The Appliance of Science in Medicine

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If you've set your sights on a career in medicine but are troubled by the cost of all those years studying, it's worth exploring the options. Here we take a look at some of the courses available at the University of Wales Clinical Medical School at Swansea.: Gateway to health-care profession:For those thinking of entering medicine, the BSc Medical Sciences and Humanities programme offered at Swansea University is a good starting point. The interdisciplinary degree has been developed in conjunction with local medical education institutions.

It is a freestanding degree scheme in its own right, but held in collaboration with the Clinical Medical School at Swansea University. It has also been designed as an ideal platform for graduate entry into medicine.

While the scheme does not constitute medical training, it is suitable for those who plan to apply for one of the increasing number of graduate entry courses in UK medical schools, or any other health care profession.

The course is also appropriate for anyone interested in medicine as a feature of modern life.

Andrew Jones, a first- year student, said, 'The diversity of the course would suit a wide range of professions and is an excellent platform from which to study medicine.

'As a mature student and a parent I was a bit apprehensive about returning to study. …