• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • School: Medicine
  • Study Abroad: No
  • Study Mode: Full Time

The BMSc in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine offers a clinically relevant BMSc, underpinned by state-of-the-art understanding of underlying basic science principles and translating these to the clinical situation. The course also provides training in study design, the scientific method, scientific communication, searching the literature using relevant search engines and databases, and critically evaluating the literature. Projects will include basic science and translational clinical studies.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

Dundee allows you to study in a friendly, responsive and student-centred environment. Our comparatively small size as a medical school works to your advantage: there is close integration of teaching and research activities, and our medical students are fully involved from an early stage in pioneering new approaches to teaching, clinical practice and research. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School is the centre of many areas of pioneering research in cancer, keyhole surgery, heart disease, drug development, and medical education.

Students undertaking an intercalated BMSc are still central to the activities of the medical school. As well as the clinical environment you will experience cutting edge research led by world class researchers and clinicians.

Top-rated medical school

In the 2015 Guardian University Guide medical schools ranking we were ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK. Our ranking in league tables, and student satisfaction with the quality of our course, is consistently high.

For entry to the BMSc (Hons) Intercalated course you must have successfully completed three years of an undergraduate medical degree (MBChB/MBBS etc) or two years of an undergraduate dental course (BDS).

English Language Requirement

 English Language Requirements

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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How you will be taught

The course will consist of 2 main taught modules (Cardiovascular Medicine and Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders) and 1 research project module which will all run through semesters 1 and 2. Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars. While these modules will be distinct components there will be over-arching content (cellular pathways such as oxidative stress, inflammation, epidiemiology, genetics and pharmacogenetics, informatics) that will fit into this general layout.

Projects on offer will be related to the course module content and will include a selection of basic science studies and translational clinical studies. Projects will run from September (semester 1) through to April (semester 2).

How you will be assessed

The course will be assessed by a combination of submitted essays, written examinations, project presentations and project dissertation.

Course work

  • Cardiovascular Medicine essay 1 - 6.5% end of semester 1
  • Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders essay 1 – 6.5% end of semester 1
  • Cardiovascular Medicine essay 2 - 6.5% end of semester 2
  • Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders essay 2 – 6.5% end of semester 2
  • Written exams 25% Semester 2
  • Project dissertation 45% End of BMSc
  • Project presentations (oral and poster) - 5%

What you will study

Within the 2 main taught modules, students will study the following topics plus a research project.

  • Vascular biology and pharmacology
  • Cellular cardiology
  • Cardiovascular disease risk, imaging and epidemiology
  • Genetic aspects of cardiovascular disease
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Liver disease
  • Critical appraisal of research evidene
  • Designing and analysing clinical trials

Undertaking an intercalated BMSc will give you the opportunity to study the topic(s) of your choice in depth and will expose you to a systematic and well-organised method of how to formulate and pursue research and transferable skills.

This Honours Degree will put you in a better position when you apply for employment post MBChB/BDS graduation.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

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Fees for students starting 2017/18

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2016 entry). Fees for September 2017 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2017.
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year of study
Overseas students (non-EU) £14,950 per year of study

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed for the length of your course. This means that the tuition fee you pay in your first year (shown above) is the same fee you will pay for each year of your course. We guarantee that this will not increase while you are studying with us. The only exceptions to this are our MBChB Medicine, BSc Medical Sciences and BDS Dentistry degrees which charge a different tuition for the clinical years.

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  Degree UCAS Code
Apply NowCardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine (Intercalated) BMSc (Hons)A900