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2018/2019

Medicine (Graduate Entry)

MB, BCh, BAO Degrees [CK791]

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

The approved programmes of study for the conjoint degrees of MB, BCh, BAO for graduate entrants to medicine extend over a period of not less than four academic years from the date of first registration for First Medicine; they must be pursued in a Constituent University or in some other institution whose programmes and standards are judged equivalent by the College of Medicine and Health. The Final Medical Examination for these degrees must not be completed before the end of the Fourth Medical Year.

Medical School Student Declaration

All students are required to sign an annual Medical School Student Declaration as well as confirming their acceptance of the University Student rules. The Medical School Student Declaration clearly outlines student rights and student responsibilities as registered students of the UCC School of Medicine. Copies of the Declaration are available from the Medical School Office on request.

Garda Vetting

Students, or applicants in receipt of an offer, on this programme will be subject to Garda Vetting as relevant. Students will be prohibited from engaging in a relevant work placement unless the vetting process has been cleared. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy.

Fitness to Practise

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake of first year students (including repeats), this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here.

Oral Examinations

Many modules of the MB, BCh, BAO programme have provision for Oral Examinations following Written Examinations. Students should note:

Internship Posts

Following successful completion of the Final Medical Examination, and subsequent graduation, Medical students are required to complete one year of Internship training in order to achieve registration with the Irish Medical Council. Medical students should note the following:

Exemption Requests

As this is an integrated programme, requests for exemptions cannot be considered.

Attendance

Medical students are reminded that full attendance is required at all scheduled teaching activities in all modules. Where this does not occur, students will be expected to satisfactorily explain and support with evidence (e.g. medical illness certificates, explanation of other mitigating circumstances causing non-attendance) all absences and this must be considered acceptable by the relevant module coordinator(s) and Dean of the School of Medicine. Unavoidable planned absence must be discussed and agreed with each module coordinator(s) of affected module(s) in advance. Each situation will be assessed on an individual basis. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in a student being deemed not to have fulfilled the requirements for entry to the subsequent examination. These regulations apply also to students who are studying for the qualifications of some other licensing body. The Deputy President and Registrar, UCC will certify whether or not the student's attendance has been satisfactory on the basis of recommendations from the Dean of the School of Medicine.

Student Leave of Absence

Students intending to take leave of absence of a year or more must make application to the Dean of the School of Medicine and to the Deputy President and Registrar not later than March of the preceding academic year. Permission will only be given for specific reasons which will be considered in each case by the School's Executive/Heads of Department.

Mentoring

Mentoring is available from the Medical School as part of a strategy for maintaining active awareness of issues relating to student welfare, well-being and optimal learning.

Student Welfare/Complaints

The Medical Student Board wishes to offer Medical students assistance, backup and pastoral care with the choice of anonymity. Please contact the Medical School Office for further information.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREES OF MB, BCh, BAO

Each subject consists of modules which are measured in terms of credits. A module may correspond to 5, 10, 15 or 20 credits. Years One and Two of the Graduate Entry to Medicine (GEM) programme consist of modules to the value of 75 credits per year. Years Three and Four of the programme consist of modules to the value of 60 credits per year. Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019. Note: The length of the academic year shall be 40 weeks in Years 1 and 2 with terms commencing in late August/early September each year.

Two Year Rule

Students must pass/progress within two academic years of first registration for each year of the programme. Students of Medicine are allowed to repeat a year after failing a re-sit examination only twice during their studies in University College Cork. Students of Medicine are not allowed two repeat years within the first three years of the programme. Therefore, students must complete the first two years of study within a maximum of three years (that is a maximum of one repeat year is allowed in the first two years). Furthermore, students must complete their studies within six years of registering for the First Medical Year. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Medicine and Health only for very serious reasons.

In order to be admitted to the First University Examination in Medicine, a student must have satisfactorily attended (i.e. the First Year), subsequent to entry to the College of Medicine and Health, prescribed modules amounting to 75 credits as follows:

GM1001 Fundamentals of Medicine I (20 credits)
GM1002 Fundamentals of Medicine II (20 credits)
GM1003 Fundamentals of Medicine III (15 credits)
GM1010 Integrated Patient-centred Clinical Science and Practice (15 credits)
GM1020
Health and Disease in Society I (5 credits)

Note: The length of the academic year shall be 40 weeks in Year 1.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

No student may enter the Second Medical Year until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Medicine. In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Medicine, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to registration for the Second Medical Year*, prescribed modules amounting to 75 credits as follows:

GM2001 Fundamentals of Medicine IV (10 credits)
GM2006 Junior Clinical Elective (5 credits)
GM2013 Professionalism and Patient Centered Practice (15 credits)
GM2015 Clinical Medicine I (15 credits)
GM2020 Health, Disease and Society II (10 credits)
GM2105 Clinical Medicine II (10 credits)
GM2030 Research for Medicine and Health I (5 credits)

and one of the following 5 credit options:
AN3000
Advanced Anatomical Skills (5 credits)
MX3015 Psychological Medicine (5 credits)
EE3901 Biomedical Design (5 credits)
IP3008 Palliative Care: An Interdiscipliary Approach (5 credits)
IS3101 Health Information Systems and e-Health (5 credits)
MX3001 Maritime Medicine (5 credits)
MX3006 Student Selected Special Study Module in Medicine (5 credits)
MX3007 Physical Activity, Exercise and Sports Medicine (5 credits)
MX3009 Business Skills in Medicine (5 credits)
MX3010 Mitigating Medical Error (5 credits)
MX3013 Introduction to Evidence-based Practice in Medicine (5 credits)
MX3090 Medical Ethics, Legal Medicine and Moot Court (5 credits)
PM3090 Genetic Research in Human Disease (5 credits)

Note: The length of the academic year shall be 40 weeks in Year 2.

