School of Medicine and Clinical Practice

Medical Science and Clinical Practice

Why choose this course?

This course will provide you with the requisite skills to pursue a career in Medicine or a related healthcare discipline, and will provide you with a range of transferrable skills, allowing you to develop as a reflective practitioner in the ever changing world of healthcare.

You will gain a great deal of underpinning knowledge, but will also develop an appreciation of clinical skills and disease processes during your studies. At the end, you may wish to further your career aspirations, by applying to become a Physicians Associate through the University of Wolverhampton, or you may wish to apply to a post-graduate entry Medicine course .

The University of Wolverhampton has a strong widening participation agenda, so we are particularly interested in applications from students who come from groups who are currently under-represented in healthcare professions.

We particularly welcome applications from students who meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Home postcode with low levels of progression to higher educations (POLAR 3 or 4 quintiles 1-2)
  • Be in the first generation of their immediate family to attend HE
  • Have an annual household income that is below the national average
  • Have experienced significant extenuating circumstances that has had a detrimental impact on academic attainment
  • Have a disability and be in receipt of a personal independence payment
  • Be a young carer
  • Be estranged from parents or guardians
  • Had experience of public care

For more information contact: stephen.day@wlv.ac.uk 

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course will provide you with the requisite skills to pursue a career in Medicine or a related healthcare discipline, and will provide you with a range of transferrable skills, allowing you to develop as a reflective practitioner in the ever changing world of healthcare.

You will gain a great deal of underpinning knowledge, but will also develop an appreciation of clinical skills and disease processes during your studies. At the end, you may wish to further your career aspirations, by applying to a post-graduate entry Medicine course, or you may wish to become a Physicians Associate or enter the Scientist Training Programme.

Medical Science & Clinical Practice is a new innovative, multi-disciplinary course which is designed to encourage students from a wide range of different backgrounds to pursue a career in Medicine or one of the many Healthcare related disciplines.

The course itself has a strong clinical focus and uses case-based learning and team-based learning to develop transferable skills, alongside traditional academic skills, with an emphasis on disease processes, pathology, anatomy and physiology and evidence based medicine.

During this course, students will be exposed to a wide range of healthcare professionals from the start, with integrated placement opportunities built into the curriculum: these range from time spent with general practitioners and nurses to shadowing the work of consultants and clinical scientists, all of whom play a crucial role in keeping healthcare services running.

The University of Wolverhampton brands itself as 'The University of Opportunity', and this course specifically fits with our widening participation agenda, and aims to increase the range of future career options for students from under-represented groups: The workforce of the future will depend upon such individuals and this course provides the ideal opportunity for our students to become reflective, effective and highly knowledgeable practitioners in their chosen field of healthcare, who are capable of meeting the needs to their communities.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13450 per year 2021-22

Additional Course Costs

Disclosure and Barring Service Check - £46

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4. No equivalences are accepted.

English language requirements for international applicants: IELTS with 7.0 overall and with no element less than 6.5

PLUS EITHER

  • 120 UCAS points
  • A Level -  minimum of BBB to include two Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics or grade BB in Applied Science Double Award). General Studies & Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • BTEC qualifications are not accepted for this course.

 

Additional Entry Requirements

  • Health Checks. Applicants must be immune to mumps, measles, German measles (rubella), chicken pox and tuberculosis or have been immunised as such to be accepted onto the course.
  • Criminal records check (DBS)

 

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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