Master of Medicine in Specialist Medicine (Cardiology)

This study programme trains you to become a specialist medical practitioner with adequate knowledge and skills to provide high-quality patient care in your specific discipline. You take the advanced Master’s programme together with the professional training to become a specialist medical practitioner. The total duration of the study programme depends on your choice of specialization.

Subsequent Master's Programme
6 year 180 credits
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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What

Admittance into the Master of Medicine in Specialist Medicine programme depends on your successful completion of the initial Master of Medicine in Medicine. The Master of Medicine in Specialist Medicine programme comprises 180 ECTS credits. Upon completing the initial Master in Medicine, and provided that you pass the selection procedure, you can either take the Specialist Medicine programme at Ghent University Hospital (in Dutch: UZ), or at another accredited work placement. The number of candidates is limited and will be distributed according to the quota laid down by the Royal Decree of 30 May 2002. The duration of the study programme depends on your choice of specialization.
You will be trained to become a specialist medical practitioner with adequate knowledge and skills to provide high-quality patient care in your specific discipline. The study programme aims at delivering clinically competent specialist medical practitioners with an attitude of academic/scientific curiosity and an aptitude for life-long learning within a discipline that is rapidly expanding, both in terms of academic as well as technological progress.
The Master of Specialist Medicine is taken together with the professional training to become a specialist medical practitioner. In Flanders, all programmes of Specialist Medicine have the same general structure. Taking into account the wide variety of specializations, the study programme offers general competencies shared by all specialist medical practitioners, and supplements these with the discipline-specific competencies required by each particular professional profile. By the end of the study programme, you have acquired the necessary competencies and you write a discipline-specific Master’s dissertation (20 ECTS credits). In addition, the 180-credit programme devotes explicit attention to your skills training and personal development as a hospital physician.

For whom

The admission requirements depend on previous degrees (type of degree, country of issue etc ...) or additonal experience.

Labour Market

In Belgium, the title of specialist medical practitioner is not granted by the universities themselves, but by the Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public Health and Family, at the suggestion of a recognition committee that counts university professors among its members. Master of Specialist Medicine graduates usually find a job in their chosen specialisation, either in a hospital, their own practice or a group practice. Their specific tasks are related to diagnosis and therapy within the chosen discipline/specialization.  The various specializations are highly diverse: psychiatry, surgery, paediatrics, anaesthesia, etc. In addition to their specific tasks, specialist medical practitioners can play a role in research and health care development, they can take up positions in hospital administration, the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance sector or find a job in the broad field of preventive health care.

> Main subjects

Four-Year Study Programmes:
- Ophthalmology
- Stomatology and Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Five-Year Study Programmes:
- Dermato-Venereology
- Anaesthesia and Resuscitation
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Forensic Medicine
- Gynaecology and Obstetrics
- Internal Medicine
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Laboratory Medicine
- Neurology
- Nuclear Medicine
- Otorhinolaryngology
- Pathological Anatomy
- Paediatrics
- Radiotherapy-Oncology
- X-ray Diagnosis
- Adult Psychiatry

Six-Year Study Programmes:
- Cardiology
- Gastroenterology
- Geriatrics
- Surgery
- Clinical Genetics
- Medical Oncology
- Neurosurgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
- Pneumology
- Rheumatology
- Emergency Medicine
- Urology