Course delivery and student support will be shared by NESCOL and by University of Aberdeen and supports your learning with:
- small-group learning
- a dedictated G2M tutor who will work alongside and support you throughout the course
- paid work experience
- Up to £2000 bursary to support your studies
NHS Grampian has committed to support our G2M programme by guaranteeing Healthcare Support Worker-level paid employment.
First Half-Session (August to December)
The first half-session will be centred in NESCOL in Aberdeen and may include the following components:
- Cell Biology: Theory and Lab Skills
- Biochemistry: Theory and Lab Skills
- Fundamental Chemistry: Theory and Lab Skills
- Human body structure and function
- Proteins structure and function
- Science presentation skills.
The first half-session programme (August to December) will include regular activities at the medical school e.g. clinical skills and student-led social/support activities including sporting and cultural events.
Second Half-Session (January to May)
The second half-session will be centred within University of Aberdeen and comprise the following four courses:
- Chemistry for the Life Sciences
- The Cell
- Fitness, Performance and Survival
- Introduction to Health and Health Services in the UK
A credit-bearing Work Experience module across the year will include reflection while undertaking a paid healthcare placement in NHS Grampian.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Certificate in Higher Education - Cert HE in Pre-Medical Studies from the University of Aberdeen.
Students will be encouraged to fully integrate with the medical school community.
Progression to Medicine
Students are guaranteed a place on year 1 of the University of Aberdeen medicine programme (MBChB) providing they:
- fulfil the academic criteria to be awarded the Cert HE in Pre-Medical Studies
- perform satisfactorily at the MBChB Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) - likely to be held late March and the UKCAT - May/June.
Successful students will also be required to complete a confidential health questionnaire and join Disclosure Scotland’s PVG Scheme.
Students who do not meet the required standards or who do not wish to progress to year 1 medicine will be fully supported into alternative further or higher education courses at either NESCOL or the University of Aberdeen.