St George’s University of London Electives

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St George’s University of London Electives

St George’s University of London Electives

 

 

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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

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

DeliveryWeeksModules/placements
Taught12Broad introductory syllabus covering all modules, themes and teaching strands. First two days in each of the first ten weeks involve interprofessional education
ClinicalHalf day general practice and community visits
Taught5Life Support Module (Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems)
Clinical2Good Medical Practice Clinical Attachment (Paediatrics and Geriatrics, Medicine, Surgery)
Taught6Life Maintenance Module (Endocrine and Alimentary Systems, Kidney and Body Fluids, Metabolism)

 Typical year one clinical sciences learning week

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday Friday
Case-based learning tutorialExpert tutorialsAnatomyAnatomy and dissection roomLectures
LecturesLecturesFREEClinical skills and communicationSmall group tutorial

Year two

DeliveryWeeksModules/placements
Taught5Life Structure module (Musculoskeletal and Integument, Genetics)
Clinical2Good Medical Practice clinical placement continuation
Taught5Life Control module (Neuroscience and Psychiatry)
Self-directed6Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers
Taught6Life Cycle module (Inheritance, Reproduction, Growth, Ageing and Disability)
Clinical2Good Medical Practice clinical placement (continuation)
Taught5Life Protection module (Infection, Immunity, Mechanisms of Disease)
Self-directed6Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers

Year three (transition)

DeliveryWeeksModules/attachments
Problem based learning6Life Support, Life Cycle
Clinical6 Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)
Problem based learning6Life Control, Life Structure
Clinical6Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)
Problem based learning6Life Protection, Life Maintenance
Clinical6Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)
Self-directed6Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers.
4Clinical 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.