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Medicine at Aston is a five-year course that takes a patient-centre approach to their medical teaching. There is some early exposure to the clinical setting which in the first two years is limited to the primary care setting.
The course is split into two phases. In the first phase, during the first two years, you learn the Fundamentals of Medicine through a systems-based approach as well as modules on pathology, pharmacology and public and global health. You also develop certain clinical skills (e.g. consultation and diagnostic reasoning skills) and clinical knowledge through teaching and placements in a GP setting.
In the second phase, over the final three years, the majority of clinical learning happens during more extensive placements in hospitals, GPs and other healthcare settings to expand clinical education. Student will receive teaching and education across the medical and surgical disciplines throughout these three years. After the final year, students can take up an elective abroad or in the UK as well as a foundation assistantship in preparation for the Foundation Programme they will enter soon after.
Students will also undertake Student-Selected Components (SSCs) to allows them a chance to study in an field of interest which includes a Health Leadership module (in association with the Aston Business School) which will lead to additional certification for the student. Research-based SSCs are also offered to give students a taste of clinical research at the Aston Medical Research Institute.
Hi aspiring medics,
I am Ronald Nam, second year medical student at Aston University. Aston is a really young medical school, and in fact, I am the second cohort of this brand new medical school. Located in the heart of Birmingham, one of the biggest cities in the UK, and the inclusivity and support from the programme team allow students to raise the voice and shape Aston Medical School together - makes Aston truly unique. In terms of teaching, Aston has a strong emphasis in clinical medicine. Seniors and educators who worked with us are very impressed by our clinical knowledge. If you are a student who wants to study in a big city, like to share ideas to shape this young medical school, and wants to be an effective doctor; Aston is for you!
大家好，我是Aston University的二年級醫學生，你如果有任何有關Aston Medical School 的疑問，歡迎透過此平台發問。
-by Ronald H.K. Nam current medical student at Aston Medical School
Hi, I’m Tommy and I’m a second-year medical student at Aston medical school. In comparison to others, Aston medical school is relatively new yet that is exactly what forms a unique, inclusive relationship between the programme team and students, working together to strike for excellence. From personal experience, I know the pathway of applying to medicine is not easy at all, but not to worry because ‘every day we can only do our best’
大家好, 我是Aston University的二年級醫學生, 任何疑問歡迎透過這平台發問.
-by Tommy WK Li, Medical student at Aston Medical School
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