START YOUR DEGREE IN MEDICINE
EDU’s Degree in Medicine is a 5-year study programme designed to develop a new generation of physicians with 21st century skills. The programme combines theoretical learning in a digital environment with practical rotations held in EDU’s network of teaching hospitals. The Degree in Medicine is comprised of a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree (B.Med 180 ECTS) followed by a 2-year Master’s programme (M.Med 120 ECTS). As such, the Degree in Medicine covers more than 5,500 hours of theoretical education and practical clinical training. Its certification of at least 300 ECTS is fully compliant with the relevant European requirements.
Successful completion of the nine modules – usually after three years of study – earns students 180 ECTS credit points, and a Bachelor of Medicine degree. This degree is recognised as equivalent to medical Bachelor degrees with similar credit points across the European Union and beyond.
Our Medicine degree programme is a five-year full-time course consisting of 15 modules with both theoretical and practical elements, a Bachelor’s thesis in Year 3, and a final Master’s thesis executed in Year 5. Students have 7,500 hours of learning throughout their studies divided across contact hours such as lectures, self-study, clinical rotation and course assessments.
Students will be awarded their Medicine degree (M.Med) after earning 300 ECTS. Students earn 180 ECTS for the first three years (B.Med) and 120 ECTS during the fourth and fifth years (M.Med).*
*Upon successful completion of the B.Med degree, students can enrol into the M.Med programme.
Instead of the five-year full-time degree in Medicine, students can opt for a Bachelor of Medicine (B.Med) on successful completion of the first three years of their studies.
With 4 weeks of clinical rotation in every module, EDU Medical students enrolled on our Human Medicine degree programme have 15 months of closely supervised hands-on practical experience with patients at HELIOS Kliniken and other partner hospitals. Starting from Week 10, our students gain up to 2,400 hours of clinical experience throughout their medical studies. Our partnership with HELIOS Kliniken and other teaching hospitals enables EDU Medical students to enjoy a close doctor-student relationship.
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BACHELOR OF MEDICINE CURRICULUM
Going beyond the format of traditional medical instruction, EDU’s Bachelor of Medicine is inspired by the most reputable modern medical schools in the world. The point of departure for the development of the curriculum is the WFME Global Standards as published by the Institute for International Medical Education (IIME) Core Committee.
The IIME Core Committee has developed these “global minimum essential requirements” (GMER) and specified a concrete set of global minimum learning outcomes for each of them. The 60 overarching learning objectives form the comprehensive framework of knowledge that must be mastered by those wishing to pursue a career as a doctor. The curriculum of our B.Med and M.Med degree programmes are constructed around these standards.
MASTERS OF MEDICINE CURRICULUM
EDU’s Master of Medicine (M.Med) degree is built to take the Bachelor of Medicine (B.Med) to the next level. It is comprised of six modules, including a Master Thesis. The Master’s Degree in Human Medicine continues with the spiral integration of the content studied in the Bachelor’s. Students will delve deeper into the domains of medicine within their study of theoretical content to foster the development of problem-solving and critical thinking skills, while emphasis in the Master’s will be on treatment and clinical management of patients. The final goal of the Master’s is the training of professional and empathetic physicians capable of practising evidence-based medicine from day one, helping to improve the health and welfare of the population.Following successful completion of their B.Med degree, students are qualified to enrol in our Masters of Medicine (M.Med) programme accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) in Malta.
Clinical Rotations & Practical Skills
Because we are dedicated to training future medical professionals who will deliver the highest possible quality of medical treatment to their patients, this curriculum places a strong emphasis on practical experience. The programme is delivered in a holistic one course per trimester structure of intensive practical training rotations (4 weeks) in highly supervised small student teams.
EDU’s B.Med degree is both an academic degree and a professional qualification, opening a variety of interesting career options in healthcare. Graduates of EDU’s B.Med programme are subsequently qualified to enrol in EDU’s M.Med degree programme. EDU’s M.Med degree holders can apply for a medical license in any EU member state, where proficiency in the intended language of practice must be shown.
Fees & Tuition
When you study at EDU, you are obligated to pay annual tuition and associated fees. These include, but are not limited to, a non-recurring matriculation fee, which is applied to your full payment of tuition upon your confirmation of attendance.
For more details, consult our Tuition and Fee Regulations.
BACHELOR’S DEGREE COURSE REGULATIONS
For more information on the rules and regulations governing the entire Bachelor of Medicine programme, including admission requirements, course duration and structure, grading and assessment standards, visit our Admissions page, and feel free to download our Degree Course Regulations document below.