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THIRD AND FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 2018 RESEARCH DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE

“Health Research for Preventing Illness and Improved Health Services in Malawi”

The College of Medicine (CoM) is pleased to announce that the 2018 College of Medicine Research Dissemination Conference will be held from Friday 23 rd November to Saturday 24 th November 2018 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 “Health Research for Preventing Illness and Improved Health Services in Malawi”. During this conference, participants will discuss and reflect on the role of health research in prevention of illnesses and improvement of health services in Malawi.
CoM is now inviting interested investigators to submit abstracts relevant to any of the following thematic areas:
1. Communicable diseases, mainly focusing on malaria, HIV and tuberculosis
2. Non-communicable diseases
3. Nutrition
4. Health Systems and Policy
5. Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
Submitted abstracts should include the following sub-sections;

1. Specific thematic area that the abstract addresses (i.e. any of the above-listed
thematic areas)
2. Title
3. List of authors and their affiliations and contact details of the presenting author
including telephone number and email address.
4. Introduction
5. Methods
6. Results
7. Conclusions or Interpretation Investigators are required to use a template of the abstract that can be accessed on the
following website: https://www.medcol.mw/rdc/ .

The abstract should not be more than 300 words in length and should not include any tables or figures. Investigators must clearly indicate whether they intend to make an oral or poster presentation. The abstracts should be submitted by email to 2018rdcabstracts@medcol.mw by 17:00hrs on 7 th September, 2018.
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and successful investigators will be informed by 28 th September, 2018. Oral and poster presenters will be required to pay registration fees, as follows;
1. Undergraduate and Postgraduate students: MK10,000
2. University of Malawi Faculty members: MK20,000
3. Other delegates: MK30,000
The fees will cover the cost of lunch, refreshments, printing of abstract booklet and other conference-related expenses.
Please note that 5 CPD points will be awarded for attendance and 5 additional points for each presentation. If you would like to register in advance please contact us on 2018rdcregistration@medcol.mw    or call on 265 (0)888 123 811/ +265 (0)991 431 587. You can also visit Research Support Centre in ICT Building at College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi campus. If you need further information, contact us on 2018rdcenquiries@medcol.mw  .

THIRD AND FINAL CALL FOR EXHIBITORS – 2018 RESEARCH DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE

Health Research for Preventing Illness and Improved Health Services in Malawi”

The College of Medicine (CoM) is pleased to announce that the 2018 College of Medicine Research Dissemination Conference will be held from Friday 23 rd November to Saturday 24 th November 2018 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 policymakers. This year’s theme is “Health Research for Preventing Illness and Improved Health Services in Malawi”. During this conference, participants will discuss and reflect on the role of health research in prevention of illnesses and improvement of health services in Malawi.

We are inviting interested companies and individuals to submit their expression of interest to put up exhibitions of their products and services. This will be an opportunity for you to showcase your products, network with delegates and gain
new business opportunities/clients hence raising your profile to the researchers and the general public.

To exhibit your products, you will be required to pay the following:
1. Local business exhibitors: MK 80, 000.00
2. International business exhibitors: USD 600

Each individual manning the exhibition stall will pay a registration fee of MK 10,000.
This will cover refreshments and lunch. The registration fees can be paid in advance or on the conference day. If you would like to register in advance please contact us on 2018rdcregistration@medcol.mw  .

You can also visit Research Support Centre in ICT Building at College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi campus.
If you would like to be an exhibitor, please request an Expression of Interest form from the following email address: 2018rdcexhibitions@medcol.mw .Please send back the completed form by 17:00hrs on 7 th September, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact us on  2018rdcenquiries@medcol.mw

 

 

HERBAL MEDICINE REGULATION WORKSHOP

The University of Malawi (UNIMA) College of Medicine (CoM) through its Africa Centof Excellence in Public Health and Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) is pleased to announce the offering of a Training Workshop in Herbal Medicine Regulation (HMR) for health professionals, biomedical scientists and herbal medicine researchers as follows:

Dates:                       Monday, 20th August –Friday, 24th August, 2018

Venue:                  College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Campus, Blantyre

Workshop Coordinator: John Mponda, Second Deputy Director (ACEPHEM), Lecturer in Pharmacy

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

Facilitators: Prof Lutz Heide, Mr. Daniel Maennle, Tubingen University (Germany), Prof. Ludger Wessjohann, Bioorganic Chemistry, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (Germany), Mrs.Ute Norwig, German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfarM) (Germany), Ms Jacinta Nyaika, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Malawi), Mr. Chris Walker , Pamthunzi Learning Centre, Dr. Zacharia Magombo, National Herbarium and Botanical gardens and Dr. Cecilia Maliwichi Nyirenda,  Malawi College of Medicine.

