Here are the three modules that give you access to genuine medical practices and knowledge:

Clinical Skills (CMB2006)

Semester 1, 10 credits
This module aims to provide an introduction to basic clinical skills. The module should provide a foundation in these areas for bioscience students who plan to study medicine.

  • The module consists of a number of practical procedures at the heart of medical training. The ability to perform physical examination of the patient and carry out procedures competently and safely is an essential requirement of clinical practice. The format of these sessions comprises a brief scene-setting introduction followed by a demonstration of the clinical skill by a tutor, practice on models, manikins and/or each other supervised by the tutor, ending with formative assessment. All clinical skills procedures have the following components: the basic procedure, the associated communication skill, the anatomical and basic knowledge that underpins the skill and the professional attitudes that allow you to use the clinical skill appropriately and competently. In these sessions only the basic procedure and the anatomical knowledge will be addressed. The clinical sessions will include: 1) Venepuncture using arm- trainers, 2) Venepuncture on each other, 3) Pulses and blood pressure measurement, 4) Basic cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and life support, 5) ECG interpretation, 6) Chest examination (CVS).
  • The Clinical Skills module will be assessed by an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and a written essay, each counting for 50% of the module mark.

Clinical Cases in Neurosciences (CMB2008)

Semester 1, 20 Credits
This module aims to introduce students to neuroscience through the study of two clinical cases. It also aims to provide to international students an awareness of medical education within the UK. The module centres on two clinical cases. Teaching is shared with second year medical students and consists of lectures, practicals and clinical skills sessions.

  • This module is assessed by a) EMI (60% of the module) which tests the students’ knowledge and understanding and their ability to apply this knowledge to clinical situations, b) Clinical skills assessment (10% of the module) and c) Essay (30% of the module) which tests’ the students ability to synthesise the information associated with the knowledge outcomes and will develop and assess skills of written communication, information literacy and computer literacy

Human Anatomy (CMB2007)

Semester 2, 10 credits
This module is only available to those students that take the majority of their credits in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

  • This module aims to provide an introduction to human anatomy. The module should provide a foundation in these areas for bioscience students who plan to study medicine. The human anatomy course consists of a programme of computer-based sessions that explore various anatomical topics and two gross anatomy practical classes in the dissecting room when you will have the opportunity to examine human material. Students will learn to understand and be able to use accepted anatomical language to describe normal structure, relationships and location of the major organs of the body. They will also study the anatomy of various body systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, immune, reproductive and urinary).
  • The module is assessed by two EMI tests, the first counting for 20% and the second 80% of the module mark.