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FIRST CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION – 23RD COM RESEARCH DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

23rd COLLEGE OF MEDICINE RESEARCH

DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE

7th – 8th November 2019

“Addressing sustainable development goals through multidisciplinary research

First Call for Abstract Submission

The College of Medicine (CoM) is pleased to announce that the 2019 College of Medicine Research Dissemination Conference will be held from Thursday 7th November to Friday 8th November 2019 at the College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Campus in Blantyre, Malawi. The conference is the premier gathering of local and international research scientists, public health practitioners and policy-makers. This year’s theme is Addressing sustainable development goals through multidisciplinary research”.During this conference, participants will discuss and reflect on addressing sustainable development goals through multidisciplinary research in Malawi.

CoM is therefore inviting interested investigators to submit abstracts relevant to any of the following thematic areas:

  1. Communicable diseases
  2. Non-communicable diseases
  3. Nutrition
  4. Health Systems and Policy
  5. Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health

Applicants are advised that this year’s applications and registration will be done online hence they should visit http://rdc.medcol.mw/ to register and submit their abstracts. The abstracts should be submitted online by 17:00hrs on Saturday, 24th August, 2019. The closing date for registration and payment is Monday, 7th October 2019.

Please note that the Malawi Medical Journal (MMJ) will publish a special issue for 2019 Research Dissemination Conference abstracts.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and successful investigators will be informed by Monday, 16th September, 2019. Applicants will be required to pay registration fees as follows;

  1. Undergraduate and Postgraduate students: MK20,000
  2. University of Malawi Faculty members and COM affiliates staff: MK30,000
  3. Other local delegates: MK50,000
  4. International delegates: $100

For more information, please contact us on rdcenquiries@medcol.mw or call on +265 (0)884 515 018 or +265 (0)994 445 167. You can also visit Research Support Centre in ICT Building at College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi campus.

PRESS RELEASE – END OF 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR RESULTS

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

PRESS RELEASE

END OF 2018/19 ACADEMIC YEAR RESULTS

END OF YEAR RESULTS

The Management of College of Medicine (CoM) would like to inform all its students that on 28th June 2019, SENATE approved the end of year examination results for 2018/19 Academic Year. The results can be viewed from the students’ portal in SARIS. Those with outstanding balances shall not be able to access their results unless they are cleared by the college.

SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

Students who have been referred and are eligible to sit for supplementary examinations should take note of the following:

Supplementary Examination dates: 5th August to 8th August 2019

Accommodation: Campus accommodation for students who would want to prepare for the supplementary examinations shall be available from 28th July 2019

More details regarding 2019/20 academic year opening dates, registration, list of students that have been offered accommodation, fees and payment will be made available on the College’s website www.medcol.mw.

For further enquiries, please contact:

College Registrar

College of Medicine

Private Bag 360

Chichiri

Blantyre 3

Tel: (265) 1 871 911, 01 871 498, 01876 058

Fax: (265)1 870 744

Email: registrar@medcol.mw

Website: www.medcol.mw

Basic Good Clinical Laboratory Practices

College of Medicine

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

BASIC GOOD CLINICAL LABORATORY PRACTICES

Dates: 18-20 JUNE 2019

Facilitation: Research Support Centre

Venue: College of Medicine, Research Support Centre Conference Room, Blantyre

The course is offered by Research Support Centre (RSC), a centre with renowned history of delivering high quality training courses and services in clinical trial monitoring, Data Management and communication. RSC’s courses are delivered by highly qualified facilitators, guaranteeing the trainees of invaluable training standards.

Target Audience: Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Assistants, Investigators, Clinical Trial Managers & Coordinators, Study Clinicians, Medical Doctors, Clinical Officers, Medical Assistants, Research Nurses, Trial Coordinators, Field Officers and all interested Health Professionals.

Pre-requisite: clinical research experience

About the course: This course will cover 12 modules and an assessment.

  • Organization and personnel management

  • Laboratory Equipment management

  • Testing facility operation

  • Test and Control

  • Quality control programs

  • Verification of performance specifications

  • Record keeping and reporting

  • Physical Facilities

  • Specimen transportation and management

  • Personal safety

  • Laboratory information systems

  • Quality Management

Course Fee $ 275 per participant

Course fee covers course material, lunch and refreshments

Application deadline: Applications should be submitted to rsccourses@medcol.mw (with a copy to rsctrainingcoordination@medcol.mw) no later than 17th June 2019. If you need more information contact the training coordination unit using the above emails.

You can also visit our website:

http://www.rsc.medcol.mw/rscnew/?page_id=16

 

Proposal Writing Skills Course

College of Medicine

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

WRITING WINNING PROPOSALS COURSE

Facilitation: Research Support Centre

Dates: 27-28 June 2019

Venue: College of Medicine, Research Support Centre Conference Room

The course is offered by Research Support Centre (RSC), a centre with renowned history of delivering high quality training courses and services in writing winning proposals. RSC’s courses are delivered by highly qualified facilitators, guaranteeing the trainees of invaluable training standards.

Target Audience: Investigators, young researchers, postgraduate fellows and all interested.

About the course: The following modules shall be delivered

  • Understand the proposal writing process

  • Develop different kinds of proposals

  • Target their proposals for an appropriate audience

  • Identify potential funders for different ideas

  • Perform needs analysis that will enable development of a feasible proposal

  • Format their proposal professionally

  • Construct words, sentences and paragraphs professionally

Course Fee $200 per participant: Course fee covers course material, lunch and refreshments

Application deadline: Applications should be submitted to info@medcol.mw (with a copy to rscinformationunit@gmail.com) no later than Tuesday the 25th of June, 2019.