Aim: The workshop is aimed at equipping healthcare professionals, herbal medicine scientists and practitioners with practical knowledge and skills in Herbal Medicine Regulation.

Proposed Training Course objectives                                  

By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the basic principles of herbal medicine regulation.
  2. Explain the global overview on traditional and complementary medicine regulation
  3. Describe the importance of herbal medicine regulation
  4. Describe the process of regulating herbal medicines
  5. Explain the impact of Good Agricultural Practices on quality of herbal products
  6. Identify qualitatively the presence of phytochemicals in herbal medicines
  7. Use a microscope to identify anatomical parts from herbal medicine powder
  8. Prepare a herbal medicine preparation using basic compounding techniques

Workshop Methodology

Mainly interactive sessions consisting of lectures, questions and answer and discussion, practical case studies, practical, demonstration and an educational visit. A Certificate of attendance in Herbal Medicine Regulation (HMR) will be provided for those who complete workshop. All power-point presentations will also be provided to participants by emails at the end of the workshop.

Who should apply?

This training is targeting 30 Healthcare professionals (Clinical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Physiotherapy and Public Health personnel). It is also targeting other biomedical scientists, postgraduate students doing research in herbal medicine may find this useful.

Target number of participants: 30 (based on first come, first serve)

Workshop fee: USD100 per participant. Course fees cover course material, and tea.  The ACEPHEM has limited scholarships to cover the workshop fees of participants. These will be awarded on merit and on first come first serve basis.  Participants are advised to find their own transport and accommodation.

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted to emokiwa@medcol.mw, copy gondwet@medcol.mw) no later than 13th August 2018. For inquiries contact the above email addresses.  Download the application form here :

Herbal Medicine Regulation Training-Application Form 

FINAL ACCOMMODATION LISTS FOR BLANTYRE AND LILONGWE CAMPUSES

Follow this link to download the accommodation list for Lilongwe Campus:

FINAL ACCOMMODATION LIST FOR LILONGWE CAMPUS

 

Follow this link to download the accommodation List for Premeds for the 2018-2019 academic year:

FINAL ACCOMMODATION LIST FOR PREMEDS 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

Follow this link to download the accommodation list for continuing students  for the 2018-2019 academic year:

 FINAL ACCOMMODATION LIST FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

END OF 2017/18 ACADEMIC YEAR RESULTS AND OPENING OF THE 2018/19 ACADEMIC YEAR

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

PRESS RELEASE

END OF 2017/18 ACADEMIC YEAR RESULTS AND OPENING OF THE 2018/19 ACADEMIC YEAR

  1. END OF YEAR RESULTS

The College Management would like to inform all its students that on 25th June 2018, SENATE approved end of year results for 2017/18 Academic Year. The results can be viewed from the students’ portal in SARIS. Those with outstanding balances shall not be able to view 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:

Examinations dates: 30th July to 3rd August 2018

Accommodation:

Campus accommodation for students who would want to prepare for the supplementary examinations shall be available from 22nd July 2018 at a fee.

REMEDIAL ROTATIONS/INTEGRATED EXAMINATIONS

Students who have qualified for remedial examinations are advised to note that remedial rotations classes shall start in August 2018 and the Integrated Examinations shall take place during the week of 7th to 13th January 2019.

  1. OPENING DATES

Opening dates for 2018/19 Academic Year are as follows:

i. NEW STUDENTS

The new academic year shall open on the 13th August 2018. Foundation year, mature entry and all new students both local and international should report to the college for orientation program on 13th August 2018 and it is a MUST for all new students to attend. The orientation program is for 1 week.

Students who have been offered accommodation are expected to arrive on campus on Sunday, 12th August 2018. Information about students that have been offered accommodation is available on the College’s website www.medcol.mw.

ii. CONTINUING STUDENTS

All continuing students who have been offered accommodation should arrive on campus on Sunday, 19th August 2018. Classes begin on Monday 20th August, 2018.

  1. ACCOMODATION

Accommodation shall only be accessed after paying the required rentals in full. Payment for accommodation should be made to the following bank account:

Accommodation Account

Bank: National Bank of Malawi

Branch: Chichiri Branch

Name: College of Medicine

Account number: 1003263618 (Current Account)

Accommodation agreement forms shall be collected from the HOSTEL SUPERVISOR’s office from 23rd July, 2018 after showing proof of payment.

