Degree in Medicine

360 credits - Faculty of Medicine
Title
Official
Start Year
2016-17
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Public tuition prices per credit . Academic Year 2018-19
  • 1st registration : 20,82€
  • 2nd registration : 46,26€
  • 3rd registration : 100,16€
  • 4th registration : 138,79€

  Skills

Core Competences

  • A.Professional values, attitudes, and ethical behaviours
    • A1.Recognising the elements that are essential to the medical profession, including ethics, legal responsibilities, and professional patient-centred practice.

    • A2.Understanding the importance of these principles to the wellbeing of the patient, society, and the profession, with special attention to confidentiality.

    • A2.Knowing how to apply the principle of social justice to professional practice and understanding the ethical implications of health in an ever changing global context.

    • A4.Implementing the professional practice with respect to the patient's autonomy, beliefs, and culture.

    • A5.Recognizing one's own limitations and the need to maintain professional abilities and keep them current by teaching oneself new knowledge and techniques.

    • A6.Carrying out the professional practice with other healthcare professionals in order to learn teamworking skills.

  • B.The scientific foundation of medicine.
    • B7.Understanding and recognizing the structure and normal functioning of the human body at a molecular, cellular, tissular, organic, and system level, as well as during the different stages of life for both sexes.

    • B8.Recognizing the basis for normal human behaviour and how it can change.
    • B9.Understanding and recognising the effects, mechanisms, and signs of disease on the structure and functioning of the human body.
    • B10.Understanding and recognising the causes and risk factors involved with the state of health and the development of illness.
    • B11.Understanding and recognising the effects of growth, development, and aging on individuals and the social environment.
    • B12.Understanding the basics regarding actions, indicators, and effectiveness of therapeutic procedures based on the available scientific information.
  • C.Clinical skills
    • C13.Obtaining and creating a medical history that contains all relevant information

    • C14.Performing a physical examination and a mental evaluation.
    • C15.Having the ability to create a fair initial diagnostic and reasonable diagnosis strategy
    • C16.Recognizing and handling situations that present an immediate danger to life and others that require immediate attention.
    • C17.Establishing a diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment by applying principles based on the best possible information in clinically safe conditions.
    • C18.Finding the most appropriate treatment for the most common acute and chronic illnesses as well as treatments for terminal illnesses.
    • C19.Creating and proposing appropriate preventative measures for all medical situations.
    • C20.Acquiring suitable clinical experience; basic clinic management knowledge focused on the patient; and knowledge on how to appropriately use tests, medicines, and other healthcare system resources while under supervision in hospitals, health centres, or other healthcare institutions.
  • D.Communication abilities
    • D21.Carefully listening, gathering, and synthesising information pertinent to the problems afflicting patients and understanding this information.

    • D22.Drafting medical histories and other medical documents in a way that is understandable to third parties.
    • D23.Effectively, empathetically, and clearly communicating, both orally and in writing, with patients, family members, the media, and other professionals.
  • E.Public health and healthcare systems
    • E25.Recognizing the determinants of health in a population, including those that are genetic, gender and lifestyle based, demographic, environmental, social, economic, psychological, and cultural.

    • E26.Taking a role in the preventative and protective measures against illness, injuries, and accidents, as well as in the upkeep and advocacy of healthcare at both the individual and community levels.
    • E27.Taking a role on teams made up of different professionals and leading when appropriate, in healthcare for citizens as well as for healthcare advocacy presentations.
    • E28.Gathering and using epidemiological data, and evaluating trends and risks for healthcare related decision making.
    • E29.Having knowledge of national and international healthcare organizations, and of the scope and determinants of different health systems.
    • E30.Understanding the National Health System and health legislation.
  • F.Information management
    • F31.Understanding, critically assessing, and knowing how to use biomedical and clinical information sources for gathering, organizing, interpreting, and communicating scientific and health-related information.
    • F32.Knowing how to use information technology and communications in clinical, therapeutic, preventative, and research related activities.
    • F33.Keeping and using patient information records for posterior analysis, while always maintaining data confidentiality.
  • G.Critical analysis and research
    • G34. Having a critical, creative, constructively sceptical, and research-oriented point of view regarding professional activities.

    • G35.Understanding the importance and limitations of scientific thought in the study, prevention, and management of illnesses.
    • G36.Being able to develop hypotheses, and gather and critically evaluate information in order to solve problems via the scientific method.
    • G37.Adquiring the core training necessary for research.
  • H.English
    • H38.Understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in English at a B2 level, as established by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Specific Skills

