Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery BMBS

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Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery BMBS

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      5 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 19,530

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Plymouth University’s BMBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) degree program is delivered I partnership with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Derriford Hospital as well as the South Devon Heathcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Torbay Hospital.

    You’ll be able to practice communication skills in a mock clinical setting – the university’s CSRC, or Clinical Skills Resource Centre. You’ll also take an active part in discussions about the latest breakthroughs in relevant medical sciences, led by experts in their fields.

    You’ll learn in a real clinical setting from the very beginning as well. You’ll experience patient-facing clinical placements commencing from the second week of your year one curriculum. You’ll also study theory from tutors who are themselves leading researchers within each specialty, so you can be certain that what you learn is at the very forefront of modern medical and surgical techniques.

    This course also includes elective content, so you’ll be able to choose your own specialty.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over five years at full time.

    Over your 5 years you’ll learn all about the science which underlies modern medicine, delivered in a clinical context. You’ll explore the human life cycle from conception to old age, and then explore diseases and pathologies in depth. You’ll come to understand the social and psychological impacts of poor health, and spend a great deal of time in clinical placements.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Clinical and Communication Skills 1
    • Medical Knowledge 1
    • Personal Development and Professionalism 1
    • Student-Selected Component 1

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Clinical and Communication Skills 2
    • Medical Knowledge 2
    • Personal Development and Professionalism 2
    • Student-Selected Component 2

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Clinical and Professional Development 1
    • Medical Knowledge 3
    • Student Selected Component 3

    Year 4 Modules Include:

    • Clinical and Professional Development 2
    • Medical Knowledge 4
    • Student Selected Component 4

    Year 5 Modules Include:

    • MED651Clinical and Professional Practice
    • MED654Student Selected Component 5
    • Medical Knowledge 5

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Plymouth’s BMBS program is highly clinically focused, but you’ll do a great deal of classroom learning and self-directed reading and study as well. You’ll learn using detailed case files and clinical studies, and from very early on you’ll gain real world experience working in community settings. You’ll work directly with patients, alongside healthcare and social care professionals. These will allow you to see for yourself how the NHS works to deliver patient care.

    Career Possibilities

    Your curriculum will include a great many employability skills sessions. You’ll also have access to a range of employability workshops which can make you much more attractive to potential employers. Mostly, though, you’ll earn your employability by working extensively in community and hospital based clinical placements, learning from experts in their fields in the ultimate of hands-on settings – the NHS hospital trusts which help to deliver this program.  

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 5 year BMBS degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed 3 A Levels at AAB or the international equivalent, as well as passed the UKCAT test. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test such as the IELTS.

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