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Medicine

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 5 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Our modern, dynamic and clearly delivered MBChB uses a systems-based, integrated approach. Our curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated in response to changing GMC guidance, scientific and medical advances, changes in healthcare delivery and changes in educational theory and practice. Student feedback is highly encouraged.

Based on one of the largest health campuses in Europe, on site facilities include a large teaching hospital, paediatric and maternity hospitals which means that you will have access to and be taught by experienced clinicians who are at the forefront of modern clinical practice.

With an impressive history of medical discovery and innovation, Aberdeen is the first choice for aspiring medical students looking to embark on a career that will make a real difference not just to the care of individuals but to society as a whole.

Our modern, dynamic and clearly delivered MBChB uses a systems-based, integrated approach. Our curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated in response to changing GMC guidance, scientific and medical advances, changes in healthcare delivery and changes in educational theory and practice. Student feedback is highly encouraged. Based on one of the largest health campuses in Europe,...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Term 1 provides you with the knowledge and understanding of medical sciences and the disease processes that underpin medicine. The systems-based course commences in term 2. Here we use clinical cases to act as a focus for teaching. This means we teach you about the appropriate anatomy, physiology & biochemistry of each of the body systems, as they are explored, as well as the disease processes that disorganise normal structure and function within each system. In Year 1, students commence the Foundations of Primary Care Course (FPC) which uses a network of local general practices. Students also undertake the first 4-week Student Selected Component (SSC) which involves project-based group work.

  • Year 2

The systems-based teaching and the Foundations of Primary Care continue to develop in Year 2 where you continue to increase your knowledge and skills. A second 4-week SSC will be undertaken, focussing on molecular mechanisms of disease.

You will also experience a huge variety of weekly clinical attachments working alongside and shadowing various members of the multi-disciplinary hospital team.

  • Year 3

The study of the systems and the Foundations of Primary Care course are completed in Year 3. The SSC in third year provides a unique opportunity to study Medical Humanities for a six week module. A wide range of subjects will be available for students to choose from.

In Year 3, bi-weekly clinical attachments continue and by the end of the year, you will be able to perform a complete head-to-toe examination of your patients.

  • Year 4

In Year 4, students develop their diagnostic and management skills. Students undertake nine five-week clinical blocks during which they experience many different clinical areas and discipline. At least one of these clinical blocks will be undertaken in Inverness. However, students may choose to undertake the Remote and Rural option for all the blocks in Year 4

  • Year 5

Year 5 is very much the apprentice year where students prepare for the competent, safe, effective and professional practice of medicine as a doctor.

All final year students complete Student Assistantships in their medical, surgical and GP/Psychiatry attachments. The focus of the placement is to learn what is required post-graduation when you will be working as a foundation doctor.

Year 1 Term 1 provides you with the knowledge and understanding of medical sciences and the disease processes that underpin medicine. The systems-based course commences in term 2. Here we use clinical cases to act as a focus for teaching. This means we teach you about the appropriate anatomy, physiology & biochemistry of each of the body...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Foresterhill Campus Aberdeen

Full Time, 5 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

You can find out about the academic and non-academic requirements for Aberdeen by visiting our School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition website.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 7.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 7.0; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 100 with: Listening - 21; Reading - 22; Speaking - 28; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 70 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 70; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 185 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 185; Writing - 169

You can find out about the academic and non-academic requirements for Aberdeen by visiting our School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition website. English Language Requirements To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum...

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Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods are used to carry out formative and summative assessments including:

Written Exams - These test factual knowledge, but can also test clinical reasoning/diagnostic skills.

Course Work - In some courses, essays or reports are written. Some involve working in groups to produce posters and presentations.

Clinical Exams - Clinical, diagnostic skills, disease management and a range of professional skills including ethics are encompassed within clinical exams.

A variety of assessment methods are used to carry out formative and summative assessments including: Written Exams - These test factual knowledge, but can also test clinical reasoning/diagnostic skills. Course Work - In some courses, essays or reports are written. Some involve working in groups to produce posters and...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
98%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
96% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
88% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
95% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
87% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
92% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
86% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
97% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
76% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
85% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
68% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
72% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
93% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
89% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
86% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
89% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
89% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
82% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
87% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
93% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
91% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
99% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
92% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
88% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
71% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
55% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points144

  • Employment Rate99%

  • Average Graduate Salary£30000

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