Seminar Details


Intercalated BSc- why do we offer them and what do they achieve?  

Monday 8th  July 2013
(12.45 for sandwiches) 1 - 2 pm
Seminar Room 2, PCPH, Upper 3rd Floor, Royal Free
Speaker Drs Surinder Singh, Melvyn Jones, Mel Gardner

We have offered an iBSc in primary health care for 16+ years.  We will present what we know about the impact of course and the student outcomes. We will then look at iBScs as an educational intervention. They are mandatory for non graduates undertaking the UCL MB BS course, cost a lot of money and delay graduation, so why do we offer them?  What are iBScs and what exactly are they for? Do these courses  make better clinicians or transform students into budding clinician scientists?  We will be presenting work which has recently been published as a BEME (Best evidence in medical education) systematic review. This mixed methods review brings together what we know about the impact on students in terms of their academic development, developing of (new) skills and their subsequent careers. We will also present data on why faculty offer these courses.   The review is available at 

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