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  • 1. Master of Science in Medicine (MM041 (f/t); MM042 (p/t)) M162 Admission Any of the following may be admitted as a candidate: a) a graduate of the University who has been awarded one of the following degrees: Bachelor of Dental Science Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Bachelor of Pharmacy Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy Bachelor of Science with Honours, or b) a graduate who has been awarded any other degree, the normal curriculum of which extends over not less than four years’ full-time study, of the University, who, in the opinion of the Senate, is sufficiently qualified to undertake the field of study proposed or research (or both), required for the degree, or c) any other person who has satisfied the Senate, by means of a written or oral test (or both), or by any other mode of assessment to be determined from time to time by the Senate, that s/he is sufficiently qualified to undertake the line of study proposed or research (or both), required for the degree. M163 Choice of procedure A candidate for the degree of Master of Science in Medicine shall – a) attend and by examination complete such postgraduate courses as the Senate may determine and submit a research report on a topic approved by the Senate; or b) prosecute a line of research approved by the Senate and submit to the satisfaction of the Senate a dissertation based on that research. M164 Proceeding by course work and research report in terms of M163(a) (MM043 (f/t); MM044 (p/t)) 164.1 A candidate admitted under M163(a) shall – a) during a period of not less than one academic year of full-time study or two academic years of part-time study attend and complete by examination such courses as the Senate may determine and b) prosecute, under the direction of a supervisor appointed by the Senate, study on a topic approved by the Senate and submit, for the approval of the Senate, within a period determined by it and after s/he has consulted with his/her supervisor, a research report thereon of not more than twenty thousand words. 164.2 A candidate shall report regularly to his/her supervisor and shall in June and November each year lodge with his/her supervisor a written statement of his/her progress in his/her study and research. 164.3 A candidate may be permitted by the Senate to substitute a new topic for the topic approved in terms of M164.1(b) hereof. 164.4 A candidate shall not obtain credit in the courses under M164.1(a) hereof unless s/he completes all such courses in the same academic year: Provided that a candidate may be exempted by the Senate from re-attendance, or from re-attendance and re-examination in any course in which s/he has attained such higher standard than the pass standard as may be determined by the Senate. Such an exemption shall remain in effect until the end of the examination session for the degree in the following academic year. 164.5 A full-or part-time candidate who fails to complete one of the courses included in his/her curriculum for any year of study may be permitted by the Senate to present himself/herself for a supplementary examination in that course. 1
  • 2. M164.5 A supplementary examination takes place before the beginning of March of the next calendar year, at such time and place as the Senate may determine. 164.6 A full-or part-time candidate who has failed to complete all the courses included in his/her curriculum in the same academic year may be permitted to renew his/her registration. A candidate who has been permitted to renew his/her registration shall be required to present himself/herself for re-examination. Such a candidate shall be required to comply with any requirements as to his/her attendance and/or clinical practical work or any other conditions which the Senate may determine in his/her case. 164.7 A candidate shall not be registered in any year of study until his/her curriculum has been approved by the Senate. An approved curriculum may be amended only with the consent of the Senate. 164.8 The examinations in the courses approved by the Senate in terms M164.7 hereof shall be written, oral, practical or by continuous assessment as the Senate may determine in each case. 164.9 A candidate shall, within one year of completing the coursework, submit to the Registrar three bound copies of his/her research report and two further copies unbound. 164.10 The degree shall be awarded with distinction to a candidate who has attained the standard laid down by the Senate for that purpose. M165 Fields of study The degree of Master of Science in Medicine (by course work and research report in terms of M163(a) is offered in the following fields: Applied Physiology Bioethics and Health Law Child Health Emergency Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics Forensic Pathology Genetic Counselling Haematology Immunology Medical Microbiology Nuclear Medicine Pharmaceutical Affairs Pharmacotherapy Population-based Field Epidemiology Tropical Diseases Virology M165 The list may be altered and other options may be added from time to time. M166 Proceeding by research work in terms of M163(b) 166.1 A candidate admitted under M163(b) shall – a) prosecute, during not less than one academic year, full-time advanced study or research or both in a department of the Faculty of Health Sciences under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by the Senate: Provided that – i) a person admitted under M162(b) shall be deemed to have commenced this period of advanced study or research at the date of his/her admission as a candidate for the degree of Master of Science in Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences, or such later date as the Senate may determine in his/her case; 2
