Licenciate in Medicine - undergraduate programme

Licenciate in Medicine - undergraduate programme

The Institute of Clinical Medicine organizes medical education mainly at the clinical stage, from the third academic year onwards. Education is also given at the preclinical stage to students of other degree programmes and exchange students. The clinical stage involves education given in the health centre over a three-year period, and the Institute of Clinical Medicine works in close cooperation with the academic subject of general practice in order to integrate the health care training in the schedule. Every year, there are approximately 700 students studying in the Institute of Clinical Medicine.

At the clinical stage, the learning objectives include diagnosis of diseases and disorders, preventive health care, treatment of diseases and rehabilitation. Plenty of mandatory patient and small-group instruction is included in the education, most of it taking place in the University Hospital of Kuopio (KUH). In addition, during the sixth academic year, instruction is also given in the central hospitals of Joensuu, Jyväskylä and Mikkeli. Furthermore, some instruction is given in the social and health care departments of the City of Kuopio. The Institute of Clinical Medicine also hosts a training centre for medical skills, Taitostudia.

Undergraduate students progress from one level to the next at the clinical stage by successfully completing the prerequisite studies defined in the study guide.