BMSc Rules & Regulations


The following regulations for Degree of Bachelor of Medical (BMSc) with Honours have been revised to bring them into harmony with the new MBChB regulations.

[1] The Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science may be conferred as an Honours Degree or without classification.

[2] There shall be three grades of Honours, to be called First, Second and Third Class. The Second Class shall be divided into an upper and lower division.

[3] Every candidate for the Degree, unless granted a concession or exemption under these Regulations must attend in the University, or another University approved by the School Board, during not less than nine academic months, courses of instruction in subjects prescribed in these Regulations, and must pass the Degree examinations similarly prescribed.

[4] Before being admitted to any course for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science, a candidate must, depending on his/her background, fulfil either item (A) or item (B):



[A] (i) have completed successfully the First 3 Years Professional Examinations for the Degree of MBChB in the University or the equivalent; (ii) satisfy the respective Course Leader(s) in consultation with the Head(s) of Departments/Divisions/Centres concerned regarding academic fitness to enter the proposed course of study; and (iii) have the permission  of the Dean of School of Medicine or his/her nominee.

[B] (i) have completed successfully the First and Second Professional Examinations for the Degree of BDS in the University or the equivalent; (ii) satisfy the respective Course Leader(s) in consultation with the Head(s) of the Departments/Divisions/Centres concerned regarding academic fitness to enter the proposed course of study; and (iii) have the permission of the Dean (or his/her nominee) of Dentistry.



[5] A candidate for the Honours Degree shall be required to pursue, for at least two semesters and to the satisfaction of the respective Course Leader(s) in consultation with the Head(s) of Departments/Divisions/Centres concerned, a course of advanced study, hereinafter referred to as the Honours Year, in one or more of the subjects listed in the Schedule to these Regulations provided below.

[6] Subject to the approval of the School Board a candidate who has been registered as a dental or medical student of the University of Dundee for at least two and three years respectively, may pursue the studies for the Honours degree in another university or institution with the permission of the of the Dean of School of Medicine or Dean of the Dentistry (or his/her nominee respectively) .

Assessment

[7] A candidate shall be required to complete successfully the examinations described in Regulation 10.

[8] Before being admitted to the written and oral parts of the Degree examination a candidate must have duly performed the work of the Honours year.

[9] Degree examinations in all BMSc Honours courses shall be held during the academic year and at a time that is specified by the respective Course Leader(s) in consultation with the Head(s) of Departments/Divisions/Centres concerned over the two semesters; the entire examination may be attempted at a single period of examination.

[10] The Degree examination in each BMSc Honours course shall consist of: (a) written examination, (b) oral examination, (c) assessment of the work of a candidate either by practical examination or by such other means, which may include a dissertation and viva, as the respective Course Leader(s) in consultation with the Head(s) of Departments/Divisions/Centres concerned may determine.

[11] A candidate whose results in examination do not, in the opinion of the examiners, justify the award of Honours may, if the examiners so recommend, be awarded the Degree of BMSc without classification.

[12] A candidate, prevented by illness or other sufficient cause, from beginning or completing the Honours Degree examination may, if the examiners so recommend: (a) be awarded Honours within one of the classes described in Regulation 2 above, or (b) be awarded unclassified Honours, or (c) be awarded the Degree without classification, or (d) be permitted to apply to the School Board for permission to take the examination at a later diet of examination.

[13] The list of candidates from each course who have successfully completed the Honours Degree examination must be signed by not less than three examiners of whom at least one shall be an external examiner.

Withdrawal & Progression

[14] Students may withdraw from the Intercalated BMSc programme after consulting with the  Dean of the School of Medicine or Dean of Dentistry (or his/her nominee respectively) without this affecting their return to their respective medical or dental degrees;

[15] Students, who do not complete the requirements to be awarded the Intercalated BMSc Honours Degree, are still allowed to return to their respective medical or dental degrees;

Attendance

[16] Students are expected to attend all lectures, seminars, workshops and other related activities as per the respective course timetable unless given special permission by the respective course leader(s) and in line with the general MBChB regulations.

Schedule


The subjects referred to in Regulation [5] are Anatomy; Applied Orthopaedic Technology*;  Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine; Clinical Research*; Forensic Medicine; Genetics, Cancer and Personalised Medicine; Human Reproduction, Assisted Conception and Embryonic Stem Cells; International Health; Neuropharmacology and Behaviour *; Teaching in Medicine.



[Please note that Items with an * are only applicable to medical students]