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Primary Care iBSc

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One Year
Application status:
Waiting list
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
1 March 2021
Apply via UCAS

The Intercalated BSc in Primary Care is an exciting opportunity for medical students to engage further with a general practice clinical experience whilst also studying aspects of primary care in more depth and undertaking a research project. It aims to inspire doctors and health care leaders of the future and give an excellent generalist grounding to students planning a career in both general practice and other medical careers, equipping them with the skills necessary to lead integrated and innovative care.

Key benefits

  • Focus on quality improvement, leadership, teamwork, as well as motivational interviewing skills which will be highly valuable for future careers
  • Encouraged to run own ‘health improvement’ clinics, and opportunities to apply leadership in practice. The clinical aspect will provide practical opportunities to improve clinical and consultation skills.
  • Leadership skills will be mentored, coached and developed, linking the theory with practical experience.
  • Wide range of research projects available from within the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences.
  • Our iBSc journal club will discuss seminal and relevant research papers to expand medical knowledge.
  • Supported towards writing research papers, posters and presentations at conferences
  • Opportunities to learn more about healthcare systems in the UK and globally, history of the NHS, health inequalities and to develop teaching skills.

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The programme is divided into three components: a clinical placement, taught modules and a research project and dissertation. The course is run by King's Undergraduate Medical Education in the Community (KUMEC) and the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences, which involves collaboration with the Departments of Global Health, Physiotherapy and Primary Care Research. This programme is an optional component of the MBBS and hence has been designed to develop future doctors with enhanced skills in leadership, scholarship, teamwork and an excellent grounding in general healthcare. As well as opportunities to improve clinical and consultation skills there is a focus on quality improvement, leadership, motivational interviewing and research, which are highly relevant and desirable in a wide range of specialties and professions. The academic aspect of the programme will develop and showcase your ability to research an area in depth and communicate this to the relevant audience; and there will be support with writing research papers and presenting at conferences which, again, are highly-desirable skills, providing an extra advantage in establishing a research career and in medical job applications.

Base campus

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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.

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

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Language requirement band is not set

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the taught modules on the programme. During the clinical placement you will spend one day per week in terms 1 and 2 in a general practice setting. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

The clinical placement will be in a general practice setting in a practice that is approved by KUMEC.

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.

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Engagement Reports

Your performance will be assessed through a variety of coursework.  Forms of assessment may typically include essays, presentations, posters and engagement reports.  

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, and students on this course take modules totalling 120 credits.

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

This programme is an optional component of the MBBS and hence has been designed to develop future doctors with enhanced skills in leadership, scholarship, teamwork and an excellent grounding in general healthcare.

As well as opportunities to improve clinical and consultation skills there is a focus on quality improvement, leadership, motivational interviewing and research, which are highly relevant and desirable in a wide range of specialities and professions. The academic aspect of the programme will develop and showcase your ability to research an area in depth and communicate this to the relevant audience; and there will be support with writing research papers and presenting at conferences which, again, are highly-desirable skills, providing an extra advantage in establishing a research career and in medical job applications.

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 £28,050 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 £2,000 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 programme is divided into three components: a clinical placement, taught modules and a research project and dissertation. The course is run by King's Undergraduate Medical Education in the Community (KUMEC) and the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences, which involves collaboration with the Departments of Global Health, Physiotherapy and Primary Care Research. This programme is an optional component of the MBBS and hence has been designed to develop future doctors with enhanced skills in leadership, scholarship, teamwork and an excellent grounding in general healthcare. As well as opportunities to improve clinical and consultation skills there is a focus on quality improvement, leadership, motivational interviewing and research, which are highly relevant and desirable in a wide range of specialties and professions. The academic aspect of the programme will develop and showcase your ability to research an area in depth and communicate this to the relevant audience; and there will be support with writing research papers and presenting at conferences which, again, are highly-desirable skills, providing an extra advantage in establishing a research career and in medical job applications.

Base campus

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.

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

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Language requirement band is not set

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the taught modules on the programme. During the clinical placement you will spend one day per week in terms 1 and 2 in a general practice setting. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

The clinical placement will be in a general practice setting in a practice that is approved by KUMEC.

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.

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Engagement Reports

Your performance will be assessed through a variety of coursework.  Forms of assessment may typically include essays, presentations, posters and engagement reports.  

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, and students on this course take modules totalling 120 credits.

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

This programme is an optional component of the MBBS and hence has been designed to develop future doctors with enhanced skills in leadership, scholarship, teamwork and an excellent grounding in general healthcare.

As well as opportunities to improve clinical and consultation skills there is a focus on quality improvement, leadership, motivational interviewing and research, which are highly relevant and desirable in a wide range of specialities and professions. The academic aspect of the programme will develop and showcase your ability to research an area in depth and communicate this to the relevant audience; and there will be support with writing research papers and presenting at conferences which, again, are highly-desirable skills, providing an extra advantage in establishing a research career and in medical job applications.

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 £28,050 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 £2,000 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:
One Year
Application status:
Waiting list
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
1 March 2021
Apply via UCAS

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