University of Wolverhampton Medicine
University of Wolverhampton Medicine
In the First Year
you will gain knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, principles of drug action and other basic medical sciences such as genetics, microbiology & immunology.
In the Second Year you will learn about the causes and mechanisms of human disease and gain experience in the practical methods use in diagnosis and treatment.
In the Third Year you will study several advanced modules in medical sciences and also have the opportunity to carry out a research project in a selected medical science..
Information for BMedSci/MD applicants:
There is an opportunity to study medicine (MD degree). Our Combined Biomedical Science pathway provides you with a route to gaining a Medical Doctorate. This route gives you the opportunity to become a medical doctor.
The University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) School of Medicine and University of Wolverhampton offer a combined BSc Biomedical Science and MD degree Program that enables you to be accepted to both the Biomedical Science and Medical School courses through a single joint admission process. This program enables students to begin the Basic Science curriculum of the medical program prior to completing the requirements of the BSc in Biomedical Science. Awarding of the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree is contingent upon successful completion of both the prescribed Biomedical Science undergraduate and Medical School curriculum requirements. The coursework of the two institutions is separate. The BSc degree is awarded entirely by University of Wolverhampton and the MD degree is awarded entirely by UHSA.
Studies for the medical degree consist of two major areas – Basic Science Courses and Clinical Science Rotations. During the Basic Science portion of the medical curriculum, students come to the UHSA campus in Antigua for 8 weeks each summer following the academic year at University of Wolverhampton. At the end of the third summer, students will be required to attend an additional year of Basic Science studies at UHSA in Antigua. The clinical rotations begin when the student has obtained the BSc degree and successfully completed all basic science courses at UHSA.
· Enthusiastic tutors
· Clinical skills training embedded within the course
· Covers all major disciplines associated with basic medical sciences
· Clinical case studies used to inform your learning
· Provides you with the background scientific knowledge to enable you to apply from entry to postgraduate medicine courses
Gaining a degree in Medical Sciences will enable you to work in a wide variety of medical- related careers such as medical research, hospital and pharmaceutical laboratories and in other fields requiring knowledge of medical sciences. This degree will also enable you to apply for entry to a postgraduate medical degree course or enter a training programme as a Healthcare Scientist.
Students completing the combined BSc/MD course will be able to complete their professional exams to allow them to practice medicine.
After completing this course you will be able to:
· Demonstrate a knowledge of the structure of the human body and an understanding of physiological processes that affect its function
· Show an appreciation of the molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms important in maintaining homeostasis
· Demonstrate an understanding of the causes and mechanisms of disease and appreciate the methods used in diagnosis and treatment
· Show an appreciation of the pharmacological principles of treatment using drugs and non-pharmacological therapies, their efficacy in the management and symptomatic relief of diseases, and their adverse reactions
· Demonstrate competency in physiological practical skills which can be used to assess the human body and be able to use such skills in research applications.
- GCSE English and Maths at Grade C+/4
- A Level minimum of A*A* or BBC to include at least one science subject preferably Biology
- Access to HE with 60 credits, 45 credits at level 3, to include 36 in Science, of which 27 will be passed with minimum Distinction and rest with Merit, no Pass grades are accepted.
- BTEC QCF Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science grade DMM or BTEC National Diploma grade D*D*.
- If you’ve got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
- International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
- Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering guarantees entry on to this course
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.