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3 Years Full Time
This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills, knowledge and experiential learning to enter the field of professional medicine.

Type: graduate degree

Duration: 5 years full time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Health psychology

  • Health policy and service provision

  • Doctor and his environment

  • Epidemiology and biostatistics

  • Concepts of health and disease

  • Molecules of body

  • Tissue of the body

  • Development of the body

  • Structure of the body

  • Electrical systems of the body

  • General skills

Second year subjects:

  • Principles of therapy and imaging

  • Urinary system

  • Musculoskeletal system

  • Immunology and haematology

  • Cardiovascular system

  • Metabolism

  • Infections

  • Membranes and receptors

  • Mechanisms of disease

Third year subjects:

  • Gastrointestinal system

  • Human diversity

  • Health and disease in populations

  • Human life cycle

  • Respiratory system

  • Ethical and legal aspects of medicine

  • Genital system

  • Reproduction

  • Exocrine and endocrine glands

  • Nervous system

Fourth year subjects:

  • Internal medicine (cardiology/neurology)

  • Surgery

  • Paediatrics

  • Obstetrics and gynaecology

  • Psychiatry (oncology)

Fifth year subjects:

  • Internal medicine

  • Surgery

  • Child health and psychiatry

  • Gynaecology and urology

  • Family medicine and anaesthesiology

  • Electives (refer to university prospectus)

Careers: doctor, specialist, surgeon.


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