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Our 5-year Medicine course will equip you with essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practice medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment. Students who complete the course are awarded a primary medical qualification called the MBBS and are then eligible to undertake the General Medical Council Foundation Programme. 

 

Our 5-year Medicine course will equip you with essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practice medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment. Students who complete the course are awarded a primary medical qualification called the MBBS and are then eligible to undertake the General Medical Council Foundation...

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Course Content

This course will equip you with the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practice medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment.

Medicine MBBS is underpinned by four main themes:

  • Basic and Clinical Sciences
  • Patient and Doctor
  • Community and Population Health
  • Personal and Professional Development

In the early years these themes are delivered through six modules: Life Cycle; Life Protection; Life Support; Life Maintenance; Life Structure; and Life Control.

In years one and two, the emphasis is on lectures, tutorials and group activity with short clinical and community-based placements.

From year three the emphasis shifts away from lecture-based activity to a combination of problem based learning and student-selected components, rotating with clinical attachments. Clinical attachments from year three onwards are primarily based at healthcare trusts, but also at hospitals and other community-based sites in south London and the south-east of England.

You have the opportunity in your third or fourth year to undertake an intercalated BSc of your choice.

In years four and five the focus is heavily on clinical attachments, again with complementary lectures running in parallel. You have maximum exposure to clinical environments in hospitals, primary care trusts and other community-based attachments.

Within the final year all students undertake an elective. This is an opportunity for you to explore, in a practical setting, an aspect of medicine of particular interest to you, anywhere in the world. Elective plans are reviewed and approved by an academic member of staff, and a report is written upon completion.

This course will equip you with the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practice medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment. Medicine MBBS is underpinned by four main themes: Basic and Clinical Sciences Patient and Doctor Community and Population...

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Entry Requirements

Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths instead of GCSEs

Adjusted criteria

If you attend a school or college in England from this list (i.e. a non-selective state school with an average A-Level grade of D+ or below, or one that is in the bottom 20% in England for progression to Higher Education) then you may be eligible to receive an adjusted A-Level offer two grades lower than the standard for the course.

For MBBS5 this will be an A-Level offer of ABB.

You will still have to meet all other academic and non-academic entry requirements.

Additional information

Please note, the above states our minimum entry requirements, but you may receive an offer ranging between AAA – A*AA at A-level.

A Levels must be completed within one sitting across a maximum of two years. We do not accept resits which require a third year of study.

English language

If English is not your first language and you have not sat a GCSE/IGCSE, you must provide evidence of your proficiency via the tests listed below.  The test is valid for a period of two years.GCSE / IGCSE

English Language grade 6 / B or above.

Please note: all components (speaking, listening, reading and writing) must be completed and assessed.

Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award). We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths instead of GCSEs Adjusted criteria If you attend a school or college in England from this list (i.e. a non-selective state school with an average A-Level grade of D+ or below, or...

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Assessment Methods

Emphasis is on regular formative and summative assessments with detailed feedback throughout.

Assessment methods include short answer questions, single best answer, clinical cases e.g. mini-CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercise), Direct observations of Practical Procedures (DOPS), Case Based Discussion (CBD). St George's also assesses students with Objective Structured Practical Examinations in the Dissecting Room, and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) where students perform a set of structured tasks, which can include practical procedures, interviewing skills and examination of patients.

You will be assessed in three domains:

  • Doctor as practitioner – you will be assessed through objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE)
  • Doctor as scientist – you will be examined through year-end knowledge tests
  • Doctor as professional – through longitudinal professional assessment, attendance and case analysis project

Emphasis is on regular formative and summative assessments with detailed feedback throughout. Assessment methods include short answer questions, single best answer, clinical cases e.g. mini-CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercise), Direct observations of Practical Procedures (DOPS), Case Based Discussion (CBD). St George's also assesses students with Objective Structured Practical...

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