The Bachelor’s degree in Medicine at the University of Deusto is a recognised, solid and comprehensive project, as well as a necessary and innovative one, oriented to a person-centred medicine.
This degree programme aims to serve the society we live in, training highly qualified medical professionals, capable of bringing together both their scientific and research dimension and their professional skills and more humane dimension.
A professional profile for a person-centred medicine
The University of Deusto is committed to a person-centred medicine approach that entails treating the patient, not the illness. It is essential to listen to patients and enable them to express their concerns and talk to patients. In medicine, humanism is key: supporting patients to become involved in their diagnosis and treatment, and empowering them, creates a doctor-patient alliance that is crucial for improving their health. “No decision about me, without me” is a growing demand; it is a change that allows to offer patients a more comprehensive response that adds value to the knowledge and responsibility of medical professionals.
Students will develop their personal and professional skills by incorporating their clinical practices to their training from their first year of study and throughout the degree. Furthermore, students will have a state-of-the-art Virtual Hospital.
Practical training will therefore be a key distinguishing feature, without forgetting the commitment to a bilingual (Spanish and English) or trilingual (Spanish, English and Basque) education and a marked international orientation.
All this, with the aim of creating a fairer, healthier and more supportive society and becoming part of the network of fifteen Jesuit universities worldwide that have a medical school.
PBL methodology: Problem-Based Learning
You will learn through PBL methodology, Problem-Based Learning, as it first was carried out by innovative McMaster University (Canada) a few years ago, always ranked top in Medicine, thus revolutionising medical education worldwide.
In Spain, one of the pioneers in using the PBL method for medicine is the University of Girona, which has provided guidance, advice and support to the University of Deusto since 2016. Joint collaboration will continue in the coming years thanks to an agreement signed between both institutions.
Studying medicine using the PBL method means that you will build your knowledge through real-life problems and cases in their systemic context. Furthermore, in addition to acquiring knowledge, you will also develop your interpersonal and teamwork skills. PBL also promotes critical thinking, ongoing self-directed learning and research skills development.
The teaching staff at the University of Deusto have been trained in this methodology to guide and monitor your learning process.
DeustoBio, the place to learn medicine at the University of Deusto
Visit the laboratories and the Virtual Hospital of DeustoBio.