Knowledge and Understanding

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

Recall, through both written and spoken work, central facts and concepts in basic sciences. 

Use subject-specific skills to carry out, under supervision, laboratory based tasks. 

Solve problems of a numeric or logical nature in the context of studying the basic sciences.

Reproduce, at an acceptable level, knowledge and understanding of the basic sciences to allow future study in Medicine and/or the medical sciences.

Produce acceptable written work which reflects both their effective lecture note taking and illustrates an acceptable level of subject specific knowledge.

Discuss with confidence on topics in the basic sciences. 

Appreciate their own strengths and weaknesses in terms of communication, and develop an understanding of basic communication skills.

Skills and Other Attributes

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

Subject-specific/practical skills

Carry out, under supervision, laboratory based tasks

Produce acceptable written work

Speak with confidence on topics in the life sciences

Conduct clinical conversations with patients using their knowledge of communication skills


Intellectual skills

Analyse and interpret scientific data

Demonstrate an understanding of their studies from reading

Manage time and prioritise tasks, and work autonomously when necessary and appropriate

Ability to build team capacity and positive working relationships and undertake various team roles including leadership and the ability to accept leadership by others.

Work with colleagues passing on information, demonstrating flexibility, adaptability and a problem-solving approach.

Continually and systematically reflect on practice and, whenever necessary, translate that reflection into action, using improvement techniques.

Establish the foundations for lifelong learning and continuing professional development, including a professional development portfolio containing reflections, achievements and learning needs.