Overall planning of the MBBS course and rationality
As per the guidelines of the West Bengal University of Health Sciences, the entire tenure of training of a medical graduate student is divided in four Professional MBBS examinations (university terminal examinations) with one year of compulsory rotatory internship.
1st Professional MBBS examination (Pre-clinics)To be appeared after first two semesters (one year). It encroaches three basic subjects of medical science (Pre-clinical) i.e. Anatomy, where one should know every detail structures of human body; Physiology, where a student will come to know that how all the parts of our body serves its normal function; and Biochemistry, where one can learn the structural and functional harmony in very molecular level.
2nd Professional MBBS examination (Para-clinics)To be appeared after the end of fifth semester (one and half year). In this tenure one should learn the Para-clinical subjects i.e. Microbiology, which teaches about different micro-organisms culminating different human diseases; Pathology, where the mechanism of diseases is being taught; Pharmacology, where one should learn about the details of the drugs and their uses and fourthly the Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is been taught, which deals different legal aspects of the medical crimes.
3rd Professional MBBS examination (Clinics)This is the vastest tenure of the entire MBBS curriculum involving four semesters (two years), which deals with all the clinical subjects, trained in hospital at bedside of the patient. A student is desired to learn the bedside diagnosis and possible management of a particular disease. He/ she also directed to attend different emergency-managements under guidance. For feasibility the entire tenure is subdivided in two-
This is a course of two semesters (one year), dealing with three subjects as, Ophthalmology (Eye), Otolaryngology (ENT), where all the diseases and managements of the eye and ear-nose-throat are done respectively. Community Medicine, another subject in this part is taught to the students (from the very first year), which actually trains a students about different public health problems and its preventions.
This is a course of two semesters (one year), here a student undergoes the training in bedside clinics (i.e. diagnosis and management of a particular disease) in General Medicine, General Surgery including Orthopedics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Paediatrics.
Compulsory rotatory internshipAn obvious part of the MBBS training, where a student learns the diagnosis and managements of different diseases with his/her rotatory duties in different disciplines of Clinical subjects. After completion of this he/she is to be considered for award of the MBBS degree.