  1. REGISTRATION

Registration period remains two weeks from the opening date. Students are reminded that rules and regulations pertaining to registration process shall apply and therefore all students are advised to strictly adhere to this. Please be reminded that University policy is that ‘NO FEES NO REGISTRATION’

Please ensure that you would have done the online registration before Monday 20st August 2018. SARIS shall open for registration from Monday, 13th August 2018.

  1. FEES AND FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

Details of applicable fees and financial contribution can be obtained from the website. Payment of Tuition fees should be made to the following bank account:

Fees Account:

Bank: National Bank of Malawi

Branch: Chichiri Branch

Name: College of Medicine

Account number: 697017 (Current Account)

We look forward to welcoming you at College of Medicine.

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

Press Release- Opening of 2018-19 academic year arrangements

Method Validation Workshop

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences is committed to offer life-long, demand –driven and flexible profession development and trainings in laboratory medicine. The Department through the Research Support Center has organized a workshop in Method validation to be held at the College of Medicine,Blantyre Campus (Microbiology Conference room) from 6th to 8th August 2018.

This course will introduce the statistics required for interpreting validation data and provide the tools to plan and carry out validation studies effectively. In addition, the new requirement of ISO 15189:2012, Measurement of Uncertainty (MoU) will be addressed.

Objectives

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Know when and how to use fundamental method validation principles and tools to develop and implement test methods.

  • Understand the MoU concept, terminologies, and practical guidelines for accreditation process

  • Understand method validation and its requirements

  • Select and apply the statistics required during method validation

  • Select and use the appropriate tools for an effective method validation study

  • Appreciate and understand the link between method validation, application, UoM, QC and risks.

  • Explain the concept of metrological traceability and the factors influencing UoM

  • Apply UoM calculations and understand the recording thereof.

Workshop description

Method validation is an important component in establishing and ensuring the quality of results obtained from a test method. It cannot be guaranteed that data will be fit for purpose unless the performance of the test method has been studied and demonstrated to be adequate. Method validation therefore provides evidence that a test method is capable of providing data that are suitable for a particular clinical application.

Target group

Clinical or industrial Quality control managers /research officers

Clinical or industrial Laboratory technologists and technicians

Clinical or industrial Laboratory managers

Facilitators: Dr E Kampira, Dr G Chirambo, Dr M. Nliwasa, Dr A Kumitawa, Mr H.Malata and Mrs P.Katundu

Workshop Coordinator: Mr W.Kipandula, College of Medicine, Blantyre.

Workshop fee: USD100 per participant. Course fees cover course materials, meals and refreshments.

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted to rsccourses@medcol.mw (with a copy to sec.mls@medcol.mw and info@medcol.mw ) no later than 27th July, 2018. For more information contact the training coordinator at wkipandula@medcol.mw . Follow the link below to download the registration form.

Method Validation Workshop Registration form

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi with a mission “to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region”. Through postgraduate training, CoM expects to develop and mentor clinicians, public health practitioners and scientists who will become leaders and game-changers in their areas of speciality to transform the health sector in Malawi and globally. In pursuit of its mission, the CoM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to undergo training in the following postgraduate programs:

  1. Masters in Medicine (MMed)

These are 4-year medical specialty training programs in the following areas:

  1. General Surgery

  2. Internal Medicine

  3. Ophthalmology

  4. Orthopaedics

  5. Paediatrics and Child Health

  6. Anaesthesia

  7. Psychiatry

  8. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  9. Family Medicine

  10. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

  11. Emergency Medicine

Scholarships: With funding from several agencies, highly competitive scholarships are available for applicants interested in the following specialties; Paediatrics & Child Health, General Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine. In Internal Medicine, there will be opportunities to study in the United Kingdom in salaried training posts in the final 2 years of the training program. Details, terms and conditions for these scholarships are available from the relevant CoM Heads of Departments who can be contacted through the Postgraduate Administrative Assistant (postgraduateadmin@medcol.mw). Applicants interested in Internal Medicine should contact Dr Jane Mallewa (jmallewa@medcol.mw). Those interested in Family Medicine please visit this website: http://sphfm.medcol.mw/mph/family-medicine

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university

  2. Proof of registration with the Medical Council of Malawi as a Medical Practitioner

  3. One year post-internship work experience

The CoM receives applications all year round. However, the deadline for receiving applications is 27th July 2018 for the MMed admissions scheduled for September 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews to be conducted in early August 2018.

