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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

Gateway Year to Medicine

Programme code:BMS-MED/FOUNUCAS code:
Duration:1 Year Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Anne-Marie Reid Contact address:a.m.reid@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

This programme is open to UK home students. International student are directed to the Internal Foundation Year- Science and Healthcare
1. A Level or Level 3 equivalent qualifications, excluding critical thinking and general studies, or equivalent.
BBC – ABB including Chemistry or Biology. If Chemistry is not offered then Biology must be offered with either Physics or Maths at A ‘level.

2. GCSEs
Grade A*-C or 9-4 in 6 subjects minimum including Maths, English Language and Science.

3 BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
All applicants must sit the BMAT in the year they are applying. We do not set a threshold pass mark for BMAT. Only one result will be considered and this will be the first sitting of BMAT during the year of application. No other aptitude tests are accepted.

4 Alternative Entry
Access to Leeds

Health and criminal record screening
Before starting the course all successful applicants will need to pass health and criminal record screening.

1. A Level or Level 3 equivalent qualifications
2. GSCEs
3. Meeting Widening Participation criteria
4. BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

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

Medicine

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

MBChB

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Not applicable as course is pre-medicine entry. There is no QAA Framework for HE qualifications in the Foundation Year, or level 0. The programme content is very well informed by sharing good practise and experience with other institutions in the sector who offer a similar ‘Gateway to Medicine’ Year in other HE Institutions.

Programme specification:

The programme has been developed to provide a new Gateway to Medicine route for students who meet Leeds Widening Participation criteria.

The programme will equip students with effective study strategies and confidence in communicating with a wide range of people including health professionals and patients and carers. Students will develop appreciation of patient care and team roles and the patient journey within the context of the NHS and voluntary services through placement experience.

The programme will inspire confidence and ambition in students to ensure successful transition and progression through undergraduate medicine in Leeds.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

MEDI0100Foundational Life Sciences  credits 
MEDI0101Preparation for Professional Practice  credits 
MEDI0102Health and Illness  credits 
MEDI0103Lifelong Learning: Transition to Medicine  credits 

Last updated: 10/09/2019

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