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Start your journey to a world-class medical degree and gain a global perspective on medicine.

Thanks to an international partnership with St. George’s University of Grenada School of Medicine (SGU), we are proud to provide the opportunity for you to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and complete up to two years of your degree here at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

The Four Year Doctor of Medicine programme (MD4) is aimed at students who have completed an undergraduate Bachelors degree with a strong science focus. You will study one year of basic sciences in Newcastle before progressing to the second year of basic sciences training at the SGU True Blue campus in Grenada. Upon completion of the second year of basic sciences students who satisfy the necessary requirements will be granted a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) award from Northumbria University. You will then have the option of completing up to two years of clinical rotations in the USA or UK subject to local visa policies and restrictions in each location. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) award will be granted upon successful completion of the programme. 

The SGU/NU International Medical Pathway has been designed to develop knowledge, clinical skills, and research interests while giving you the opportunity to experience a multitude of healthcare systems and enable you to practice medicine across all specialties with a global perspective. The programmes offered in Newcastle are equivalent to those delivered in Grenada but give students the opportunity to study in and experience a different healthcare environment.

As an established world leader in medical education for more than forty years, St. George’s University has contributed over 16,000 physicians to the global physician workforce with students, graduates and faculty from over 140 countries.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at SGU opens doors for a medical career on an international scale, having been accredited and/or approved by many external regulatory and accrediting bodies. The accreditation standards that have been used to accredit the SGU medical degree program have been deemed comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the organization that accredits US and Canadian medical schools.

Start your journey to a world-class medical degree and gain a global perspective on medicine.

Thanks to an international partnership with St. George’s University of Grenada School of Medicine (SGU), we are proud to provide the opportunity for you to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and complete up to two years of your degree here at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

The Four Year Doctor of Medicine programme (MD4) is aimed at students who have completed an undergraduate Bachelors degree with a strong science focus. You will study one year of basic sciences in Newcastle before progressing to the second year of basic sciences training at the SGU True Blue campus in Grenada. Upon completion of the second year of basic sciences students who satisfy the necessary requirements will be granted a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) award from Northumbria University. You will then have the option of completing up to two years of clinical rotations in the USA or UK subject to local visa policies and restrictions in each location. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) award will be granted upon successful completion of the programme. 

The SGU/NU International Medical Pathway has been designed to develop knowledge, clinical skills, and research interests while giving you the opportunity to experience a multitude of healthcare systems and enable you to practice medicine across all specialties with a global perspective. The programmes offered in Newcastle are equivalent to those delivered in Grenada but give students the opportunity to study in and experience a different healthcare environment.

As an established world leader in medical education for more than forty years, St. George’s University has contributed over 16,000 physicians to the global physician workforce with students, graduates and faculty from over 140 countries.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at SGU opens doors for a medical career on an international scale, having been accredited and/or approved by many external regulatory and accrediting bodies. The accreditation standards that have been used to accredit the SGU medical degree program have been deemed comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the organization that accredits US and Canadian medical schools.

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
4 Year Programme

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
August 2020 or January 2021

Fee Information

Module Information

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online through the SGU website. Applications can also be submitted via the Apply Now button on each SGU course page. Once you have submitted your application representatives from SGU will be in touch to advise on the next stage of the process. If you have any questions about your SGU application, please contact the SGU at admission@sgu.edu.

Entry Requirements

Please visit the SGU entry requirements page for further information.  Please note that the SGU Faculty Student Selection Committee will consider the whole of each applicant’s background – academic, personal development, extracurricular activities, social commitment – when making determinations for suitability for admission.  If you have any questions about SGU entry requirements, please contact the SGU at admission@sgu.edu.

Fees & Scholarships

Fees for SGU programmes are different to those for standard Northumbria University courses.  Please visit our SGU Fees and Scholarships page for further information.  SGU also offer a range of scholarships options.  If you have any questions about SGU fees or scholarships please contact SGU at admission@sgu.edu.

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You will learn through lectures, laboratory classes, early patient contact and small group work. These class activities will enable you to critically appraise the disciplines that encompass both the science and art of medicine.

In 2018, St. George's University's US and Canadian students achieved a 96% first-time pass rate on the USMLE step 1.

Some classes are facilitated by junior doctors, with groups of 6-8 students to 1 doctor. This ensures you are provided with expert one-to-one tuition throughout your studies. Classes will be clinically focussed, and based on clinical cases, practice examinations and real medical history.

Due to the ever developing nature of medicine, our modern teaching is evidence based. Staff on the SGU-UK programme are consistently are the forefront of cutting-edge medical practice, and therefore ensure our teaching is constantly evolving alongside new treatment methods and diagnostics.

Students in the 5-year program will spend 1 year in preclinical, 1 year in basic sciences and may do 6 months of clinical rotations in the UK. Students in the 4 year program will spend 1 year in basic sciences and up to one year in the UK. Clinical rotations may not be done in the UK for the last six months of year four/five.

