Postgraduate (PG) - MD/MS curriculum by Nepal Medical Council

There should be curriculum committee for each subject, and the curriculum should be as uniform as
possible among all Universities/Institutions for the same subject.

The curriculum including the time frame and competencies expected of the Postgraduate students is
to be defined by the university/institution concerned.

The curriculum is to be evaluated regularly by the concerned university/institution and necessary
amendments to be made as and when required.

Requirement of Postgraduate Curriculum

1. It should be competency based. The strategy to assess such competencies should be built into the

2. It should encourage independent, self-directed and problem based learning

3. A modular approach to the course curriculum is essential for achieving a systemic exposure to the
various sub-specialties related to a discipline

4. Teaching learning in ambulatory setting should be planned in the curriculum

5. There shall be a combination of formative and summative assessments with remedial measures
during the program

6. Thesis should be a mandatory part of the curriculum

7. In clinical disciplines, there should be minimum of 3 months community based learning during second half of of the training period.

8. Primary Trauma Care (PTC) Advanced Trauma Life Support and advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and other relevant skill courses should be integral part of the program.

9. Teaching learning of undergraduates, residents and other health professional should be built in into the program

Postgraduate Curriculum must include

1. Theoretical knowledge related to the subject concerned

2. Practical and clinical skills

3. Proper knowledge in the applied basic sciences pertaining to the specialty

4. Thesis writing including research methodology and basic biostatistics

5. Evidence based learning and critical analysis of the literature

6. Communication skill training for both core communication skill and skill required in special circumstances

7. Development of professional attitudes and behavioral studies including ethical issues, human values

8. Information technology including medical informatics

9. Basic understanding of the pharmaco-economics and health economics

Methods of learning should include

1. Bedside learning

2. Structured ambulatory learning with specific learning objectives

3. Seminars/Tutorials/ Presentation/ Journal club/ CME

4. Medical audit including mortality audit

5. Problem based learning

6. Literature review/use of information technology

7. Project work/Research undertaking

8. Patient care and management