Medicine at Newcastle is consistently one of the most highly regarded medical degrees in the UK (see Quality and Ranking, below).
Our MB BS degree uses an integrated teaching approach. You will receive clinically focused teaching from our highly trained staff to develop your core medical knowledge.
You will also develop your clinical competence from the very start of your degree, through:
We are a Regional Medical School, with partnerships with Durham University and the Northern Region NHS, so you will also have access to excellent training opportunities offered by the large patient population (3.5 million).
Medicine at Newcastle is consistently one of the most highly regarded medical degrees in the UK.
Our curriculum is aligned to the General Medical Council (GMC) standards for the knowledge, skills and behaviours of undergraduate medical students and for the delivery of teaching, learning and assessment, as outlined in Tomorrow’s Doctors (2009).
Medicine at Newcastle combines university-based learning and clinical placements in the NHS.
We offer a very high quality learning experience and consistently rank as one of the most highly regarded medical degrees in the UK.
You will develop the key skills of communication, information handling, reasoning, judgement, reflective practice and decision-making. Medical ethics is also a strong theme in the curriculum.
Find out more in the Course Content section.
Medicine is taught in different ways by different institutions. Understanding the ways in which you learn best will help you to decide which style of learning will suit your needs.
At Newcastle, we use an integrated approach.
This means that you develop core knowledge, taught in systems, with early clinical exposure and the acquisition of clinical skills from the beginning of Stage 1.
You receive 'case-led' teaching in your first two years, which means using clinical cases to help you make the links between your new knowledge and clinical practice.
You undertake a varied menu of early clinical experience, through contact with patients and visits to general practice and hospitals, giving you a clinical context on which to develop your core knowledge.
We begin teaching clinical skills from as early as week 2 in our Clinical Skills Laboratory. Here, a team of Specialty Trainees provide structured learning and teaching, which includes:
Our Medical School at Newcastle is a Regional Medical School and has partnerships with Durham University and the Northern Region NHS.
This gives you access to excellent clinical training opportunities offered by the large patient population (3.5 million) and the region-wide infrastructure of acute hospitals and general practices.
The degree is delivered by the University's School of Medical Education.
Newcastle University has an overseas campus in Malaysia.
International students who are interested in studying at NUMed can visit NUMed Malaysia's website for more information.
Newcastle is the first UK university to develop an overseas campus offering full UK medical degrees in-country. Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) campus officially opened in EduCity in Johor on 1 November 2011.
The content of the course is well structured. At the moment I am studying clinical medicine and going to wards for the first time and seeing patients. Seeing patients is the part of the course that I enjoy most - it's something to look forward to when you get up in the morning.