There are following basic teaching methods at the University
1. Lecture based
2. Small-group discussions and seminars
3. Practical and laboratory works
5. Independent studies
7. Clinical training – Clinical rotation (Bedside teaching, Ward rounds)
The academic year begins from the 1st of September (For Preparatory Faculty – on the 1st of October).
The academic year comprises of two semesters starting from September to January and from February to June.
Exams and tests
- The first semester exams are usually held in January.
- The number of tests and examinations to be taken during every academic year is strictly formulated by the head of the University.
- The student’s performance on the test is evaluated as “passed” or “failed” and at the examinations as “excellent”, “good”, “satisfactory”, and “unsatisfactory”.
- The second semester exams are held in June.
- The summer vacation begins from 3rd of July till 31st of August
- The winter vacations from the 15th of January to the 7th of February.
The curriculum for General Medicine, Stomatology and Pharmacy are righteously extensive and updated. Each subject begins with the introduction and also focuses on the historical section. In studying the disease emphasis is laid on epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, pathological physiology, pathological morphology, clinical picture, methods of laboratory and instrumental examination of a patient, diagnoses, differential diagnoses, complication, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
Latin terms are given according to the International Nomenclature of different specialties, as well as by clinical subjects in conformity with the International Classification of Diseases and Causes of Death.
During the period of training students are taught special subjects: in succession they learn theoretical (years One, Two and Three) and clinical fundamentals (years Three, Four, Five and Six) and acquire necessary practical skills. Every stage of training builds a foundation to climb up to the next Level. The teaching process includes 360 degree approach, beginning with lectures proceeded by laboratory and practical work at hospitals along with in depth examination of patients, clinical duties etc.
Along with meticulous teaching equal emphasis is laid on colloquial, tests, quizzes, examinations, State examinations, Final Interdisciplinary Test. Oral answers, laboratory and written works, MCQ-tests, recording of case histories also form the part of day to day activity.
Assessment – Marking Schemes
Every subject after assessing and evaluating the students performance is allocated a grade as below
- Grade – “5”, five signifies excellent performance – FIRST CLASS
- Grade – “4”, four signifies Good performance – SECOND CLASS
- Grade – “3”, three signifies satisfactory performance – PASS CLASS
- Grade “2” , two signifies fail performance – FAIL