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Queen's University Belfast (QUB) Medicine Applicants (A100) 2016 entry watch

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    (Original post by tsrnewb)
    Hey guys, I'm an undergraduate applying in my final year and just had a few questions maybe others could answer:

    1 - Does anyone know where we can get information about the course in detail? I know there's some info on their website but it doesn't really go into detail about the
    teaching style etc.
    2 - I understand that as a graduate, if I got in, I wouldn't get a student loan but does anyone know if there's any type of personal loan I could get for the tuition fees? I've heard of a personal development loan type thing that people who are applying for PhD's can apply for but I don't know if it can cover the £9000 tuition fee.

    Thanks guys!
    Also, is anyone else here interviewing on the 20th January? How are you guys preparing for it? Really nervous!!
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    Hi! I was wondering if any of you knew whether queen's deed full body dissections? and like tsrnewb i couldn't find much info on the course which would be much appreciated! thank you!
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    (Original post by xsashax)
    Hi! I was wondering if any of you knew whether queen's deed full body dissections? and like tsrnewb i couldn't find much info on the course which would be much appreciated! thank you!
    Pretty sure it says that they do on their website, can't seem to find where but remember being really happy seeing that they did when trying to do some research for my interview.

    Edit found it:"
    "LEARNING AND TEACHINGQueen's University Medical School has a long tradition of excellent medical education which is constantly updated in response to developments in medical science and practice. We aim to deliver a high quality course utilising innovative teaching methods and best practice to create a supportive environment designed to enable students to achieve their personal and academic potential. Queen's lays particular emphasis on the development of clinical skills. Students are introduced to patients and their problems from the beginning of the course. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course include: Lectures: introduce basic information about new topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. Lectures also provide opportunities to ask questions and gain some feedback and advice on assessments (normally delivered in large groups to all year group peers).Practicals: there are practical classes throughout years one and two – these are designed to support learning in the basic sciences. Students will have the opportunity to undertake cadaveric dissection during the Anatomy components of the course.E-Learning technologies: Information associated with lectures and assignments is often communicated via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Queen’s Online. A range of e-learning experiences are also embedded in the degree. In years three, four and five, learning in the clinical environment is supported by on-line lectures and DVDs. An extensive suite of on-line clinical and communication skills training resources is also available. Interactive learning is supported by the use of audience response systems during lectures.Seminars/tutorials: Significant amounts of teaching are carried out in groups (typically 8-40 students). These provide the opportunity for students to engage with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions of them and to assess their own progress and understanding with the support of peers. Students should also expect to make presentations and other contributions to these groups.Self-directed study: This is an essential part of life as a medical student when important directed reading, engagement with e-learning resources, reflection on feedback to date, research and preparation work for assignments are carried out. The development of reflective skills is supported through the use of portfolios.Clinical Placements: Students undertake placements from year one and at the early stage of the course these are usually located in the greater Belfast Area. From year three students will have opportunities to undertake placements in hospitals and general practices throughout Northern Ireland.Placement Abroad. As part of the medical degree there will be opportunities for students to take a clinical module in a European institution participating in the ERASMUS programme. Student may also opt to travel to other counties as part of the final year Elective module. Personal Tutor: Undergraduates are allocated a Personal Tutor during years 1 and 2. During years 3-5 students will have a clinical mentor."
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    (Original post by stephannalee)
    Pretty sure it says that they do on their website, can't seem to find where but remember being really happy seeing that they did when trying to do some research for my interview.

    Edit found it:"
    "LEARNING AND TEACHINGQueen's University Medical School has a long tradition of excellent medical education which is constantly updated in response to developments in medical science and practice. We aim to deliver a high quality course utilising innovative teaching methods and best practice to create a supportive environment designed to enable students to achieve their personal and academic potential. Queen's lays particular emphasis on the development of clinical skills. Students are introduced to patients and their problems from the beginning of the course. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course include: Lectures: introduce basic information about new topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. Lectures also provide opportunities to ask questions and gain some feedback and advice on assessments (normally delivered in large groups to all year group peers).Practicals: there are practical classes throughout years one and two – these are designed to support learning in the basic sciences. Students will have the opportunity to undertake cadaveric dissection during the Anatomy components of the course.E-Learning technologies: Information associated with lectures and assignments is often communicated via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Queen’s Online. A range of e-learning experiences are also embedded in the degree. In years three, four and five, learning in the clinical environment is supported by on-line lectures and DVDs. An extensive suite of on-line clinical and communication skills training resources is also available. Interactive learning is supported by the use of audience response systems during lectures.Seminars/tutorials: Significant amounts of teaching are carried out in groups (typically 8-40 students). These provide the opportunity for students to engage with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions of them and to assess their own progress and understanding with the support of peers. Students should also expect to make presentations and other contributions to these groups.Self-directed study: This is an essential part of life as a medical student when important directed reading, engagement with e-learning resources, reflection on feedback to date, research and preparation work for assignments are carried out. The development of reflective skills is supported through the use of portfolios.Clinical Placements: Students undertake placements from year one and at the early stage of the course these are usually located in the greater Belfast Area. From year three students will have opportunities to undertake placements in hospitals and general practices throughout Northern Ireland.Placement Abroad. As part of the medical degree there will be opportunities for students to take a clinical module in a European institution participating in the ERASMUS programme. Student may also opt to travel to other counties as part of the final year Elective module. Personal Tutor: Undergraduates are allocated a Personal Tutor during years 1 and 2. During years 3-5 students will have a clinical mentor."

    Where did you find this info?
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by tsrnewb)
    Where did you find this info?
    Thanks!
    If you go to the medicine page via the course finder on their website click on course and then learning and teaching its there (its a different page to what I originally thought was the main medicine page)
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    (Original post by stephannalee)
    If you go to the medicine page via the course finder on their website click on course and then learning and teaching its there (its a different page to what I originally thought was the main medicine page)
    Thank you! but I can't seem to find the "learning and teaching", could you send us the link?
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    (Original post by xsashax)
    Thank you! but I can't seem to find the "learning and teaching", could you send us the link?
    http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQue...Medicine/A100/

    can't get the link for the exact bit as its a drop down thing that comes up when you click it but doesnt change the URL of the main page at all. But basically if you go on the linked page click 'course' in the big grey box under all the key course information and then there should be a bit where you can click on 'learning and teaching', 'course content', 'assessment and feedback' etc... Hope that makes sense
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    (Original post by stephannalee)
    http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQue...Medicine/A100/

    can't get the link for the exact bit as its a drop down thing that comes up when you click it but doesnt change the URL of the main page at all. But basically if you go on the linked page click 'course' in the big grey box under all the key course information and then there should be a bit where you can click on 'learning and teaching', 'course content', 'assessment and feedback' etc... Hope that makes sense
    Thank you so much!!!
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    (Original post by xsashax)
    Hi! I was wondering if any of you knew whether queen's deed full body dissections? and like tsrnewb i couldn't find much info on the course which would be much appreciated! thank you!
    Yes they do! One of the few schools who believe dissection are the right way to study anatomy. Learning is also assisted through prosected specimens.
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    (Original post by Millie-3)
    Interview! Y'all on for the 21st too?
    my interview is on the 21st too!
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    (Original post by macar0on)
    my interview is on the 21st too!
    Same, what time is yours?
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    Any international students gotten replies yet?
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    (Original post by stephannalee)
    Same, what time is yours?
    9.30!
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    I've got an interview on the 22nd and am terrified anyone know what to expect at the stations?
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    Just to let you know there is another active thread http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3563955
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    Those with offers feel free to join the fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1554037724893723
 
 
 
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