  • CM1.Morphology, Structure, and Function of the Human Body
    • CM1-1.Understanding the structure and function of cells.
    • CM1-2.Understanding biomolecules, metabolism, and metabolic regulation and integration.
    • CM1-3.Understanding the basic principles of human nutrition.
    • CM1-4.Understanding cellular communication as well as the composition and function of excitable membranes.
    • CM1-5.Understanding the cellular cycle and cellular differentiation and proliferation.
    • CM1-6.Understanding genetic information, expression, and regulation. Understanding the mechanisms behind inheritance.
    • CM1-7.Understanding embryonic development and organogenesis.
    • CM1-8.Understanding the morphology, structure, and function of the skin; blood; circulatory, digestive, musculoskeletal, reproductive, excretory, and respiratory systems; the endocrine system; the immune system; and the central and peripheral nervous systems.
    • CM1-9.Understanding the growth, maturing, and ageing of the various systems.
    • CM1-10.Understanding homeostasis and the mechanisms for adapting to the environment.
    • CM1-11.Handling materials and carrying out basic laboratory techniques. Interpreting an analysis.
    • CM1-12.Recognizing the morphology and structure of tissue, organs, and systems using macroscopic, microscopic, and imaging techniques.
    • CM1-13.Determining and interpreting vital signs via functional tests.
    • CM1-14.Detecting the most prevalent abnormalities via a basic physical examination.
  • CM2.Medicina Social, Communication Skills, and an Introduction to Research
    • CM2-1.Understanding the legal basics of carrying out the profession of medical doctor. Informed consent. Confidentiality.
    • CM2-2.Recognizing, diagnosing, and designing treatment for physical and mental injuries.
    • CM2-3.Understanding and recognizing the normal evolution of a cadaver. Carrying out post-mortem inspection. Understanding and applying the basics of medical criminology and drafting medical-legal documents regarding the social and legal implications of death.
    • CM2-4.Understanding basic medical ethics and bioethics. Resolving ethical conflicts. Applying the professional values of excellence, altruism, a sense of duty, responsibility, integrity, and honesty to practicing the profession. Recognizing the need to maintain professional abilities. Knowing how to practice the profession while respecting patients' autonomy, their beliefs, and their culture.
    • CM2-5.Understanding the principles and applying the methods of preventative medicine and public health. Understanding risk factors and disease prevention factors. Recognizing health determinants within a population. Understanding health indicators. Planning and evaluating health programmes. Identifying preventative and protective measures against diseases, injuries, and accidents. Assessing the quality of care and strategies for patients.
    • CM2-6.Understanding, critically evaluating, and knowing how to use clinical and biomedical information sources and technology to gather, organize, interpret, and communicate clinical, scientific, and health information.
    • CM2-7.Understanding the basic concepts of biostatistics and its application to the medical sciences. Being able to design and carry out simple statistical analyses using computer programmes and interpreting the results. Understanding and interpreting statistical data in medical literature.
    • CM2-8.Understanding the history of health and illness. Being aware of the existence and principles of alternative medicine. Acquiring knowledge of homeopathy.
    • CM2-9.Using systems for searching for and retrieving biomedical information.
    • CM2-10.Understanding and handling clinical documentation procedures.
    • CM2-11.Understanding and critically interpreting scientific texts. Understanding the principles of the scientific method, biomedical research, and clinical testing.
    • CM2-12.Understanding the principles of telemedicine.
    • CM2-13.Understanding and managing evidence-based principles of medicine.
    • CM2-14.Understanding aspects regarding communication with patients, family members, and the social environment: clinical relationship models, interviews, verbal and non-verbal communication, and communication breakdowns. Giving bad news.
    • CM2-15.Drafting reports, instructions, and other records in a way that is understandable to the patients, family members, and other professionals. 
    • CM2-16.In public, carrying out oral and written presentations of scientific and/or professional works.
    • CM2-17.Acquisition of abilities related to the prevention of major public health problems and the promotion of health on a personal and community level.
  • CM3.Clinical Training
    • CM3-1.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main skin diseases and conditions.
    • CM3-2.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main blood diseases and conditions.
    • CM3-3.Understanding pregnancy, normal and pathological birth, the postpartum period, and sexually transmitted diseases. Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main gynaecological diseases and conditions. Understanding contraceptive and fertility methods.
    • CM3-4.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main ophthalmological diseases and conditions.
    • CM3-5.Understanding, diagnosing, and treating tumour diseases.
    • CM3-6.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main ear, nose, and throat diseases and conditions.
    • CM3-7.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main cardiovascular diseases and conditions.
    • CM3-8.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main diseases and conditions of the digestive system.
    • CM3-9.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main nephrological diseases and conditions.
    • CM3-10.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main diseases and conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
    • CM3-11.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main diseases and conditions of the respiratory system.
    • CM3-12.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main diseases and conditions of the endocrine system.
    • CM3-13.Recognizing and understanding nutritional diseases.
    • CM3-14.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main diseases and conditions of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
    • CM3-15.Understanding the main infectious agents and how they work.
    • CM3-16.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main infectious diseases affecting the systems and organs of the human body.
    • CM3-17.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main diseases and conditions of the immune system.
    • CM3-18.Understanding the morpho-functional characteristics of new-borns, children, and adolescents. Understanding the growth process. Understanding the different characteristics of premature new-borns. Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing the care of the main paediatric diseases and conditions. Understanding the basics of childhood nutrition.
    • CM3-19.Understanding genetic counselling and diagnostics.
    • CM3-20.Understanding childhood and adolescent cognitive, emotional, and psychological development. Understanding the biological, psychological, and social basics of personality and behaviour.
    • CM3-21.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for psychiatric disorders. Understanding the main lines of psychotherapy. Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for the main intoxications.
    • CM3-22.Understanding palliative medicine and its methodology.
    • CM3-23.Recognizing the main diseases and conditions in the elderly.
    • CM3-24.Understanding family and community medicine. Understanding the living environment of persons with diseases and promoting health in the family and community environments.
    • CM3-25.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care in life-threatening situations.
    • CM3-26.Knowing how to perform a complete anamnesis focused on the patient and his/her different diseases or conditions, and interpreting the results.
    • CM3-27.Knowing how to perform a physical examination of the organs and systems as well as a psychopathological examination and interpret their results.
    • CM3-28.Knowing how to assess changes to clinical parameters at different ages.
    • CM3-29.Knowing how to examine and monitor a pregnancy.
    • CM3-30.Designing and applying an action plan, focused on the needs of the patients as well as on the family and social environment, that addresses the patient's symptoms.
    • CM3-31.Knowing basic and advanced life support techniques.
    • CM3-32.Recognizing, diagnosing, and directing care for diseases and conditions related to clinical toxicology.
  • CM4.Procedures, Diagnoses, and Therapies
    • CM4-1.Assessing the risk/benefit relationship of procedures and treatments.

