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So i was looking at the aberdeen medical school website....and it said that they were fully systems-based. I get that....BUT does that mean that there will be loads of lectures, or a more PBL style?
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I believe that means quite a lecture based system with practicals to support the teaching on each system in turn: anatomy, then pharmacology etc. PBL would be more a "situation" based course with all the different systems integrated together for each 'problem'
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(Original post by bindy)
Hey guys

So i was looking at the aberdeen medical school website....and it said that they were fully systems-based. I get that....BUT does that mean that there will be loads of lectures, or a more PBL style?
it means that you look at eg cardiovascular for a semester then respiratory, then Gastro etc..

within these blocks you examine all the pharmocalogy, anatomy, physiology, pathology etc of that system rather than studying those subjects indepently if that makes sense - Aberdeen is a lecture based course - not PBL. The systems bit deosn't tell you this, you can have a system's based PBL course, but aberdeen is a rather traditional systems course
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systems-based means that rather than teaching pharmacology, anatomy, embryology, physiology etc as separate and self-contained subjects, they are trying to make sure that when you study each body system (cardiovascular, neuro, GI etc) all these elements will be brought together so that you can more easily understand the links between the different subjects.

It could conceivably be taught by either small group or lecture-based teaching, although lectures would be somewhat easier. Most medical school these days use a range of approaches including lectures, practicals & PBL. Effective self-directed learning is by a mile the most important thing anyway.
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Glasgow is the only PBL driven course in Scotland. All other courses are lecture driven with elements of PBL.
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the only problem with aberdeen for me...is that only about 20% of their stdents can do the intercalated BSc :\
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the only problem with aberdeen for me...is that only about 20% of their stdents can do the intercalated BSc :\
Not really an issue seeing as not many people want to do one. Everyone who did apply this year got on the programme.
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does aberdeen medical school prefer scottish students to non-scotish?
as in...are they more likely to select a scottish student compared to an english one?
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does aberdeen medical school prefer scottish students to non-scotish?
as in...are they more likely to select a scottish student compared to an english one?
They do not appear to favour students of any kind. In fact, I believe that no establishment in the UK can discriminate in such a way.

With that said, the majority of students are Scottish but I suspect this is due to the fact that the University is in the far north easterly corner of Scotland and too far away from home for many prospective students.
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I love the fact that Aberdeen is eight hours away from where I live. Are there many English students at Aberdeen?
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I love the fact that Aberdeen is eight hours away from where I live. Are there many English students at Aberdeen?
Yes, there are plenty! Two of my medic flatmates are English.
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i'm thinking aberdeen is very competitive though...because all the people up north wants to go there....
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i'm thinking aberdeen is very competitive though...because all the people up north wants to go there....
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I am not sure about that one, but you'll have as good a shot here as you would anywhere if not slightly better.

Aberdeen, doesn't tend to be so stringent with making your grades: if you miss them they may still let you in. It isn't an exaggeration to say that the finest people I know here in Aberdeen failed to make their offer.

Heck, even the Medsoc president from a years back missed an offer.
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Does Aberdeen have a UKCAT cut off?
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