Entry Points (2017)
723

Course Overview

Our undergraduate medical programme delivers a systems based curriculum which is horizontally and vertically integrated. Individual credit-bearing modules cover learning outcomes relevant to the scientific basis of medicine, patient assessment and clinical management. Students enjoy early patient contact opportunities which help them to develop the required communication and practical clinical skills.

The modern, externally accredited, programme is triphasic; Phase 1 comprises Foundation Year (6 year programme only) and Year 1. Phase 2 includes Year 2 and Year 3. The final two years of the programme constitute the 3rd phase which leads to the level 8 award of the degree of Bachelor of Medicine (MB), of Surgery (BCh) and of Obstetrics (BAO).

As students gain experience, they assume greater responsibility and undertake clinical placement rotations in a network of affiliated hospitals in the North and North West (Saolta Hospital Group). In addition students are exposed to the delivery of primary care in a variety of community settings.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Points Requirement: 480 points from the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate Examination. Applicants must achieve both the required subjects and the points in the same sitting, CAO applicants must complete the Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT). Minimum A-Level Grades: A*A*A* (AS) or equivalent combination plus HPAT-Ireland Test results. The minimum combined score for 2016 was 723.

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

GY501 Medicine (5 year): In addition to the 6-year requirements, a H5 in Chemistry minimum. A merit order applies based on H5, if any, attained in the following: Biology, Physics, Physics-Chemistry or Agricultural Science. For further details, refer to the website.

GY501 Medicine (6 year): Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics-Chemistry or Agricultural Science), and any other subject recognised for entry purposes.

GY501 Medicine (8 year): Academically excellent students entering the medical programme have the opportunity to complete an embedded PhD degree through a period of dedicated research, so that after successful completion of a period of eight years, both the medical degree and PhD are conferred. Students of the medical programme who are interested in doing a PhD will undergo a rigorous 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.
Please contact the School of Medicine for further details on
medschool@nuigalway.ie


Additional Requirements

Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements.
Duration

5, 6 or 8 years

Next start date

September 2017

A Level Grades (2017)

A*A*A* (AS)

Average intake

180

Closing Date

Next start date

September 2017

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY501

PAC code

Course Outline

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Foundation Year

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

Year 3

 

Year 4

 

Year 5

 

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Introduction to Medicine

Basics of Body Structure / Musculoskeletal System

Biomolecules, Metabolism and Energy

Principles of Physiology

Cardiovascular System

Gastro-intestinal System

Metabolism, Nutrition and Health

Renal System

Respiratory System

Medical Professionalism 1

Central Nervous System

Introduction to Pharmacology

Endocrinology

Genes, Gametes and Embryos

Molecular Medicine

Drugs and Disease

Health and Disease 1

Organ Failure

Medical Professionalism 2

Health and Disease 2

Global Health and Development

Professionalism – Core Clinical Skills

Foundations in Clinical Theory

Foundations in Clinical Diagnosis

Foundations in Clinical Management

 

Primary Care and Mental Health

 

Women’s and Children’s Health

 

Advanced Clinical Skills

 

Special Study Module

Advanced Clinical Theory

Advanced Clinical Diagnosis

Advanced Clinical Management

Junior Internship

 

Advanced Teaching and Learning

 

Transitioning Programme

 

Neurology Lecture Series

Further Education

Honours graduates can also pursue higher degrees in a wide range of related disciplines, for example:

  • Doctor of Medicine, MD
  • Master of Surgery, MCh
  • PhD
  • Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Medical Science (Health Informatics)
  • Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Medical Science (Endovascular Surgery)
  • 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)
  • Masters of Preventive Cardiology
  • Master of Science (Clinical Research)

 

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme will find employment in:

  • Primary Care
  • Public Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Defence Forces
  • Education and research
  • Community rehabilitation services
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Health insurance companies
  • Medical journals

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

In partnership with HSE, and our regional hospitals, the School of Medicine assists in an Intern Placement Scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to ensure that medical graduates receive the appropriate training and experience to become registered physicians. We work hard to ensure that as many graduates as possible obtain 12 months placement in recognised intern posts.

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€See EU Fee* below

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€50,135** p.a. 2016/17


EU Fee*

EU Foundation Year:  €7,492 (tution €4,268; student contribution charge €3,000 & student levy €224) p.a. 2016/17
First Medical Year: €9,297 (tuition €6,073; student contribution charge €3,000 & student levy €224) p.a. 2016/17
Second to Fifth Medical Year:  €8,837 (tuition €5,613; student contribution charge €3,000 & student levy €224) p.a. 2016/17


NON EU Fee**

Discounts are available to students entering through recognised student recruitment agents.  Current student recruitment pathways include IUMC and Atlantic Bridge.

Find out More

School of Medicine
Clinical Science Institute, NUI Galway
T 353 (0)91 544 475
F 353 (0)91 494 519
E medschool@nuigalway.ie