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CURRICULUM FOR THE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MEDICINE 2018-2019


Objective of the degree programme

A graduate from the University of Oulu is able to work independently in the medical doctor's profession in primary healthcare level tasks and diverse on-call duties, and has capabilities for continuing professional training and research.

After completing the Licentiate of Medicine degree programme, the student will have attained the following learning outcomes:

Doctor as a professional

Scientific knowledge in doctor's profession

Interaction in doctor’s profession

Clinical problem-solving in doctor’s profession

Doctor’s role in supporting patients and the community

Doctor as a human being

The extent of the Licentiate of Medicine degree

The education is based on the Government Decree on University degrees (794/2004). The minimum extent of the Licentiate of Medicine degree is 360 credits. One Finnish credit equals to one ECTS credit. The average input of 1600 working hours needed for studies of one academic year is equivalent to 60 credits. The language of instruction is Finnish. The degree programme consists of general, basic, intermediate and advanced studies, language studies and compulsory practical training. Studies are carried out as contact teaching. Medical studies are pre-scheduled and organized according the order presented in curriculum. The education is organized in so that with full-time attendance the degree can be taken in six years.

The preclinical stage lasts for two years (Semesters 1-4) and consists of general and basic studies. The completion of clinical studies takes four years (Semesters 5-12). During this phase students focus on the occurrence, onset, diagnostics, treatment and prevention of various diseases. Bed-side teaching is part of students' daily routine. Some clinical studies are integrated in preclinical stage of studies.

General studies (total 23 ECTS)

043001Y             Introduction to medical profession 4 ECTS

043002Y             Knowledge and research I: Scientific writing 3 ECTS

043003Y             Knowledge and research I : Literature retrieval 2 ECTS

043004Y             Knowledge and research II: Scientific communication 5 ECTS

043005Y             Knowledge and Research III: Data-analysis 3 ECTS

Language studies

902155Y             Medical English 3 ECTS

901036Y            Second Official Language (Swedish), Written Skills 1,5 ECTS

901037Y             Second Official Language (Swedish), Oral Skills 1,5 ECTS

 

Basic studies (total 91 ECTS)

A540141            Anatomy and Medical cell and developmental biology 21 ECTS

A540142            Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 13 ECTS

043026P            Genomic medicine I 2 ECTS

043027P            Psychology for Medical Students 4 ECTS

A540143            Physiology 15 ECTS

043037P            Public health 6 ECTS

043038P            Radiation Safety in Medicine 2 ECTS

A540144            Microbiology and immunology 10 ECTS

A540145            Pharmacology and toxicology 10 ECTS

043052P            General Pathology 5 ECTS

043053P            Basic skills in doctor-patient relationship 3 ECTS

 

Intermediate studies (total 161 ECTS )

083000A            Basic clinical skills and tools in physician's work I 5 ECTS

A540146            Pathology and diagnostics 10 ECTS 

083010A            Acute medicine I 7 ECTS

083011A            Cardiology 6 ECTS

083012A            Gastrointestinal diseases 8 ECTS

083013A            Hematology and Endocrinology 5 ECTS

083014A            Nephrology/Urology 6 ECTS

083015A            Patient care and prevention 5 ECTS

083001A            Basic clinical skills and tools in physician's work II 2 ECTS

083021A            Forensic Medicine 4 ECTS

A540147            Diseases of the musculoskeletal system 12 ECTS

083030A            Infections and respiratory diseases 5 ECTS

083031A            Otorhinolaryngology 7 ECTS

083032A            Neurology and Neurosurgery 9 ECTS

083033A            Psychiatry and mental health 10 ECTS

083034A            General practice 5 ECTS

083040A            Pathology and diagnostics II 4 ECTS

A540148            Pediatrics 17 ECTS

083050A            Ophthalmology 4 ECTS

083051A            Dermatology and Venereology 5 ECTS

083052A            Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 ECTS

083002A            Basic clinical skills and tools in physician's work III 4 ECTS

