Medicine (6 Years, Doctor of Medicine)


Students are taught and trained in Cyprus. Teaching is conducted in English, with a minimum work load of 360 ECTS of the education and training required to complete the Doctor of Medicine Degree over six years. No ‘premedical’ coursework is required as the program of study provides an all-inclusive, full basic sciences thematic unit. The early exposure of students to clinical experiences emphasizes the importance of the basic sciences to its clinical application and serves to stimulate students’ interests in medicine. Graduates of European University Cyprus School of Medicine can exercise their profession in any country of the European Union and other international health care systems.

Program Outline

All students pursuing the Doctor of Medicine degree must complete the following requirements:

Degree Requirements Credits ECTS
YEAR 1 30 60
YEAR 2 30 60
YEAR 3 30 60
YEAR 4 24 60
YEAR 5 27 60
YEAR 6 30 60
Total Requirements 171 360

YEAR 1 30 Credits 60 ECTS
SEMESTER 1 15 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED101 Medical Biochemistry I 3 7
MED102 Cellular & Molecular Biology 3 7
MED103 Physics for Biomedical Sciences 3 6
MED104 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 5
MED105 Biostatistics 3 5
SEMESTER 2 15 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED106 Anatomy I 3 6
MED107 Histology - Embryology I 3 6
MED108 Physiology I 3 5
MED109 Medical Biochemistry II 3 6
MED110 Introduction to Genetics 3 5
MPR101 Clinical Practicum I 0 2

YEAR 2 30 Credits 60 ECTS
SEMESTER 3 15 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED201 Anatomy II 3 7
MED202 Histology - Embryology II 3 6
MED203 Physiology II 3 7
MED204 Human Nutrition & Metabolism 3 5
MED205 Family Medicine & Public Health 3 5
SEMESTER 4 15 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED206 Neuroscience 3 7
MED207 Medical Psychology 3 5
MED208 Basic Immunology & Microbiology 3 7
MED209 Introduction to Clinical Skills 3 6
N/A Major Elective* 3 5

YEAR 3 30 Credits 60 ECTS
SEMESTER 5 15 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED301 Pathophysiology I 3 6
MED302 Pathology I 3 6
MED303 Pharmacology I 3 6
MED304 Semiology I 3 6
MED305 General Surgery 3 6
SEMESTER 6 15 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED306 Pathophysiology II 3 6
MED307 Medical Microbiology 3 6
MED308 Pathology II 3 6
MED309 Pharmacology II 3 6
MED310 Semiology II 3 6

YEAR 4 24 Credits 60 ECTS
SEMESTER 7 12 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED407 Clinical Training I (Respiratory and Cardiovascular System) 6 15
MED417 Clinical Training II (Digestive System and Hematology) 6 15
SEMESTER 8 12 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED322 Diagnosis By Imaging 3 7
MED408 Clinical Training III (Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology) 3 9
MED418 Clinical Training IV (Endocrine System, Uro-Nephrological System and Male Genital Tract) 6 14

YEAR 5 27 Credits 60 ECTS
SEMESTER 9 12 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED509 Clinical Training V (Musculoskeletal System) 6 15
MED519 Clinical Training VI (Nervous System and Psychiatry) 6 15
SEMESTER 10 15 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED428 Clinical Bioethics and Legal Medicine 3 6
MED510 Clinical Training VII (Pediatrics) 6 12
MED520 Clinical Training VIII (Dermatology) 3 6
MED530 Medical Therapeutics 3 6

YEAR 6 30 Credits 60 ECTS
SEMESTER 11 15 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED611 Professional Traineeship I [Clinical Training IX (Obstetrics and Gynecology)] 3 8
MED621 Professional Traineeship II [Clinical Training X (Ophthalmology)] 3 6
MED631 Primary Care 3 6
MED661 Symptoms and Interpretation of Complementary Examination Procedures 3 5
N/A Free Elective 3 5
SEMESTER 12 15 30
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
MED612 Professional Traineeship III [Clinical Training XI (Otorhinolaryngology)] 3 5
MED622 Professional Traineeship IV [Clinical Training XII (ER, Toxicology, Oncology and Palliative Care)] 6 14
N/A Major Elective* 3 6
N/A Free Elective 3 5

Major Electives can be selected from the following courses:

  • MED216 - Medical Humanities and History
  • MED217 - Genomics
  • MED218 - Systems Biology
  • MED601 - Healthcare Management
  • MED602 - Clinical Embryology
  • MED603 - Rehabilitation Medicine
  • MED604 - Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • MED605 - Maxillofacial surgery
  • MED606 - Interventional Radiology


Greek Language courses:

  • Greek Language courses will be required from International students with no proficiency in Greek Language. Credits/ECTS earned from the Greek Language courses do not count towards the graduation requirements of the Degree.
  • GRE101 - Modern Greek / Basic user I (A1)
  • GRE102 - Modern Greek / Basic User II (A1+)
  • GRE103 - Modern Greek / Basic User III (A2)
  • GRE104 - Modern Greek / Basic User IV (A2+)


Previous Degree Requirements

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives

The student who has completed the medical program at European University Cyprus will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Adequate knowledge of the sciences on which medicine is based and a good understanding of the scientific methods including the principles of measuring biological functions, the evaluation of scientifically established facts and the analysis of data;
  • Sufficient understanding of the structure, functions and behaviour of healthy and sick persons, as well as relations between the state of health and physical and social surroundings of the human being;
  • Adequate knowledge of clinical disciplines and practices, providing him or her with a coherent picture of mental and physical diseases, of medicine from the points of view of prophylaxis, diagnosis and therapy and of human reproduction;
  • Suitable clinical experience in hospitals under appropriate supervision.



Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme students should be able:

  1. To demonstrate that they have adequate knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences that constitute the foundations of modern medicine;
  2. To make  diagnoses of the common conditions encountered in medical practice and to provide appropriate treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of these conditions;
  3. To recognise and make appropriate medical interventions in life-threatening situations that patients may be in;
  4. To have the necessary skills for carrying out essential medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures that may be required in daily practice;
  5. To communicate effectively with their patients, recognising the personal, psychological, social and cultural circumstances of each patient, and to communicate with other physicians and health workers that they encounter in daily practice;
  6. To demonstrate that they understand the determinants of health of populations and the methods of promoting health and preventing disease of the population, as well as the basic principles of the organisation and management of the health care system;
  7. To use currently available information technology for the recording and retrieval of patient information, as well as for analysing data for the purposes of research;
  8. To design and apply  research protocols in the basic and clinical sciences and to analyse and present the results of such research and to understand the results of published research papers and scientific presentations;
  9. To be able to pursue lifelong learning and self-improvement and to apply evidence based medical advances;
  10. To comprehend and adhere to the principles of medical ethics in their relationships with patients, other medical practitioners and health workers and the public at large.

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