Medicine & Dentistry
The medical profession is one of society’s most valuable assets, so it comes as no surprise that medical degrees are long, all-consuming and certainly one of the most challenging career paths possible.
All medical degrees begin with a general grounding on the subject. So in medicine, this is a deep understanding of human biology, the principles of disease processes and an introduction to different medical solutions and clinical procedures. A dentistry degree, at its core, covers anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, as well as practical aptitudes like taking a medical history, doing dental examinations, orthodontics and anaesthesia.
You will then be able to pursue more specialist subjects; for dentistry, this might be in paediatric dentistry, dental prosthetics, dental radiography and radiology. Medical specialisations are very broad, such as ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology or anaesthetics. Both medicine and dentistry degrees equip students with the vital practical skills to do surgical procedures, for example, as well as with the people skills necessary to interact with patients and their relatives.