Accordingly, they should be able to recognise the essential elements of the medical profession, including ethical principles, legal responsibilities and professional care focused on patients; understand and recognise the structure and functions of normal human bodies, at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organic and system levels, during the various stages of life and in both sexes.
Students should be capable of understanding and recognising the effects, mechanisms and manifestations of disease on the structure and function of human body, as well as the fundamentals of action, indications and effectiveness of therapeutic intervention, on the basis of the available scientific evidence.
They should be able to create a clinical history containing all the relevant information, and perform a physical examination and mental assessment, followed by diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, based on the best possible information and considering clinical safety conditions; be capable of applying the most appropriate therapy in severe and chronic processes, and for terminal patients.
Future doctors should also be able to plan and develop preventive actions appropriate to each clinical state, by acquiring the suitable clinical experience in hospitals and health centres, under supervision, along with the fundamentals of management centred on patients, and the appropriate use of tests, medicines and other resources of the health system. They should be qualified for research and access to specialisation (the MIR examination).