Dean, School of Medicine

Dean, School of Medicine

Amoud Medical School was established in 2000-2001. Its academic program is designed for six years medical education leading to the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). The school is partnering with King’s College Teaching Hospital of London which provides teaching assistance and Kijaabe Hospital of Nairobi which provides  support in the form of dispatching lecturers on periodic-basis to AMS. The school also recruits Somali doctors to help the school in community-based medical education. Special attention is exercised to the quality of medical education through out, starting from admission to graduation. The School’s concept and philosophy necessitates the adherence to valid concepts of education using modern trends and effective methods with flexibility. The curriculum is community –oriented medical education (Learning experience for the students and services for the community with the objectives of giving the students the appropriate skills, attitudes and knowledge in identifying and dealing with the community problems) and uses student-centered approach with emphasis on self-learning to develop in the students the ability and willingness to pursue their own learning after graduation. During the educational program the students come into contact with different communities with different situations to recognize the characteristics of the Somali family, relations, culture, attitude towards health, knowledge and practice in state of health and disease and become familiar with the people they will work for after the completion of their medical studies.

The School of Medicine has started postgraduate studies with family medicine residence at the academic year 2013 which is designed for three years studies leading to Master of Medicine. The Family Medicine Specialist is a generalist physician. The family physician provides care that is comprehensive, extending from birth to death, for men, women and children, covering a broad range of illnesses. The family physician coordinates care among other specialists and non-physician providers, integrating care at various levels of the health system. The Family Medicine Specialist provides holistic care of the whole person, rather than simply disease oriented treatment. Family medicine is community oriented, recognizing the context of the individual in a community impacted by public health issues.  The Family Medicine Specialist focuses on the preventive and promotive aspects of care, as well as curative. The Family Medicine Specialist provides care that is continuous over a long period of time, rather than episodic. Finally, family medicine is cost-effective, using limited resources wisely.

As a generalist, the Family Medicine Specialist can function well in a variety of settings, academic or non-academic, rural or urban, private or public, among the rich or poor, in district or provincial hospitals or clinics. However, this curriculum is designed specifically to prepare the Family Medicine Specialist to function in the District Hospital. Upon successful completion of the 3 year training program, Amoud University will grant each graduate a Certificate of Specialization in Family Medicine.
Amoud School of medicine is planned to start the coming academic year 2014-2015, residence in general surgery with the mission to develop and train General Surgeons who are competent to practice Surgery independently. It is designed five year residency training program leading to the master degree of general surgery.
 The educational programme will provide a broad educational experience in recognition and treatment of surgical disorders. Upon completion of training, the graduate is expected to be a competent specialist in General Surgery capable of independent practice.
During training, the resident will have acquired a thorough knowledge of the theoretical basis of General Surgery, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and be exposed to research activities. The graduate will be able to access and apply relevant knowledge and skills to clinical practice and provide effective consultation services with respect to patient care, education and medico-legal issues.

Internship Programme
The Internship programme is a training programme done for medical graduates of Amoud college of Health Sciences and is structured as a series of five clinical rotations carried out over eight months in public hospitals in Somaliland. The intern will rotate among the main five disciplines of medicine (Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Gyn/Obs, Paediatrics and Community Medicine). The Intern is expected to acquire certain competencies at the completion of the internship. It is conducted at Borama General Hospital and at Hargeisa Group Hospital.

Aims of the Internship Programme
The aim of the Somaliland Medical Internship Programme is:
1.    To equip the medical graduates with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience to serve as [registered] doctors in Somaliland.  
2.    To lay foundations for the continuous medical education which will be open to all qualified medical practitioners of Somaliland in order to improve their clinical performance and their provision of health services to the people of Somaliland.
3.    To improve the health services provision of Public Hospitals.
4.    To extend the health services to the periphery areas.
The new graduates (interns) are trained for eight months to attain the designated knowledge, skills and attitudes and then sent to the districts for four months with expectation of one Doctor in each district hospital for the coming ten years.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Yearly/ Semester Distribution of Courses
Year I
Semester I
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1. ARA 111 Freshman Arabic 3  
2. MATH 111 Pre-calculus 3  
3. BIO 111 General Biology 3  
4. ENG 112 Writing I 3  
5. ENG 121 Reading I 3  
Year I
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1. ISL 121 Islamic Studies 3  
2. ENG 121 Reading II 3  
3. MATH 121 Calculus I 3  
4. CHEM 121 General Chemistry 3  
5. PHYS 121 general Physics 3  
Year II
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1. Cyt 202 Cytology 4  
2. Embry 203 Embryology 4  
3. Chem 150 General Chemistry 3  
4. Gene 252 Human Genetics 3  
5. Biostat 151 Bio-statistics 3  
6. CMMD 255 Community Medicine I 3  
7. Eng 152 English 3  
Year II
Semester II
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1. Physic 204 Physics 3  
2. Hysto 251 Histology 4  
3. Anat 301 Human Anatomy I 4  
4. CMMD 265 Community Medicine II 3  
5. MiBi 356 Microbiology I 3  
6. Chem 210 Organic Chemistry 3  
Year III
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1. Anat 302 Human Anatomy II 4  
2. Anat 303 Human Anatomy III 4  
3. Physl 304 Human Physiology I 4  
4. MiBi 357 Microbiology II 3  
5. CMMD 257 Community Medicine III 3  
6. Immnu 359 Immunology 3  
Year III
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1. Bioch 305 Biochemistry 4  
2. Paras 306 Parasitology 3  
3. Cl.Meth 330 Clinical Methodology 4  
4. Path 401 General Pathology 4  
5. Physl 310 Human Physiology 4  
6. CMMD 258 Community Medicine (R. Methodology) IV 3  
Year IV
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1. Path 402 General Pathology 4  
2. Rad 451 Radiology 4  
3. Phar 461 General Pharmacology 4  
4. Paras 307 Parasitology 3  
5. CMMD 259 Community Medicine V 3  
6. Anat 301 Topographic anatomy 4  
Year IV
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1. Resp 501 Respiratory Diseases 4  
2. Gastro 530 Gastroenterology                    4  
3. Infec 550 Infection diseases 4  
4. Uro 560 Urology                                   4  
5. CMMD 260 Community medicine XI 3  
6. Phar 462 Clinical pharmacology 4  
Year V
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1. Trop 531 Tropical diseases 4  
2. Card 532 Cardiology   4  
3. Endoc 551 Endocrinology 4  
4. Surg 571 surgical pathology 4  
5. CMMD261 Community medicine V 3  
Year V
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1. Obs 581 Obstetrics    4  
2. Pedia 504 Pediatrics   4  
3. Sur 572 General Surgery 1 4  
4. CMMD 262 Community medicine VI 3  
5. Hema 454 Hematology   4  
6. Derm 554 Dermatology 4  
7. Fore.med 590 Forensic medicine 4  
Year VI
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1. Gyn 582 Gynecology 4  
2. Pedia 505 Pediatrics     4  
3. Neur 601 Neurology   4  
4. Surg 573 General Surgery III 4  
5. Psyc 557 Psychiatry 4  
6. Fore.M 591 Forensic Medicine I 4  
Year VI
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1. Opth 556 Ophthalmology II 4  
2. ORL 552 Otorhinolaryngoiatria    4  
3. STOM 538 Odontostomology    4  
4. Anst 553 Anesthesiology 4  
5. Toxi 650 Toxicology 4  
6. Orth & traumatology 632 Orthopedics 3  
7. Emer.Med 651 Emergency Medicine 4  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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