MBBS Program in China -The Importance of Human Dissection and Clinical Hands-on in Medical Studies
Dissection also called anatomization is one of the main component in medical studies. In this human dissection process, it will provide insight of disassembling and observing something to determine its internal structure and as an aid to discerning the functions and relationships of human components and organs.
Human dissection is commonly practiced in the teaching of anatomy for students of medicine, while students of biology often engage in dissections of animals like rat and frog. Dissection is a medical practice utilized in pathology and forensic medicine during autopsy.
"Anatomy is the foundation for the language of medicine: the language health-care professionals use for communicating about patients," said Todd Olson, an anatomist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Human dissection has always been the most important method of teaching anatomy to medical students for hundreds of years and "Cadaver" is an essential item for medical students in this crucial hands-on experience in medical teaching. Many medical universities around the world are facing the shortage and limited supply of donated cadavers for anatomical studies.
In view of the importance of human dissection, Hacettepe University is desperately in need of cadavers for its medical students and now turns to China for solution. Read the full story below published on 28th April 2015.
Turkey: Hacettepe University turns to China over shortage of cadavers
Hong Kong medical schools have long struggled with a shortage of donated corpses, which students need for their anatomy studies. Photo: Sam Tsang
As early as 2nd year into MBBS program, medical students are required to perform dissection of human brain at China University
Study clinical medicine is China is popular among international students. In addition to Chinese-medium medical programs, many medical schools in China also offer MBBS programs fully taught in English for many years.
In Australia, statistics revealed by Australia Medical Council (AMC) that there were 73 International Medical Graduates who studied western medicine in China and took part in the 2nd part of clinical test with 51 passed in the examination.
The high passing rate of almost 70% was partly due to the high standard of clinical training they received in China. International medical graduates (IMGs) who wish to practise medicine in Australia are required to applied and were assessed through the AMC Standard pathway for qualification assessment. Click here to view Australian Medical Council (AMC) report.
Hence, study western medicine in China will certainly provide you with many opportunities of hands-on clinical human dissection experiences. Coupled with the modern and outstanding medical facilities and equipment in their class A hospitals will definitely give your added advantage in the final year of clinical training and internship in China's hospitals and will certainly provide excellent learning opportunity as there are many clinical cases to be observed thru out the clinical years.
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