Thanks a lot to all of you for the help. I have done exactly this and checked the Manchester University website in regards to what is done during the first year and it says the following:
Phase one (years 1 and 2)
You will study the foundations of the biological, social, behavioural and clinical sciences underpinning medicine. However, within a few weeks of starting your scientific studies you will be meeting patients in the community and in teaching hospitals.
During phase one you will be based mostly on the University of Manchester's Oxford Road campus, with visits to centres of excellence, community settings and teaching hospitals across the North West. At the start of the course you are introduced to the learning processes necessary for successful study at university and you will learn the communication skills needed to equip you for early clinical experiences.
Phase one is divided into four modules, the content of which relate to the overall curriculum themes of doctor as scientist and scholar, doctor as practitioner and doctor as professional, as stipulated by the General Medical Council. Each module is divided into a series of topics that can take the form of one or more cases. The cases contextualise learning to prepare you for the way that doctors meet patient problems. The approach to learning around cases will develop your skills in collaborative group working and in independent learning.
Phase one places an emphasis on practical work, including anatomy dissection, physiology and pharmacology practical classes, clinical experience and personal development activities that are designed to introduce you to the skills and attitudes necessary to become a successful junior doctor.
You will learn about the body through detailed studies of molecules, cells, tissues and organs and the systems that control their activities. The modules are partially system-based. In the Life Cycle module you will study the cellular and molecular processes that underlie reproduction, development and growth. In addition, you will explore the immune system and the pathophysiology of genetic disease and cancer. The Cardiorespiratory Fitness module focuses on the chest and the function of the heart, lungs and blood.
There are also opportunities for you to begin developing a Personal Excellence Path for your special interests in medicine. These support literature appraisal, academic writing, team-working and presentation skills.
Clinical case-based learning
The course uses mixed learning methods but the key Manchester approach is the study of clinical cases in small groups to emphasise enquiry, discussion, self-education, and the development of critical faculties and communication skills; all essential skills for doctors.
Learning anatomy is fundamental to becoming a good doctor. The School uses whole body cadavers and dissection to teach anatomy. A completely different way of learning from solely studying text books and attending lectures, the practical experience offered by using cadavers and dissection will teach you how the human body works and how systems of the body work together.
If you find this approach challenging, support is available from tutors. However, most students find it an excellent way of learning anatomy and that the experience gained is invaluable in clinical practice.
Video: Learning anatomy through dissection
So pretty much what you lot said, I will borrow a book from the library and see if I can contact current Manchester medics in regards to the books they currently use. As the course is mainly PBL, to what depth should I read into to have the required knowledge a doctor need. Like I was looking at the link posted by @dipper139 and in one of the respiration videos in glycolysis which I have done to a basic level at college mentions every single enzyme and the name of every single molecule as small changes are made to turn pyruvate into glucose. Do you learn everything to that much detail at medical school?
Also since I have posted to on here what the Universities website says, what would you think my best cause of action should be now.
I would like to thank you very much in advance for your help it is truly appreciated.