King’s College London Intercalated Bsc

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King’s College London Intercalated Bsc

King’s College London Intercalated Bsc

Intercalated BSc Programmes

The Division of Medical Education is responsible for delivery of two Intercalated BSc programmes.

Global Health

The Intercalated BSc in Global Health will prepare a new generation of health students to understand these global health challenges within the larger political, social, cultural and economic context. The course will cover subjects relevant to improving health and healthcare in resource-poor countries, whilst emphasising the significance of these topics to future practitioners in the UK. This critical training will be relevant to careers in a wide range of fields – from humanitarian relief and international development to public health, policymaking, campaigning and research.

With world-leading schools of health and social science, King’s unique course has particular strengths in the area of capacity building in fragile states and in the academic study of communicable and non-communicable disease, psychiatry and conflict. Students will be exposed to some of the essential academic skills of literature review, critical analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, presentation and essay writing.

This degree will combine innovative approaches to teaching by a multi-professional group of clinicians, academics and policy experts with diverse experience of working internationally in a range of healthcare settings.

The course has been developed in close consultation with students and graduates from King’s with expertise in a number of key specialties.

Medical Ethics and Law

The Intercalated BSc in Medical Ethics and Law is available to any medical student currently between their second and fifth year of study. Student numbers are restricted to 16 places. This is so that each student may access a full range of quality clinical placements in the second semester. Places are offered following interview conditionally on successful completion of the current year of study.

Students acquire essential skills which are difficult to gain in the core MBBS course. These skills are highly transferable, each having a major impact on the various roles they might play in the health service, whether their main focus is clinical work, administration, research or teaching. These important skills include:

  • An awareness of and sensitivity to moral issues in clinical practice
  • Ability to use primary legal sources
  • Setting up and running a case discussion group
  • Ability to sift valid arguments from poor ones
  • Understanding of complex new legal and moral concepts

Read about other Intercalated BSc programmes offered by the School of Medicine.

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