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Start your journey to a world-class medical degree and gain a global perspective on modern medicine.

Thanks to a unique partnership with St George’s University in Grenada , SGU-UK gives international students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and complete up to 50% of your degree in the United Kingdom.

Both four- and five-year MD students who begin their studies at SGU-UK will complete one year of integrated basic sciences at St George’s technologically advanced campus in Grenada.

Your final two years of study will connect traditional academic preparation with hands-on clinical experience. SGU offers clinical training availability in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada with a network of more than 70 affiliated hospitals and clinics.

As an established world leader in medical education for more than 40 years, St. George’s University educates more international medical students than all US medical schools combined.

SGU has contributed over 16,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students, graduates and faculty from over 140 countries.They have practiced in every state in the United States, as well as in more than 50 nations around the world.

St. George’s University students who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2017 achieved a 95 percent pass rate, including a 95 percent pass rate for students from the United States and Canada. More than 1,100 SGU students taking the exam for the first time hailed from 47 countries over five continents.

Duration and Intakes

  • The six year programme commences in September, each academic year
  • The five year programme commences in September, each academic year
  • The four year programme commences in August or January, each academic year

The programme duration to qualify as a Medical Doctor is between 4-6 years depending on your entry qualifications. Qualifications from all countries are considered.

Six Year Programme

You expect to complete secondary school with strong grades in sciences but you are not studying for GCE A-Levels, HK A-levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma or an equivalent qualification. Qualifications from many countries are accepted and include, HSSC and AISC Standard XII from India and the South African matriculation, Australian Matriculation Examinations and UK AS levels

You will apply to Northumbria University for the programme. You will then also be interviewed and assessed by St George’s University and if accepted you will have a confirmed place on the Medical Degree Programme providing you pass each academic year.

The first two years of your six-year programme are delivered by Northumbria University in Newcastle and comprise two years of pre-medical science.

You will study a range of different subjects that will provide you with the requisite scientific knowledge and skill to be able to join the four-year Medical Degree Programme.

Details of your syllabus can be found here:

Your studies in Year 1 comprise of an Introduction to Biological and Food Sciences, Introduction to Human Biosciences, Foundations of Chemical Structure, Foundations of Chemical Reactions, Practical and Transferrable Skills, Introductory Environmental Science 

Your studies in Year 2 comprise of Cell Biology and Genetics, Principles of Immunology, Introductory Pathological Sciences, Practical Skills for Biosciences, Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Skills and Biochemistry

At the end of your first year of studies you need to pass with 70% to be able to progress into the 2nd year of your pre-medical programme. At the end of second year of your studies you must pass this year with 65% to be able to progress to the medical programme and you must also hold an IELTS of 7.0 with no component lower than 6.5). You will then progress to the 4 years of your Medical DegreeModule details can be found on the Four Year Programme tab.

Five Year Programme

You will apply to Northumbria University for the programme and we will ensure that you have the correct information for St George’s University. You will also be interviewed and assessed by St George’s University so that you have a confirmed place on the medical degree programme providing you pass each academic year.

Your pre-medical year is delivered by Northumbria University and comprises a range of subjects so that you have the requisite skills and knowledge to be able to progress to the Medical Degree.

Your studies in Year 1 comprise of Cell Biology and Genetics, Principles of Immunology, Introductory Pathological Sciences, Practical Skills for Biosciences, Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Skills and Biochemistry

At the end of the first year of your studies you must pass this year with 65% to be able to progress to the medical programme, you must also hold an IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in component). You then progress to the 4 years of your Medical Degree. For module details click on the four year programme tab.

Four Year Programme

The first two years of the programme is the study of basic scence associated with a career in medicine.

The first year of the programme is studied at Northumbria, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, the second year is studied at St George’s University True Blue Campus on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Grenada.

