Aim of the Curriculum

The aim of the MBBS course is to produce graduates with the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practise medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multi-professional environment and to equip them for a career of life-long learning and professional development.

Overview of the Curriculum

The MBBS curriculum is organised as follows:

Clinical Science
Core Curriculum Clinical Sciences Year 1
Clinical Practice
Transitional Year Year 2
Penultimate Year Year 3
Final Year Year 4
Student Selected Components Years 1, 2 and 4

Structure of the Academic Year

The curriculum is taught within a traditional academic year structure, starting in September. Year 1 is delivered through Problem Based Learning. Year 2 is organised around both Problem Based Learning and three clinical blocks. Year 3 is organised around four eleven-week clinical placement blocks. Year 4, for reasons concerned with the required overall length of the course, is a period of intensive clinical experience up to the point that eligible students enter their clinical finals assessment.

Further details can be found within the academic path

Credit Structure

  • The MBBS programme is not credit-rated.
  • The MBBS is a Level 7 qualification.