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Cardiff University

Medicine North Wales

UCAS Code: A102

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB BCh

Entry requirements


2:1 in first degree and BBB/ABC at A-level including Biology and Chemistry. You will need to pass the science practical element of the A-level if this is part of your programme of study. Applications are only accepted from Dentistry graduates or from one of the following feeder courses: 1. The BMedSci Medical Sciences Degree from the University of Bangor (B100) 2. The BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences Degree, from the University of South Wales (B901) 3. The BSc (Hons) Medical Pharmacology degree, School of Medicine, Cardiff University (B210) 4. The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences degree, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University (BC97)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

You must have English language or Welsh language at GCSE grade B/6 or an equivalent (if you require a Tier 4 visa, you must ensure your language qualification complies with UKVI requirements) and eight GCSEs at grade B/6 including Biology, Chemistry, and Maths, or equivalent qualifications (level, subjects and grade).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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2:1 in first degree and IB with a score of 32 overall (excluding Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay). Must include grade 6 in HL Biology or Chemistry and grade 6 in HL Biology, Chemistry, Physics and either Maths or Statistics (but not Mathematical Studies). Grade 7 in SL Biology or Chemistry can be taken in place of HL Biology or Chemistry if you also have grade 6 in HL Physics. Applications are only accepted from Dentistry graduates or from one of the following feeder courses: 1. The BMedSci Medical Sciences Degree from the University of Bangor (B100) 2. The BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences Degree, from the University of South Wales (B901) 3. The BSc (Hons) Medical Pharmacology degree, School of Medicine, Cardiff University (B210) 4. The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences degree, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University (BC97)

The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in place of one A-level at the A-level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Medicine

The C21 North Wales/ Gogledd Cymru accelerated entry programme has been developed as part of Cardiff University’s commitment to widen access to Medicine in collaboration with Bangor University.
It offers comprehensive preparation for a rewarding working life as a Foundation Doctor in the NHS and your career beyond. Structured over four years , you will acquire the necessary knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes required by the General Medical Council within an integrated spiral curriculum. Our goal is to produce great clinicians who understand people and the environment in which we live.
The C21 North Wales/ Gogledd Cymru programme accepts high performing students from our recognised feeder stream courses within one of the following degrees:
1.BMedSci Degree from the University of Bangor (B100)
2.BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences Degree from the University of South Wales (B901)
3.BSc (Hons) Medical Pharmacology Degree School of Medicine Cardiff University (B210)
4.BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences Degree School of Biosciences Cardiff University ( BC97)
All applicants to the A102 course need to sit the GAMSAT exam prior to applying via UCAS. The results form part of the application assessment.
Having demonstrated appropriate knowledge and skills to enter the healthcare profession, you will pursue the C21 North Wales/ Gogledd Cymru programme which is equivalent to Years 2 to 5 of the five year MBBCh course.
The programme initially focuses on building a platform for integrated clinical sciences, delivered through practical classes, lectures and the virtual learning environment. You learn to apply your knowledge in the clinical environment, both in hospital and the community
The programme emphasises the importance of learning science in the clinical context, and the central place of the patient in a doctor’s work. Patients are at the heart of medical education and as such you will be introduced to patients from the first year. You will learn about medical conditions from real patients, as well as their doctors, in authentic and impressively equipped facilities.
Patient safety, science knowledge, scholarship, and the service role of doctors are unifying themes throughout.
As you progress through the programme there is an increasing emphasis on your acquisition of clinical skills, initially in a simulated environment progressing to extended clinical placements with increasing responsibility in hospital and community settings predominantly in North Wales. Throughout the course, you are expected to display the professional attributes of a doctor in training.
By the time you graduate, you will have demonstrated that care of patients is your first concern. With full engagement in the course, you will be able to apply knowledge and skills in a competent and ethical manner, and use your ability to provide leadership and to analyse complex and uncertain situations. You will have achieved all the outcomes and clinical competencies required by the General Medical Council set out in ‘Outcomes for Graduates 2018’.
This programme is recognised as a Primary Medical Qualification under the Medical Act. Graduates of the programme may apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council.
Undertaking this programme based at Bangor University you will benefit from:
· An innovative spiral curriculum based on evidence gathered from across the world
Teaching from internationally-renowned researchers and clinicians highly rated by students
· Excellent teaching facilities;
· Having North Wales as your classroom, getting a breadth of clinical experience from rural GP practices and cottage hospitals to fast-paced city A&E departments and complex surgical specialties;
· Unique learning opportunities due to the local environment e.g. mountain medicine experience.
· Learning in bilingual communities equipping you with skills to deliver linguistically appropriate care
· A smooth transfer into the first year of your career as a doctor.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£19,350
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£34,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Medicine

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What students say


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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students

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After graduation


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Employed or in further education
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Top job areas of graduates

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