MBBS Syllabus 2021 (Semester-Wise): Medicine Subjects, Topics and FAQs
MBBS Syllabus - The study of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery which is also known as MBBS is a professional degree to practice in the field of medicine and surgery. Aspirants who want to become a doctor have to know and study the whole MBBS syllabus during their Bachelor's degree. Knowing the syllabus of MBBS and study some brief about it before the commencement of class will surely boost up aspirants' performance in their academics. The syllabus of MBBS is also useful for medical graduates who want to pursue postgraduation. MBBS syllabus is under three subject heads, namely, Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical. The syllabus included in these subjects includes microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy, pharmacology, physiology and pathology. With the knowledge of these subjects, medical aspirants can get first-hand experience of how things work in the field concerned.
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The Medical Council of India (MCI) is the authority responsible for prescribing the MBBS syllabus for all eligible candidates. Under MBBS course, which is for five and a half years, candidates will have to complete a one-year mandatory rotational internship. The entire MBBS syllabus has been divided into a total of nine semesters. These nine semesters will be carried over a period of 6 months. There will be approximately 120 teaching days in each semester. Medical aspirants can enroll themselves in the course by qualifying NEET UG with the minimum required percentile. Earlier news reports suggested that MCI will be revising the MBBS syllabus from the year 2020, the changes was speculated are, less duration for the course, as well as addition and removal of certain subjects. However, till now, MCI has not released any notice or announcement regarding the revision of the MBBS syllabus. Any update regarding the MBBS syllabus for the current academic session will be intimated to aspirants in this article.
MBBS Syllabus - Medicine Subjects Phase wise details
The Medical aspirants can refer to the table below, for a better understanding of how the course duration is divided into phases.
Phases of MBBS Syllabus
Para-clinical and Clinical subjects
Continuation of the study of clinical subjects for 7 semesters after passing semester I
How to get admission to MBBS course?
In order to get admission to the MBBS course, candidates must qualify for NEET UG. Earlier, there were other options like AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS, but from the year 2020, these have also been brought under the ambit of NEET. This makes the NEET, a single national medical entrance examination at the undergraduate level. For admission to undergraduate medical courses, the aspirants need to appear for the medical entrance test and qualify by securing the NEET cutoff. In the year 2020, as many as 15.97 lakh aspirants registered for India's single largest medical entrance exam. Out of which 7.71 lakh aspirants have qualified for the NEET exam.
Division of MBBS Syllabus
It is already aforementioned that the syllabus of MBBS has been divided into three phases. In the table below we have compiled the subjects that are to be taught under these phases, for the reference of candidates.
Subjects covered in the MBBS syllabus
1-2: two semesters
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology
3-5: three semesters
Community Medicine; Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Clinical postings inwards, OPDs to begin here;
6-9: four semesters
Community Medicine, Medicine and allied subjects (Psychiatry, Dermatology), Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Paediatrics
Surgery and allied subjects (Anesthesiology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics);
MBBS Syllabus - Division of subjects covered
Candidates can refer to the table below to understand the division of subjects in these three phases.
