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MBCHB1 Written Paper (MB1) MED1005

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

MBChB1 Written Paper (MB1)


Various times throughout year

Requirements of Entry


December - Paper A (one hour, 20%)

May - Papers B and C (each two hours, each 40%)


■ To successfully pass Y1, students will be required to achieve a minimum D3 across the three papers (ie with compensation).

■ Students will be required to attempt all three papers.

■ There will be one final mark for the three papers of the exam (not individual marks for the 3 elements).

Each of the three papers will have a resit diet in August.

Main Assessment In: December and April/May

Course Aims

■ This document relates to MBChB Year 11. The aims of the MBChB are: To help students acquire and apply knowledge in biomedical sciences that underpins clinical medicine; to encourage acquisition of skills and competences that underpin clinical practice, and the values, attitudes and behaviours of medical practitioners.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

The minimum requirement for award of credits in the MB1 Written Paper is D3.