MB ChB Medicine (A100)

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UCAS code A100
Application method UCAS/Common Application

We can only accept applications for Medicine through UCAS. The closing date for UCAS applications is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five are used for Medicine.

Course duration 5 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 225 overall for Medicine courses
Number of places for 2017/18 232

About MB ChB Medicine

The MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree is the primary medical qualification awarded by the University of Bristol and is recognised by the General Medical Council.

As a student on this course you will learn about the art, science and craft of medicine through:

  • Early clinical exposure in hospital and community settings
  • A blend of lectures, case-based learning and practicals
  • State of the art anatomy facilities including cadaveric prosections
  • Inter-professional working with students of nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy
  • Integration of basic science and clinical learning throughout the course
  • A substantial student choice programme to explore personal interests in more detail and to experience potential career options
  • Completion of a research project of your choice
  • An exciting opportunity to study abroad as part of our final year elective
  • A final year that is constructed explicitly to prepare you for your first job as a foundation doctor

Health and conduct

Certain health conditions may be incompatible with careers in some branches of medicine. If you have a chronic health problem, you should contact the Admissions Office for guidance on making an application.

We have excellent support services available including Disability Services, student health and student counselling provision to support students where appropriate.

Medical students must complete a health questionnaire and undergo a medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis.

In accordance with General Medical Council guidelines, medical students must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with other UK health-related courses.

Interviews

Applicants must be available for interview from December to April immediately following submission of their application.

More about Medicine

Find out more about studying Medicine at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

We are planning to introduce a new and innovative curriculum for 2017. The following information provides guidance on the proposed structure.

First year

This year will help you to explore the concepts of health and wellbeing from multiple perspectives. Content may include:

  • Junior clinical and scientific reasoning
  • Basic life support and first aid training
  • Community visits and healthcare assistant practice
  • Structure and function of the human body
  • Systems-based approach using case-based learning

Second year

This year will allow you to explore disease processes and construct a list of differential diagnoses for common symptoms. Content may include:

  • Intermediate clinical and scientific reasoning
  • Basic life support instructor training
  • Community, hospice and third sector visits
  • Neuroscience and psychology
  • Body defence and pathological processes

Third year

Our junior clinical clerkships will give you the opportunity to discover how scheduled (elective) and unscheduled (emergency) care is delivered in the hospital setting. Content may include:

  • Advanced clinical & scientific reasoning: including rational investigation & prescribing
  • Leadership, teamwork and interprofessional practice
  • Legal and ethical frameworks of good medical practice

Intercalating

Between years three and four you may undertake an intercalated degree in a medical science or humanities subject.

Fourth year

Our intermediate clinical clerkships will give you an insight into medical practise across the human life course. Content may include:

  • Reproductive health
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Ageing and older people
  • Cancer and continuing care

Fifth year

Our senior clinical assistantships will prepare you for your foundation programme posts. You will be involved in patient care and supported to contribute, with your team, to decision-making about your patients. You will be helped to deal with the uncertainties inherent in the practice of medicine and you will be equipped to provide safe and effective care in medical emergencies.You will be involved in assistantships in:

  • Medicine
  • Emergency, perioperative, prehospital and critical unscheduled care
  • Surgery
  • Primary and community care
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Medicine

Typical offer for MB ChB Medicine - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including Chemistry and another lab-based science. Graduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in their degree and at least AAB at A-level including Chemistry at grade A and one other lab-based science subject at grade B or above.

UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required (www.ukcat.ac.uk). Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UKCAT - please see the UKCAT website for details.
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Chemistry and another lab-based science.
UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required (www.ukcat.ac.uk). Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UKCAT - please see the UKCAT website for details.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 overall with 18 points at Higher Level including 6, 6 in Chemistry and another lab-based science. UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required (www.ukcat.ac.uk). Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UKCAT - please see the UKCAT website for details.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 overall with 17 points at Higher Level including 6,6 in Chemistry and another lab-based science. UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required (www.ukcat.ac.uk). Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UKCAT - please see the UKCAT website for details.
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Medicine or Science related) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, including 15 credits in each of Chemistry and Biology with at least 9 credits in each at Distinction. GCSE English Language at grade C and GCSE Mathematics at grade B or 9 credits at Distinction in Level 3 Mathematics. We consider Access courses on a case-by-case basis; please contact Admissions for guidance regarding the acceptability of your course’s content. We expect applicants taking this qualification to have been out of education for five years prior to starting an Access course. UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required (www.ukcat.ac.uk). Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UKCAT - please see the UKCAT website for details.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science or Pharmaceutical Science, plus grade A in A-level Chemistry. UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required (www.ukcat.ac.uk). Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UKCAT - please see the UKCAT website for details.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA in Chemistry and another lab-based science. UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required (www.ukcat.ac.uk). Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UKCAT - please see the UKCAT website for details.
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% including 8.5 in Chemistry and another lab-based science. UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required (www.ukcat.ac.uk). Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UKCAT - please see the UKCAT website for details.
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not acceptable towards A-level or AS-level requirements.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Minimum five GCSEs at grade A to include Mathematics, English Language and two science subjects. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirementsYou are expected to have a minimum of two weeks work experience in a care setting

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed on application. Later deferral not usually accepted

Selection process

UCAS and multiple mini interview, plus UKCAT

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The General Medical Council (GMC), this primary medical qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.

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