Welsh Provision in the Medical School

All students who choose to study at the Medical School have the opportunity to:

  • Opt for a Welsh language interview when applying for a place
  • Choose to work with a Welsh-speaking mentor if on a course with a placement element, where available
  • Have a Welsh-speaking personal tutor, where available
  • Submit some assignments through the medium of Welsh

Those not able to speak Welsh will be given the opportunity to follow our Welsh for Medicine beginners course, and be given support and guidance if they desire to learn more about Welsh language and culture.

 

Caring through Welsh app

This interactive App devised for mobile phones is based on an adaption of the book ‘Caring through Welsh’ by Dr Angharad Jones, Swansea University, and based on the booklet ‘Wneith Hyn Ddim Drwg…’ by Carwen Earles, Swansea University. The App can be used by students, academics and health care practitioners and can be downloaded free from iTunes and the App Store. Being available on easy-to-use and popular devices means that there is a potential to further increase its use.

Welsh Medium Placement Opportunities

Welsh Medium Placement Opportunities Map

From September 2014, Welsh speaking students will be able to register for the module 'Doctor as a Professional' in Welsh, in all four years. This is a 50 credit bearing module, and will give students ample opportunity to use their Welsh whilst out on clinical placements across Wales.