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.

 MG 3340

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 one, 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 two and three.

Clinical placement sites often include:

  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Guy’s & 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

2017/18 Term Dates*

Year of study Term Day Date   Day Date Weeks/Days
1 Term 1 Monday September 25th 2017 to Friday December 15th 2017 11 weeks
Term 2 Monday January 8th 2018 to Friday March 16th 2018 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday April 9th 2018 to Friday July 27th 2018 10 weeks

*Term dates vary year on year and are subject to change


Last Updated: Thursday, 08 October 2015 16:10