Learning and assessment
How you will learn
- Small group learning
- Simulated educational encounters
- Guided reading
- Writing retreat
- Peer learning
- Journal club
How you will be assessed
- Learning resource development
- Peer evaluations
- Personal reflections
- Online exams
Your work will be assessed during or at the end of each module through a variety of means.
To complete a module and gain its credits you'll need to make sure you attend your timetabled sessions and get over the 50% pass mark.
To achieve the MMedSci, you'll need a total of 180 credits.
To achieve the PGDip, you'll need a total of 120 credits.
To achieve the PGCert, you'll need a total of 60 credits.
Contact time and study hours
We encourage our full-time students to think of the course like they would a full-time job and spend around 37 hours on it per week including teaching time. Part-time students should consider it similar to a part-time job.
Part-time study is usually aimed at those already in full-time employment to give you flexibility in your learning. It means that you'll be able to spread your studies as needed as long as you complete the course within 36 months of starting it.
You're expected to work roughly 10 hours for each credit on the course including teaching and independent study, so a 20 credit module should take around 200 hours to complete or around a total of 25 eight-hour days.
If you're studying full-time, you'll learn over a period of two semesters and a summer period totalling around 12 months.
Teaching is usually delivered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the semesters. You'll have around 37 days of teaching over the year with an average of six hours of contact time each week. However, the time and days of your teaching will depend on the optional modules you choose. Teaching days typically range from full days to a few hours.
Non-teaching days are intended for private study and research.
Part-time students can experience the same course content over a period of 24 or 36 months.
Teaching is usually delivered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the semesters. You'll typically attend teaching nine to 16 days per year, with about three hours per week.
We try wherever possible to be flexible to help you manage your timetable. You're expected to devote around two days per week to the course including attending teaching, private study, and research.