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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 deliveredsimultaneously in an integrated patient-focused manner.
The course aims to give students a knowledge of the medical sciences with a focus onclinical relevance and allow student to develop the ability to think about clinicalscenarios / problems not only from an evidence-based scientific approach but alsofrom the point of view of patients.
The medical course is split into the following components:
Phase 1: This part of the course involves learningof the body systems in terms biochemistry, anatomy (via dissection practicals) andphysiology, etc. During this time you will alsocover Public Health education and Medical Ethics. The clinical side of this phase willinvolve integrated clinical demonstrations and learning basic clinical competencies. Youwill also have hospital and GP placements acrossthe first year in addition to Student Selected Components (SSCs).
Phase 2a: The first half of Phase 2 will involve aresearch project, GP placements and basic clinical procedure training. There will alsobe further learning of pathology, immunology,microbiology, investigation and diagnosis and presentation of diseases, pharmacology andtherapeutics, etc.
Phase 2b: You will then move onto doing basicclinical skills training in patient history-taking and physical examination in additionto clinical attachments in hospitals, out-patientclinics and surgical operating theatres as well as a SSC.
Phase 3: This third phase involves learning in thefollowing disciplines: Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, etc. Studentalso have clinical placements in GPs (communityplacements) and hospitals as well as projects, group presentations and SSCs.
Phase 4: This last part of the course is focussedon learning in preparation for the roles and responsibilities of a Foundation Doctor.This includes Longitudinal Integrated Placementsand a Student Assistantship offered to students as further preparation for FY1.
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