We have designed the course to reflect its patient focus from the very beginning.
Phase 1 comprises Years 1 and 2 of your course. The teaching is integrated so that you learn all disciplines (anatomy, physiology etc.) within the context of a patient's presentations. This includes:
- Early clinical apprenticeship with clinical attachments and development of clinical skills
- Integrated teaching of molecular and cellular science and systems of the body
- Integrated teaching on infection, pharmacology and therapeutics
- Social, behavioural and population sciences
For Phase 2 (Years 3, 4 and 5), your clinical learning evolves through apprenticeship:
- Year 3: 12-week placements in hospital medicine, hospital surgery and primary care
- Year 4: Speciality blocks including child health, mental health and cancer care
- Year 5: Foundation assistantships in hospital and community placements to hone skills before working as a doctor
You will select components in Years 3 and 5 to support your career aspirations, and there will be elective opportunities in Year 5, offering you the chance to do something different.