Welcome to Texila American University, Zambia

Medicine Program

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree programme produces competent doctors with the requisite attitudes, knowledge and skills to enter the health care field with confidence. The programme offers a comprehensive approach to health care that is balanced between preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health care, in a Primary Health Care or community setting.

Program Specification

  • 5 years

Candidates holding the following qualifications are eligible for admission:

  • Health professions foundation programme or natural science program with a minimum duration of 1 year or more.
  • Diagnose and manage clinical conditions, and carry out practical procedures to provide safe patient care
  • Using digital technology responsibly to enhance medical practice
  • Critically appraise and apply knowledge to problem solve and make sound professional and patient care decisions
  • Find healthcare solutions through the application of evidence based practice
  • Demonstrate collaborative practice within a health care team to provide safe, high quality medical care
  • Communicate complex knowledge, skills and ideas to patients, carers, colleagues and communities, and the wider community by selecting appropriate communication modes whilst demonstrating collaboration and teamwork in caring for patients, professionalism, well developed judgement, adaptability, accountability and responsibility
  • Prioritise prevention and implement holistic approaches to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations. Public health advocates committed to advancing the health and wellbeing of rural, remote, Indigenous and marginalised individuals and communities

The 18-months curriculum follows the semester system and includes:

  • Part A (Advanced level natural sciences in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) for two semesters.
  • Part B (Health Professional Development Courses) for one semester.