Upon successful completion of the first two years of the programme you will then undertake 2 years of clinical study at St George’s University affiliated Clinical Hospitals/Centres in the US, Canada or the UK. During this period you complete a variety of different clinical rotation experiences, providing you with the experience to develop your clinical, professional and compassionate skills. THE USMLE examination Stage 1 & 2 form part of your studies.

St George’s have an outstanding track record of first time passes in the USMLE.

Your studies in Year 1 comprise of Medicine in Society 1: Bioethics and the Professional, Medicine in Society 2: Community and Preventative Medicine, Medical Biochemistry, Geneticsm Human Gross and Development Anatomy, Histology & Cell Biology, Immunology and Parasitology, Medical Physiology, Neuroscience (Further details included in Year One of the Module Overview below)

Year 2 of the Medical Degree programme in Grenada include:

Clinical Rotations

Core Rotations are:

  • Medicine 12 weeks
  • Surgery 12 weeks
  • Paediatrics 6 weeks
  • Obstetrics/Gynaecology 6 weeks
  • Psychiatry 6 weeks
  • Family Medicine  6 weeks
  • Sub-internships and Electives
  • Medicine Sub-Internship  4 weeks
  • Medicine Elective 4 weeks
  • Paediatrics Elective or Sub-Internship  4 weeks
  • Additional Electives 20 Weeks

Upon successful completion of your Medical Degree programme you will graduate from St George’s University, the ceremony to mark this occasion being held in New York in the USA.

If you wish to secure work outside the USA you will need to sit for the Medical Licensing Examination in the country in which you wish to work, for example in the UK this is the PLAB in Canada it is the MCCEE., in Thailand and Sri Lanka your qualification is already recognised by the medical Licensing Council.

After graduation you will then look to secure residency in one of many specialities including, emergency medicine, family medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, surgery and psychiatry to name a few. St George’s University has the highest success in matching students to residency places.

 Further details are available on St George’s University website

*Upon successful completion of the MD, to meet General Medical Council (GMC) criteria and practice in the UK, UK students must have studied a minimum of two years in the country in which the awarding institution of the medical degree is based, (ie two years in Grenada).

Start your journey to a world-class medical degree and gain a global perspective on modern medicine.

Thanks to a unique partnership with St George’s University in Grenada , SGU-UK gives international students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and complete up to 50% of your degree in the United Kingdom.

Both four- and five-year MD students who begin their studies at SGU-UK will complete one year of integrated basic sciences at St George’s technologically advanced campus in Grenada.

Your final two years of study will connect traditional academic preparation with hands-on clinical experience. SGU offers clinical training availability in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada with a network of more than 70 affiliated hospitals and clinics.

As an established world leader in medical education for more than 40 years, St. George’s University educates more international medical students than all US medical schools combined.

SGU has contributed over 16,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students, graduates and faculty from over 140 countries.They have practiced in every state in the United States, as well as in more than 50 nations around the world.

St. George’s University students who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2017 achieved a 95 percent pass rate, including a 95 percent pass rate for students from the United States and Canada. More than 1,100 SGU students taking the exam for the first time hailed from 47 countries over five continents.

Duration and Intakes

  • The six year programme commences in September, each academic year
  • The five year programme commences in September, each academic year
  • The four year programme commences in August or January, each academic year

The programme duration to qualify as a Medical Doctor is between 4-6 years depending on your entry qualifications. Qualifications from all countries are considered.

Six Year Programme

You expect to complete secondary school with strong grades in sciences but you are not studying for GCE A-Levels, HK A-levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma or an equivalent qualification. Qualifications from many countries are accepted and include, HSSC and AISC Standard XII from India and the South African matriculation, Australian Matriculation Examinations and UK AS levels

You will apply to Northumbria University for the programme. You will then also be interviewed and assessed by St George’s University and if accepted you will have a confirmed place on the Medical Degree Programme providing you pass each academic year.

The first two years of your six-year programme are delivered by Northumbria University in Newcastle and comprise two years of pre-medical science.

