Name of programme MEDICINE
Qualification awarded Medical Doctor, Master in Health Sciences
Field of study Medicine
Study area Health Sciences
Length of the programme 6 years
Scope of programme (ECTS) 360 ECTS
Language of instruction English
Location Vilnius, Lithuania
Starting date 1st September
Tuition fee for Non-EU students TBC
Why stydy Medicine?
· To ensure the quality of studies students are taught in small groups (8-10 students per group)
· The programme incorporates the classical teaching model in order to develop a firm foundation in basic science before entering the clinical field
· A unique opportunity to practice in one of the six largest Lithuanian hospitals an benefit from early interaction with patients through visits to general practices
· Integrated internship
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
· Applicants should have completed biology and chemistry courses at the secondary education level;
· Completion of either a physics or mathematics course at the secondary education level is an advantage.
· SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M MIN score: 500. SAT exam is taken at home country.
· Only the selected candidates will be invited for the interview
Accepted students will be required to study the Lithuanian language, which will be a part of their curriculum.
The objective. A holder of doctor’s professional qualification possess: adequate knowledge of the sciences on which medicine is based and a good understanding of the scientific methods; sufficient understanding of the structure, functions and behaviour 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.
Career opportunities. A graduate can be employed in commercial structures dealing with medical equipment or pharmaceutical companies, however, for independent medical practice further studies are needed.
Access to further studies. Access to the third cycle (residency) studies in accordance with the legal acts of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and the other legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania.
In the first 2 years, basic medical science is taught as a series of courses organised into four concurrent themes: molecular/cellular aspects of medicine, human structure and function, healthcare in the community, and early clinical and professional development. The integration of science and clinical practice starts at the beginning of the courses. Through a series of lectures, seminars, and visits to general practices and hospitals, you will be familiarised with patient contact and learn the principals of clinical history taking and examination. Student-selected components allow for the study of topics in depth. Following this, you will move into the clinical phases where you will rotate through a series of placements at major teaching trusts throughout the region and community.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
A Medical doctor possesses skills in using main clinical methods, including taking and writing a detailed medical case history, performing physical examination and assessment of mental status, interpretation of patients’ case history results, physical, laboratory and instrumental examination, identification of patients problems, determination of preliminary diagnosis, assessment and treatment plans. He/she also possesses the main clinical skills including basic and advanced life support, venous puncture, as well as scientific research, communication, professional ethics, informational technology skills.