Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Pathology can be described as the study of disease. To understand the disease state, it is essential to understand the normal processes of the body. This course offers areas of learning in specific fields of pathology covering some of the major afflictions of the modern world. This includes cardiovascular disease, inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and haematological pathologies. A module on materials used to alleviate diseases of this type is also on offer. The course emphasises the importance of research and experimentation for the advancement of our understanding of pathological disorders. Insights are given into how the latest developments in technology can be utilised for the benefit of the patient. Students will gain an in-depth grounding in the science behind pathology and gain practical skills in experimentation and presentation on completion of the course.
A research project allows students to construct and develop novel ideas. They also promote training in how to plan and organise a programme of work over a six month time period. The final report will require appraisal and evaluation of experimental procedure and data, the construction of new hypotheses and their subsequent defence and justification.
During the course students will undertake 4 of the 6 course units on offer. These are assessed by written examinations and in three of the modules, course work as well.
- Completion of 2, 3 or 4 years of the MBBS course (1 or 2 years of a graduate entry programme)
- Passes in Parts 1, 2 and 3 MBBS (as relevant to the year of intercalation).