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.

 MG 4908

This course 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, delivery of these themes is achieved 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 in healthcare trusts across south London.

In year three (penultimate year) and year four (final year) clinical attachments take precedence, with complementary lectures, again, running in parallel. Your exposure to clinical environments is maximised within hospitals, primary care trusts and other community based healthcare services.

In the final year all students undertake an elective. This is an opportunity to explore 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.

Year one

Delivery  Weeks Module/placement
Introductory module
Life Cycle, Life Protection
Life Support, Life Maintenance
  12 Life Structure, Life Control
Placements      Interspersed one-day visits

Typical year one clinical sciences learning week

Monday    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PBL tutorials Lectures (relating to current case) Community visits/GP/ personal and professional development PBL tutorials Anatomy/single- site activities
expert forum
Independent learning/visits Patient and doctor clinical and communication skills  Free  Independent learning/visits Single site activities

Year two (transition)

Delivery  Weeks Modules/placements (undertaken on rotation)
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 attachments 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 attachments 6 Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or
General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)
Self-directed   6 Student selected component; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and gain insight into possible careers
  Clinical Assessment

Year three (penultimate)

Weeks  Modules/attachments (undertaken on rotation)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Specialities (ENT, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology)
Neurology/Disability/Stroke/Palliative Care
12 General Medicine/General Surgery including Cardiology
Clinical Assessment

Year four (final)

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

Last Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:14