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Medicine Maxfax Entry Programme MBBS

UCAS code: A104

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four Years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Our Medicine Maxfax Entry Programme MBBS is a four-year medical degree designed specifically for qualified dentists who are registered with the UK General Dental Council and who wish to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Key benefits

  • Integrated medical science with clinical teaching and focus on learning in close contact with patients
  • Partner hospitals include Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals – three of the most renowned and busiest teaching hospitals in London.
  • In addition, students benefit from clinical placements at district general hospitals located across the south east of England and over 350 general practices.
  • Learn from some of the world’s most influential clinicians and scientists, who are global leaders in life sciences and medical research.
  • A multi-faculty university giving you access to a breadth of non-core subjects including humanities and social sciences.
  • Twinned with leading medical schools around the world, providing opportunities for clinical exchanges during your elective module.
  • Accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this Primary Medical Qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.

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The MBBS degree at King’s aims to train students to become: • critical scientific thinkers • collaborative leaders and innovators • outstanding patient-centred clinicians • excellent team-players • educators and life-long learners • resilient and adaptable professionals. The MBBS curriculum is divided into three ‘Stages’. Although we offer four entry routes into Medicine, all our students follow the same core MBBS curriculum. As a student on the Maxfax Entry Programme you will not take Stage 1, and you will join the other medical students at Stage 2. Stage 2 brings together science and clinical practice in blocks organised around the human life-cycle and common pathological processes. It focuses on the care of patients with common conditions in a range of clinical settings. You will also follow patients for prolonged periods of time to learn how to deliver whole-person care. This stage is underpinned by study in biomedical and population sciences. Stage 3 is oriented towards future practice, and includes the opportunity to undertake elective study abroad. You will also conduct quality improvement projects and develop skills to transform patient and population health at home and abroad. Inter-professional training and increasingly realistic simulation are important parts of the curriculum.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Applicants must be qualified dentists registered with the UK General Dental Council wishing to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We will provide you with high-level teaching from experts, which you will put into practice on your placements. The breakdown of teaching methods is listed below.

Stage Lectures, seminars and similar Placement Self-study time

2

(years 1 and 2)

58% including small group and case-based teaching in clinical blocks. 41% 1%

3

(years 3 and 4)

8% including small group and case-based teaching in clinical blocks. 81% 11%

 

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

You will learn in a wide variety of hospital and community care settings. Students undertake placements at general practices and district general hospitals located in south London and south east England, currently they are mostly in Kent and Sussex. Placements outside of London offer a different and rich perspective on clinical learning, complementing the experiences gained in central London hospitals.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, all students will experience placements at London and peripheral sites during their programme.

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Learning outcomes

Outcome of the course

On successful completion of the course you will receive your MBBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns. Provisional registration is time limited to a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days in total). After this time period your provisional registration will normally expire.

Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work. To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. Generally all suitably qualified UK graduates are allocated a place on Foundation Year 1.

On successful completion of Foundation Year 1, you will be eligible to apply for full registration with the GMC. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.

Although this information is currently correct, you should be aware that regulations in this area may change from time to time.

Assessment

  • Formative Assessment
  • Summative Assessment

Assessment is split between that which is formative (where the primary role is to demonstrate competence against course standards and learning outcomes) and summative (where the primary role is to demonstrate competence to faculty, this does contribute towards the overall module/degree score). Formative assessment occurs through the years.

Summative assessment includes:

  • portfolio-based summative assessment continues throughout the course in preparation for professional life
  • progress (written) tests in Stage 2 and Stage 3
  • OSCEs (formative mid-stage, summative end- of-stage) in Stages 2 and 3
  • Project assessment

There are also two external assessments in Stage 3, that are necessary to support your Foundation Year 1 training but are not essential to pass these in order to graduate from the MBBS course.

The GMC has decided to introduce a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) for students graduating in 2024/25 onwards to demonstrate that those who obtain registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK meet a common threshold for safe practice. Applicants should be aware that to obtain registration with a licence to practise, medical students will need to pass both parts of the MLA, pass university finals and demonstrate their fitness to practise.

