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Differences Between MBBS, Clinical Medicine and Basic Medicine

Date: May 30,2019

Summary: When it comes to the specialties related to medicine, people may think of clinical medicine, MBBS, basic medicine, etc. However, what’s the differences between these disciplines and what courses are included in theses major...

Differences Between MBBS, Clinical Medicine and Basic Medicine

 
When it comes to the specialties related to medicine, people may think of clinical medicine, MBBS, basic medicine, etc. However, what’s the differences between these disciplines and what courses are included in theses majors respectively? Let’s figure it out!
Definitions
To find the differences between the three disciplines, we need to clarify their definitions first. So, what are clinical medicine, MBBS and basic medicine exactly?
Clinical medicine is one type of scientific medicine that gives more emphasis on practice. It focus on healing patients directly through diagnosis, treatment, surgery, prognosis and so on.
In contrast, basic medicine concentrate on studying the laws of human life and disease phenomena, and thus provide necessary theoretical support for clinical practice as part of the efforts to cure patients.
As for MBBS, it stands for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and may be more comprehensive. In another word, MBBS combines both theoretical and practical knowledge. But in the strict sense, MBBS is a degree which include courses of clinical medicine.
In conclusion, clinical medicine and basic medicine mutually complement each other, while MBBS combines both of them.
Comparisons
After clarifying the definitions of the three disciplines, we can then compare the differences among them from 3 aspects:
Theoretically, basic medicine> MBBS> clinical medicine.
Practically, clinical medicine> MBBS> basic medicine.
Comprehensively, MBBS> clinical medicine> basic medicine
Courses
In order to have a more intuitive understanding of their difference, we can compare their curriculum by selecting one program respectively. Giving that the course arrangement varies in different universities, we will compare the MBBS Program, Clinical Medicine Program and Basic Medicine Program of Zhejiang University (top university in China).
You can click the name of program to check the details separately:
MBBS Program
Clinical Medicine
Basic Medicine
It is obvious that the MBBS Program has the longest duration, which last for 6 years, while the duration of the other two programs is 4 academic years. Moreover, the teaching language is also an important factor for international students to make choices. Only MBBS program is taught in English. Therefore, it is obvious that MBBS is the most appropriate program for foreign students to study in Zhejiang University.
Please note that this is just one example among various medical institutions in China. In general, the difference between clinical medicine and MBBS is that MBBS will offer 1-2semester of Pre-Med or basic medicine courses to consolidate your theory basis. However, in some medical schools, clinical medicine program is equivalent to MBBS program.
The exact condition and course arrangement depend on specific university, so it is best for you to check.
Accreditation
There are different criteria for evaluating the certificate of medical degree in different countries. For example, in some country, it is mandatory for medical graduates with international degrees to provide diploma of MBBS of accredited overseas medical schools. While there are also countries that have no limitation on this respect.
International students are suggested to check if there is any relative rules or regulations, which usually be clearly stated by the medical council of your own country. In terms of recognized medical universities in China, you can view the page of Chinese MBBS Universities.
Job Orientation
For graduates of basic medicine science, it’s more wiser for you to take advantage and make achievements in a more specific or a new research field.
Graduates from clinical medicine can apply for the Medical License exam in China and get access to practice medicine in Chinese hospitals or medical institutes.
After graduating from MBBS, students can either further study basic medical science and become a teacher at a medical institution or you can go after clinical medicine and get admitted to a postgraduate training program, either in China or in your home country.
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