More about Medicine
The study of Medicine is perhaps one of the most noble of disciplines. This is because you will study the many facets of the human body, be able to diagnose and treat disease and know what is needed to maintain health. While the study of Medicine emphasizes biology and chemistry, you will also need a solid background in physics and mathematics.
Medical Studies consist of 2 parts involving theoretical and practical aspects. In the theoretical aspect, students study the function of the human body, system-by-system, parts by parts, along with the psychology and sociology of ill health and illness. Here you will delve into memorizing the names and understanding every part of the human anatomy.
In the practical aspect of Medicine, you will be attached to hospitals to learn and apply what you learn in a hospital setting working along doctors. Here you will continue to learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, lab work and bedside demonstrations. This part requires hard work as well as developing good bedside manner; you will learn to look at patients as people rather than another body on which to work.
A number of universities now require students to sit an aptitude test to help them select candidates. These exams are designed to test mental abilities and how students respond to patients, rather than medical knowledge.
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