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The University of Manchester 4.1 / 2148 reviews
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MACE21302
Anonymous

Two bad lecturers.

One lectured less than half of the lectures, was almost unintelligible, provided no clear guidance of what pages of the recommended books to read, used different notation than that book, had mistakes in the solutions provided to the multiple choice test undertaken and didn't in any way prepare students for the examination.

The other lecturer was largely better, but had two numerical mistakes in the examination (in that one number was missing and another number was incorrect) and simply isn't a good and clear lecturer. Furthermore, this lecturer also did not provide any guidance on how to use the recommended textbook.

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LAWS20022
Anonymous

This module was turned into a 20 credit module, however it was over the course of the year and the amount of content was more like a 30 credit module. A massive issue with this course was the coursework results, were 76% of people got less than a 2:1, which is a figure which I have not heard of in any other course. This needs to be looked into as this is not acceptable.

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1st Year

Great university. Loved the course. Would recommend to others. It was fab. Great teaching and great facilities. Would recommend to others. 

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SPLA10210
Anonymous

I have really enjoyed this module as I think that it had the best structure. This is because it is split into two classes, one being the language class and the other a speaking class which I think is good because the speaking class helps to consolidate the knowledge gained in the language class. Also, I think that the content we learn is good as it can be related to real life so we are likely to use what we are learning about in every day life. I think that they need to put more emphasis however on the portfolio aspect of the module which is designed to help us improve our knowledge outside of class on a regular basis. However, many people forget about the portfolio as there is a lot of other work to be done.

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The course has been good so far, the content has been challenging but not too hard. There is plenty of help available from the university and online. There are a few simple maths tests throughout the weeks and there are lab assements every week, the rest of assessment is done in exams.

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University of Manchester runs a PBL approach to medicine. This means we'll be given a medical case to work through each week, containing cues to guide us to learn about different biochemistry, philosophy, psychology, anatomy, ethics and law principles. Along side this we have lectures, anatomy, communications sessions and physiology/pharmacology practicals to enhanced our knowledge. The whole process is designed to prepare our future as doctors, where we will have to continue learning and sourcing knowledge throughout our career.

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This degree is enjoyable and varied, there is flexibility in the modules you can take and therefore you can cover a lot of different areas which you may find interesting. The teachers are good and all highly educated and as the course is small you can have one on one time with the teachers and everyone gets to know each other. However in first year there are a lot of compulsory modules which seem pointless and are quite boring, you really have to power on through to second year before it gets fun. Another slight negative is that you only get 2 hours of oral class a week and this class is quite a big one so it is hard to improve your spoken language skills.

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The course dips its toe into a bunch of modules that allows you the opportunity to go into various fields once you graduate. By using apple study periods, you're given experience within the industry that can be added to your CV.

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The first year of the course contains compulsory generic business units such as marketing and microeconomics which is the same for all business first years, so its relatively straightforward even if you haven't done business at A-level. I enjoy most of the units, however one contains a lot of maths, and you're offered very little help which is just to refer to the complicated textbook. Two of the lecturers have very strong accents, which i find almost impossible to understand, however as all lectures are online now I can always listen back. Most of the units have end of semester exams, and there are only a few mid-term assignments.

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The medical degree at manchester is taught in the PBL format ('problem based learning'). It is essentially a method of guided self learning. At the start of each week we are giving a clinical case which we must read and discuss with our pbl classmates (there are usually 8-10 people in a pbl class) From the case we derive "cues" which tell us the things we need to learn (learning objectives) for that week which will relate to specific anatomy, physiology etc.

For example, a case may relate to a pregnant mother who is visiting her GP for regular tests etc, and it would include cues indicating learning objectives for the anatomy of pelvic/reproductive organs as well as psychosocial aspects of pregnancy.

Once we've discussed the case and figured out our learning objectives we then have the rest of the week to achieve all the learning objects. This is pure self learning, and though it is guided by supplementary lectures and weekly anatomy labs, you are essentially completely responsible for learning all the material and it is not easy. Often students are all learning with completely different textbooks, there's no one size fits all approach and it can often feel overwhelming and impossible.

However it's definitely achievable with proficient time management.

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