You will study a range of different subjects that will provide you with the requisite scientific knowledge and skill to be able to join the four-year Medical Degree Programme.

Details of your syllabus can be found here:

Your studies in Year 1 comprise of an Introduction to Biological and Food Sciences, Introduction to Human Biosciences, Foundations of Chemical Structure, Foundations of Chemical Reactions, Practical and Transferrable Skills, Introductory Environmental Science 

Your studies in Year 2 comprise of Cell Biology and Genetics, Principles of Immunology, Introductory Pathological Sciences, Practical Skills for Biosciences, Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Skills and Biochemistry

At the end of your first year of studies you need to pass with 70% to be able to progress into the 2nd year of your pre-medical programme. At the end of second year of your studies you must pass this year with 65% to be able to progress to the medical programme and you must also hold an IELTS of 7.0 with no component lower than 6.5). You will then progress to the 4 years of your Medical DegreeModule details can be found on the Four Year Programme tab.

Five Year Programme

You will apply to Northumbria University for the programme and we will ensure that you have the correct information for St George’s University. You will also be interviewed and assessed by St George’s University so that you have a confirmed place on the medical degree programme providing you pass each academic year.

Your pre-medical year is delivered by Northumbria University and comprises a range of subjects so that you have the requisite skills and knowledge to be able to progress to the Medical Degree.

Your studies in Year 1 comprise of Cell Biology and Genetics, Principles of Immunology, Introductory Pathological Sciences, Practical Skills for Biosciences, Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Skills and Biochemistry

At the end of the first year of your studies you must pass this year with 65% to be able to progress to the medical programme, you must also hold an IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in component). You then progress to the 4 years of your Medical Degree. For module details click on the four year programme tab.

Four Year Programme

The first two years of the programme is the study of basic scence associated with a career in medicine.

The first year of the programme is studied at Northumbria, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, the second year is studied at St George’s University True Blue Campus on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Grenada.

Upon successful completion of the first two years of the programme you will then undertake 2 years of clinical study at St George’s University affiliated Clinical Hospitals/Centres in the US, Canada or the UK. During this period you complete a variety of different clinical rotation experiences, providing you with the experience to develop your clinical, professional and compassionate skills. THE USMLE examination Stage 1 & 2 form part of your studies.

St George’s have an outstanding track record of first time passes in the USMLE.

Your studies in Year 1 comprise of Medicine in Society 1: Bioethics and the Professional, Medicine in Society 2: Community and Preventative Medicine, Medical Biochemistry, Geneticsm Human Gross and Development Anatomy, Histology & Cell Biology, Immunology and Parasitology, Medical Physiology, Neuroscience (Further details included in Year One of the Module Overview below)

Year 2 of the Medical Degree programme in Grenada include:

Clinical Rotations

Core Rotations are:

  • Medicine 12 weeks
  • Surgery 12 weeks
  • Paediatrics 6 weeks
  • Obstetrics/Gynaecology 6 weeks
  • Psychiatry 6 weeks
  • Family Medicine  6 weeks
  • Sub-internships and Electives
  • Medicine Sub-Internship  4 weeks
  • Medicine Elective 4 weeks
  • Paediatrics Elective or Sub-Internship  4 weeks
  • Additional Electives 20 Weeks

Upon successful completion of your Medical Degree programme you will graduate from St George’s University, the ceremony to mark this occasion being held in New York in the USA.

If you wish to secure work outside the USA you will need to sit for the Medical Licensing Examination in the country in which you wish to work, for example in the UK this is the PLAB in Canada it is the MCCEE., in Thailand and Sri Lanka your qualification is already recognised by the medical Licensing Council.

After graduation you will then look to secure residency in one of many specialities including, emergency medicine, family medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, surgery and psychiatry to name a few. St George’s University has the highest success in matching students to residency places.

