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Master's degree programme in Medicine - Introduction

Health at Aarhus University provides the framework for the three-year medical science Master’s degree programme, which leads to the Master of Science in Medicine degree. 

During the Master's degree programme the students expand the knowledge and skills that the Bachelor's degree programme has laid the foundations for. Both the theoretical and practical skills are raised to a higher level with a greater medical perspective.

"A Bachelor consists of lots of basic subjects like histology, physiology and biochemistry. As a graduate student you can’t just lean on an inventory list describing in detail what you need to be able to do. Here you have to find the articles with evidence of a special treatment yourself, and you have to read up on the things that are relevant for a given disease. It’s here you must utilise the ballast that all the studying for your Bachelor has provided." 
(Sara, Medical student)

Photo: Roar Paaske, Aarhus University

Studying abroad

As a student there are good opportunities for studying abroad, either through exchange agreements with various universities in and outside Europe or through student organisations. The majority of the medical students who travel abroad on an exchange stay do so during the Master’s degree programme.

An education for life

Medicine graduates work in all parts of the healthcare sector as hospital consultants, general practitioners, or as researchers at universities and in the pharmaceutical industry. A key part of being a medical doctor is that you are always continuing your education. Medicine is a field in rapid development, in which new diseases and new forms of treatment are constantly being discovered. Being a doctor means being curious.

"Receiving patients is varied and fun: You are presented with a problem and then you and the others have to act on it. The hardest part is probably the daily ward rounds at the hospital. Here you must be able to assess whether the patient is well enough to be discharged or whether the medication should be changed. This requires knowledge and seeing the big picture. Working as a doctor is in a way detective work where you have to use your knowledge from the education."
(Søren Ramme Nielsen, MD, Amanuensis (Haematology), Aalborg Hospital) 





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