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Newcastle offers a five-year, integrated medical course. The teaching incorporates lectures, tutorials, labs and workshops and students receive early clinical exposure.
In the first and second year, students learn the fundamentals of medical science, professionalism and ethics. Students also receiving training in basic clinical skills and are taught in a case-based learning manner to allow students to integrate the knowledge across their modules to establish all-encompassing clinical contexts as part of their understanding. Education in these years are primarily campus-based.
From the third to fifth year, clinical educationexpands through a multitude of placements across different primary and secondary healthcare settings. During the latter years students also take part in Student-Selected Components (SSCs), assistantships and clerkships as part of training in preparation for future practice in the Foundation practice. There is also an elective period during the final years of the course to allow students a chance to explore Medicine in a new setting.
Student also have the opportunity to intercalate to obtain a BSc or Master’s degree. There is pronounced research-focus at Newcastle throughout the medical education and opportunities to get involved in research through projects or the Master’s intercalated degree.
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