  • 3. ii) the Senate may permit the substitution of part-time research for full-time research on the basis of two years of part-time for one year of full-time research; Note: In cases where the candidate’s research requires him/her to work outside the University, s/he shall hold a suitable post in an institution approved by the Senate and shall, in that event, be deemed to be prosecuting part-time research under the guidance of a supervisor who shall be appointed by the Senate after consultation with the head of the institution concerned. b) report regularly to his/her supervisor and shall, in June and November each year, lodge with his/her supervisor a written statement of his/her progress in his/her advanced study and research work during the first and second terms respectively; c) after consultation with the supervisor, present for approval of the Senate a dissertation on the approved subject of his/her research, such dissertation to show acquaintance with and understanding of methods of research; d) if required by the Senate present himself/herself for such examination or test in regard to the subject of his/her dissertation as the examiners may determine; e) submit to the Registrar three bound copies of his/her dissertation and two further copies unbound. 166.2 After expiry of the prescribed period of advanced study or research within the University, a candidate may, on the recommendation of his/her supervisor and with the approval of the Senate, continue to prosecute his/her research for a further period at another institution, considered suitable by the Senate, prior to submitting his/her dissertation. M167 Conversion of candidature from PhD to MSc(Med) Notwithstanding anything contained in M162 and M163, a candidate whose thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy has not met with the approval of the Senate may, by special permission and on such conditions as the Senate may determine, be deemed to have proceeded instead as a candidate for the degree of Master of Science in Medicine under M163(b) and, in that event, shall be permitted to present as his/her dissertation for the degree of Master of Science in Medicine either the whole or part of the substance of the thesis which had been presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, subject to such modifications as the Senate may require. M168 MSc(Med) in the field of Applied Physiology (in abeyance) The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Applied Physiology shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and will be divided into two independent fields (Exercise Science and Nutritional Science). Notwithstanding anything contained in M162 and M163, a candidate whose thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy has not met with the approval of the Senate may, by special permission and on such conditions as the Senate may determine, be deemed to have proceeded instead as a candidate for the degree of Master of Science in Medicine under M163(b) and, in that event, shall be permitted to present as his/her dissertation for the degree of Master of Science in Medicine either the whole or part of the substance of the thesis which had been presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, subject to such modifications as the Senate may require. M168 MSc(Med) in the field of Applied Physiology (in abeyance) 3
  • 4. The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Applied Physiology shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and will be divided into two independent fields (Exercise Science and Nutritional Science). 168.1 In the field of Exercise Science The curriculum shall include: a) PHSL714 Exercise Physiology and Physiological Chemistry and one of the following: b) PHSL715 Applied Physiology of Exercise or PHSL716 Clinical Physiology of Exercise or PHSL717 Exercise Injuries Provided that in a case considered by the Senate to be appropriate, a student may be exempt from PHSL714 Exercise Physiology and Physiological Chemistry, in which event the student shall be required to take two of the courses under (b). c) Research Report PHSL804* M168.1 *A student shall be required to submit a protocol for the research report of the Faculty not later than 31 January of the year following completion of the course work. 168.2 In the field of Nutritional Science The curriculum shall include: a) PHSL718 Nutritional Physiology and Physiological Chemistry and one of the following: b) PHSL719 Applied Physiology of Nutrition or PHSL720 Clinical Physiology of Nutrition or PHSL721 Physiological Basis of Dietetics Provided that in a case considered by the Senate to be appropriate, a student may be exempt from PHSL718 Nutritional Physiology and Physiological Chemistry, in which event the student shall be required to take two of the courses under (b). c) Research report PHSL805 