Pre-Medical Foundation Year

R/010/3/0099 (A7144)

LEADING TO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY IRELAND (NUI) MEDICAL DEGREE PROGRAMME WITH RCSI, UCD AND RUMC

The Foundation Year extends over two semesters, delivered in Semester I [September to January] and Semester II [January to June]. Each semester comprises 12 direct-contact teaching weeks, 1 week of revision and 2 weeks of examinations and provides students with a solid grounding in the biomedical sciences as well as providing them with the necessary IT skills to operate effectively within the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The course is delivered as a series of stand-alone and integrated modules with modularised assessment.

The FY modular structure conforms to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The programme consists of 8 modules, amounting to 60 ECTS credits in total. Some modules carry 5 credits while others carry 10. The rationale behind the introduction of 10 credit modules into the FY was primarily to decrease the assessment burden on students in semester I (being mindful of the challenges faced by some students on making the transition to tertiary level education).

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INTAKE/ DURATION

Intake: September annually
Duration: 9 months

FEES

Malaysian Students: RM40,000
International Students: RM45,000

EXIT PATHWAY

Students must pass all modules to complete. Students may then begin first-year of Junior Cycle in Medicine at either the RCSI or UCD.
A firm offer will be provided upon release of final results.

The Foundation Year programme is structured as follows:

Table 1: FY Curriculum

Semester I Semester II
Module 1: Introduction to Medical Physics (5 credits)
Module 2: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (10 credits)
Module 3: Introduction to Human Biology (5 credits)
Module 4: Human Systems I – Skin/Musculoskeletal System and Nervous System/Special Senses (10 credits)
Module 5: Human Systems II – Cardiovascular/Immune/GIT/Excretory Systems and Reproduction/Endocrine/Respiratory Systems (10 credits)
Module 6: Professionalism in the Health Sciences (10 credits)
Module 7: Introduction to Disease, Diagnostics & Therapeutics (5 credits)
Module 8: Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (5 credits)
Compulsory subjects for these requirements are Chemistry & Biology plus Physics or Mathematics

Entry Requirement Pre-Medical  Year
STPM/ A-Level

ABC or BBB in:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Mathematics or Physics

International Baccalaureate

30 points (excluding bonus points) with a minimum of 2 HL and 1 SL in 3 Science subjects

AND attained a minimum score of 5 at Higher Level each in:

· Biology

· Chemistry

1. Monash University Foundation Pre-University Programme (MUFY)

2. University of New South Wales (UNSW Foundation)

Aggregate or Average of 80% or the equivalent of B in any 3 subjects:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Mathematics or Physics

1. Western Australia Curriculum Council

2. HSC Sydney Australia

3. Trinity College Foundation Studies

4. Australian Universities Foundation Programme

5. South Australian Matriculation (SAM)

6. Victoria Certificate of Education Australia (Year 12)

7. Australian Matriculation

80 ATAR provided the subjects include:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Mathematics or Physics

1. Canadian Pre-University

2. Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP/Canadian Grade 12/13)

3. Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12

Average of 85% in any 3 subjects:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Mathematics or Physics

1. University Matriculation

2. Foundation in Science

3. Pre-Medical Course

CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in 3 subjects:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Mathematics or Physics

providing the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution

AND

5B’s each in:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Mathematics or Additional Mathematics

· Physics

· Another subject

In SPM/O-Levels or its equivalent

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

5 B4’s:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Physics

· Mathematics or Additional Mathematics

Irish Leaving Certificate

450 points with

3 H3’s in 3 subjects:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Mathematics or Physics

1. National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

2. New Zealand Bursary

Average of 80% in any 3 subjects:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Mathematics or Physics

America High School Diploma

CGPA 3.50 (out of 4.0) including competitive marks (without Advanced Placement) in the following subjects:

· Biology

· Chemistry

· Mathematics or Physics

Thai Matayom 6 Entry via Foundation in Science
Vietnam High School Entry via Foundation in Science
Science Degree

BSc in Science

· CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) or above

Applicants are required to submit English language requirements in the form of IELTS, TOEFL and/ or SPM GCE 1119 English. Admissions team will confirm your eligibility upon receiving your application.

Applicants with Foundation in Science, Pre-Medical Foundation (excluding RUMC Pre-Medical Year) and some Matriculation programmes must attain a minimum of the following at School Certificate level or its equivalent:

SPM / O-Levels: 5 Bs In Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (Or Additional Mathematics) And Another Subject
Malaysian applicants must also have a minimum of credit in Bahasa Malaysia and English or its equivalent.
*Please note that all requirements stated above are minimum academic criteria and do not guarantee admission. Entry requirements above may be updated and final decision lies with RUMC Admissions.
Note: This information is correct at time of display and is subject to change.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION & INFORMATION

You should have the following list of scanned documents available while completing the application:

  • Photograph
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate, NRID/MyKad (Malaysians) and Passport Details Page (International)
  • Medical Report and Hepatitis B Blood Test Results
  • Confidential Statement
  • Final or Forecast Results from Current Pre-University Institution (i.e A-Levels, IB, AUSMAT, STPM etc)
  • IELTS/ TOEFL/GCE O-Level (1119 English)
  • IGCSE/ SPM Results
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • FOR MATURE STUDENTS: Also University Transcript