 Further details are available on St George’s University website

*Upon successful completion of the MD, to meet General Medical Council (GMC) criteria and practice in the UK, UK students must have studied a minimum of two years in the country in which the awarding institution of the medical degree is based, (ie two years in Grenada).

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
four or five years depending on point of entry

Department
Applied Sciences

Location
Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019 or September 2020

This course has been designed and refined to engender the knowledge, skills and behavior required of the future medical practitioner. Course activities that include; lectures, laboratory classes, early patient contact and small group work; will enable you to synthesise and critically appraise the disciplines that encompass both the science and the art of medicine.

Students who begin their MD at SGU-UK receive the same intensive medical education as students who start at St George’s’ campus in Grenada. Lectures, labs, textbooks, small groups, and exams all follow the same clinically integrated curriculum and align over the same academic schedule.

SGU-UK is led by resident faculty and administrators, with the added benefit of teaching support from visiting professors and Northumbria University faculty.

Students can participate in the Early Clinical Exposure selective during their basic science years, engaging in a physician-shadowing experience at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, England.

SGU’s Newcastle program is located on our City Campus in Newcastle-upon Tyne.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a modern city with ancient roots. Located in the north of England, three hours from London by train, Newcastle positions you on the doorstep to continental Europe.

St. George’s University’s network of over 16,000 School of Medicine graduates have practiced in all 50 US States and more than 50 countries around the world.

Take a long weekend in Paris or Rome. Cheer on Newcastle United, the city’s premier league football club. Soak up the friendly Geordie culture with bustling pubs, greenspaces, concerts, and festivals. Newcastle attracts more than 30,000 university students and is home to all the amenities you can expect to find in a busy college town.

Students enrolled at SGU’s program live together at the Trinity Square residence building. A twenty-minute walk or a quick Metro ride from the City Campus, Trinity Square puts you in the heart of Newcastle. Most students are required to live in university housing while studying with SGU.

The unique partnership between Northumbria University and St. George’s University began with the goal of creating a pathway for highly qualified international students from around the world to pursue a world-class western medical education.

The partnership’s charter class donned their white coats in January 2007. Since then, more than 1700 students have started their physician training at Northumbria University.

Over 20,000 graduates in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, and other professions and disciplines have practiced in over 50 countries in the world.

Students studying at SGU-UK will also gain academic credit from Northumbria University, with eligibility for earning a Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences with no additional coursework. Students receive their DipHE at a special Northumbria University graduation ceremony held on SGU’s Grenada campus each year.

In addition, St. George’s University recognizes the pre-medical program at Northumbria University, allowing students to enter NU’s program with a variety of qualifications from around the globe and study on either a 5- or 6-year International Medicine Pathway. Details of the Northumbria University program can be found here.

Course in brief

Your course in brief

Year 1

Year one You will commence your studies in September at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. Your first year of study will be Year 1 of the Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences, which equates to a Certificate of Higher Education in Medical Sciences. This is a pre-entry programme to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

Year 2

Year two After successful completion of Year 1 with a mark of 65%, or higher, you will undertake the first year of your MD studies at Northumbria University, or alternatively study this year in Grenada. If you opt to remain at Northumbria, you will, upon successful completion of Year 2, also be awarded the Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences. Please note: if you are applying for direct entry to Year 2, there are two intakes per year in August and January.

Year 3

Year three You will continue the Basic Medical Sciences study at St. George’s University in Grenada.

Year 4

Year four Years 4 and Years 5 will be spent in clinical training at affiliated hospitals and Clinical Centres in the United Kingdom, the United States and/or Canada. You will have the choice of where you complete your training.

Who would this Course suit?

This course will suit those who are interested in a career in medicine and looking for pathways into the careers. Previous alumni from this programme have been lovers of travel and have benefitted from our connections with the USA and Canada.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Entry Requirements - 6-Year programme

Completion of secondary school qualifications with strong grades in biology, chemistry and either mathematics or physics.