M169 Conversion of candidature from MSc(Med) to Advanced Diploma in Applied Physiology A candidate who has completed the requirements for the coursework in the MSc(Med) in the field of Applied Physiology but who either does not wish, or is unable, to complete it, may, by permission of the Senate, be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Applied Physiology, provided that s/he satisfies all other requirements for the award of that Diploma. M170 MSc(Med) in the field of Bioethics and Health Law The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Bioethics and Health Law shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study and shall comprise three parts, the courses for which are listed below: 170.1 Part I The following courses are prescribed for Part I: a) FAMH715 Introduction to Bioethics b) FAMH714 Introduction to Health Law 170.2 Part II A candidate shall include in his/her curriculum four of the following courses: a) FAMH712 Research Ethics b) FAMH713 Reproductive Health – Ethics and the Law c) FAMH708 HIV/AIDS – Ethics and the Law d) FAMH710 Genetics – Ethics and the Law e) FAMH711 Health and Human Rights f) FAMH709 Policy, Public Health, Resource Allocation, Ethics and the Law 4
  • 5. g) FAMH716 Clinical Ethics 170.3 Part III Part III shall comprise: FAMH803 Research Report M171 MSc(Med) in the field of Child Health 171.1 The curriculum in the field of Child Health shall extend over not less than two academic years of part-time study and shall comprise one of the two options listed below, each option comprising Parts I and II. 171.2 Part I and Part II will be offered sequentially in alternate years. Except by permission of the Senate a candidate may not proceed to Part II unless s/he has completed all courses prescribed for Part I. either Community Paediatrics option 1) Part I The following courses are prescribed for Part I: a) PAED718 Introduction to Child Health b) COMH728 Introduction to Health Measurement c) PAED712 Child Health I d) EXPD701 Research Techniques 2) Part II The following courses are prescribed for Part II: a) PAED722 Child Health II b) PAED805 Research Report, and in addition, a candidate shall include three of the following: c) i) COMH763 Human Resources Management and Development ii) COMH727 Management in health and Health Services iii)COMH798 The District Model in Primary Health Care iv) COMH7017 Health Care Financing v) COMH7016 Problem Solving and Decision Making for Health Managers vi) COMH7015 Project Management for Public Health Practitioners vii) PAED708 Maternal Health viii) PAED716 Developmental Problems in Childhood ix) PAED717 Behavioural Problems in Childhood A candidate, in addition, shall also be required to complete, to the satisfaction of the Senate, such practical work as the Senate may approve, at an institution, organisation or community health centre approved by the Senate. or Neurodevelopment option 1) Part I a) COMH728 Introduction to Health Measurement b) EXPD701 Research Techniques c) ANAT718 General Neuroanatomy d) PHSL709 The Principles of Physiology and Medical Biochemistry in Relation to the Nervous System 2) Part II a) PAED716 Developmental Problems in Childhood b) PAED717 Behavioural Problems in Childhood c) PAED709 Paediatric Neurology d) PSMH700 Psychological Medicine e) PAED804 Research Report M172 Conversion of candidature from MSc(Med) to Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health 5
  • 6. A candidate who has completed all the coursework requirements for the MSc(Med) in the field of Child Health but who either does not wish to or does not, complete the Research Report, may, by permission of the Senate, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health in the relevant option, provided that s/ he satisfies all other requirements for the award of that Diploma. M173 MSc(Med) in the field of Emergency Medicine The curriculum for the MSc (Med) in the field of Emergency Medicine shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study and shall comprise, the courses which are listed below: FAMH718 Resuscitation FAMH719 Acute and Undifferentiated Presentations FAMH720 Emergency Care I FAMH722 Paediatric Emergencies FAMH723 Toxicology FAMH724 Pre-Hospital Care and Disaster Medicine FAMH804 Research Report M175 MSc(Med) in the field of Epidemiology and Biostatistics The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Epidemiology and Biostatistics shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study or three years of part-time study, and shall comprise three parts, the courses for which are listed below: 175.1 Part I Part I shall comprise the following courses a) COMH726 Orientation b) COMH728 Introduction to Health Measurement c) COMH7020 Introduction to Epi-info and STATA d) COMH7053 Epidemiology for Health Researchers I e) COMH7058 Biostatistics for Health Researchers I 175.2 Part II Part II shall comprise the following courses a) COMH7054 Epidemiology for Health Researchers II b) COMH7059 Biostatistics for Health Researchers II c) COMH7055 Issues in Health Measurement d) COMH7056 Research Protocol Development e) COMH7057 Applied Field Epidemiology f) COMH7018 Research Ethics 175.2 Part III Part III shall comprise the following a) COMH7061 Biostatistics for Health Researchers III b) COMH7022 Topics and Seminars in Applied Epidemiology c) COMH7066 Epidemiology Selective d) COMH7065 Surveillance e) COMH7062 Introduction to Demographic Methods f) COMH818 Research Report M176 MSc (Med) in the field of Forensic Pathology* The curriculum for the MSc (Med) in the field of Forensic Pathology shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise the following courses: a) FORM702 Toxicology b) FORM703 Post-mortem, Histology Techniques, and Forensic Pathology c) FORM704 Integrated Courses d) FORM705 Research Report 6
