This course is for students who want to learn more about the study of medicine and related professions.
It is an ideal pre-sessional programme before preparation for medical degrees, or as an introduction to further study
We strongly recommended this programme if you are joining our Aston Medical School Foundation, UCLan Foundation or intensive A-level programmes.
7 July 2019
IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent)
24 hours per week
Class size range:
8 – 12
You will develop your understanding of:
The world of medicine
The range of careers available
The requirements for entry to the UK’s leading universities
The programme provides an insight in to the world of medicine and the wide range of careers opportunities available.
You will learn what being a doctor actually involves as well as the skills and personal attributes which are required.
You will be guided to explore and understand the routes to medical school; the differences in teaching approaches; what the universities are looking for in your applications (both formal qualifications and individual factors); and approaches you might take to demonstrate that you have what it takes to succeed in this demanding profession.
You will gain knowledge and develop your study skills and strategies to ensure you make the most of your time and experience both inside and outside the classroom.
Exploration of natural sciences within the context of medical-related degrees and professions
Development of critical thinking, presentation and debating skills through discussion of current social and ethical issues in medicine
Medical-related visits and guest lectures, including a session with a medical school admissions tutor and a visit to a university Medical School
Research in to the application process and requirements for degrees in a range of medical fields
Medical interview preparation and practice, understanding the differences between Panel and Multiple Mini Interviews
What should and should not be included in a personal statement
Preparation for aptitude tests, UCAT and BMAT
How to prepare at home before joining full-time medical school preparation in the UK