University College London

Based in the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, the integrated iBSc in Primary Care Research and Clinical Practice is the longest running primary care BSc in the UK. This programme offers a unique combination of ongoing clinical experience (students are attached to a designated general practitioner tutor) and the acquisition of academic skills relevant to a career in Medicine.

This programme was implemented Sept 2020 with great success and we’re planning on expansion for 2024/5. For the first time we are offering students all the compulsory modules along with a full choice of optional modules (in term 2).

  • Clinical Practice module, which integrates the experiences of the student in the clinical field with theory and practice in the classroom
  • Research Module, which allows students to investigate in depth a topic of their choice in primary care
  • Changing Population Perspectives module, focusing on epidemiological approaches to health & social care
  • Critical Appraisal of Primary Care and Paediatric Practice module, which aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills in important areas of clinical management in the primary care setting. This module combines students from this iBSc and the iBSc in Child Health.

In addition to the above, we have a choice of 3 optional modules:

  • Multi-morbidity, exploring core debates and challenges, introducing and critically evaluating how health and social care systems support patients with multiple chronic conditions (this module is shared with the school of Pharmacy at UCL – thus supporting multi-disciplinary learning)
  • Digital Health, providing an overview of the opportunities and challenges of digital health (this module attracts students from other UCL BSc courses)
  • Sexual Health, addressing sexual health and wellbeing in primary care (this module attracts students from other UCL BSc and Postgraduates courses)
  • ‘Leadership and Management for Healthcare’ (15 credit module)

Entry requirements

  • UCL students: MB BS students must have passed years 1 and 2
  • External students: Medicine students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs

Closing date

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