MEDICAL CURRICULUM IN SMP (MeCuS)
The medical curriculum in SMP is designed to offer training programs for undergraduate students who are expected to practice at community level after graduation. The course consists of a series of lectures, practicals and will provide students with the knowledge and understanding necessary to make a start in clinical medicine.
MeCuS is taught entirely in Vietnamese and there are some courses could be delievered in English for international exchange students.
The curriculum for both 6-year programs have two stages of training. The first stage is general education. It comprises the first 2 years at 6-year programs. The second stage is professional education. In this stage, students do clinical rotations in the morning, attend lectures in the afternoon, and spend on average one night shift per week on overnight call at hospitals.
GENERAL EDUCATION (YEAR 1-2)
The general education stage can be further subdivided into general and basic science courses.
General courses: History of Philosophy, Marx and Lenin Philosophy, Political Economy: Marx and Lenin, Socialism Science, History of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Ho Chi Minh Ideology, Psychology (Psychological Medicine – Medical Ethics), Foreign Language (including medical foreign languages), Physical Education, Defense Education & Army Medical
Basic sciences: Advanced Mathematics, Statistics/Probability, Informatics, General Physics, Biophysics, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Genetics
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (YEAR 3-6)
The professional education stage is subdivided into basic and professional medicine courses.
Basic medicine courses: Anatomy, Embryonic Tissue, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Parasites, Pathology, Pathophysiology – Immunity, Pharmacology, Surgical Practice, Imaging Diagnostics, Nutrition – Food Safety and Hygiene, Basic Nursing, Environmental Science – Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Promotion Education, Community Practice
Professional medicine courses: Basic Internal Medicine, Basic Surgery, Internal Diseases, Surgical Diseases, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Infection, Traditional Medicine, Tuberculosis - Lung Disease, Odonto-stomatology, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Rehabilitation, Neurology, Mental Health, Basic Cancer, Forensics, National Health Program, Population – Maternal and Child Health Care – Reproductive Health Issues, Economic Health – Health Insurance, Health Organizations