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UCC offers a five-year integrated medical course that provides its students with engaging small-group teaching as well as early clinical exposure as part of their unique medical programme.
Each year offers both core modules and elective modules that explore biomedical and clinical sciences, psycho-social sciences, public health, ethics, law and more. The integration of these different types of modules allows students to develop an all-encompassing understanding of Medicine and clinical practice and allows them to shape into intelligent and compassionate doctors.
Students are taught basic clinical skills early on, such as communication, examination and history-taking, in a patient-focused manner. In the third year from the second semester onwards, students will begin undertaking extensive clinical placements in hospitals and GPs in Cork and wider Munster. During this timeclinical education greatly expands and advanced clinical skills will be developed and honed.
UCC place a strong emphasis on research and provide many opportunities for students to engage in projects and gain valuable research skills. The medical course also offers student-selected modules and humanities workshops to give students a chance to explore deeper into areas of interest to them both within the medical field and beyond.