Medical universities in the UK offer education on a wide range of medical specialties. In addition to the standard areas, such as therapy, dentistry , and midwifery, you can study optometry, Podiatry (Podiatry), chiropody (foot care), nutrition, physiotherapy, radiography, pharmacology , and speech therapy. In addition, there are courses in such alternative areas as osteopathy and chiropractic, acquiring official recognition in the UK.
British universities offer three types of courses, which allow to obtain the first higher medical education that vary in length:
After receiving the first degree of higher education students who want to practice medicine, go to the internship (Foundation). At the end of two years of internship they receive special training in the chosen specialty. For students wishing to engage in scientific research, there are master's and doctoral programs in medicine. They are a must for many areas of medicine, health and alternative medicine.
In the UK you can also obtain diplomas of vocational medical education. Among them, the BTEC diplomas in nursing, health care, medical science and pharmaceutical services, two-year courses for trainees-opticians and certificates and diplomas accredited by the Council for awards in child protection and education (Council for Awards in Children's Care and Education, CACHE).
According to the guardian newspaper, leading medical schools in 2012 were: the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, University College London, the universities of Dundee, Newcastle, Leicester, Queen Mary, of Aberdeen medical school hull York.