Community-based Education (CBE) is a core element of the MBChB degree and all other courses offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences. All students need to learn important skills by doing practical sessions in community settings, and not only in academic hospitals. Last year has been one of consolidation and expansion of CBE placements: Placements for medical students continue to expand as the new MBChB curriculum develops. Several rural as well as urban service learning platforms are in use at present. This supports teaching plus training in the primary health care approach.
Students on various student committees help to initiate and manage several community service projects. These projects focus on benefiting the community, for example by donating toys to needy nursery schools, presenting workshops for the staff of pre-primary schools for children with disabilities and raising funds for children's homes. Students also work with disabled children in the community.
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