Qualifications from many countries are accepted but include the following:

India:    

HSSC – State Board (XII) – SBSE: Ave 75% and no grade below 65% in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and English.  All India School Certificate – Central Board (XII) – SBSE, CISCE or NIOS:  Average 70% and no grade below 65% in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and English.

South Africa:    

National Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement – minimum of Grade B (70%) in 6 subjects including English, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Science.

Australia:    

School Leaving Certificate that satisfies Australian University Matriculation – normally a minimum UAI / ENTER / TER score of 96 including Biology and Chemistry; Queensland OP band of at least 3 including Biology and Chemistry.

UK:    

AS levels:  BBB in three sciences (Chemistry, Biology and either Maths or Physics)

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED, please contact us for details and advice

Entry Requirements - 5-Year programme

You will need one of the following as a minimum or an equivalent qualification:

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

BBB in three Sciences (Chemistry, Biology and either Maths or Physics)

International Baccalaureate Diploma:

32 Points in three HL Sciences (Chemistry, Biology and either Maths or Physics)

Hong Kong A Levels:

CCC in three Sciences (Chemistry, Biology and either Maths or Physics) Hong Kong HKDSE – 3 elective subjects with minimum level 444 to include Combined Science (Biology and Physics) plus Chemistry.

India:

All India School Certificate – Central Board – SBSE, CISCE or NIOS: Average 80% and no grade below 70% in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and English.

Entry Requirements - 4-Year programme

A bachelor degree with a strong science background is necessary. For UK degrees a Second Class Upper or above or for other non-North American Degrees a bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, which includes a science background and the study of English with good grades.

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    International Qualifications:

    In addition you will need an IELTS overall score of 6.0 (minimum components 5.5) on entry; to progress to the second year of pre-medical you will need an overall score of 6.5 (minimum components 6.0); and an overall score of 7.0 (minimum components 6.5) to progress to the Medical Degree programme.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

6-Year Programme:
Completion of secondary school qualifications with strong grades in Biology, Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics.

5-Year Programme:
A-level: BBB in three Sciences (Chemistry, Biology and either Mathematics or Physics), or the equivalent.

4-Year Programme:
UK Second Class Upper undergraduate degree, or the equivalent in a science subject and acceptable levels of English.

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Additional:
To progress to the second year of pre-medical you will need an overall score of 6.5 (minimum components 6.0); and an overall score of 7.0 (minimum components 6.5) to progress to the Medical Degree programme.

For additional advice and guidance please contact bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: TBC

International Fee in Year 1: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Throughout your course you will be expected to print out some course materials, such as workbooks for laboratory sessions and tutorials. Individual printing costs vary greatly depending on how much you wish to print out and whether you choose colour or black and white printing. The cost of printing will therefore range from £50 - £200 for the duration of your course. The core texts for this programme are available in the University library, there is an option to purchase additional books, the costs associated with these purchases are approximately £100 - £200.

FUNDING INFORMATION

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for UK/EU undergraduate tuition fee information**.

Click here for International undergraduate tuition fee information.

Click here for additional costs which may be involved while studying.

Click here for information on fee liability.

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: TBC

Undergraduate fees are set by Government and are subject to annual review. Once these have been approved we will update fees/funding information for UK and EU students.


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

Scholarships for 2020/2021 entry have not been announced. Please visit the 2019/2020 international scholarship page for the 2019/2020 scholarship offer.


ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC


FUNDING INFORMATION

20/21 fees and funding information has not been confirmed. 19/20 information is listed below.

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for UK/EU undergraduate tuition fee information**.

Click here for International undergraduate tuition fee information.

Click here for additional costs which may be involved while studying.

Click here for information on fee liability.

 

 

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How to Apply

Prospective students for the Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences, offered in conjunction with St George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, should apply directly to Northumbria University.

