UCL Medical School


E-Learning Guidance

An overview of the current digital resources and tools used within the MBBS programme. 


Moodle hosts all your learning materials and course information. You will be enrolled on all the relevant module courses for your current year of study. You will also be enrolled onto programme courses that all students can access. 


Moodle Snapshot 

The Moodle snapshot allows you read-only access to all historical Moodle courses that you were enrolled on from the previous five years.  

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Curriculum Map  

The MBBS Curriculum Map is a guide to underpin your learning and help prepare for assessments. It should be supplemented with teaching, personal study and clinical experience. Medicine is vast and complex; no map can be exhaustive. Learning will be built upon as you go through the MBBS course so you will draw upon material covered in previous years. 

There will be dynamic improvements to keep the map updated. UCLMS has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the content is up to date. 

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UCLMS-ASR is part of the curriculum Map. You can use ASR to: 

  • View Personal Details 
  • Update Curriculum Map Settings 
  • View summative and Formative examination results 
  • View Medical Student Support Meetings and appointment notes 
  • View your Personal Tutor details and any meeting notes 

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Lecture capture / Live Lectures / Seminars / Tutorials 

UCL use several resources to deliver online synchronous learning including: 

The Medical School will record all live teaching sessions were possible. The resources will be available through Moodle. A transcript of the lecture will be produced once the recording becomes available and can be downloaded.  

Please note that sessions may not be recorded for any of the following reasons: 

  • Lecturers can decline on a personal exception basis 
  • Where the lecture content is not suitable for access to others within UCL  
  • Where discussions of a sensitive or personal nature will be taking place 
  • Legal or copyright reasons 

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Personal Recording of lectures (including AI note taking apps) 

Students may not: 

  • Record teaching sessions without gaining consent first e.g. SoRA 
  • Record teaching sessions or lectures on behalf of anyone else 
  • Pass such recordings to any other person by any means, including distribution via email (except for the purposes of transcription only) 
  • Publish or sell such recordings in any form (this includes, but is not limited to, the internet and hard copy publication) 
  • Use automated note taking tools in synchronous sessions  

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Due to the complexity of the MBBS programme UCL Medical school uses several solutions to support timetabling: 

  • UCL Online Timetable – teaching in years 1 and 2 
  • Moodle – synchronous and a-synchronous learning opportunities 
  • Outlook calendars – years 4 and 5 clinical placement timetables 

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Unitu is an award-winning online platform that helps universities and student unions to collect and analyse student feedback in real time and deliver faster improvements to the student experience.

It is one of many methods that we gather and engage with student feedback, including Student Evaluation Questionnaires and Staff Student Consultative Committees. We seek to make Unitu a collaborative and constructive space, with discussion guidelines which have been developed by the Student President and VPs.  

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UCL Module catalogue 

UCL’s Module Catalogue is a resource for both staff and students and provides summary information on all of the modules running at the University during each academic year. 

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iPad Programme  

Students in Year 4, 5 and 6 of the MBBS Programme are eligible to receive an iPad to support teaching and learning whilst on Clinical Placements. Student can access a range of apps including: 

  • BMJ Best practice 
  • BNF NICE Guidance 
  • MED Clac 
  • MS Office Apps  

Additionally, iPads can be used to support online examinations. 

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Additional Resources 

Best Practice (BMJ)  

Clinical evidence, guidelines and expert opinion on health care, from the BMJ Publishing Group. Presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Replaces Clinical Evidence for UCL users. 

NHS ePortfolios (Year 4, 5 and 6) 

The NHS ePortfolios platform supports health professionals' achievement, reflection and learning. 

With more than 450,000 users, NHS ePortfolios is a flexible and a powerful platform supporting quality assurance and workforce planning activities resulting in dramatic improvements and efficiency savings over dispersed and/or paper-based systems. 


An evidence-based knowledge system to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. For off-site access via the mobile app, please register here from a UCL computer. Once registered, you will have to log into UpToDate from a UCL computer within the next 3 months or your account will expire. 

Speaking Clinically (Year 4, 5 and 6) 

Speaking Clinically is a video archive of patients talking openly about their medical conditions. It can be used as a teaching aid or for self-directed study. This resource is operated by the Medical Schools Council and available to students at its member medical schools. 

Capsule (Year 4, 5 and 6) 

CAPSULE is a quiz-based learning resource designed to support undergraduate medical students in the application of medical knowledge in the clinical setting. 

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas  

Visible Body is a 3D interactive anatomy visualization and education tool. The Human Anatomy Atlas modules includes all body systems, gross anatomy, and select microanatomy. 


Over 500 interactive and fully customizable life science lessons for active learning, whether you’re teaching in the lab or remotely. 

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