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Course structure

Our dynamic three phase programme

Themes and disciplines

The curriculum has four themes: applied life sciences; clinical skills and reasoning; health and society; and professionalism; and is structured in blocks around body systems and clinical specialities.

In Phase I (years 1 and 2), each system is studied for about four weeks, and you revisit these throughout your five years of study to refresh and deepen your understanding as the course progresses.

The blocks you will study focus on: pathology, immunology and cancer; respiration, cardiovascular medicine and dermatology; gastrointestinal medicine, metabolic and renal medicine; reproduction and child health; mental health; and musculoskeletal and nervous systems, special senses and elderly persons’ medicine.

You'll learn to apply your increasing theoretical knowledge to clinical problems and to consider the wider aspects of health in society, effective communication with colleagues and patients and the ability to manage healthcare resources.

Sample first year timetable

Sample first year timetable
  Monday TuesdayWednesday Thursday  Friday
9am-10am Self-directed learning Lecture Scholarship and Special Interest Programme Lecture Self directed learning
10am-11am Resource session Lecture Scholarship and Special Interest Programme Lecture Self directed learning
11am-1pm Self-directed learning Lecture Scholarship and Special Interest Programme Biopractical or self-directed learning Lecture
2pm-3.30pm Problem based learning Clinical placement Free Problem based learning Self directed learning or workshops
4pm-5.40pm Clinical skills practice Clinical placement Free Clinical skills practice Self directed learning or workshops