Planit


Medical Sciences

University of Edinburgh

Venues

King's Buildings Campus

Content

Year 1:
You take six courses, including the three core courses: Medical Sciences 1, Medical Biology 1 and Molecules, Genes and Cells 1. Students without an A Grade in SQA Advanced Higher or GCE A Level Chemistry need to take two core courses in biological chemistry. You choose other courses from a range of biomedical and non-biomedical courses.

Year 2:
You take three core courses: Anatomy and Pathology 2, Biomedical Sciences 2 and Microorganisms, Cells and Immunity 2. You also choose other courses – biomedical, biological or from other areas of the University.

Year 3:
You study three core courses: Health, Illness and Society 3, Clinical Biochemistry and Endocrinology 3 and Clinical Immunology and Haematology 3A, and three optional courses.

Year 4:
You study core course Medical Sciences 4 plus four optional courses that allow you to analyse high-profile contemporary issues in medical sciences. With individual tutor support, you will complete a major research project that involves either original, laboratory-based medical research; clinically related research or library-based literature research.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AAAB (first sitting) or 4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB (two sittings) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths and/or Physics recommended plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry recommended.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including Biology and Chemistry. Maths and/or Physics recommended plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry preferred.

For entry to second year you would need Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time
Part time (day)

UCAS Code

B100

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Department

Edinburgh Medical School

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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