MBBS program at the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka is a five-year program, module based and is divided into three phases; Preclinical, Para clinical and Clinical. Prior to the commencement of academic program all students will be enrolled for orientation program which is also called Professional Transition Program (PTP).Preclinical phase runs over the first three semesters after which there will be a comprehensive examination. Marks obtained at the module examinations and the comprehensive examination contributes to the 2nd MBBS barrier examination. This is followed by paraclinical and clinical phases which are overlapped in the semesters 4 to 7. Last three semesters are exclusively for clinical disciplines. The weight age of modules are expressed in hours.
Teaching/Learning activities are aimed at self-learning, group learning, critical thinking, problem solving and life-long learning, and includes traditional lectures, small group discussions, assignments, team-based learning, flipped class room learning, seminars, practical sessions, cadaver dissections, case discussions and presentations, use of teaching/learning aids such as audio-video material, models, prosected specimens, clinical case discussions etc. There will be clinical exposure commencing from the first semester itself.
Modules are assessed in both in-course and end-course examinations and also in three composite examinations; second MBBS examination, Third MBBS examination and Final MBBS examination. The assessment done at the end of modules in the preclinical phase is a progress point examination (the students cannot progress to the next component of the curriculum without successful completion of this examination). This examination is named as the second MBBS examination. In the second MBBS examination assessment will include cumulative knowledge of all the modules of preclinical phase.