083054A            Genomic medicine II 3 ECTS

083060A            Oncology and palliative care 4 ECTS

083061A            Geriatrics 4 ECTS

 

Advanced studies (total 61 ECTS)

044000S            Clinical patient work 5 ECTS

A540149            Measures and support for functioning 12 ECTS

044030S            Physician, health and society 7 ECTS

083062A            Acute medicine II 8 ECTS

                         Optional studies 9 ECTS

A540150            Thesis 20 ECTS

 

Practice (24 ECTS)

044001S             Practice 24 ECTS

Total 360 ECTS

The degree structure of each semester (2017)

1. Semester (C1 and C2) total 60 ECTS

043001Y             Introduction to medical profession 4 ECTS

043002Y             Knowledge and research I: Scientific writing 3 ECTS

043003Y             Knowledge and research I : Literature retrieval 2 ECTS

043004Y             Knowledge and research II: Scientific communication 5 ECTS

902155Y             Medical English 3 ECTS

901036Y            Second Official Language (Swedish), Written Skills 1,5 ECTS

901037Y             Second Official Language (Swedish), Oral Skills 1,5 ECTS

A540141            Anatomy and Medical cell and developmental biology 21 ECTS

A540142            Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 13 ECTS

043026P            Genomic medicine I 2 ECTS

043027P            Psychology for Medical Students 4 ECTS

 

2. Semester (C3 and C4) total 60 ECTS

A540143            Physiology 15 ECTS

043037P            Public health 6 ECTS

043038P            Radiation Safety in Medicine 2 ECTS

A540144            Microbiology and immunology 10 ECTS

A540145            Pharmacology and toxicology 10 ECTS

043052P            General Pathology 5 ECTS

043005Y             Knowledge and Research II: Data-analysis 3 ECTS

043053P            Basic skills in doctor-patient relationship 3 ECTS

Optional studies 6 ECTS

 

3. Semester (C5 andC6) total 60 ECTS

083000A            Basic clinical skills and tools in physician's work I 5 ECTS

A540146            Pathology and diagnostics 10 ECTS

083010A            Acute medicine I 7 ECTS

083011A            Cardiology 6 ECTS

083012A            Gastrointestinal diseases8 ECTS

083013A            Hematology and Endocrinology 5 ECTS

083014A            Nephrology/Urology 6 ECTS

083015A            Patient care and prevention 5 ECTS

044000S             Clinical patient work 5 ECTS

044001S             Practice 3 ECTS

 

4. Semester (C7 and C8) total 60 ECTS

083001A            Basic clinical skills and tools in physician's work II 2 ECTS

083021A            Forensic Medicine 4 ECTS

A540147            Diseases of the musculoskeletal system 12 ECTS

083030A            Infections and respiratory diseases 5 ECTS

083031A            Otorhinolaryngology 7 ECTS

083032A            Neurology and Neurosurgery 9 ECTS

083033A            Psychiatry and mental health 10 ECTS

083034A            General practice 5 ECTS

044001S             Practice 6 ECTS

 

5. Semester (C9 and C10) total 60 ECTS

083040A            Pathology and diagnostics II 4 ECTS

A540148            Pediatrics 17 ECTS

083050A            Ophthalmology 4 ECTS

083051A            Dermatology and Venereology 5 ECTS

083052A            Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 ECTS

083002A            Basic clinical skills and tools in physician's work III 4 ECTS

083054A            Genomic medicine II 3 ECTS

044010S             Thesis, study plan 4 ECTS

044001S             Practice 6 ECTS

Optional studies 3 ECTS

 

6. Semester (C11 and C12) 60 ECTS

A540149            Measures and support for functioning 12 ECTS

044030S             Physician, health and society 7 ECTS

083060A            Oncology and palliative care 4 ECTS

083061A            Geriatrics 4 ECTS

083062A            Acute medicine II 8 ECTS

A540150            Thesis and maturity exam 16 ECTS

044001S             Practice 9 ECTS

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MEDICINE (Government Decree on University Degrees 794/2004)

