Students must use their own IT devices for studying and assessments. Please ensure your device meets the following minimum standards to be compatible with Medical School software requirements.
Please see the below link for the minimum system requirements to run the current version of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences applications.
Our students need to purchase a stethoscope as part of their medical training. Students can seek advice from clinical staff.
Costs of stethoscopes typically start at around £90. You should be aiming to have the sort of model/specification similar to that of Littman Classic III. However, please note that you will not be able to use the type with recording facilities/Bluetooth in OSCEs, e.g. the Littman CORE.
Visits to Hospitals and GP Practices
Our students will rotate across our partner hospitals and a number of
local GP practices throughout the Clinical Skills Unit in Phase 1 of the
Travel costs are incurred once a week in Phase 1 and it is
around 45p per mile. We reimburse students whose travel is longer than 25 miles
where we refund any mileage over 25 in one direction.
As part of the Narrative Medicine component of the course, each of our students
is assigned a patient whom they will visit on a regular basis. The frequency of
the visits and the distance they need to travel vary from patient to patient.
Travel cost is around 45p per mile. We reimburse students
whose travel is longer than 25 miles where we refund any mileage over 25 in one
Printed copies of the digital Workbooks supplied for each unit are available to purchase at an additional cost. These optional workbooks cost upto £25 each. There are 26 Phase I workbooks in total that can be purchased individually as printed copies; however digital online copies are provided free.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
All healthcare professionals have to be DBS cleared under the Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, therefore it is a requirement that you complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before being permitted to start the programme.
You are required to complete and pay for your own DBS check prior to joining the programme at a cost of £60. These costs associated with your DBS application were correct at time of publishing, but may be subject to small increases.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service allows:
• applicants to keep their DBS certificates up to date
• employers to check a DBS certificate
The service is for standard and enhanced DBS checks only.
It costs £13 per year and you can pay by debit or credit card. All students must be registered on the update service. Failing to have an active subscription to the update service will require you to complete a new DBS process at a cost of £100 each time.