The University of Leeds prides itself on its extensive range of undergraduate intercalated courses for medical students. There are currently nineteen undergraduate intercalated courses which cover a wide range of topics delivered by several different Faculties and Schools.
Programmes delivered by the School of Medicine
The School of Medicine has three suites of intercalated BSc programmes which consist of related but distinct programmes, each with its own learning outcomes and with a defined programme of modules.
This programme provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to making our environments and communities healthier. You join the programme at a time of major change for health services and will have the opportunity to learn how to influence how new public health systems and policies operate in the future.
In order to practise medicine effectively, doctors need more than just clinical knowledge. They need critical appraisal skills and knowledge of research methods so that they can evaluate new and current treatments. They also need the ability to understand social, cultural and psychological determinants of ill health. Primary Care is the ideal setting in which to acquire these essential extra skills.
The aim of this course is to provide you with a sound foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of medical education. More specifically, by the end of your studies, you will be expected to have gained experience in teaching, critically appraising medical education research and policy, and in performing supervised literature reviews and research in this area.
This course offers you the chance to develop your knowledge and skills in leadership, whilst ensuring you are well grounded in the core skills required for learning, teaching and research. You will develop these skills whilst exploring aspects of Clinical Leadership in more detail.
A sound knowledge and understanding of human anatomy is required in almost all medical specialities, not simply in the obvious disciplines like surgery, pathology and radiology. The BSc Clinical Anatomy provides the opportunity for extensive hands-on study of anatomy in the dissecting room supported by lectures, tutorials and seminars in areas including gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, medical imaging and medical embryology.
This programme focuses on the application of scientific methods to clinical problems and on understanding the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of cardiovascular disease. The course provides the opportunity for students interested in cardiology, vascular surgery, anaesthetics and related subject areas to build upon their existing knowledge of cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology.
This programme is designed to introduce diagnostic medical imaging and its application alongside the teaching of academic research skills. The course aims to cover all aspects of medical imaging, from the basic physics involved, in different modalities, image formation, pattern recognition and applications within the field of Radiology, it combines the key themes of understanding how medical images are formed and appreciating what images reveal in the clinical context.
Students spend about half their time undertaking a research project which is usually laboratory-based but may involve gathering information from patients. The other half of the programme is directed to the study of selected diseases in depth. Each module is assessed differently.
The Intercalated BSc in International Health is a year-long, full-time degree for UK medical students committed to international health. The degree provides you with opportunities to explore issues of global health, health care delivery and health policy. You will develop the critical and analytical skills to assess, implement, and evaluate health and health care interventions in your future medical career.
Programmes delivered by Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The course aims to provide a grounding in ethics and bioethics, especially as they apply to medical practice and health policy. During the course we will explore the ethical issues surrounding clinical practice and technological advances in medicine.
Programmes delivered by School of Psychological Sciences
Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. Students will study a broad range of topics, including the development and treatment of psychological disorders, understanding memory and its deficits, how we perceive the world and use physical actions in order to interact with it, how our interactions and perceptions of others affect our behaviour, and the neurobiological processes underlying our behaviour.
Programmes delivered by Faculty of Biological Sciences
The aims of the intercalated B.Sc. in Neuroscience are to teach you how the brain functions, from the level of single neurones to complex networks and systems, both in health and disease and the drugs used to treat these disorders. Topics covered include Alzheimers disease, epilepsy, neuronal networks, psychopharmacology, the neural basis of cognitive behaviours such as emotion and much, much more.
This programme provides a selection of Zoological modules for students who have completed at least the first two years of a medical or veterinary science degree and wish to intercalate into Zoology to obtain a BSc in Zoology. The objectives are to give these students an overview of zoological techniques in understanding the physiology, behaviour and interactions of a wide range of organisms.
The objectives of the Intercalated BSc in Biochemistry in Relation to Medicine course are to provide an extended and more detailed study of biochemistry and molecular biology in order to understand the molecular basis of modern day medicine and its future advances in a rapidly changing world.
Physiology is the discipline that underpins modern medicine and this is reflected in our programme. The emphasis of our research-led teaching is on how the body copes with the normal demands we place upon it during everyday life. We also study how body systems go wrong in diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and neurodegeneration.
Covering a broad range of topics including bacteriology, virology and immunology, Microbiology provides a strong basis for almost any career in Medicine. This programme provides medical students with an opportunity to improve their scientific understanding and technical skills in relation to Microbiology.
This course takes intercalating medical students to honours degree level in pharmacology. It will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of pharmacology - possibly the area of study most frequently referred to during clinical practice. Students will also gain insight into the clinical research needed before compounds can be used as therapeutic agents.
This course offers intercalated students the opportunity to learn about the discipline of sports and exercise science including biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control/sports and psychology).
Cell biology and gene technology are revolutionising our knowledge of the basis of human diseases and their therapy. This programme offers practical experience and research training in contemporary topics in these areas as well as exposing students to cutting edge developments in cell and molecular biology. This will enhance students understanding of future developments in medicine.