This course will equip you with the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practice medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment.

 

Medicine MBBS is underpinned by four main themes:

  • basic and clinical sciences
  • patient and doctor
  • community and population health
  • personal and professional development

In the early years these themes are delivered through six modules: Life Cycle; Life Protection; Life Support; Life Maintenance; Life Structure; and Life Control.

In years one and two, the emphasis is on lectures, tutorials and group activity with short clinical and community-based placements.

From year three the emphasis shifts away from lecture-based activity to a combination of problem based learning and student-selected components, rotating with clinical attachments. Clinical attachments from year three onwards are primarily based at the healthcare trusts as listed previously, but also at hospitals and other community-based sites in south London and the south-east of England.

You have the opportunity in your fourth year to undertake an Intercalated BSc of your choice.

In years four and five the focus is heavily on clinical attachments, again with complementary lectures running in parallel. You have maximum exposure to clinical environments in hospitals, primary care trusts and other community-based attachments.

Within the final year all students undertake an elective. This is an opportunity for you to explore, in a practical setting, an aspect of medicine of particular interest to you, anywhere in the world. Elective plans are reviewed and approved by an academic member of staff, and a report is written upon completion. Read more about our elective options.

Year one

Delivery   Weeks Modules/placements
Taught 12 Broad introductory syllabus covering all modules, themes and teaching strands. First two days in each of the first ten weeks involve interprofessional education
Clinical     Half day general practice and community visits
Taught   5 Life Support Module (Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems)
Clinical   2 Good Medical Practice Clinical Attachment (Paediatrics and Geriatrics, Medicine, Surgery)
Taught   6 Life Maintenance Module (Endocrine and Alimentary Systems, Kidney and Body Fluids, Metabolism)

 Typical year one clinical sciences learning week

Monday      Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
Case-based learning tutorial  Expert tutorials Anatomy Anatomy and dissection room Lectures
Lectures Lectures FREE Clinical skills and communication Small group tutorial

 Year two

Delivery   Weeks Modules/placements
Taught  5 Life Structure module (Musculoskeletal and Integument, Genetics)
Clinical  2 Good Medical Practice clinical placement continuation
Taught 5 Life Control module (Neuroscience and Psychiatry)
Self-directed  6 Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers
Taught 6 Life Cycle module (Inheritance, Reproduction, Growth, Ageing and Disability)
Clinical  2 Good Medical Practice clinical placement (continuation)
Taught  5 Life Protection module (Infection, Immunity, Mechanisms of Disease)
Self-directed 6 Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers

Year three (transition)

Delivery   Weeks Modules/attachments
Problem based learning  6 Life Support, Life Cycle
Clinical   6  Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)
Problem based learning 6 Life Control, Life Structure
Clinical  6 Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)
Problem based learning  6 Life Protection, Life Maintenance
Clinical   6 Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)
Self-directed  6 Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers.
 
 
Clinical Assessment

Optional Intercalated BSc

Selecting the option to study an Intercalated BSc allows you to advance your coverage of a variety of topics and undertake in-depth research, resulting in the award of a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours). You are supervised by academic and research staff in individual research laboratories. Entry is competitive and selection is based on academic results.

A number of opportunities are also available for students who wish to intercalate at an alternative institution.

Modules
 
Biology of Cancer Clinical Neuroscience
Clinical Aspects of Birth Defects Development and Disease
Leadership in Disaster Medicine Diagnostic Microbiology
Clinically Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy Science of Reproduction
Cloning, Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine Behavioural Medicine
Therapeutics: protein to patient
 

Year four (penultimate)

Weeks Attachments (undertaken on rotation)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatrics
Specialities (ENT, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology)
Psychiatry
Neurology/Disability/Stroke/Palliative care
12  General Medicine/General Surgery including Cardiology
4   Clinical Assessment
 

Year five (final)

Weeks  Attachments (undertaken on rotation)
Advanced Clinical Practice
Student Selected Component
10  Assistant House Officer attachments (five weeks each of Medicine and Surgery)
General Practice
4 A&E and Emergency Medicine
Critical Care and Anaesthetics
Public Health
Clinical Finals Assessment
6 Elective
3 F1 preparation

Last Updated: Monday, 22 December 2014 12:05

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