College of Medicine

The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college within the University of Malawi (UNIMA). It is the only medical school in Malawi. The CoM has gradually grown from a program with an intake of 10-15 students per year and a handful of Malawian faculty, to a program with a medical student intake of on average 60 per year with 110 faculty members, of whom approximately 67% are Malawians. To date the college has graduated over 250 medical doctors. The CoM recently commenced undergraduate courses in Pharmacy and Medical Laboratory Technology in 2006. Read more about CoM

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5. Regulations

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MPH Handbook Section: 5. Regulations

8 12, 2015

Duration and structure of the MPH Programme

December 8th, 2015|

Students have a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years to complete the MPH. In special circumstances this may be extended by one year. The Public Health and Family Medicine Research and Postgraduate Committee (PHFMPRC) decides upon eligibility for extensions. Special circumstances include long term sickness, maternity leave, a work requirement to [...]

8 03, 2016

Registration for modules and progress through the program

March 8th, 2016|

On entry to the program each student will be assigned an Academic Supervisor approved by the Head of Department. Within six weeks of entering the program students are required to register for elective modules which they wish to pursue. Subsequently revisions to the modules selected will be permitted at the discretion of the MPH Tutor. [...]

8 03, 2016

Eligibility for Award

March 8th, 2016|

MPH A student will be eligible for an award of a Masters in Public Health if they fulfill the following: Must pass each core module (totaling 60 credits) with 50% or above Must pass, elective modules (totaling a minimum of 60 credits) with 50% or above Must submit two case studies and pass each with [...]

8 12, 2015

Marking Scheme

December 8th, 2015|

A mark of 50% is a pass. A mark of 65% to 74% is a credit and a mark of 75% or more is a distinction. All assessment (examinations, in-course assessment, assignments and min-dissertation) will be based on the following general criteria: Feedback Grade Percentage Grade point Criteria Excellent 75 – 100 5 Outstanding achievement [...]

8 12, 2015

Examination Procedures

December 8th, 2015|

The College Board of Examiners Candidates’ results are determined by the Senate on the recommendation of the College Board of Examiners. The College Board of Examiners is responsible for supervising the assessment process. The results of the core module examinations will be submitted to the College Board of Examiners for approval. A mark of 50% [...]

8 12, 2015

Failure to Take Examinations and Related Matters

December 8th, 2015|

Failure to take examination Normally the accepted valid reason(s) for failure to take examination(s) are illness and bereavement of the immediate family. Under those circumstances, permission has to be obtained from the MPH Coordinator prior to the examination, and in the case of illness a medical certificate must be submitted to the MPH Coordinator from [...]

8 12, 2015

Withdrawal

December 8th, 2015|

Students who fail three or more core modules are withdrawn. Any one of the following shall constitute a serious warning: Failure in a core module Having to sit a supplementary examination(s) Failure to appear for examination(s) without valid reason(s) A student who fails a core module supplementary examination is withdrawn. Students who fail more than [...]

8 12, 2015

Assessment Procedures

December 8th, 2015|

Compulsory core modules Compulsory modules are assessed by unseen written examination held immediately prior to the start of the following module. The examination questions will be drafted by the module coordinator and sent to the MPH Management Team for approval. All questions if held in electronic form will be typed directly by the examiner and [...]

8 12, 2015

Re-entry into the MPH Programme after Obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma

December 8th, 2015|

A student who has a postgraduate diploma obtained within the past five years will be eligible to be enrolled in the MPH programme to enable them complete a dissertation/thesis. This is subject to having one year elapsed since the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. University regulations do not permit a student who [...]

8 12, 2015

Absence from classes

December 8th, 2015|

Students will be required to notify the MPH / PGDPH co-ordinator of any absence within 24 hours, and an expected date of return should be given. Students must produce a doctor’s certificate or letter from their employer for absences of longer than 3 days. Where students are sick and feel their health may influence or [...]

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