MBChB4 Written Paper MED4050

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 4 (BDS, BVMS, MBChB)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Summative written examination


Main diet and resit diet in Semester 2

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of Year 3




Written examination

Main Assessment In: March

Course Aims

To provide learning and teaching opportunities in general medicine and surgery to ensure students have the competencies and knowledge necessary to begin independent, effective and safe practice on graduation

To provide learning and teaching opportunities in general medicine and surgery to ensure students develop professional and ethical values, and attitudes necessary to work as doctors

To provide the opportunity for students to spend five weeks studying a topic of their choice to greater depth, thereby developing skills in data analysis, report writing and oral presentation as well as enhancing biomedical and clinical knowledge.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Be able to describe immediate care in emergency situations

Communicate effectively and efficiently in writing with patients, carers and colleagues in general medical and surgical healthcare teams

Be able to apply biomedical scientific principles of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, pathology and pharmacology to general medical and surgical practice

Be able to apply principles of psychology, social science, population health and scientific method to the practice of general medicine and surgery

Be able to prescribe safely and cost-effectively

Understand clinical responsibilities and of the role of the doctor in the context of general medicine and surgery

Demonstrate respect for individuals, an understanding of ethics and law relating to patient care

Be able to reflect, learn and teach, and work in a team

Demonstrate an understanding of how to improve healthcare for populations and individuals

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits