As a Birmingham student, you will be joining the academic elite and will have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts, as well as your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.
Learning will be through lectures, seminars and small group sessions, with practical experience in clinics and laboratories – all these with a high staff to student ratio. You will produce a detailed and thorough dissection of a human cadaver; this will develop your manual skills as well as inform your higher level of understanding in topographical anatomy.
You are encouraged to contribute directly to planning the course content and required to continuously evaluate the taught modules. In addition, student representatives are elected to the course advisory panel.
You will have access to a comprehensive support system that will assist and encourage you, including personal tutors and welfare tutors who can help with both academic and welfare issues.
The programme will be assessed using a variety of methods, which will include essays, extended matching set questions and short notes questions and a viva, with formative assessments offered in each of these forms. A final dissertation and presentation based upon original research is required for completion of this MSc.