Medicine & Surgery

Degree: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
Duration of study: Five years (10 semesters – 220 credit hours).

The Faculty of Medicine, National University — Sudan strives towards developing the highest standards of academic and clinical excellence. The various parts of this programme aim to produce ethically responsible, innovative, critically thinking professionals committed to meeting the health and developmental needs of all communities in the Sudan and the rest of the world, appropriately and efficiently. The programmed teach the students how to learn and continue as lifelong learners. The programme aims to be the most respected of its kind, as evidenced by high quality of premises, up-to-date administration and governance, job- and research-directed instruction, to produce a very high quality of graduates in their ethical, professional and scholarly contribution.

Key information

The programme spans five years (10 semesters) divided into three phases, comprising of  220 credit hours.

A semester is 18-20 weeks in Phase 1 and 2, and 22-24 weeks in Phase 3.
There are three compulsory summer courses and at least five electives;
credit hours of electives taken by the student will be included in the total.

Phase 1:Introductory courses and University requirements = Semester 1
Phase 2: Integrated basic science organ system courses = Semesters 2-6
Phase 3: Clerkships = Semesters 7-10

Entry requirements

Sudanese Secondary Certificate  and International applicants:

Prospective students interested in joining the Faculty of Medicine, must:
1. Obtain pass mark in in seven subjects including: Arabic language, religious studies, English language, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.
2. Achieve the percentage in Sudan School Certificate announced every year (International students may have
10% less in the School Certificate scores.
3. Apply electronically though the website of the Admission and Accreditation Office, Ministry of Higher Education,
or apply directly in Admission Office in the National University, and pass the health examination, aptitude tests
and interview at the Faculty of Medicine.

Fees
Sudanese students…400,000 SDG
International students…8,000 $

Strategy and methods

The learning strategies emphasize the following:
(1) early acquisition of basic clinical skills- including communication, (2) student-centered learning, and maximum student responsibility in the learning process, (3) problem-based and problem oriented learning, (4) community-oriented and community-based activities, (5) integration of basic science, community and clinical practice in a multidisciplinary approach, (6) self- and peer education and evaluation, (7) team-work approach, (8) a wide range of electives, (9) continuous evaluation, (10) preparation for continuous education.
The Faculty of Medicine adopts the following methods in the daily programme of activities: (1) problem-based learning (PBL) sessions- one problem/ week at most, (2) seminars and small group discussions –once/ week at least, (3) field practice in rural and primary health care settings and societies not less than 1/5th of the timetable, (4) practical sessions (laboratory, clinical) not less than 1/4th of the curriculum timetable, (5) skill laboratory (weekly) sessions, (6) lectures -not more than 1/3rd of the curriculum timetable (not more than 3 lectures/day), (7) educational assignments, reports and research activities (as many as the programme and time would allow), (8) electives -about 10% of the curriculum timetable- (approximately 2 hours/semester).

Course outline

The programme is of five years’ (10 semesters’) duration divided into three phases, comprising about 200 CHs. A semester is 18-20 weeks in Phase 1 and 2, and 22-24 weeks in Phase 3. There are three compulsory Summer courses and at least five electives; credit hours of electives taken by the student will be included in the total.

Phase 1:Introductory courses and University requirements = Semester 1
Phase 2: Integrated basic science organ system courses = Semesters 2-6
Phase 3: Clerkships = Semesters 7-10

A full overview of the course outline and detailed specific objectives can be found  in the Medical Curriculum Manual and Faculty of Medicine & Surgery prospectus.

Careers

Students qualified with this bachelor degree [MB BS] pass through the track designated by the Sudan Medical Council, and so are temporarily registered with the Council. After working for a period defined by the Ministry of Health in each discipline/specialization, graduates sit for the licensing exam to obtain permanent registration with the Sudan Medical Council. Qualified grads serve as general practitioners in the public or private sector. They may upgrade to MD/PhD or licenses in basic sciences from public view in the public or private sector, and can qualify for doctor’s degree programmed or fellowships in basic sciences (anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry) or clinical sciences (medicine or its sub-disciplines, surgery and sub-disciplines, obstetrics, gynecology, paediatrics, and oncology) or diagnostic (pathology, immunology, microbiology, radiology and ghost imaging) or community medicine (community medicine and public health, health statistics, and forensic medicine) to qualify as a consultant in any of the mentioned disciplines to work in the healthcare services and/or in university teaching. The graduate may be interested in managerial, commercial, industrial or charity career, related to one of the various specialties in the discipline. International graduates can follow the same track if they preferred to stay in  Sudan, but may also start their registration and
internship in their own countries or residence.

Student resources

⇒ Student Attendance
⇒ Student Results
⇒  Library Catalog
⇒ University Repository 
⇒ Electronic resources
⇒ Staff Publications
⇒ Staff Directory

Prospectus




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Contact information

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