Programme Description

Programme Description

University of Malta

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

​​Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Sciences
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2019)


For Years One and Two, please refer to the M.D. programme.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MDS3105 Research Project 1: Technical Optimisation 16 ECTS (NC)
MDS3106 Research Project 2: Clinical Application 16 ECTS (NC)

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS (NC)
MDS3101 Basic Research Methodology 4 ECTS (NC)
MMB3001 Theoretical Backgrounds to Biomedical Research 4 ECTS (NC)
MMB3002 Introduction to Bioinformatics 4 ECTS (NC)
MMB3003 Methods of Biomedical Analysis 8 ECTS (NC)

Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MDS3104 Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) in Medical Research 6 ECTS (NC)

Requirement for successful completion of Year III: 60 credits

Requirement for successful completion of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Sciences: 180 credits.

This programme of study is governed by the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery Degree Course Regulations, 2013 under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
Last Updated: 15 April 2019
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.