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Course Outlines for MB.BS Medicine and Surgery


For Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB.BS), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), admitted students stay a minimum of 6 academic years (for UTME students) or 5 academic years (for Direct entry students) to qualify for the degree. Three years out of these periods are spent in the clinical areas although the initial pre-clinical years are spent mostly in the class rooms and laboratories.

The last 3 years are mostly spent in the Teaching Hospital for observational and hands-on exposure. All the Students in their penultimate year go on community/rural postings. Also all students carry out at least one research project during their 4th MB.BS period.

Course Outlines (or Curriculum) for MB.BS Medicine and Surgery

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
COURSE NO. TITLE UNITS
BIO 101 General Biology for Medical Students 2
BIO 151 General Biology I 3
CHEM 101 Basic Principles of Chemistry 2
CHEM 171 Basic Practical Chemistry 2
PHY 101 General Physics for Life Sciences I 2
PHY 191 Practical Physics I 2
TOTAL 13

SECOND SEMESTER
BIO 152 General Biology II 3
BIO 153 General Biology (Practical) 2
CHEM 111 Basic Principles of Chemistry II 2
CHEM 121 Basic Principles of Chemistry III 2
PHY 102 General Physics for Life Sciences II 2
PHY 100 General Physics for Life Sciences III 2
PHY 192 Practical Physics I 2
ZOO 121 Basic Parasitology 2
TOTAL 15

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
ANAT 201 Gross Anatomy I 6
ANAT 203 Embryology and Genetics 1
ANAT 205 Histology and Histochemistry 2
BIC 201 Introduction to Biochemistry 2
BIC 202 Chemistry of Biological Molecules 3
PHS 201 General Principles of Blood and Body Fluids 2
PHS 202 Muscles, Nerves and Autonomic Nervous System 2
PHIL 131 Introduction to Logic I 2
TOTAL 20

SECOND SEMESTER
ANAT 202 Gross Anatomy II 6
ANAT 204 Embryology and Genetics 1
ANAT 206 Histology and Histochemistry 2
BIC 203 Metabolism of Biomolecules and Bioenergetics 3
PYS 203 Renal and GI Physiology 3
PYS 204 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 3
PHIL 132 Symbolic Logic 2
TOTAL 20

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
ANAT 301 Gross Anatomy III 4
ANAT 302 Embryology and Genetics 1
ANAT 303 Histology and Histochemistry 1
BIC 301 Nutritional Biochemistry 2
BIC 302 Special Topics in Biochemistry 3
PYS 301 Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology 2
PYS 302 Neurophysiology 2
PYS 303 Special Senses 1
TOTAL 16

SECOND SEMESTER
PHA 301 General Pharmacology 2
PHA 302 Systemic Pharmacology 2
MIC 301 Bacteriology 2
MIC 302 Virology 1
MIC 303 Mycology 1
CPY 301 Clinical Chemistry 2
CPY 303 Practical Laboratory Work 1
PAT 301 General Pathology 3
HEM 301 Basic Immunology 2
MED 301 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 2
MED 302 Cardiology 2
MED 304 Respiratory Medicine I 2
MED 305 Gastroenterology 2
MED 306 Clinical Haematology 2
MED 307 Metabolic Disorders and Endocrine Diseases 1
MED 308 Neurology I 1
MED 309 Nephrology I 1
MED 310 Diagnostic Radiology in Medical Practice 1
SUG 301 Introduction to Clinical Surgery 1
SUG 302 General Surgery 3
SUG 303 Congenital Abn. And Endocrine Surgery 3
SUG 304 GI surgery 3
SUG 305 Urology 2
SUG 306 Plastic Surgery Burns 2
TOTAL 44

FOURTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
PHA 401 Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Antiviral
Antiprotozoal Agents 2
PHA 403 Drugs Acting on the CNS 2
PHA 405 Practicals and Demonstrations 1
MIC 401 Medical Protozoology 1
MIC 402 Practical Protozoology 1
MIC 403 Medical Helminthology 2
MIC 404 Applied Medical Microbiology 1
MIC 405 Medical Entomology 1
CPY 401 Clinical Chemistry 1
CPY 402 Human Nutrition 2
CPY 403 Practical Laboratory 2
HEM 401 General Haematology 2
HEM 402 Blood Transfusion 2
HEM 403 Practical Haematology 2
PAT 401 System Pathology 3
PAT 402 Histopathology 2
PAT 403 Forensic Medicine 2
TOTAL 27

SECOND SEMESTER
PHA 402 Chemotherapy of Malignant Diseases1
PHA 404 Special Topics in Pharmacology 2
PHA 406 Practicals and Demonstrations 1
OBG 401 Introduction Gynaecology 3
OBG 402 Gynaecology Clinics 3
PAE 401 Introduction to Paediatrics 3
PAE 402 Nutrition, Growth and Development 2
PAE 403 Child Health and Primary Care 2
PAE 404 Diseases of the Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems 2
PAE 405 Diseases of Digestive & Genito Urinary Systems 2
COM 401 Introduction to Medical Statistics 1
COM 402 Human Ecology /Medical Sociology 1
COM 403 Health Statistics and Demography 1
COM 404 Research Methods in Public Health 2
COM 405 Introduction to Community Health 2
COM 406 Integrated Community Health Lectures and Endemic Diseases Clinic 2
TOTAL 30

FIFTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
PHA 501 Clinical Pharmacology
in Paediatrics/Obstetrics 2
OBG 501 Reproductive Physiology 1
OBG 502 Labour, Pueperium and the Neonate 3
OBG 503 Obstetrics Clinic 8
OBG 504 Special Topics (OBG) 2
OBG 505 Special Clinic (OBG) 2
PAE 501 Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases 1
PAE 502 Diseases of the Nervous System,
Muscles and Bones 1
PAE 503 Diseases of Blood 1
PAE 504 Specific Infections and Genetics 1
PAE 505 Paediatric Oncology 1
PAE 506 Neonatology 1
COM 502 Integrated Clinical Teaching &
Public Health Tutorials 2
COM 503 Computers in Medicine 1
COM 504 Primary Health Care Posting 8
TOTAL 35

SECOND SEMESTER
ANE 501 Resuscitation, Principles and
Practice of Anaesthesiology 2
ANE 502 Clinicals in Anaesthesiology 2
SUG 505 E.N.T. 2
SUG 506 Ophthalmology 2
SUG 507 Orthopaedics 2
MED 503 Dermato-venereology 2
MED 502 Psychiatry 2
RAD 501 Tutorials in Radiology 2
TOTAL 16

SIXTH YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
MED 601 Cardiology II 1
MED 602 Respiratory Medicine II 1
MED 603 Gastroenterology II 1
MED 604 Nephrology II 1
MED 605 Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 1
MED 606 Clinical Immunology 1
MED 607 Neurology II 1
MED 608 Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases 2
SUG 601 Solid Tumours and Other Neoplasms 2
SUG 602 Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery 2
SUG 603 Paediatric Surgery 2
SUG 604 Neurosurgery 2
MED 609 Therapeutics of Common Medical and surgical Disorders 1
TOTAL 18

SECOND SEMESTER
MED 610 Medical Ethics and Jurisprudence 2
MED 611 Special Topics in Medicine 2
MED 612 Medical Herbs 1
SUG 605 Special Topics in Surgery 3
TOTAL 8


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  1. they dont do maths in year one. very poor

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