The University Of Georgia
Program name: Medicine
Study Level: Single-Cycle Degree Program
Program leader: Natia Landia
Study language: English
Qualification: Medical Doctor
Program capacity: 360
Program permission: English language B2 and other legislative requirements, namely citizens of Georgia should successfully pass Unified National Entrance Examinations. Foreign high-school graduates who received complete general education abroad or its equivalent and the last two years of complete general education had studied abroad or students who lived abroad for the last two or more years and who are currently studying abroad in higher educational institutions recognized by the legislation of the host countries will be able to enter the program without passing Uniform Unified National Entrance Examinations according to Order №224/N of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia (December 29, 2011). If applicant does not hold a certificate his/her level of English language knowledge is established by the university exam. Minimum threshold of 60%. Admission exam/interview in Biology-Chemistry-Physics (Basic Issues);
Program goals:

The aim of the program is to prepare competent, compassionate, just, experienced medical doctors, who will possess necessary theoretical knowledge, practical skills and values, defined by descriptor of competences of medical education in Georgia and by learning objectives of basic medical education by TUNING/MEDINE project, which will enable them to successfully continue medical education, enroll in Masters and Doctoral programs, apply for clinical positions of junior doctor, participate in scientific and academic activities in Georgia, as well as in other countries; graduates of the course will be ready to continuously improve their knowledge and skills, and with their professional work facilitate improvement of health and wellbeing of local communities as well as global society

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:

• Lecture
• Theoretical Teaching (Interactive Seminars and Lectures)
• Theoretical and practical learning – Seminars
• Studying video movies
• Videos for teaching
• Videos for learning
• Problem based learning (PBL)
• Case-based learning (CBL)
• Role playing
• Playing patient/doctor roles
• Communication with patients
• Teaching through standardized patients
• Team Work
• Team working with resuscitative patient
• Practical studies
• Learning with help of simulators
• Learning with usage of simulator
• Scenarios based simulation training
• Teaching through standardized patients
• Clinical rotation in Clinical skills training and simulation center
• Teaching in clinical and simulation environment
• Practical task under the supervision
• Practice under indirect supervision
• Bedside Teaching

Learning outcomes:
  • Knowledge and understanding

    ·Deep and systematic knowledge of biomedical sciences


    ·Knowledge and understanding of the basic principles, processes, methods and general concepts of behavioral and social sciences.


    ·Broad knowledge of clinical sciences in various medical specialties and subspecialties, including critical understanding of theories and principles and some of the latest aspects of knowledge.


    ·Broad knowledge of medicines and their appointment, which includes a critical understanding of theories and principles, and some of the latest aspects of knowledge.


    ·Broad knowledge of public health: disease prevention and health promotion, disease screening and supervision, epidemiology, resource allocation and health economics, global health and inequality.


    ·Broad knowledge of ethical and legal principles related to medical practice and research, including critical understanding of theories and principles, and some of the latest aspects of knowledge.


    · Knowledge of organizing healthcare organizations and systems and understanding the role of the physician in this system




    Carry out a consultation with a patient


    Assess clinical presentations, order investigations, make differential diagnoses, and negotiate a management plan


    Providing first aid in emergency medical situations (First aid and resuscitation measures)


    Drug prescription


    Conducting Practical Procedures


    Communicate effectively in a medical context


    The use of Ethic and Legal Principles in Medical Practice


    Evaluation of psychological and social aspects regarding patients’ disease.


    The use of knowledge, skills and principles based on evidence


    Use information and information technology effectively in a medical context


    Ability to apply scientific principles, method and knowledge to medical practice and research


    Implementation of health promoting events, engage with public healthcare issues, efficient performance within the healthcare system





    Responsibility and autonomy

    Appreciate the necessity of lifelong learning and continuous professional development in medical profession


    Use ethical, legal principals and protect patients’ rights


    Communicate, Negotiate and resolve conflicts in professional context with anyone, despite their social, cultural, religious or ethnic affiliation


    Establish relationships with patients and colleagues based on equality, social and liberal values

  • Date of approval: 01-01-1900
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    Program details:

    The program has 360 ECTS and includes 6 years of teaching. It consists of compulsory (326 ECTS) and optional (34 ECTS) components, 12 –of which are for language components.
    The duration of the academic year is 38 weeks
    Number of semesters - 2 (each semester 19 weeks)
    Duration of the study period - 15 weeks
    Duration of session periods - 2 weeks
    Make up / Retake - 2 weeks

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    The program consists of theoretical and laboratory teaching, as well as practice, which is implemented within the courses based on the thematic direction. Theoretical lectures can be concurrently conducted in two and more groups. A semester offers clinical rotations of medical profiles that consider daily and intensive teaching and is organized as in the university campus as well as in the affiliated medical institutions. The students’ number in laboratory and practical groups is not more than 15. The practical training is conducted using mentor system, as for the evaluation of clinical and professional skills the structured (integrated) evaluation system in simulation and clinical setting is used.