Clinical Courses

Satisfactory attendance at all scheduled teaching and learning activities is mandatory. In relation to clinical rotations students must attend all scheduled activities but must also attend all relevant clinical activities as directed by the relevant module coordinators and supervising clinicians.

Note: Unsatisfactory attendance at the prescribed University or Hospital courses will debar a student from admission to the Third University Examination in Medicine

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

No student may enter the Third Medical Year until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Medicine for Graduate Entrants. In order to be admitted to the Third University Examination in Medicine for Graduate Entrants, a student must have satisfactorily completed, subsequent to registration for the Third Medical Year, prescribed modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

HC4005 Psychiatry (10 credits)
HC4006 Behavioural Medicine and Patient Safety (5 credits)
CP4003 Reproduction, Pregnancy, Child Health and Development (15 credits)
CP4006 Fundamentals of Adult Disease (15 credits)
CP4007 Fundamentals of Otolaryngology, Dermatology and Ophthalmology (5 credits)
FM4005 Forensic Medicine and the Coroner's Court (5 credits)
MX4091 Research for Medicine and Health II (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019

No student may enter the Fourth Medical Year until he/she has passed the Third University Examination in Medicine for Graduate Entrants. In order to be admitted to the MB, BCh, BAO Degree Examination, a student must have satisfactorily completed, subsequent to registration for the Fourth Medical Year, prescribed modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

CP5100 Principles and Practice of Surgery (10 credits)
CP5200 Principles and Practice of Internal Medicine and General Practice (20 credits)
CP5300 Principles and Practice of Paediatrics and Child Health (10 credits)
CP5400 Principles and Practices of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (10 credits)
CP5500 Preparedness for Professional Practice (5 credits)
MX5091 Research Project and Elective Practice (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019

Clinical Courses

  1. Approved Elective: As part of module MX5091, students, during the Summer recess between the Third and Final Medical Years, are required to spend a minimum of four weeks in a clinical, laboratory or research area of the student's choice. All electives must be approved by the Dean of the Medical School prior to the elective.
  2. Satisfactory attendance at recognised general teaching hospitals throughout the Fourth Medical Year, as directed by the Dean of the School of Medicine.
  3. Satisfactory attendance at such special courses of Hospital Practice and Clinical Instruction throughout the Fourth Medical Year as have not been taken during the Third Year.
  4. Satisfactory carrying out of the duties of Senior Clerkships throughout the Fourth Medical Year. These clerkships will be carried out in the recognised teaching hospitals of UCC Medical School.

Note: Unsatisfactory attendance at any of the above prescribed Clinical Courses will debar a student from admission to the Fourth (Final) University Examination in Medicine.

The Fourth University Examination in Medicine will be held at the end of the Fourth Year (i.e. April) in the modules CP5100, CP5200, CP5300, CP5400. A Final Medical Project must also be completed and presented during the Final Medical Year. A Supplemental Final Medical Examination, if required, will be held in Winter. Candidates rejected or absent in any of the modules of the Final Medical Examination must, before being re-admitted to the Examination, produce satisfactory evidence that they have, during the interval, pursued the study of such modules.

Students failing final year modules amounting to 20 credits or less in the Summer examination will be entitled to repeat the examination(s) in the Winter. The requirements to complete additional clinical attachments as outlined by the school and stated in the modules is essential for eligibility to re-sit the examination. These attachments will be arranged by the school and will not be altered unless in the event of exceptional circumstances arising. In general, students will be requested to join standard school clinical attachments, rather than to undertake specially arranged attachments.

Students failing modules totalling >20 credits will be entitled to re-sit the failed modules no sooner than the following Summer examination period. Such students will be required to repeat the allotted clinical attachments required in each of the failed modules. The module coordinator and school will set the schedule of attachments and this will not be altered unless in the event of exceptional circumstances. Efforts will be made to accommodate students' requests within the framework of the standard school clinical attachments within reason.

Note: Immediately after graduation, medical graduates are strongly urged to join a medical indemnity organisation.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Recognised Teaching Hospitals for Medical Students

Bantry General Hospital
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee
Cork University Hospital, Cork
Cork University Maternity Hospital, Cork
Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Mallow General Hospital, Mallow, Co. Cork
Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, Cork
Mercy University Hospital, Cork
South Infirmary - Victoria University Hospital, Cork
South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel
St. Finbarr's Hospital, Cork
St. Mary's Orthopaedic Hospital, Cork
St. Stephen's Hospital, Sarsfieldscourt, Cork
The Mater Private Hospital, Cork
University Hospital Kerry, Tralee, Co Kerry
University Hospital Waterford, Co Waterford


Programme Learning Outcomes for MB, BCh, BAO Degrees (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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