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BMBS Medicine (6 years)

University of Southampton
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Course UCAS code: A102
Qualification type:
  • BMBS, Full-time , Duration: 6 Years
Course Summary:
Our six-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree course (BM6) is a nationally-recognised example of best practice in widening access to the medical profession. The first year (year zero) of the course provides you with extensive support in the setting of small groups, ensuring you are well-prepared to progress to the next stage of your studies. Students on our BM6 programme come from diverse backgrounds and are encouraged to build on their existing learning and experience. Year zero has a particular emphasis on developing your key skills, particularly numeracy and statistics, information retrieval, IT skills, teamwork, critical thinking and study skills. On completion of year zero, you will study alongside students on the BM5 programme. The BM6 programme covers a range of science and social sciences disciplines, giving you the knowledge, understanding and practice required for a variety of careers including a physician, surgeon, general practitioner or clinical scientist. Our stimulating, open and supportive environment will prepare you for becoming a competent practitioner in a modern, changing health service, with the capability to follow your chosen career in a range of healthcare settings including the NHS. World-leading academics inform our research-led education that will help you develop the skills, professional attitudes and behaviours that you will need as a newly qualified doctor, scholar, professional and practitioner. You will undertake a research project in year three, leading to a final award of a BMedSc (Honours) degree in addition to your BMBS primary medical qualification. You will also have the opportunity to undertake an intercalated Masters degree here in Southampton, or a BSc or Masters degree elsewhere, after successful completion of year 3. Following graduation you will be able to provisionally register with the General Medical Council that will enable you apply for Foundation Training posts that will to equip you to pursue a wide range of career pathways. Applicants must meet a range of criteria outlined on our website. You will need to provide documentary proof of your eligibility.
Core modules: Year zero: Professional Practice 1, Professional Practice 2, Human Structure and Function1, Human Structure and Function 2; Year one: Foundations of Medicine, Medicine in Practice 1, Nervous and Locomotor 1, Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Renal 1, Student Selected Units 1 and 2; Year two: Endocrinology and the Life Cycle, Gastrointestinal, Medicine in Practice 2, Nervous and Locomotor 2, Research for Medicine and Health, Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Renal 2; Year three: Medicine and Elderly Care and Long Term Conditions, Research Project, Student Selected Unit 3, Surgery and Orthopaedics, Integration and Assessment; Year four: Acute Care, Child Health, Clinical Ethics and Law, Obstetrics and Gynaecology/Genitourinary Medicine, Psychiatry, Specialty Weeks (Dermatology, Head and Neck, Neurology and Ophthalmology); Year five: Assessments, Assistantship, Elective, Medicine, Personal Professional Development, Primary Medical Care, Student Selected Unit 4, Surgery.
Assessment Methods:
Year zero prepares you to successfully enter and undertake year one of the BM6 programme alongside year one students on the BM5 programme. Each semester you will be assessed using a range of methods including written examination papers, practical reports, presentations, essays and production of a portfolio. The assessment methods and type of examination questions are similar to those you will undertake in years one and two of the BM5 programme and so prepare you for the years to follow. In order to progress to BM5 year one you must demonstrate satisfactory performance in all eight components: four elements of coursework and four examinations. Students who fail in any component will be required to resubmit work in the case of a failed coursework component or take a supplementary examination in the case of a failed examination component. Students are not normally allowed to repeat year zero.
Application deadline details:

15 October

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The University of Southampton is a fantastic university which undertakes world-class research and amazing teaching. I have experienced first-hand the enthusiasm and passion of my lecturers and seminar tutors. The campus is particularly brilliant due to the large number of facilities based directly on campus such as the GP, Costa, Banking etc. In addition, the campus is incredibly green and is filled with nature and animals. The pastoral care is also very good and so it is easy to feel welcome at this institution.

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Undergraduate Admissions - Faculty of Medicine:
Tel. 023 8059 4408
Email. [email protected]

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