  • 7. M176 *The course extends over a minimum of two years, during which time the student will learn the principles and applications of medical genetics, together with the principles and practices of genetic counselling. At the end of two years, the student will be a competent genetic counsellor. In addition, a small research project is carried out in the second year and is written up as a research report. This provides the student with an introduction to research methodology, protocol writing, ethics and grant applications. M177 MSc(Med) in the field of Genetic Counselling The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Genetic Counselling shall extend over not less than two years of full-time study, or three years of part-time study, and shall comprise course HUMG803 Research Report and a) HUMG704 Medical Genetics b) HUMG709 Principles and Practices of Genetic Counselling M178 MSc(Med) in the field of Haematology The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Haematology shall extend over not less than one year of full- time study and shall comprise the course HAEM805 and a selection of other courses, such selections as may be approved by the Senate. a) HAEM705 Disorders of the Red Cell b) HAEM706 Disorders of the Leucocytes c) HAEM707 Haematological Malignancies d) HAEM708 Blood Coagulation and Platelets e) HAEM709 Immuno-haematology and Blood Transfusion f) HAEM710 Methods in Haematology g) HAEM805 Research Report M179 MSc(Med) in the field of Immunology The curriculum for MSc(Med) in the field of Immunology shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise the following courses: a) IMML701 Basic Immunology b) IMML702 Clinical Immunology and Allergy c) IMML703 Immunogenetics d) IMML704 Applied Immunology e) IMML804 Research Report M180 MSc(Med) in the field of Medical Microbiology The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Medical Microbiology shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise the course CMID802 Research Report and a selection of the following courses, such selection being made by the Head of the School: a) CMID703 Microbial Physiology b) CMID704 Pathogenesis of Infections c) CMID705 Medical Bacteriology d) CMID706 Medical Virology e) CMID707 Medical Parasitology f) CMID708 Laboratory Diagnosis of Infections g) CMID709 Epidemiology of Infections h) CMID710 Antimicrobial Chemotherapy i) CMID711 Forensic Microbiology j) CMID712 Immune Mechanisms in Infections k) CMID713 Medical Mycology l) CMID714 Medical Entomology m) CMID715 Tropical Infections 7
  • 8. n) CMID716 Public Health Microbiology o) CMID802 Research Report M181 MSc(Med) in the field of Nuclear Medicine The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Nuclear Medicine shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise course RASE804 and a selection of the other courses as may be approved by the Senate. a) RASE720 Basic Sciences in relation to Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology The curriculum for MSc(Med) in the field of Immunology shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise the following courses: a) IMML701 Basic Immunology b) IMML702 Clinical Immunology and Allergy c) IMML703 Immunogenetics d) IMML704 Applied Immunology e) IMML804 Research Report M180 MSc(Med) in the field of Medical Microbiology The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Medical Microbiology shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise the course CMID802 Research Report and a selection of the following courses, such selection being made by the Head of the School: a) CMID703 Microbial Physiology b) CMID704 Pathogenesis of Infections c) CMID705 Medical Bacteriology d) CMID706 Medical Virology e) CMID707 Medical Parasitology f) CMID708 Laboratory Diagnosis of Infections g) CMID709 Epidemiology of Infections h) CMID710 Antimicrobial Chemotherapy i) CMID711 Forensic Microbiology j) CMID712 Immune Mechanisms in Infections k) CMID713 Medical Mycology l) CMID714 Medical Entomology m) CMID715 Tropical Infections n) CMID716 Public Health Microbiology o) CMID802 Research Report M181 MSc(Med) in the field of Nuclear Medicine The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Nuclear Medicine shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise course RASE804 and a selection of the other courses as may be approved by the Senate. a) RASE720 Basic Sciences in relation to Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology PACY721 Clinical Laboratory Tests PACY722 Applied Pharmacokinetics PACY731 Clinical Trials PACY732 Research Methodology YEAR 2: a selection of six (6) of the following courses: PACY723 Infectious Diseases PACY724 Cardiovascular Diseases PACY725 Respiratory Diseases PACY726 Gastrointestinal Diseases PACY727 Endocrine Diseases PACY728 Psychopharmacology 8
