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MBChB Written Final Paper MED5034

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 5 (BDS, BVMS, MBChB)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Summative written examination


Various times throughout year

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of Year 4.

Excluded Courses



Written examination:

Paper 1: consisting of Modified Essay Questions and short answer questions; duration = 3 hours

Paper 2: consisting of a series of Single Best Answer questions; duration = 3 hours.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To provide learning and teaching opportunities in a range of clinical specialties 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 a range of clinical specialties to ensure students develop professional and ethical values, and attitudes necessary to work as doctors

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Describe immediate care in emergency situations.

■ To describe principles of acute and emergency care and demonstrate ability to apply these principles in an acute situation.

■ Communicate effectively and efficiently in writing with patients, carers and colleagues in the clinical specialty healthcare teams.

■ Apply biomedical scientific principles of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, pathology and pharmacology to the clinical specialties.

■ Apply principles of psychology, social science, population health and scientific method to the clinical specialities.

■ Prescribe safely and cost-effectively.

■ Understand the clinical responsibilities and the role of the doctor in the context of the clinical specialities.

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

■ Reflect, learn and teach, and work in a team in the context of the clinical specialties.

■ Demonstrate an understanding of how to improve healthcare for populations and individuals in the context of clinical specialties in primary, secondary and tertiary care.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits