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INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME AT DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE.
Department of Family Medicine plays a pivotal role to jointly offer the Medical Doctor Program  with other clinical departments in the faculty. Professional development module is offered  to students while in year 2. In year 3, students will have an attachment for 2 weeks for an Introduction to Family Medicine. Posting for Family Medicine is offered  to students while in year 4.More information regarding the Medical Doctor Program offered by the faculty can be accessed from the Academic Program website.

 

The department offers the following modules for the Medical Doctor program :

SPP 3111: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (YEAR 2)

This module contributes to the students’ understanding of the professional and social roles of the doctor. The central importance of professional skills in medicine i.e. doctor-patient relationship, roles attitudes and professional relationship with others will be covered. The acquisition of study skills including self-directed learning, self-evaluation, and critical self-appraisal are the central components of the course. Apart from that, the team work in solving the problems within the corporate culture in the Ministry of Health, working with other gender; holistic assessment and palliative care are also be covered in this module. In addition, ethical and cultural issues in medicine are also included.

OBJECTIVES OF SPP3111

1) To enable the students to develop professional attitudes especially when interacting with patients, colleagues and others.
2) To instill in students with attitudes and skills for effective self directed life-long learning.
3) To develop an understanding of cultural, legal and ethical issues in medical practice.

LEARNING OUTCOMES OF SPP 3111

On completion of the course, the students should be able to:

1) Describe the physician and patient roles as well as the therapeutic alliance between doctor and patient.
2) Discuss the various cultural factors in Malaysia as well as outline the relationship between disease and human behavior (which is influenced by culture) and medicine.
3) Discuss the approach used in working with others as well as team dynamics in patient care and corporate culture.
4) Outline the ethical issues in medicine

 

SPK3971 : FAMILY MEDICINE INTRODUCTION  (YEAR 3)

This course introduces the practice, the spectrum of the disease and the type of patients in the primary as well as the principles of family medicine

OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

• Identify cases that are often treated at the primary
• relate the clinical condition of a patient by using good communication skills
• sketch the organizational chart and the services provided at the primary clinic
• discuss the ethical issues of primary patient care


SPK 3972 : FAMILY MEDICINE (YEAR  4)

This course encompasses a practice of medicine in primary care setting through attachment with experienced primary health care providers in government and private settings, as well as non-government organization.

OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES OF SPK 3972

On completion of the course, the students should be able to:

1) Diagnose patient’s medical problems in primary care setting.
2) Conduct the clinical consultation by using good communication skills based on the principles of medical ethics.
3) Organise and conduct an audit project; and demonstrate teamwork

 

PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF MEDICINE (FAMILY MEDICINE)

The Masters of Medicine (Family Medicine) was started in 2011 after received an accreditation by The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and Ministry of Health Malaysia (MoH) . This is a conjoint programme between 6 universities in Malaysia. There are University Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), University Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia(UPM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and University Technology Mara Malaysia (UITM).This programme is an on-job postgraduate training programme for a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 7 years. It aims at producing a competent family medicine specialist. This programme is implemented in 3 phases: phase I (year 1) and phase II (year 2 & 3) and phase III (year 4). It is currently conducted as an open system.

Phase I runs for one (1) year which covers 3 major postings of pathology: Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatric. Candidates will undergo training at the accredited ministry of health hospitals. At the end of phase I, candidates will sit for the part I Professional exam. The candidates will need to obtain a pass in the theory paper before being allowed to sit for the clinical part. The candidates must obtain a pass in all the papers before they can proceed to Phase II of the programme.

Phase II of the programme is of two (2) years duration. During the 2nd year, they need to undergo 11 compulsory minor clinical postings, 1 elective posting and 1 research methods course. Candidate will be posted to MOH accredited hospitals during this time. During 3rd year, candidates will undergo the family medicine training by rotation at the public health clinics as well as at the university primary care centre. At the end of phase II, candidates must obtain a pass in the part II professional examination before being allowed to progress to year 4.

Candidates in year 4 will continue the family medicine training at the public health clinics. Candidates are required to submit and pass a thesis dissertation, a family case report and a clinical practice diary prior to the professional examination at the end of phase III. They are required to pass the Professional exam III in order to be awarded the Master of Medicine (Family Medicine).


Updated:: 10/02/2016 [yatyadzul]

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