Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
(M.D.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2021)

YEAR ONE

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)

MDS1004 Cardiovascular System 10 ECTS (NC)
MDS1011 Medical Leadership - Interpersonal Communication Skills and Teamwork 2 ECTS (NC)
MDS1012 Musculoskeletal System 8 ECTS (NC)
MDS1015 Anatomy Practical Skills 1 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

MDS1005 Respiratory System 6 ECTS (NC)
MDS1013 Organisation of the Body 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS1021 Cell Biology and Biochemistry 5 ECTS (NC)
MDS1023 Introduction to Medical Ethics and Professionalism 2 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

MDS1010 Blood and Body Defence Mechanisms 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS1014 Renal System 5 ECTS (NC)
MDS1026 Molecular Biology and Genetics 6 ECTS (NC)
MDS1029 Reproduction 4 ECTS (NC)




YEAR TWO

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)

MDS2009 Pharmacology 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS2028 Anatomy and Physiology Projects 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS2029 Integrated Biomedical Sciences 10 ECTS (NC)
MDS2030 Anatomy Practical Skills 2 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

MDS2004 Microbiology 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS2034 Psychological and Social Aspects of Health Care and Ethics 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS2025 Medical Leadership - Intrapersonal Communication Skills 1 2 ECTS (NC)
MDS2026 Integrated Metabolism and Endocrinology 6 ECTS (NC)
MDS2031 Gastrointestinal System 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS2032 Nervous System 1 7 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

MDS2008 Pathology 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS2033 Nervous System 2 7 ECTS (NC)




YEAR THREE

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)

MDS3005 Surgery 1 (General Surgery) 8 ECTS (NC)
MDS3006 Surgery 2 (Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Urology) 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS3008 Medical Leadership - Intrapersonal Communication Skills 2 and Reflective Practice 2 ECTS (NC)
MDS3009 Pathology 10 ECTS (NC)
MDS3010 Integrated Clinical Skills 3 ECTS (NC)
MDS3011 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1 5 ECTS (NC)
MDS3013 Medicine 2 (Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Rheumatology) 8 ECTS (NC)
MDS3014 Surgery 3 (Orthopaedics and ENT) 7 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

MDS3001 Forensic Medicine 3 ECTS (NC)
MDS3002 Research Skills 2 ECTS (NC)
MDS3012 Medicine 1 (Cardiovascular and Respiratory) 8 ECTS (NC)




YEAR FOUR

Semester 1

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

MDS4012 Anaesthesia 3 ECTS (NC)
MDS4013 Neurology and Ophthalmology 6 ECTS (NC)
MDS4014 Dermatology, Venereology and Infectious Diseases 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS4015 Geriatric Medicine, Oncology and Palliative Care 5 ECTS (NC)
MDS4020 Psychiatry 11 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

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

MDS4016 Family Medicine 6 ECTS (NC)
MDS4017 Public Health 3 ECTS (NC)
MDS4018 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1 12 ECTS (NC)
MDS4019 Paediatrics 1 10 ECTS (NC)




YEAR FIVE

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)

MDS4029 Clinical Skills in Medicine 8 ECTS (NC)
MDS4030 Clinical Skills in Surgery 8 ECTS (NC)
MDS4031 Clinical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS4032 Clinical Skills in Paediatrics 4 ECTS (NC)
MDS4033 Essential Core Competences 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

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

MDS4024 Medicine 8 ECTS (NC)
MDS4025 Surgery 8 ECTS (NC)
MDS4026 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2 6 ECTS (NC)
MDS4027 Paediatrics 2 6 ECTS (NC)
MDS4028 Medical Leadership and Psychological and Social Aspects of Health Care 2 ECTS (NC)




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: 25 January 2021
 
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.

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