REGULATIONS FOR MBBS DEGREE COURSE
These regulations shall be called “The revised regulations for the MBBS course of the Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada”. These regulations are applicable to the students who are admitted to the course
I. General Considerations and teaching approach:
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1. Graduate medical curriculum is oriented towards training students to undertake the responsibilities of a physician of first contact who is capable of looking after the preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of medical care
2. With a wide range of career opportunities available today a graduate has a wide choice of career opportunities. The training, though broad based and flexible should aim to provide an educational experience of the essentials required for health care in our country.
3. To undertake the responsibilities of various service situations, it is essential to provide adequate placement training tailored to the needs of such services. To avail of opportunities and to engage in professional activities the graduate shall endeavor, to acquire basic training in different aspects of medical care.
4. The importance of the community aspects of health care and of rural health care services is to be emphasized. This aspect of education and training of graduates should be adequately recognized in the prescribed curriculum. Adequate exposure, to such experiences should be available in all the three phases of graduate medical education and training. This has to be further intensified by providing exposure to field practice areas and training during the internship period. The aim of the period of rural training during internship is to enable the fresh graduates to function effectively under such settings.
5. The training should emphasize health and community orientation instead of concentrating only on disease and hospital orientation or being concentrated on curative aspects. As such all the basic concepts of modern scientific medical education are to be adequately dealt with
6. Enough opportunity must be provided for self-learning. The methods and techniques that would ensure this must become a part of the teaching-learning process
7. The medical graduate of modern scientific medicine should be capable of functioning independently in both urban and rural environment. He/she shall endeavor to master the fundamental aspects of the subjects taught and all common problems of health and disease avoiding unnecessary details of specialization.
8. The importance of social factors in relation to the problems of health and disease should receive proper emphasis through out the course, to achieve this purpose the educational process should also be community based rather than only hospital based. The importance of population control and family welfare planning should be emphasized throughout the period of training with the importance of health and development duly emphasized.
9. Adequate emphasis is to be placed on Cultivating logical and scientific habits ofthought, clarity of expression and independence of judgement, ability to collect andanalyze information and to correlate the facts
10. The educational process should be placed in a historical background as an evolving process and not merely as an acquisition of a large number of disjointed facts without a proper perspective. The history of Medicine with reference to the evolution of medical knowledge both in this country and in the rest of the world should form a part of this process.
11. Lectures alone are generally not adequate as a method of training and a means of transferring information and are even less effective at skill development and in generating the appropriate attitudes. Every effort should be made to encourage the use of active methods related to demonstration and first hand experience. Students shall be encouraged to learn in small groups through sheer interactions so as to gain maximal experience through contact with patients and the communities in which the patients live. While the curriculum objectives often refer to areas of knowledge or science, they are best taught in a setting of clinical relevance with hands on experience for the students to assimilate and make this knowledge a part of theirown working skills.
12. The graduate medical education in clinical subjects should be based primarily on teaching in outpatient and emergency departments and within the community including peripheral health care institutions. The outpatient departments should be suitably planned to provide training to graduates in small groups.
13. Clinics should be organized in small groups of preferably not more than 10 students so that a teacher can give personal attention to each student with a view to improving his skill and competence in handling of patients.
14. Proper records of the work should be maintained which will form a basis for the student’s internal assessment. They should be available to the inspectors at the time of inspection of the college by the Medical Council of India
15. Maximal efforts have to be made to encourage integrated teaching amidst traditional subject areas using a problem based learning approach starting with clinical or community cases and exploring the relevance of various pre-clinical disciplines in both understanding and resolving a problem. Every attempt must be made to avoid compartmentalization of disciplines so as to achieve both horizontal and vertical integration in different phases. In the integrated teaching programme, an ETHICAL class, personality development teaching has to be conducted to improve the students discipline and capabilities.
16. Every attempt is to be made to encourage students to participate in group discussions and seminars to enable them to develop personality, character,expression and other faculties which are necessary for a medical graduate to function either in solo practice or as a team member/leader when he begins his independent career. A discussion group should not have more than 20 students
17. Faculty members should avail of modern educational technology while teaching the students. To attain this objective Medical Education Units/Departments should be established in all medical colleges for faculty development and for providing learning resource material to teachers.
Minimum Requirements :
1. No candidate shall be admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course until he/she has completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the academic year in which the candidate is seeking admission.