    • CM4-2.Understanding the results of biochemical, haematological, immunological, microbiological, histopathological, and imaging tests.
    • CM4-3.Understanding the characteristics of tissues in different states of injury, adaptation, and cell death.
    • CM4-4.Understanding the mechanisms behind inflammation.
    • CM4-5.Understanding changes to cellular growth.
    • CM4-6.Understanding the pathological anatomy of the different organs and systems.
    • CM4-7.Understanding biochemical, cytogenetic, and molecular biological markers and how they apply to clinical diagnosis.
    • CM4-8.Understanding the basics of microbiology and parasitology. Understanding the main methods for microbiological and parasitological diagnosis and how to interpret their results.
    • CM4-9.Understanding the basics of how radiation interacts with the human body.
    • CM4-10.Recognizing an X-ray image. Understanding the basic radiological semiology of different organs and systems.
    • CM4-11.Understanding other techniques of diagnostic imaging.
    • CM4-12.Assessing the indications and contraindications of radiological studies.
    • CM4-13.Having the ability to apply radiology protection during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using ionizing radiation.
    • CM4-14.Understanding the main groups of pharmaceuticals, dosages, routes of administration, and pharmacokinetics. Understanding their interaction and side effects. Gathering knowledge on prescription and pharmacovigilance. Understanding the pharmacology of different organs and systems. Understanding analgesic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory medicines.
    • CM4-15.Understanding the basic principles of anaesthesia and recovery.
    • CM4-16."Understanding the basic principles of nutrition and diet therapy, and how it can be applied to promote health as well as the prevention and treatment of diseases."
    • CM4-17.Understanding the main guidelines of electrophysiological techniques (ECG, EEG, EMG, and others).
    • CM4-18.Understanding the pathophysiology of injuries (including burns, frostbites, and other types of injuries). Understanding scaring, surgical bleeding, and thromboembolic prophylaxis.
    • CM4-19.Understanding general surgical guidelines, postoperative risks, and postoperative complications.
    • CM4-20.Understanding transfusions and transplants.
    • CM4-21.Understanding the principles and guidelines of radiation therapy.
    • CM4-22.Understanding the basics of rehabilitation, the promotion of self-sufficiency, functional adaptation to surroundings, and other physical processes on morbidity, in order to improve the quality of life.
    • CM4-23.Knowing how to gather and prepare a biological sample for study for different diagnostic procedures.
    • CM4-24.Knowing how to interpret the results of different laboratory diagnostic tests.
    • CM4-25.Carrying out disinfection and sterilization techniques.
    • CM4-26.Knowing how to interpret an X-ray image.
    • CM4-27.Knowing how to appropriately use different medicines.
    • CM4-28.Knowing how to carry out and interpret an electrocardiogram and an electroencephalogram.
    • CM4-29.Correctly drafting medicinal prescriptions that are appropriate for each patient's individual situation and meet legal requirements.
    • CM4-30.Assessing a nutritional state and creating an appropriate diet based on specific circumstances.
    • CM4-31.Practicing basic surgical procedures, like disinfecting, homeostasis, and suturing wounds.
    • CM4-32.Understanding the variability in responses to medicines.
  • CM5.Supervised Practice
    • CM5-1.Incorporating the professional values, caring communication skills, clinical reasoning, clinical management, and critical thinking, into the areas of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, and other clinical fields, as well as taking note of the most prevalent health problems in these areas.