  • 9. PACY729 Renal Pharmacotherapeutics PACY730 Oncology Pharmacotherapeutics M182 MSc(Med) in the field of Pharmaceutical Affairs The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Pharmaceutical Affairs shall extend over not less than two years of part-time study and shall comprise PACY804 Research Report and the following courses: a) PACY713 Regulatory Affairs and Medicine Registration b) PACY732 Research Methodology c) PACY715 Medicines Control d) PACY716 Pharmaceutical Production e) PACY717 Management f) PACY731 Clinical Trials g) PACY718 Pharmacology M183 MSc(Med) in the field of Pharmacotherapy The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Pharmacotherapy shall extend over not less than two academic years. A candidate shall be required to submit a Research Report PACY805 to the satisfaction of the Senate. Registration for the Research Report shall take place at the beginning of the first academic year of study and the candidate may be permitted to submit the Research Report at the end of the first academic year of study, failing which, by no later than the end of the second academic year of study. In addition the candidate shall complete the following courses: YEAR 1: PACY717 Health Management and Managed Care PACY721 Clinical Laboratory Tests PACY722 Applied Pharmacokinetics PACY731 Clinical Trials PACY732 Research Methodology YEAR 2: a selection of six (6) of the following courses: PACY723 Infectious Diseases PACY724 Cardiovascular Diseases PACY725 Respiratory Diseases PACY726 Gastrointestinal Diseases PACY727 Endocrine Diseases PACY728 Psychopharmacology PACY729 Renal Pharmacotherapeutics PACY730 Oncology Pharmacotherapeutics M184 MSc(Med) in the field of Population-based Field Epidemiology The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Population-based Field Epidemiology shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise the course COMH7060, Field-based Research Project and Report and the following courses: a) COMH726 Orientation b) COMH728 Introduction to Health Measurement c) COMH7062 Introduction to Demographic Methods d) COMH7018 Research Ethics e) COMH7053 Epidemiology for Health Researchers I f) COMH7055 Issues in Health Measurement g) COMH7056 Research Protocol Development h) COMH7057 Applied Field Epidemiology i) COMH7054 Epidemiology for Health Researchers II j) COMH7058 Biostatistics for Health Researchers I k) COMH7059 Biostatistics for Health Researchers II 9
  • 10. l) COMH7061 Biostatistics for Health Researchers III m) COMH7015 Project Management for Health Practitioners n) COMH766 Introduction to Management Theory and Practice o) COMH7046 Intermediate Demographic Methods p) COMH7093 Advanced Seminars in Research Leadership q) COMH7091 Principles and Operation of Relational Databases r) COMH7090 Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods s) COMH7063 Computing and Data Management for Health Research t) COMH7064 Data Models for Longitudinal Population Data u) COMH7092 Introduction to DSS Data Management Systems M185 MSc(Med) in the field of Tropical Diseases The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Tropical Diseases shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise the courses listed below: a) CMID722 Medical Parasitology and Entomology b) CMID723 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology c) CMID803 Research Report M186 MSc(Med) in the field of Virology The curriculum for the MSc(Med) in the field of Virology shall extend over not less than one year of full-time study and shall comprise the course VIRL804 Research Report and a selection of the courses as may be approved by the Senate. a) VIRL701 Basic Virology b) VIRL702 Cell Biology c) VIRL703 Electron Microscopy d) VIRL704 Clinical Virology e) VIRL705 Viral Immunology d) A candidate who is proceeding on a part-time curriculum may be permitted by the Senate to present himself/herself for supplementary examination in any course that s/he fails to complete. 190.5 A candidate shall report regularly to his/her supervisor and shall in June and November each year lodge with his/her supervisor a written statement of his/her progress in his/her study and research. 190.6 A candidate may be permitted by the Senate to substitute a new topic approved in terms of M190.1(b) hereof. 190.7 A candidate shall submit to the Registrar three bound copies of his/her short report on the approved research topic and two further copies unbound. M191 Proceeding by research work in terms of M189(b) 191.1 A candidate admitted under M189(b) shall – a) under the direction of a supervisor appointed by the Senate, prosecute, during not less than one academic year of full-time study, advanced study and research on a topic approved by the Senate; and b) if so required by the Senate, attend and complete by examination such courses as may be determined by it in his/her case: Provided that the Senate may – i) dispense with the requirement as to supervision in the case of a candidate who holds an appointment as a member of the full-time academic staff of the University and has held such appointment for at least three years; ii) permit a candidate to substitute part-time for full-time study and research on the basis of two years of part-time study and research for one year of full-time study and research. 10