since completion of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery qualification (MBChB.) and is expected to have completed internship and worked as a medical officer.

Must have MBChB or its equivalent recognised by the Senate.

Must be registered by Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.

Must pass written entry examinations and an oral interview.

Foreign students will be required to present themselves personally or engage in an online virtual interview.

There must be proof of proficiency in English as this is the language of instruction.

The minimum admission requirements must be in line with Nationally accepted admission Requirements

CREDIT EXEMPTIONS / CREDIT TRANSFERS

An applicant seeking Exception of course credits already undertaken in other institutions that are recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate may on the recommendation be allowed to transfer credits to up to one third of the courses offered in the programme provided the following conditions are fulfilled

The applicant shall submit formal applications seeking course exemption/ credit transfer to the director of post graduate studies through the dean school of medicine on payment of the prescribed fee

The course shall have been assessed to have similar content and contact hours equivalent to the one being sought

The applicant must have passed the relevant coursed at Master’s degree level

The exception shall be allowed only in non-clinical courses in the first year

Exemption shall not be allowed in the research and subsequent dissertation

Year 1  TOTALS 
TUITION        648,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)            5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)            6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)            7,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)            2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)            5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)            4,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)            1,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)            5,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)            1,000.00
Totals        685,000.00
   
Year 2  
TUITION        648,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)            5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)            6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)            7,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)            2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)            5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)            4,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)            1,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)            1,000.00
Totals        680,000.00
   
Year 3  
TUITION        648,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)            5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)            6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)            7,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)            2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)            5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)            4,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)            1,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)            1,000.00
Totals        680,000.00
   
Year 4  
TUITION        648,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)            5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)            6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)            7,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)            2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)            5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)            4,500.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)            1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)            1,000.00
Totals        680,000.00
   
Year 5  
TUITION        648,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)            5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)            6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)            7,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)            2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)            5,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)            4,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)            1,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)            1,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION          30,000.00
Totals        710,000.00
   
Grand totals    3,435,000.00