Department 

Subject area/s of elective offered  

Location 

Learning outcomes 

Main activities during the appointment 

Anatomy 

Clinical anatomy - dissection / teaching, Embryology, ophthalmology, histology, urology

Department of Anatomy

Application of human anatomy in clinical medicine, educational and operative surgery

Dissection preparation of teaching material, histology slides preparation

Anatomy

Human Genetics/ Genomics

 Human Genetics Unit

At the end of this elective, the student would be able to describe; 1. Genetic evaluation and genetic counselling process. 2.The steps involved in performing different types of genetic tests

1. Attend daily genetic clinics as an observer. 2. Participate in genetic tests in the laboratory as an observer with limited supervised hand-on training.

Allied Health Sciences

Paediatric and community based rehabilitation

Department, ward 01 and Department of Physical Medicine- Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH), One of the Physiotherapy Departments in National Hospital of Sri Lanka/ Rehabilitation Hospital- Ragama, Child Development Clinic at University Professorial Unit- LRH, Nawajeevana rehabilitation centre- Tangalle

Enhance clinical exposure and to observe the care offered in Sri Lankan setting

- Enhance the clinical exposure by participating in clinical work at different settings - Complete three case records including problem identification and goal setting

Clinical Medicine

General medicine, pulmonology, nephrology, critical care ,infectious diseases, endocrinology, neurology, toxicology, cardiology, rheumatology

National Hospital Sri Lanka

As specified by the student and the sponsoring university.

 Clinical work

Community Medicine

Meditation and Mindfulness programmes

Department of Community medicine

Mindfulness & meditation

Meditation sessions & discussionsVisit to centers of mediation & mindfulness

Community Medicine

Public HealthField work / Residential programmesDisease control programmes

Department of Community medicineOffices of national disease control programmesPitakotte medical officer of health areaEpidemiology UnitFamily Health Bureau

Application of public health conceptsDisease control programmes in Sri LankaFiled & primary level health care of Sri LankaMaternal & Child health programmesNutrition programmes at field level 

Field workVisits to disease control units, campaigns & programmesResidential community programmesVisits to filed level maternal, nutrition, family planning, well woman clinics etc.

Forensic Medicine

Forensic medicine and Forensic pathology

Faculty and department based

Unspecified

• Clinical • Autopsy

Microbiology

 Tuberculosis

Hospital , field and Laboratory-based

• Diagnosis (clinical and laboratory) and management of TB patients • Contact screening and management of defaulters

• Laboratory / microscopy centre• Chest clinic / directly observed treatment centres • Field visits with the public health inspector

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

• General obstetrics • Obstetrics medicine

 Hospital and department based

• Familiarity with General obstetrics • And Obstetrics medicine

• Clinical

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

• Gynaecology surgery • Endoscopic surgery

National Hospital Sri Lanka Professorial Unit (ward 39)

• Familiarity with gynaecological practices in a developing country

Clinical

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Obstetrics medicine

De Soyza Hospital for Women Professorial Unit (Wards 3 and 15)

• Exposure to medical diseases in pregnancy

Clinical

Paediatrics

• Neonatology • Developmental Pediatrics • Pediatric Neurology • Pediatric Cardiology • Tropical Pediatrics • Pediatric Hematology • Pediatric Endocrinology

  Hospital or field based

• Hands on experience in Tropical Pediatrics at undergraduate or post graduate level • Observer ship in other subspecialties mentioned above

• Clinical clerkship • Involvement in ongoing research activities • Participation in clinic activities

 Parasitology

• Medical entomology • Medical parasitology

Laboratory and field based

Unspecified

 • Field and laboratory work

Pathology

·  Generalpathology(scheduledperiodsonly)   ·  Clinicalhaematology

Department ofpathology       Department ofpathologyNational

Basic understanding ofetiology, pathogenesis,pathological features,complications and basicprinciples of investigatingand management of diseases  Basic understanding ofaetiology, pathogenesis andclinical presentation ofhaematological disorders

Lectures on generalpathologyPractical sessions basedon case scenarios,museum specimens and microscopy slidesComputer assistedinteractive learningactivitiesClinical teaching

Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology and Animal Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

  Animal experiments

  To develop “hands on skill “ in ethically conducting animal experiments

Theory and practical training in animal experiments

Pharmacology

• Paediatric clinical pharmacology (paediatric pharmacovigilance, rational use of medicine in children, treatment of infectious disease in children)

  Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo

• Exposure to realities of paediatric clinical pharmacology in developing countries

• To participate in on-going research at that time • To understand the difference in treating children between developed and developing countries

Pharmacology

• Introducing students to techniques/methods of communicating drug information to hearing and visually disabled

  Field based

• Communicating drug information to hearing and visually disabled

• Demonstration of already developed methods • Visit institutes and interactions with the visually and hearing disable consumers

Physiology

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Psychological medicine

 • Rehabilitation psychiatry/ psychology • Occupational therapy • Psychiatric social work • Music therapy

 Hospital and field based

 • Skill of planning a psychosocial rehabilitation programme • Skill of assessment of psychosocial needs of a person with psychosocial disability• Skills to plan and carry out home visits for assessment/ therapy

• Once-a-week day programme for persons with psychosocial disability • Home visit to see a patient for assessment or therapy • Meeting of the rehabilitation team• Journal club on a related journal article

Psychological medicine

• Behaviour therapy • Cognitive behaviour therapy • Dynamic therapy • Grief counselling • Supportive therapy • Strategic therapy • Sex therapy • Basic communication skills • Breaking bad news in clinical settings • Therapies for medically unexplained symptoms • Motivational interviewing

Hospital based

• Improved communications skills • Basic theoretical knowledge of various psychotherapies • Skill of breaking bad news

• Once-a-week psychotherapy group • Role plays with simulated patients • Observation of selected instances of actual therapy • Journal club on a related journal article

Psychological medicine

• Admission process • Multidisciplinary ward rounds • Management of acute behaviour disturbance • Making discharge plans • Management of medically compromised patients • Cognitive assessment of patients with probable neuropsychiatric conditions • Management of patients with neuropsychiatry conditions including cognitive rehabilitation • Electroconvulsive therapy

Hospital based

• Basic knowledge and skills in psychiatry needed to function as a good physician • Skill of managing an acutely disturbed patient in resource poor settings including prevention • Skill of carrying out basic cognitive assessment

 • Daily multidisciplinary ward rounds • Patient clerking • Observation of various procedures like ECT • Journal club on a related journal article

Psychological medicine

• Mental health promotion including substance use and suicide prevention • Outreach community based mental health clinics • Home visits for assessment or treatment

Community based

• Basic understanding of conducting community based health promotion activities including innovative approaches in substance use and suicide prevention • Basic understanding of implementing and sustaining community based psychiatric care in resource-poor settings

• Once-a-fortnight outreach clinics in the community • Home visit to see a patient for assessment or treatment. • Health education activities: Formal (e.g. health talks to clinic patients) and informal (activities at grass root level with groups like women or youth)

Psychological medicine

• Staging of motivations to change • Motivational interviewing • CBT, cue exposure therapy and standard alcohol/ substance use therapies • Innovative approaches like addressing subculture and using empowerment • Medical management of substance use problems like alcohol detoxification and disulfiram therapy • Substance use prevention in community using innovative approaches

 Community based and hospital based

• Skills in staging motivation • Basic understanding and initial skills of motivational interviewing • Basic skills needed for inpatient alcohol detoxification • Basic understanding of conducting community based substance use prevention activities • Basic understanding of involving family/ significant others in substance use therapy

• Observation of inpatient alcohol detoxification • Clerking of patients under supervision of a person competent in motivational interview • Visits to a community based specialised alcohol, drug and tobacco treatment centre • Home visits for assessment of clients and relevant subcultures • Follow up home visits for clients. • Observation of community based prevention activities like small group discussions in real communities

Psychological medicine

• Medically unexplained symptoms • Psychology of physical diseases • End of life, live transplantation and breaking bad news therapies • Standard liaison psychiatry including neuropsychiatry • Addiction psychiatry

Hospital based

• Basic understanding in assessment and treatment of medically unexplained symptoms. • Patient clerking in standard liaison psychiatry. • Basic understanding in end of life, live transplantation and breaking bad news therapies. • Basic understanding in psychology of physical diseases.

• Observation of actual therapies • Visits to outpatient department • Clerking of patients

Surgery

General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepato-pancreatico biliary (HPB) Surgery, Breast & Endocrine Surgery

National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL)  

Unspecified

Clinical

Surgery

Vascular & Transplant Surgery

National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL)  

Unspecified

Clinical

Surgery

Paediatric Surgery

National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL)  

Unspecified

Clinical

Surgery

Anaesthesiology

National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL)  

Unspecified

Clinical

Medical Education

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