MedicinePeninsula Medical School - PCMD
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- Bachelor's degree
Frequent Asked Questions
The typical offer is three A grades at GCE A Level which must include two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry or Physics. A fourth subject must be studied at AS Level. If Biology or Chemistry is not studied at A Level, this must be studied at AS Level. General Studies at A/AS Level is not included within any offer.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM,BS)
The degree programme is carefully structured to ensure that, as a Peninsula Medical School graduate, you will possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for safe practice and entry into your first clinical job. The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM,BS) degree programme has “core” components. A proportion of the curriculum is also devoted to Student Selected Components, which allow you to select areas of interest to study in depth.
Most of your learning will take place in small groups which will prepare you for working in a multi-professional clinical team in the NHS. Time for independent study is built into the timetable enabling you to take advantage of the wide array of resources available to support your learning.
Whether you are based at the University of Exeter or the University of Plymouth you will have access to excellent amenities. At the University and NHS sites there are extensive library and learning facilities, which include video, CD, DVD, books, publications and hundreds of electronic journals.
Teaching and learning is initiated by clinical cases and patient narratives and uses a blend of structured, activity-based small group learning, large group plenary sessions and supported independent study. In the early part of the programme your learning occurs within an intensively supported environment, including tutor-facilitated sessions in the Life Sciences Resource Centre, Clinical Skills Resource Centre, community placements, case based small group tutorials, reflective/feedback small group sessions and workshops, all allowing for group interaction, discussion and feedback.
State-of-the-art IT and e-Learning resources are also a key aspect of the environment to support your learning. You will also have a small number of large group plenary sessions (in which a year group is brought together for teaching sessions with telematic links between the School’s sites in Exeter, Plymouth and Truro). In the later years of the programme your learning occurs within the clinical environment with extensive opportunities for learning from patients as you move through the pathways of patient care programme.