2. No candidate shall be admitted to the first Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course until he/she has passed a qualifying examination as under.
a) Two years intermediate examination of Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh under 10+2 pattern with Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology or Biology as optional which shall include a practical test in each subject.
b) Any other examination (of 10+2pattern) recognised by the University in Andhra Pradesh or Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects which shall include a practical test in each of these subjects
c) The pre-professional / premedical examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, after passing either the higher secondary school examination or the Pre- University or an equivalent examination. The pre-professional/pre-medical examination shall include a practical test in Physics, Chemistry & Biology and also English as a compulsory subject.
d) The first year of the three years degree course of a recognized University, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology including practical test in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed 10+2 with English at a level not less than a core course
e) B.Sc Examination of an Indian University, provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc examination with not less than two of the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) and further that he/she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
f) Any other examination whose scope and standard is found to be equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology including a practical test in each of these subjects and English.
i) The pre-medical course may be conducted either in a Medical College or Science College
ii) The marks obtained in Mathematics are not to be considered for admission to MBBS course.
iii) Candidates possessing qualification of the University / Board of an institution outside the State should produce a Certificate of Equivalence from the Registrar, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada
III. SELECTION OF STUDENTS :
The selection of students to medical colleges is based on the merit of the candidates in the NEET examination conducted by the Government of India.
a) To be eligible for competitive entrance examination, the candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated above at II.
b) A candidate for admission to medical course must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together, both at qualifying examination
c) However, in respect of candidates belonging to scheduled castes / Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes (OBC) the qualifying marks should be 40% instead of 50%.
A candidate admitted to the course in any of the affiliated colleges shall apply for registration with this University in the prescribed form within one month from the date of joining the college. The application for registration in the prescribed form along with the fee prescribed should be submitted to this University through the Head of the College.
The University in turn will allot an identification number that will be valid till the student completes this course. Without this identification number, the student will not be considered as a bonafide student of the university and his application for the university exam will not be accepted.
Programme Structure :
Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) in Collaboration with Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh :
V. DURATION OF THE COURSE:
The duration of the certified study of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course shall be 4½ Academic Years followed by one year compulsory rotating Internship. Normally the MBBS course shall commence on the 1st August of an academic year.The period of 4½ years is divided into (9 semesters each semester of 6 months) three phases.
Each Semester is of 6 months duration
a. Phase-I (1st MBBS) (1 year two semesters) consists of preclinical subjects (Human Anatomy, Physiology including Bio-Physics, Bio-chemistry and introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities). Besides 60 hours for introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities rest of the time shall be somewhat equally divided between Anatomy and Physiology plus Bio-chemistry combined. The time shared between the letter two will be in the ratio of 2:1
b. Phase-II (2nd MBBS) (1½ years-three semesters) consists of para clinical & clinical subjects. The para-clinical subjects shall consist of Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine including Toxicology and part of community Medicine. During this phase teaching of para-clinical and clinical subjects shall be done concurrently. The clinical subjects shall consist of all those detailed below in Phase-III of the time for para-clinical teaching approximately equal time shall be allotted to Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine & Community Medicine combined(1/3 Forensic Medicine and 2/3 community Medicine).
c. Phase-III (3rd MBBS) (Two year’s-four semesters) Continuation of study of clinical subjects from Phase-II. The clinical subjects to be taught during phase-II and III are Medicine and its allied specialties, Paediatrics, Surgery and its allied specialties including Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Community Medicine and Emergence Medicine
i. The training in Medicine and its allied specialties will include General Medicine, Paediatrics, Tuberculosis and Chest diseases, Skin and Sexually Transmitted diseases, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, Infectious diseases etc.
ii. The training in Surgery and its allied specialties will include General Surgery, Orthopaedics including Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Oto- Rhinolaryngology, Anaesthesia, Dentistry, Radio-therapy etc.
iii. The Obstetrics & Gynaecology training will include family medicine, family welfare, planning etc.,
iv. Emergency Medicine: This must be a general department. Till such time a full fledged department is created this may be under the control of the department of anaesthesia. Besides clinical postings the rest of the teaching hours should be divided between didactic lectures, demonstrations, seminars, group discussions etc., in various subjects.
The clinical posting in Community Medicine for one month each in the semesters of IV, VI & VII instead of the present of postings in the III, IV & VI semesters. The postings in VII semester will be more useful as the students will be appeaing for University examination at the end of 7th semester.