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(Available from 2018) Medical and Health Sciences BSc (Hons)

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Course Code: CK707

Course Title: Medical and Health Sciences

Subject Title: (Available from 2018)

College: Medicine and Health

Medical and Health Sciences

Duration: 4 years

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: The State will pay the Tuition Fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. The Student Contribution/Capitation Fee is payable by the student. In 2017/18 the student contribution fee will be €3,000 and the capitation fee is expected to be €165.

Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Special Entry Requirement: H4 Chemistry and O6/H7 in one of Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science

Entry Points: New Programme 2018

Overview

The BSc Medical and Health Sciences offers an integrated learning experience in an interdisciplinary environment, to produce graduates who are passionate about human health and medicine, and are equipped to embark on careers in the medical research or healthcare sectors. It has a strong focus on research and is taught by research-active academics in a wide range of disciplines spanning the biological and medical sciences. This course delivers up-to-date current knowledge in the field of biomedical, clinical and public health sciences. It encourages students to foster their analytical study skills and critical thinking, enabling them to research, develop and implement the innovative healthcare of the future. Students take core modules in Years 1, 2 and 3, providing a solid grounding in the medical and health sciences. In Year 4, students undertake a substantial Research Project in a current research topic in the medical and health sciences. Additionally, each student can choose from a broad range of specialised modules in the final year, allowing them to design the individual composition of their degree.

Course Details

Year 1

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Epidemiology
  • Translational Medicine

Year 2

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Epidemiology
  • Research Skills and Methods

Year 3

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Neuroscience
  • Microbiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Structured Literature Project
  • Translational Medicine

Year 4

  • Research Project
  • Anatomy and Developmental Biology
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience
  • Epidemiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology

 

Detailed Entry Requirements

H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Special Entry Requirement: H4 Chemistry and O6/H7 in one of Physics, Biology or Agricultural Science

Mature students: Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statement of interest and may be called for interview.

International Students should visit the UCC International Education website

Course Practicalities

Teaching is delivered from Monday to Friday, with a combination of scheduled lectures, tutorials and laboratory/practical sessions each week.

Assessment

Students are assessed using a variety of formats to meet different learning styles. Assessments include essays, written reports, in-class tests, on-line exercises, practical demonstrations, laboratory skills, oral presentations and written examinations. Written examinations take place before Christmas and in May.

Who Teaches This Course

The BSc Medical and Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree taught by experienced academic staff in the College of Medicine and Health and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Core teaching and research project supervision will be delivered by research-active academic staff in the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology and School of Microbiology, who specialise in the many areas of the medical and health sciences.

Further Contact Information

Professor Aideen Sullivan
E: a.sullivan@ucc.ie; T: +353 (0)21 420 5427

 

Professor Ken O’Halloran
E: k.ohalloran@ucc.ie; T: +353 (0)21 420 5433

 

 

Contact us

E: Professor Aideen Sullivan

P: +353 (0)21 420 5427
W: Website

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