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During the five-year medical training offered by the University of Aberdeen’s, students are continuously guided to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for practicing medicine. The integrated course of the University of Aberdeen starts with two major organ systems: the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. As the teaching progresses, students will be given clinical scenarios to develop the appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms.
In the final two years involve further clinical education through many blocks of placements in various hospital and community settings. During these years students will take on specialist placements in disciplines including Child Health, Acute medicine, Women’s health, Psychiatry, etc.
Students will also learn how to conduct a thorough clinical examination for each organ system, which solidifies their information and helps them correlate theoretical education to real-life patients. During the second year, students continue following the system-based training, with weekly clinical attachments. Furthermore, the shadowing of minor injury nurse specialists is possible.
Every year, Student Selected Components (SSC) become available, which allow students to pursue different areas of expertise. In the third year, SSC adds the option to study a variety of topics within Medical Humanities alongside clinical placements. In year four, you will obtain the diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge to treat patients. The programme consists of nine five-week blocks, where you will learn about various clinical (e.g., dermatology) and surgical specialties (e.g., general surgery). In the final year, you will sharpen your skills to prepare for a safe, science-based practice of medicine.
Ranked 4th in Complete University Guide, the University of Aberdeen is one of the best Scottish medical Schools to learn medicine.
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