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Sheffield offers a five-year integrated medical course whose teaching involves lectures, practical teaching, small-group work, tutorials, seminars and clinical teaching in GPs, hospitals and clinics. The clinical and scientific education is delivered simultaneously in an integrated patient-focused manner.
The course aims to give students a knowledge of the medical sciences with a focus on clinical relevance and allow student to develop the ability to think about clinical scenarios / problems not only from an evidence-based scientific approach but also from the point of view of patients.
The medical course is split into the following components:
Phase 1: This part of the course involves learning of the body systems in terms biochemistry, anatomy (via dissection practicals) and physiology, etc. During this time you will also cover Public Health education and Medical Ethics. The clinical side of this phase will involve integrated clinical demonstrations and learning basic clinical competencies. You will also have hospital and GP placements across the first year in addition to Student Selected Components (SSCs).
Phase 2a: The first half of Phase 2 will involve a research project, GP placements and basic clinical procedure training. There will also be further learning of pathology, immunology, microbiology, investigation and diagnosis and presentation of diseases, pharmacology and therapeutics, etc.
Phase 2b: You will then move onto doing basic clinical skills training in patient history-taking and physical examination in addition to clinical attachments in hospitals, out-patient clinics and surgical operating theatres as well as a SSC.
Phase 3: This third phase involves learning in the following disciplines: Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, etc. Student also have clinical placements in GPs (community placements) and hospitals as well as projects, group presentations and SSCs.
Phase 4: This last part of the course is focussed on learning in preparation for the roles and responsibilities of a Foundation Doctor. This includes Longitudinal Integrated Placements and a Student Assistantship offered to students as further preparation for FY1.
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