University Calendar 2017/18
Section XI : Academic Regulations - Faculty of Medicine



PREFACE
CONTENTS
SEMESTERS
SECTION I
SECTION II
SECTION III
SECTION IV
SECTION V
SECTION VI
SECTION VII
SECTION VIII
SECTION IX
SECTION X
SECTION XI
SECTION XII
SECTION XIII
SECTION XIV
 
Academic Unit Medicine
Final Award For BM5, BM6 and BM(EU): Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Ordinary)
For BM with Integrated Masters in Medical Science: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Master in Medical Science
For BM4 and BM International Transfer: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
With exit awards of:
Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Ordinary)
Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons)
Master of Medical Sciences (Hons)
Programme(s) BM4 (four year graduate entry programme)
BM5 (five year programme)
BM6 (year 0 widening access programme followed by the five year programme)
BM with Integrated Masters in Medical Science (five year programme with an additional MMedSc year between years 3 and 4)
BM(EU) (five year programme)
BM International Transfer (three year programme)
Last modified March 2017

The General Academic Regulations which are in Section IV (General Academic Regulations) of the University Calendar apply to and regulate the programmes listed above.

On occasion, programmes can be exempted from one or more of the clauses in the General Academic Regulations, or one or more of the clauses can be varied.

  • Exemptions are characterised by the omission of the relevant clause.
  • Variations are characterised by the replacement of the clause with alternative wording.
The programmes listed have approval from the Academic Quality and Standards Committee for the exemptions and/or variations to the regulations noted below.

Additional requirements are also listed.


All BM Programmes (unless otherwise stated)
 
Definitions:
The definitions used by the Faculty are as per the University regulations with the following exception:
Year The Faculty refers to Years in the following regulations. A Year is equivalent to the term Part as referred to in the University regulations.
 
Exemptions
The clause(s) listed below describe where an exemption to the General Regulations exists.
   
  The BM programmes are exempt from clause 5.3 under section 5: Repeat of the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes.
  • Students who are permitted to repeat BM years 1, 2, 3 4 or 5 due to approved special considerations do not have the right to repeat externally and must repeat internally.

  • Students who are permitted to repeat BM year 0 due to approved special considerations do not have the right to repeat internally and must repeat externally.
   
  These programmes are exempt from Clause 9.1 of section 9: Classified Awards of the Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes.
   
  The BM programmes lead to an unclassified honours degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.


Variations
The clause(s) listed below describe where a variation to the General Regulations exists.
   
 

Existing University Regulation Progression, Determination and Classification of Results for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters Programmes

Approved Variation
2.1 The University standard Module Pass Mark for undergraduate students taking Modules at all levels is 40. Where professional standards, including but not limited to PSRB requirements, require a Module Pass Mark that differs from the University standard this will be stated in the relevant programme regulations. In all years except the MMedSc year: Pass Marks for assessments are standard set as required by the GMC and therefore the pass mark for each assessment varies. The method of standard setting is published in the Student Handbook.
2.3 The University standard Qualifying Mark for undergraduate students taking Modules at all levels is 25. Where professional standards, including but not limited to PSRB requirements, require a Qualifying Mark that differs from the University standard this will be stated in the relevant programme regulations. In all years except the MMedSc year: Where Qualifying Marks apply to components within modules, the Qualifying Mark is 10% below the standard set pass mark.
3.1 In order to progress to the next Part of a programme or to an award, as appropriate, all Modules and each Part must be Passed at the specified Pass Mark except as allowed in paragraph 3.3 below. Each Part must be successfully completed before the next Part is commenced. Under specific circumstances, students may conditionally progress to the next year of the BM programmes before all modules have been successfully completed. Any outstanding module must be successfully completed within the first 6 weeks of the academic year. Details of the specific circumstances under which this can occur is provided in the Student Handbook.
4.1 For students who fail to progress under paragraphs 3.1 to 3.3 on a programme where all Modules in a Part have been designated Core in order to meet the stipulations of Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies, Referral is allowed in Failed modules in that Part totalling at most 30 ECTS (60 CATS) if permitted by the programme regulations. In all years except the MMedSc year: A student who fails to progress under paragraphs 3.1 to 3.3 will take referral assessments in all failed modules.
5.1 A student who has not progressed to the next Part of the programme at the first attempt, and who has either also not progressed after Referral (where permitted) or who does not qualify to take Referral assessments under paragraph 4 above, may Repeat the appropriate Part of the programme. In all years except the MMedSc year: A candidate failing to progress after referral will not be permitted to repeat the Year. Their programme of study will normally be terminated. Students who are permitted to repeat years due to approved special considerations will normally be permitted to do so on two occasions only.
9.2 Weighting of Parts:
Part I work shall be excluded from the final degree classification. A weighting of 0:1:2 shall be used to obtain the Final Average Mark for the three Parts of an Honours degree programme, and a weighting of 0:1:2:2 for the four Parts of an integrated Masters programme. This is in addition to weighting by credit points (for example, where Parts III and IV do not contain the same number of credit points).
The BM with Integrated Masters in Medical Science programme follows the University regulations on classification of integrated undergraduate masters with a weighting of 0:0:1:2:0:0.
Existing University Regulation Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme Approved Variation
3. Credit Reguirements for University Awards
Ordinary Degree: An Ordinary Degree can only be awarded as an exit award.
Students will be awarded a Bachelor of Medical Science Ordinary degree following successful completion of Years 1, 2 and 3 of the BM5, BM6 and BM(EU) programmes.


Additional Requirements
The clause(s) listed below are in addition to the General Academic Regulations.
   
  Continuation on your programme is subject to consideration of any criminal convictions. Students are required to inform the Faculty of all criminal convictions. All students will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  Continuation on your programme is subject to specific health requirements (consistent with the provisions of the Equality Act [2010]). Students are required to inform the Faculty of any health problems, throughout their period of enrolment, relevant to their future employment as a professional.
 
Additional Requirements relating to the Award of Qualification
  The BMBS Honours degree is unclassified. However, an award of Distinction is conferred on students showing excellence. The criteria defining excellence are detailed in the Faculty's Assessment Policies which are published on Blackboard.
 


These regulations should be read in conjunction with the programme specification.



Disclaimer
As a research-led University, we undertake a continuous review of our programmes to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, these regulations may be revised during a student's period of registration, however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Please read our Disclaimer to see why, when and how changes may be made to a student's programme.




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