COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Brochure for International Applicants
An academic centre of excellence, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region training professionals, provision of clinical services and medical research.
There are 3 faculties at the College, namely Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions (BMSHP) and School of Public Health & Family Medicine (SPHFM).
The College was established in 1991 as a constituent College of University of Malawi. Our motto is Excellence Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
The College offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
PROGRAMMES ON OFFER
1.Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
2.Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
3.Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
4.Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Hons)
5.Bachelor of Health Management
6.Bsc in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
7.Bsc in General Surgery
8.Bsc in Obstetrics and Gynecology
9.Bsc in Trauma and Orthopaedics
10.Bsc in Internal Medicine
11.Bsc in Paediatrics and Child Health
1.Master of Medicine in General Surgery
2.Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine
3.Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology
4.Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health
5.Master of Medicine in Anaesthesia
6.Master of Medicine in Psychiatry
7.Master of Medicine in Accidents – Emergency Medicine
8.Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology
9.Master in Public Health (MPH) Program
10.Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
11.Master of Science in Anti-Microbial Stewardship
12.Doctor of Philosophy in:
Basic Medical Sciences
Health Systems & Policy
The World Bank Funded African Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) Joint PhD programmes with the University of Liverpool and University of St. Andrews
Research Affiliates: John Hopkins Project, Malawi Liverpool Welcome Trust, Malaria Alert Centre etc.
(i) UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Category 1: MBBS, PHARMACY, PHYSIOTHERAPY AND BMLS
Entry Year: Foundation (Year 0)
Six credits at MSCE or its equivalent including English and Mathematics plus a minimum of 4 points in Biology and Physical Science/ Chemistry.
Entry Year: 1
A-Level passes with a grade of at least ‘C’ in Biology, Chemistry and a third science subject like Mathe- matics or Physics obtained in the current year or the previous 2 years. O-Level credit passes in English and Mathematics if these two subjects were not done at A-Levels. Or
Recognized Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree majoring in Biology and Chemistry.
Category 2: HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Entry Year: 3
At least a recognized Diploma with a minimum of two years working experience in the health sector as either a Health Service Manager (Hospital Administrator), Clinical Officer, Assistant Environmental Health Officer, Pharmacy Technician, Human Resource Officer, Health Information Officer and Registered Nurse/Midwife.
Category 3: BACHELOR’S DEGREES FOR CLINICAL OFFICERS
Entry Year: 3
6 Subjects passed with credit at O-level including Mathematics and a recognised Diploma in Clinical Medicine or its equivalent from a recognised institution plus at least two years working experience as a Clinical Officer providing surgical and other clinical care services at a district or rural hospital. Addition- ally, candidates must demonstrate evidence of leadership skills, excellent communication skills, commit- ment and experience of doing the degree programme of their choice, excellence in data recording and record keeping, academic capacity and potential, commitment to providing clinical services at district or rural/mission hospitals in Malawi.
A. Masters in Medicine (MMed) Programs (4 years)
(i)Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university
(ii)Be registerable with the Malawi Medical Council as a Medical Practitioner
(iii)One year post-internship work experience
B. Master in Public Health (MPH) Program (2-year block release program)
(i)Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university
(ii)At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential
(iii)Research experience or scientific publications are desirable
(iv)Candidates interested in health informatics should have experience in information technology and have to indicate this area of interest on the application form.
C. Master of Philosophy (MPhil)/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program
These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 3-4 years for PhD). Candidates may apply to be considered for
i)the University of Malawi PhD degree program or
ii)the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.
iii)the African Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Herbal Medicine.
1.Masters degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university or;
2.A medical degree or its equivalent, or appropriate Honours degree in the first or upper second division in a relevant discipline
2017 – 2018 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
14 -18 AUGUST, 2017
21 AUGUST, 2017
Semester 1 Classes Begin
16-20 OCTOBER, 2017
Mid Semester 1 Break
18 DECEMBER, 2017 – 05 January, 2018
End Semester 1 Break
8 JANUARY, 2018
Semester 2 Classes Begin
12-16 MARCH, 2018
Mid Semester 2 Break
21-25 MAY, 2018
End of Year Examinations
18-22 JUNE, 2018
B. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Non SADC Nationals
POST GRADUATE FEES
Non SADC Regions
All first year students would be accommodated on campus. There are no catering residencies, however, the college has a cafeteria where catering services are provided by an outsourced service providers.
Residence application forms are available from the office of the Dean of Students.
MONTHLY ACCOMMODATION RATES
•Standard Room US$70
•Sharing-Self Contained US$100
GETTING TO COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
There are direct flights for Blantyre form Johannesburg, Lusaka and Harare.
From Lilongwe, the Capital City of Malawi you can travel by plane or by bus. The distance by road from Lilongwe to Blantyre is 341km.
We have the following border posts, if you travel by road:
i)Mwanza border post is next to Zobue border post in Mozambique. Mwanza border post is 83km from Blantyre
ii)Mchinji border post is next to Chipata border post in Zambia. Mchinji is 467km from Blantyre.
College of Medicine,
Private Bag 360,
Tel: +265 18711/ +265 1877245/ +265 1872291
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