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University of East Anglia
Degree Type & Length: 5 Years
UCAS Code: A100
University Code: E14
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? Yes
Applicants: 1400
Interviews: 500
Offers: 300
Places: 154
Academic entry requirement:

All applicants must have a minimum of six GCSE (or EU / International equivalent) passes at grade A or above to include English Language, Mathematics and two Science subjects. GCSE short courses are not accepted.

EU / International accepted equivalents are shown on the charts below under 'Alternative Qualifications'.

Applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve AAA at A level. These A levels must include Biology/Human Biology, one further science (Chemistry or Physics), with a third A level subject of the applicant’s choice. Applicants are also required to have a B grade in a fourth subject to AS level (AS level Further Mathematics is not accepted if Mathematics is one of the three A levels).  Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Leisure Studies, Applied Science and General Studies are not considered at AS or A-level.

E-mail: admissions@uea.ac.uk
Medical School Website: https://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine
Medical School Contact Information: University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ

T: +44 (0)1603 591515
Key attribute of medical institute: The University ranks in the Top 3 for Student Experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014) in the UK, the Norwich Medical School received an exceptional student satisfaction rate of 95% in the Guardian University Guide 2015.
Course Structure:

Year 1 

FITNESS TO PRACTICE - YEAR 1

 INTEGRATIVE PERIOD YEAR 1

To consolidate and integrate what has been learned in the first year of the MB BS degree programme.

 

 LOCOMOTION

You will examine the underlying science behind the system, as a basis for exploring the examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients with locomotory impairments.

 

 THE HUMAN LIFECYCLE - A HOLISTIC APPROACH

You will be introduced to a broad range of skills: topics include the human life-course, biological and behavioural sciences, consultation skills, and research methods. The science and behavioural science material will often relate to your week's PBL case.

 

Year 2
 

 BLOOD AND SKIN

You will find out how to recognise and treat many of the diseases that routinely affect people; including the commonest cancer, the most frequent causes of infection in developed and less developed countries, and the common diseases that affect children and adolescents. You will become confident with the interpretation of high and low blood counts, the mechanism of coagulation and bleeding disorders, and management of haematological malignancies.

MEDB6002Y

40

 CIRCULATION

You will study adult cardiology, vascular surgery and stroke medicine. The focus of the teaching is to enable you to understand and manage patients with circulatory disorders.

MEDB6003Y

40

 FITNESS TO PRACTICE - YEAR 2

MEDF5001Y

1

 INTEGRATIVE PERIOD YEAR 2

The learning objectives are : to assimilate and integrate the learning outcomes from all prior units, to demonstrate an holistic approach in relation to presentations encountered to date.

MEDB6001B

30

 RESPIRATION

You will learn how to take a history and examine a patient with lung disease; to understand the pathophysiology, presentation; the management and psychosocial impact of common lung diseases, and gain experience of respiratory related clinical skills.

   

 

 

Year 3

 

 DIGESTION/NUTRITION

You will learn about digestive diseases in all settings, over all ages. This encompasses both medical and surgical disease of the gastrointestinal tract. This is a key opportunity for you to gain general surgical experience as well as developing your gastroenterological knowledge.

MEDC6008Y

40

 FITNESS TO PRACTICE - YEAR 3

All MB BS students must be confirmed as 'Fit to Practise' by the end of year meeting of the School's Professionalism Committee. Progression to the next year, or graduation in Year 5, can only occur once the Professionalism Committee has confirmed a student as being Fit to Practise. If the Professionalism Committee does not believe that a student is Fit to Practise, it will inform the relevant Examination Board and recommend relevant remediation. Further details of Professionalism / Fitness to Practise are available within the 'Professionalism and Fitness to Practise (FtP)' section of the MB BS General Information Black Board site.

MEDF6018Y

1

 HOMEOSTATIS AND HORMONES

You will study the concept of hormone regulation on growth and metabolism and recognise features of hormone overproduction and deficiency and their management.

MEDC6006Y

40

 INTEGRATIVE PERIOD YEAR 3

The learning objectives are : to assimilate and integrate the learning outcomes from all prior units, to demonstrate an holistic approach in relation to presentations encountered to date.

MEDC6005B

30

 THE SENSES

You'll examine three linked but separate specialities: neurology, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat (ENT). These specialities are all centred round the physiological receptors and processes that allow us to sense the environment in which we live.

   

               

Year 4

 

FITNESS TO PRACTICE - YEAR 4

MED-4FPY

1

 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

You will develop a broad understanding of child health and consider the wider issues of children's place in our society, and the value society places on childhood.

MEDD6025Y

40

 INTEGRATIVE PERIOD YEAR 4

The learning objectives are: to assimilate and integrate the learning outcomes from all prior units and to demonstrate an holistic approach in relation to presentations encountered to date.

MEDD6028B

20

 MODULE 11 - THE MIND AND BODY

This module will cover the following elements: #The Mind #Palliative Care #Medicine for the Elderly #Oncology The Mind addresses biological and psycho-social aspects of mental health and illness. It aims to equip students' with knowledge and clinical skills to recognise mental health problems and identify evidence-based methods for their management. The Mind Module places emphasis on transferable skills and professional attitudes, such as working within a multidisciplinary team, respecting patient individuality and reducing stigma, that are prominent in mental health care but also relate to all other areas of clinical practice.

MEDD6026Y

40

 MODULE 12 - ELECTIVE (AWAY)

The elective gives you the opportunity for an eight-week extended placement at the forefront of health provision anywhere in the world# from Papua New Guinea, to Potsdam to Plymouth, you have the chance to plan your elective destination and learn from and contribute to medical provision in a thoroughly immersed way.

MEDD6027B

10

 REPRODUCTION

Your focus will be on reproduction and female health. Human reproduction is a fascinating subject; obstetrics is the branch of medicine and surgery concerned with childbirth and midwifery; gynaecology is the science of the physiological functions and diseases of women. It is essential you have a good grasp of knowledge in basic anatomy and physiology concerning human reproduction to understand childbirth and its complications and manage diseases in women at different stages of their life.

   

 

Year 5

 

EMERGENCY CARE

MEDE6014Y

30

 FINAL INTEGRATIVE PERIOD

MEDE6030B

40

 FITNESS TO PRACTICE - YEAR 5

MED-5FPY

1

 MB/BS: INTRODUCTION TO YEAR 5

MEDE6015A

10

 MODULE 15 - ELECTIVE (HOME) / CLINICAL REMEDIATION

Module 15 - UK Elective / Clinical Remediation

MEDE6029B

10

 PREPARATION FOR F1

   

 

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