The Ordinary Diploma in Clinical Medicine is a three years programme, which has been developed to suit the needs of Government’s commitment to improving health care provision, labour market demands, legal and professional needs that exist in our country.
About this Course
Admission to the program will be open to candidates who have a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE). Direct entrants to an Ordinary Diploma Course (Clinical Officer) must have a minimum of ‘D’ credits in Biology and Chemistry, and a ‘D’ pass in Physics, English and Mathematics.
The NTA level 4 has a total of fourteen (14) modules that will be covered in one academic year. This level has a total of 44 weeks in academic year and divided into two semesters. Semester I has 20 weeks of teaching and learning and 2 weeks for examination. Semester II has 20 weeks of teaching and learning and 2 weeks for examination. There are eight (8) modules in semester I and six (6) modules in semester II.
Method of Study
In all modules, the programme enhances a wide range of study methods and approaches. These include lecture discussion, small group discussion, case studies, role plays, tutorials, assignments, practical training including demonstration, laboratory/ward attachment and study tours.
What will you achieve?
The holder of the qualification will be able to apply skills, appropriate attitudes and knowledge at routine level
Principal learning outcome
Apply knowledge and skills of recordkeeping to collect revenue and manage materials.
Apply principles of Communication, ethics, and professionalism to improve quality of health services.
Apply basic biostatistics in collecting and managing health and health related data.
Apply knowledge of biomedical sciences and clinical skills to manage diseases.
Apply basic knowledge of abnormal tissue changes and diagnostic methods to detect diseases.
Apply basic knowledge of entrepreneurship and life skills to deal with life challenges.
- CMT04101 | Communication skills.
- CMT04102 | Anatomy and Physiology I.
- CMT04103 | Environmental Health.
- CMT04104 | Microbiology, parasitology and Entomology.
- CMT04105 | Medical Ethics and professionalism.
- CMT04106 | Nutrition.
- CMT04107 | Resource Management.
- CMT04108 | Entrepreneurship and life skills.
- CMT04209 | Basic Clinical Laboratory.
- CMT04210 | Anatomy and Physiology II.
- CMT04211 | Epidemiology, Bio-statistics and emergency preparedness.
- CMT04212 | Computer application.
- CMT04213 | Clinical Skills.
- CMT04214 | Pathology.