M.B.,B.S. Courses (Traditional Discipline-based Curriculum)

  1. General Course Information
  2. Learning Outcomes
  3. University Graduate Attributes
  4. Learning and Teaching Attributes
  5. Assessment
  6. Course Grading
  7. Student Feedback
  8. Student Support
  9. Policies and Guidelines
  10. Fraud Awareness

1. General Course Information

The MBBS Course is designed to train medical students to become ethically minded, committed and technically competent graduates viz. medical doctors who can effectively serve in different health sectors of the nation. The course starts with strengthening and adding up of knowledge and attitude acquired in basic education in adaptation to learning the basis of learning medical courses, followed by training for pre-clinical subjects which covers basic medical science subjects, public health subjects and legal medicine. Total professional and personal development programs runs all along the medical student life. Successful students are forwarded to clinical years. Then one year compulsory internship program ensues. The whole course extends over seven years.

1.First M.B.,B.S.1year
2.Second M.B.,B.S1 ½year
3.Third M.B.,B.S1year
4.Final M.B.,B.S. Part I1year
5.Final M.B.,B.S. Part II1 ½year
6.House Surgeon1year

Upon graduation, students are conferred M.B.,B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree.

2. Outcomes

To train medical students to be come:

  • a primary health care physician
  • a basic doctor (scholar, researcher, professional & practitioner)
  • a doctor that can serve the changing health needs of the country

All graduates of the University of Medicine 1, Yangon must be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Access individual and/or population health status, and where necessary, formulate, implement and monitor management plans in consultation with patients/clients/careers/communities
  • Promote and optimize the health and welfare of individuals and/or population
  • Deliver safe and effective collaborative health care
  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attributes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development

3. University Graduate Attributes

  • Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognized.
  • The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner.
  • An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems.
  • Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding teamwork and communication
  • A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies
  • A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life
  • An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibility.

Each attribute has been divided into “Introduced” or “Developed” or “Assessed” to map out how and where each attribute is addressed in the program.

  • Introduced = course learning outcomes do not focus on this attribute – but aspects of course delivery and student experience may contribute. Certain attributes may be tacitly addressed but not actively taught or assessed.
  • Developed = course learning outcomes and learning and teaching activities focus on preparing students to achieve the GA in a subsequent or related course – there may be formative assessment, which sits with development.
  • Assessed = a summative assessment task assesses student learning outcomes in relation to the Graduate Attribute.
  • Empty = this Graduate Attribute is not addressed in the course.

4. Course outline

First Year

  • Myanmar
  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Total Personal and Professional Development Programs

Second Year

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry

Third Year

  • General Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Clinical Surgery

Final Part I

  • Forensic Medicine
  • Preventive and Social Medicine
  • Systemic Pathology
  • In-hospital lectures in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Field-trainings in Urban and Rural public health care centers

Final Part II

Pre-block in

  • Morning lectures (Specialties)
  • Evening lectures (Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics)

Block posting in

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical Ethics is included in the Total Personal and Professional Development programs throughout the MBBS course.

House Officer Training

All students who passed the Final Part II examinations  have to continue internship program for one year at the affiliated teaching hospitals. Compulsory one year House Officer training consists of:

Paediatrics6 weeks
Community Medicine2 weeks
Medicine (including Mental Health)12 weeks
Obstetrics and Gynecology (including Anesthesiology)12 weeks
Surgery (including Emergency Medicine)12 weeks

5. Assessment

In all academic years (except House Officer training), summative assessments are conducted by convener system in rotation. Heads of the departments from each medical universities in Myanmar are obliged to contribute in building questions, participate as co-examiners and have the decision power for distinction, pass, moderated pass and fail remarks Registrar has the responsibility for the smoothness of the examination process and confidentiality of data.

6. Course Grading

Criterion Reference System and Compartment System are used for pass/fail determination. Pass criteria is 50% of total score. Below the Pass criteria, 46% in one compartment can be considered for moderation for a particular subject if other compartments have above 46% of respective total scores. Moderation in two compartments of a subject is considered fail for that subject. Outstanding students are re-evaluated and have to sit for grand viva-voce examination.

7. Student Feedback

  Student feedback is made once per year for every academic year. Academic feedback is done after every class test. Evaluation and corrective procedures follows after each feedback.

8. Student Support

All teaching staff are also assigned as a Guardian for a group of student every academic year. Students can make consultation and ask for assistance for academic, social, health and financial issues the students encounter. Guardians keep in tract of the students under their care especially for absentees, class performance and health problems.