University of Helsinki - Faculty of Medicine - Helsingin yliopisto - Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta
English language section of University of Helsinki - Faculty of Medicine
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
University of Helsinki - Faculty of Medicine is as old as the university and has been training students and involved in research for more than 367 years. The Faculty comprises of six departments. They are the Institute of Biomedicine, the Department of Public Health, and the Institute of Clinical Medicine. The Haartman Institute, the Institute of Dentistry and the Department of Forensic Medicine are also part of the Faculty.
University of Helsinki - Faculty of Medicine trains students by ensuring they get a balanced education using theory and practical classes in a balanced mix. Pre-clinical studies are conducted on campus. The students also spend a considerable amount of time undergoing training and gaining practical experience, at the research and teaching hospitals associated with the University. The institution offers a 6 year Licentiate of Medicine degree as well as a 5 year Licentiate of Dentistry degree. Students, who successfully complete the Licentiate degrees, may take up specialist degrees that are research or professionally oriented. They may later specialize in more than 49 fields. Students may earn a Doctorate degree in Medicinal Sciences, Dentistry and Philosophy.
University of Helsinki - Faculty of Medicine has a curriculum that encourages student-oriented learning and students benefit by the institutions association with the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa. Students can opt for Swedish or Finnish as the medium of instruction. The Faculty is renowned as one of the leading research institutions, concentrating in epidemiological, biomedical and clinical research.