Professional values, attitudes and ethical behaviour:
- Recognising the essential elements of the medical profession, including ethical principles, legal responsibilities, and patient-centred professional practice.
- Understanding the importance of such principles for the benefit of the patient, of society and of the profession, with special attention placed on professional secrecy.
- Knowing how to apply the principle of social justice to professional practice and understanding the ethical implications fo health in the context of a changing world.
- Developing professional practice with regard to patient autonomy, to their beliefs and their culture.
- Recognising one's own limitations and the need to maintain and update professional competence, placing special importance on autonomous learning of new knowledge and techniques and on the motivation for quality.
- Developing professional practice with respect to other health professionals by acquiring teamwork skills.
Scientific fundamentals of medicine:
- Understanding and recognising the normal structure and function of the human body, at molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and system levels, in the different stages of life and in both sexes.
- Recognising the basis of normal human conduct and its alterations.
- Understanding and recognising the effects, mechanisms and manifestations of disease in the structure and function of the human body.
- Understanding and recognising the causal agents and risk factors that determine the states of health and the development of disease.
- Understanding and recognising the effects of growth, development and aging on the individual and his/her social environment.
- Understanding the fundamentals of action, indications and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, based on the scientific evidence available.
- Obtaining and elaborating a clinical history containing all relevant information.
- Performing a physical examination and a mental assessment.
- Being able to formulate an initial diagnostic opinion and to establish a diagnostic strategy.
- Recognising and managing immediate life-threatening situations and those others that require immediate attention.
- Establishing a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment by applying principles based on the best information possible and in conditions of clinical safety.
- Indicating the most appropriate therapy for the most prevalent acute and chronic processes, and for terminal stage patients.
- Establishing and proposing appropriate preventive measures for each clinical situation.
- Acquiring appropriate clinical experience in hospital institutions, health centres and other health institutions, under supervision, together with a basic knowledge of patient-centred clinical management and the appropriate use of tests, medications and other health system resources.
- Listening attentively, obtaining and summarising information relevant to the problems affecting patients and understanding the content of this information.
- Writing clinical histories and other medical registers in a manner comprehensible to third persons.
- Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with patients, their relatives, the media and other professionals.
- Establishing good interpersonal communication allowing one to address patients, their relatives, the media and other professionals effectively and with empathy.
Public health and health systems:
- Recognising population health determinants: genetic factors, those dependent on sex and lifestyle, and demographical, environmental, social, economic, psychological and cultural factors.
- Adopting one's role in actions of prevention of and protection against diseases, lesions, and accidents, and in maintaining and promoting health both at the individual and at the community level.
- Recognising one's role in multiprofessional teams, by assuming leadership when appropriate, both in health care provision and in health promotion interventions.
- Obtaining and using epidemiological data, and assessing trends and risks for decision-making concerning health.
- Knowledge of national and international health organisations and the settings and conditioning factors of different health systems.
- Basic knowledge of the Spanish National Health System and health legislation.
- Recognising, critically assessing and knowing how to use sources of clinical and biomedical information in order to obtain, organise, interpret and communicate scientific and health information.
- Knowing how to use information and communications technologies in clinical, therapeutic, preventive and research activities.
- Maintaining and using patient information records for subsequent analysis, safeguarding the confidentiality of the data.
Critical analysis and research:
- Showing, in professional activity, a critical creative viewpoint, with constructive research-oriented scepticism.
- understanding the importance and the limitations of scientific thought in the study, prevention and management of diseases.
- Capacity to formulate hypotheses, gather and critically evaluate information for problem solving by following the scientific method.
- Acquisition of basic training for research.