This course started in 1993 and has since sent over 300 students to UK medical schools. The course is an intensive program designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and qualifications to pursue further study in the fields of medicine and dentistry. Adult Learners who have either already achieved academically in other areas or who are seeking to make a greater contribution in this discipline can apply to this course to equip them with academic and practical foundation necessary to pursue further study and ultimately embark on a rewarding career in medicine or dentistry.
About a third of students are health service professionals (e.g. nurses and paramedics). The remaining students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We suggest that applicants must be familiar with and have experience of the National Health Service (NHS).
Some 80% of our students received offers to medicine and dentistry, although progression is subject to achieving distinctions in all the subjects as the standard qualification for entry to 4 and 5 year degree programmes. The high achievement afforded to college outcomes are strongly associated with medical ethics and professionalism taught during the enrichment modules we delivered using the School of Nursing facilities. The facility bring relevance and work base skills allowing learners to visualise and contextualise their learning experience.
Amongst subjects studied are biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and medical geography. You will also complete a project on an area you wish to specialise.
There is an examination and assignment for each subject. In addition, students also have to complete the project report. There will be around 19 hours of lectures, seminars and practicals every week. You will also undertake 20-30 hours study per week outside your class times.
You will be required to take UKCAT (UK Clinical Admissions Test). However, medical school entry requirements do vary, and you may be required to take BMAT (British Medical Admissions Tests).
We advise all prospective applicants to do their own research to get an idea of their likely acceptability for medicine before they start the course. This is best done by looking at medical schools' websites or prospectuses.