Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) Programme


The Academic Session shall comprise two semesters. Semesters 1 & 2 shall be used to upgrade the level of science of the WASSCE (SSSCE) candidates to levels currently prevailing at the SHS and GCE Advanced Level in the Sciences. It will also introduce FHMS students to the Basic Sciences in the second year.

During this first year of the programme a semester shall be of 16 weeks duration, which will be structured as follows:
13 weeks of Teaching
1 week of Revision
2 weeks of Examinations

Introduction to Nursing Part 1. Duration (Vacation period)
This course introduces students to basic nursing procedures through didactic teaching and hands-on practice, emergency first aid resuscitation and support. The course shall be taught by senior nurses (SNOs & PNOs) in the various private hospitals.
At the end of Semesters 3, 4, 5 & 6 (Basic Sciences and Para-Clinical Sciences) that is, the second and third years of the Bachelor of Science programme students shall have a broad based foundation in the basic medical science subjects such as will qualify them for clinical training in medicine.
To progress to Level 200 a candidate must have passed level 100 by obtaining a mark of 60% of the total mark for individual subjects.

Semesters 3, 4, 5 & 6 (Basic Sciences and Para-Clinical Sciences)
A semester shall be of 18 weeks duration and be structured as follows:
15 weeks of Teaching
2 weeks of Revision
1 week of Examinations.

Level 200 Courses, Semesters 3 and 4, Students shall study the following subjects:
Medical Sociology,
History of Western Medicine,
Medical Biochemistry, and
All the courses are compulsory. A candidate shall be required to pass all courses before progressing to Level 300.

Level 300 Courses: Semesters 5 & 6
Semester 5 & 6 shall be devoted to courses in the Para-Clinical Sciences as follows:
Chemical Pathology,
Pathology, and
A candidate shall be deemed to have passed all courses in order to be eligible for the award of a BSc (Med. Sci.) degree.

Students will be given topics bothering on topics covered during levels 200 and 300 at the beginning of level 200. These research topics would be discussed with lectures before the student begins work. The student should fully write his/her findings: including aims and objectives, the methodology used, the findings, literature review, discussions backed by necessary statistics and finally give recommendations. Each student would present their research work to their peers and faculty at the end of level 300. Marks would be awarded depending on the style, logic and scientific basis of the presentation. The marks shall form part of the Continuous Assessment


The Clinical Part of the MB ChB degree programme shall be of 3 years duration and structured as follows:
1stClinical Year- 37 weeks
2nd Clinical Year- 45 weeks
3rd Clinical Year- 44 weeks

Structure of Semester
First Clinical Year- 37 Teaching Weeks
(i)Semester 7 (Clinical Rotations) -23 Weeks
(ii)Inter-Semester Break-2 Weeks
(iii)Semester 8 (Clinical Rotations) -14 Weeks

Second Clinical Year- 45 Teaching Weeks
(i)Semester 9 (Clinical Rotations) -24 Weeks
(ii)Inter-Semester Break-2 Weeks
(iii)Semester 10 (Clinical Rotations) -21 Weeks

Third Clinical Year- 44 Teaching Weeks
(i)Semester 11 (Clinical Rotations) -24 Weeks
(ii)Inter-Semester Break-2 Weeks
(iii)Semester 12 (Clinical Rotations -20 Weeks

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