To view the modules that will be studied, please click below: 

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You will be based at our City Campus in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The University has invested more than £250 million in its estate over the last decade and our campus is continuously evolving to create an environment where you can shape your future.

All students enrolled on the programme will live together at the Trinity Square accommodation in Gateshead.  A twenty-minute walk or quick Metro ride from our City Campus.

St. George’s University’s network of over 16,000 School of Medicine graduates have practiced in all 50 US States and more than 50 countries around the world.

St George’s campus in Grenada is located on the South-West tip of the island in the Caribbean True Blue Campus. The campus is always expanding to keep up with the latest technologies and to provide students with the best learning environment.

Book an Open Day

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like studying at Northumbria University. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Upon successful completion of the SGU-UK programme here at Northumbria, you will be prepared to continue your studies at St George’s University Grenada. Beyond your time in Newcastle, you will be exposed to a variety of experiences working within different healthcare systems, which will enable you to practice medicine across all specialities with a global perspective.

SGU is the #1 international provider of physicians practicing in the US—more than any other non-US medical school in the world.*

Students of St George’s University who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2018 achieved a 96% pass rate, including a 96% pass rate for students from the United States and Canada. More than 1,200 SGU students taking the exam for the first time hailed from 49 countries over 5 continents.

*Data as of March 2019 (http://www.usmle.org/performance-data)

Book an Open Day

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like studying at Northumbria University. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: TBC

International Fee in Year 1: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* It is anticipated that fees for 21/22 will be £9,250. EU fees status will be confirmed following confirmation from Government


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AP0543 -

Foundations to Medicine (Core,21 Credits)

In this first module, you will learn about the biological molecules associated with cells, tissues and organs from biochemical and cellular discussions towards a molecular understanding of human disease and pathology. You will learn about normal and abnormal physiological states including homeostasis and how it is controlled via biochemical and genetic means. Cellular control of proliferation, senescence, apoptosis and necrosis will be explored. Histological, biochemical, physiological, and genetic aspects of cancer will be synthesized to develop a comprehensive analysis of the principles of this disease state. You will increase your knowledge of human patterns of genetic inheritance beyond Mendelian concepts with the objective of seeing patients through a genetic lens. Genetic and genomic tests for diagnosis and characterization will be taught so that students will have a broad understanding of the advantages and limitations of these technologies. An overarching theme of this module is to introduce you to the language embedded in pathology tests and to provide an understanding and interpretation of the results. To this end, biochemical, physiological and genetic aspects of pharmacology will also be introduced.

More information

AP0544 -

Musculoskeletal System (Core,14 Credits)

This module is an interdisciplinary study of the anatomical, histological, physiological and pharmacological principles of this organ system. The overall goal of this module is to provide a comprehensive knowledge base for understanding the normal gross anatomical and microscopic structures as well as the development and functioning of the musculoskeletal system. Case studies, practical laboratory sessions and small group discussions are an integral component throughout the entire module. The module also exposes you to cadaveric prosections and ultrasound simulation sessions with standardized patients to aide in their understanding of key anatomical concepts and allows them to apply this knowledge to a clinical setting.

More information

AP0545 -

Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems (Core,25 Credits)

This module is an interdisciplinary study of the anatomical, histological, physiological, biochemical, and pharmacological principles of these organ systems. The overall goal is to provide you with a sound comprehensive knowledge base for understanding the normal anatomical and microscopic structures, biochemical processes, and functioning of the cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal organs. Case studies and practical laboratory sessions are also presented as an integral component throughout the entire module. An introduction to inflammation, various cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal acid-base disorders will be explored to aid you with the application and integration of the normal basic science principles into the pathological disease process.

More information

AP0546 -

Endocrinology and Reproduction (Core,18 Credits)

This module provides you with the knowledge and understanding of the gross and microscopic structure, physiology, biochemical processes and metabolic disorders in relation to the endocrine organs. This will include the study of gross and developmental anatomy, physiology, microscopic anatomy and cell biology of the male and female reproductive sytems. You will learn to integrate and apply this knowledge to the cadaver in wet lab sessions and micrographs and radiological images in small group sessions. At the end of each system two to three pathological conditions will be explained through micrographs and imaging relevant to the specific organ systems. You will also cover developmental genetics, genetic screening techniques and facts about nutrition in relation to neonates, infants and the elderly. You will be able to appreciate the normal structure and functions of these organ systems and will be able to correlate pathological outcome due to abnormal changes within the respective tissue.

More information

AP0547 -

Digestion and Metabolism (Core,11 Credits)

In this module you will learn about the anatomy and histology of the digestive system and actively integrate it with the biochemistry and physiological function of this organ system. You will familiarise yourself with the digestion and metabolism of the macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids and proteins and their nutritional significance. Special emphasis will be placed on the inborn errors of metabolism associated with each of these metabolic pathways and the lab tests and the molecular basis for the clinical signs and symptoms of these disorders. The module will be interspersed with clinical cases and study of imaging and histology of the gastrointestinal tract. Clinical cases on inborn errors of intermediary metabolism and metabolic disorders will enhance your understanding of the importance of these aspects of metabolism.