Interview
Upon receipt of your application, Northumbria University will ask you to fill in an application form for St. George's University. Northumbria and St. George's University will then liaise to establish suitable candidates and dates for interview. An offer for the joint programme can only be made after an interview is conducted. Arrangements for the interview are flexible.

Enquiries

UK and EU Students

UK Admissions
Northumberland Building
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST
United Kingdom

UK Phone: 0191 227 4444
UK Fax: 0191 227 4561
ar.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk

International Students

International Admissions
International Office
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST
United Kingdom

UK Phone: +44 191 243 4274
UK Fax: +44 191 243 7850
international@northumbria.ac.uk

Scholarships
The UK and EU Commonwealth Secretariat offers scholarships to qualified graduate and undergraduate students from Commonwealth countries. Some other countries also offer scholarships. Please ask for further information upon application.

Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AP0404 -

Cell Biology and Genetics (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about basics of the diversity of life and the unifying cell theory including, DNA as the universal information store and the central dogma of molecular biology as the unifying mechanism in all life. You will learn the structure and function of cells and the organelles they contain along with their life cycle, division, self-replication and eventual death.

You will learn the basic principles of heredity, including molecular, classical , human and microbial genetics. You will learn the structure, function, regulation of genes and genomes. You will also learn the fundamentals of applied genetics including an introduction to clinical genetics and the identification of genetic mutations and polymorphisms and their influence on disease processes.

Underpinning these theoretical concepts and principles covered in the lecture course you will be trained in basic techniques of handling DNA in the laboratory.

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AP0406 -

Practical Skills (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn the primary skills required to be a student of a science degree. These skills will cover both laboratory based and data/information retrieval and handling. As part of the laboratory skills you will study the importance of health & safety, ethics and appropriate sample handling. You will then move into the laboratory where hands on sessions offer you an opportunity to develop key skills in areas of liquid handling, microscopy, buffers, making solutions and dilutions, and enzymatic analysis. You will use your generated laboratory data to then study and understand appropriate methods of data manipulation and presentation. You will also on this module gain experience and confidence in searching for, understanding of and appreciation of scientific literature.

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AP0407 -

Biochemistry (Core,20 Credits)

This module will provide you with an important and invaluable introduction to the structure and function of the principal molecular components of living systems, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. In addition you will learn about the actions and properties of enzymes. The first part of the module will provide you with a foundation for this by explaining relevant chemical concepts which underpin chemistry in biological systems, including atomic structure, chemical bonding and the nature of molecular interactions. Then we will consider several carbon containing compounds that are present in biological systems and their chemical and physical properties. Following this, an investigation will be conducted into the structure, nomenclature, functions and significance of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. The role of proteins as enzymes will also be investigated to provide a foundation for the study of biochemistry in successive years.

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AP0408 -

Anatomy and Physiology (Core,20 Credits)

In this module you will learn and understand the basics of Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body. You will also be introduced to the pathophysiology of some common diseases. You will learn about the general organization of the human body and some of the body systems including the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, nervous and respiratory systems. This module will provide you with the necessary basic knowledge required for the understanding of more advanced biomedical courses.

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AP0411 -

Introductory Pathological Sciences (40 Credits)

You will learn about the roles of the five major pathology disciplines and their role in investigation and diagnosis of disease processes. Each pathology discipline, namely; Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Cellular Pathology, Haematology and Transfusion science and Clinical Biochemistry, will be explored providing you with a theoretical understanding of the subject specialism and laboratory based analytical processes and methodologies that lead to disease diagnosis. This introduction to the fundamentals of Biomedical Science will enable you to identify the roles each laboratory plays in a Pathology Department and equip you with the skills needed to work in a safe and ethical manner to generate and assess the validity of data used in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease states.

