Medicine at University of Liverpool - UCAS

Course summary

The University of Liverpool School of Medicine aspires to create capable, confident and caring doctors equipped to practice in a 21st Century Healthcare Environment. The MBChB Programme aims to graduate the doctors ready to deliver outstanding patient care in the current and future healthcare system, by developing students who are able to apply a compassionate, evidence-based and patient centred approach to their clinical practice. The programme is underpinned by a vision to harness expertise, from across the University and further afield, in developing our students’ understanding of the potential for 21st century medical practice. The educational aims of the MBChB are to: To ensure graduates are able to demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and professional behaviours to safely and ethically practice medicine. 1. To ensure graduates are able to meet the core requirements set out by the General Medical Council in “Outcomes for Graduates”. 2. To enable graduates to become lifelong learners committed to their own professional development. The MBChB programme is a 5 year, full time, non-modular programme. The curriculum is organised and delivered through a number of supra-themes, under which fall a number of defined themes: MBChB Curriculum Supra-Themes and Themes Supra-Theme : Science and Scholarship: Themes: Science of Medicine, Research and Scholarship, Design and Technology, Personalised Medicine and Genetics; The Good Doctor; Psychology and Sociology as Applied to Medicine (PSM); The Clinical Team; Professionalism, ethics and legal context; Public, Preventative and Global Health Supra-Theme : Core Skills Themes: Clinical Examination and procedural skills; Communication for Clinical Practice (CCP); Therapeutics and prescribing; Patient in Secondary Care Acutely Ill Patient; Preparation for Practice Supra-Theme: Patient in the Community Setting Theme: Patient Care Pathways; Disability and Community Care; General Practice The curriculum is delivered under a spiral model, under which concepts are introduced at an appropriate level, and revisited with increasing levels of complexity as the course progresses. The structure of the programme can thus be broadly understood as follows: MBChB Programme Structure Year 1 Core clinical science: the structure and function of the human body under ‘normal’ conditions Year 2 Pathology and disease: ‘abnormality and illness’ and the interaction with the environment Year 3 Becoming a practitioner: Core clinical practice Year 4 Broadening expertise: Specialist and challenging clinical practice Year 5 Preparing for practice: Emergency and acute clinical medicine In years one and two, all students follow the same lecture timetable, and are allocated to smaller groups for workshops, seminars and practical skill (clinical skills and anatomy) sessions. All teaching in Year 1 takes place on the University of Liverpool campus. Throughout years 2-5 students undertake clinical placements. Local NHS Trusts, GP practices, hospices, specialist services and community services deliver the placement components of the programme. During the course of their studies, students will be expected to rotate through the different clinical providers for variable lengths of time, dependent upon placement block requirements. Secondary care providers are as follows: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Aintree Hospital, Arrowe Park Hospital, Blackpool Hospital, Countess of Chester Hospital, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Royal Liverpool Hospital, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital, Warrington Hospital, Whiston Hospital, The Walton Centre. The programme is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC). This programme is available with a Year in China. Please see further information under qualifications for details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A100
Institution code:
L41
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Work Experience Requirements If applying to our medical school you are advised, as a minimum, to read the ‘statement on the core values and attributes needed to study medicine’ and ‘work experience guidelines for applicants to medicine’. In response to COVID-19 ‘Guidance on gaining relevant work experience to study medicine during the pandemic’ has been created. Duty Of Care Requirements Applicants to programmes in the School of Medicine should be aware that the professional body governing the practice of medicine (The General Medical Council) has specific requirements relating to the protection of both staff and patients. Students will be required to undertake an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, undergo an occupational health check and be tested for and/or immunised against a range of infectious diseases prior to patient contact. See the General Medical Council website and the archived Department of Health guidance document. Mature Students Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. At Liverpool, we are committed to extending opportunities to all adults with the desire and ability to succeed at university. Please view our Mature Students and Access courses pages for more information. Additional entry requirements Admission tests Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) Non graduates to the A100 programme will be expected to sit the UCAT admissions test. Applicants should also consult our website for details on how the UCAT test will be used. Graduates applying for the A100 programme must meet specific minimum criteria as defined in our guidelines and are required to sit GAMSAT. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) Non graduates to the A100 programme will be expected to sit the UCAT admissions test. Applicants should also consult our website for details on how the UCAT test will be used. Graduates applying for the A100 programme must meet specific minimum criteria as defined in our guidelines and are required to sit GAMSAT. This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

Non graduates to the A100 programme will be expected to sit the UCAT admissions test. Applicants should also consult www.liv.ac.uk/medicine/undergraduate/admissions/ for details on how the UCAT test will be used. Graduates applying for the A100 programme must meet specific minimum criteria as defined in our guidelines and are required to sit GAMSAT1.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Non graduates to the A100 programme will be expected to sit the UCAT admissions test. Applicants should also consult www.liv.ac.uk/medicine/undergraduate/admissions/ for details on how the UCAT test will be used. Graduates applying for the A100 programme must meet specific minimum criteria as defined in our guidelines and are required to sit GAMSAT1.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees for Home undergraduates If this is your first degree and you are a Home student applying for entry in 2024, you do not have to pay your fees upfront. Instead, you can take out a tuition fee loan which is paid straight to the University. This is available to most students, no matter what their household income. For UK students applying for 2024 entry the Tuition Fees are £9,250. Check tuition fees for our undergraduate degrees. Select a course and go to the fees and funding section on the course page: Https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/paying-for-your-studies/ Some of our programmes charge less than the full £9,250 fee: • Foundation programmes: the fee for the foundation year of specified programmes at Carmel College • Programmes with a Foundation element: Psychology BSc (Hons) (2+2 programme with Foundation element) is run in collaboration with Wirral Metropolitan College. • Programmes with a year in industry or a year abroad: Some programmes which include compulsory fieldwork or additional elements such as the Pilots Licence in Aerospace Engineering may incur additional costs. Where this is the case, those costs will be outlined at on-campus events such as the University Open Days or Post Application Visit Days
Medicine at University of Liverpool - UCAS