University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences
The Intercalated degree in Clinical Sciences provides training in translational research combining a broad teaching programme with the opportunity to undertake an eight month project within a laboratory.
The degree offers 7 different modules for study and the student will choose 4 of these according to their interest. This honours degree should benefit you both in the short term, in relation to career progression, but also in the long term by broadening your understanding of academic medicine.
The learning for Major Disciplines in Clinical Sciences builds on that already provided in Clinical Sciences in the third year of the MBChB programme, which, in itself, builds on extensive learning about normal structure and function in the first two years.
In the BMedSc Clinical Sciences programme students are required to deepen and advance their understanding, becoming familiar with the major directions of current research in each of the major disciplines. Through the application of critical and analytical skills, they are required to identify the implications of research for the overall body of knowledge of the scientific disciplines in terms of both new knowledge and new uncertainties. This emphasis on the knowledge base of each discipline as a developing rather than a stable entity is reflected in the assessment criteria.
Building on work already undertaken within the MBChB, you may take the programme between the third and fourth, or fourth and fifth years of the MBChB.
To be considered for the programme you will have to demonstrate that your performance in years 2 and 3 of the medical degree is equivalent to a 1 or 2.1 in a standard classified degree.
Transcripts are reviewed to confirm student academic achievement. Students are expected to have achieved 65% or above (or have extenuating circumstances which were accepted for the academic year in question) for all completed years with the exception of year 1. In exceptional circumstances students who have failed to achieve this will be considered if a clear and strong case for academic progression can be made. If your academic achievement in year 2 and above of your medical studies has fallen below 60% (or equivalent for external candidates) year mean in the absence of extenuating circumstances, please detail any evidence which supports your academic ability to engage with the chosen programme of study.
If you are interested in a particular project you are advised to contact the supervisor.
4 January 2019