Doctor of Medicine, MD

General

Programme Description

eucmd Students are taught and trained in Cyprus. Teaching is conducted in English, with a minimum workload of 360 ECTS of the education and training required to complete the Doctor of Medicine Degree over six years. No ‘premedical’ coursework is required as the program of study provides an all-inclusive, full basic sciences thematic unit. The early exposure of students to clinical experiences emphasizes the importance of the basic sciences to its clinical application and serves to stimulate students’ interests in medicine. Graduates of European University Cyprus School of Medicine can exercise their profession in any country of the European Union and other international healthcare systems.

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives

The student who has completed the medical program at European University Cyprus will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Adequate knowledge of the sciences on which medicine is based and a good understanding of the scientific methods including the principles of measuring biological functions, the evaluation of scientifically established facts and the analysis of data;
  • Sufficient understanding of the structure, functions, and behavior of healthy and sick persons, as well as relations between the state of health and physical and social surroundings of the human being;
  • Adequate knowledge of clinical disciplines and practices, providing him or her with a coherent picture of mental and physical diseases, of medicine from the points of view of prophylaxis, diagnosis, and therapy and of human reproduction;
  • Suitable clinical experience in hospitals under appropriate supervision.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate that they have adequate knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences that constitute the foundations of modern medicine;
  • Diagnose common conditions encountered in medical practice and to provide appropriate treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of these conditions;
  • Recognise and make appropriate medical interventions in life-threatening situations that patients may be in;
  • Have the necessary skills for carrying out essential medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures that may be required in daily practice;
  • Communicate effectively with their patients, recognizing the personal, psychological, social and cultural circumstances of each patient, and to communicate with other physicians and health workers that they encounter in daily practice;
  • Demonstrate that they understand the determinants of health of populations and the methods of promoting health and preventing disease of the population, as well as the basic principles of the organisation and management of the health care system;
  • Use currently available information technology for the recording and retrieval of patient information, as well as for analyzing data for the purposes of research;
  • Design and apply research protocols in the basic and clinical sciences and to analyse and present the results of such research and to understand the results of published research papers and scientific presentations;
  • Pursue lifelong learning and self-improvement and to apply for evidence-based medical advances;
  • Comprehend and adhere to the principles of medical ethics in their relationships with patients, other medical practitioners and health workers and the public at large.

Employment Opportunities

Government Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Private/Personal Clinics etc.

Last updated Nov 2017

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European University Cyprus is actively engaged with local, regional and global partners to promote opportunities for long-term strategic research partnerships and innovative programs of study.

European University Cyprus is actively engaged with local, regional and global partners to promote opportunities for long-term strategic research partnerships and innovative programs of study. Read Less