School of Medicine and Clinical Practice

Medical Science and Clinical Practice

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years

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.

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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B907
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Medicine 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 a post-graduate entry Medicine course, or you may wish to become a Physicians Associate.

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 

What happens on the course?

Level 4 (Year 1)

Sem 1

Sem 2

 

 

Biology of Disease 1

 

 

Biology of Disease 2

 

 

Health & Wellbeing

 

 

Clinical Investigation of Disease

 

 

Patient Safety & Quality

 

 

Pathology & Integrated Physiology 1)

 

 

Professional & Study Skills 1

 

 

Patient & Population Centred Care 1

 

 

Level 5 (Year 2)

Sem 1

Sem 2

 

 

Further Biology of Disease 1

 

 

Further Biology of Disease 2 (20 credits)

 

 

Growth & Nutrition

 

 

Infection, Immunity & Genomic Medicine

 

 

Healthcare Technology & Innovation

 

 

Pathology & Integrated Physiology 2

 

 

Professional & Study Skills 2

 

 

Patient & Population Centred Care 2

 

 

Level 6 (Year 3)

Sem 1

Sem 2

 

 

Audit & Service Improvement

 

 

Healthcare Project

 

 

Research Skills & Project Management

 

 

 

 

Clinical Practice & Placement

 

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. The course structure mirrors the MChB curriculum, and has been designed in partnership with the University of Birmingham Medical School. 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 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

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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

2019 Entry

GCSE grade C/4+ in Maths, English and two science subjects eg:  Chemistry, Physics or Biology – equivalencies are not accepted.

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

 

Plus Either

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

 

  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • All short-listed candidates will be invited to attend an Orientation Day.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

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.

Personal statements will be reviewed to ensure that successful applicants demonstrate appropriate values including compassion, empathy, honesty, respect and responsible conduct

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.

  • Additional Entry Requirements
  • Criminal records check (DBS)
  • Health Checks
  • Other

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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01902 32 22 22

Email

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