The aim of this program is to educate students in basic medical sciences to a level that will enable them to matriculate to partner medical schools in order for them to complete their full medical education. The Bachelor of Health Sciences programme runs over three academic years in Institute of Health Sciences UBD, with enrolment in August and completion in July three years later. It is a fully integrated course in which the four main curricular areas, i.e. Health Sciences; Our Community; Patient Care; Personal and Professional Development are overtly studied throughout and there is clinical experience from the start.
The first phase consists of three years at UBD after which students are transferred to one of the Partner Medical Schools (PMS) for the second phase of the programme. Having successfully completed the first phase of the programme at UBD, the students are awarded the Bachelor of Health Science degree. The award of this degree is a requirement for students to progress to the PMS to complete the final phase of the undergraduate medical programme (Medicine), after which successful students graduate with degrees from respective partner universities, which are currently: (i) in United Kingdom - Glasgow University, University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, University of Southampton [link here]; (ii) in Ireland - University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, National University Galway; and (iii) in Australia – Australia National University, University New South Wales Sydney, Adelaide University.
- Academic Requirements
- A minimum of 320 A-Level points (A=120 and B=100) for 3 A-Level passes in biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics, with minimum grade 'B' (this minimum requirement must be met in one examination sitting) OR an International Baccalaureate minimum score of 34 points (including a minimum of 6, 6, 5 points in relevant subjects at higher level; accepted subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis)
- (for applicants who are graduates only) AND an internationally recognised degree of first class honours only in a relevant discipline from UBD or any other university recognised by the University Senate (this is in addition to graduates meeting the minimum requirements for A-Level or for its equivalent or for International Baccalaureate)
- Have demonstrated proficiency in the English language to either a credit B4 in English language at GCE O-Level examination OR a grade 'A' in IGCSE English OR an IELTS score of 7.0
- Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
- Students must have performed to a good standard in a multiple mini-interview (MMI) covering the pre-requisite biosciences knowledge, attitudes, ethics and other critical skills needed for a programme of medical studies.
- Medical Fitness
- Must be medically certified as fit for prescribed medical fitness examination
The final selection of students is based equally on both academic grades and MMI score.
Applicants must note that fulfilling the UBD general entry requirements and specific entry requirements does not guarantee entry into UBD’s programmes as admission to all programmes is competitive and is limited subject to availability of spaces.