More information

AP0548 -

Neurosciences and Behavioural Sciences (Core,31 Credits)

This module is an interdisciplinary study of the function of the head, neck and nervous system, simultaneously addressing the anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry and some pharmacology and pathophysiology. Behavioural science (psychopathology), life span development and learning theory will also be covered. Neurological and psychiatric case studies will be presented as an integral component. The overall goal is to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the effects of damage to the head, neck and nervous system as presented in general clinical medicine as well as in specialties such as Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Ophthalmology.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AP0543 -

Foundations to Medicine (Core,21 Credits)

In this first module, you will learn about the biological molecules associated with cells, tissues and organs from biochemical and cellular discussions towards a molecular understanding of human disease and pathology. You will learn about normal and abnormal physiological states including homeostasis and how it is controlled via biochemical and genetic means. Cellular control of proliferation, senescence, apoptosis and necrosis will be explored. Histological, biochemical, physiological, and genetic aspects of cancer will be synthesized to develop a comprehensive analysis of the principles of this disease state. You will increase your knowledge of human patterns of genetic inheritance beyond Mendelian concepts with the objective of seeing patients through a genetic lens. Genetic and genomic tests for diagnosis and characterization will be taught so that students will have a broad understanding of the advantages and limitations of these technologies. An overarching theme of this module is to introduce you to the language embedded in pathology tests and to provide an understanding and interpretation of the results. To this end, biochemical, physiological and genetic aspects of pharmacology will also be introduced.

More information

AP0544 -

Musculoskeletal System (Core,14 Credits)

This module is an interdisciplinary study of the anatomical, histological, physiological and pharmacological principles of this organ system. The overall goal of this module is to provide a comprehensive knowledge base for understanding the normal gross anatomical and microscopic structures as well as the development and functioning of the musculoskeletal system. Case studies, practical laboratory sessions and small group discussions are an integral component throughout the entire module. The module also exposes you to cadaveric prosections and ultrasound simulation sessions with standardized patients to aide in their understanding of key anatomical concepts and allows them to apply this knowledge to a clinical setting.

More information

AP0545 -

Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Renal Systems (Core,25 Credits)

This module is an interdisciplinary study of the anatomical, histological, physiological, biochemical, and pharmacological principles of these organ systems. The overall goal is to provide you with a sound comprehensive knowledge base for understanding the normal anatomical and microscopic structures, biochemical processes, and functioning of the cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal organs. Case studies and practical laboratory sessions are also presented as an integral component throughout the entire module. An introduction to inflammation, various cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal acid-base disorders will be explored to aid you with the application and integration of the normal basic science principles into the pathological disease process.

More information

AP0546 -

Endocrinology and Reproduction (Core,18 Credits)

This module provides you with the knowledge and understanding of the gross and microscopic structure, physiology, biochemical processes and metabolic disorders in relation to the endocrine organs. This will include the study of gross and developmental anatomy, physiology, microscopic anatomy and cell biology of the male and female reproductive sytems. You will learn to integrate and apply this knowledge to the cadaver in wet lab sessions and micrographs and radiological images in small group sessions. At the end of each system two to three pathological conditions will be explained through micrographs and imaging relevant to the specific organ systems. You will also cover developmental genetics, genetic screening techniques and facts about nutrition in relation to neonates, infants and the elderly. You will be able to appreciate the normal structure and functions of these organ systems and will be able to correlate pathological outcome due to abnormal changes within the respective tissue.

More information

AP0547 -

Digestion and Metabolism (Core,11 Credits)

In this module you will learn about the anatomy and histology of the digestive system and actively integrate it with the biochemistry and physiological function of this organ system. You will familiarise yourself with the digestion and metabolism of the macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids and proteins and their nutritional significance. Special emphasis will be placed on the inborn errors of metabolism associated with each of these metabolic pathways and the lab tests and the molecular basis for the clinical signs and symptoms of these disorders. The module will be interspersed with clinical cases and study of imaging and histology of the gastrointestinal tract. Clinical cases on inborn errors of intermediary metabolism and metabolic disorders will enhance your understanding of the importance of these aspects of metabolism.

More information

AP0548 -

Neurosciences and Behavioural Sciences (Core,31 Credits)

This module is an interdisciplinary study of the function of the head, neck and nervous system, simultaneously addressing the anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry and some pharmacology and pathophysiology. Behavioural science (psychopathology), life span development and learning theory will also be covered. Neurological and psychiatric case studies will be presented as an integral component. The overall goal is to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the effects of damage to the head, neck and nervous system as presented in general clinical medicine as well as in specialties such as Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Ophthalmology.

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