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Medicine

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

4.5years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Medicine

The University of Buckingham is:
- Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).

- We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.

- Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.

- Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.

- As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.

We also launched the UK’s first private Medical School, which recently secured General Medical Council (GMC) accreditation. The GMC commended us for our ‘excellent professional, academic and pastoral support that extends throughout the University and clinical learning environments’.

Our MB ChB Medicine 4.5-year degree programme is designed to train highly ethical, honest and compassionate doctors who will put the patient first. The Medical School received General Medical Council (GMC) accreditation in May 2019.

The course is divided into Phases 1 and 2.

Phase 1 consists of a series of integrated and interdisciplinary units mostly based around the systems of the body and presented in a clinical context. By the end of Phase 1, our students will be able to communicate effectively with patients, examine them clinically, and have a sufficient understanding of how the body works in health and disease to embark on full-time clinical work.

Phase 2 is about building on the foundations of Phase 1 through intensive work with patients and doctors in the clinical environment. Over a series of themed blocks, our students will be given a structured exposure to all aspects of medicine in both the hospital and the community.

The placements take place in hospitals and general practices. The ratio of students to clinical teachers and patients are kept low so that our students have the best chance to interact with a wide variety of patients and doctors.

Amongst our partner hospitals are Milton Keynes University Hospital, St Andrews Hospital in Northampton, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Stoke Mandeville Hospital, as well as several in the Cheshire region.

Modules

You will be assessed rigorously throughout the course so that you can monitor your development, and to assure the Medical School that you are progressing well. There are both written and clinical assessments in all years of the course, and the standards required are high. All assessments are directly related to the practice of medicine, and designed to test how you can apply your understanding and skills to solving patients’ problems. You have to pass assessments in each year in order to progress, and you will be tested rigorously at the end of the course to make sure you are ready to practise. You can, therefore, be confident that on graduation you will be thoroughly prepared for your career as a doctor.

Assessment methods

We will assess your progress rigorously throughout the course so that you, the Medical School and the public can be confident that you are meeting the high standards required of a doctor.

There will be a combination of written examinations, structured clinical examinations and the use of an e-portfolio of evidence of progress, all chosen to make the most valid and reliable test of your abilities.

The other main purpose of the assessment system is to drive the learning of all students, and the Medical School has therefore chosen to place a high weight on educational impact in the design of the assessment system. The aim is to assess students in ways that will drive deep, contextual and constructive learning that will last into life-long practice.

The Uni


Course locations:

University of Buckingham

Crewe

Department:

Medicine

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

63%
Library resources
56%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


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