Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of one of the following from Swansea University:
- Biochemistry, BSc (Hons)
- Biochemistry and Genetics, BSc (Hons)
- Genetics, BSc (Hons)
- Medical Biochemistry, BSc (Hons)
- Medical Genetics, BSc (Hons)
Swansea University is delighted to be able to guarantee graduates from the following disciplines an interview for their distinguished Graduate Entry Medicine programme, provided they choose the right path and meet the minimum entry criteria:
Foundation Year Modules
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
This module has been designed to help students develop their academic literacy and communication skills in preparation for undergraduate study and to understand the institutional culture, practices, rules and expectations of British higher education in an international academic context and community.
Assessment: presentations, group work, research report, referencing
Comprehensive understanding of current ICT issues is essential in the modern world. Through this module students will gain the skills to equip them in the use of common productivity and content management software programmes. This module will emphasise the use of Microsoft Windows packages including PowerPoint, Excel and Word as a platform for further study.
Assessment: Class test (unweighted)
Here an introduction to statistical concepts within the context of business, industry and government is provided to students. Numerous data sources are employed including business, sport, medicine, physical science, engineering sciences, biological science and social science. This module provides an opportunity for meaningful interpretation of statistical information and results through a variety of statistical measures
Applied Critical thinking
This module builds a fundamental knowledge base and establishes intellectual skills associated with thinking critically. Focus is placed on the real world application of critical thinking in identifying strong and weak arguments in the academic world and beyond.
Assessment: In-class test, essay examination
Analytical Techniques 1
This module is intended to provide students of engineering and science with knowledge of the fundamentals of the branch of pure mathematics known as analysis. The module reviews the aspects of classical pure mathematics and leads into the development of a rigorous foundation for the study of calculus, matrices and complex numbers.
Assessment: Weekly homework, mid-term test, examination
Covering topics such as enzyme action, genetics, the cell cycle, health and disease, evolution and ecology amongst others, this module has been designed to be delivered in conjunction with the standard Stage 1 programmes in science.
Assessment: In-class test, examination
As a sister module to Biology 2 this course expands the analysis of cells and their functions, evolution, transport systems and ecology.
Assessment: In-class test, examination
This module fosters fundamental knowledge in chemistry and intellectual skills requisite for successful completion of the prescribed degree schemes of Swansea University. Topics covered include but are not limited to; the periodic table, chemical bonding, reaction kinetics, acids and bases and thermodynamics.
Assessment: Weekly homework, in-class test, examination
Designed to support the development of fundamental knowledge in organic chemistry and intellectual skills, this module covers such topics as analysis and evaluation of scientific knowledge and methods, hydrocarbons, alcohols and ethers, acids and amines and more.
Assessment: Weekly homework, mid-term exam, examination
The aim of English Skills Portfolio is to enable students to develop their English Language level within an academic context, and to equip students with the linguistic and academic skills necessary to perform confidently within their chosen discipline, whilst simultaneously encouraging them to become effective independent learners.
Assessment: Coursework, examination
*Required only by students undertaking both academic and English language modules
First Year Modules
As this course is an Integrated First Year, students are required to study 120 credits of Swansea University Modules in their area of choice.
These modules can be found on Swansea University’s Medical School page.
In addition, students must study the following College modules:
Research and Study Skills (ILSC) 1
This module aims to help students to develop their academic English, communication, research, and critical reasoning skills to be successful undergraduate students. A subsidiary aim of this module is to ensure that students develop transferable skills that help them to take responsibility for their personal, academic and professional development.
Assessment: Presentation, group work, written assessments
Academic Support Tutorial
The aim of the support tutorials is to provide academic support and guidance to students on a year 1 Integrated programme with The College, Swansea University. Each pathway has a distinct Academic Support Tutorial allowing students to receive tailored support in areas such as progression, discussion and debate, communication and organisation.