University of Liverpool, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Degree Type & Length: 5 Years
UCAS Code: A100
University Code: L41
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? Yes
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Academic entry requirement:

A (Chemistry); A (Biology); A (third academic A level); plus B in 4th independent AS level subject

GCSEs in nine separate subject areas: attained by the end of Year 11 and at least a score of 15 points or better (where A*/A = 2; B = 1) from the nine and including: Core & Additional Science (or Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), English Language, and Mathematics (all at least grade B). 

Medical School Contact Information: School of Medicine
University of Liverpool
Cedar House
Ashton Street
L69 3GE
T: +44 (0)151 795 4370
Key attribute of medical institute: At Liverpool we've been training doctors for almost 200 years. Over that time we have developed a student focused community informed by the latest in innovative teaching, and strengthened by interdisciplinary research of unparalleled breadth and depth.
Course Structure:

Year One

Foundation of Medicine

  • Students are introduced to the science and practice of medicine through a series of problem-based learning modules.
  • Biomedical sciences such as Biochemistry, Physiology and Anatomy are explored through their application to various human body systems.
  • Weekly classes in a specially designed clinical skills centre introduce students to basic clinical methods.
  • Communication skills training throughout the year prepares students for the clinical placements which start towards the end of the year.

Years Two/Three/Four

Modules focus on the human life cycle from conception to old age

Students progress through four stages:

  • Understanding how healthy bodies normally develop and function
  • Learning to recognise health problems
  • Developing skills needed to diagnose illness and disease
  • Knowing how to manage patients

Hospital and community-based clinical experience provides support for students’ learning and opportunities to interact with patients. Patient contact also enables students to understand the psychological and social aspects of health care.

Students complete their final written assessments at the end of Year Four.

Year Five

Intensive clinical experience.

The final year is spent gaining intensive clinical experience in hospitals and the community to prepare students for their careers as doctors.

The modules listed above are illustrative and subject to change. Please refer to the department site for further information

University of Liverpool, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences