Annex 2: Regulations for Specific Programmes

REGULATIONS FOR THE CONJOINED DEGREES OF MBCHB

1. For the purpose of these regulations ‘the University’ shall include those hospitals and outreach practices that the University may use regularly or occasionally.

Admission to the MBChB Programme

2. To be eligible for admission to the MBChB programme, candidates shall have such qualifications as the relevant Board shall determine.

Programme Structure

3. The standard curriculum of the MBChB programme shall extend over not less than five years from the commencement of professional study in the University or other institution approved for that purpose by the University. The graduate MBChB programme shall extend over not less than four years from the commencement of professional study in the University or other institution approved for that purpose by the University. The next year shall not normally be entered upon until that which precedes it has been successfully completed.

4. The curricula will be divided into five years of units. Students must attend the prescribed units and may not take courses elsewhere in place of units or elements provided unless approved by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The MBChB examinations

5. The examination in each year shall comprise a range of assessments, and shall cover those units or elements studied during the year. The Board of Examiners shall determine whether a candidate has satisfactorily completed a unit or element for the purpose of proceeding to the next year of the curriculum.

6. The failure of any student to show satisfactory progress in a unit of the MBChB programme or to attend regularly any prescribed activity (including such lectures, discussion periods, tutorial and practical classes, clinical commitments, as may be required) or to undertake prescribed written or other work or to attend any examination or to reach a satisfactory standard in any terminal, sessional or degree examination, or any part or parts thereof, shall be reported to the Examination Board of the Faculty which may, at its discretion, require the student concerned to repeat a unit/s or to re-sit an examination/s or to withdraw from the MBChB programme. The exact requirements for progression from year to year are provided in the University’s Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and in the Standing Orders for the programme.

The Degree of BSc

8. The unclassified degree of Bachelor of Science in the Science of Medicine may be awarded at the discretion of the relevant Board of Examiners. The BSc will only be obtainable by a student registered for the MBChB programme who has passed the year 3 summative progress examination, but who chooses to leave or is required to leave the programme after this point.

Certificate and Diploma of Higher Education

9. A candidate who has satisfactorily completed year 1 of the standard MB ChB programme, but who either does not proceed or does not complete year 2 satisfactorily, may be awarded the Certificate of Higher Education. Similarly, a candidate who has completed year 2 of the MB ChB satisfactorily, but who either does not proceed or does not complete year 3 satisfactorily, may be awarded the Diploma of Higher Education.

Degree with Distinction or Merit

10. The degree classification of a student shall be awarded in accordance with the regulations set out in the University’s Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Distinctions and Merits in Units

11. Distinctions or Merits may be awarded for units within year 1 to 4 in accordance with University’s Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.