Bachelor's Degree in Medicine (UAB-UPF)
The Bachelor's Degree in Medicine trains up versatile doctors who are able to exercise their profession with excellence in various contexts. This degree is taught jointly with Pompeu Fabra University and classes take place at the Teaching Unit of the Mar Health Park. The lecturers of the Faculty of Medicine of the UAB are responsible for most of the clinical training.
The following specialisations are offered:
- Community Medicine
- Biomedical Research
- Healthcare Management
The objectives that students have to achieve are as follows.
- Learn the scientific foundations of medicine, particularly the structure and function of the human body and its molecules, cells, tissues and organs; the bases of human behaviour; the effects diseases have on the organism; the factors that cause diseases and the foundations of therapeutic interventions based on available scientific evidence.
- Obtain the clinical skills needed for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, especially in the preparation of clinical records, when carrying out physical and mental examinations, making diagnostics, treatment of emergency cases, establishing preventive measures and acquiring clinical experience in different health sectors.
- Acquire professional values and ethical attitudes and conduct by recognising the essential elements belonging to the medicine profession, the application of social justice principles, the development of a professional practice with respect for the autonomy of patients, and the need to update professional skills and assimilate new knowledge.
The ideal student for this course should have the following qualities:
Responsibility and observation
Visual and auditory memory
Capacity for analysis
Ability to make decisions
Practice of medicine in public and private healthcare on completion of the corresponding specialist training. Other career options include: careers in biomedical research, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology or in public healthcare and healthcare management after undergoing specific training through master's degrees and PhDs.
ECTS methodology implies continuous assessment of all students' work.
The large amount of practical work means that this degree must be taken full-time.
Lectures will be given in both mornings and afternoons, with approximately 45 hours of academic work per week (including on-site and distance learning and independent study).
Number of credits: 360 ECTS
Duration: 6 years
Other participating universities: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Period of study: Every term, with a final assessment at the end of each term.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time