At St George’s we offer a broad range of learning environments which include traditional lecture-tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching methods include classroom-based learning, simulated practical exercises, case-based learning, individual and group working, and clinical placements. You will also benefit from the support of a personal tutor, peer-group learning and a range of web-based learning materials and online discussion forums.
Clinical placements are undertaken in a variety of healthcare environments, including acute NHS hospital trusts, community-based services, mental health trusts, and private hospitals. The supervised, hands-on experience you get with patients on placement is the best and only way to consolidate your learning.
On placement, you might specialise in neurological or cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal work, in amputee rehabilitation, paediatrics or orthopaedics.
In year 1, you get a feel for what’s coming by visiting third year students on placement. Assessed, five-week clinical placement blocks take place in years 2 and 3.
Clinical placement sites often include:
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
University College Hospitals NHS Trust
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.