Course Accreditation

Accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this Primary Medical Qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.

Regulating Body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You do not undertake Stage 1 of the five/six Year MBBS course. Instead you will have a four- week mandatory introductory module ‘Introduction to Clinical Skills’ immediately before you start Stage 2, which includes elements of the Introduction to Values Based Clinical Practise module from Stage 1. The Intercalated BSc is optional but must be taken between Stages 2 and 3.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

 

 

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £40,800 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £5,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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The MBBS degree at King’s aims to train students to become: • critical scientific thinkers • collaborative leaders and innovators • outstanding patient-centred clinicians • excellent team-players • educators and life-long learners • resilient and adaptable professionals. The MBBS curriculum is divided into three ‘Stages’. Although we offer four entry routes into Medicine, all our students follow the same core MBBS curriculum. As a student on the Maxfax Entry Programme you will not take Stage 1, and you will join the other medical students at Stage 2. Stage 2 brings together science and clinical practice in blocks organised around the human life-cycle and common pathological processes. It focuses on the care of patients with common conditions in a range of clinical settings. You will also follow patients for prolonged periods of time to learn how to deliver whole-person care. This stage is underpinned by study in biomedical and population sciences. Stage 3 is oriented towards future practice, and includes the opportunity to undertake elective study abroad. You will also conduct quality improvement projects and develop skills to transform patient and population health at home and abroad. Inter-professional training and increasingly realistic simulation are important parts of the curriculum.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Applicants must be qualified dentists registered with the UK General Dental Council wishing to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We will provide you with high-level teaching from experts, which you will put into practice on your placements. The breakdown of teaching methods is listed below.

Stage Lectures, seminars and similar Placement Self-study time

2

(years 1 and 2)

58% including small group and case-based teaching in clinical blocks. 41% 1%

3

(years 3 and 4)

8% including small group and case-based teaching in clinical blocks. 81% 11%

 

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

You will learn in a wide variety of hospital and community care settings. Students undertake placements at general practices and district general hospitals located in south London and south east England, currently they are mostly in Kent and Sussex. Placements outside of London offer a different and rich perspective on clinical learning, complementing the experiences gained in central London hospitals.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, all students will experience placements at London and peripheral sites during their programme.

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Learning outcomes

Outcome of the course

On successful completion of the course you will receive your MBBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns. Provisional registration is time limited to a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days in total). After this time period your provisional registration will normally expire.

Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work. To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. Generally all suitably qualified UK graduates are allocated a place on Foundation Year 1.

On successful completion of Foundation Year 1, you will be eligible to apply for full registration with the GMC. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.

Although this information is currently correct, you should be aware that regulations in this area may change from time to time.

Assessment

  • Formative Assessment
  • Summative Assessment

Assessment is split between that which is formative (where the primary role is to demonstrate competence against course standards and learning outcomes) and summative (where the primary role is to demonstrate competence to faculty, this does contribute towards the overall module/degree score). Formative assessment occurs through the years.

Summative assessment includes:

  • portfolio-based summative assessment continues throughout the course in preparation for professional life
  • progress (written) tests in Stage 2 and Stage 3
  • OSCEs (formative mid-stage, summative end- of-stage) in Stages 2 and 3
  • Project assessment

There are also two external assessments in Stage 3, that are necessary to support your Foundation Year 1 training but are not essential to pass these in order to graduate from the MBBS course.

The GMC has decided to introduce a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) for students graduating in 2024/25 onwards to demonstrate that those who obtain registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK meet a common threshold for safe practice. Applicants should be aware that to obtain registration with a licence to practise, medical students will need to pass both parts of the MLA, pass university finals and demonstrate their fitness to practise.

Course Accreditation

Accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this Primary Medical Qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.

Regulating Body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You do not undertake Stage 1 of the five/six Year MBBS course. Instead you will have a four- week mandatory introductory module ‘Introduction to Clinical Skills’ immediately before you start Stage 2, which includes elements of the Introduction to Values Based Clinical Practise module from Stage 1. The Intercalated BSc is optional but must be taken between Stages 2 and 3.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

 

 

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £40,800 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £5,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four Years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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