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The University of Manchester 4.1 / 2144 reviews
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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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Studying biology opposed to specialising early on means that there is such a wide variety of modules to take and you are able to tailor your degree almost exactly yo your preferences. However the modern language aspect makes it more difficult to get a good grade overall.

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I am really happy with my course now, I actually think it's the best choice i've made despite having offers from higher-ranking universities. I am satisfied with the library here, it has almost all that I need. My friend from another university has even asked me to help her books/journals. I think getting the right resources helps in doing assignment. I have a few well-known professors to teach me. I usually just walk-in if I need help, because I hate writing emails. There is only one lecturer that I can think of as strict because he requires booking, and 10 that I walked in during their office hours. We have fieldwork as well. I only pick modules that I'm interested in, and I get past handbooks before I register for that module, so I never get 'shocked' when things go 'unexpected'. It is more of a self-directed learning. Expect to read a lot on your own. Think of new ideas, build on them. I am satisfied with the marking, it reflects the work I put in. There is a university museum for you to volunteer too. Negative things...hmm..cannot really think of any..british students do not really like talking to international students?

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The course is great as you can pick and choose all of your modules. Manchester offers a large selection of modules and you can also choose ones from outside of your degree. There's around 9 hours of contact hours so you use the rest of the time to study or chill. The people on the course are very lovely and supportive. As are the staff. The buildings that you have lectures in are very cool and the lecturers always offer support. The course offers insight into all three topics while not being repetitive or boring. The course is great as you can pick and choose all of your modules. Manchester offers a large selection of modules and you can also choose ones from outside of your degree. There's around 9 hours of contact hours so you use the rest of the time to study or chill. The people on the course are very lovely and supportive. As are the staff. The buildings that you have lectures in are very cool and the lecturers always offer support. The course offers insight into all three topics while not being repetitive or boring. The course could be better by allowing you to choose modules even if they clash but this is understandably not possible.

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Unfortunately the course did not live up to expectations, I think that the department needed further development and the University seemed to forget about my degree. There wasn't great feedback from lecturers so you couldnt apply their help to your work.

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