The primary aim of the Foundation Studies in Medical and Dental Sciences course is to provide these students with the knowledge base, transferable skills, linguistic skills and general competence to allow them to progress successfully onto the University of Malta 's undergraduate Medicine and Surgery and Master of Dentistry courses.
The course offers specific training and support in those core health science and English areas where these students require further assistance.
The course will provide teaching in the subject areas of human biology, biological chemistry, human anatomy, genetics, cell biology as well as Medical English and Maltese.
In addition, students will be expected to attend regular tutorial sessions for each subject.
During the tutorial sessions students will be expected to show evidence of adequate revision of the week's work. At the same time, tutorials are intended as scheduled learning sessions in which students will receive training in how to apply their knowledge base and practice their language and communication skills.
The course will include continuous assessments to build up a realistic profile of the student's abilities. Tutors will be required to assess students periodically. As the course progresses and the level of spoken and written English improves and the mastery of subject content improves, students will be expected to show evidence of higher analytical and evaluation skills.
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- Medical and Academic English Reading
- Medical and Academic English Listening
- Medical and Academic English Writing
- Grammar and Medical Terminology
- Research and Reasoning
- Medical Maltese
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesDentistry Health Sciences Genetics View 30 other programmes in Health Sciences in Malta
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The Course shall be open to all applicants who
- present a secondary and/or high school certificate issued abroad and who studied within an educational system that is not comparable to the Maltese educational system (in terms of curriculum, years of study, etc.) and
- are in possession of qualifications allowing access to an undergraduate course in the selected discipline in the country where such qualifications originate, but
- are deemed to require further study to be admitted to undergraduate degree courses at the University of Malta
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International16000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA16000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Msida
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.