ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL MEDICINE

PROGRAM - ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL MEDICINE

The Ordinary Diploma in Clinical Medicine is a three years programme, which has been developed to suit the needs of Government’s commitment to improve health care provision, labour market demands, legal and professional needs that exist in our country. It is one of the initiatives done by the Government to modernize qualifications within the health sector and optimize transferability within and across sectors and disciplines.It is, therefore, expected that the graduates from this programme will have aspirations to become full professionals. The programme is a modular system and will operate under semester structure. This will facilitate a large degree of flexibility for the graduates’ future development

OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM

  • Play a primary role in clinical management of health care service delivery at mid-level
  • Practice appropriate skills as well as inculcate positive attitude and conduct relevant to the clinical medicine, preventive and curative health care services in health facilities and the community
  • Steer creativity and innovativeness in response to risks inherent in the delivery of health care services;
  • Make clinical judgments to arrive to proper diagnosis and correct management of patients utilizing broad range of clinical and laboratory procedures
  • Utilize effective health promotion strategies and counseling skills in the management of patients, clients, families and community
  • Apply basic principles of resource management and operational research principles to carry out administrative procedures in health care setting
  • Utilize entrepreneurship principles, approaches of advocacy, partnership, health economics for health service delivery with due recognition of public policies, ethical and legal limitations viii) Demonstrate skills in ICT for effective health information management

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM

The whole programme of Ordinary Diploma in Clinical Medicine has a total of 3 years; year one 40 weeks; year two 47 weeks and year three 38 weeks of study. Each academic year is divided in two semesters.

Ordinary Diploma Clinical Medicine - Minimum Entry Requirements

Eligible candidate for admission to Ordinary Diploma in Clinical Medicine program must have passes in Science subjects with a minimum of “C” PASS in Chemistry and Biology and “D” in Physics at Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) OR Form six candidates with a minimum of “E” in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Passes in Mathematics and/ or English language is an added advantage.

AWARD

Ordinary Diploma in Clinical Medicine

MODE OF APPLICATION

Application for the course is through the Central Admission System (CAS) NACTE website ( www.nacte.go.tz or MoHSW website www.moh.go.tz ) Search form Search Programs Offered CERTIFICATE IN TECHNICIAN IN NURSING PROGRAM ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL MEDICINE HEALTH PROMOTION ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN DISTRICT HEALTH MANAGEMENT Facilities Library ICT Services Seminar Rooms Cafeteria Accommodation Students Organization Catering Fee Structure BASIC CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMME CERTIFICATE IN NURSING PROGRAMME DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL MEDICINE PROGRAMME DIPLOMA IN DISTRICT HEALTH MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA IN HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMME

Modules for Clinical Medicine Program

First year (NTA Level 4)Second year (NTA Level 5)Third year (NTA Level 6)
First semesterSecond semesterFirst semesterSecond semesterFirst semesterSecond semester
Communication and Counseling SkillsCommunicable DiseasesEpidemiology and BiostatisticsSurgeryAdvanced Computer ApplicationsClinical Apprentice in Internal medicine
Anatomy and Physiology IAnatomy and Physiology IIInternal medicine IInternal Medicine IIManagementClinical Apprentice in Paediatrics and child Health
Environmental HealthBasic Clinical LaboratoryPediatrics and Child Health IPaediatrics and Child Health IIOperational ResearchClinical Apprentice in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Microbiology, Parasitology and Medical EntomologyPatient CareObstetrics and Gynecology IObstetrics and Gynaecology IIManagement of HIV&AIDS and TBClinical Apprentice in Surgery
PathologyHealth Policy and Medical EthicsHealth PromotionCounsellingSurgical Specialties 
Basic Computer ApplicationsHealth Information Management and FinancingNutritionReproductive and Child HealthEthics and professionalism 
 Clinical Skills Applied Clinical LaboratoryEntrepreneurship in Health 
  Essentials of Pharmacy Practice   

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