  1. Clinical Fellowships

These are 5 years surgical specialty training programs offered by College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). The first 2 years of the training programme are common to all surgical subspecialties leading to a membership qualification. The subsequent 3 years are subspecialty specific leading to a fellowship qualification in the following areas:

  1. General Surgery

  2. Orthopaedics

  3. Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

  4. Plastic Surgery

  5. Paediatric Surgery

Fellowship training programs in General surgery and Orthopaedics will be conducted at either Kamuzu Central Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, while ENT, Paediatric Surgery and Plastic Surgery will only be conducted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. With funding from the Norwegian Government training scholarships are available for those who are successfully enrolled into the COSECSA programmes.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university

  2. Proof of registration with the Medical Council of Malawi as a Medical Practitioner

  3. One year post-internship work experience

The CoM receives applications all year round. COSECSA candidates can begin training at any time of the year but must be registered by 31st March.

  1. Master of Science (Antimicrobial Stewardship)

This is a 2-year full research or online MSc programme for aspiring biomedical scientists, social scientists or health practitioners interested to pursue a career in the broad area of antibiotic stewardship and conservation, with specific interest in Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Social Science.

All Candidates will be supervised by faculty from the University of Malawi, who will have joint mentors from University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and University of Tromso (Norway). Candidates for on-line MSc will spend at least 18 months undertaking online coursework in addition to the 12 months of research project implementation. Details of this programme are available on the CoM website (www.medcol.mw)

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university

  2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential

  3. Prior Research experience or scientific publications is desirable

Suitably qualified individuals should indicate, in their application letter, their preferred area of study. Limited scholarships (i.e. waiver of tuition fees and support for material costs) are available, particularly for female students and students living with disabilities.

The deadline for receiving MSc applications is 27th July 2018 for admissions scheduled for September 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews to be conducted in early August 2018.

  1. Master of Science in Bioinformatics

This is a two-year MSc programme with course work in the first year and research in the second year. Field specialisation will be done in the second year based one’s research project. The programme is suitable for applicants with sciences background such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Laboratory Sciences, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry and any other relevant mathematical sciences discipline. MSc Bioinformatics graduates become experts to pursue careers in using or developing bioinformatics tools for storage and analysis of large molecular biology datasets in various research and medical institutions. Bioinformaticians also make excellent systems administrators or ICT managers. Details of this programme are available on the CoM website (www.bioinformatics.medcol.mw)

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university

  2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential

  3. Prior Research experience or scientific publications will be an added advantage.

The deadline for receiving MSc applications is 27th July for admissions scheduled for September 2018.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 3-4 years for PhD). Candidates may apply to be considered for (a) the University of Malawi PhD degree program or (b) the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.

Admission Requirements

  1. Masters degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university or;

  2. A medical degree or its equivalent, or appropriate honours degree in the first or upper second division in a relevant discipline

Applicants are strongly advised to have preliminary discussions with the relevant Heads of academic departments at CoM or Project Directors to enable matching of prospective student to supervisors or research groups and to develop research concepts before submitting an application. Applicants without approved research concepts and/or supervisors will not be shortlisted. Those applying for PhDs within the Department of Public Health should contact Dr Charles Mangani (hodpublichealth@medcol.mw) and are encouraged to visit the school website for potential supervisors on http://sphfm.medcol.mw/sphfm/.

The CoM accepts MPhil/PhD applications all year round but candidates can commence their studies on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October each year.

Applications for all postgraduate programs should include:

  1. A completed postgraduate application form. The forms are available at www.medcol.mw/application-forms/or CoM Central Registry

  2. Sealed academic transcripts

  3. Authenticated copies of academic certificates

  4. Authenticated copies of professional registration certificates where applicable

  5. Letter of release from employers (if employed)

  6. Proof of funding (e.g. sponsorship agreement letter). Where applicants intend to sponsor themselves, copies of appropriate financial records must be submitted e.g. bank reference.

  7. Reference letters (one academic and one professional)

A non-refundable application fee of MK10000.00 for Malawians and $300.00 for non-Malawians.

Payment should be made to:

COM POSTGRADUATE POOL

NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI

CHICHIRI BRANCH

ACCOUNT NUMBER : 698881

CURRENT ACCOUNT

Application forms that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be processed.

Completed application should be sent:

The Registrar

College of Medicine

Private Bag 360

Chichiri

Blantyre 3, Malawi

Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic)

Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700

E-mail: admissions@medcol.mw

Copy: postgraduateadmin@medcol.mw

Postgraduate_ADVERT – Sept 2018 intake

Basic Good Clinical Laboratory Practice

College of Medicine

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

BASIC GOOD CLINICAL LABORATORY PRACTICES

Dates: 16-18 July 2018

Facilitation: Research Support Centre

Venue: College of Medicine, Histopathology 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 14th July 2018. 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

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