Intercalated BSc information for Undergraduate Medical Students

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Susan Shelmerdine

Dear Cardiff University,

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the intercalated BSc degrees undertaken by medical students at your medical school.

1) In your undergraduate medical degree course, is it compulsory or optional for students to undertake an intercalated BSc degree during their medical studies?

2) Do you offer intercalated BSc modules on any/all of the following topics (or related topics)? If so, please could you list which ones you provide options to study:

a. Anatomy/ anatomical sciences/ dissection
b. Radiology/ medical imaging
c. Medical physics

3) In the last 5 academic years of students (Sept 2016 to 2021) could you tell me how many students in total have completed an intercalated BSc (per year), and of these how many chose to undertake the above modules (relating to anatomy, radiology, medical physics).

Please provide numbers of students per year, per subject module and whether you have information on the average mark and range of ranks achieved (e.g. % score or grade)

4) Is there a requirement for students to also conduct original research and produce a dissertation/thesis as part of any of these study modules/topics; or are they just examined by a written test?

5) If there is a need to produce a dissertation/thesis as part of the module selected, would it be possible to provide the titles of the dissertations submitted over the last 5 years for these modules? Please provide the dissertation titles per year and per subject module.

Thank you very much for your help in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Shelmerdine

InfoRequest, Cardiff University

Dear Susan Shelmerdine

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Dear Susan Shelmerdine,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request dated 12
May 2022.

For ease of reference, I have reproduced your question(s) below and set
out our corresponding response(s).

1)          In your undergraduate medical degree course, is it compulsory
or optional for students to undertake an intercalated BSc degree during
their medical studies? 

Optional

 

2)      Do you offer intercalated BSc modules on any/all of the following
topics (or related topics)? If so, please could you list which ones you
provide options to study:

 

a.      Anatomy/ anatomical sciences/ dissection YES

b.      Radiology/ medical imaging NO

c.      Medical physics NO

 

3)      In the last 5 academic years of students (Sept 2016 to 2021) could
you tell me how many students in total have completed an intercalated BSc
(per year), and of these how many chose to undertake the above modules
(relating to anatomy, radiology, medical physics).

 

Please provide numbers of students per year, per subject module and
whether you have information on the average mark and range of ranks
achieved (e.g. % score or grade)

 

2016/17 BSc Anatomy n=4, Total intercalation within Cardiff University n
=78

2017/18 BSc Anatomy n=4, Total intercalation within Cardiff University n
=86

2018/19 BSc Anatomy n=3, Total intercalation within Cardiff University n
=78

2019/20 BSc Anatomy n=4, Total intercalation within Cardiff University n
=80

2021/21 BSc Anatomy n=4, Total intercalation within Cardiff University n
=76

Under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are unable
to provide a greater level of detail as the disclosure of information from
which the individuals concerned may be identified would be unfair and a
breach of the data protection principles. 

4)      Is there a requirement for students to also conduct original
research and produce a dissertation/thesis as part of any of these study
modules/topics; or are they just examined by a written test? 

 

Yes

 

5)      If there is a need to produce a dissertation/thesis as part of the
module selected, would it be possible to provide the titles of the
dissertations submitted over the last 5 years for these modules? Please
provide the dissertation titles per year and per subject module. 

 

Please see attached spreadsheet. Please note that the University does not
hold the information for academic year 2016/17.

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