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Mission Statement

The Department of Medicine’s main aim is to provide the infrastructure for the qualification of medical doctors with a very sound knowledge base, practical experience and professional values of a very high standard. It does this through a varied programme of studies which includes a vast range of lectures in all specialties, small group teaching for the various skills needed and formal assessment through well-structured exams.

The clinical teaching is spread over six semesters with the bedside teaching being held in the outpatient departments and wards of Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, the main teaching hospital of the University of Malta.

Tutorial sessions are the most important feature of the teaching programme and lectures serve to provide general direction and a consolidating structure for the learning experience.  Whenever possible, clinical teaching is case-based, evidence-based and interactive, seeking to prepare students for professional practice in patients’ best interests.

The Department‘s targets follow the European Union Tuning Project [pdf]  learning outcomes and competences for undergraduate medical education.

Professor Stephen Montefort MD, PhD(Soton), FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Edin,) FRCP(Glasgow), FACP, FEFIM, FCCP
Head, Department of Medicine
University of Malta Medical School


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