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Medicine and Surgery

MBChB (Full Time)

UCAS Code:A100
Minimum Length:5 Year(s)
Credit Points:640
Part II Weight:17.33
Part II Year 2 Weight:5.47
Part II Year 3 Weight:5.73
Part II Year 4 Weight:6.13
Director of Studies:Dr GS Vince

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Knowledge, Understanding and Skills: What are the General Aims of the Programme?

To enable the student to:

• adopt the principles of lifelong learning
• retrieve, manage and manipulate information by all means, including electronically
• present information clearly in written, electronic and oral forms, and communicate ideas and arguments effectively
• effectively manage time and resources and set priorities
• apply the principles of scientific research and audit
• study topics in depth
• deal with uncertainty and work within a changing environment
• teach effectively and act as a mentor to others
• work effectively within a team

(These are the general aims for graduates as listed in the QAA Benchmarking Statement for Medicine)

Subject Specific Aims of the Programme?

To ensure that students achieve the basic clinical competence, professional skills and attributes which they require to take up posts as Foundation Year junior doctors and proceed to postgraduate training, focused on:

• Knowledge and understanding of the theoretical basis of clinical practice – including biomedical sciences, diagnostic and therapeutic rationales and perspectives on behaviour and populations;

• Professional skills – learning, critical thinking and appraisal, communication, and clinical skills;

• Professional qualities and behaviour – attitudes, conduct, ethics, accountability, teamwork, and responsibility for continuing learning, with due regard for clinical governance.




Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills?

Medical graduates must be able to demonstrate the outcomes which are laid down by the General Medical Council as essential preparation for clinical practice and for moving on to the Foundation Programme stage of medical education.  As well as the categories of knowledge, understanding and skills, the outcomes cover the development of the type of behaviour which must be demonstrated.

Appendix 1 lists the outcomes which the GMC lays out in its publication ‘Tomorrow’s Doctors (2009)’


under the headings of:

• The doctor as a scholar and scientist
• The doctor as a practitioner
• The doctor as a professional

Appendix 2 lists the ‘Duties of a doctor’ as published by the GMC in their guidance on professionalism and medical ethics.

What are the General Learning Outcomes?

See General Aims above.

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