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Medicine

Medicine

OVERVIEW

One of the most essential fields in the modern world is the medical profession. For this reason, medical qualifications are commonly known to be lengthy, challenging and competitive career paths to undertake. Medical degrees expose students to technical skills required in the field such as taking a blood sample to complex surgical procedures and soft skills such as ‘people skills’ needed for interaction with patients and relatives.

 

SPECIALISATION

 

Anaesthetics

Anaesthetics involves numbing a patient’s sensations. Anaesthetics specialists are mostly involved in surgical teams and developing treatments to relieve chronic pain.

Radiology

Radiology exposes students to different types of imaging technology, including radiography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to diagnose and treat patients. 

Paediatrics

Paediatrics specialise with children’s health and exposes students to primary care, child and adolescent psychiatry and public health, as well as combining paediatrics with specializations in specific conditions, such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis and epilepsy

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology focuses on conditions of the eye and related issues. Common issues include trauma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease and congenital and genetic eye problems.

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Specializing in obstetrics and gynaecology means focusing on the care of pregnant women, their unborn children, and the management of diseases specific to women.

General practice

General practitioners (GPs) provide a complete spectrum of care within their local community and deal with a wide range of problems combining physical, psychological and social elements. GPs must draw on extensive knowledge of medical conditions and be able to quickly and confidently assess a problem and decide on the appropriate course of action. 

Field

Anaesthetics

Radiology

Paediatrics

Ophthalmology

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

General practice

Anaesthetics involves numbing a patient’s sensations. Anaesthetics specialists are mostly involved in surgical teams and developing treatments to relieve chronic pain.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Radiology exposes students to different types of imaging technology, including radiography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to diagnose and treat patients.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Paediatrics specialise with children’s health and exposes students to primary care, child and adolescent psychiatry and public health, as well as combining paediatrics with specializations in specific conditions, such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis and epilepsy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ophthalmology focuses on conditions of the eye and related issues. Common issues include trauma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease and congenital and genetic eye problems.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Specializing in obstetrics and gynaecology means focusing on the care of pregnant women, their unborn children, and the management of diseases specific to women.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

General practitioners (GPs) provide a complete spectrum of care within their local community and deal with a wide range of problems combining physical, psychological, and social elements. GPs must draw on extensive knowledge of medical conditions and be able to assess a problem and decide on the appropriate course of action quickly and confidently. 

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