1. year

2. year

3. year

4. year

5. year

6. year

C1-C2

C3-C2

C5-C6

C7-C8

C9-C10

C11-C12

Introduction to medical profession 4 ECTS

Knowledge and research I & II 10 ECTS

Anatomy and Medical cell and developmental biology 21 ECTS

Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 13 ECTS

Genomic medicine I 2 ECTS

Psychology for Medical Students 4 ECTS

Language studies:

Medical English 3 ECTS

Second Official Language (Swedish), Written Skills 1,5 ECTS

Oral Skills 1,5 ECTS

Physiology 15 ECTS

Public health 6 ECTS

Radiation Safety in Medicine 2 ECTS

Microbiology and immunology 10 ECTS

Pharmacology and toxicology 10 ECTS

General Pathology 5 ECTS

Knowledge and Research III: Data-analysis 3 ECTS

Basic skills in doctor-patient relationship 3 ECTS

Basic clinical skills and tools in physician's work I 5 ECTS

Pathology and diagnostics 10 ECTS

Acute medicine I 7 ECTS

Cardiology 6 ECTS

Gastrointestinal diseases 8 ECTS

Hematology and Endocrinology 5 ECTS

Nephrology/Urology 6 ECTS

Patient care and prevention 5 ECTS

Clinical patient work 5 ECTS

Basic clinical skills and tools in physician's work II 2 ECTS

Forensic Medicine 4 ECTS

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system 12 ECTS

Infections and respiratory diseases 5 ECTS

Otorhinolaryngology 7 ECTS

Neurology and Neurosurgery 9 ECTS

Psychiatry and mental health 10 ECTS

General practice 5 ECTS

Mindful Diagnostic 4 ECTS

Pediatrics 17 ECTS

Ophthalmology 4 ECTS

Dermatology and Venereology 5 ECTS

Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 ECTS

Basic clinical skills and tools in physician's work III 4 ECTS

Genomic medicine II 3 ECTS

Measures and support for functioning 12 ECTS

Physician, health and society 7 ECTS

Oncology and palliative care 4 ECTS

Geriatrics 4 ECTS

Acute medicine II 8 ECTS

 

Optional studies 6 ECTS

 

 

Optional studies 3 ECTS

 

 

 

Practice 3 ECTS

Practice 6 ECTS

Practice 6 ECTS

Practice 9 ECTS

 

 

 

 

Thesis, study plan 4 ECTS

Thesis and maturity exam 16 ECTS

60 ECTS

60 ECTS

60 ECTS

60 ECTS

60 ECTS

60 ECTS

Optional studies 9 ECTS

Practice total 24 ECTS

Thesis, study plan and maturity exam 20 ECTS

Licentiate of Medicine degree 360 ECTS

Graduation requirements

The minimum extent of the Licentiate of Medicine degree is 360 ECTS credits. The degree programme consists of general, basic, intermediate and advanced studies, language studies and compulsory practical training. The thesis and a maturity test are included in the advanced studies. The total amount of compulsory practical training is 24 ECTS credits.

Separate provisions have been laid down for assessing the proficiency in Finnish and Swedish language required in accordance with the Government Decree on University Degrees (794/2004), http://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokset/2004/en20040794.pdf:

1) The student must demonstrate in studies included in education for a degree of Licentiate of Medicine or otherwise that he/she has attained:

2) The provisions of subsection 1 do not concern a student who has been educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or a student who has been educated abroad. The language proficiency of such students shall be determined by the university.

3) For special reasons, the university may either totally or partially exempt a student from the requisite language skills referred to in subsection 1.

In order to gain a degree certificate the student has to supply an application to the faculty’s office according to instructions given by the faculty.

Qualification requirements and regulations

The degree provides doctor’s eligibility. National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) grants, upon application, the right to practice as a licenced medical doctor. More information: http://www.valvira.fi/en/licensing/professional_practice_rights