Cityzines Shanghai

Bachelor of Medicine

Program Level :  
Duration :  
Four to Six year academic degree.
School Name :  
Univerity of California Los Angeles
The Bachelor of Medicine (abbreviated BM, BMed) is the professional degree awarded upon graduation from medical school in medicine and surgery by UK universities. A close running naming is the “Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery” or “Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery” (abbreviated MBBS, M.B.B.S.). If the awarding body titles the degrees in Latin, the degrees are commonly named Medicinae Baccalaureus, Chirugiae Baccalaureus, Medicinae Baccalaureus et Chirurgiae Baccalaureus, orBaccalaureus in Medicina et in Chirurgia, (abbreviated as MB ChB, MB BCh). Medical degrees differ from other undergraduate degrees in that they are professional qualifications which lead holders to enter a particular career upon receipt. Other professions whose qualifications follow a similar pattern include Dentistry, Engineering, Optometry, Pharmacy, Law, and Veterinary.
Students will learn a broad base of knowledge encompassing biological, behavioural and social sciences. They need to understand the anatomy, function and development of the human body and mind at different stages of life, the factors that may disturb these, and the interactions between body and mind. Applying the scientific body of knowledge appropriately, they learn to manage common and important clinical problems in relation to patients.

Areas of Study
Mental Health
Clinical Skills
Health Science
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Paediatrics & Child Health
Professional Ethics
Computing Skills
Information Technology
Communication Skills
Career Prospects
Medical graduates may work in private clinical practice, public health care, teaching education, medical research, humanitarian aid organisations, armed forces, etc. Some of the specialties available for practice are:
• Academic medicine
• Accident and emergency
• Anaesthesia
• Dermatology
• General practice
• Intensive care
• Medical administration
• Medicine (general medicine, cardiology etc)
• Obstetrics and gynaecology
• Occupational medicine
• Ophthalmology
• Paediatrics
• Pathology/histopathology/microbiology (haematology)
• Psychiatry
• Public health medicine
• Radiology
• Rehabilitation medicine
• Sexual health
• Sports medicine
• Surgery (general surgery, neurosurgery etc)
Further Study
Bachelor of Medicine is usually awarded as general/ordinary degrees, not as honours degrees. It is possible to study one subject for an extra year for an intercalated honours degree. This is usually a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci), Bachelor of Medical Biology (BMedBiol) or similar.

Medical graduates are also eligible to sit various postgraduate examinations, including examinations for membership and fellowship of professional institutions (such as Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons), postgraduate Masters degrees (such as a Master of Surgery. Master of Medicine or Master of Obstetrics) and a postgraduate doctorate in medicine (e.g. Doctor of Medicine, if earned in Ireland, the UK or Commonwealth nations), and board certification examinations.
Professional Memberships
While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. You have to contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.