Division of subjects
Gross anatomy, Microanatomy, Embryology and Genetics, Neuroanatomy
Biological cell, Biomolecules, Enzymes, Metabolic pathways, their regulation and metabolic interrelationships, Food assimilation and nutrition, Hormones, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Environmental biochemistry, cancer and cancer makers
General Physiology, Nerve–Muscle, Blood, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Gastrointestinal System, Nutrition, Environmental Physiology, Reproduction, Kidney, Neurophysiology, Yoga
Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Forensic Medicine, Toxicology
Microbiology, Bacteriology, Bacterial Staining and Cultivation, Common Tests for Bacterial identification, parasitology, Virology, Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infection, Mycology, Common Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections, Collection of Transport of Samples, Host-Parasite relationship, Bacterial and Viral Genetics, Immunity to infection, Immunodiagnosis, Vaccines, Sterilisation and disinfection, Bacteriology of water and air, Microorganisms associated with gastrointestinal infections, Gastrointestinal infections caused by parasites
General Pathology, Systemic Pathology, Practical
General Pharmacology, Autonomic nervous system & Peripheral nervous system, Central nervous system, Autacoids, Cardiovascular system, Gastrointestinal and respiratory system, Hormones, Chemotherapy, Miscellaneous
Preoperative evaluation & optimization, Skills I/V, Cannulation, Oropharyngeal/Nasopharyngeal Airway insertion, Bag Mask Ventilation, Attaching pulse oximeter, BP cuff and ECG electrodes and setting up a monitor
Behavioral Sciences, Health Education, Environment, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Nutrition, Maternal & Child Health, Rehabilitation, Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases And Non-communicable Diseases, Important National Health Programmes, Occupational Health, Health Administration, Health Economics, Geriatrics, Counselling
Dermatology and Venereology
Ineffective dermatoses, Infective dermatoses, Infestations, Melanin synthesis, Allergic disorders, Drug eruptions, urticaria, erythema multi-forme, Vesiculo-bullous diseases, Epidermopoisis, Psoriasis, Pathogenesis, Syphilis, Gonococcal and Non-gonococcal infections, HIV infection, Dermatological Emergencies
Clinical Pharmacology, Nutritional and metabolic disorders, Water, electrolyte and acid-base imbalance, Critical care Medicine, Pain management and palliative care, Medical Psychiatry, Poisonings, Specific environmental and occupational hazards, Immune response and Infections, Cardiovascular system
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Basic Sciences, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Contraception, Neonatology and Recent Advances
Microbiology in relation to eye, Pathology in relation to eye, Pharmacology in relation to eye, Disorders of the Lid, Disorders of the Lacrimal Apparatus, Conjunctivitis & Ophthalmia Neonatorum, Trachoma & Other chronic conjunctivitis, Keratitis and corneal ulcers, Corneal ulcer, Scleritis & Episcleritis
Pediatric orthopaedics, Orthopaedic oncology, Management of Trauma, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Neurology, Disorders of Spine, Radiology, Fracture
Oral cavity and oropharynx, Ear, Instruments, Operative Procedures, X-ray
Vital statistics, Growth and development, Nutrition, Immunization, Infectious diseases, Hematology, Respiratory system, Gastro Intestinal Tract, Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular system, Genito-Urinary system, Neonatology, Pediatrics Emergencies, Fluid-Electrolyte, Genetics, Behavioral Problems, Pediatrics Surgical Problems, Therapeutics
Behavioural Sciences, Emotion and its application to health, Cognitive process and memory, psychiatric disorders, personality disorders, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorders, Depression, Anxiety neurosis, phobia and OCD
Skin, Head and Neck region, Arteries, Veins, Breast, Oesophagus, Stomach and duodenum, Small intestine, Colon and rectum, Appendix, Acute abdomen, Urology
MBBS Syllabus - 12 months rotatory internship
In order to successfully complete the MBBS course, it is extremely essential that candidates complete their one-year rotatory internship. When candidates are under the internship period, they will be provided with a hands-on experience of how things work in their field. They will also be taught how to maintain inter-personal relations with their patients. During this internship session, emphasis will be laid on hands-on experience. Also, the department that is concerned will be maintaining a daily logbook for each candidate. The postings will keep on changing at intervals, the scheme of which is mentioned in the table below.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
After the completion of the aforementioned syllabus of MBBS during Bachelor degree, deserving aspirants can get opportunities for earning in some of the following areas, in which they can get a better scope.
- Biomedical companies
- Nursing homes
- Medical colleges
- Health centres
- Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies
MBBS Career Opportunities
Candidates after completing their MBBS wish to get jobs in reputed companies across the nation and globe. There are a lot of job opportunities for deserving aspirants in the private and public sectors. Everyone has the opportunity to grab the below-mentioned jobs.
- Junior Doctors
- Junior Surgeons
- Medical Professors or Lecturers
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MBBS Syllabus 2021 (Semester-Wise): Medicine Subjects, Topics and FAQs
Question: How many sections are covered in how many sections?
The syllabus of MBBS is covered into three phases - Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical subjects.
Question: How many topics are covered under Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical subjects?
Only the topics from Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical subjects are covered in the MBBS syllabus.
Question: What is the duration of MBBS course?
Candidates appearing for MBBS must complete five and a half year of theoretical as well as practical knowledge. Along with that, aspirants are also required to complete one year of compulsory internship on a rotatory basis.
Question: How important is the MBBS syllabus for preparing for NEET PG, INI CET?
The questions asked in PG entrance examination is based on the syllabus of MBBS, thus it is mandatory for candidates to learn the fundamentals and concepts of MBBS curriculum.
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