If you need more information, send an email to info@medcol.mw (with a copy to

rscinformationunit@gmail.com).

You can also visit our website: http://www.rsc.medcol.mw/rscnew/?page_id=16

College of Medicine Pioneers First Undergraduate Dental Program

College of Medicine Pioneers First Undergraduate Dental Program

The Malawi College of Medicine (COM) will from August this year become the first higher learning institution in Malawi to be offering a Bachelor in Dental Surgery programme (BDS) following the finalisation of the dental department at the college’s campus in Blantyre.

The dental school has been established with funding from the Scottish government through the University of Glasgow under the £11m Scottish Government’s Malawi Development fund.

Speaking at a press briefing at Kamuzu Central Hospital where the Scottish government, through Glasgow University, donated 16 dental chairs and other dental equipment to the hospital’s dental department, Team Leader and Coordinator of Malawi Dental (MALDENT) Project, Dr. Peter Chimimba said establishment of the dental department at COM will go a long way in reducing the ratio of dentists to patients as at the moment the ratio stands at about 1 to 500, 000. Dr. Chimimba went on to say Malawi suffers a shortage of dentists as the country only has about 36 dentists against a population of 18 million.

Said Dr. Chimimba: “In 4 to 5 years Malawi will have very qualified dentists trained from within and outside. This will not only reduce the dentist to patient gap but also help in the formulation of policy issues, planning and prevention of diseases.”

Principal of the College of Medicine Dr. Mwapatsa Mipando said he was excited with the development and said the college was looking forward to producing locally trained dentists that will contribute to the timely treatment of dental patients and reduction of dental illnesses. He also said this matches with the college’s vision and mission.

Dr. Mipando went on to say once the BDS programme is rolled out, students will have to undergo internships and KCH was one of the hospitals identified for this activity.

Professor Jeremy Bagg, Head of the University of Glasgow’s Dental School, was thankful to the Scottish Government for its willingness to assist Malawi through the establishment of the dental school through the MALDENT project. Bagg also hailed the hardworking and team efforts portrayed by everyone involved in this project.

Speaking during the press briefing, Dr Jessie Mlotha-Namarika, the Head of the Dental Department at Kamuzu Central Hospital hailed the donation saying it was timely. She said the department had insufficient equipment to operate some dental functions which led to delay in assisting patients. She also said the refurbished clinic will be ideal for the upcoming BDS students who will do their internship at the hospital’s dental department.

The BDS programme will be for 5 years for those entering at year 1 and for 6 years for those entering at Foundation year. The first two years of the BDS programme will share teaching and instruction with the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery programme already running at COM, after which dental students will specialize in their field of study. The first intake will be for the 2019 / 2020 academic year starting in August 2019 at both foundation year and year 1.

 

ADVERT FOR BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS)

Follow the link below to download the advert:

ADVERT FOR BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS) AT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Download the application form here :

DENTAL 2019-2020 Mature Entry Aplication Form

PRESS RELEASE

Press Release of the 2019 Selection of Generic and Mature Entry students to the University of Malawi

Application for Student Accommodation for 2019/2020 academic year

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

APPLICATION FOR ACCOMMODATION

2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

The College of Medicine wishes to inform all first year/foundation students selected for various programmes at the College that application for accommodation is now open.

Those who want to be considered for college accommodation should complete an application form which may be collected from the College Registry office or downloaded from the College’s website: www.medcol.mw. The completed forms should be sent to the Registrar not later than Friday, 31st May 2019 to the following address: The Registrar, College of Medicine, P/Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre 3, ATTENTION: Assistant Registrar (Academic) and clearly indicate on the envelope ‘Application for Hostel Accommodation’ or e-mailing to accommodation@medcol.mw

Successful applicants shall be notified in advance. Those, not offered College accommodation, are advised to ensure that they have made adequate arrangements for their accommodation before opening of the College. All first year foundation students are expected to report on campus on Monday, 19th August 2019.

Follow the link below to download the application form:

  APPLICATION FORM FOR HOSTEL ACCOMODATION  (2019-2020)

For more information, please contact the Central Registry on 01871911/01875142 ext. 228 or 265.

S P Chirambo

Registrar

Students Accommodation adverts

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

ACCOMMODATION ADVERTISEMENT FOR STUDENTS

The Management of The College of Medicine is calling all interested people or organizations with property that they would like to lease out to students at the College of Medicine studying various degree programs to submit adverts to the college for access to the students at no cost.

The advertisement will appear on our notice boards as well as our website.

The advertisement must contain the following information.

  • Location of the house(s), and distance to and from campus

  • Available date for occupation/preferably from 19th August 2019

  • Furniture and other equipment available, please provide all the necessary details.

  • Status of tenant needed e.g. non smokers, sober habits, singles or married, special needs etc.

  • The cost per month (whether it includes electricity and water and terms of payment).

  • Security if any available, e.g. 24hour guarding services, alarm facility, fence etc.

  • Types of rooms available, this has to be supported with pictures; number of occupants per room.

  • Your contact details, mobile numbers and e-mail address(es)

  • Other services available e.g. laundry, cleaning, transport etc.

Please note that the students will apply for accommodation directly to you. The college will not enter into any kind of Agreement with any property owner.

Send your adverts to the Dean of Students, College of Medicine, P/Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre 3 by Monday, 01st July 2019 by hand and clearly indicate on the envelope ‘Advert for Accommodation’ or by e-mailing to studentsdean@medcol.mw

For more information or clarification please contact the Dean of Students 01871 911 ext. 201, E-mail: studentsdean@medcol.mw

CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS SELECTION LIST

Follow this link to download the special needs selection list:

2019-CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PRESS