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Programme: Intercalated BSc in Medical Humanities

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The intercalated programme is an opportunity for MBChB students to develop their medical and professional expertise through a sustained encounter with the understanding of medical and health related topics developed within the traditions of the arts and social sciences.

Former students have praised the course for the following reasons: an opportunity to experience a different style of learning; being able to personally select a range of different courses according to your interests; the enthusiasm and support of the teaching staff, drawn from many different Subject areas; giving students the confidence and ability to constructively criticize medicine "from the outside"; being beneficial in revealing the humanity and frailty of both patients and doctors.

The BSc (MedSci) Honours in Medical Humanities programme consists of the first three years of the MBChB programme followed by one full-time intercalating year in Medical Humanities. Admission to the programme is at the discretion of the College of Arts. Students are strongly advised to have taken relevant SSCs in order to have acquired some experience of the arts, humanities, and/or social sciences.

Students will have the opportunity to learn from a diverse range of subjects within the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences in order to construct a package of honours courses suitable to their own particular needs and interests. A mandatory medical humanities dissertation gives the opportunity for an extended investigation of a medical or health related topic.