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JE5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Applied Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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AP0543 -

Foundations to Medicine (Core,21 Credits)

In this first module, you will learn about the biological molecules associated with cells, tissues and organs from biochemical and cellular discussions towards a molecular understanding of human disease and pathology. You will learn about normal and abnormal physiological states including homeostasis and how it is controlled via biochemical and genetic means. Cellular control of proliferation, senescence, apoptosis and necrosis will be explored. Histological, biochemical, physiological, and genetic aspects of cancer will be synthesized to develop a comprehensive analysis of the principles of this disease state. You will increase your knowledge of human patterns of genetic inheritance beyond Mendelian concepts with the objective of seeing patients through a genetic lens. Genetic and genomic tests for diagnosis and characterization will be taught so that students will have a broad understanding of the advantages and limitations of these technologies. An overarching theme of this module is to introduce you to the language embedded in pathology tests and to provide an understanding and interpretation of the results. To this end, biochemical, physiological and genetic aspects of pharmacology will also be introduced.

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AP0544 -

Musculoskletal System (Core,14 Credits)

This module is an interdisciplinary study of the anatomical, histological, physiological and pharmacological principles of this organ system. The overall goal of this module is to provide a comprehensive knowledge base for understanding the normal gross anatomical and microscopic structures as well as the development and functioning of the musculoskeletal system. Case studies, practical laboratory sessions and small group discussions are an integral component throughout the entire module. The module also exposes you to cadaveric prosections and ultrasound simulation sessions with standardized patients to aide in their understanding of key anatomical concepts and allows them to apply this knowledge to a clinical setting.

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AP0545 -

Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems (Core,25 Credits)

This module is an interdisciplinary study of the anatomical, histological, physiological, biochemical, and pharmacological principles of these organ systems. The overall goal is to provide you with a sound comprehensive knowledge base for understanding the normal anatomical and microscopic structures, biochemical processes, and functioning of the cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal organs. Case studies and practical laboratory sessions are also presented as an integral component throughout the entire module. An introduction to inflammation, various cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal acid-base disorders will be explored to aid you with the application and integration of the normal basic science principles into the pathological disease process.

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AP0546 -

Endocrinology and Reproduction (Core,18 Credits)

This module provides you with the knowledge and understanding of the gross and microscopic structure, physiology, biochemical processes and metabolic disorders in relation to the endocrine organs. This will include the study of gross and developmental anatomy, physiology, microscopic anatomy and cell biology of the male and female reproductive sytems. You will learn to integrate and apply this knowledge to the cadaver in wet lab sessions and micrographs and radiological images in small group sessions. At the end of each system two to three pathological conditions will be explained through micrographs and imaging relevant to the specific organ systems. You will also cover developmental genetics, genetic screening techniques and facts about nutrition in relation to neonates, infants and the elderly. You will be able to appreciate the normal structure and functions of these organ systems and will be able to correlate pathological outcome due to abnormal changes within the respective tissue.

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Digestion and Metabolism (Core,11 Credits)

In this module you will learn about the anatomy and histology of the digestive system and actively integrate it with the biochemistry and physiological function of this organ system. You will familiarise yourself with the digestion and metabolism of the macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids and proteins and their nutritional significance. Special emphasis will be placed on the inborn errors of metabolism associated with each of these metabolic pathways and the lab tests and the molecular basis for the clinical signs and symptoms of these disorders. The module will be interspersed with clinical cases and study of imaging and histology of the gastrointestinal tract. Clinical cases on inborn errors of intermediary metabolism and metabolic disorders will enhance your understanding of the importance of these aspects of metabolism.

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AP0548 -

Neurosciences and Behavioural Sciences (Core,31 Credits)

This module is an interdisciplinary study of the function of the head, neck and nervous system, simultaneously addressing the anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry and some pharmacology and pathophysiology. Behavioural science (psychopathology), life span development and learning theory will also be covered. Neurological and psychiatric case studies will be presented as an integral component. The overall goal is to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the effects of damage to the head, neck and nervous system as presented in general clinical medicine as well as in specialties such as Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Ophthalmology.

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