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Women's Health iBSc

UCAS code: Not applicable. Apply direct to King's.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
King's Apply

Our Women’s Health Intercalated BSc will provide you with insight into current research topics and appropriate research techniques in obstetrics and reproductive physiology, as well as the related fields of assisted conception, stem cell research, women’s mental health and paediatrics. It will give you an understanding of common disease processes in pregnancy and the early- life origins of health and disease, and underline the importance of hypothesis testing by efficient experimental design. Please note the below application deadlines: - 26 January 2022 (King's applicants) - 2 March 2022 (External applicants)

Key benefits

  • Research training in the field of women's health.
  • Opportunity to experience both clinical and laboratory research.
  • One-year course leading to an intercalated BSc.
  • Teaching by experts in the field.

The objective of this one-year intercalated degree course is to give you an insight into current research topics and develop appropriate research techniques in obstetrics and reproductive physiology and the related fields of assisted conception and stem cell research. It will provide you with a strong scientific foundation for a future career in reproductive and women’s health or in clinical research, and an understanding of the research background of evidence-based medicine. You will share some of your teaching modules with the third year of the Medical Physiology BSc course, and will undertake a 45-credit research project in Women & Children’s Health research.

Course Aims

  • To give you a broad understanding of matters of current social and ethical concern surrounding maternity and childbirth.
  • To deepen your appreciation of common problems in obstetrics in contemporary societies and to explore the ways these are managed.
  • To equip you with the core technical skills necessary to engage with the key debates in the field of obstetrics research, policy and ethics.
  • To develop the skills you will need for successful multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and multi-agency work and research in women’s health.
  • To develop your written and oral presentation skills in the communication of scientific literature and to instill a critical approach to the reading of biomedical research papers.
  • To provide practical experience in the techniques used in physiology and to equip you with the skills to progress to postgraduate study.
  • To enable you to attain a level of competence in the design and execution of a research project appropriate to H level standard and to reinforce a basic understanding of the importance of experimental design and statistical analysis.

Base campuses

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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.

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, and we expect you undertake a significant amount of self-study to compliment this. Only the Maternal & Fetal Health Project will involve lab work.

Module Lectures (hours) Seminars and tutorials (hours) Practical/ lab work (hours) Private study (hours) Other (hours)
Maternal & Fetal Health Project 2 2 200 246 -
Reproductive Physiology 20 10 - 120 -
Assisted Conception 24 4 - 122 -
Introduction to Stem Cells 30 3 - 117 -
Introduction to Regenerative Medicine 30 3 - 117 -
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Control 44 18 - 238 -
Vascular Physiology 8 42 - 170 80
Perinatal Mental Health 18 4 - 118 -
Women and Children’s Global Health 15 20 - 40 -

 

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 and Waterloo campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules and research projects you select.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written examinations, essays/ reports and oral presentations, and will vary depending on the modules chosen.

Regulating Body

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

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally 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

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 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

The objective of this one-year intercalated degree course is to give you an insight into current research topics and develop appropriate research techniques in obstetrics and reproductive physiology and the related fields of assisted conception and stem cell research. It will provide you with a strong scientific foundation for a future career in reproductive and women’s health or in clinical research, and an understanding of the research background of evidence-based medicine. You will share some of your teaching modules with the third year of the Medical Physiology BSc course, and will undertake a 45-credit research project in Women & Children’s Health research.

Course Aims

  • To give you a broad understanding of matters of current social and ethical concern surrounding maternity and childbirth.
  • To deepen your appreciation of common problems in obstetrics in contemporary societies and to explore the ways these are managed.
  • To equip you with the core technical skills necessary to engage with the key debates in the field of obstetrics research, policy and ethics.
  • To develop the skills you will need for successful multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and multi-agency work and research in women’s health.
  • To develop your written and oral presentation skills in the communication of scientific literature and to instill a critical approach to the reading of biomedical research papers.
  • To provide practical experience in the techniques used in physiology and to equip you with the skills to progress to postgraduate study.
  • To enable you to attain a level of competence in the design and execution of a research project appropriate to H level standard and to reinforce a basic understanding of the importance of experimental design and statistical analysis.

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.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, and we expect you undertake a significant amount of self-study to compliment this. Only the Maternal & Fetal Health Project will involve lab work.

Module Lectures (hours) Seminars and tutorials (hours) Practical/ lab work (hours) Private study (hours) Other (hours)
Maternal & Fetal Health Project 2 2 200 246 -
Reproductive Physiology 20 10 - 120 -
Assisted Conception 24 4 - 122 -
Introduction to Stem Cells 30 3 - 117 -
Introduction to Regenerative Medicine 30 3 - 117 -
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Control 44 18 - 238 -
Vascular Physiology 8 42 - 170 80
Perinatal Mental Health 18 4 - 118 -
Women and Children’s Global Health 15 20 - 40 -

 

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 and Waterloo campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules and research projects you select.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written examinations, essays/ reports and oral presentations, and will vary depending on the modules chosen.

Regulating Body

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

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally 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

Graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills including data gathering, analysis and interpretation, presentation skills and teamwork. Our graduates are well-qualified to undertake a wide range of careers or training for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD; with recent graduates continuing to study in medicine, dentistry and other related fields including pharmaceutical sciences, cardiovascular pharmacology and biomedical research.

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 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

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
King's Apply

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