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Medicine (DN400/MDS2)

Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ, Credits 360)
Academic Year 2024/2025
Study Abroad
Duration:
6 Year(s)
Next Intake:
2024/2025 September
General Entry Requirements (A-Level)

A*A*A/ A*AAC/ A*AA + B AS Level + Interview

Subject Requirements (Laboratory Science)

GCSE C / AS Level D

IB SL 4 / HL 3

Subject Requirements (Mathematics)

GCSE C / AS Level D

IB SL 4 / HL 3

General Entry Requirements (IB)

38 + Interview

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
Visit the UCD Global Undergraduate Entry Requirements webpage.

Curricular information is subject to change.

From your first day in the dissection lab to the start of your clinical training, student life at UCD Medicine is a stimulating, diverse and vibrant experience. When you choose Medicine at UCD, you choose early patient contact, a world-class curriculum and an unrivalled calendar of social and extra-curricular activities.

We believe passionately in training doctors who see the world through the eyes of the patient, and you will interact with and learn from patients throughout your time at UCD. You’ll shadow GPs, learn from patient educators and train at Ireland’s most extensive network of teaching hospitals.

The main hospitals associated with our programme are St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. In addition there are more than 20 other training hospitals and more than 100 primary care practices that facilitate your learning.You will also benefit from a diverse range of exciting international placement opportunities.

About this Course

First Year
Focuses on core sciences and their application to Medicine. Highlights include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Genetics
  • Human Ethics
  • Healthcare Imaging
  • Science Medicine & Society

Second Year
Focuses on the structure and function of healthy organ systems. Highlights include:

  • Anatomy Dissection
  • Interviewing patients in the community

Third & Fourth Year
Complete the study of organ systems in health and disease and begin clinical attachments. Highlights include:

  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Neurosciences
  • Clinical attachments in hospitals
  • Clinical Diagnosis & Therapeutics
  • Respiratory Diseases

Fifth & Sixth Year
Immersive clinical attachments, instruction in the various medical specialties, clinical elective and professional completion.
Highlights include:

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • General Practice & Community Medicine
  • Legal Medicine
  • Public Health Medicine
  • Professional Completion

The Medicine programme combines lectures, seminars, patient educator sessions, simulations, small group tutorials and clinical bedside learning. Assessment methods include end-of semester exams, practicals and continuous assessment.

Below is a list of all modules offered for this degree in the current academic year. Click on the module to discover what you will learn in the module, how you will learn and assessment feedback profile amongst other information.

Incoming Stage 1 undergraduates can usually select an Elective in the Spring Trimester. Most continuing undergraduate students can select up to two Elective modules (10 Credits) per stage. There is also the possibility to take up to 10 extra Elective credits.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
CHEM10130 Applied Intro. & Phys Chem Autumn

5

MDCS10310 Patients, Doctors & Healthcare Autumn

5

PATH10020 Basic Principles of Cell Biolo Autumn

5

PHYC10120 Physics in Medicine Autumn

5

RDGY10090 Healthcare Imaging and Information Systems Autumn

5

ZOOL10010 Medical Zoology Autumn

5

CHEM10080 Inorganic Chemistry Spring

5

CHEM10090 Organic Chemistry Spring

5

MDSA10210 Science Medicine and Society Spring

5

PATH10200 Basic Principles of Genetics Spring

5

PHYC10130 Physics II Medical Science Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options
     
MEIN10030 Multimedia Studies Spring

5

Stage 1 Options
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
ANAT20030 Basic Tissues & Early Develop Autumn

5

ANAT20080 Musculoskeletal Biology Autumn

5

GPRS20010 Clinical Science and Healthcare Informatics 1 Autumn

5

MDSA20210 Molecules in Medicine 2 Autumn

5

PHYS20100 Cell-Cell Signalling Autumn

5

MDSA20170 Vascular Biology Spring

5

MDSA20180 Cardiac Biology Spring

5

MDSA20190 Renal Biology Spring

5

MDSA20200 Respiratory Biology Spring

5

PHPS20010 Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Public Health Spring

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options
     
FDSC10010 Food Diet and Health Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

Stage 2 Options
     
Stage 3 Core Modules
     
ANAT20040 Neurosciences Autumn

5

ANAT20060 Locomotor Biology Autumn

5

MDSA20010 Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver Biology Autumn

5

MDSA20030 Endocrine Biology Autumn

5

PATH30080 Disease Mechanisms & Pharmacological Principles Autumn

5

MDSA30090 Understanding Disability for Healthcare Students Spring

5

MEMI30040 Principles of Infection and its Treatment Spring

5

PATH30060 Genetics, Perinatal and Paediatric Diseases Spring

5

PATH30190 Oncology & Immunopathology Spring

5

PHAR30110 Cardiovascular and Renal Diseases Spring

5

Stage 3 Core Modules
     
Stage 3 Options
     
ANAT20050 Basic Principles of Trauma Autumn

5

ANAT30000 Sonographic anatomy Autumn

5

PHYS30110 Adaptation to hypoxia: high altitude and lessons for disease Autumn

5

PATH30220 Rare Genetic Disorders Spring

5

Stage 3 Options
     
Stage 4 Core Modules
     
MDSA30050 Respiratory Disease Autumn

5

PATH30030 Haematology/Immunosuppression Autumn

5

PATH30040 GI/Hepatobiliary Diseases Autumn

5

PHAR30060 Central Nervous Systems Diseases Autumn

5

PHAR30070 Endocrine Diseases Autumn

5

MDSA30300 Clinical Skills Spring

10

MDSA30310 G.P. & Professionalism Spring

5

MDSA40060 Otolaryngology/Ophthalmology Spring

5

MEDN30000 Therapeutics Spring

10

Stage 4 Core Modules
     
Stage 4 Options
     
CLIP30240 Stem Cells in Medicine Autumn

5

PHYS30110 Adaptation to hypoxia: high altitude and lessons for disease Autumn

5

RDGY30470 Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Autumn

5

Stage 4 Options
     
Stage 5 Options
     
SURG40080 Surgery 2 Trimester duration (Aut-Spr)

20

FLME40130 Forensic & Legal Medicine Autumn

5

MEDN40090 Medicine I Autumn

10

PHPS30020 Public Health Medicine, Epidemiology & International Health Autumn

5

MDSA40140 Medicine in the Community Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

OBGY40110 Obstetrics & Gynaecology Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

PAED40120 Paediatrics Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

PSYC40150 Psychiatry Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

MDSA40160 Professional Completion Spring

20

MDSA40240 Medicine Elective Spring

10

MDSA40270 Clinical Elective A Spring

5

MEDN40100 Medicine II Spring

10

Extensive international links offer you a variety of opportunities to widen your experience. Scholarships awarded on the basis of an essay competition are available to support elective periods in centres of clinical and research excellence in the USA, Europe and Malaysia.

Graduates of the School have achieved worldwide recognition in clinical practice, research and healthcare leadership. Upon graduation, you must complete one year as an intern to gain full registration with the Irish Medical Council. You may then pursue training towards a career in a wide variety of specialties, in diverse settings, including hospitals and primary care facilities, or laboratory-based diagnosis and research.

Non-EU Undergraduate Fee information can be found here.

The following advice is for Non-EU applicants. For Irish/EU/UK students, please apply via MyUCD.

The following entry route(s) are available:
 
MB BCh BAO Medicine (MDS2)
Undergraduate Degree (Non EU)
Entry in Sep 2024
Full Time - 6 Year(s) Apply from Jun 2024 Apply
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Medicine (DN400/MDS2)

Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ, Credits 360)