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2016/17 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Intercalated Degree in International Health

Programme code:BS-INTER/IHUCAS code:
Duration:1 Year Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr. Jennifer Parr Contact address:j.parr@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Successful completion of the first two years of an MBChB programme at UK Universities or international equivalent. For international students proof of English Language proficiency will be required. In line with undergraduate medicine we require a minimum of English GCSE grade B or IELTS 7.5.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Medicine Classified Undergraduate Examination Board

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmarks:
Please include all QAA Benchmarks which are relevant to the programme and against which it will be assessed.

Medicine - only some elements of this Benchmark are relevant to an intercalated degree and the benchmark was used as one external reference point amongst others.

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Provide for medical students a cosmopolitan learning environment where they are able to benefit and learn from the collective experience of postgraduate students drawn from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds.

- Offer opportunities to develop the ability to think analytically; a capacity for independent learning; an awareness of the importance of and opportunities for continuing medical career development.

- Build on the subject knowledge and skills acquired by medical students who have completed a minimum of two (preferably three) years undergraduate training, providing an additional qualification for those medical students selected for the programme.

- Provide an opportunity to explore issues of international public health, health care delivery, and health policy with a focus on public health care delivery and to a lesser extent health care delivery by Non Governmental Organisations, considering the relationship between these and the private sector.

- Present opportunities and encouragement to exercise acquired skills, particularly those relating to research methods, in two projects.

- The teaching and learning methods used include problem-orientated, self directed learning focused largely on the project work; small group sessions, some of which involve the critical discussion of published articles; and traditional lecture sessions.

- The modules on the course have been developed to focus on health, health care services and health care policy in low-, middle- and high-income countries with resource poor settings internationally.

- Two assessed research projects are included in the course. Each student, with guidance from their tutor, decides on the areas covered by these projects. The first project (Project A) is centred around a literature review and a critical appraisal of what can, and cannot, be deduced from that literature. The second (Project B) is based on fieldwork and focuses on the more practical, applied aspects of (usually) the same general topic.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following:

NUFF3070Project A20 creditsSemester 1
NUFF3080Project B20 creditsSemester 2
NUFF3110Research Methods Module10 creditsSemester 1
NUFF3120Communicable Disease Control10 creditsSemester 2
NUFF3140Health Policy and Development20 creditsSemester 1
NUFF3150Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health Module10 creditsSemester 2
NUFF3160Global Patterns of Non-Communicable Diseases10 creditsSemester 2
NUFF3190Health Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries20 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 12/10/2016

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