Anna Medical College 
Affiliated with University of Technology, Mauritius.

At the end of undergraduate program, the medical student should be able to :

(a) recognize `health for all' as a national goal and health right of all citizens and by undergoing training for medical profession fulfill his/her social obligations towards realization of this goal

(b) learn every aspect of National policies on health and devote himself/herself to its practical implementation

(c) achieve competence in practice of holistic medicine, encompassing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of common diseases

(d) develop scientific temper, acquire educational experience for proficiency in profession and promote healthy living

(e) become exemplary citizen by observation of medical ethics and fulfilling social and professional obligations, so as to respond to national aspirations


(I) The undergraduate students coming out of the institute shall

(a) be competent in diagnosis and management of common health problems of the individual and the community, commensurate with his/her position as a member of the health team at the primary, secondary or tertiary levels, using his/her clinical skills based on history, physical examination and relevant investigations.

(b) be competent to practice preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative medicine in respect to the commonly encountered health problems.

(c) appreciate rationale for different therapeutic modalities, be familiar with the administration of the "essential drugs" and their common side effects.

(d) be able to appreciate the socio-psychological, cultural, economic and environmental factors affecting health and develop humane attitude towards the patients in discharging one's professional responsibilities.

(e) possess the attitude for continued self learning and to seek further expertise or to pursue research in any chosen area of medicine.

(f) be familiar with the basic factors which are essential for the implementation of the National Health Programmes including practical aspects of the following:

(i) Family Welfare and Material and Child Health(MCH)
(ii) Sanitation and water supply
(iii) Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases
(iv) Immunization
(v) Health Education

(g) acquire basic management skills in the area of human resources, materials and resource management related to health care delivery

(h) be able to identify community health problems and learn to work to resolve these by designing, instituting corrective steps and evaluating outcome of such measures

(i) be able to work as a leading partner in health care teams and acquire proficiency in communication skills.
(j) be competent to work in a variety of health care settings
(j) have personal characteristics and attitudes required for professional life such as personal integrity, sense of responsibility and dependability and ability to relate to or show concern for other individuals
(II) All efforts shall be made to equip the medical graduate to acquire the skills as detailed hereunder

I.Clinical Evaluation:

(a) To be able to take a proper and detailed history
(b) To perform a complete and thorough physical examination and elicit clinical signs
(c) To be able to properly use the stethoscope, Blood Pressure, Apparatus Auroscope, Thermometer, Nasal Speculum, Tongue Depressor, Weighing Scales, Vaginal Speculum etc
(d) To be able to perform internal examination-Per Rectum (PR), Per Vaginum (PV) etc
(e) To arrive at a proper provisional clinical diagnosis

II. Bed side Diagnostic Tests:

(a) To do and interpret Haemoglobin(HB), Total Count (TC), Erythrocytic Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Blood smear for parasites, Urine examiantion /albumin /sugar /ketones /microscopic
(b) Stool exam for ova and cysts
(c) Gram, staining and Siehl-Nielsen staining for AFB
(d) To do skin smear for lepra bacilli
(e) To do and examine a wet film vaginal smear for Trichomonas
(f) To do a skin scraping and Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) stain for fungus infections
(g) To perform and read Montoux Test

III. Ability to Carry Out Procedures.

(a) To conduct CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and First aid in newborns, children and adults
(b) To give Subcutaneous (SC) /Intramuscular (IM) /Intravenous (IV) injections and start Intravenous (IV) infusions
(c) To pass a Nasogastric tube and give gastric leavage
(d) To administer oxygen-by masic/eatheter
(e) To administer enema
(f) To pass a ruinary catheter- male and female
(g) To insert flatus tube
(h) To do pleural tap, Ascitic tap & lumbar puncture
(i) Insert intercostal tube to relieve tension pneumothorax
(j) To control external Haemorrhage

IV. Anaesthetic Procedure

(a) Administer local anaesthesia and nerve block
(b) Be able to secure airway potency, administer Oxygen by Ambu bag

V. Surgical Procedures

(a) To apply splints, bandages and Plaster of Paris (POP) slabs
(b) To do incision and drainage of abscesses
(c) To perform the management and suturing of superficial wounds
(d) To carry on minor surgical procedures, e.g. excision of small cysts and nodules, circumcision, reduction of paraphimosis, debridement of wounds etc.
(e To perform vasectomy
(f) To manage anal fissures and give injection for piles.

VI Mechanical Procedures

(a) To perform thorough anternatal examination and identify high risk pregnancies
(b) To conduct a normal delivery
(c) To apply low forceps and perform and suture episiotomies
(d) To insert and remove IUD’s and to perform tubectomy

VII Paediatrics

(a) To assess new borns and recognise abnormalities and I.U. retardation
(b) To perform Immunization
(c) To teach infant feeding to mothers
(d) To monitor growth by the use of ‘road to health chart’ and to recognize development retardation
(e) To assess dehydration and prepare and administer Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT)
(f) To recognize ARI clinically

VIII ENT Procedures

(a) To be able to remove foreign bodies
(b) To perform nasal packing for epistaxis
(c) To perform trachesotomy

IX Ophthalmic Procedures

(a) To invert eye-lids
(b) To give Subconjunctival injection
(c) To perform appellation of eye-lashes
(d) To measure the refractive error and advise correctional glasses
(e) To perform nasolacrimal duct syringing for potency

X. Dental Procedures

To perform dental extraction

XI. Community Healthy

(a) To be able to supervise and motivate, community and para-professionals for corporate efforts for the health care
(b) To be able to carry on managerial responsibilities, e.g.Magangement of stores, indenting and stock keeping and accounting
(c) Planning and management of health camps
(d) Implementation of national health programmes
(e) To effect proper sanitation measures in the community, e.g.disposal of infected garbage, chlorination of drinking water
(f) To identify and institute and institute control measures for epidemics including its proper data collecting and reporting

XII. Forensic Medicine Including Toxicology:

(a) To be able to carry on proper medicolegal examination and documentation of injury and age reports
(b) To be able to conduct examination for sexual offences and intoxication
(c) To be able to preserve relevant ancillary material for medico legal examination
(d) To be able to identify important post-mortem findings in common un-natural deaths

XIII. Management of Emergency:

(a) To manage acute anaphylactic shock
(b) To manage peripheral vascular failure and shock
(c) To manage acute pulmonary oedema and LVF
(d) Emergency management of drowning, poisoning and seizures
(e) Emergency management of bronchial asthma and status asthmaticus
(f) Emergency management of hyperpyrexia
(g) Emergency management of comatose patients regarding airways, positioning prevention of aspiration and injuries
(h) Assess and administer emergency management of burns

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