Keele University

Medicine with Health Foundation Year Keele University Degree level: Undergraduate

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At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

The course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals. The Health Foundation Year is a well established and successful course which offers progression onto the full range of health degrees at Keele.

In 2020 we shall be offering an exciting new gateway route into medicine for students from some under-represented groups. This course offers standard medical training with the addition of a foundation year (a total of six years). Students entering the Health Foundation Year will undertake a range of modules and at the end of the foundation year will need to achieve 70% or above in all these modules in order to progress to the five-year MBChB programme.

By the end of this course you will have transformed your skills and knowledge to equip you to practise in the evolving healthcare environment. You’ll gain a deep
understanding of the scientific foundations of medicine, enabling you to develop high levels of clinical expertise. The course is designed to ensure you meet the necessary standards in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes that new doctors need, as identified by the General Medical Council in ‘Outcomes for Graduates’.

At Keele, we put an emphasis on feedback to help you improve your knowledge, understanding and performance of medical practice. The modern, highly-integrated medical curriculum combines a range of learning strategies, including contemporary science, early clinical experience, integrated communication and clinical skills teaching, practical sessions, including dissection, problem-based-learning (PBL), lectures and seminars. You will gain experience through
clinical placements in primary and secondary care settings and in the community sector. Inter-professional learning and student interests are fostered throughout this programme.

You’ll get the opportunity for intercalation to pursue an additional qualification in a medicine-related subject that interests you in further depth. You could study at Bachelor’s level after second year or Master’s level after fourth year. You can focus on scholarship and research, publish scientific papers and present at conferences.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code A104
Institution code K12
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB Including Chemistry or Biology. A pass in the science practical endorsement is required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM National Extended Diploma must be in Applied Science, Health & Social Care, or Sport & Exercise Science.
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher BBBBB Two Advanced Highers at grade B including Biology or Chemistry are also required.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of five full GCSEs at grade B/6 including double/ triple-award sciences or three separate sciences . A minimum of grade C/5 is required in English Language (including a pass in speaking and listening) and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM A Level Chemistry or Biology at grade B is also required, including a pass in the science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Two A Levels at grade B including Chemistry or Biology are also required, including a pass in the science practical endorsement.

Applicants must meet widening participation criteria as well as the academic entry requirements. Please see the link below for further information.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/mbchb5years/healthfoundationyearformedicine/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

SJT Band 1, 2 or 3 and overall score in top 80% of cohort.

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) will be required for successful candidates.

Health checks

A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.

Interview

Our selection process requires candidates to be interviewed before any offer can be made. Our interviews take the form of multiple mini-interviews (MMIs), where candidates undertake a series of short interview stations.
Please see webpages for full details: www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/mbchb5years/entryrouteshowtoapply/

Other

All candidates will be required to complete a Roles and Responsibilities Form detailing their work experience as part of a selection process.
Please see webpages for full details: www.keele.ac.uk/medicine/mbchb5years/entryrouteshowtoapply/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Keele University
Keele
ST5 5BG


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01782 733632


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