    International students must choose the Georgian language with total of 12 credits, from the block of mandatory elective subjects. If they choose a 6-credit Georgian language subject, it is taken once a year, during the fall or spring semester, which must be completed before the start of clinical studies.

    Georgian-speaking students, from the block of mandatory elective subjects, mandatorily choose the English language a total of 12 credits, once a year, in the fall or spring semester.

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    MD231110EHuman Body - Structure and Function I10 1
    MD231120EBiochemistry I4 1
    MD231130EGenetics and Molecular biology I3 1
    MD231140EIntroduction to Medical Profession2 1
    MEDE1125EEnglish for Medics5 1
    HELM231250EIntroduction to Public Health2 2
    MD231210EHuman Body - Structure and Function II10 2
    MD231220EBiochemistry II4 2
    MD231230EGenetics and molecular biology II3 2
    MD231240EBasic Microbiology and Bacteriology4 2
    MD231290EClinical Skills I4 2
    HELM232150EFundamentals of Bioethics and Medical law3 3
    MD232110EHuman Body - Structure and Function III10 3
    MD232120EBiochemistry III4 3
    MD232130EEcology and General Hygiene3 3
    MD232140EVirology, Mycology and Parasitology3 3
    MD232190EResearch Skills I4 3
    MD232210EHuman Body - Structure and Function IV10 4
    MD232220EBiochemistry IV4 4
    MD232230EFundamentals of Pathology5 4
    MD232240EImmunology and Medical Microbiology4 4
    MD232290EClinical Skills II4 4
    HELM233150EEpidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health6 5
    MD233110EClinical Pathology I6 5
    MD233120EBasics of Disease and Diagnosis I7 5
    MD233130ESociology of health and disease3 5
    MD233140EBasic pharmacology I5 5
    MD233210EClinical Pathology II6 6
    MD233220EBasics of Disease and Diagnosis II7 6
    MD233230EIntroduction to psychology for medical professions3 6
    MD233240EBasic pharmacology II5 6
    MD233250EFundamentals of Radiology4 6
    MD233260EResearch Skills II2 6

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    HELM2287EMarketing of Public Health6
    MD231160EFundamentals of Laboratory Practice3
    HELM231320EHealth Promotion3
    HELM233321EIntroduction to Healthcare Database Planning and Management6
    HELM233330EHealthcare Informatics3
    HELM233341EMedical Tourism and Telemedicine6
    HELM234150ESPSS: Data Analysis and Formation in Healthcare3
    MD236320EPractice in Laboratory Medicine3
    MD236331EModern Ophthalmology4
    MD236340EReproductive Medicine5
    MD236350EFamily medicine, advanced course5
    MD236360ETrauma in Emergency Medicine5
    MD236370ECardiovascular Surgery5

    Credits sum:


    Mandatory Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    ENGL1330English for Medics (communication with Patient)6
    ENGL1340English for Medics( Hospital&Clinic)6
    KART1119Georgian I3
    KART1219Georgian II3
    KART2119Georgian III3
    KART2219Georgian IV3
    ENGL1110EGeneral English I6
    ENGL1120EGeneral English II6
    KART1141Georgian, as a second language I6
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6

    Credits sum:


    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    MD234110EInternal Medicine I14 7
    MD234120ESurgery I14 7
    MD234130EIntroduction to family medicine2 7
    MD234210EObstetrics6 8
    MD234220ENeurology8 8
    MD234240ETraumatology and Orthopedics4 8
    MD234250EDermatology2 8
    MD234260EInfectious Diseases6 8
    nMD234230EHematology, transfusiology4 8
    MD235110EInternal Medicine II14 9
    MD235120EPediatrics8 9
    MD235130EGynecology8 9
    MD235210ESurgery II10 10
    MD235220EAnesthesiology and Reanimatology6 10
    MD235240EEmergency Medicine6 10
    nMD235230EPsychiatry and Clinical Psychology8 10
    HELM232210EHealth Care Management6 11
    MD236120EClinical thinking, Differential diagnosis5 11
    MD236140EFamily Medicine6 11
    MD236150EClinical Pharmacology4 11
    MD236160EOncology4 11
    MD236170EPalliative care2 11
    nMD236130EBasics of Alternative Medicine3 11
    HELM236210EFundamentals of health care quality and patient safety6 12
    MD236220ESmall Clinical Research5 12
    MD236230EForensic Medicine4 12
    MD236280EClinical Skills III2 12

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

                            Evaluation system

    The following assessment system is used in the semester subjects of the program:

    Current Assessment (Quiz) (weekly or daily) 39 points

    Research paper or other activity that may provide for presentation. 21 points

    Final exam 40 points

    A total of 100 points


    The following assessment system is used for clinical studies:

    Ongoing assessment (may consist of a written component

    And from assessment of participation in practice) 40 points

    Resesarch paper and presentation. 20 points

    Final exam 40 points


    A total of 100 points

    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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