Introduction to Medical Sciences

At the heart of all the Medical Science subjects is a desire to help people and make a positive impact on the world, whether that’s as a doctor, research scientist, or other medical science role.

 

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Chiropractic Undergraduate Degrees

Chiropractors are highly respected experts in the healthcare field and thanks to the quality of education in the UK, many of the undergraduate degrees in Chiropractic allow graduates to work internationally.

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Accreditations to Look for When Applying for a Pharmacology Degree

If you’re fascinated by health and how the body works then a degree in Pharmacology could be right for you.

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Animal Management Degree Courses

Animal welfare is a hot topic now with lots of opportunities cropping up in this expanding industry.

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Applying for a degree in Medicine in 2017

Medicine is a very popular and extremely competitive course so you’ll need to be at the top of your game and have all your extra-curricular ducks in a row to get on to a medical course.

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Chiropractic Degree Courses

Chiropractic is a top-earning healthcare profession based on the ability to diagnose and treat painful musculoskeletal issues, improve mobility and quality of life. Chiropractors enjoy independence, freedom and flexible working patterns and lifestyle.

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Dentistry Degree Courses

Dentists can be general or specialise in orthodontics, restorative or children's dentistry. Personal skills such as empathy, respect and problem solving are traits of successful dentists. Degrees in dentistry take up to five years, and many graduates may embark on a specialism once qualified. Dentistry requires hard work, professionalism, dedication and a high level of responsibility early on.  Courses will provide clinical practice and patient care training, education and research in dental and oral diseases and disorders. Entry typically requires 5 GCSEs and 3 A-levels including two sciences, chemistry and biology.  Work shadowing will also demonstrate your commitment.

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Medical Degree Courses

Undertaking the study of Medicine is not for the faint hearted. It's a long road to becoming a doctor and one that is likely to challenge you intellectually, emotionally, physically and financially along the way. That said the rewards are often great, not least financially. If being paid to change people's lives for the better is your idea of a dream job, and you possess a strong aptitude for the sciences, Medicine could be a perfect fit for you. Studying Medicine usually takes five years, with several more years of on the job training. There are numerous areas in which you can specialise so have a think about what you might like to study long term to see if there are any specific courses or departments that focus on this before applying.

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Ophthalmic Degree Courses

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy and diseases of the eye. As such, qualifying to become an Ophthalmologist can require lengths of study similar to those required for a general medical degree. A strong grasp of the sciences, with particular emphasis on biology, is a must for any applicant. There are also a number of potential specialisms within the field, such as Optometry and Optical Dispensing, so make sure that you do your research on which courses and departments would suit your interests best before applying.

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Osteopathy Degree Courses

Osteopathy focuses mainly on musculoskeletal disorders, based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal itself without recourse to drugs or other medicines. A recognised medical practice, however, osteopaths are required to gain a high level of medical knowledge in their training and offer treatment for a wide range of conditions. As such, it is important not to confuse Osteopathy with other 'alternative' medicines, such as homeopathy, despite its broadly holistic approach. You will need to enjoy studying sciences, particularly Biology, if you are going to gain the in depth knowledge of the human body needed to treat patients. Equally, you will be expected to complete a number of hours of clinical practice before you qualify, so you will also need to able to adopt a 'hands on' approach. Very much centred on treating the 'whole' patient, anyone interested in training to be an osteopath will also need to enjoy talking to people and have good communication skills.

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