Master of Medicine: Paediatrics and Child Health

Child health related conditions account for a significant amount of the disease burden in south western Uganda where Kigezi region and Kabale University are situated. This area also adjourns boundaries with Congo Rwanda and generally has poor health indicators manly resulting from largely preventable diseases and conditions.  The region though relatively large (over 2 million population) has less than 10 Paediatricians which situation has greatly affected improvements in newborn and child health care.

This programme will therefore train and equip Paediatricians to competently meet the child health needs of communities within the region and beyond. The training will be done in rural Uganda and this practically helps the postgraduates to directly experience the challenges of child health within the communities.

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Overview

Code MMED:Pae
Duration 3 Years
Study time Fulltime
Intake August

Entry requirements

  1. Must be a holder of MBChB or its equivalent from a recognized University
  2. Should have passed MBChB or its equivalent with good grades or Cumulative Grade Point Average.
  3. Should be proficient in English or provide a certificate of English proficiency if the language of instruction in the previous institution was not English.
  4. Should have worked for at least two (2) years after completing pre-registration internship

Fees structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX 2,500,000 $1730

Functional Fees

Application fee 50,000
Registration fees (per Academic Year) 60,000
Late Registration (per semester; after the deadline for official registration) 30,000
Examination fee (per semester) 100,000
Research fee (per Academic Year) 200,000
Student Manual (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Computer Laboratory fee (per Academic Year) 60,000
Identity Card (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Library fee (per Academic Year) 50,000
Medical (per semester) 15,000
Development Fund (per Academic Year) 100,000
Late Payment of Fees (after the deadline for official fees payment) 50,000
Replacement of Admission Letter (per Issue) 5,000
Retake/Supplementary/Missed Exam fee (per course) 50,000
Special Exam (per course) 30,000
Student Games Union fee (Academic Year) 20,000
Student Guild fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Contribution to the Uganda National Students’ Association (UNSA) (per Academic Year) 2,000
Graduation fee (Payable on Completion of Studies) (Including: Transcript, Certificate, Convocation) 150,000
Certification (per copy) 3,000
Contribution to National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Collections (per Academic Year) 20,000

Fieldwork, Study, Industrial Training/ Attachment, Internship, School Practice fee

Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources 500,000= (per Sem)
Bachelor of Agribusiness Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Agriculture and Land Use Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Industrial and Applied Physics 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Applied Design and Fine Art 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Business Administration 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Computer Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Education (school practice) 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Electrical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Health Science 200,000= (par year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Science 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Information Technology 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Library and Information Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Nursing Science 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of/Diploma in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Med 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Public Administration and Mgt 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Social Work and Social Admin 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Social Sciences 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Catering and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Diploma in Medical Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Diploma in Hotel Management 150,000= (per year)
Language Enhancement (for Students of French) 200,000= (per year)
Study trips (for Students of Geography) 100,000= (per year)
Study trips/Transport fee (for DEHS, BNS, BEHS, MBChB, BACM) 170,000= (per Sem)

  1. The University Council reserves the right to adjust the fees without prior notice.
  2. These Programmes are run over Weekends, during Fulltime, or in Recess/Holiday Sessions.

Contribution to NCHE should be deposited using a payment reference number generated via www.ura.go.ug


Fees Structure 2024-2025

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units
YEAR ONE SEMESTER ONE
Code Course Name LH TH PH CL.H CH CU
PCH7111 Clinical Methods in Paediatrics and Child Health I 0 30 20 100 75 5
PCH7112 Emergency Paediatrics 10 20 20 90 75 5
PCH7113 Diagnostic Microbiology and Immunology 10 10 50 40 60 4
PCH7114 Professionalism and Ethical Practice 15 60 0 0 45 3
Total Credit Units                                      17
YEAR ONE SEMESTER TWO
PCH7121 Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research methods 30 60 0 60 4
PCH7122 Clinical Methods in Paediatrics and Child Health II 30 60 30 75 5
PCH7123 Genetics, Growth and Development 30 60 30 75 4
PCH7124 Neonatology 20 80 30 75 4
PCH7125 Paediatric Neurology 20 30 50 60 4
Total credit Units 21
RECESS TERM  
PCH7128 Management of Health Systems 40 70 0 75 5
PCH7129 Integrated Practical Paediatrics I 20 50 30 60 4
  Total credit Units 9
YEAR TWO SEMESTER ONE
PCH7211 Internal Medicine 10 20 20 60 60 4
PCH7212 Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders 10 20 20 60 60 4
PCH7213 Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Disorders 10 20 20 60 60 4
PCH7214 Paediatric Oncology and Haematology 10 20 20 60 60 4
Total Credit Units 16
YEAR TWO SEMESTER TWO
PCH7221 Clinical Methods in Paediatrics and Child Health III 15 60 60 75 5
PCH7222 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 15 60 60 75 5
PCH7223 Clinical Cardiology 15 60 60 75 4
PCH7224 Research Proposal development 15 60 60 75 5
Total credit Units 19
  RECESS TERM  
PCH7225 Integrated Practical Paediatrics II 20 60 50 75 5
PCH7226 Electives in Paediatrics and Child health Services 15 60 60 75 5
Total credit Units 10
YEAR THREE SEMESTER ONE
Code Course Name LH TH PH CL.H CH CU
PCH7311 Clinical Methods in Paediatrics and Child Health IV 0 20 60 70 75 5
PCH7312 Paediatric Nephrology 15 60 60 75 5
PCH7313 Respiratory Disorders 15 60 60 75 5
Total Credit Units   15
YEAR THREE SEMESTER TWO
PCH7321 Clinical Methods in Paediatrics and Child Health V 15 60 60 75 5
PCH7322 Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health 15 60 60 75 5
PCH7323 Dissertation 0 60 90 75 5
Total credit Units   15

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