The Masters in Medicine degree course in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine is intended to provide in-depth clinical academic knowledge and impart skills required by the imaging specialist. It provides comprehensive coverage of the physical principles of medical imaging, equipment for Diagnostic Imaging, the anatomical basis of imaging, the techniques employed to generate medical images, the interpretation of images,and radiation protection.
The course equips the master in medicine student with the practical skills to perform imaging and intervention procedures, interpret images and write competent reports. The resident is also initiated into research methods,and trained in the management of imaging departments.
The Department collaborates with Radiology Departments in other major Hospitals to expose the students to advance imaging technologies that may not be available in the public teaching Hospitals. To achieve this we have mutual cooperation with the Agha Khan University Hospital, The Nairobi Hospital and the Diagnostic Centre Nairobi. The Department is also an affiliate ultrasound centre of the Jefferson Ultrasound Institute of the Thomas Jefferson University, Pennsylvania, USA.
The goal is to produce a highly competent clinical imaging specialist who can effectively perform using the resources available.
The Masters of Medicine degree course in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine at the University of Nairobi covers a minimum of four academic years and a maximum of 8 academic years.
The first academic year of study at the University of Nairobi shall constitute part 1 of the course while the second, third and fourth years of study shall constitute part ii of the course.
Part i shall consist of all the examinable courses in the first year of the Master of Medicine Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine. The degree program shall be by course work, lectures,tutorials,seminars, mult-disciplinary clinical work, practicals, emergency calls in health institutions approved by the School of Medicine, which shall include a primary Health Care Facility and supervised student involvement in the full spectrum of the routine departmental work and clinical duties. Also the residents shall be excepted to undertake self-directed learning.
Part ii of the Masters in Medicine degree programme in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine degree program shall be by course work, lectures, tutorials, seminars, multi-disciplinary clinical work, practicals and emergency calls in health institutions approved by the school of Medicine, which shall include a primary Health Care Facility. Also the residents shall be expected to undertake self-directed learning supervised student involvement in the full spectrum of the routine departmental work and clinical duties.
The Masters in Medicine degree course in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine candidate shall undertake a research project which shall be presented, assessed and accepted.
part 1 course (first year)
Medical Imaging Physics,Imaging Anatomy,Diagnostic Imaging Techniques and Radiography Clinical Practice (Imaging Procedures) I, Research Projects/dissertation.
Part II courses (second year)
General Medicine and Pathology,Diagnostic Imaging & Radiation Medicine,Advanced Clinical Practice II (Imaging Procedures),Research project/dissertation.
Part III Courses(Third year)
The third year which shall form part of the examinable Part ii of the Master of Medicine Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine shall only be examined by continuous assessment in all the subjects and the course outline shall be as follows;-
General medicine and Pathology
Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine
Advanced Clinical practice ii(Imaging Procedures)
Part IV course a (fourth year examination)
The fourth year which shall form part of the examinable part ii of the Master of Medicine Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine course outline, shall be as follows:-
General Medicine and Pathology.
Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Medicine.
Advanced clinical practice ii (imaging procedures).
Research project / dissertation.