(I) Interns shall acquire following training during their term.
- Acquire competence for clinical diagnosis based on history, physical examination and relevant laboratory investigation and institute appropriate line of management;
- This would include diseases common in tropics (parasitic, bacterial or viral infections, nutritional disorders, including dehydration and electrolyte disturbances) and system illnesses.
(II) The intern shall have assisted as a care team in intensive care of cardiac, respiratory, hepatic, neurological and metabolic emergencies.
(III) The intern shall be able to conduct the following laboratory investigations:
- (peripheral blood smear and blood groups);
- Urine: (Routine and microscopic examination);
- Stool: (for ova/cyst and occult blood);
- Sputum and throat swab for gram stain or acid fast stain and
- Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) for smear for Gram stain and AFB stain.
(IV) Conduct following diagnostic procedures:
- Urethral catheterisation
- Indirect laryngoscopy
- Insertion of Ryle’s Tube
- Pleural tap, ascitic tap
- Lumbar puncture and Cerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF) analysis
(V) Biopsy Procedures:
- Liver biopsy, Kidney biopsy,
- Skin biopsy, Nerve biopsy
- Lymph node biopsy
- Muscle biopsy
- Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
- Biopsy of Malignant lesions on surface
- Nasal/nerve/skin smear for leprosy
(VI) Familiarity with usage of life saving procedures:
- Endotracheal intubation and Mechanical ventilation
- Competence in interpretation of different monitoring devices such as cardiac monitor, blood gas analysis etc.
(VII) Participate as a team member in total health care of an individual including appropriate follow-up and social rehabilitation.
(VIII) Other competencies as indicated in general objectives.