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Medicine (Surgery and Obstetrics)
Course OverviewThis programme is a unitary model that integrates the theoretical and the clinical. The modules emphasize the basic and cognitive sciences, which provide a basis for understanding modern health care. Students also learn clinical and communication skills as well as patient contact. The end of the programme is dedicated to the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for professional practice.
As students gain experience, they assume greater responsibility and undertake clinical placement rotations in a network of affiliated hospitals and general practices in Galway and around the West of Ireland
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Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
And Aptitude Test Completion of the required Admissions Test (HPAT-Ireland) Minimum A-Level Grades: A*A*A (A-Level) & c (AS) or equivalent combination plus HPAT-Ireland Test results (minimum combined score for 2011 was 728)
GY501 Medicine (5 year)
In addition to 6-year requirements, HC3 in Chemistry minimum. A merit order applies based on HC3, if any, attained in the following; Biology, Physics, Physics/Chemistry or Agricultural Science. Refer for detail
GY501 Medicine (6 year)
Minimum Grade HC3 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science), and any other subject recognised for entry purposes.
GY501 Medicine (8 year)
From September 2012, it is intended that students entering the medical programme will have the opportunity also to engage a PhD degree through a period of dedicated research. This is done on an integrated schedule, so that at the end of a period that is likely to involve eight years successfully completed, both the medical degree and the PhD are conferred. Students of the medical programme who are interested will undergo a selection process at the mid-point of their medical studies, which includes an assessment of their academic performance to date and an interview. Limited financial support is provided for the additional three years. The programme and the research themes are agreed at the commencement of the research.
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5, 6 or 8 years
Next start date
A Level Grades (2015)
A*A*A* & c (AS)
Next start date
Mode of study
Clinical Laboratory Sciences:
Honours graduates can also pursue higher degrees in a wide range of related disciplines, for example:
- Doctor of Medicine, MD
- Master of Surgery, MCh
- Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Medical Science (Health Informatics)
- Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Medical Science (Endovascular Surgery)
Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Medicine)
- Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Health Sciences (Primary Care)
- Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Health Sciences (Clinical Education)
- Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate (Clinical Primary Care)
- Master of Science (Regenerative Medicine)
- Master of Science (Medical Physics)
- Master of Science (Clinical Research)
Why Choose This Course?
Graduates from this programme will find employment in:
- Private practice
- Education and research
- Community rehabilitation services
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Medical device companies
- Health insurance companies
- Medical journals
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Fees: Student Contribution
Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
EU Foundation Year: €7,492 (tution €4,268; student contribution charge €3,000 & student levy €224)
First Medical Year: €9,297 (tuition €6,073; student contribution charge €3,000 & student levy €224)
Second to Fifth Medical Year: €8,837 (tuition €5,613; student contribution charge €3,000 & student levy €224)
NON EU Fee**
Discounts are available to students entering through recognised student recruitment agents. Current student recruitment pathways include IUMC and Atlantic Bridge.
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Clinical Science Institute, NUI Galway
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What Our Students Say
Gerard Garrett | First Year Medical Student
...the faculty members really listen to the students and all the structures in place at NUI Galway School of Medicine are focused to allow us provide the best care to patients when we qualify...